Liquid Pipeline Field Operations Level 1 Trainee Guide, Paperback

This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to the Pipeline Industry (Pipeline Core), Liquid Pipeline General Abnormal Operating Conditions (Pipeline Core), Basic Pipeline Hydraulics and Equipment, Pipeline Communications, Product Batch and Pig Tracking, Routine Field and Facility Operations (CT 63.1, 63.2, and 63.4), Monitoring Pipeline Operations (CT 63.3), Field Quality Control and Field Measurement.

Table of Contents

(Total Level Hours: 195; includes 72.5 of Core Curriculum) 

66101-02 Introduction to the Pipeline Industry (Pipeline Core) (15 Hours)

Introduces the pipeline industry, including pipeline products and flow paths, maps and drawings used in the industry, and basic pipeline operations. Also covers hydraulics, pipeline equipment, electrical power systems, and corrosion control. Regulations, documentation, and pipeline industry occupations are also described.


66102-02 Liquid Pipeline General Abnormal Operating Conditions (Pipeline Core) (5 Hours)

Introduces the Abnormal Operating Conditions (AOCs) that can occur on a pipeline or in a pipeline facility. Includes general procedures on how to recognize and react to AOCs and the necessary documentation and notifications that must be completed when responding to AOCs.


60102-02 Basic Pipeline Hydraulics and Equipment (10 Hours)

Explains pipeline hydraulics safety, basic principles of hydraulic systems, hydraulic properties of petroleum products, pipeline design factors, and basic pipeline equipment.


60103-02 Pipeline Communications (7.5 Hours)

Introduces the various channels of communications that must exist in pipeline operations, including internal communications with scheduling, operations, and maintenance, and external communications with contractors, the general public, regulatory agencies, and local, state, and federal government.


60104-02 Product Batch and Pig Tracking (10 Hours)

Describes how to track pipeline product line inventories; handle scheduled pipeline shipments; identify product interface changes; and launch, receive, and track pigs through the pipeline and facility.


60105-02 Routine Field and Facility Operations (CT 63.1, 63.2, and 63.4) (25 Hours)

Explains how to perform visual facility checks and verify tank capacity and availability. Provides procedures for operating valves; facility pumping equipment; pressure, flow, and temperature controllers; and terminal storage tanks. Also provides information relating to custody transfers, setting alarm parameters, performing start-up and shutdown procedures, performing batch switches, calculating facility over•and-short, and completing required operations documentation.


60106-02 Monitoring Pipeline Operations (CT 63.3) (15 Hours)

Explains how to monitor pipeline parameters, recognize and react to safety device alarms, purge product from the pipe, perform pipeline surveillance, and monitor weather conditions.


60107-02 Field Quality Control (15 Hours)

Introduces field quality control procedures including activation of tank mixing devices, collection of product samples, product testing, pipeline switching, product blending operations, and injection of appropriate additives.


60108-02 Field Measurement (20 Hours)

Introduces the techniques used in field measurement of products in the pipeline. Areas covered include measurement components, types of meters, measurement of custody transfers and receipts, verification of meter accuracy, waterdraw calibration techniques, and utilization of tank strappings.

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