Abnormal Operating Conditions – General
-The purpose of this training is to evaluate an individual's knowledge of general abnormal operating conditions encountered on hazardous liquid or gas pipeline systems.
Upon completion, student will be able to:
Define and understand an abnormal operating condition
• Definition of an abnormal operating condition
• Responsibilities with regard to AOCs.
• Ensure identification and proper response to AOCs
Recognize and respond to the malfunction or failure of pipeline components
• Component failure or malfunction.
• Encountering unexpected hydrocarbons.
Recognize and respond to physical damage to the pipeline system
• Damaged coating.
• Pipeline damage, including: buckles, dents, gouges & ovality.
• External corrosion, including: rust, pits and scale.
Recognize and respond to the unexpected activation of a safety device
• Activation of a safety device, including: pressure relief, emergency shutdown, highpressure shutdown, case pressure shutdown, high temperature shutdown.
Recognize and respond to abnormal facility conditions
• Buried, underground and underwater pipe that is exposed.
• Low cathodic protection levels.
• Missing line markers.
• Frayed wires.
• Unintended line crossing.
• Improper or missing support structures and washouts.
Prevention of Accidental Ignition
• Identify and understand accidental ignition and combustion.
• How to prevent accidental ignition on the pipeline system.
This training fulfills requlation 49 CFR 195.402(d) and 49 CFR 192.803.