Z662-19 Published – Update

Training Runs August 14th to September 17th, 2019

When the new ‘Z662-19 Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems’ published in late June, it sent many of us into a ritual scramble. Every 4 years we take six weeks to update all of our courses to the new requirements. The NEB, as well as many Provincial jurisdictions have evergreen references to the Z662 in their regulations. This means the new requirements become law almost immediately. While Authorities may have provisions to deal with projects already in progress, all new work must go forward based on the new rules.

To meet the spike in demand for this information, we run a 1 day Code Update course for a month. The training is intended for those who have previous Z662 training and are looking to update their knowledge and qualifications based on the new requirements and any code changes. We offer the courses at various locations from mid August to mid September, after which we resume presentations of our normal curriculum with all of our training having been updated to the new 2019 requirements.

If you currently hold a CPAC qualification certificate at any level, you have a year to write the challenge exam to bring your qualification up to the new requirements. If you prefer training as opposed to self-study but don’t want to repeat full courses, the update course may be your best choice. This option is only available for the month and dates that are listed in the course calendar.

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With the 2019 edition of the CSA Z662 comes increased clarity about the training and qualification required for compliant Safety and Loss Management Systems.

Companies are requiring more specialized training to fit their personnel competence programs and as the document as a whole approaches 1000 pages, covering all aspects of the pipeline lifecycle, this becomes a bigger challenge.”

While the fundamental concepts apply to anyone involved in the industry, training quickly branches off to divisions of design, construction and operations. Specialties further divide into gathering, transmission and distribution. Consider also there are specific requirements for pipeline facilities which can differ from the approach to mail lines.

To address this, NASA Corp. will continue to offer the North American Pipeline Fundamentals and API 1169 Inspector training several times a year. Advanced 1 day courses such as the Design, Welder, Distribution, Facilities and Chief Inspector will be offered twice a year with rotating locations. As an example, the Chief Inspector training course will be offered in Edmonton this fall, Calgary next spring and Grande Prairie in the fall of 2020.

Fall training dates, locations and courses will be announced in late August.

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