March 2022, Vol. 249, No. 3


Using Surface Loading Assessments for Third-Party Crossings

Special to P&GJ  A major North American transmission pipeline operator historically had its engineering team work with its Lands Department when third-party service providers submitted a request for approval if the request included completing any activities that involved vehicles crossing a pipeline.    These activities included new construction, new roadways, digging, etc. The operator used the support of a third-party service provider to conduct the necessary surface loading assessments. The service provider would use the CEPA Calculator, which is the industry standard surface loading evaluation tool, to determine if the reported existing depth of cover, with a minimum of 4.5 feet (1

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