1.6 CEU 2 days standard

Pipeline and Facility Installation – Inspector's Course

This training seminar addresses all sections of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producer’s (CAPP’s) Guidance Document: “Competency Assessment for Upstream Oil and Gas Pipeline Installation Inspectors” issued September 2009, as well as the relevant requirements from the Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations of Alberta (or equivalent for BC and SK) for pressure equipment (boilers, pressure vessels, and pressure piping). The content focuses on the role of the inspector as the client (owner) representative, and provides a basic understanding of the various code and regulatory requirements necessary for the inspector to fulfill their role from a Quality Assurance perspective. Various aspects of site safety and project management and the administrative requirements deemed necessary to assure that new installations fully satisfy the owner’s requirements and expectations will also be included.

Pipeline Installation Inspectors
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Qualification Requirements
Areas of Knowledge, Skill and Competency for Inspectors
  • General Pipeline and Facility Construction Overview
  • Quality Concepts for Pipeline and Facility Construction
  • Overview of Relationships Between Codes and Jurisdictional Requirements
  • Complete overview of relevant codes, with focus on details in specified sections and latest revisions:.
    • CSA B51-2009
    • CSA Z662-2015
    • ASME B31.3-2014
  • Owner Specifications, Drawing Interpretation & Management of Change (MOC)
  • Pipeline and Facility Construction Safety (including ground disturbance, confined space and fall arrest)
  • Welding/Joining and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Materials: CSA Z245, API, ANSI
  • Environmental Considerations and Regulations
  • Surface Rights and Reclamation
  • Crossings: Road, Highway, Railway, Water, Pipeline, Foreign Line, Heavy Equipment
  • Inspector Accountability and Liability (including Bill C-45)
  • Soft Skills for Inspectors
Facilities Specific Requirements
  • Pressure Equipment Safety Legislation Overview:
    • CSA B51
    • Provincial legislation and regulations for Boilers and Pressure Vessels
    • ASME Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Piping Codes
  • Authorized Inspector (a person appointed by the Provincial Regulator to administer the provincial legislation and regulations)
  • Quality Control Program Requirements
  • Management of Change
  • Pressure Vessel Installation Inspections
  • Tank codes and regulations
  • Pressure Safety Devices
  • Pre-commissioning and Commissioning
  • Jurisdictional documentation requirements

Attendee is responsible for their own accommodations.


Lunch will be provided for course attendees.

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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