NCCER Gas Pipeline Operations Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback
This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to the Pipeline Industry (Pipeline Core), Basic Pipeline Pneumatics and Equipment, Pipeline Communications, Routine Field and Facility Operations (CT 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, and 65), Routine Control center Operations (CT 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, and 65), Quality control and Measurement and Abnormal Operating Conditions.
Table of Contents
(Total Level Hours: 197.5; includes 72.5 of Core Curriculum)
66101-02 Introduction to the Pipeline Industry (Pipeline Core) (15 Hours)
Introduces the pipeline industry, including pipeline products and flow paths, maps and drawings used in the industry, and basic pipeline operations. Also covers hydraulics, pipeline equipment, electrical power systems, and corrosion control. Regulations, documentation, and pipeline industry occupations are also described.
67102-02 Basic Pipeline Pneumatics and Equipment (10 Hours)
Introduces the basics of pneumatic equipment. Topics include pneumatic safety and the physical characteristics of gas. A discussion of compressors, valves, meters, and other pipeline equipment and an overview on pipeline design also are included.
67103-02 Pipeline Communications (10 Hours)
Stresses the importance of clear communication between pipeline employees. Topics include issuing work orders and callouts, communications between shifts, and communications with regulatory agencies and the general public. Focuses on the importance of communication to safety, customer service, and the company’s reputation.
67104-02 Routine Field and Facility Operations (CT 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, and 65) (30 Hours)
Provides an overview of the daily tasks performed in the field and the pipeline facility. Topics include performing routine facility inspections, operating valves and compressors, purging the pipeline, testing remote control shutdown devices, operating odorant equipment and monitoring odorant level (when applicable), uprating the pipeline MAOP, performing system startup and shutdown, and pigging.
67105-02 Routine Control center Operations (CT 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, and 65) (30 Hours)
Provides an overview of the daily tasks performed in a pipeline’s control center, including the use of the SCADA system. Topics include manifold and compressor operations, system startup and shutdown, pigging, purging pipelines, testing remote control shutdown devices, uprating the MAOP, and operating odorant equipment and monitoring odorant level (when applicable).
67106-02 Quality control and Measurement (20 Hours)
Focuses on the importance of quality control and accurate measurement as they affect safety, customer service, and the company’s reputation. Topics include taking samples, performing product testing, and product testing and measurement tools.
67107-02 Abnormal Operating Conditions (10 Hours)
Provides an overview of the types of abnormal operatconditions (AOCs) that may occur on the pipelicompany facilities. Appropriate responses to AOCs are covered with a focus on following company policy to protect lpipeline equipment. Also covered are the reports requfederal law.
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