Safe Construction and Design

 

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Construction Site Remediation: After a pipeline is built, the pipeline is covered and topsoil replaced.
Welds connecting segments of pipe are inspected with an x-ray or ultrasonic scan to ensure there are no defects in the connection
 
Horizontal Directional Drilling
An assembled pipeline must still undergo pre-operational testing before it is allowed to go into service
 
Pipeline steel is certified as meeting quality requirements for toughness and strength
Pipeline construction personnel must have qualification certifications, which are checked as part of the pipeline inspection
 
 

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Pipelines are custom designed for their operating conditions, constructed with quality certified steel, assembled with qualified personnel, and pass multiple inspections before operation. #PipelineConstruction Click to Tweet
 
How are #pipelines designed and constructed to operate safely? Quality certified materials + Specially trained construction personnel. #PipelineConstruction Click to Tweet
 
#PipelineSafety begins before a pipeline is constructed, with certified steel that meets industry and federal quality requirements for toughness and strength. #PipelineConstruction Click to Tweet
 
After a new pipeline is assembled, inspected, and tested, it is covered and topsoil replaced. Land over a pipe in agricultural areas can even return to normal farming. #PipelineConstruction Click to Tweet
 
#DidYouKnow? Newly constructed pipelines avoid contact with major water bodies by tunneling deep beneath them. #PipelineConstruction Click to Tweet
 
#DidYouKnow? During #PipelineConstruction welds are inspected with an X-ray or ultrasonic scan to ensure there are no defects in the connection. Click to Tweet
 
#DidYouKnow? An assembled pipeline must still undergo pre-operational testing before it is allowed to go into service. #PipelineConstruction 
 
#Pipelines are designed to avoid environmentally sensitive areas.  One major project adjusted its originally proposed route over 140 times to avoid sensitive locations. #PipelineConstruction Click to Tweet
 
Pipeline planners prioritize preserving the local environment when they plan the routes for #pipeline construction. 
 
Before #pipeline construction begins, a thorough survey of the surrounding area is conducted to protect the local environment and bodies of water. Click to Tweet
 
Determining a pipeline’s route involves a team of engineers and architects studying factors ranging from the material of the pipeline to potential effects on the environment. #PipelineConstruction 
 
The team of specialists directing a #pipeline’s route runs through a list of factors, evaluating the best decisions for design and the smallest possible impacts. 
 

Additional Resources

Use these fact sheets online or in-person to educate your audience about liquid pipelines.
 

WATER CROSSINGSWater Crossings

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTIONPipeline Design and Construction

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONEnvironmental Protection