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Specification for Quality Programs ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Section 3: Terms.8. Welding of Pipeline and Related Facilities ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Section 3. Inspection and Testing of Production Welds Section 9. Procedures for Nondestructive Testing (NDT) API 1110. Definitions and Abbreviations Section 4: Quality Management System Requirements Section 5: Product Realization ANSI Z49. Acronyms. Materials Chapter V.REFERENCE PUBLICATIONS API 1169. Design. Piping System Components and Fabrication Details Chapter IV. Design Chapter III. Inspection and Testing ASME B31. Materials and Equipment Chapter II. Construction. Safety in Welding. Definitions. Basic Inspection Requirements – New Pipeline Construction All of API 1169 is applicable to the examination API 1104. Qualifications of Welding Procedures with Filler Metal Additions Section 6. Repair and Removal of Weld Defects Section 11. Welding. 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. Acceptance Standards for NDT Section 10. 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. Scope and Definitions Chapter II. and Assembly Chapter VI.1. Pressure Testing of Steel Pipelines – Entire document is subject to testing with exception of the appendices API Q1. Cutting. Specifications Section 5. Welding Chapter III. Terms. and Abbreviations Section 4.4. Qualification of Welders Section 7. Design and Preparation of a Joint for Production Welding Section 8. Installation and Testing 2    . Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Chapter I.

org/File. Mechanized Equipment and Marine Operations Article 600 Subpart P – Excavations The entirety of Subpart P Including Appendices Subpart U.Blasting and the Use of Explosives Articles 900-902 & 914 Subpart CC – Cranes & Derricks in Construction Article 1417 40 CFR 112.org/File. 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.CGA (Common Ground Alliance) Best Practices Entire document is subject to testing INGAA.ingaa. Safety and Health Regulations for Construction: Subpart C. 29 CFR 1910. Storage.Materials Handling. Construction Safety Guidelines  Natural Gas Pipeline Crossing Guidelines (http://www.aspx?id=20405) Section II . © The University of Texas Austin Entire document is subject to testing U. Only those articles and sections specifically listed will be available to applicants. Oil Pollution Prevention 3    .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.Definitions  CS-S-9 Pressure Testing (Hydrostatic/Pneumatic) Safety Guidelines (http://www.ingaa. Federal Regulations ATTN: The references below will be available to applicants on their computer monitors during the exam.General Safety and Health Provisions Articles 20-29 and Articles 32-35 Subpart D.Motor Vehicles. 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.Occupational Health and Environmental Controls Article 62 (Excluding Appendices) Subpart F – Fire Protection and Prevention Article 152 Subpart H.S.

EPA Administered Permit Programs: The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Subpart A – Definitions and General Program Requirements 49 CFR 192.Construction Subpart E – Pressure Testing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).gov/npdes/pubs/cgp2012_finalpermit. Definitions and General Requirements for All Facilities and All Types of Oils 40 CFR 122. Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline Subpart D . National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit for Discharges from Construction Activities 2012 (http://www.epa.pdf) Entire document is subject to testing 4    . 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.Subpart A – Applicability.

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

tangents. compaction. ASME B. wall thickness. type. documentation. lift height. lifting.. ditch skip. crown) o Written / electronic reporting (e. spacing. coating or metal damage) o Written electronic reporting (e.. as built) Coating Basics o Specifications. seam locations) o Specifications (e. f...31. quantity and location) o Buoyancy control (e. erosion control.g. minimum equipment requirements) o Written electronic reporting (e. part 195) o Specifications (e.. material size. cutoff length) o Material Placement (e.g. qualified procedures. holiday detection) Backfill o Proper equipment (e. amount..g. padding amount.g. OQ) o Written / electronic reporting (e.. coating. pipe number. securing) o Pipe tally / pipe placement (e. dust control) o Monitoring and measuring devices o Written and/or electronic reporting Stringing o Materials identification (e.g. damage. stringing distances and skips. cattle crossing.. cradles. spacing.g. number of joints) Pipe Bending o Pipe ovality and wrinkles (e.g.8.. time. types. foam) o Specifications (e. documentation. angle measurement) o Specifications (e. material/consumable control. bending requirements..g. documentation) Tie-in’s o Specifications (e.g. benching) o Lifting plans (e. number of booms) o Written / electronic Reporting (e.. placed per alignment drawings. qualified personnel. alignment. boom size. e.. installation. CFR 49.. depth.31. testing (equipment and products) Lowering In o Proper equipment (e.g. pressure range.g... equipment. h. g. sand bag placement. testing (equipment and products) Welding Basics o Specifications.g. location in ditch. pipe support) Pressure Testing o Specifications (e. d. heat and pipe number) o Materials defects / condition o Handling requirements (e. CFR192) o Proper bending equipment (e. slings) o Specifications (e. j. qualified personnel.g.c.g. liners. bend location. B.. mandrels. amount) o Material identification (e. weights) o Padding pipe (e. maximum angles. o Base-bottom contour matching pipe o Depth of cover specifications (e. qualified procedures.g. measurements) o Landowner restrictions (e.g. bench spacing. compaction. loading and unloading.4. depth. temperature correction) 6    .. part 192. ditch preparation. location.g.g... lifting.. material size. material/consumable control. shoes.g. i.g.g.g. heat number.g. padding requirements... pipeline elevation/profile. seam alignments. pipe grade. boom spacing. transition.g.. rock shield. stacking...g.g..

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

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

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