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Operator-Performed Maintenance

Course Library

A complete library for all of your operator-performed maintenance training needs.

The OSI’s Operator-Performed Maintenance library of 22 courses is essential if your organization employs pipeline operations personnel. Courses such as Pipe Fitting Basics, Stopping Pipe and Flange Leaks, and Valve Identification teach your team to work safely and efficiently during maintenance tasks. The ExxTend LearningTM system helps to mold your company’s training program into a shining standard by which to train operators. In addition, its versatile record management capabilities ensure that operators are ready for work.

Our courses are delivered via a state-of-the-art learning management system that allows you to customize curricula, adjust testing parameters, and even customize courses with site-specific content and photos.

Operator-Performed Maintenance Course Descriptions

301 Natural Feed Lubrication Systems: Maintenance

Natural Feed Lubrication Systems: Maintenance provides a step-by-step process for maintaining natural feed lubrication systems that utilize bottle oilers.The course also explains how to use a grease gun to maintain optimal equipment lubrication.

302 Filter Maintenance and Line Cleaning

Filter Maintenance and Line Cleaning describes the recommended preventive maintenance of common types of industrial filters and strainers as well as methods for cleaning lines, including backflushing and the use of utility pigs, in order to ensure optimal functioning of mechanical systems.

303 Connecting Flanges

Connecting Flanges describes the types of flanges, types of flange faces, relevant pressure classes, gaskets, connection procedure, torqueing procedure, and follow-up leak testing.

304 Installing Blinds

Installing Blinds explains various types of blinds, how to safely install each type of blind, and precautions for line breaking.

305 Stopping Pipe and Flange Leaks

Stopping Pipe and Flange Leaks explains how to repair flange leaks and how to make temporary repairs to pipe wall leaks and pinhole leaks with the use of mechanical clamps.

306 Gauge Glass Maintenance

Gauge Glass Maintenance describes the proper cleaning procedures for gauge glass devices, highlights different cleaning methods, and lists appropriate measures for regular maintenance on gauge glasses.

307 Friction and Lubrication Basics

Friction and Lubrication Basics explores different types of friction and lubrication for equipment and machinery.The course also describes the characteristics of oil and grease lubricants.

308 Natural-Feed Lubrication Systems: Monitoring

Natural-Feed Lubrication Systems: Monitoring explains how to monitor natural-feed lubrication systems that utilize bottle oilers, including steps for checking and adding oil to the system.The course also addresses the common contaminants of natural-feed lubrication systems.

309 Manways

Manways explains manway designs, safety precautions for removing a manway, and how to safely reinstall manways.

310 Natural-Feed Lubrication Systems

Natural-Feed Lubrication Systems describes the five types of natural-feed lubrication systems, including ring, bath, splash, constant-level, and wick systems.

311 Replacing Pressure and Temperature Gauges

Replacing Pressure and Temperature Gauges explains the procedure for the removal and replacement of pressure and temperature gauges and lists special precautions.

312 Pipe Fitting Basics

Pipe Fitting Basics explains the use of fittings in a piping system, methods of attaching fittings to pipe, various types of pipe fittings, and each fitting’s function.

313 Pipe Materials of Construction

Pipe Materials of Construction discusses the different type of materials used in piping systems, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

314 Tube Cutting

Tube Cutting explains tubing cutters and how to use them.It also describes alternate methods of cutting tubing as well as cleaning and deburring methods.

315 Small Threaded Pipe Basics

Small Threaded Pipe Basics explains how to measure and calculate pipe lengths, cut and deburr pipe, thread pipe and install it, and then check for leaks.

316 Common Tools

Common Tools explores the types, purposes, and use of common tools used by operators during maintenance, including screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, hammers, cutters, and other tools.

317 Tube Fittings

Tube Fittings describers flare tube fittings and ferrule tube fittings.It also covers connecting ferrule fittings and checking for leaks.

318 Tube Installation

Tube Installation explains tube bending, good seals for tube fittings, and how to check for tube fitting leaks.

319 Valve Identification

Valve Identification explains the different types of valves, the main components, and their purpose in piping systems.

320 Installing Valves

Installing Valves explains the process of installing valves, including isolating and removing the old valve, installing a new valve, and checking for leaks.

321 Stopping Valve Leaks

Stopping Valve Leaks describes common areas for valve leaks, methods for stopping leaks, and the importance of lubrication.

322 Wrenches

Wrenches describes some of the common types of wrenches used for maintenance and their uses.