Credit: 1 PDH Webinar
Webinar: 51.33 minutes
Webinar Price: $25.00
In the summer of 2000 a family that was camping in the banks of Pacos river on the southwest of New Mexico turned fatal. A massive pipeline explosion kills 10 family members and leaves two more fighting for their lives. State police does not know if this was a tragic accident or a criminal act. Less than 24 hours after the incident, it was ruled out as accident.
But until they figure out what had happened, everyone was at risk. Investigators turned to gas company officials for information. Record show that the area around the pipe was investigated twice in the previous month. Investigators looked for discoloration, erosion, dead vegetable or anything that could indicate there was a leak in the pipeline. At the time aerial survey detected nothing unusual.
The fundamentals of pipe laying and pipe inspection has been explained at the beginning of the webinar to better understand the course and the investigation.
By the end of this course the students know what caused and led to this accident. After this accident In December 2002, the president signed the pipeline safety act. Requiring the pipeline operators to inspect 50% of the pipelines by 2007 and the remainder by 2012. And after that, inspections are required by minimum every seven years.