The Pipeline Emergencies course is designed in a modular format. The entire course consists of a 40-hour program that addresses
- pipeline awareness (eight hours)
- pipeline operations (16 hours)
- pipeline emergency response (16 hours).
This course incorporates both classroom and hands-on exercises utilizing the 2,300-foot underground pipeline and numerous above-ground training props. These training props include:
- metering stations
- de-watering tanks
- main line closures
- creek crossings
- a multi-use chemical complex with a truck loading terminal
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This course requires PPE Level 2 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual All students are required to follow this manual at all times.
You must wear regular work attire (including safety shoes, hard hat, work gloves, and eye protection) for training activities and classroom sessions. You may not wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, or open-toed shoes to any class or field activity.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsPipeline emergency response operations+Hands on training to pipeline emergencies+Identification of hazardous materials+Develop incident action plans+Incident Command System, National Incident Management System (NIMS)+Regulatory factors+Transmission and distribution systems+Below and above ground equipment+Pipeline safety programs+Inspection+Mapping systems+Equipment identification+Pipeline markings+Management resources and manpower
Those who may potentially be involved in managing and mitigating pipeline emergencies, including:
- Pipeline operators
- Emergency responders
- Law enforcement
- Local officials
- Command staff
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
Use the above online registration link or fill out our registration form, then print it and fax it to (979) 458-4368.
For responders in the state of Texas, this course is also available at no cost through the Texas Division of Emergency Management.
Courses will begin at 8 a.m. on the first day of class unless other arrangements have been made.