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Materials Chapter V. Installation and Testing 2    . Scope and Definitions Chapter II. Procedures for Nondestructive Testing (NDT) API 1110. Safety in Welding. Cutting. Welding. Acronyms. Basic Inspection Requirements – New Pipeline Construction All of API 1169 is applicable to the examination API 1104. Welding of Pipeline and Related Facilities ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Section 3. Piping System Components and Fabrication Details Chapter IV. Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Chapter I. Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: General Provisions and Definitions Chapter I. and Allied Processes ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Chapter 4: Protection of Personnel and the General Area Chapter 5: Ventilation Chapter 6: Fire Prevention and Protection Chapter 8: Public Exhibitions and Demonstrations ASME B31. Specifications Section 5.1. Terms. Specification for Quality Programs ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Section 3: Terms. Construction.4. Design Chapter III. Acceptance Standards for NDT Section 10.8. Welding Chapter III. and Abbreviations Section 4. Design and Preparation of a Joint for Production Welding Section 8. Inspection and Testing ASME B31. Pressure Testing of Steel Pipelines – Entire document is subject to testing with exception of the appendices API Q1. Definitions and Abbreviations Section 4: Quality Management System Requirements Section 5: Product Realization ANSI Z49.REFERENCE PUBLICATIONS API 1169. Qualifications of Welding Procedures with Filler Metal Additions Section 6. Inspection and Testing of Production Welds Section 9. Repair and Removal of Weld Defects Section 11. Materials and Equipment Chapter II. Definitions. and Assembly Chapter VI. Design. Qualification of Welders Section 7.

Only those articles and sections specifically listed will be available to applicants. Oil Pollution Prevention 3    . Federal Regulations ATTN: The references below will be available to applicants on their computer monitors during the exam.S.org/File. Safety and Health Regulations for Construction: Subpart C. Storage.ingaa.org/File. Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations Article 600 Subpart P – Excavations The entirety of Subpart P Including Appendices Subpart U. © The University of Texas Austin Entire document is subject to testing U. Use and Disposal Articles 250 and 251 Subpart J – Welding and Cutting Articles 351-354 Subpart L – Scaffolds Article 451 Subpart M – Fall Protection Articles 500-501 Subpart O.Materials Handling. 29 CFR 1910.aspx?id=18981) Entire document is subject to testing ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems – Fundamentals and Vocabulary ATTN: Test questions will be based upon the Definitions Only Pipeline Construction by Max Hosmanek.Occupational Health and Environmental Controls Article 62 (Excluding Appendices) Subpart F – Fire Protection and Prevention Article 152 Subpart H.Blasting and the Use of Explosives Articles 900-902 & 914 Subpart CC – Cranes & Derricks in Construction Article 1417 40 CFR 112. Occupational Safety and Health Standards Subpart H – Hazardous Materials Article 119 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment The entirety of Subpart I (Excluding Subpart I Appendices) Subpart J – General Environmental Controls Articles 145-147 (Excluding Appendices) 29 CFR 1926. Construction Safety Guidelines  Natural Gas Pipeline Crossing Guidelines (http://www.Definitions  CS-S-9 Pressure Testing (Hydrostatic/Pneumatic) Safety Guidelines (http://www.aspx?id=20405) Section II .ingaa.CGA (Common Ground Alliance) Best Practices Entire document is subject to testing INGAA.Motor Vehicles.General Safety and Health Provisions Articles 20-29 and Articles 32-35 Subpart D.

Subpart A – Applicability. EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Subpart A – Definitions and General Program Requirements 49 CFR 192.pdf) Entire document is subject to testing 4    . Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline Subpart D .epa.gov/npdes/pubs/cgp2012_finalpermit.Construction Subpart E – Pressure Testing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Definitions and General Requirements for All Facilities and All Types of Oils 40 CFR 122. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharges from Construction Activities 2012 (http://www. Transportation of Natural and Other Gas by Pipeline: Minimum Federal Safety Standards: Subpart G – General Construction Requirements for Transmission Lines and Mains Subpart J – Test Requirements Subpart N – Qualifications of Pipeline Personnel 49 CFR 195.

such as: o Management of Change o Personnel testing and qualification verification o Project requirements enforcement o Inspection roles and responsibilities b. Records management. right of way.. Clearing and Grading o Alignment sheets (e. and identification o Standard requirements 2.g. The following categories describe the minimum necessary knowledge and skills: 1. road access. Non-Conformance handling o Control of nonconforming conditions o Reporting o Disposition o Corrective and Preventive Actions o Closing e. Root Cause Analysis (RCA) o Purpose of RCA o Defining root cause f. railroad. grubbing. road crossing. extra work space.g.. including o Legibility o Traceability o Retrievability o Records Retention c. requirements. tagging. The following is a list of specific topics that an applicant should be familiar with and expect to be tested during the API-1169 Pipeline Construction Inspection exam.g. General Quality Principles a. Material Preservation and Handling o Quarantine. and expectations for pipeline construction that enable him/her to effectively carry out their duties. top soil segregation) o Permits (e. PI locations. Pipeline Construction Inspection a.. special conditions) o Specifications (e. Basic inspection principles. Calibration – Monitoring and Measurement Equipment Control o Equipment calibration status o Calibration methods g. encroachment) o Special landowner requirements (e.. Ditching 5    . Document Control o Revision Status d. line list) o Written and/or electronic reporting b.g.EXAMINATION CONTENT BASED ON SPECIFIC AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE AND PROFICIENCIES The inspector should be knowledgeable of general inspection responsibilities. width.

g.. ASME B. tangents. qualified personnel. pipe support) Pressure Testing o Specifications (e. material size.g..g.g.g. seam locations) o Specifications (e.. OQ) o Written / electronic reporting (e. documentation. compaction.g. boom size. part 192.8. qualified procedures. weights) o Padding pipe (e. heat and pipe number) o Materials defects / condition o Handling requirements (e.g..g.. coating. bend location. mandrels..g.g.. holiday detection) Backfill o Proper equipment (e. damage. stacking.g. types. cradles.g. shoes...4. crown) o Written / electronic reporting (e. heat number. benching) o Lifting plans (e. testing (equipment and products) Welding Basics o Specifications.g. lifting..g.g. pipe number. dust control) o Monitoring and measuring devices o Written and/or electronic reporting Stringing o Materials identification (e. qualified procedures. rock shield. securing) o Pipe tally / pipe placement (e.. e. amount. testing (equipment and products) Lowering In o Proper equipment (e.g.g. equipment. i. type. qualified personnel. compaction. cutoff length) o Material Placement (e. cattle crossing.. lift height. depth... alignment. spacing.c. erosion control. pipe grade... spacing. lifting. depth. minimum equipment requirements) o Written electronic reporting (e. seam alignments. padding amount. location. temperature correction) 6    . bending requirements.g.g. documentation. o Base-bottom contour matching pipe o Depth of cover specifications (e. CFR 49. CFR192) o Proper bending equipment (e..g. d. time. transition. material size. sand bag placement. slings) o Specifications (e. number of joints) Pipe Bending o Pipe ovality and wrinkles (e...g. padding requirements. j.. ditch preparation. B.g.g. quantity and location) o Buoyancy control (e. material/consumable control. amount) o Material identification (e. stringing distances and skips.. loading and unloading. placed per alignment drawings. pressure range. ditch skip.g. pipeline elevation/profile. maximum angles. f. documentation) Tie-in’s o Specifications (e.31. wall thickness.. angle measurement) o Specifications (e.. coating or metal damage) o Written electronic reporting (e. foam) o Specifications (e. liners.g. installation.. boom spacing..g. bench spacing. h. location in ditch. number of booms) o Written / electronic Reporting (e. part 195) o Specifications (e.g. material/consumable control. as built) Coating Basics o Specifications.31.. measurements) o Landowner restrictions (e.

decompaction. CFR195) Pressure testing equipment (e.. entry/exit angles) o Testing. foot. CFR192.g. excavation competent person) o LOTO protocol (OSHA) 7    . alignment sheets showing final as built conditions. length) o Specifications (e. filtration) Dewatering (e.g. temperature extremes) o Emergency response protocol (e. calibration.. road crossing.g. 3.g. gauge plate inspections. NDE maps/logs.. type.g.g. immediate danger life. connection. basic features o HAZCOM (types of hazards such as fire. toxicity. NORMS. hazardous materials such as fuels... crossing agreements/permits.. restoration) o Equipment (e. location) o Written / electronic reporting (e.g. anode ground beds.g. and characteristics of the pipeline (e. filtration and testing) Pipeline cleaning/drying requirements (e.. drilling fluids. explosive. length.g... weld maps/logs. pipe/hose) Calibration certification of pressure testing equipment Notifications (e.. PI/POT locations. as builts. corrosion. n. head.DOT requirements (e.. pressure test logs. excavation... foreign utility crossings o Specifications.. terrain. type and size. Overall/Basic Safety o OSHA regulation 1910 o Permit definitions (e. radius of curvature. location. pull force.g.. breathing. damages. m. first responder contacts) o Stop work authority (e. wire size. dimensions. geotechnical studies. Pipeline Construction Safety a. type of bores. material and coating information) HDD Basics o Horizontal drilling process.. amount. lifting devices) o Job Safety Analysis (JSA) (e. coating. purpose. entry/exit points..g. mile marker placement. regulators) Uptake (e. location.g. special conditions. hot work. l. seeding) As-Builts o Redline drawings. confined space. dew point calibration) Written / electronic reporting (e. voids. first responder.g. uncased crossings. hazards) o Hazard recognition (e... paints. source requirements.. safe work) o Rigging protocol (e.g.. revegetation. test heads. changing conditions) o SDS (MSDS) . special requirements. bank stabilization) o Landowner requirements (e. hearing.Location. fences. size. environment) o OQ requirements per 192. withdraw rate. o. eye.g. test leads. clearances. deformation Bores. inhibitors) o Site Conditions (e. pipe condition o o o o o o o o k. 195 o Security protocol o PPE (e. environmental. fire) o Specialized inspectors (e. hand.g.g.g.g.g. drill path/profile. test distance) o Leak identification and repairs Cathodic Protection o Alignment sheets (e. type) Clean-Up o Alignment sheets (e. charts. special conditions. depth of cover.g. pigging. records. health. welding.g... cased vs.g. LGP.

g. exclusion) o Traffic control (e. line sweep. snow fencing. safety levels) Pressure Testing o Minimum distance from test (e.g. moving equipment Coating o Flammable materials. g. propane hazards. uniform color code.g. road crossing covers.g. e. induced currents.. operator qualifications) o Spoil pile placement o Soil classification (e. fire hazards.g.g.. limited access) o Hazards associated with rupture o Test equipment failure o Notification (e. underground. radiography..g. flagmen. sloping. dirt report. respiratory concerns (fumes. IDLH) Elevated Work Surface o Fall arrest/protection o Ladder safety o Toe board o Hand rails o Scaffold erection and tagging Excavation o CGA / foreign line excavation (e. trench box.g. potholing.. lighting) o Atmospheric testing requirements (e.. incident/near miss) o Hot line tie-ins o Appropriate use.g... types of respirators) o Rescue requirements and equipment o Gas detectors o Air monitoring o Venation requirements o Toxic atmosphere (e.g. signs. dust) NDE o Radiation hazards 8    . back welding. safe approach limits.g. f.. storage and inspection of tools.g. structures. working in area of grinding. inside pipes) o Entry permits o Required personnel o Entry log o Fire watch requirements o Respiratory requirements (e. o Reporting protocol (e. first responder. h. nonessential personnel) o Pressurizing and depressurizing o Running drying pigs (use) Welding o Arc flashes. d..g. PEL.. public.b. locating requirements. third party representation) o INGAA Crossing Guidelines o Safe digging practices (e.. sheet pile) o Access and egress for excavation and confined space o One call o Electrical hazards (e. c. benching. overhead) o Excavation barriers (e.. type) o Shoring (e. public safety.g.. oxygen levels. personnel.. equipment and materials Confined Space o Confined space definitions (e. daylighting requirements.

drilling fluids) o Erosion controls (e. dust control) o Waste handling (e. emergency response.. dewatering) o Stormwater handling o Notification requirements (e.g. use and discharge requirements (e. containment and disposal) o Bank stabilization techniques 9    .. landowner. state. silt fencing) o Soil handling / ROW (e.g. spill kits. local. multi lift handling) o Documentation requirements (e. impacted soil. identification) o HDD (e. county. reading drawings... Pipeline Construction Environmental Protection o Environmental protection plan . drilling mud. hay bales. frac out. filling out forms. well points.g. contaminated soil... spill.g. reviewing permits) o Environmental hazards (e.g. landowner interaction. sand blast.project specific drawings. incident. specs (e.g.. land disturbance. NORM) o Groundwater handling (e. agency interaction. notification protocols) o Upland and wetland requirements (e. pollution prevention and control) o Water intake..g.4..g. asbestos. delineation.. hydrostatic test water. top soil segregation.g.g. fueling area..g. filters. federal.