Effective Term: Spring 2016 ict 102 Introduction to Natural Gas Operations Credit Hours



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PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Effective Term: Spring 2016

ICT 102 Introduction to Natural Gas Operations

Credit Hours: 2.00 Lecture Periods: 2.00
Description:

Introduction to natural gas operations. Includes natural gas facts, natural gas networks, general security awareness, basic fire training, abnormal and unusual operating conditions, emergency response, and operations of MSA valves. Also includes visual inspection for atmospheric corrosion, meter locations, energy diversion, turn offs, above ground coatings, and leak test at operating pressure.


Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe basic facts about natural gas properties, production, and transport.

  2. Discuss basic security, fire safety, abnormal and unusual conditions common to natural gas operations in the U.S.

  3. Explain basic factors associated with natural gas valves, meters and coatings.


Outline:

  1. Natural Gas Facts

    1. Origin theories

    2. Discover and development

    3. Storage

      1. Systems for liquefied and natural gas

      2. Natural gas storage considerations

    4. Transportation and distribution - piping

    5. Measuring and chemical make-up

      1. BTU

      2. Composition

    6. Physical properties

      1. Odorless

      2. Non-toxic

      3. Lighter than air

    7. Physical properties demonstration

    8. Safety factors

      1. Combustion

      2. Ignition

    9. Green factors

  2. Introduction to Natural Gas

    1. Facilities

      1. Wellhead

      2. Gathering lines

      3. Processing plant

      4. Transmission lines

      5. Compressor stations

      6. Storage facilities

        1. Underground

        2. Liquid natural gas plants

        3. Bottle type systems

      7. Metering stations

      8. Regular stations

      9. Distribution lines.

      10. Meter set assembly

      11. Houseline

    2. Types of pipeline feeds

      1. One-way feed

        1. Advantages.

        2. Disadvantages

      2. Two-way feed

        1. Advantages

        2. Disadvantages

  3. General Security Awareness

    1. Definition of security

    2. Threat factors

      1. Workplace

      2. Technology

      3. Facilities

    3. Importance of security

      1. People

      2. Property

    4. Natural gas resources

    5. Threat examples

    6. How to report a threat

  4. Fire Training Basics

    1. Fire triangle

    2. Requirements for combustion

    3. Fire classifications

      1. Ordinary combustible materials

      2. Liquids and gases

      3. Electrical

      4. Metals

    4. Fire control

      1. Portable fire extinguishers

        1. Dry chemical

        2. Type D

        3. CO2

      2. Monthly inspection

      3. Storage

      4. P.A.S.S method of using

      5. Extinguishing fires

    5. Fire emergency procedures

      1. Assessing action

      2. Emergency drills

  5. Abnormal Operating Conditions / Unusual Operating Conditions (AOCs / UOCs)

    1. Requirements

      1. DOT

      2. PHMSA

    2. AOC

      1. Defined

      2. Examples

      3. Reacting

    3. UOC

      1. Defined

      2. Examples.

      3. Reacting

    4. Reporting

      1. AOC

      2. UOC

    5. UOC tracking

      1. Electronic tracking system

      2. Tracking program for specific criteria

      3. UOC tracking timeframes

    6. UOC waivers

  6. Emergency Response and ICS Contractor OQ

    1. Examples of emergencies

      1. Broken gas lines

      2. Fires

      3. Explosions

      4. Injuries/fatalities

      5. Uncontrollable escaping of gas

    2. Actions to be taken

      1. Protect people and property

      2. Notifications

    3. Emergency awareness

      1. Ignition sources

      2. Traffic

    4. AOC’s / UOC’s

  7. Operation of MSA Valves

    1. Voltage detection

    2. Visual inspection

    3. Valve operation

      1. Turning the valve

      2. On/off positions

    4. Abnormal operating conditions (AOC)

    5. Unusual operating conditions (UOC)

    6. Klein NCVT-2 Tool

  8. Visual Inspection of Atmospheric Corrosion

    1. Definition of atmospheric corrosion

    2. Recognize atmospheric corrosion

      1. Steel

      2. Aluminum

      3. Risers

    3. Protective coatings

      1. Epoxy

      2. Tape

    4. Meter set assemblies

    5. React when discovered

      1. Risers

      2. MSA

    6. Reporting guidelines

      1. AOC’s

      2. UOC’s

  9. Meter Locations

    1. Company approved locations

      1. Accessible

      2. Indoors

    2. Regulator vent clearances: AZ 3 feet

      1. Source of ignition

      2. Open flame

      3. Mechanical or forced air intake

      4. Opening into a building

    3. Regulator vent clearance: CA/NV

      1. 18 inches separation

        1. Sources of ignition

        2. Opening into a building

        3. Open flame

      2. Three feet separation mechanical forced air intake

    4. Extended regulator vent

      1. 1 inch minimum pipe

      2. Maximum 10 feet in length

      3. Maximum (4) 90° elbows

  10. Energy Diversion

    1. Illegal usage

      1. Definition

      2. Examples

    2. Energy diversion

      1. Definition

      2. Types

        1. Bypassing meter

        2. Meter/ERT tampering

        3. Unassigned meter

  11. Turn Offs

    1. Customer contact

    2. Voltage detector

    3. Install ground cables

    4. Turn off stopcock

    5. Install locking device

    6. Install blind

    7. Documentation

  12. Above Ground Coatings

    1. General requirements

    2. Surface preparation

      1. Debris removal

      2. Clean MSA

    3. Application of primer and paint

      1. Pre-painted fittings

      2. Existing MSA

      3. Apply primer

      4. Ensure complete coverage

      5. Apply topcoat

    4. Painting safety

    5. Above ground tape

    6. Abnormal operating conditions (AOC’s)

    7. Unusual operating conditions (UOC’s)

  13. Leak Test at Operating Pressure

    1. Purpose

    2. Components/facilities tested

    3. Procedure

    4. Possible AOCs

    5. Possible UOCs

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