Each year, our trained technicians and contractors physically inspect a portion of our 21,000 km of gas pipelines. This activity is an important part of our gas pipeline monitoring to ensure safe, reliable, and consistent gas service. However, pipeline surveys require our technicians and contractors to walk on and near customer properties and traverse rough terrain. To help with these challenges, we are testing a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) for pipeline monitoring.
From September 10 – 25, 2022, our contractor, Current Surveillance Inc. (CSI), will perform aerial gas pipeline right-of-way and leak detection monitoring on our pipeline system. CSI will use a remotely piloted aircraft system or drone called the DJI Matrice 300. The DJI Matrice 300 drone is equipped with a Pulse Laser Methane Gas Detector and a Zenmuse Z-30 RGB Camera. The Pulse Laser Methane Gas Detector allows CSI to identify methane gas indicating a potential gas leak while the camera is used to help identify the exact location.
If you are an Apex customer within 100 metres of CSI’s activities, you will receive a written notification from CSI outlining details of their activities. Signage will be posted, and CSI trucks will be identifiable. However, if you have any questions or concerns about the aerial activities, please contact Apex at 1-866-222-2067 or CSI at 780-712-0155.