20 Things You Will Learn
1. The 4 different gas hazards that you should be aware of, pressure release, asphyxiation, flammability, and toxicity.
2. The difference between intentional released and non-intentional releases.
3. The two most important NFPA documents that address gas piping repairs and purging hazards.
4. The six steps to making safe gas piping repairs.
5. OSHA 1910 isolation techniques, (3 important approved techniques).
6. Isolation methods, positive and temporary.
7. Hazards that can occur when working behind one closed valve.
8. Six (6) important does and don’ts when working with valves.
9. How to recognize a lubricated plug valve, function test it, and seal it as is required by codes and standards and manufacturers maintenance requirements.
10. Line breaking hazards and six (6) different precautions that you can take to work more safely.
11. Venting versus purging of gas piping systems, what’s the difference?
12. The anatomy of a plume when gas is released, understanding threat zones.
13. Modelling tool, FREE, for understanding where released gas will go and how it can help you.
14. Three (3) considerations for where gas will go and why when it is released.
15. FRC, (fire resistant clothing), and how it is specified and how to avoid minimum requirements that can leave you with 50% body burns.
16. Range of flammability and the objective of purging.
17. A list of ten (10) ignition sources you may have never considered that could surprise you.
18. Pressure testing precautions, (pneumatic hazards and pressure release)
19. Three different types of purging processes, (slug, trickle, and pressure).
20. Post repair purging end points, nitrogen hazards, and re-introducing gas safely including meters and instruments to use.