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LineMaster™ Training Class Descriptions

T-101 Equipment Class

This special two-day class is devoted to the popular T-101 Drilling Machine. Participants will receive in-depth training on the use and maintenance of this equipment. The class begins at 8:30 am on the scheduled day and ends at 4:30 pm the following day. The fee is $925 for each student.

Distribution Equipment Class

Hot Tapping & Plugging for Low Pressure Distribution Pipelines

Hot Tapping and plugging operating instructions, applications and maintenance are covered. Training is conducted on the T-101 Drilling Machine, T-203 Tapping Machine or 660 Tapping Machine, as well as SHORTSTOPP® II and SHORTSTOPP® 500 Plugging Machine. This class starts at 8:30 am on the scheduled day and concludes at 4:30 pm on Thursday. The fee is $1,425 for each student.

Transmission Equipment Class

Hot Tapping & Plugging for High Pressure Transmission Pipelines

Hot Tapping and plugging operating instructions, applications and maintenance are covered. Equipment training for the T-101 Drilling Machine, 660 Tapping Machine and STOPPLE® Plugging Machine is included. This class starts at 8:30 am on the scheduled day and concludes at 4:30 pm on Thursday. The fee is $1,425 for each student.

RES-Q ® Composite Wrap for Pipelines and Process Piping

This is a one-day training course covering classroom instructions and hands-on application training. Students will learn the methodology for applying composite materials to damaged pipes in various geometry configurations including straight pipe, elbows, tees, reducers, etc. Basic composite and epoxy handling techniques are taught to help the students work with these materials efficiently and effectively. The class will begin at 8:30 am on the scheduled day. The fee is $875 for each student.

Operator Qualification

LINEMASTER™ (Written Test & Observation)

HOT TAPPING AND PLUGGING OPERATOR QUALIFICATION THROUGH PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

The oil and gas industry has undergone a tremendous amount of change in recent years. As markets grow and expand into new areas, it is imperative that strict safety and environmental standards be observed during all phases of work. As a result, it is critically important for us at TDW to deliver the highest quality training and to assess our students in the most thorough way to assure that they are qualified to perform their covered tasks.

Operator Qualification through hands on Performance Evaluations and knowledge-based testing are designed to assess an individual’s skill level on specific covered tasks.

Performance Evaluations and Testing require a participant to demonstrate their skill in a controlled, observable, and measurable manner and are administered by TDW’s evaluators at the TDW Technology Center in Tulsa.

Operator Qualification is offered to those companies who recognize/utilize TDW LineMaster™ as part of their OQ Plan on Hot Tapping and Plugging. A TDW Certificate of Completion will be given to those who complete the performance evaluation(s) successfully.

In the interest of Quality Training and Safe Field Operations, we have separated classroom instruction from Operator Qualification Performance Verification (OQPV) during the same week. LineMaster™ classes are training and OQPV assessments are testing and they are best conducted at separate times.

We strongly recommend that your Technicians, using their new classroom knowledge, return to the field to gain experience before attempting their OQPV testing.

The session is scheduled individually and begins at 8:30 am on the scheduled day and ends at 4:30 pm the following day. The cost is $1,650.00 per participant.

Pigging Technology

The course is designed to provide general knowledge of the basics of pipeline pigging operations, the many different types of pipeline pigs available, how to select the proper pig for specific pigging operations, how to recognize and respond to abnormal operating conditions that may occur during a pigging operation, and how to launch & receive pigs in an operating pipeline.

The student will receive training in:

  • Basic pipeline design relating to pigging
  • Why pipeline pigging is required
  • The different types of pigging operations (including In-Line-Inspection)
  • How to select the proper pig for specific pigging applications
  • Basic launcher and receiver designs
  • Proper operation of a pig launcher & receiver
  • Basic operation of pig tracking equipment
  • Purpose & operation of pig signals
  • How to recognize and react to pigging abnormal operating conditions (Pigging AOC)

Course Objectives:

  • How to select pigs
  • Basic operation of a variety of equipment
  • How to recognize & react to abnormal conditions
  • How to launch and receive pigs

The classes scheduled are based on 2 days (Tuesday and Wednesday) of actual training and testing, with an optional 3rd day for OQ certification. Each class will have a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 students from single or multiple registered entities. Registrations are accepted and scheduled on a first come basis, provided the registration was accepted at least 7 days before the class start date. For those who are traveling, students are to arrive by 8:00 am on the 1st day of class for visitor registration and HSE orientation.

Applicable Training Fees:

  • TDW Pigging Technology Course (2 day): $1,250.00 per student
  • NCCER CT-29 & AOC Performance Verification: $225.00 per student (Note: if performed during a non-scheduled class, an additional $500.00 will apply.)