API RP 1161

The purpose of this recommended practice (RP) is to provide guidance for developing and maintaining an operator qualification (OQ) program. This document is comprised of the RP along with normative and nonmandatory, informative annexes.
This RP is applicable for all pipelines, both onshore and offshore, subject to 49 CFR Part 192 and/or Part 195. References to 49 CFR Part 192 are applicable to gas-transmission-only tasks, and references to 49 CFR Part 195 are applicable to liquid-only tasks. Operators may choose to use all, part, or none of this document as applicable to their operations.
Operators should be aware that the OQ regulation is applicable only to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) jurisdictional pipelines. For purposes of this document, the word pipeline is used interchangeably with pipeline, pipeline facility, pipeline system, and any and all jurisdictional pipeline components as defined in 49 CFR Part 192 and Part 195.
Annexes F and G have been added to this edition to address management of change and abnormal operating conditions.

Product Details

Edition:
5th
Published:
11/01/2021
Number of Pages:
284
File Size:
1 file , 1.6 MB
Product Code(s):
D11615, D11615, D11615
Note:
This product is unavailable in Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, Ukraine
API RP 1161

This document provides guidance to the liquids pipeline industry. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that pipeline operators develop a written qualification program to evaluate personnel and contractor ability to perform covered tasks and to recognize and respond to abnormal operating conditions that may be encountered while performing these covered tasks. This is a performance-based qualification program.

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Edition:
4th
Published:
02/01/2019
Number of Pages:
267
File Size:
1 file , 1.8 MB
Redline File Size:
2 files , 25 MB
Product Code(s):
D11614, D11614, D11614, D11614, D11614, D11614
Note:
This product is unavailable in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria
API RP 1161

The purpose of this recommended practice is to provide guidance for developing and maintaining an Operator Qualification (OQ) program compliant with OQ regulations.

Note: Operators should be aware that the OQ regulation is applicable only to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) jurisdictional pipelines

Operators may elect to use all, part, or none of this document. Additionally, many components of this recommended practice apply to Gas Transmission Lines regulated under 49 CFR 192. Therefore, Operators may elect to utilize the recommended practice as applicable for these lines.

This document is written to provide guidance for achieving compliance with the regulation at the time of publication and is comprised of four individual components: the Guidance Document, the API Covered Task List (Annex A), the Covered Task Standards (Annex B) and the Evolution of the Covered Tasks (Annex C).

For purposes of this document, the word “pipeline” is used interchangeably with pipeline, pipeline facility, and pipeline system and any and all jurisdictional pipeline components as defined in 49 CFR Part 195.

Product Details

Edition:
3rd
Published:
01/01/2014
Number of Pages:
266
File Size:
1 file , 2.1 MB
Redline File Size:
2 files , 11 MB
Product Code(s):
D11613, D11613, D11613
Note:
This product is unavailable in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria
API RP 1161

The redline option is a comparison between the original 2012 and 2000 editions.

The purpose of this recommended practice is to provide guidance for developing and maintaining a compliant Operator Qualification (OQ) program. Operators may choose to use all, part or none of this document. Additionally, many components of this RP also apply to Gas Transmission Lines regulated under 49 CFR 192. Therefore, operators may choose to utilize the RP as applicable for these lines.

Operators should be aware that the OQ rule is applicable only to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) jurisdictional pipelines. For purposes of this document, the word pipeline is used interchangeably with pipeline, pipeline facility and pipeline system and any and all jurisdictional pipeline components as defined in 49 CFR Part 195.

This document is written to provide guidance for achieving compliance with the regulation at the time of publication and is comprised of two individual components: the Guidance Document and the API Covered Task List (Annex A). A separate publication, the API Covered Task Standards, will contain guidance on the individual Covered Tasks. This guidance will include knowledge and skill components, span of control and abnormal operating conditions.

Product Details

Edition:
2nd
Published:
03/01/2012
Number of Pages:
94
File Size:
1 file , 1.3 MB
Redline File Size:
2 files , 1.7 MB
Product Code(s):
D11612, D11612, D11612
Note:
This product is unavailable in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria