Compliance Verification Activity Report: CV1920-323 - Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission

Overview

Compliance verification activity type: Field Inspection

Activity #: CV1920-323
Start date: 2019-09-17
End date: 2019-09-18

Team:

Regulated company: Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission

Operating company: Enbridge Inc.

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Rationale and scope:

Safety oversight of operation activities McMahon Gas Plant and the Dawson Creek Gas Plant. Follow-up on items observed in previous inspections such as Positive Air Shut Off verification / procedures, crane certification / inspections and documentation for use. In addition a general plant inspection was conducted.

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Facility details

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Regulatory requirements

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Observations (no outstanding follow-up required)

Observation 1 - Safety Observations at McMahon Plant:

Date & time of visit: 2019-09-17 09:30

Discipline: Safety Management

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Observations:

Site Location for the McMahon Gas Plant is approximately 56.1461808 -120.6737034

NEB inspectors had previously received the Enbridge Corporate On-Line orientation. Inspectors then received the McMahon Plant specific orientation.  This orientation was very comprehensive and clearly presented.  It included as en example some of the following items:

Through discussions with management and union representatives, it was determined that there was a strong working relationship in the plant and that cooperation and understanding was openly expressed and addressed. 

Occupational Health and Safety and Environment (OHSE) Committee Meeting minutes for several consecutive meetings were reviewed.  Items that were introduced and discussed were itemized.  It was noticed that some items were carried over with no action or close-out date noted.  Items were also not placed in a listing of hierarchy of risk.  It was suggested that the items be placed in order of importance with a close out date and ongoing action on the items should be noted. 

The McMahon plant does have asbestos as it is an older plant.  A third party Asbestos abatement team is contracted to ensure it is properly handled and disposed of. Areas that have asbestos were painted with a blue "smurf" paint to identify and seal the contaminated area. 

The plant inspection was an accompanied inspection:

Labourer pipe shop:
Eye wash and fire extinguishers had been checked and were valid.
Lanyards and slings were in good shape, properly stored with no frays and weigh limits clearly visible.
House keeping was satisfactory and area was clean and orderly.
Egress was clear.
Crane log book was checked and found to be in good order and current, annual crane certification is kept with the maintenance supervisor
Flammable storage cabinet was vented to the outside
Extension cords were in good condition and stored properly

Warehouse:
Flammable storage cabinets were vented outside of the building.
Shelving was load rated
Very clean and orderly
Asbestos was identified and encapsulated
Fire extinguishers first aid supplies, eyewash stations are ensure into maintenance management system and satisfactory as to cleanliness and monthly inspections.
Forklift logbook checked, current and in good order

Millwright Shop:
Area was clean and orderly
A ground cable for the electrical welder was taken out of service as cable sleave was frayed the integrity was compromised.
Fire extinguishers had been inspected monthly.
A varsol wash/cleaning tank was noticed to not have a fusible link.  This was taken out of service.
Crane log book was checked and found to be in good order and current.

Electrical and Instrumentation Shop:
Area was clean and housekeeping was satisfactory.
A sling was taken out of service (frayed and weigh limit unreadable).
Crane log book was checked and found to be in good order and current

Bottle Storage Dock:
Area clean and clearly marked.  Bottles of flammables and oxidizers were chained and appropriately spaced.

Walk to and Control Room:
Heights of cable trays was clearly marked.
Confined space area were marked and secured.
Control room was clean and fire extinguishers had monthly and annual checks.
Control room staff were congenial

Gas Treating A&B:
Verified LOTO procedures and lock out cabinet and were satisfied.
Photo with lock tag on lock out was a good addition to system.
A designated operations safety person for a specific activity offered a single point of contact.
Scaffolding was tagged and in different stages of disassembly.
Inspected overhead crane and noticed the following:
Positive Air Shut Off (PASO) was verified on several diesel vehicles on site and a system for carding in equipment with PASO satisfactory monthly checks was being done on site as well as verification of PASO function test being done at security prior to entry.  System was found to be satisfactory.
 

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observation 2 - Safety Observations at Dawson Plant:

Date & time of visit: 2019-09-18 09:00

Discipline: Safety Management

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Facility:

Observations:

General safety inspection of the Dawson Gas plant

Site Location for the Dawson Gas Plant is approximately 55.7943687 -120.5231819
NEB inspectors had previously received the Enbridge Corporate On-Line orientation. Inspectors then received the Dawson Plant specific orientation.  This orientation was very comprehensive and clearly presented.  It included as en example some of the following items:

Through discussions with management and union representatives, it was determined that there was a strong working relationship in the plant and that cooperation and understanding was openly expressed and addressed which is consistent with the McMahon Gas Plant.

Occupational Health and Safety and Environment (OHSE) Committee Meeting minutes for several consecutive meetings were reviewed.  Items that were introduced and discussed were itemized. 

The plant inspection was an accompanied inspection:

Side by side vehicles log books were checked and found to be current and in good order, Inspectors were told that all plant operations staff are qualified to operate these vehicles.

Cold Storage:
Clean and good housekeeping.
Shelves were marked for weigh capacity and were not over weighted.
inspected a forklift and it had pre inspection check list, instructions to operate and had valid yearly inspection conducted and certificate was with the equipment.

Maintenance shop:
Eye wash and fire extinguishers had been checked and were valid.
Lanyards and slings were in good shape, properly stored with no frays and weigh limits clearly visible.
House keeping was satisfactory and area was clean and orderly.
Egress was clear.
3 Ton Crane log book was checked and found to be in good order and current, all components matched and were labeled, annual crane certification is kept with the maintenance supervisor.
Flammable storage cabinet was vented to the outside.
Railings and toeboards were observed on all platforms and stairs.
Extension cords were in good condition and stored properly

Warehouse:
Flammable storage cabinets were vented outside of the building.
Shelving was load rated
Very clean and orderly
Asbestos was identified and encapsulated
Fire extinguishers first aid supplies, eyewash stations are ensure into maintenance management system and satisfactory as to cleanliness and monthly inspections.
Forklift logbook checked, current and in good order.

Electrical and Instrumentation Shop:
Area was clean and housekeeping was satisfactory.

Bottle Storage Dock:
Area clean and clearly marked.  Bottles of flammables and oxidizers were chained and appropriately spaced.

Amine Plant:
Hearing protection Signage was posted
All piping was labeled with product, flow and direction.
Oil pan drip trays were securely grounded

Maintenance Shop:
Overhead crane had all required documentation and had annual inspection completed.

De-Ethanizer Building
Checked Air pack, face mask, harness and bottle are in good order

Positive Air Shut Off (PASO) was verified on several diesel vehicles on site and a system for carding in equipment with PASO satisfactory monthly checks was being done on site as well as verification of PASO function test being done at security prior to entry. One vehicle was observed being stopped at security and a PASO verification was conducted.  The vehicle had a PASO but it failed to function test.  The vehicle was denied access to the site.  System was found to be satisfactory.

Compliance tool used: No compliance tool used

Observations (company follow-up required)

Identified non-compliances to company plans or procedures are non-compliances either to:

- the condition of an authorization document that requires the implementation of that plan or procedure; or

- the relevant section of the regulations that requires implementation of that plan or procedure including those sections that require implementation of plans or procedures as a part of a Program