Pipeline transport regulations


Know about pipeline transport regulations and their application in pipeline fields. Apply pipeline transport regulations in the construction of new sites.

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Essential knowledge

Pipeline transport regulations; is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Gas transmission system operator: Gas transmission system operators transport energy in the form of natural gas. They receive natural gas from the production station, transport it through pipelines, ensuring delivery to gas distribution stations.
Pipeline route manager: Pipeline route managers oversee the day-to-day operational aspects of transporting goods via pipeline infrastructures. They have an overview of the network and plan the different routes to transport goods from one site to another. They strive for the most efficient and less costly route. They troubleshoot arising issues in networks and sites, ensure implementation of regulations, and follow up the achievement of transport targets.
Pipeline superintendent: Pipeline superintendents manage the direction and overall development of pipeline transport projects. They envision the planning, the route selection, the management of resources, and the daily operations. They develop long-term vision safeguarding efficiency of the infrastructure.
Gas distribution engineer: Gas distribution engineers design and construct transport systems for natural gas, connecting the gas distribution network to the consumer by designing piping works and mains. They research methods to ensure sustainability, and to decrease environmental impact, as well as optimising cost efficiency.
Pipeline compliance coordinator: Pipeline compliance coordinators track, compile and summarise all the compliance and conformance activities in pipeline infrastructures and fields. They ensure that works are carried out within regulatory frameworks. They strive to develop and implement compliance policies and recommend ways to minimize risk. They inspect sites, collect evidence, and report compliance needs to the management.
Gas scheduling representative: Gas scheduling representatives track and control the flow of natural gas between pipelines and the distribution system, compliant with schedules and demands. They report on the natural gas flow, ensure the schedule is followed or make scheduling adaptations in case of problems to attempt to meet demands.
Gas processing plant operator: Gas processing plant operators operate and maintain distribution equipment in a gas distribution plant. They distribute gas to utility facilities or consumers, and ensure the correct pressure is maintained on gas pipelines. They also oversee compliance with scheduling and demand.
Gas station operator: Gas station operators process gases for compression, transmission or recovery by using gas, steam or electric engine compressors. They perform chemical tests on gases and are responsible for pumps and pipelines operations.

Optional knowledge

Pipeline transport regulations; is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Pipe welder: Pipe welders assemble and install parts and components of pipelines for the transport of goods such as water, steam and chemicals through them. They interpret specs such as pneumatics, hydraulics, for installation on site according to the safety and production requirements.
Pipeline environmental project manager: Pipeline environmental project managers ensure the accomplishment of environmental preservation within pipeline transport projects. They, together with a group of managers and specialists, analyse the sites and routes of pipelines in order to advice on environmental issues to be considered and addressed.
Pipeline engineer: Pipeline engineers design and develop the engineering aspects for the construction of pipeline infrastructures in various kinds of sites (e.g. inland, maritime). They envision and create the specifications for pumping systems and for the general transport of goods through pipelines.
Pipeline maintenance worker: Pipeline maintenance workers operate different equipment to keep the suitability of the pipelines. They perform checks for deviations and administer chemicals according to the needs and cleaning aim (e.g. corrosion shunning)

Energy engineer: Energy engineers design new, efficient and clean ways to produce, transform, and distribute energy to improve environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. They extract energy through natural resources, such as oil or gas, or renewable and sustainable sources, such as wind or solar power.
Gas processing plant supervisor: Gas processing plant supervisors supervise the processing of gas for utility and energy services by controlling compressors and other processing equipment to ensure standard operation. They supervise the maintenance of the equipment, and perform tests to detect problems or deviations, and to ensure quality.




  1. Pipeline transport regulations; – ESCO


Last updated on March 10, 2023