Pittsburgh, PA., October 23, 2023 – KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA), a prominent coating inspection and materials engineering firm with over 70 years of expertise in the oil, gas and chemical market, is grateful to be a key contributor in the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) project’s ongoing commitment to safety and integrity. A consent agreement recently issued by The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) underscored the importance of transparently outlining the steps taken by the MVP project team to ensure safe construction and operation.
“KTA is honored to provide technical expertise to PHMSA and the MVP team,” said Lake Barrett, KTA’s Director of Corporate Business Development. “We understand the importance of pipeline integrity and are committed to public safety, environmental compliance and transparency.”
Under the consent agreement between PHMSA and Equitrans Midstream, the operator of the MVP project, several safety measures are being implemented to reinforce confidence in the pipeline’s integrity. Key safety highlights of the consent agreement include:
- Enhancing MVP’s coating, remediation, and inspection processes with KTA’s involvement as the independent, third-party pipeline coating expert.
- Accelerating inline inspections to verify the integrity of the pipeline coatings.
- Accelerating the timeline for conducting comprehensive cathodic protection surveys.
The MVP project team, in collaboration with KTA, is committed to maintaining the highest standards of safety and environmental stewardship as it enters its final construction phase. Safety remains the top priority, ensuring the well-being of communities, employees, contractors, and the environment.
About KTA-Tator, Inc: KTA is a leading coatings inspection and engineering firm with over 70 years of providing expertise in the oil, gas and chemical market. With a strong commitment to safety, KTA’s contribution to the Mountain Valley Pipeline project reaffirms its dedication to upholding the highest industry standards.
For more information about KTA-Tator, Inc., please visit KTA.com or call 1-800-245-6379.