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January 16, 2019

CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Engery recognized for Energy-Efficient Program

CenterPoint Energy and Xcel Energy were honored today by The American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for their joint efforts in the Home Energy Squad program. According to The New Leaders of the Pack: ACEEE’s Fourth National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programs, the program, which began in 2010 and offers home energy audits and helps homeowners develop and implement energy-efficient plans for their homes, is for CenterPoint and Xcel’s residential customers. In 2018 alone, the companies combined to invest over $4 million in the program. Surveys have shown that almost all clients agreed that the recommendations were beneficial and that they felt more comfortable with the program coming from CenterPoint and Xcel rather than a contractor. Click here to read more about it. For more industry news and insights:
January 4, 2019

API 1169 Certified Pipeline Inspectors in Demand

For individuals looking to advance their career as a pipeline inspector, the time is right. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, we are in the middle of a ten-year, 8% growth for pipeline inspectors. ZipRecruiter.com reports an average salary of $83,202 for pipeline inspectors with almost 20% earning over $140K per year. The best way to advance a career in this field is by becoming API 1169 certified. In response to the demand for certified API 1169 inspectors, the examination program has grown from three single exam times per year to eight weeks of exam windows in just three years of existence. The investment into preparation courses offered by companies like ENERGY worldnet, Inc. is the way to go because they greatly increase the likelihood of quickly passing the exam. With costs starting at only $595, it’s affordable – plus you can make it back in as little as the first month of having this achieved highly sought-after credential. Click here to get started today. For more industry news and insights:
February 28, 2017

Best API 1169 Prep Course? Clients think so.

Our Pipeline Inspector Training Program (API 1169) is making a positive impact in the industry. Read this review of one of EWN’s clients that completed the course and passed the API 1169 Certification Exam with flying colors! Greetings, I just thought I would drop EWN this note regarding your Pipeline Inspector Program. I am pleased to say that I was the very first person, according to your records, to sign-up, take, and complete this course. I decide to take this program, in my preparation for the American Petroleum Institute 1169 Pipeline Inspector Course. I found your program to be extremely beneficial in preparing me for API 1169. Your program was well thought out and written perfectly! My compliments to your team for developing this! A month after completing this program, I took the API 1169 Test and passed it, my first time around (with a score of 92). I owe much of preparations for this to EWN. Please extend my deepest thanks to your development team for their great work and effort in assembling this information. Additionally, in our continued company relationship, I have found all of the people at EWN great to work with. Thank you for all your […]
February 23, 2017

Cleveland Integrity Services selects EWN’s Pipeline Inspector Training Program (API 1169 Preparation)

It has been ten years since I sat in on some of my first meetings with industry veterans, listening to the debate on minimum requirements and credentials for pipeline inspectors, and the challenges associated with novice inspectors. The industry has made great progress since those days, and the pipeline industry and regulatory authorities are now encouraging and mandating that pipeline inspectors have documented evidence of their qualifications to perform inspections on jurisdictional pipelines. In support of these collective industry efforts, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has worked with industry trade associations and experts to develop an exam and certification known as the API Recommended Practice (RP) 1169 – Pipeline Construction Inspector. Pipeline construction inspectors must have broad knowledge relating to the construction of new onshore pipelines. This knowledge base must include topics such as specific roles and responsibilities, general pipeline safety, environmental and pollution control, regulatory requirements, and general pipeline construction processes and methodologies. The API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Certification Exam is designed to determine if qualified candidates have such knowledge. API 1169 Endorsed by INGAA and CEPA The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), the INGAA Foundation Inc., and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), are major trade associations […]
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