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ASME B31Q-2006 pdf download.Pipeline Personnel Qualification.
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. mutual aid -pipeline operator personnel assistance (aid) provided to another pipeline operator in the performance of covered tasks. on-the-job training – instruction at or near the work setting. performance – demonstration of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) required to complete a task. performance – a means of confirming that an individual performs covered monitoring – tasks in accordance with applicable standards or procedures. personnel – individuals who perform covered tasks. personnel qualification – the results of the process under which individuals become qualified in accordance with this standard.
4 QUALIFICATION PROGRAM 4.1 Development An operator shall develop a qualification program that describes, in detail, how the requirements set forth in this standard are being addressed. This section identifies specific elements that shall be included in the program and references the section(s) in the standard where additional requirements and/or further details and guidance can be found. If alternative solutions that meet the intent of this standard are utilized, they must be properly justified and documented in the qualification program. 4.2 Processes and Procedures A qualification program developed, documented and implemented in accordance with this standard shall describe or reference the processes and procedures to be followed to qualify and manage the qualifications of pipeline personnel. The qualification program shall incorporate each of the following: 4.2.1 Introduction The introduction to the qualification program shall (a) identify the operating or business unit(s) of the entity to which the qualification program applies (b) describe the purpose and scope for the program (c) contain other information required within this standard or that is necessary to clarify the purpose and scope of the program 4.2.2 Definitions (See Section 2) Key terms and phrases included within the qualification program shall be defined. Terms and phrases do not need to be defined if its use or meaning is consistent with the definitions found in Section 2. Definitions shall be included for any terms or phrases that are: (a) unique to the qualification program; or (b) defined different from what is found in Section 2 of this standard. 4.2.3 Determining Covered Tasks (See Section 5) The qualification program shall describe the process used to identify covered tasks, which shall include one of the following methods: (a) SME-covered Task Identification Process (b) fault tree Covered Task Identification Process (c) alternate process for determining covered tasks (d) adoption of Covered Task List included as Appendix 5A (e) include or reference the list of the identified covered tasks that are being utilized in the program

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