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Pipeline Integrity Professional

Introduction to Pipeline Integrity – # PI 001

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This course is specifically designed for the NDT technician who wants to know how to do a proper assessment of an in-service pipeline in a ditch.  The course explains how construction, regular use, and various events can influence pipeline integrity.  With more than half the course spent in the lab or the digs, there is an emphasis on the technician learning HOW to do the various tasks required.  Technicians who are successful passing the course are able to join a Pipeline Integrity program seamlessly, fitting in by knowing what needs to be done and how to do it.

Location:     Valleyview, AB

Course Duration:  120+ hours (17 days over 3 weeks, including examinations)

Maximum number of students:   6

Candidate Prerequisites:    Previous formal training in:

  • MT
  • UT
  • Materials and Processes for NDT

Course Fees:    $3900 + GST = $4095/person

Equipment to be provided by candidate:       N/A

PPE to be provided by candidate:     CSA approved work boots, weather-appropriate apparel, etc.

Certification:      Yes, valid for 5 years


Pipeline Integrity Safety

  1. Job Hazard Assessment
  2. Daily Toolbox Safety Meeting
  3. Vehicle Safety
  4. Proper PPE
  5. Ditch Assessment
  6. Hoarding Assessment
  7. Air Quality
  8. Safe Grinding Practices
  9. Weather and Wildlife Safe Practices 

Anomaly Assessment

  1. Pipeline Construction
  2. Pipeline Maintenance Requirements
  3. Codes and Practices
  4. Causes of Anomalies
  5. How Anomalies Affect Pipeline Operation
  6. Failure Prevention
  7. Anomaly Detection
  8. Anomaly Measurement
  9. Anomaly Layout
  10. Burst Pressure Calculations
  11. Stress and Strain Calculations

Pipeline Maintenance Repair

  1. Types of Pipeline Repair
  2. Permanent vs. Temporary Repairs
  3. Grinding Competency
  4. Type “A” and Type “B” Sleeve Preparation
  5. Pipe Section Removal
  6. Inspection of Repaired Pipe
  7. Coatings
  8. Documentation and Record Keeping

Reading the ILI Data

  1. Understanding Alignment Sheets
  2. Documentary Photographs
  3. Verifying Data Accuracy
  4. Required Records


  1. Data entry for Pipeline Integrity Reporting Software
  2. Using Reporting Software
  3. Quality Assurance of Reports and Data
  4.  Efficient Data Entry

Practical Application

  1. Daily Ditch Inspections
  2. ILI Assessment Practical Exercise
  3. Alignment Sheet Practical Exercise
  4. Dig Site Verification Practical Exercise
  5. Pipeline Data Practical Exercise
  6. NDT Inspection of Bare Pipe Practical Exercise
  7. Grinding Competency Practical Exercise
  8. Volumetric Anomaly Assessment Practical Exercise
  9. Geometric Anomaly Assessment Practical Exercise
  10. Weld Anomaly Assessment Practical Exercise
  11. SCC/CSCC Anomaly Assessment Practical Exercise
  12. Pipe Repair Practical Exercise
  13. Documentation and Reporting Practical Exercise

Written and Practical Exams

  1. 85 multiple-choice questions
  2. Alignment Sheet Exercise
  3. ILI Assessment and Markup (2)
  4. Volumetric Anomaly Assessment
  5. SCC/CSCC Anomaly Assessment
  6. Photo documentation and report

Upon completion of the course, technicians will have proven ability to:

  1. Assist Client Representatives to verify digsite location;
  2. Assess Excavation Safety;
  3. Document all aspects of a digsite location;
  4. Correctly document site parameters;
  5. Document and correlate In Line Inspection (ILI) features with found anomalies;
  6. Properly Inspect the Exposed Pipe for Anomalies;
  7. Assess Anomalies;
  8. Record data as per client’s request;
  9. Calculate Predicted Burst Pressure with provided software;
  10. Safely remove specified anomalies;
  11. Prepare pipe for sleeve repair, (Type “A” or “B”), or pipe replacement;
  12. Inspect sleeve repairs;
  13. Properly enter data into report;
  14. Prepare photographs and enter into report;
  15. Complete assessment report in a timely manner.
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Our classroom is located at:

3606 Highway Street
Valleyview, AB.
T0H 3N0

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