ASME B31Q-2006 pdf download.Pipeline Personnel Qualification ASME B31Q-2006 ASME Code for Pressure Piping, B31.
2 DEFINITIONS ability – the mental and physical capacity to perform a task. abnormal operating condition (AOC) – a condition that may indicate a malfunction of a component or deviation from normal operations that may: (a) Indicate a condition exceeding design limits; or (b) Result in a hazard(s) to persons, property, or the environment. affected individual – an individual who performs a covered task(s) or who has qualification program implementation responsibility. covered task – those tasks which can affect the safety or integrity of the pipeline. DI analysis – an analysis that explores the difficulty (D) and importance (I) of each task. DIF analysis – an analysis that explores the difficulty (D), importance (I) and frequency of performance (F) of each task. direct and observe – the process by which a qualified individual oversees the work activities of a non- qualified individual(s), and is able to take immediate corrective action when necessary. entity – any individual or organization utilizing any portion of this standard to develop or implement a qualification program or portion thereof, including pipeline operators, contractors, subcontractors, service providers, etc. evaluation -a process established to determine an individual’s ability to perform a covered task. The term can be used to refer to the process, instrument(s) or both. The process may entail one or more evaluation methods or one or more distinct evaluation instruments. evaluation criteria – the specific knowledge and skill an individual must possess and demonstrate to be qualified to perform a covered task. evaluation instrument -the materials that are used to conduct an evaluation, including but not limited to: written, oral interview, and performance evaluation materials. evaluator – an individual selected or credentialed to conduct performance or oral interview evaluations to determine if the individual is qualified. knowledge -a body of information applied directly to the performance of a task.
proctor – one selected to administer a written examination. qualified – an individual that has been evaluated and can: (a) perform assigned covered tasks; and (b) recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions . revocation – cancellation of an individual’s qualification to perform an identified covered task(s) safety or integrity – the state of a pipeline being operationally sound (as affected by maintenance, construction, and operation activities) or having the ability to withstand the stresses imposed during operations. skill – the ability to perform mental and physical activities acquired or developed through training or experience. span of control – the maximum number of non-qualified individuals that a qualified individual can direct and observe performing a covered task. subject matter expert (SME) – an individual who possesses knowledge and experience in the process/discipline they represent. subsequent qualification – a process to evaluate, for continued qualification, an individual who is currently qualified to perform a covered task. suspension – temporary prevention of a qualified individual from performing identified covered task(s). task – a defined unit of work, having an identifiable beginning and end, and specific actions that are observable and measurable. training – instructing individuals using materials designed to convey the skills and knowledge necessary to perform a particular task.
3 REFERENCES The following is a list of publications that are referenced in this standard. API 653 – Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Reconstruction, 2001 Edition API 1104 – Welding of Pipelines & Related Facilities, 19 th Edition, 1999, & 10/2001 Errata ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications, 2004 Edition, ASME B31.8S-2004 Supplement to B31.8 on Managing System Integrity of Gas Pipelines ASNT Recommended Practice SNT-TC-1A Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing 2001 Edition or ASNT Standard for Qualification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel -ASNT CP-189-2001. Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline, Pipeline Integrity – Prevention, Detection & Mitigation Practices – GRI 00/0193, December 2000, Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company Fault Tree Development for the Nine Threats to Pipelines – Chen, Q. – C-FER Technologies, Report Number L114, Edmonton, Alberta, 2006