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Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

Ashok Anand
200, 425 1st Street SW Director Petroleum Quality
Calgary, Alberta Phone (780) 420-8694
T2P 3L8 Fax (780) 893-8301
Canada email: ashok.anand@enbridge.com
www.enbridge.com

Date: February 2, 2015

To: Mainline All, US Mid-Continent, Athabasca, Hardisty, Southern lights

RE: Vapour Pressure Specification Update #2

Further to the December 15th announcement regarding vapour pressure measurement, Enbridge
has conducted further discussions with select Shippers and Industry specialists. As a result, the
reporting of DVPE (Dry Vapour Pressure Equivalent) for vapour pressure measurement for the
Southern Lights Pipeline and CRW pool will now be accepted. The changes are highlighted below
and will be effective immediately.

Southern Lights Pipeline System


Enbridge will retain the maximum vapour pressure specification of 103kPa on the Southern Lights Pipeline
system. The accepted test methodology will be ASTM D5191. The vapour pressure results will be reported
as a DVPE (Dry Vapour Pressure Equivalent).

Mainline System + CRW Pool


1. Enbridge will implement seasonal adjustments to the maximum vapour pressure specification on the
mainline as follows:

(a) May 1st to September 15th: All crude petroleum injections into the mainline will be subjected to
a maximum vapour pressure specification of 95kPa; and
(b) September 16th to April 30th: All crude petroleum injections into the mainline will be subjected
to a maximum vapour pressure specification of 103kPa

The accepted testing methodology for both seasonal time periods will be ASTM D6377 at 37.8oC with a 4:1
vapour to liquid ratio. The vapour pressure results will be reported as the Vapour Pressure of Crude Oil
(VPCR). Samples will be obtained by single-phase sampling equipment.

2. Enbridge will retain the maximum vapour pressure specification of 103kPa on all condensate receipts
year round.

The accepted test methodology will be ASTM D5191. The vapour pressure results will be reported as a
DVPE (Dry Vapour Pressure Equivalent).

For questions or further information please call Nanette Yearley at 780-420-8519 or Ashok Anand
at 780-420-8694.

Sincerely,

Ashok Anand
Director Petroleum Quality

Enbridge provides SWIFTLINK notices to its Shippers in an effort to assist them in managing their business. These SWIFTLINK notices are intended solely
for Enbridge Shippers and are not intended for redistribution, public consumption or use by media and as such are not official. Enbridge will not confirm or
update any SWIFTLINK notice information to outside parties not intended to receive SWIFTLINK notices. Enbridge reserves the right to discontinue these
updates without notice.
Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Patrick Keogh
3000 Fifth Avenue Place Manager, Customer Service
425 1st Street S.W. Shipper Services
Calgary, AB T2P 3L8 Tel: 403 231-7383
Canada Fax: 403 508-3143
www.enbridge.com patrick.keogh@enbridge.com

SIS Posting

December 7, 2010

To: Shippers, Feeders and Connecting Carriers

Re: Revision to Quality Specifications for Component Streams to the


Enbridge Condensate (CRW) Pool

As communicated previously with respect to quality of component streams to the


CRW Pool:

New specifications and the associated monitoring and enforcement


program for CRW streams were implemented on July 1, 2010. The
exception was the Mercaptans specification which will take effect January
1, 2011.
The specifications and monitoring and enforcement program may be
revised from time to time as required.
The Enbridge CRW Committee will continue to convene, when required,
to discuss and possibly modify specifications and/or testing, monitoring
and enforcement protocols driven by changing market conditions.

As a result of Committee and Industry discussion the following revisions are


being implemented effective January 1, 2011.

1. The upper density limit for component streams to the CRW Pool is being
lowered to 775 kg/m3. Please note densities greater than 775 kg/m3 but
less than 800 kg/m3 are acceptable providing the conditions outlined in
the Comments column of the Quality Specifications for Component
Streams to the CRW Pool table are met.
2. The specification for C1, C2, and C3 Volatile Mercaptans will continue to
proceed as planned on January 1, 2011 as 175 ppm but the enforcement
action was revised to Report Only. The Committee will evaluate test
results to determine the appropriate specification going forward.

Enbridge provides Shipper Information System (SIS) notices to its Shippers in an effort to assist them in managing their
business. These SIS notices are intended solely for Enbridge Shippers and are not intended for redistribution, public
consumption or use by media and as such are not official. Enbridge will not confirm or update any SIS notice information
to outside parties not intended to receive SIS notices. Enbridge reserves the right to discontinue these updates without
notice.
3. Total Suspended Solids will be replaced with Filterable Solids and a new
modification to the test method ASTM 4807 is referenced for sample
preparation identified as Procedure C (see attachment to specification
table).

In addition to Mercaptans as mentioned above the Committee also continues to


review the most appropriate way to deal with potential for false positive test
results for Olefins in certain condensates.

The revised specification table and referenced attachments can be found at the
following location on OM2/SIS:

SIS Reports > Operations > Pipeline Reports - Mainline System and Line 9

If you have any questions please let me know at the contact particulars at the top
of this letter.

Sincerely,

Patrick Keogh, P. Eng

Enbridge provides Shipper Information System (SIS) notices to its Shippers in an effort to assist them in managing their
business. These SIS notices are intended solely for Enbridge Shippers and are not intended for redistribution, public
consumption or use by media and as such are not official. Enbridge will not confirm or update any SIS notice information
to outside parties not intended to receive SIS notices. Enbridge reserves the right to discontinue these updates without
notice.
Quality Specifications for Component Streams to the CRW Pool
Referee Test Method
Quality Units Min Max Comments
and Test Frequency
3 3
For test results greater than or equal to 600 kg/ m , but less than 650 kg/ m perform
RVP and Aromatics test to confirm it meets those specifications. If exceed max
charge appropriate toll (i.e. Light Petroleum, etc.).

ASTM 4052 Densities greater than 775 kg/m3 but less than 800 kg/m3 can be accepted if for each
Density (15 C)
3
600 775 batch or volume received a Certificate of Analysis is provided demonstrating
kg/m
Frequency: AR2 viscosity, filterable solids, and sulfur are within specification limits.

Upon violation warning sent to violating shipper. If violation continues in 2nd month
stream reclassified and shipper requested to nominate to appropriate stream (i.e.
MSW, etc.). Once shipper demonstrates that they are back in spec range they are
allowed to nominate to the CRW pool the following month.

Enbridge Tariff specification.


If exceed max charge appropriate toll (i.e. Light Petroleum, etc.).
ASTM D445
Upon violation increase monitoring for 1 month. If it continues off spec for that month
Viscosity (7.5 C) cSt 2.0
4 then notify. If continue off spec in the 2nd month you will be reclassified to the
Frequency: QR+
appropriate stream (i.e. MSW, etc) for the 3rd month. In the case of a violation that is
corrected in month 2, more frequent monitoring would continue to confirm
compliance.

Industry Equalization specification.


ASTM D5453
Sulfur, total wt% 0.5 Follow similar procedure to Enbridge Book 5 03-03-21: Maintaining 0.5% Weight
Frequency: AR2
Sulphur Standard but modified for CRW. CRW Procedure to be developed.

PONAOX(U) ASTM CAPP Directive specification.


Olefins, total 1 wt% <1 6729 (250 cut) Enforcement and Consequence: Apply Olefin Decision Tree (all shippers to be
Frequency: QR+4 advised of location of document once posted)

ASTM D323M Rules and Regs. filed with NEB/FERC specification.


Reid Vapour Pressure kPa 103
Frequency: MR3 Enforcement and Consequence: Immediate shut-in5

ASTM D95 Rules and Regs. filed with NEB/FERC specification.


BS&W vol% 0.5
Frequency: AR2 Enforcement and Consequence: Immediate shut-in5

Rules and Regs. filed with NEB/FERC specification.


1 ASTM D4929 Enforcement and Consequence: Immediate shut-in upon identifying violation.
Organic Chlorides wppm <1
Frequency: QR+4 Request 3rd party Certificate of Analysis prior to subsequent receipt for period of 1
month.

PONAOX(U) ASTM
Below min possible with passing Wiehe crude compatibility test.
Aromatics, total (BTEX) vol% 2.0 6729
Enforcement and Consequence: Reclassify6
Frequency: QR+4

Version 2 (10 11 26)


Referee Test Method
Quality Units Min Max Comments
and Test Frequency

Mercaptans, volatile ASTM D5623


ppmw S 175 Enforcement and Consequence: Report only.
(cumulative C1, C2,C3) Frequency: QR+4

ASTM D5623
H2S (in liquid phase) wppm 20 Enforcement and Consequence: Reclassify6
Frequency: QR+4

PONAOX(U) ASTM
Benzene8 vol% 1.6 6729 Enforcement and Consequence: Delayed shut-in7
Frequency: QR+4

UOP 938 (CVAA)


Mercury1 wppb 10 Enforcement and Consequence: Delayed shut-in7
Frequency: QR+4

PONAOX(U) ASTM
Oxygenates wppm 100 6729 Enforcement and Consequence: Delayed shut-in7
Frequency: QR+4

ASTM D4807 with


Filterable Solids mg/l 200 Procedure C Enforcement and Consequence: Reclassify6
Frequency: QR+4

Per CAPP ICP AES D86 (250 cut) CAPP Guidance. Refer to ERCB Directive 058.
Phosphorous, volatile ppm
guidelines Frequency: QR+4 Violating test results communicated to the ERCB.

Application
Selenium wppb ICP MS For new stream applications this information to be provided to Enbridge
Only

Application
Pour Point C ASTM D97 For new stream applications this information to be provided to Enbridge
Only

Application
Salt Content ptb ASTM 3230 For new stream applications this information to be provided to Enbridge
Only

Application
Simdist ASTM D2887 For new stream applications this information to be provided to Enbridge
Only

Existing Specification New Specification New Application Only Existing Application Only
Notes
1. For these properties intent is that blending not occur up to specification limit
2. AR: All Receipts of CRW component streams tested using a weekly composite
3. MR: Monthly Random testing of CRW component streams
4. QR+: Quarterly Random testing plus up to 4 additional tests per CRW component stream. Upon violation perform probational testing at Enbridge discretion
5. Immediate shut-in upon identifying violation. Request 3rd party Certificate of Analysis prior to subsequent receipt for period of 1 month.
6. Upon violation increase monitoring for 1 month. If continues off spec for that month then notify. If continue off spec in the 2nd month reclassified to the appropriate
stream (ie. MSW, etc) for the 3rd month. In the case of a violation that is corrected in month 2, more frequent monitoring would continue to confirm compliance.
7. Upon violation increase monitoring for 1 month. If violation continues for 2 consecutive months shut-in stream at end of 2nd month. Certificate of Analysis required to get
back into pool.
8. Benzene level of the CRW pool to be monitored and if a test result of 1.25 vol % is received the Enbridge CRW Committee will reconvene to discuss appropriateness of
benzene spec on CRW component streams.
Letter to Pipelines October 6, 2006

Re: Specification Limiting Phosphorus Content in Western Canadian Light Sweet Crude

CAPP has adopted a specification limiting phosphorus content, specifically volatile phosphorus (as defined
below), in western Canadian light sweet crude oil streams. The specification is as follows:

Volatile phosphorus is defined as the phosphorus concentration in the distillate fraction of crude oil
collected from the initial boiling point (IBP) to 250C.
Western Canadian crude oil that is to be shipped as part of a common light sweet crude stream must not
exceed 0.5 mass parts per million volatile phosphorus upon delivery to a common stream. Based on the
current accuracy of the test method used to measure volatile phosphorus (currently +/- 1 mass ppm), a
test result greater than 1.5 mass ppm in the volatile fraction as determined by the attached test method is
deemed to exceed specification.

CAPP members are working in cooperation with industry to achieve this specification and western Canadian
pipelines will begin enforcement starting January 1, 2007. As of this date, operators delivering to common
light sweet crude streams must either meet specification or proceed with one of two options:
1. Provide a remediation plan for meeting specification within a defined timeframe and continue deliveries
2. Discontinue deliveries until their crude meets the new specification

Background:

Volatile phosphorus has been identified as a crude quality issue that negatively impacts the value of western
Canadian light sweet crude oil. Volatile phosphorus is not a naturally occurring material, but is found in
chemicals used in the oil and gas industry. For the purposes of this specification, it has been defined as
phosphorus remaining in crude oil after it is distilled. The issue identified is that phosphorus in distilled crude
oil forms deposits in refinery distillation towers resulting in refinery outages. CAPP with the support of
producers, the Canadian Crude Quality Technical Association (CCQTA) and pipelines has been examining
options to address this matter. A trial monitoring program has been undertaken by Pembina Pipeline and
Rainbow Pipeline and test results are available by contacting the pipeline companies directly.

For additional information on options available to reduce volatile phosphorus concentrations in light sweet
crude oil please refer to the CCQTA website www.ccqta.com and refer to the phosphorus section. For
general enquiries regarding this specification please contact me directly at (403) 267-1140.

Yours truly,

Paul Unruh
Crude Oil Markets and Regulatory Analyst

2100, 350 7th Ave. S.W. 403, 235 Water Street


Calgary, Alberta St. Johns, Newfoundland
Canada T2P 3N9 Canada A1C 1B6
Tel (403) 267-1100 Tel (709) 724-4200
Fax (403) 261-4622 Fax (709) 724-4225
Email: communication@capp.ca Website: www.capp.ca