Australian Pipeline Engineering Competency System launched in Canada

A unique, Australian-developed competency system for pipeline engineers has been modified for use in Canada and was launched today in Calgary.

The APGA-developed Pipeline Engineering Competency System (PECS) is a comprehensive means of assessing and documenting competency across the full range of activities involved in pipeline engineering, APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said.

“This comprehensive system helps those involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of high-pressure pipelines identify the people who are competent to make each engineering decision on a pipeline,” Mr Davies said.

“And we are very pleased that the pipeline industry in Canada will also be using it.

“The competency system lays out the knowledge, experience and expertise of engineers in quite particular circumstances, and describes what competent engineers in those circumstances are capable of doing.

“This level of detail is just one of the attributes which make the system unique.

“It is especially pleasing that the Canadian Energy Pipelines Association (CEPA) has decided to adopt the system and adapt it for use in Canada.

“We have already benefitted from the collaboration with CEPA and its members that took place during the adaptation, and we intend that this will be ongoing.

“These ties will assist both countries to refine the system in years to come so that we can safely operate our pipelines into the future.”

See the media release.