Grey Owl Engineering offers expertise in evaluating pipeline systems and selecting detection systems (LDS) for new and existing pipeline infrastructure. The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) have reported that corrosion, construction defects, and cracking are the leading cause of all pipeline incidents in Canada. In today's regulatory and envrionmental landscape, pipeline leaks are not to be accepted, yet as reported on CBC News "In 2015, about 16 barrels of crude oil spilled from pipelines..." "Meanwhile, 121.3 million cubic feet of natural gas leaked." Alberta's aging pipeline infrastructure suggests that pipeline corrosion risk is at an all-time high , and therefore pipeline leak detection system engineering, design, and implementation are paramount. Following over 20 investigations on pipeline leaks in Alberta over the past 3 years, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is urging operating companies to step up their game in leak detection for multiphase and produced water pipelines.
When it comes to leak detection of in-situ pipelines, there is a vast number of differing options that can be implemented. These options range from simple to quite complex. With Grey Owl Engineering's leading technical expert in pipeline engineering, Dr.Stephen Ramsay, we are uniquely positioned to efficiently weigh the pros and cons of each appropriate option. We make it a priority to include the client in all important decisions to ensure efficiency in the LDS selection process. Grey Owl's team then proceeds with the engineering, design,and implementation of the highest quality and most cost effective solutions available in the marketplace today.