ASME B31Q Pipeline Personnel Qualification Learning Series

ASME B31Q is becoming a widely used document both nationally and internationally for entities needing to develop qualification programs for pipeline personnel. GTI Energy's ASME B31Q Pipeline Personnel Qualification Learning Series fills need for ASME B31 training. The Learning Series consists of three 90-minute live webinars and one half-day course.

Target Audience:

  • Gas Utility Operators
  • Gas Construction Contractors
  • Gas Engineers
  • State Utility Commission Personnel
  • Gas Training and Qualification Personnel

Topics Covered:

  • Pipeline Personnel Qualification Overview
  • Non-Mandatory Appendix A – Covered Task List
  • Training/Evaluation/Qualification
  • Conversion to ASME B31Q – Use of Non-Mandatory Appendix H

Webinar #1: ASME B31Q Pipeline Personnel Qualification Overview

ASME B31Q is becoming a widely used document both nationally and internationally for entities needing to develop qualification programs for pipeline personnel. This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the B31Q standard and provide details for some of the key chapters in the standard. Topics for this webinar include the following:

  • Foundation of B31Q
  • Rationale for creating B31Q
  • Structure and roles/responsibilities of committee members
  • Elements of the Standard
  • Brief overview standard chapters
  • Overview of the Non-Mandatory Appendices in B31Q

Webinar #2: ASME B31Q Training/Evaluation/Qualification

As work on aging pipeline infrastructure increases, greater emphasis is being placed on ensuring individuals can perform this work safely. Essential elements for this process include adequately preparing individuals for assigned work, an objective and consistent process for determining if individuals can perform the work safely, and development of a sound program dealing with the various administrative aspects surrounding these activities.

This webinar will cover the elements of training, evaluation and qualification as presented in B31Q. Details of each section include the following:

Training

  • Responsibility for training
  • Situations where training may be necessary
  • Training materials
  • Implementation of training
  • Training documentation

Evaluation

  • Selection of evaluators and proctors
  • Evaluation procedures
  • Evaluation security
  • Evaluation methods (Selection of appropriate method and requirements for development of evaluation method)

Qualification

  • Qualification Process
  • Initial/Subsequent Qualification
  • Suspension/Reinstatement/Revocation of Qualifications
  • Use of Non-Qualified Individuals
  • Span of Control Ratios
  • Setting of Subsequent Evaluation Intervals

Webinar #3: ASME B31Q Non-Mandatory Appendix A – Covered Task List

Many entities are reviewing the B31Q covered task list, some with intentions of adopting the list in whole or in parts. This webinar will cover the basic elements of the covered tasks listed in the appendix and provide detail regarding the following topics:

  • Basic Elements of the task list – Task guidance/criteria/applicability
  • Evaluation methods associated with tasks
  • Span of Control Ratios
  • Process for Creating, Modifying and Removing Tasks

Course: Conversion to ASME B31Q – Use of Non-Mandatory Appendix H

Entities wishing to convert their qualification program to ASME B31Q are looking for a road map to assist with this process. ASME B31Q Non-Mandatory Appendix H provides the guidance an entity needs to successfully complete the conversion.

This half-day virtual instructor-led course will guide entities through the process of converting their existing qualification programs to ASME B31Q. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Existing OQ Program Comparison to B31Q Requirements
  • Implementing Non-Mandatory Appendix A (the task list)
    • Review Current Organization Task List
    • Review B31Q Task List
    • Combination of Task Lists
    • Issues to Resolve with Conversion
      • Training Development and Delivery
      • Qualification Records Reconciliation
      • Effect on Contractors and Other Entities
      • Management of Change
      • Dealing with State/Federal Regulatory Bodies
      • Costs of Implementation

This versatile program is offered as individual live webinars and one half-day course for a complete learning experience.

ASME B31Q Webinars #1-3 BUNDLE

Live Webinar | September 27-29, 2022

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Webinar #1: ASME B31Q Pipeline Personnel Qualification Overview

Live Webinar | September 27, 2022

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Webinar #2: ASME B31Q Training, Evaluation, and Qualification

Live Webinar | September 28, 2022

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Webinar #3: ASME B31Q Non-Mandatory Appendix A – Covered Task List

Live Webinar | September 29, 2022

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Course: Conversion to ASME B31Q – Use of Non-Mandatory Appendix H

Virtual Classroom | October 25, 2022

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