Sun-Canadian Restarts Ontario Pipeline

January 2014, Vol. 241 No. 1

Sun-Canadian Pipe Line restarted its pipeline in Sarnia, Ontario following approval by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) that provides public safety services on behalf of the government of Ontario.

The approval came after release of an independent laboratory analysis conducted by Kiefner & Associates of Ohio regarding the cause of the Sept. 10, 2013 diesel spill at the Vidal Street and Churchill intersection. The report found the cause of the failure to be due to external metal loss due to corrosion.

The restart is taking place under conditions imposed by the TSSA. This work will include multiple inline inspections and detailed analysis of those results to determine any at-risk areas along the pipeline. Investigative digs will take place to expose these areas and make necessary repairs.

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