Trans Mountain has a corporate policy to improve pipeline and facility integrity to protect the safety of the public, the environment and its employees. Integrity Management goals include:
- Promote the long term integrity of the pipeline system
- Conduct business in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
- Comply with applicable regulations and standards
- Demonstrate continuous improvement through the monitoring of performance measures and through annual risk assessments
Trans Mountain is a federally regulated company and, as such, is regularly audited by the National Energy Board (NEB). Any regulatory compliance gaps that are identified in these audits are tracked and addressed through a comprehensive Corrective Action Plan that remains in place until all items are completed. A similar process is followed during and after an internal audit.
The main components of Trans Mountain’s Pipeline Integrity Management program are hazard identification, hazard prevention, ongoing monitoring of hazards, pipeline control and monitoring, and spill volume reduction measures.