ASME B31Q UpdateJune 16, 2010
ASME B31Q Task Standard was first published in 2006 and establishes the requirements for developing and implementing an effective Pipeline Personnel Qualification Program (OQ Program) utilizing accepted industry practices. The Standard specifies the requirements for identifying covered tasks that impact the safety or integrity of pipelines, for qualifying individuals to perform those tasks, and for managing the qualifications of pipeline personnel. This Standard applies to tasks that impact the safety or integrity of pipelines, with the exception of issues that specifically relate to design or engineering tasks, and tasks that are primarily intended to ensure personnel safety.
By utilizing a standardized task list and methodology, pipeline owners/operators can rely on industry standards and best practices to establish an initial task list or update their OQ program and/or task list in compliance with DOT Inspection Protocol 2.01 (Development of Covered Task List) and 6.01 (Program Performance and Improvement).
A new 2010 revision to the ASME B31Q Task Standard has recently been completed and is currently under public review. The 2010 revision is anticipated to be published at the end of the 3rd quarter or the beginning of the 4th quarter of 2010.
For more information about the B31Q Task Standard or the requirements of the nine (9) DOT/PHMSA Inspection Protocols/Elements, please contact ENERGY worldnet at 940-626-1941 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on June 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm
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