Safe Operation of Pipelines

To ensure the safe operation of its system, Dominion employs highly trained employees with years of experience to operate the system in accordance with federal, state and local government regulations. Our employees maintain a commitment and dedication to ensure we operate our facilities according to the highest safety standards.

Safe operation of the system is our primary consideration; we closely regulate the pressure at which our system operates to ensure that it is within limits established by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Doing so helps maintain the integrity of the pipeline and ensures the reliable, safe operation of the system.

The pipeline system is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, using sophisticated computer and telecommunications equipment to control the system. If problems are detected, appropriate action can be taken.

Pipeline operators make use of extensive safety systems and programs. These can include:

  • Computer-assisted control centers capable of detecting and interpreting pressure or flow changes in a pipeline.
  • Regular air patrols in low-flying aircraft by experienced pilots and observers.
  • Periodic ground patrols for detailed inspection of the pipeline environment.
  • Highly trained maintenance personnel located at strategic points along the pipeline.
  • Continuous monitoring of the products flowing through the pipeline.
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