EnLink’s Operations, Engineering, Operational Excellence, and Environmental, Health, and Safety teams work to operate our assets in a way that maximizes efficiency and provides safe, reliable operations for our customers. We strive to ensure the integrity of our assets, prioritize safety, and minimize our environmental impact throughout our systems.
Mechanical and Pipeline Integrity
EnLink’s dedicated Asset Integrity Management team utilizes compliance-focused programs and practices that guide our approach and commitment to asset safety. We regularly invest in monitoring, maintenance, and controls that help us safely and reliably deliver energy products and serve our customers.
Our processes include pipeline smart tool runs, pressure testing, cathodic protection, and robust corrosion management. Our Pipeline Integrity team routinely performs tests that exceed regulatory requirements, reducing risk and increasing our ability to reliably transport products. Our Pipeline Control Room monitors our pipeline system 24/7 by utilizing the latest technology such as leak detection monitoring software, which reduces response time to potential incidents and increases our asset and system reliability.
Through these practices and technologies, our efforts drive down risks and ensure what’s in the pipe, stays in the pipe. EnLink further protects our assets through a robust mechanical integrity program, whose standards are aligned with many governing bodies, including the American Petroleum Institute, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration requirements.
EnLink has extensive pipeline and tank inspection and testing programs that adhere to industry standards. In the event incidents do occur, we believe in using situations as learning opportunities. Our clearly defined investigative process is focused on identifying root causes and determining any appropriate corrective or preventative actions.
Leak Detection, Inspection, and Spill Prevention Program
EnLink designs and constructs our facilities according to company, engineering, and industry standards. In addition, our assets are operated in a compliant and ethical manner to prevent and minimize spills and releases. These standards and programs include:
- Facility design standards
- Asset integrity equipment inspections
- Installation of containment systems
- Annual emergency preparedness training
- Spill prevention control and countermeasure plan
- Emergency response plans, including facility-specific plans, and conducting tabletop & full-scale emergency response drills
EnLink’s operating assets are monitored and surveilled daily by operations personnel focused on the detection of leaks, damage, equipment shutdowns, and other potential hazards or issues. We perform aerial patrols to inspect our pipeline rights-of-way, supplement our leak detection program, and help to identify high consequence areas. Additionally, EnLink’s compressor stations utilize vibration monitoring for preventive maintenance and performance enhancement.
EnLink’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) equips employees with a suite of applications that communicate real-time data in the field and on location, helping EnLink’s field teams execute tasks safely. Our GIS technology provides access to live system pressures, land survey and access data, construction and project status, engineering details, emergency response plans, and weather radar. Providing quick and easy access to this data allows for increased productivity and efficiency, asset and system reliability, safe operations, and quicker response times by EnLink’s teams.
More in the "Responsible Operations" section:
- Responsible Operations Overview
- Energy Use and Emissions
- Environmental Performance & Stewardship
- GoalZERO Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
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