Liquid Pipeline Field 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 this country, 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 Liquid Pipeline Field Operations curriculum is a part of NCCER’s Pipeliner Training and Assessment Program (PTAP) and covers topics such as Liquid Pipeline General Abnormal Operating Conditions, Pipeline Communications, and Field Quality Control.


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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), Liquid Pipeline General Abnormal Operating Conditions (Pipeline Core), Basic Pipeline Hydraulics and Equipment, Pipeline Communications, Product Batch and Pig Tracking, Routine Field and Facility Operations (CT 63.1, 63.2, and 63.4), Monitoring Pipeline Operations (CT 63.3), Field Quality Control and Field Measurement. Purchase Materials

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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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