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Course Outline and Fee Schedule - DOT Pipeline Operator Qualification Training


Course Code

Course Name

Seat Time

Passing Level

Synopsis Course Description

Prerequisites

Member Fee

Non-Member Fee

07OQABAN

Abandonment of Facilities

45-minute course

80% to pass

Examines deactivation and abandonment of steel and plasitc pipeline facilities including mains, services, regulators, meters, and odorizers; and the importance of documenting deactivated and abandoned facilities

No

$22

$22

07OQABRR

Abnormal Operating Conditions: Recognize and React

40-minute course

80% to pass

Covers the definition of AOCs, identifying AOCs, operator qualification, identification of covered tasks, recognition and reaction to AOCs, and rating hazards. This course assists in compliance with DOT regulations, and references the B31Q standard.

No

$22

$22

07OQABSR

Abnormal Operations and Safety-Related Conditions

15-minute course

80% to pass

Explains the difference between abnormal operations and abnormal operating conditions, describes safety-related conditions, and explains how to recognize possible causes of abnormal operations including appropriate responsive actions. Reporting requirements for safety-related conditions are also stated. References to DOT standards that apply to abnormal operations and safety-related conditions are listed.

No

$22

$22

07OQCOMP

Pipeline Repair: Composites

25-minute course

80% to pass

Explains the use of composites to repair imperfections and damage on pipelines. Lists DOT standards and B31Q tasks relevant to pipeline repair using composites. Identifies common abnormal operating conditions (AOCs), including possible responses.

No

$22

$22

07OQCONT

Inspecting and Testing Control Valves

15-minute course

80% to pass

Explains the purpose of control valves in a pipeline system and discusses the different parts that make up a control valve assembly and their functions. Explains the process for inspecting a control valve. Lists DOT standards and B31Q tasks relevant to inspecting and testing control valves. Identifies common abnormal operating conditions (AOCs), including preferred reactions.

No

$22

$22

07OQCTHP

Cathodic Protection Troubleshooting

50-minute course

80% to pass

Explains cathodic protection systems, equipment needed for troubleshooting, safety precautions, and troubleshooting procedures for locating rectifier faults, cable breaks, insulators, and contacts. Includes abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while troubleshooting cathodic protection systems.

No

$22

$22

07OQEXCV

OSHA/DOT - Excavation Safety

60-minute course

80% to pass

Explains basic excavation safety, excavation requirements, soil classification and testing, causes of cave-ins, excavation protection, and related AOCs.

No

$22

$22

07OQGWS

Pipeline Repair: Grinding, Welding, and Sleeving

35-minute course

80% to pass

Explains the various types of pipeline leaks and the methods to repair them. Includes definitions and procedures for “hot” and “cold” cutting and welding. Lists DOT standards and B31Q tasks relevant to pipeline leak repair. Identifies common abnormal operating conditions (AOCs), including possible responses.

No

$22

$22

07OQIGN

Prevention of Accidental Ignitions and Potential Ignition Sources

1-hour course

80% to pass

Examines the DOT rules governing accidental ignition sources of natural gas. Other topics include: the fire triangle, common ignition sources for escaping natural gas, buildup and/or discharge of static electricity, hot and cold cutting and welding, and isolation of pipeline segments.

No

$22

$22

07OQLEAK

Leak Survey and Leak Classification

1-hour 40-minute course

80% to pass

Examines house counts, class locations, use of a "sliding mile", leak surverys and classification, pipeline patrols, pipeline marker installation, natural gas detection instruments, bar hole testing, natural gas migration patterns, leak survey records, and more.

No

$22

$22

07OQLQPP

LQ: Pipeline Patrol

30-minute course

80% to pass

Explains the methods of pipeline patrols, required inspections, and inspection intervals. Visual inspections include adequate pipeline cover, line markers and signs, exposed sections of pipelines, corrosion, crossings, changes in population, breakout tanks, and leak surveys. Electrical inspections include rectifiers and electrical insulators. Right-of-way maintenance is also discussed.

No

$22

$22

07OQPIG

Pipeline Pigging

1.5-hour course

80% to pass

Explores the reasons for pigging, pig types and use, common pigging techniques, safe launching and receiving practices, and smart pigging techniques

No

$22

$22

07OQPLD

Inspecting and Testing Pressure Limiting Devices

25-minute course

80% to pass

Explains how a relief valve operates, along with different design features and their purpose. Discusses the procedure for testing relief valves. Lists DOT standards and B31Q Tasks relevant to inspection and testing of relief valves are listed. Identifies common abnormal operating conditions (AOCs), including possible responses.

No

$22

$22

07OQPURG

Pipeline Purging with Air and Gas

40-minute course

80% to pass

Explains the mechanical nature of purging, isolation methods, and the process of purging with either air or gas. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while purging pipelines are also included.

No

$22

$22

07OQRECT

Cathodic Protection - Rectifier Inspections

35-minute course

80% to pass

Explains cathodic protection systems, rectifier types, rectifier inspections, and calculating rectifier efficiency. Includes abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while inspecting and testing rectifiers.

No

$22

$22

07OQREG

Inspecting and Testing Regulators

30-minute course

80% to pass

Explains how a regulator operates, along with different design features and their purpose. Also explains the differences between pilot-operated and spring-operated regulators and how they work and discusses the procedure for testing regulators. Lists DOT standards and B31Q Tasks relevant to inspection and testing of regulators. Identifies common abnormal operating conditions (AOCs), including possible reactions.

No

$22

$22