Right-of-Way Surveillance and Monitoring

Right-of-way (ROW) surveillance, monitoring and timely reporting is a significant component of PMC’s Damage Prevention Program.

Damage Prevention’s Right-of-Way (ROW) Surveillance and Monitoring process supports the continued protection of buried infrastructure, safety and security of the public, employees, contractors and the environment through regularly scheduled aerial and ground patrols, followed by detailed and timely reporting.

We conduct ROW surveillance and monitoring activities, in conformance with provincial and federal regulations, to identify conditions and activities on and adjacent to the ROW, that could potentially affect the safe operation of the asset or could compromise the safety of those working or living nearby. In particular, conditions such as construction or non-standard agricultural activity, erosion, seismic activity, loss of cover, ground movement, evidence of leaks, land use changes, and unauthorized activities are identified and addressed, as required, through ROW surveillance and monitoring.

Patrol type and frequency are determined by these factors:

  • Regulatory requirements;

  • Pipeline diameter;

  • Operating pressure;

  • Service fluid;

  • Crossings (water, railway, road, major utilities or other pipelines);

  • Population density;

  • Terrain; and

  • Land use.

ROW surveillance and monitoring reflects our commitment to conducting operations in safe, secure and responsible manner.

If you have any questions please reach out to us at Damage.Prevention@plainsmidstream.com