Call Before You Dig
One easy phone call to 811 starts the process to get underground pipelines and utility lines marked for FREE. Once underground lines have been marked for your project, you will know the approximate location of pipelines and utility lines, and can dig safely. More information regarding 811 can be found at Call811.
What are the potential hazards of pipeline accidents?
Fortunately, pipeline accidents are extremely rare, but they can occur. Petroleum products are flammable and potentially hazardous and explosive under certain conditions. LOOP undertakes many prevention and safety measures to ensure the integrity of our pipeline systems.
Maintaining safety and integrity of pipelines
LOOP invests significant time and capital in maintaining the quality and integrity of our pipeline systems. Most active pipelines are monitored 24 hours a day via manned control centers, and we also utilize aerial surveillance and/or on-ground observers to identify potential dangers. Control center personnel continually monitor the pipeline system and assess changes in pressure and flow as a safety precaution.
Responding to an Emergency
To prepare for an incident, LOOP regularly communicates plans and trains with local emergency responders. Upon the notification of an incident or leak, LOOP will immediately take steps to minimize the amount of product compromised and dispatch trained personnel to assist emergency responders. LOOP personnel and emergency responders are trained to protect life, property and facilities in the case of an emergency.