PIPELINE EMERGENCIES, 2nd Edition
Pipeline Emergencies explains how to respond safely and effectively to pipeline incidents and emergencies. The program integrates technical information from pipeline operators and emergency response specialists within the petroleum and chemical industries as well as the fire service. Its primary purpose is to provide emergency responders with the knowledge and understanding of how pipelines operate, the common products that may be transported through transmission and distribution pipeline systems, and tactical response guidelines.
The Pipeline Emergencies textbook includes coverage of the primary U.S. regulations and standards that govern pipeline operations and influence pipeline design and construction, as well as the basic principles of both liquid and gas pipeline system operations, including common products and their associated physical and chemical properties. The centerpiece of the training program includes 10 different common pipeline response scenarios and tactical guidelines for mitigating each type of pipeline emergency.
The primary target audience for the Pipeline Emergencies curriculum is emergency responders from public safety and industrial organizations. This includes fire and rescue personnel, members of Hazardous Materials Response Teams (HMRTs), and industrial Emergency Response Teams (ERTs). The secondary audience includes pipeline operations personnel, public utilities personnel, and local, state, and federal government agency personnel with pipeline inspection and enforcement duties.
The Pipeline Emergencies training curriculum was developed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in cooperation with the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM). The mission of PHMSA is to protect people and the environment from risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials – by pipeline or other modes of transportation.
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