3.2 CEU 4 days standard

API 1169 Exam Preparation (Pipeline Inspectors)

Designed for Qualified Pipeline Inspectors

This training workshop addresses all codes and Canadian references required by the American Pipeline Institute (API) and will help attendees pass the API 1169 certification exam. The content focuses on the role of the inspector as the client (owner) representative, and provides a thorough understanding of the various codes and regulatory requirements necessary for the inspector to fulfill their role. This includes various aspects of site safety, environmental protection, pipeline construction & inspection, and the administrative requirements deemed necessary to assure that the new pipeline construction fully satisfies the owner’s requirements as well as the local, federal and provincial regulatory requirements.

General Quality Principles
  • Basic Inspection Principles (e.g., MOC, inspection roles and responsibilities)
  • Records Management (e.g., legibility, traceability and retention)
  • Document Control (Revision Status)
  • Non-Conformance Handling (e.g., reporting, disposition and corrective & preventative actions)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Calibration – Monitoring and Measurement Equipment Control
  • Material Preservation and Handling (e.g., tagging and identifications)
Pipeline Construction Inspection
  • Clearing and Grading (e.g., alignment sheets, specifications and permits)
  • Ditching (e.g., depth of cover, specifications and landlord restrictions) 
  • Stringing (e.g., materials identifications, materials defects and pipe tally)
  • Pipe Bending (Pipe Ovality and Wrinkles, Proper Bending … etc.)
  • Coating Basics
  • Welding Basics
  • Lowering-In (e.g., proper equipment, specifications, lifting plans and reporting)
  • Back-fill (e.g., proper equipment, padding pipe and buoyancy placement)
  • Tie-in’s (e.g., materials placement and identification)
  • Pressure Testing (e.g., specifications, pressure testing equipment, dewatering and leak identification and repairs)
  • Cathodic Protection (e.g., alignment sheets, specification and reporting)
  • Clean-Up (e.g., bank stabilization, re-vegetation and mile marker placement)
  • As-Builts (e.g., redline drawings, NDE logs/maps, depth of cover and test leads)
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Bores, Road Crossing, Foreign Utility Crossings (e.g., clearances, crossing permits and cased vs. uncased)
Pipeline Line Construction Safety
  • Overall/Basic Safety (e.g., OSHA Regulations 1910, Rigging Protocols, JSA, HAZCOM, PPE … etc.) 
  • Confined Space (e.g., entry permits, fire watch, gas detectors and respiratory requirement)
  • Elevated Work Surface (e.g., ladder safety, fall arrest and hand rails)
  • Excavation (e.g., CGA, INGAA, spoil pile placement, one call and traffic control)
  • Pressure testing (e.g., minimum distance, test equipment failure and running dryer pigs)
  • Welding (e.g., arch flashes, fire hazards and propane hazards)
  • Coating (e.g., flammable materials and respiratory concerns)
  • Non Destructive Examination (NDE)
Pipeline Construction Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Protection Plan
  • Waste Handling, Soil Handling
  • Erosion Control
  • Documentation Requirement
  • Ground Water and Storm Water Handling
  • Upland and Wetland Requirement
  • Bank Stabilization Techniques
  • Notification Requirements (Spill, Incident, Landlord Interaction and Notifications Protocols)
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Water Intake, Use and Discharge Requirements
Reference Materials
  • API 1169: Basic Inspection requirements – New Pipeline Construction
  • API 1110: Pressure Testing of Steel Pipes
  • 1PI Q1: Specification for Quality Programs
  • ANSI Z49.1: Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes
  • CGA: Common Ground Alliance
  • INGAA: Natural Gas Pipeline Crossing Guidelines and CS-S-9 Pressure Testing Safety Guidelines
  • ISO 9000: Quality Management System – Fundamentals and Vocabulary
  • Z662-15: Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems
  • Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (In addition, 29 CFR 1926 Occupational Safety and Health Standards and 29 CFR 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Constructions will be required by Canadian candidates)
  • Transport Canada, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations Canadian Environmental Protection Plan Act
  • Fisheries and Oceans - Land Development Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Habitat)
  • Canadian Water Act
  • Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) – Pipeline Associated Watercourse Crossing
  • Migratory Bird Convention Act
  • Navigation Protection Act
  • Species at Risk Act

Attendee is responsible for their own accommodations.


Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Benefits of Training with Us

Our instructors have many years of hands on experience in all facets of pipeline design, fabrication, installation, and inspection.  As the leading provider of pipeline and pressure equipment integrity management services, we’re in the perfect position to provide a significant amount of added value beyond just basic awareness of code requirements, including: comparisons of (different) jurisdictional requirements, information on best practices and practical interpretation + application of the various inspection tasks required.

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