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March 2, 2017

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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 […]
January 20, 2017

PHMSA to Release Anticipated Final Rule on Monday – Sort of

Let’s get something clear… PHMSA is publishing a Final Rule on Monday (January 23rd), but it does NOT include the OQ portion that will have the biggest impact on the industry. There are 132 pages in the new PHMSA Final Rule. Here are the most significant items included in this new Final Rule: Accident & Incident Reporting – Notify the National Response Center within one hour after confirmed discovery of a pipeline incident or accident (verify or correct this discovery with product loss estimates within 48 hours). Drug & Alcohol Electronic Reporting – Requiring operators electronic reporting for anti-drug testing results in 199.119 and alcohol testing results required in 199.229. Drug & Alcohol Post Accident Testing – PHMSA modification of 199.105 and 199.225 by requiring drug testing of employees after an accident and to allow exemption from drug testing only when there is sufficient information that establishes the employee(s) had no role in the accident. Control Room Training Requirements – Addressing the NTSB recommendation to extend OQ requirements to control center staff. If you are asking yourself, “Where is the OQ portion of the rule?” We were too. After speaking with PHMSA on Thursday (1/19/2017), they confirmed that the OQ […]
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