TransCanada is meeting the challenges of enhanced pipeline safety and reliability in a competitive environment by combining new technologies in an innovative way to help manage risk. TransCanada is building on existing capabilities with development of a new pipeline risk assessment system to identify and prioritize segments on the 38,000 km system that will require particular attention for condition monitoring and mitigation. The system wide risk-based system incorporates a data storage and maintenance asset, tools for risk analysis, as well as tools to view, summarize and learn from the data, including a geographical information system. First use of the new system occurred in 1999.

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