Active prevention policy

Preventing damage to pipelines by third parties

Requirement to provide notification of works

Most damage to natural gas transmission pipelines is caused by work carried out by third parties in the vicinity of this infrastructure. As a result, anyone wishing to carry out work close to our pipelines has the legal obligation to inform us of this in advance. Since 2006 they have been able to do this quickly and easily via the KLIP website or the CICC/KLIM website (Federal Cable and Pipeline Information Database).

More about the notification of works

 

Fluxys handles about 60,500 work notifications each year

Fluxys replies to all work notifications. A dedicated team using an efficient document management system handles about 60,500 notifications each year, informing the party submitting the notification whether or not there is a pipeline in the vicinity of the work. If there is, we also provide them with indicative location maps of Fluxys’ pipelines along with safety instructions.

 

Detailed inspections

More than 60 Fluxys patrol officers, based in eight regional operating sectors, inspect the pipeline system every day. There are three ways in which they do their rounds:

  • Car patrols to take measurements, find work that has not been announced and support contractors carrying out work in the vicinity of pipelines.
  • Once a year the whole pipeline system is checked on foot. 
  • Helicopter patrols to find work that has not been announced. These helicopter patrols have been stepped up since 2006.

> More about the helicopter patrols

 

Beacons indicating the presence of pipelines

Fluxys indicates the presence of a pipeline using beacons and markers placed along the route of the pipeline.

> More about the Fluxys' beacons

 

Providing information and raising awareness

Some work, however, is not announced and the safety instructions are not always followed. That is why Fluxys runs a range of programmes to provide information and raise awareness about how to work safely close to its infrastructure:

> More about the initiatives for municipalities
> More about the initiatives for the construction industry
> More about the initiatives for owners and operators of land where a Fluxys pipeline is located

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