Pipeline Integrity Digs and Dewatering

NCS Fluid Systems diverting water for a pipeline integrity dig

NCS Fluid Systems diverting water for a pipeline integrity dig

An integrity dig is when a section of pipeline is excavated to offer pipeline operators an up-close view of the pipeline to determine if a restore or replacement is required. The manner begins while a routine inspection detects cracks and or deficiencies in the pipeline. If a capability flaw is identified, the operator evaluates and takes the desired steps to make certain the continuing integrity of the pipeline – consisting of an integrity dig.  Canada’s substantial network of pipelines transport thousands and thousands of litres of oil and gasoline under our feet every day. NEB (National Energy Board) has an interactive pipeline map which shows location of these pipelines.  Using this interactive tool, Canadians can now easily see in where pipelines are located and find vital associated safety facts.

In order for pipelines to transport the energy we need across the country, pipelines must sometimes cross rivers, creeks, water bodies and or in areas where a high-water table may cause issues if excavated.

NCS Fluid Handling Systems is an industry leader and has a proven track record in helping operators reduce downtime by effectively utilizing all our proprietary dewatering techniques.   

Our engineered wellpointing dewatering systems can be installed alongside any excavation, removing any groundwater that is present.  Typically, well points are vertically installed but, in some cases, using special trenching technology, NCS can run horizontal well point dewatering piping. In either case, the well points are placed under vacuum and connected to a drainage header system; this system may need to include settlement tanks or filtration and possibly discharge permits.

NCS Fluid Systems also has a proven history of diverting water when Integrity digs are performed under rivers, creeks and or water bodies.  Our process starts with a comprehensive review of the site location and terrain.  Then Our engineering design team provides a comprehensive "Diversion Plan" or “Bypass Pumping Plan" with a job specific summary, providing all the project specific details. These plans consider the river or creek flow, ground water conditions, and water table levels and if required filtration and disposal locations.  The NCS team works closely with our clients and all government agencies to coordinate such items as fish movement activities. Our custom pumping systems will include Department of Fisheries and Oceans-approved suction assemblies, and flexible and adaptable solutions for any terrain we may encounter.

In continually striving to deliver our commitment to improving communication, offering solutions and remaining innovative, NCS Fluid Handling Systems works with pipeline operators to ensure pipelines are being maintained as quick as possible without compromising safety and the environment.