Control Room Management
Enhance the safe and reliable operation and continuous monitoring of pipeline systems.
These are the sophisticated control centres where all pipeline operations are monitored using SCADA systems (supervisory control and data acquisition), similar to those used for air traffic control and space missions. Highly trained personnel monitor flow, pressure and many other features specific to the operations of a pipeline, 24/7, 365 days a year.
CEPA members have made the following commitments to continuously improve control room procedures:
- Apply leading practices to advance control room management.
- Ensure controllers are fully competent and qualified in their roles and undergo continual retraining and requalification.
- Ensure controllers have the obligation and authority to take appropriate action to ensure safety for people, environment and property.
- Monitor critical process and equipment conditions 24/7 to prevent or respond to normal, abnormal and emergency conditions.
- Educate controllers and frontline supervisors to recognize and manage the effects of human fatigue.
- Ensure controllers’ workloads are appropriate so they are able to respond to any condition that occurs on a shift.
- Use industry best practices to ensure controllers have the right information to make timely and informed decisions.
The Integrity First cycle ensures that each priority is put through a six-stage cycle that is supported by CEPA and built on a solid foundation of strategic communications and change management.
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In 2017, CEPA members invested more than $1.6 billion in maintenance and monitoring of their Canadian pipeline systems.