Gas Pipeline Operations

Important: NCCER’s new pipeline program was released in 2017. Click here for more details.

It could be said that petroleum products keep America running. Petroleum products, like oil and natural gas, are the principal sources of energy in the United States and are used in many manufacturing and chemical processes. Petroleum products are primarily transported by pipeline. There are more than a million miles of liquid and natural gas pipeline in the United States, ranging in diameter from two inches to four feet. These pipelines bring crude oil and natural gas from production fields to processing plants and refineries – and ultimately to the consumer.

The Gas Pipeline Operations curriculum is a part of NCCER’s Pipeliner Training and Assessment Program (PTAP) and covers topics such as Basic Pipeline Pneumatics and Equipment, Routine Control Center Operations, and Quality Control and Management.


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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to the Pipeline Industry (Pipeline Core), Basic Pipeline Pneumatics and Equipment, Pipeline Communications, Routine Field and Facility Operations (CT 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, and 65), Routine Control center Operations (CT 50, 51, 54, 56, 57, 58, and 65), Quality control and Measurement and Abnormal Operating Conditions. Purchase Materials

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With the release of NCCER’s new Registry System, PV Packets can now be downloaded within the system. If you do not see a form listed below, then it must be submitted in the new Registry System. Click here for instructions on how to download PV Packets in the new system.

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Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are a vital part of NCCER's Curriculum development process. SMEs are construction and maintenance professionals who have journey-level experience and have experience teaching their trades to others. Click below to view a list of SMEs who contributed to the development of this series.

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