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Pipeline Emergency Preparedness & Training: What Would You Do? – Responding to a Security-Related Pipeline Incident

Security threats are an ever increasing concern for public and private sector entities, including pipeline operators. Cyber-attacks on pipeline control systems and intentional damage to physical assets have occurred in the past, and continue to be a threat.
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Pipeline Emergency Response Tactics: Preparing for and Responding to Breakout Tank Fires

Breakout tanks are found on pipeline systems transporting hazardous liquids. Consisting of various shapes, sizes, and construction types, all breakout tanks serve a common function - to relieve surges and temporarily store product transported by pipelines.
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Overview of Pipeline Systems: a Detailed Look at Terminal Operations

Terminals are a critical component of our nation’s energy infrastructure. The purpose of terminals is to store vital products needed to support our energy demands.
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Keeping Pipelines Safe/Practices & Protocols: the Role LEPCs and Local Government Play in Emergency Response Planning

Kinder Morgan seeks to maintain a strong working relationship with Local Emergency Planning Committee’s (LEPCs) on pipelines and facilities within its geographic footprint.
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“We hold day and night training monthly that includes tactics and strategies for major gas leaks.” – Lake City Fire Dept., Chief Randy Burnham

“We test with reality-based scenarios. Our Deputies respond to the chosen scene and scenario. They self-critique and group critique afterwards on the effectiveness of the drill.”

“I am both a Fire Chief and work at a Natural Gas utility in N.J. We have been integrating and enhancing our emergency response procedures and your articles seem to coincide with what we are doing. I like to show it’s not just me saying it, but a standard elsewhere.”

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WISER 5.4 Release Includes:

*More detailed bibliographies for much of the substance data

*Protective distance mapping now supports the export of KML (Keyhole Markup Language) on the WISER for Windows and WebWISER version

*Redesigned the WISER for Windows protective distance mapping capability

A set of WISER tutorial videos can be viewed here and videos can also be found in the training section of the NLM YouTube Channel.

NPMS iPhone app for PIMMA and Updates

The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) now includes Offshore gas transmission and hazardous liquids pipeline maps. Instructions are also available for requesting updated Drinking Water and Ecological USA data from the NPMS.

Did you Know...

811811 is the nationally recognized number to notify utilities of pending excavation activity so that utilities can properly locate underground assets. Locating services are free. Help us spread the word for safety ...Call 811 before you dig!


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