Emergency Response Steps

  1. In the event of a pipeline emergency, responders should take standard precautions to ensure their safety
    • Do not approach without proper protective equipment.
    • Establishing control of the incident is vital to protect lives, property, and the environment.
    • Do not extinguish primary fires.
    • Turn off all engines and electrical devices including phones.
    • Do not attempt to operate any pipeline valves. This could make the situation more dangerous.
  2. Protect the public. Establishing control of the incident is vital to protect lives and property. We recommend the following guidelines.
    • Establish a perimeter.
    • STOP all traffic from entering control zone.
    • Clear roadways for emergency vehicles.
    • Evacuate or shelter-in-place. If evacuation is necessary, establish an evacuation center where the public can wait for news and assistance.
  3. Notify the Pipeline Operator. Trained Magellan representatives will respond to the scene where they will integrate into the command structure and focus on minimizing hazards and bringing the incident to a conclusion.

To request emergency response plans for your jurisdiction, call 918-574-7000.


Hazardous Material Quick Guide

PRODUCT

LEAK TYPE

VAPORS

HEALTH HAZARDS

Crude Oil

Liquid

Heavier than air

Possible presence of H2S, a toxic gas

Gasoline, Diesel, Jet Fuel, Heating Oil, Transmix

Liquid

Heavier than air

Irritating to eyes and skin. Vapors at high concentration may cause central nervous system effects.

Propane, Butane

Liquid/Gas

Heavier than air

Respiratory tract irritant. May cause central nervous system effects.

Anhydrous Ammonia

Liquid/Gas

Lighter than air but can act as heavy gas.

Irritant and corrosive to skin, eye, respiratory tract and mucous membranes. May cause severe burns, eye and lung injuries and death.

What to DO and NOT DO in Case of an Anhydrous Ammonia Emergency

The following guidelines are designed to ensure your safety and the safety of those in the area if an anhydrous ammonia pipeline leak is suspected or detected:

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT AN ANHYDROUS AMMONIA LEAK WERE TO OCCUR...

  • Leave the area immediately. Try to direct any other people to leave the area. Attempt to stay upwind and uphill of a release.
  • If leaving the area is not an option, you may be able to take shelter in a home, school or business by closing all doors and windows and shutting off the heat/air conditioning.
  • Call 911 or your local emergency response number.
  • Call the Magellan emergency number.
  • DO NOT come into direct contact with any escaping liquids or gas.
  • DO NOT attempt to operate any pipeline valves yourself.
  • DO NOT drive into a leak or vapor cloud while leaving the area.
  • Dangerous levels of ammonia may exist outside of the vapor cloud.

WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT DO...

  • DO NOT come into direct contact with any escaping liquids or gas.
  • DO NOT attempt to operate any pipeline valves yourself.
  • DO NOT drive into a leak or vapor cloud while leaving the area.
  • Dangerous levels of ammonia may exist outside of the vapor cloud.

Qué HACER y qué NO HACER en caso de una emergencia

Las siguientes recomendaciones son diseñadas para asegurar su seguridad y la seguridad las personas que están el área si se sospecha o se detecta una fuga en la tubería amoníaco anhidro:

QUÉ HACER EN CASO QUE OCURRIERA UNA FUGA...

  • Abandone el área de inmediato. Trate de dirigir cualquier otra gente a abandonar la zona. Intente permanecer contra el viento y la cuesta arriba de un comunicado.
  • Si no puede salir de la zona no es una opción, es posible que pueda refugiarse en una casa, escuela o negocio, cerrando todas las puertas y ventanas y apagar el acondicionamiento de calor / aire.
  • Llame al 911 o al número local de emergencia.
  • Llame al número de emergencia Magallanes.
  • NO entrar en contacto directo con líquidos o gas que se escapa.
  • NO trate de operar todas las válvulas de tuberías a ti mismo.
  • NO conduzca en una nube de fuga o vapor, dejando la zona.
  • Los niveles peligrosos de amoníaco pueden existir fuera de la nube de vapor.

QUÉ NO DEBE HACER EN EL CASO QUE OCURRIERA UNA FUGA...

  • NO entrar en contacto directo con líquidos o gas que se escapa.
  • NO trate de operar todas las válvulas de tuberías a ti mismo.
  • NO conduzca en una nube de fuga o vapor, dejando la zona.
  • Los niveles peligrosos de amoníaco pueden existir fuera de la nube de vapor.

NPMS
View a map of transmission pipelines in your community. Click “PIMMA” to request password-protected access to download GIS map files. Managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Pipeline Emergencies
Pipeline emergency response training materials produced by the National Association of State Fire Marshals and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Includes instructor training materials and a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices. Also includes a link to online training portal.

Emergency Response Information for Officials

Pipeline Emergency Checklist

Pipeline Emergency Checklist

API/AOPL Shoulder to Shoulder Videos

The “Shoulder to Shoulder: Roles in Pipeline Emergency Response” video series features interviews with pipeline and emergency response experts. The series is an engaging way for emergency responders to learn more about how to safely and effectively respond to a pipeline emergency. The videos cover topics such as how pipelines work, how different products impact response, response leading practices, how to better prepare to respond to pipeline incidents and roles in pipeline response. A wide variety of emergency response disciplines are covered including fire, law enforcement, emergency management, 9-1-1 and emergency medical services.

API-AOPL Shoulder to Shoulder Videos

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