Routine Pipeline Maintenance on existing Trans Mountain Pipeline
Between Hinton, AB and Hargreaves, BC Week of August 27, 2018*
The Town of Hinton has received the below notice from Kinder Morgan Canada Limited, and is resharing it through our municipal channels to ensure residents are aware of work occuring in our area. For further information, please use the contact information provided.
You are receiving this notice as a neighbour of our Trans Mountain Pipeline. As part of our ongoing pipeline maintenance program, we routinely conduct inspections on our existing 1,150-km pipeline. We will be conducting an integrity tool run through a segment of the pipeline between our Hinton pump station (49526 Hwy 16 in Yellowhead County, AB) and our Hargreaves scraper trap facility (approximately 37 km NE of the Village of Valemount in BC). This work is scheduled to occur over the course of two days* during the week of August 27, 2018*.
This activity is not related to the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
The tool run will involve running a smart tool through the pipeline segment to collect important integrity data which will be analyzed to ensure ongoing safe and reliable operations. During the inspection, crew members will track the smart tool at various intervals along the pipeline right-of-way by placing above-ground markers at each tracking site shortly before tool arrival. The markers will be collected once the tool run is complete.
Although control measures are in place, neighbours may notice intermittent construction-type noise and periodic petroleum odours near both facilities during this work. Odours are unlikely, but should they occur, they will be temporary and their dispersal will be weather dependent. To report odours, please call 888-876-6711. We thoroughly investigate and follow up on all reports of odours.
We conduct all work under Environmental Protection and Emergency Response Plans to ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations and requirements.
* Timeline subject to change.
Comprehensive Safety Program
The Trans Mountain Pipeline has been safely and efficiently transporting crude oil and petroleum products for 65 years. Safety is our number one priority, and our comprehensive pipeline safety program includes a suite of preventative measures to ensure pipeline soundness and reliability, safety of the public and employees, and protection of the environment. These preventative measures include continuous 24/7 monitoring of the pipeline, corrosion protection and natural hazards management, damage prevention and public awareness programs, inline inspections and integrity management programs. It is our goal to ensure the pipeline continues to operate safely and reliably, while minimizing the impact of this work on both the public and the environment, and complying with all applicable standards and regulatory requirements. For more information about our safety & maintenance programs, visit www.kindermorgan.com/pipelinesafety.
For more information please contact:
In case of a pipeline emergency, call 24 hours 1-888-876-6711