Safety Starts at the Top
Safety is our top priority at TransCanada, which begins before construction with the selection of high-quality materials and the use of best practice techniques to ensure the integrity of our pipelines. We implement state-of-the-art leak detection systems, elevated safety features, and are the only company in North America that regularly uses automated ultrasonic testing of our pipes to check for irregularities before they go into service.
Conversion versus Construction
- The Energy East Pipeline will involve making roughly 3,000 kilometres of natural gas pipeline suitable for oil transportation, and building roughly 1,400 kilometres of new pipeline.
- TransCanada has safely and successfully converted pipelines in the past, including Line One of the original natural gas mainline for the Keystone Pipeline.
TransCanada’s Operations Control Centre is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained operators manage the sophisticated monitoring equipment, which provides them with the ability to immediately stop the pipeline flow from the time sensors located along the pipeline detect an irregularity.