Hosted By: American Petroleum Institute
Dates: May 8, 2017 - May 11, 2017
API RP 1169, Basic Inspection Requirements for New Pipeline Construction, is a recommended practice (RP) released by the American Petroleum Institute (API) covering the basic requirements and their associated references needed to perform inspection activities safely and effectively during construction of new onshore pipelines. Use of this document will provide the basis for what construction inspectors need to have a basic knowledge of and where to find detailed information related to each facet of new pipeline construction inspection activities.
The requirements are organized into the following major sections:
Users of this document include those individuals either engaged in pipeline construction inspection or seeking to become certified inspectors. Pipeline owner/operators and pipeline inspection service companies may also use this document to aid and enhance their inspector training programs.
July/August 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Rikki Smith at Oilfield Jobs
Some hiring practices for new employees have been too lax for too long in the pipeline industry. Pipeline inspectors who have ever worked beside someone who was hired via the familiar “friends and family program,” recognize the need for more stringent hiring requirements than just knowing the right person.
American Petroleum Institute, March 15, 2016
Major U.S. and Canadian pipeline associations, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), along with their respective foundations, have publicly endorsed API’s 1169 Pipeline Inspector Certification Program.
INGAA, February 18, 2016
The boards of directors of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the INGAA Foundation Inc., the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association and the CEPA Foundation – major pipeline trade associations in the U.S. and Canada, respectively – have voted to endorse a program to ensure all pipeline inspectors doing work for their member companies are certified by 2018.