Pipeline Consulting

 

EKpass is an international consulting and training firm operating globally from offices in Canada and the U.S. EKpass has extensive expertise in safe equipment operation methods as related to both pipeline and facilities construction.

 

Some examples of the services currently being performed are hoisting and lifting audits and assessments on-site (for both pipeline and facilities construction on various projects), steep slope operations support (guidelines and standards, safe work plan development, on-site support, training), provision of equipment specialists and more.

 

EKpass provides industry with support previously unavailable. In short, we close the gap between the absence of science, regulatory requirements and historical practices. Unfortunately, historical practices are often deemed to be best practice.

 

EKpass reconciles acceptable historical best practices and provides solid best practices where historical best practices are deficient or absent. This is done by effectively marrying the science behind operations and regulatory requirements with practical application on the job. This requires both in depth technical knowledge and experiential knowledge as well as a comprehensive understanding of equipment functionality and operating principles.

 

The EKpass business model is based on providing world class support in areas where the gap may be huge and the solutions are insufficient or clearly absent.

 

North America Toll Free: 1-800-638-9524

CONTACT US

Outside North America: 1+780-459-5850

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

North America Toll Free

1-800-638-9524

Outside North America

1+780-459-5850

  • Assessments

    Assessments and audits:

     

    • Safety or productivity related

     

    • As related to equipment operations, determine compliance or lack thereof with any combination of the following:

     

    • Regulatory body requirements (specific to geographic area in question)
    •  
    • Client policies and requirements
    •  
    • Contractor policies and requirements
    •  
    • Industry best practices as related to equipment operation
    •  
    • Also includes development of protocols for use during auditing

     

  • Expert Witness

    EKpass provides expert witness services including investigation, testimony, and technical briefings. Contact us for more information.

  • Incident Investigation

    Among our other consulting and training services related to mobile equipment, EKpass provides initial response and investigation of incidents involving all types of mobile equipment, including hoisting/crane/and pipelayer operations.

     

    During these engagements EKpass utilizes information, experience, and knowledge gained during more than 22 years of global operator training and consulting.

     

    The in depth knowledge of equipment operations provided by EKpass is often required to accurately identify the actual cause. Without EKpass involvement, the incident investigation may inaccurately identify the root cause, based on a faulty understanding of the operation of the mobile equipment.

     

    Further accurate identification of the multiple conditions, actions or combinations of both, requires experience and a thorough understanding of mobile equipment operations.  This is key in identifying how future incidents can be prevented. It is best that we are involved right after the incident occurs, but we can also be quite effective at some period after the fact, in finding the root cause where this was otherwise not identified or was identified inaccurately prior to our involvement.

     

  • Steep Slope

    The EKpass steep slope operations program has multiple phases.  The initial phase includes a slope specific assessment, followed by the development of a safe work plan for the slope(s), or where the safe work plan is created by others the review of the safe work plan to ensure it is accurate and that it contains the necessary elements.  Next the EKpass steep slope program includes monitoring by an EKpass mobile equipment specialist.  These specialists are capable of performing inspection duties such for those activities which involve mobile equipment operations.  Depending on the scope and complexity of the steep slope operation, the EKpass mobile equipment specialist can assist existing inspection resources or may be able to function as the mobile equipment specialist monitoring slope operations while simultaneously performing inspection duties.  Exceptions exist for specialized inspection duties, examples being welding and coating inspection.

     

    The EKpass steep slope program is based on documentation including safe work plan design knowledge, field experience, ongoing monitoring, and the ability to manage change and produce subsequent iterations to the safe work plan as required.

     

  • Triple E Support

    Effective, Efficient, Engaged

     

    Project Execution & HSE Support

     

    EKpass’ purpose is to assist the owner and/or construction management team in achieving successful project execution as well as meeting the planned in-service date with awareness and efficiency. Through our engagement, contingency allowances and unforeseen incidents can be reduced.  This is done through a professional and focused team of support people from EKpass.  We believe we can make a substantial contribution to the execution of major projects.

     

    EKpass makes a commitment to the project owning company/client to provide an all-inclusive support package to your project from the planning process through completion.  Our vision is to make a substantial contribution as part of the planning and support team assembled by the client to manage the project.

     

    Efficiencies are gained by assembling this small but effective team at the early stages. The sharing of duties by these experts makes for an effective contribution to a safe project, with maximized involvement of local residents, and resultant positive impact on social license.

     

  • Assessments

    Assessments and audits:

     

    • Safety or productivity related

     

    • As related to equipment operations, determine compliance or lack thereof with any combination of the following:

     

    • Regulatory body requirements (specific to geographic area in question)
    •  
    • Client policies and requirements
    •  
    • Contractor policies and requirements
    •  
    • Industry best practices as related to equipment operation
    •  
    • Also includes development of protocols for use during auditing

     

  • Expert Witness

    EKpass provides expert witness services including investigation, testimony, and technical briefings. Contact us for more information.

  • Incident Investigation

    Among our other consulting and training services related to mobile equipment, EKpass provides initial response and investigation of incidents involving all types of mobile equipment, including hoisting/crane/and pipelayer operations.

     

    During these engagements EKpass utilizes information, experience, and knowledge gained during more than 22 years of global operator training and consulting.

     

    The in depth knowledge of equipment operations provided by EKpass is often required to accurately identify the actual cause. Without EKpass involvement, the incident investigation may inaccurately identify the root cause, based on a faulty understanding of the operation of the mobile equipment.

     

    Further accurate identification of the multiple conditions, actions or combinations of both, requires experience and a thorough understanding of mobile equipment operations.  This is key in identifying how future incidents can be prevented. It is best that we are involved right after the incident occurs, but we can also be quite effective at some period after the fact, in finding the root cause where this was otherwise not identified or was identified inaccurately prior to our involvement.

     

  • Steep Slope

    The EKpass steep slope operations program has multiple phases.  The initial phase includes a slope specific assessment, followed by the development of a safe work plan for the slope(s), or where the safe work plan is created by others the review of the safe work plan to ensure it is accurate and that it contains the necessary elements.  Next the EKpass steep slope program includes monitoring by an EKpass mobile equipment specialist.  These specialists are capable of performing inspection duties such for those activities which involve mobile equipment operations.  Depending on the scope and complexity of the steep slope operation, the EKpass mobile equipment specialist can assist existing inspection resources or may be able to function as the mobile equipment specialist monitoring slope operations while simultaneously performing inspection duties.  Exceptions exist for specialized inspection duties, examples being welding and coating inspection.

     

    The EKpass steep slope program is based on documentation including safe work plan design knowledge, field experience, ongoing monitoring, and the ability to manage change and produce subsequent iterations to the safe work plan as required.

     

  • Triple E Support

    Effective, Efficient, Engaged

     

    Project Execution & HSE Support

     

    EKpass’ purpose is to assist the owner and/or construction management team in achieving successful project execution as well as meeting the planned in-service date with awareness and efficiency. Through our engagement, contingency allowances and unforeseen incidents can be reduced.  This is done through a professional and focused team of support people from EKpass.  We believe we can make a substantial contribution to the execution of major projects.

     

    EKpass makes a commitment to the project owning company/client to provide an all-inclusive support package to your project from the planning process through completion.  Our vision is to make a substantial contribution as part of the planning and support team assembled by the client to manage the project.

     

    Efficiencies are gained by assembling this small but effective team at the early stages. The sharing of duties by these experts makes for an effective contribution to a safe project, with maximized involvement of local residents, and resultant positive impact on social license.

     

  • Assessments

    Assessments and audits:

     

    • Safety or productivity related

     

    • As related to equipment operations, determine compliance or lack thereof with any combination of the following:

     

    • Regulatory body requirements (specific to geographic area in question)
    •  
    • Client policies and requirements
    •  
    • Contractor policies and requirements
    •  
    • Industry best practices as related to equipment operation
    •  
    • Also includes development of protocols for use during auditing

     

  • Expert Witness

    EKpass provides expert witness services including investigation, testimony, and technical briefings. Contact us for more information.

  • Incident Investigation

    Among our other consulting and training services related to mobile equipment, EKpass provides initial response and investigation of incidents involving all types of mobile equipment, including hoisting/crane/and pipelayer operations.

     

    During these engagements EKpass utilizes information, experience, and knowledge gained during more than 22 years of global operator training and consulting.

     

    The in depth knowledge of equipment operations provided by EKpass is often required to accurately identify the actual cause. Without EKpass involvement, the incident investigation may inaccurately identify the root cause, based on a faulty understanding of the operation of the mobile equipment.

     

    Further accurate identification of the multiple conditions, actions or combinations of both, requires experience and a thorough understanding of mobile equipment operations.  This is key in identifying how future incidents can be prevented. It is best that we are involved right after the incident occurs, but we can also be quite effective at some period after the fact, in finding the root cause where this was otherwise not identified or was identified inaccurately prior to our involvement.

     

  • Steep Slope

    The EKpass steep slope operations program has multiple phases.  The initial phase includes a slope specific assessment, followed by the development of a safe work plan for the slope(s), or where the safe work plan is created by others the review of the safe work plan to ensure it is accurate and that it contains the necessary elements.  Next the EKpass steep slope program includes monitoring by an EKpass mobile equipment specialist.  These specialists are capable of performing inspection duties such for those activities which involve mobile equipment operations.  Depending on the scope and complexity of the steep slope operation, the EKpass mobile equipment specialist can assist existing inspection resources or may be able to function as the mobile equipment specialist monitoring slope operations while simultaneously performing inspection duties.  Exceptions exist for specialized inspection duties, examples being welding and coating inspection.

     

    The EKpass steep slope program is based on documentation including safe work plan design knowledge, field experience, ongoing monitoring, and the ability to manage change and produce subsequent iterations to the safe work plan as required.

     

  • Triple E Support

    Effective, Efficient, Engaged

     

    Project Execution & HSE Support

     

    EKpass’ purpose is to assist the owner and/or construction management team in achieving successful project execution as well as meeting the planned in-service date with awareness and efficiency. Through our engagement, contingency allowances and unforeseen incidents can be reduced.  This is done through a professional and focused team of support people from EKpass.  We believe we can make a substantial contribution to the execution of major projects.

     

    EKpass makes a commitment to the project owning company/client to provide an all-inclusive support package to your project from the planning process through completion.  Our vision is to make a substantial contribution as part of the planning and support team assembled by the client to manage the project.

     

    Efficiencies are gained by assembling this small but effective team at the early stages. The sharing of duties by these experts makes for an effective contribution to a safe project, with maximized involvement of local residents, and resultant positive impact on social license.

     

Pipeline Consulting

 

EKpass is an international consulting and training firm operating globally from offices in Canada and the U.S. EKpass has extensive expertise in safe equipment operation methods as related to both pipeline and facilities construction.

 

Some examples of the services currently being performed are hoisting and lifting audits and assessments on-site (for both pipeline and facilities construction on various projects), steep slope operations support (guidelines and standards, safe work plan development, on-site support, training), provision of equipment specialists and more.

 

EKpass provides industry with support previously unavailable. In short, we close the gap between the absence of science, regulatory requirements and historical practices. Unfortunately, historical practices are often deemed to be best practice.

 

EKpass reconciles acceptable historical best practices and provides solid best practices where historical best practices are deficient or absent. This is done by effectively marrying the science behind operations and regulatory requirements with practical application on the job. This requires both in depth technical knowledge and experiential knowledge as well as a comprehensive understanding of equipment functionality and operating principles.

 

The EKpass business model is based on providing world class support in areas where the gap may be huge and the solutions are insufficient or clearly absent.