Centurion Pipeline conducts a comprehensive pipeline assessment and rehabilitation program to address U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for integrity management, focusing particularly on those areas that represent High Consequence Areas (HCAs).
Inspection typically consists of running a "smart pig" in the pipeline to assess wall thickness (metal loss due to corrosion) and other physical deterioration that may threaten integrity. Inspections may take from one to four days and the data processing analysis may take up to 6 months.
The necessary pipeline inspections and repairs are then scheduled on a priority basis. A pipeline that has undergone inspection and repair will typically be evaluated on a continuing five-year cycle. All Centurion Pipeline jurisdictional pipelines have been inspected and repaired, as necessary, as part of the program, and future inspections are scheduled to ensure pipeline integrity.