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Construction. Terms. Design. Design Chapter III. Acronyms. Design and Preparation of a Joint for Production Welding Section 8. Safety in Welding. 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. Pressure Testing of Steel Pipelines – Entire document is subject to testing with exception of the appendices API Q1. Welding of Pipeline and Related Facilities ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Section 3. and Abbreviations Section 4. Installation and Testing 2    . Welding Chapter III. and Assembly Chapter VI.8. Definitions and Abbreviations Section 4: Quality Management System Requirements Section 5: Product Realization ANSI Z49. Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: 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. Definitions. Scope and Definitions Chapter II. Inspection and Testing ASME B31. Acceptance Standards for NDT Section 10. Materials and Equipment Chapter II. Procedures for Nondestructive Testing (NDT) API 1110. Materials Chapter V. Qualification of Welders Section 7. Specifications Section 5. Basic Inspection Requirements – New Pipeline Construction All of API 1169 is applicable to the examination API 1104.4. Piping System Components and Fabrication Details Chapter IV. Repair and Removal of Weld Defects Section 11.REFERENCE PUBLICATIONS API 1169. Cutting. Welding. Qualifications of Welding Procedures with Filler Metal Additions Section 6.1. Specification for Quality Programs ATTN: Test questions will be based on the following portions of the document only: Section 3: Terms. Inspection and Testing of Production Welds Section 9.

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

Transportation of Hazardous Liquids by Pipeline Subpart D . Definitions and General Requirements for All Facilities and All Types of Oils 40 CFR 122.epa.Subpart A – Applicability. 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).pdf) Entire document is subject to testing 4    . 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.gov/npdes/pubs/cgp2012_finalpermit.

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

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

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

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

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