Encroachment and Crossing Engineers


Crossing Engineers Overview

Crossing Engineers who are responsible for issues of encroachment and pipeline crossing must make complex calculations to find safe ways to mitigate encroachments and allow equipment to safely cross pipelines. The need for such analysis can arise at a moment’s notice and requires a quick response. The workflow automation offered by Technical Toolboxes helps crossing engineers get high-trust answers within minutes, so teams can feel confident that they are adhering to industry and regulatory standards and maintaining the highest levels of quality and productivity.

Pipeline Encroachment and Crossing Challenges

Responding to Events

With Pipeline HUB (HUBPL) and Pipeline Toolbox, you can recall the key asset data and analysis history and report the same day.

Data Storage

You spend days and weeks gathering critical information from disparate sources.

With Pipeline HUB (HUBPL) and Pipeline Toolbox, you upload data into your pipeline library one time and it becomes available to all your authorized users.

Encroachment and Crossings

With Pipeline HUB (HUBPL) and Pipeline Toolbox, you have data at your fingertips, so you can quickly update decisions and terms based on changing field conditions.

Solution by Role

Knowledge Retention

Teams have separate databases and do not know if a data set is already available.

Technical Toolboxes helps you retain important information about the design, construction, operation, and integrity management, independent of any individual employee, making onboarding new employees easier.

Data Automation

Low-quality data and calculation errors add risk and increase your QC workload.

Technical Toolboxes automates quality controls, unifies data storage, and controls calculation parameters so you can deliver accurate results consistently.

Failed Audits

The HUBPL gathers data in one structured database library, so you can find data and analysis history quickly, to deliver answers consistently and respond to regulators rapidly.

Technical Toolboxes Solutions for Pipeline Crossing Engineers

The solutions from Technical Toolboxes deliver results in terms of standards, quality, and productivity. These solutions help you minimize the risk associated with encroachment on your pipeline, consistency, and compliance with Federal regulations. Finally, they dramatically improve the return on investment for the pipeline operators and service providers that implement them.

The risks associated with errors are more than financial: The worst incidents devastate the environment and cause injuries or deaths. It pays to have the best-in-class solution on tap when you design your pipeline or determine service crossing permissions.


Pipeline Toolbox provides industry-standard calculations to assess loads and stresses on buried pipelines for both wheeled and tracked vehicles, on bare earth, highways, or railways. This module determines acceptable loads on pipeline assets and prevents overloading that could affect pipe integrity and prove costly to repair.

The HUBPL connects your data to our library of industry tools. You can reduce manual data entry, typos, and time spent data mining by having Pipeline Toolbox pre-populate inputs for you, simplifying the human effort to assess encroachment threats/risks.

Busy operations engineers often answer hundreds, or thousands, of requests for crossings and encroachment each year. Tools such as the Pipeline Toolbox help to remove the friction that delays the process. With it, a case study was done with a prominent North American operator that showed over 70% time savings. This frees your valuable engineering team to seek and develop new and exciting design and operational improvements for your company.

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