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ASME B31Q-2014

Pipeline Personnel Qualification

ASME B31Q establishes the requirements for developing and implementing an effective Pipeline Personnel Qualification Program. It specifies the requirements for identifying covered tasks that impact the safety or integrity of pipelines, for qualifying individuals to perform those tasks, and for managing the qualifications of pipeline personnel.  With the following exceptions, this Standard applies to tasks that impact the safety or integrity of pipelines: design or engineering tasks and tasks that are primarily intended to ensure personnel safety.  Key changes to this revision include the expansion of the task descriptions to provide specific guidance for preventing Abnormal Operating Conditions (AOCs) and making the task descriptions more technically sound.  B31Q joins with ASME's other B31 codes on piping systems. Together, they remain essential references for anyone engaged with piping.

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers [ASME]


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