Gas Distribution & Gas Transmission Course Offerings

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Welding on Steel in Pipelines

COURSE TITLE COURSE DETAILS COURSE #
Weld on Steel Pipelines
  • Identify fundamental concepts of commonly used pipeline welding equipment and procedures
  • Identifying welding practices that contribute to quality welds
  • Identify surface conditions and defects
CE-1
Visually Inspecting Pipe Welds
  • Identify duties and practices of welding inspectors
  • Identify welding characteristics and defects
  • Identify processes and procedures basic to visually inspecting pipe welds
CE-2
Identify Methods of Performing Non-Destructive Tests on Steel Welds
  • Perform non-destructive tests on steel welds
CE-3

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Joining of Materials Other Than by Welding

Join Plastic Pipe with Heat Fusion
  • Identify the material specifications for plastic pipe
  • Join plastic pipe with heat fusion
  • Identify methods to control static electricity on plastic piping
CF-1
Join Plastic Pipe with Mechanical Fittings
  • Join Polyethylene pipe with mechanical fittings
CF-2
Join Copper Pipe for Gas Distribution
  • Join copper pipe for gas distribution
CF-3
Visually Inspect Polyethylene Pipe Joints for Indicators of Proper Construction/Assembly
  • Identify the material specifications for polyethylene pipe
  • Inspect heat fusion joints on polyethylene pipe for proper assembly
  • Inspect mechanical pipe joints on polyethylene pipe for proper assembly
CF-5

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General Construction Requirements for Transmission Lines and Mains

COURSE TITLE COURSE DETAILS COURSE #
Verify Excavating and Backfilling Operations that Minimize Excavation Damage to Pipeline Facilities
  • Identify procedures and processes that minimize excavation damage to pipeline facilities
CG-1
Identify Basic Installation Methods for Mains and Transmission Pipelines
  • Identify installation practices basic to installing mains and transmission pipelines
CG-2
Install Aboveground Pipelines
  • Identify installation practices basic to installing pipelines aboveground
CG-3
Identify Trenchless Installation Methods for Mains and Transmission Pipelines
  • Identify trenchless installation methods for mains and transmission pipelines
CG-4

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Customer Meters, Service Regulators, and Service Lines

COURSE TITLE COURSE DETAILS COURSE #
Install Customer Gas Meter and Regulator Sets
  • Identify installation procedures for customer gas meter and regulator sets
CH-1
Install Customer Gas Service Lines
  • Install Customer Gas Service Lines
CH-2
Deactivate Gas Metering Services
  • Identify irregularities in the condition of meter installations
  • Identify procedures used to discontinue gas meter services
CH-3
Identify Proper Installation of Residential Customer Service Line Valves
  • Identify proper installation of residential customer service line valves
CH-4

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Requirements for Corrosion Control

COURSE TITLE COURSE DETAILS COURSE #
Perform Pipe-to-Soil Potential Surveys on Effectively Coated Buried or Submerged Pipelines
  • Perform pipe-to-soil potential surveys on effectively coated buried or submerged pipelines
CI-1
Determine Areas of Active Corrosion Using Close Interval Survey Methods
  • Determine areas of active corrosion using close interval survey methods
CI-2
Measure Soil Resisivity
  • Perform soil resistivity measurements
CI-3
Inspect the External Condition of Exposed Buried Metal Piping to DetermiInspect and Maintain Rectifiers if Repair or Replacement is Necessary
  • Inspect the external condition of exposed buried metal piping to determine if repair or replacement is necessary
CI-4
Inspect and Maintain Rectifiers
  • Inspect and maintain rectifiers
CI-5
Inspect for the Effects of Interference Current
  • Inspect for the effects of interference current
CI-6
Install Test Leads to Monitor and Control External Corrosion
  • Install test leads to monitor and control external corrosion
CI-7
Install and Test Insulation to Control External Corrosion by Electrical Isolation
  • Install and test insulation to control external corrosion by electrical isolation
CI-8
Inspect for Evidence of Internal Corrosion
  • Inspect and monitor for evidence of internal corrosion
CI-9
Inspect and Monitor Exposed Piping for Evidence of Atmospheric Corrosion
  • Inspecting and monitoring exposed piping for evidence of atmospheric corrosion
CI-10
Install Sacrificial Anodes and Test Stations
  • Identify construction practices basic to installing sacrificial anodes and test stations
CI-11
Measure the Extent of Corrosion on Pipeline Facilities
  • Identify methods used to measure internal and external corrosion
CI-12
Identify Procedures Basic to Inspecting, Applying, and Repairing Pipeline Coatings
  • Inspect coatings and coating application on steel pipe
  • Apply or repair pipeline coating
CI-13
 Identify Methods of Obtaining and Shipping Gas Samples
  • Identify basic procedures for obtaining and shipping gas samples
CI-14

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Operations

Tap Pipelines Under Pressure
  • Tapping pipelines under pressures (hot tapping)
CL-1
Hot Tapping Pipelines Using Self-Tapping Tees
  • Identify procedures for installing self-tapping tees
CL-1a
Purge Pipelines (Small and Large Diameter)
  • Purge pipelines
CL-2
Monitor Odorant Levels
  • Monitor odorant levels
CL-3a
Monitor and Regulate the Flow and Pressure of Gas from Remote Locations s
  • Identify controller responsibilities for monitoring and regulating gas pressures and flows from remote locations
  • Identify ways to minimize the effects of fatigue on controller performance
CL-4
Perform Hot Tapping Operations on Plastic Pipe
  • Identify basic principles of hot tapping on plastic pipe
  • Perform hot tapping operations on plastic pipe using the McElroy Hot Tap tool
  • Perform hot tapping operations on plastic pipe using the M.T. Deason Polycarp system
CL-5
Identify Procedures For Inspecting and Maintaining Actuators
  • Identify basic operating principles of actuators
  • Identify maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for valve operating systems
CL-6

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Maintenance 

COURSE TITLE COURSE DETAILS COURSE #
Perform Patrole and Leakage Surveys on Gas Pipeline Facilities
  • Identify factors basic to patrol and leakage surveys on gas pipeline facilities.
  • Perform patrol and leakage surveys of gas distribution systems.
  • Perform patrol and leakage surveys of gas transmission piping facilities.
CM-1
Locate and Mark Underground Pipeline Facilities
  • Locate and mark underground facilities
CM-2
Pressure Testing Gas Pipelines
  • Identify procedures basic to pressure testing pipelines (other than plastic).
  • Identify procedures basic to pressure testing plastic pipelines.
  • Identify procedures basic to pressure testing service lines.CM-3
CM-3
Inspect and Test Pressure Limiting Stations, Relief Devises, and Pressure Regulating Stations
  • Inspect and test above ground structures and vaults at pressure limiting and regulating stations.
  • Test relief valves at pressure limiting and regulation stations.
CM-4
Inspect, Service and Operate Line Valves
  • Identify prescribed minimum safety requirements related to valve maintenance/repair.
  • Identify basic types of flow control valves and their operating components.CM-5
CM-5
Inspect Emergency Valves
  • Perform inspections on emergency valves
CM-5a
Monitor Compressor Station Gas Detection Equipment
  • Monitor compressor station gas detection equipment.
CM-6
Prevent Accidental Ignition
  • Identify ways to prevent accidental ignition caused by electrical arcing.
  • Identify ways to prevent accidental ignition when welding, cutting and other hot work.
  • Identify ways to prevent accidental ignition when isolating pipeline segments on planned work.CM-7
CM-7
Make Field Repairs on Gas Pipelines
  • Identify construction practices basic to repairing gas piping.
CM-8
Repair and Protect Cast Iron Pipe
  • Make repairs on cast iron pipe.
  • Protect cast iron pipe.
CM-9
Abandon or Deactivate Gas Pipeline Facilities
  • Identify procedures basic to abandoning or deactivating gas pipeline facilities.
CM-10
Recognize and React to Generic Abnormal Operating Conditions
  • Recognize and respond to an unplanned escape of natural gas from a pipe.
  • Recognize and react to gas pressure related conditions in gas piping.
CM-11
Launch and Receive Pipeline Pigs
  • Identify types of pigs and reasons for pigging a pipeline.
  • Identify techniques common to pipeline pigging.
  • Identify pigging and dewatering guidelines for newly constructed pipelines.CM-12
CM-12
 Investigate Reported Gas Leaks and Odors in Buildings
  • Identify factors to consider before investigating a reported gas leak inside a building.
  • Respond to a gas leak and odor call.
  • Identify procedures for testing for the presence of carbon monoxide gas.
CM-13
Inspect Vault Conditions
  • Inspect confined space hazards.
  • Inspect vault conditions.
CM-14
Operate and Maintain Compressor Station Components
  • Identify functions and equipment basic to compressor stations.
  • Identify compressor start-up, shutdown, and maintenance procedures.
  • Inspect and test relief devices at compressor stations.
CM-15

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Gas Transmission Pipeline Integrity Management

COURSE TITLE COURSE DETAILS COURSE #
Conduct Indirect Pipe Inspections
  • Conduct indirect pipe inspections.
CO-1
Conduct Direct Pipe Examinations
  • Inspect external pipe for anomalies.
  • Inspect pipe for internal corrosion
CO-2

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