Pipeline and Terminal Integrity
To effectively coordinate the management of assets, Husky Midstream maintains a comprehensive Integrity Management Program (IMP), which follows the process of plan, execute, review and improve. Learning and responding to information gained through integrity programs, industry experience, audits and assessments helps improve the Company’s safety performance.
Husky Midstream’s IMP is the foundation for the effective implementation of procedures regarding pipeline leak detection measures, internal inspections, chemical injection and cathodic protection, monitoring of product quality, patrols of rights-of-way and risk assessments. For terminals, the integrity management program outlines the procedures to manage the pipeline control systems, metering and tankage inspections.
The wealth of knowledge employees have gathered over 50 years of operating energy infrastructure supplements the IMP. Husky Midstream employees and the management team are well trained and knowledgeable about the operation, maintenance and inspection of the Company’s crude oil transportation, terminalling, blending and natural gas assets.
Excavation and Installations
Pipeline markers indicate the general location, not how deep a pipeline is buried or how many lines are underground. Never assume the location or the depth of a pipeline.
Federal and provincial regulations require anyone planning to excavate near a pipeline right-of-way to first call the appropriate provincial One-Call toll-free number. The call should be made at least three days before any excavation work is planned.
The One-Call operator notifies all utilities – including the owner of the pipeline – of the excavation location and any underground utilities are marked above ground, free of charge.
Husky Midstream must be notified of any planned excavation on or near its right-of-way and a representative must be on-site to supervise.
For any installations across a Husky Midstream right-of-way, written permission from the Company is required. Written permission could take up to 10 business days.
Crossing Pipelines with Agricultural Vehicles and Equipment
Operating agricultural vehicles and equipment across Husky Midstream pipeline right-of-ways is permitted for the purposes of normal farming operations, such as plowing, cultivation, planting and harvesting. If equipment falls outside normal farming operations, Husky Midstream must be contacted to determine whether it can safely cross the right-of-way.