Justification for Pipeline Field (Dig) Verification Training, Qualification & Certification


Hazardous liquid and gas pipeline operators are tasked with the responsibility of complying with the federal and state regulatory requirements to ensure that field verification data and the gathering of pipe defects are assessed properly after in-line inspection runs, direct assessment or other maintenance activities. Yet too often, the focus has been to hire technicians that are qualified in one task but not experienced in all phases of direct examination of corrosion, gouges, dents, weld defects, cracks, wrinkle bends, SCC, construction defects, etc.

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