ASME-Based Covered Tasks

These courses provide an overview of the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to perform specific tasks as required under DOT pipeline operator qualification regulations and are based on the ASME B31Q Covered Tasks.

ASME-0001 Measure Structure-to-Electrolyte Potential
Measure Structure-to-Electrolyte Potential explains the knowledge required to perform cathodic protection tests, including an overview of cathodic protection systems and test equipment, and the procedure for measuring structure-to-electrolyte potential. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0011 Conduct Close Interval Survey
Conduct Close Interval Survey explains the purpose of a close interval survey, the preparation work for the survey, the steps to perform the close interval survey, including how to take structure-to-soil potentials and log data. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0021 Measure Soil Resistivity
Measure Soil Resistivity covers soil resistivity measurement methods, the appropriate measuring equipment and tools, proper testing locations, how to measure soil resistivity and record data, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during this task. (25 min)
ASME-0031 Inspect and Monitor Galvanic Ground Beds/Anodes
Inspect and Monitor Galvanic Ground Beds/Anodes explains how to inspect and monitor galvanic ground beds and anodes by verifying their test location, taking structure-to-electrolyte potentials, analyzing the remaining life of the anodes, and documenting the results. Possible abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0041 Installation and Maintenance of Mechanical Electrical Connections
Installation and Maintenance of Mechanical Electrical Connections explains how to install mechanical electrical connections, verify the test equipment, perform maintenance on damaged test leads, and verify mechanical integrity and electrical continuity. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (10 min)
ASME-0051 Installation of Exothermic Electrical Connections
Installation of Exothermic Electrical Connections explains the purpose of installing electrical connections, discusses the knowledge required prior to performing the exothermic welds, describes the steps and equipment for performing exothermic welds, and lists possible abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the installation. (20 min)
ASME-0061 Inspect or Test Cathodic Protection Bonds
Inspect or Test Cathodic Protection Bonds explains the purpose of cathodic protection bonds, types of bonds, the use of shunts, the procedure for inspecting and testing, and how to recognize and react to any abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may occur during the inspection or testing. (15 min)
ASME-0071 Inspect or Test Cathodic Protection Electrical Isolation Devices
Inspect or Test Cathodic Protection Electrical Isolation Devices explains the purpose of electrical isolation devices, the locations and types of isolating devices, the procedures for inspecting and testing isolation devices, and discusses abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while inspecting or testing cathodic protection electrical isolation devices. (20 min)
ASME-0081 Install Cathodic Protection Electrical Isolation Devices
Install Cathodic Protection Electrical Isolation Devices explains the purpose of installing electrical isolating devices, the knowledge and skills required, the procedures for installing various electrical isolating devices, and potential abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the process. (25 min)
ASME-0091 Troubleshoot Active Cathodic Protection System
Troubleshoot Active Cathodic Protection System explains the purpose of troubleshooting cathodic protection systems. It also describes safety precautions for the task, lists equipment needed for troubleshooting, and explains the troubleshooting procedures for rectifiers, groundbeds, cable, interference, and metallic contacts. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while troubleshooting the system are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0101 Inspect Rectifier and Obtain Readings
Inspect Rectifier and Obtain Readings reviews the role of a rectifier in cathodic protection and describes the procedure for inspecting a rectifier. It explains how to obtain voltage and current output readings from a rectifier and how to use these readings to verify the proper performance of the rectifier. The procedure includes information about measuring voltage, calculating current, validating readings to confirm that the rectifier is operating as expected, and documenting the data. The course also describes how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). (15 min)
ASME-0111 Maintain Rectifier
Maintain Rectifier reviews the role of a rectifier in cathodic protection and describes the procedure for performing rectifier maintenance. The procedure includes troubleshooting the rectifier, repairing the rectifier by replacing defective components, making fine and coarse tap setting adjustments, and documenting the rectifier maintenance. The course also describes how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (35 min)
ASME-0141 Visual Inspection for Atmospheric Corrosion
Visual Inspection for Atmospheric Corrosion explains the purpose of visual inspections for atmospheric corrosion, illustrates the types of coating failures, explains the procedure for visual inspections, and lists abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing an inspection. (15 min)
ASME-0151 Visual Inspection of Buried Pipe and Components When Exposed
Visual Inspection of Buried Pipe and Components When Exposed explains the purpose of the inspection; defines the terms related to external corrosion, coatings, coating anomalies, and coating methods; explains the procedure for the inspection; and discusses abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (20 min)
ASME-0161 Visual Inspection for Internal Corrosion
Visual Inspection for Internal Corrosion illustrates various anomalies that may be discovered while visually inspecting the internal surfaces of a pipe or component. The types of corrosion discussed in the course include pitting, scale, and microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC). The course explains the basic steps of the inspection process, including how to document the location of each anomaly. It also describes how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). (15 min)
ASME-0171 Measure External Corrosion
Measure External Corrosion describes various types of corrosion and explains the procedure for measuring external corrosion on steel pipe. The procedure includes information about preparing the pipe surface, creating a paper representation of the pipe surface, overlaying a grid on corroded areas of steel pipe, taking measurements of external corrosion, and documenting findings. The course also describes how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (25 min)
ASME-0181 Measure Internal Corrosion
Measure Internal Corrosion describes various types of corrosion and explains the procedure for measuring internal corrosion on steel pipe. The procedure includes information about preparing the pipe surface, taking measurements of internal corrosion, mapping the corrosion on the pipe surface, and documenting and reporting findings. The course also describes how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (30 min)
ASME-0191 Measure Atmospheric Corrosion
Measure Atmospheric Corrosion examines types and characteristics of atmospheric corrosion on aboveground pipelines, surface preparations, equipment checks, measurement methods, and abnormal operations conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered when measuring atmospheric corrosion. (30 min)
ASME-0201 Visual Inspection of Installed Pipe and Components for Mechanical Damage
Visual Inspection of Installed Pipe and Components for Mechanical Damage explains the purpose of visually inspecting installed pipe for mechanical damage, terms related to mechanical damage, the procedure for visually inspecting installed pipe and components for mechanical damage, and how to recognize and react to any abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the procedure. (15 min)
ASME-0211 Measure and Characterize Mechanical Damage on Installed Pipe and Components
Measure and Characterize Mechanical Damage on Installed Pipe and Components explains the purpose and procedure for measuring and characterizing mechanical damage, defines terms regarding mechanical damage, discusses tools and documentation requirements, and describes abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while doing the inspection. (15 min)
ASME-0221 Inspect, Test, and Maintain Sensing Devices
Inspect, Test, and Maintain Sensing Devices explains the purpose and different types of sensing devices, any knowledge that may be helpful, the procedure for performing a visual inspection, testing with the proper test media, recalibrating the range and setpoint of a sensing device, and potential abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered when performing the task. (15 min)
ASME-0231 Inspect, Test, and Maintain Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
Inspect, Test, and Maintain Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) explains how to check the test equipment, visually inspect PLCs for damage, isolate and test them for proper operation, maintain them as needed, and return them to service. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing this task are included. (15 min)
ASME-0241 Inspect, Test, and Maintain Liquid Leak Detection Flow Computers
Inspect, Test, and Maintain Liquid Leak Detection Flow Computers examines how flowmeters and other devices interface with flow computers as part of a CPM system designed to detect pipeline leaks. The inspection, testing, and maintenance of these systems are discussed, as are abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that could be encountered during these procedures. (15 min)
ASME-0271 Prove Flowmeters for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection
Prove Flowmeters for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection examines the use of master meters and conventional displacement provers for proving flowmeters for hazardous liquid leak detection. Displacement provers that are discussed include unidirectional, bidirectional, and compact meters. The course also examines abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (25 min)
ASME-0281 Maintain Flowmeters for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection
Maintain Flowmeters for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection discusses the different types of flowmeters, including orifice plate, turbine, positive displacement, Coriolis, ultrasonic, magmeter, and vortex. The course also explores steps to take for flowmeter maintenance, including meter repair and removal. In addition, you will learn how to react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) you may encounter when maintaining flowmeters. (25 min)
ASME-0291 Inspect, Test, and Maintain Gravitometers/Densitometers For Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection
Inspect, Test, and Maintain Gravitometers/Densitometers for Hazardous Liquid Leak Detection explains qualifications and knowledge required, initial inspection, maintenance, and returning the instruments to service. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0301 Manually Opening and Closing Valves
Manually Opening and Closing Valves explores the manual operation of valves by using tools and also by manually operating actuators. The course includes preparations for the task, impact of pressure changes as a result of manual operation, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that could be encountered during the task. (20 min)
ASME-0311 Adjust and Monitor Flow or Pressure en dash Manual Valve Operation
Adjust and Monitor Flow or Pressure – Manual Valve Operation describes how to prepare for manual operation of valves and explains the processes for adjusting and monitoring flow or pressure. The course describes valve types, such as gate and ball valves; manual and mechanical methods of operation to make adjustments; how to verify that the anticipated flow or pressure is achieved; and how to monitor to ensure that flow and pressure remain within acceptable limits. The course also describes how to document the adjustment or monitoring of flow or pressure and how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). (25 min)
ASME-0321 Valve Corrective Maintenance
Valve Corrective Maintenance describes how to prepare for valve corrective maintenance and discusses the types of maintenance that may need to be performed, such as making repairs, replacing parts, flushing the valve, making adjustments, and lubricating the valve. The course also describes how to document the valve corrective maintenance and how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). (20 min)
ASME-0331 Valve – Visual Inspection and Partial Operation
Valve – Visual Inspection and Partial Operation describes the purpose of a visual inspection and partial operation of pipeline valves, explains how to visually inspect and partially operate valves, discusses how to perform routine lubrication of valves, and lists abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the task. (15 min)
ASME-0351 Pneumatic Actuator/Operator Inspection and Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Pneumatic Actuator/Operator Inspection and Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance explains how to perform a visual inspection, conduct preventive and corrective actions, adjust setpoints, and conduct a performance test on actuators/operators. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0361 Electric Actuator/Operator Inspection and Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Electric Actuator/Operator Inspection and Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance explains how to perform a visual inspection, conduct preventive and corrective actions, adjust setpoints, and conduct a performance test on actuators/operators. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0371 Hydraulic Actuator/Operator Inspection and Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Hydraulic Actuator/Operator Inspection and Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance explains how to perform a visual inspection, conduct preventive and corrective actions, adjust setpoints, and conduct a performance test on actuators/operators. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0381 Spring-Loaded, Pressure-Regulating Device – Inspection and Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Spring Loaded, Pressure-Regulating Device – Inspection and Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance explains the purpose of inspecting and maintaining regulators; describes how to inspect, test, and maintain them; and discusses how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (15 min)
ASME-0391 Pilot-Operated, Pressure-Regulating Device – Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Pilot-Operated, Pressure-Regulating Device – Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance explains the purpose of regulator inspection and maintenance; describes how to inspect, test, and maintain pilot-operated, pressure-regulating devices; and discusses how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the task. (15 min)
ASME-0401 Controller-Type, Pressure-Regulating Device – Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Controller-Type, Pressure-Regulating Device – Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance explains the purpose of inspections and maintenance; describes how to inspect, test, and maintain controller-type, pressure-regulating devices; and discusses how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the task. (15 min)
ASME-0411 Spring-Loaded, Pressure-Limiting, and -Relief Device – Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Spring-Loaded, Pressure-Limiting, and -Relief Device – Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance explains the purpose and steps for inspecting a relief device, describes preventive and corrective maintenance, and discusses how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the task. (15 min)
ASME-0421 Pilot-Operated, Pressure-Limiting, and -Relief Device – Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Pilot-Operated, Pressure-Limiting, and -Relief Device – Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance explains the purpose and steps for inspecting a relief device, describes preventive and corrective maintenance, and discusses abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the task. (15 min)
ASME-0551 Explosive Atmosphere Detection and Alarm System Performance Test and Corrective Maintenance
Explosive Atmosphere Detection and Alarm System Performance Test and Corrective Maintenance explains the purpose of the detection and alarm system and discusses how to visually inspect the system, verify the current readings, and conduct a performance test of the system. It also covers corrective maintenance steps and describes abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (15 min)
ASME-0561 Pressure Test: Nonliquid Medium – MAOP Less Than 100 psi
Pressure Test: Nonliquid Medium – MAOP Less Than 100 psi explains how to pressure-test a pipeline that has a maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) less than 100 psi by using a nonliquid medium, such as air or inert gas. You will also learn about test preparations and design, recordkeeping, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that you may encounter while conducting the test. (15 min)
ASME-0581 Pressure Test: Liquid Medium
Pressure Test: Liquid Medium explains how to pressure test a pipeline using a liquid medium, such as water or another liquid medium designated by the operator. It also provides information about test preparations and design, recordkeeping, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that you may encounter while conducting the pressure test. (10 min)
ASME-0591 Leak Test at Operating Pressure
Leak Test at Operating Pressure examines leak testing of pipelines at operating pressure, including the importance of tight pipeline connections and leak-free components; calibration, certification, and testing of equipment or media; and using leak-detection equipment. Recognizing and reacting to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) is also discussed.
ASME-0641 Visually Inspect Pipe and Components Prior to Installation
Visually Inspect Pipe and Components Prior to Installation explains the importance of inspection of pipe and pipe components, possible defect terms, the procedure for the inspection, and possible abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that could be encountered while performing the inspection. (15 min)
ASME-0671 Joining of Plastic Pipe: Solvent Cement
Joining of Plastic Pipe: Solvent Cement explains the purpose of joining plastic pipe with solvent cement, lists the materials needed, describes how to prepare and make the connection, discusses how to inspect the connection, and lists abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (10 min)
ASME-0681 Joining of Plastic Pipe: Stab Fittings
Joining of Plastic Pipe: Stab Fittings explains the purpose of joining plastic pipe with stab fittings, materials needed, preparing for the connection, making the connection, and inspecting the connection. It also discusses abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (10 min)
ASME-0691 Joining of Pipe: Nonbottom-Out Compression Couplings
Joining of Pipe: Nonbottom-Out Compression Couplings examines the procedure for joining pipe 2 inches or less in outside diameter with nonbottom-out compression couplings. It lists the tools you will need to join pipe and what inspection of the completed joint involves. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered when joining pipe with nonbottom-out compression couplings are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0701 Joining of Pipe: Bottom-Out Compression Couplings
Joining of Pipe: Bottom-Out Compression Couplings examines the procedure for joining pipe 2 inches or less in outside diameter with bottom-out compression couplings. It explores how to join the pipe sections with the coupling and what inspection of the completed joint involves. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that you may encounter when joining pipe with bottom-out compression couplings are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0711 Joining of Pipe: Compression Couplings
Joining of Pipe: Compression Couplings explores the selection and use of compression couplings for joining pipe greater than 2 inches in diameter. The course also includes preparation of the pipe and couplings, installation of the coupling, and inspection of the installed coupling. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0721 Joining of Pipe: Threaded Joints
Joining of Pipe: Threaded Joints explores how to join pipe with a threaded fitting and inspect the completed joint. The course examines key concepts such as pipe wall thickness and grade, diameter, thread type, pressure rating, and material. Pipe and thread standards are also discussed, as are defects that could occur in a completed joint. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0731 Joining of Pipe: Flange Assembly
Joining of Pipe: Flange Assembly examines the steps necessary to assemble flanges, bolt them in sequence, and apply the proper torquing. Types of flanges and gaskets are discussed as are preparations for flange assembly and inspection of the completed assembly. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0751 Joining of Plastic Pipe – Butt Heat Fusion: Manual
Joining of Plastic Pipe – Butt Heat Fusion: Manual describes how to join plastic pipe using the butt fusion manual method. It walks the learner through the steps of the butt fusion process, including tool selection, pipe preparation, and the heating phase. It also describes a proper and improper butt fusion joint. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0761 Joining of Plastic Pipe – Butt Heat Fusion: Hydraulic Machine
Joining of Plastic Pipe – Butt Heat Fusion: Hydraulic Machine describes how to join plastic pipe using the butt fusion manual method using a hydraulic machine. It walks the learner through the steps of the butt fusion process, including tool selection, pipe preparation, and the heating phase. It also describes qualities of a properly fused joint. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (25 min)
ASME-0771 Joining of Plastic Pipe: Sidewall Heat Fusion
Joining of Plastic Pipe: Sidewall Heat Fusion discusses the purpose of the sidewall heat fusion method of joining plastic pipe and the associated steps of the task, including preparation of the equipment, pipe, and fitting, as well as the heating and fusion process. It also describes a proper and improper heat fusion joint and lists common problems and causes of failed joints. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (25 min)
ASME-0781 Joining of Plastic Pipe: Electrofusion
Joining of Plastic Pipe: Electrofusion discusses the electrofusion method of joining plastic pipe and the associated steps of the task, including the required preparation and the clamping and fusion process. It also describes proper and improper heat fusion and lists common problems and causes of failed joints or connections. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (30 min)
ASME-0791 Joining of Plastic Pipe: Socket Heat Fusion
Joining of Plastic Pipe: Socket Heat Fusion discusses the purpose of the socket heat fusion method and the associated steps of the task, including preparation of the equipment, pipe, and fitting, as well as the heating and fusion process. It also describes a proper and improper socket heat fusion joint and lists common of failed joints. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0821 Tubing and Fitting Installation: Instrument, Control, and Sampling
Tubing and Fitting Installation: Instrument, Control, and Sampling examines the service requirements for tubing installation, the adequacy of tubing and fittings for the intended service, and installation of tubing and fittings, including tube cutting and bending, and joining of tubing and fittings. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (25 min)
ASME-0861 Installation of Steel Pipe in a Ditch
Installation of Steel Pipe in a Ditch discusses how to properly install steel pipe in a ditch. Discussion points include proper pipe handling procedures, ditch and pipe inspection, pipe installation, backfill preparations, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). (20 min)
ASME-0871 Installation of Steel Pipe in a Bore
Installation of Steel Pipe in a Bore discusses the purpose for installing a steel pipe in a bore, as well as proper pipe handling, inspection of pipe and coating, the pull-in method into the bore, and the proper clearance and deflection angle of the pipe. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0881 Installation of Steel Pipe Plowing/Pull-In
Installation of Steel Pipe Plowing/Pull-In explains the plowing/pull-in method for installing steel pipe, including preparing the pipe and equipment, inspecting exposed pipe and its coating, placing and attaching the pipe, and plowing the pipe into the ground. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0891 Field Bending of Steel Pipe
Field Bending of Steel Pipe explains how to perform field bending of steel pipe, including proper pipe preparation and equipment setup, the procedure for field bending steel pipe, and post-procedure inspection. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0901 Installation of Plastic Pipe in a Ditch
Installation of Plastic Pipe in a Ditch explains how to properly handle the plastic pipe, what to look for when inspecting the ditch and the pipe, how to install the pipe and tracer wire, how to inspect the installed pipe, and what to include in the required documentation. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0911 Installation of Plastic Pipe in a Bore
Installation of Plastic Pipe in a Bore explains how to properly handle the plastic pipe, install the pipe in a bore without damaging the pipe, visually inspect the pipe after installation, and document the task. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the task are also discussed. (10 min)
ASME-0921 Installation of Plastic Pipe Plowing/Pull-In
Installation of Plastic Pipe Plowing/Pull-In explains how to properly handle the plastic pipe, install the pipe using the plowing/pull-in method, visually inspect the pipe after installation, and document the task. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the task are also discussed. (10 min)
ASME-0931 Installation of Plastic Pipe by Plowing/Planting
Installation of Plastic Pipe by Plowing/Planting explains the purpose of burying plastic pipe and discusses pipe selection and handling precautions. It also describes the plowing/planting method for burying the plastic pipe. Documentation and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task are also discussed. (10 min)
ASME-0935 Relocation of a Pipeline
Relocation of a Pipeline explains reasons you would move a pipeline, describes the preparation work to relocate a pipeline, including pressure monitoring, and discusses the process of moving a pipeline. It also lists post inspection points and related abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered when relocating a pipeline. (15 min)
ASME-0941 Install Tracer Wire
Install Tracer Wire explains the purpose of tracer wire for plastic pipe, how to install tracer wire, how to test the mechanical integrity and continuity after the wire is installed, and how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (10 min)
ASME-0951 Installation of Pipe Aboveground
Installation of Pipe Aboveground explains requirements for installing pipe aboveground, including the proper handling of pipe, anchor and support requirements, and inspections points. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-0961 Above-Ground Supports and Anchors: Inspection, Preventive, and Corrective Maintenance
Above-Ground Supports and Anchors: Inspection, Preventive, and Corrective Maintenance explains the purpose of inspecting and maintaining above-ground pipe supports and anchors, and the procedure for inspecting and maintaining above-ground pipe supports and anchors. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-0971 Installation and Maintenance of Casing Spacers, Vents, and Seals
Installation and Maintenance of Casing Spacers, Vents, and Seals describes the basic components of casing systems and explains the procedures for installing and maintaining casing spacers, vents, and seals. The procedures provide basic installation guidelines, identify what to look for when visually inspecting the installation, explain how to perform maintenance to correct issues discovered during routine surveys and patrols, and describe how to document the installation and maintenance. The course also describes how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (25 min)
ASME-0981 Backfilling
Backfilling identifies materials that are unsuitable for backfilling a trench following pipeline maintenance. The course explains the procedure for backfilling a trench, including backfilling in lifts, tamping, and installing pipe protective material. It also describes how to document the task performance details and how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (20 min)
ASME-0991 Coating Application and Repair: Brushed or Rolled
Coating Application and Repair: Brushed or Rolled explains how to apply protective coating to pipes, tanks, and other industrial surfaces using the brushed and rolled application techniques. The course also covers proper surface preparation, proper application techniques, and visual inspection points. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (30 min)
ASME-1001 Coating Application and Repair: Sprayed
Coating Application and Repair: Sprayed explains how to apply protective coating to pipes, tanks, and other industrial surfaces using the sprayed application technique. The course also covers surface preparation, proper application technique, and visual inspection points. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (25 min)
ASME-1011 External Coating Application and Repair: Wrapped
External Coating Application and Repair: Wrapped explains how to apply protective coating to pipes, tanks, and other industrial surfaces using the wrapped application technique. The course also covers surface preparation, proper application technique, and visual inspection points. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (25 min)
ASME-1041 Install Mechanical Clamps and Sleeves: Bolted
Install Mechanical Clamps and Sleeves: Bolted describes how to prepare for the installation of bolt-on mechanical clamps and sleeves, discusses precautions and installation procedures, and lists what to look for when inspecting installed clamps or sleeves. The course also describes how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (15 min)
ASME-1051 Fit-Up of Weld-Type Repair Sleeve
Fit-Up of Weld-Type Repair Sleeve explains the purpose for weld-type repair sleeves, the preparations required for fitting up weld-type sleeves, how to properly fit up weld-type sleeves, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (10 min)
ASME-1071 Repair of Steel Pipe by Grinding
Repair of Steel Pipe by Grinding explains the purpose of grinding steel pipe for repairs, the importance of measuring pipe wall thickness, the steps for removing defects by grinding, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during grinding. (10 min)
ASME-1081 Tapping a Pipeline (Tap Diameter 2 in. and Less)
Tapping a Pipeline (Tap Diameter 2 in. and Less) explains the purpose of performing a pipeline tap, states the difference between a hot tap and a tap, lists the preparation work needed before the tap, describes how to perform a hot tap (including fitting alignment and installing and removing the tap machine), and lists abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing a tap. (15 min)
ASME-1101 Tapping a Pipeline With Built-In Cutter
Tapping a Pipeline With a Built-In Cutter explains the purpose of performing a pipeline tap, states the difference between a hot tap and a tap, describes how to perform a tap using a fitting with a built-in cutter, and lists abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing a tap. (15 min)
ASME-1111 Tapping Cast and Ductile Iron Pipe and Low-Pressure Steel Pipe
Tapping Cast and Ductile Iron Pipe and Low-Pressure Steel Pipe explains the purpose of hot taps; how to prepare for a hot tap; the steps for performing a hot tap, including preparations and pressure testing; and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (15 min)
ASME-1121 Bagging and Stopping Low-Pressure Pipe
Bagging and Stopping Low-Pressure Pipe explains how to perform bagging and stopping of low-pressure pipe, including the insertion and removal of a gas bag to temporarily discontinue service for repairs, as well as monitoring pressure to maintain system requirements during the task. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (30 min)
ASME-1131 Stopper (Stopple) Pipe
Stopper (Stopple) Pipe explains the purpose of stopper line stopping, preparations for line stopping, installing and operating line stopping equipment, installing completion plugs, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (15 min)
ASME-1141 Squeeze Off Plastic Pipe
Squeeze Off Plastic Pipe explains why squeezing off plastic pipe is necessary, how to make preparations to squeeze off plastic pipe, how to install the squeeze-off tool, how to perform a squeeze-off of plastic pipe, and potential abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing the task. (15 min)
ASME-1151 Squeeze Off Steel Pipe
Squeeze Off Steel Pipe examines what to watch for when installing a squeeze-off tool on steel pipe, the required equipment, the general squeeze-off procedure, pressure monitoring during squeeze-off, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that you may encounter during the procedure. (20 min)
ASME-1161 Installation of Customer Meters and Regulators: Residential and Small Commercial
Installation of Customer Meters and Regulators: Residential and Small Commercial explains how to install natural gas meters and regulators for homes and small commercial operations. Parts of a meter set, regulator and meter operation, meter set assembly and verification, overpressure protection, gas testing, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also examined. (25 min)
ASME-1171 Installing Customer Meters: Large Commercial and Industrial
Installing Customer Meters: Large Commercial and Industrial explains how to install customer meters for large commercial and industrial operations. Topics include meter set components, selection, assembly, support, and purging; meter and regulator operation; pressure and leak testing; and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). (25 min)
ASME-1181 Installing/Maintaining Customer Pressure-Regulating/Limiting, and Relief Devices: Large Commercial and Industrial
Installing/Maintaining Customer Pressure-Regulating/Limiting, and Relief Devices: Large Commercial and Industrial explains the purpose of and procedure for installing and maintaining pressure-regulating, pressure-limiting, and pressure-relief devices. It also discusses visual inspections, testing, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (15 min)
ASME-1191 Maintenance of Service Valves Upstream of Customer Meter
Maintenance of Service Valves Upstream of Customer Meter explains the purpose of the maintenance, visual inspections, maintenance and operation of the valve, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (10 min)
ASME-1201 Temporary Isolation of Service Lines and Service Discontinuance
Temporary Isolation of Service Lines and Service Discontinuance discusses how to temporarily disconnect a service line, including how to identify the appropriate meter, close the gas riser valve, install a standard service lock, and cut and cap the line when required. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-1211 Odorization: Periodic Sampling
Odorization: Periodic Sampling teaches the user the steps to conduct periodic samples of the odorant concentration in a natural gas. The user will learn how to locate the testing site, how to perform a sniff test, and how to recognize conditions that may interfere with odorant testing. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-1221 Odorization: Odorizer Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance
Odorization: Odorizer Inspection, Testing, Preventive and Corrective Maintenance examines the inspection, testing, and maintenance of odorization systems after installation or replacement and prior to or during placing in service. Types of odorization systems, gas and odorant detection instruments, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-1231 Inside Gas Leak Investigation
Inside Gas Leak Investigation explains the purpose of an inside gas leak investigation, how to verify the test equipment needed for the investigation, what to look for when conducting the gas leak investigation, and what precautions to take during the investigation. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task are also discussed. (10 min)
ASME-1241 Outside Gas Leak Investigation
Outside Gas Leak Investigation explains the purpose of an outside gas leak investigation, how to verify the test equipment needed for the investigation, what to look for when conducting the gas leak investigation, and what precautions to take during the investigation. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task are also discussed. (10 min)
ASME-1251 Hazardous Liquid Leak Investigation
Hazardous Liquid Leak Investigation explains the purpose of the investigation and the initial information required. It also discusses how to assess the suspected leak area, what to do if a leak is discovered, how to make the area safe, and whom to notify. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-1261 Walking Gas Leakage Survey
Walking Gas Leakage Survey explains the purpose of the gas leakage survey, the steps for inspecting the portable test equipment, what to look for when conducting the gas leakage survey, and how to document the survey. It also discusses abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered during the task. (10 min)
ASME-1291 Locate Underground Pipelines
Locating Underground Pipelines examines the procedure for locating underground pipelines, including placement of temporary markers. The course also discusses the One-Call system, use of maps and records, types of locating methods, types of temporary markers, the APWA Universal Color Code, and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). (25 min)
ASME-1301 Install and Maintain Pipeline Markers
Install and Maintain Pipeline Markers examines the location, placement, and maintenance of permanent pipeline markers, including types of markers, evaluation of existing markers, and preparation for installation. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (25 min)
ASME-1311 Inspect Pipeline Surface Conditions: Patrol Right-of-Way or Easement
Inspect Pipeline Surface Conditions: Patrol Right-of-Way or Easement explores preparations, procedures, and follow-up actions for inspection of pipeline right-of-ways, including signs of leaks, encroachments, and conditions that impact pipeline safety or integrity. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also addressed. (20 min)
ASME-1321 Damage Prevention During Excavation Activities by or on Behalf of the Operator
Damage Prevention During Excavation Activities by or on Behalf of the Operator examines damage prevention activities before and during excavation, including verifying that underground pipelines are marked, providing required notification, using a spotter to guide equipment operator, and probing, digging, or potholing to verify location. Post-excavation task requirements and abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (20 min)
ASME-1331 Damage Prevention Inspection During Third-Party Excavation or Encroachment Activities as Determined Necessary by Operator
Damage Prevention Inspection During Third-Party Excavation or Encroachment Activities as Determined Necessary by Operator explores damage prevention activities prior to excavation, how to conduct the inspection, and how to recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs). (20 min)
ASME-1341 Provide or Ensure Adequate Pipeline Support During Operator-Initiated Excavation Activities
Provide or Ensure Adequate Pipeline Support During Operator-Initiated Excavation Activities examines supports for existing pipelines being excavated for maintenance or repair, including cribbing and earth plugs, and bridging and bracing. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-1351 Vault Inspection and Maintenance
Vault Inspection and Maintenance examines the requirements for inspecting and maintaining vaults that house pipeline system valves and other pressure-regulating or pressure-limiting equipment. The course also discusses confined space entry, vault covers and locking devices, structural integrity, drainage, venting, and vault maintenance. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered are also discussed. (15 min)
ASME-1361 Station Emergency Shutdown System: Inspection, Testing, and Corrective Maintenance
Station Emergency Shutdown System: Inspection, Testing, and Corrective Maintenance examines inspection, testing, and corrective maintenance of emergency shutdown systems for compressor and pumping stations. The course also explains how emergency shutdown systems work and lists abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that you may encounter when performing this task. (20 min)
ASME-1411 Indirect Inspection Techniques
Indirect Inspection Techniques examines four methods of indirect inspection for pipeline, including alternating and direct current voltage gradient surveys, close interval surveys, and soil resistivity tests. The types of tools needed for each technique as well as general methodology for each are discussed. Abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that you may encounter when conducting indirect inspections are listed. (15 min)
ASME-1421 Direct Examination Techniques
Direct Examination Techniques addresses techniques used to assess damage in pipelines, including mechanical, coating, and corrosion damage. The course also explores task requirements, test equipment checks, direct examination, and documentation. The course also discusses abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (15 min)
ASME-1651 Purge – Flammable or Inert Gas
Purge – Flammable or Inert Gas explains the purpose of purging pipelines with natural gas, air, and inert gas; lists preparations for purging a pipeline; describes how to perform the purge; and discusses abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered. (15 min)