Pipeline Safety

Wink to Webster Pipeline LLC is committed to designing, constructing, operating and maintaining a safe and reliable pipeline system. We will meet or exceed safety, design, construction and operating standards throughout the project.

Wink to Webster Pipeline system will have:

  • A route developed and constructed to minimize the impact to the environment, landowners and the public
  • New domestic line pipe manufactured to meet or exceed industry standards and specifications
  • X-ray examination of all pipeline welds during construction to verify integrity prior to placing the line into service
  • Installation at greater depths than required to reduce the risk of third-party damage
  • Internal and external integrity assessments prior to and after placing the pipeline into service
  • A 24/7/365 monitoring and control system that uses sophisticated computers, alarms and other technologies designed to immediately implement protective measures
  • A cathodic protection system designed to guard against corrosion and help ensure its ongoing integrity
  • Regular aerial surveillance and ground patrols of the line once in operation

Integrity Management

Federal pipeline safety regulations include requirements for operators of certain pipelines to develop and implement comprehensive integrity management programs.

Wink to Webster’s robust Integrity Management Program (IMP) is an important tool that supports our compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. The primary objectives of the IMP include providing a structure for performing integrity assessments; integrating data from multiple sources; making repairs; identifying, prioritizing and managing risk; and implementing preventive and mitigative actions.

Our Integrity Management Program:

  • Utilizes state-of-the-art inspection methods to support the integrity of Wink to Webster Pipeline;
  • Evolves continuously to allow for the adoption of new technologies and industry-leading practices;
  • Undergoes regular review by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and company professionals; and
  • Is customized to account for the Wink to Webster Pipeline’s history, operating context and environment.

Many of the highly trained professionals who oversee the IMP are leaders in their respective fields and often serve on industry committees tasked with improving pipeline operating standards. We devote substantial resources to maintain the program, employ experts and invest in the research and deployment of advanced technology to continuously improve our performance.

First Responder Training Events

The Wink to Webster pipeline system collaborates closely with emergency response personnel is communities along the route to ensure everyone is prepared to safely and effectively handle the unlikely emergency. ExxonMobil, who will operate the Wink to Webster pipeline on behalf of the JV, partnered with Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to offer a FREE HasMat Liquid Pipeline & Industrial Fire Emergencies training for emergency response personnel.

Each two-day course provided specific tactical approaches for handling industrial emergency incidents and practical hands-on live fire exercises to introduce and reinforce the tactical methods required to mitigate an industrial emergency incident.

Hear firsthand experiences from local emergency responders who have participated in Tactical and Incidence Response Training – and know the value it brings to Texas communities.

Trainings like these helps ensure the safety of first responders, our communities and the environment along the route.


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