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.