Developed by APGA, the system is a means of assessing and documenting competency across the full range of activities involved in pipeline engineering.
The system was launched in Calgary, Alberta this week and has been adopted by the Canadian Energy Pipelines Association (CEPA).
APGA CEO Steve Davies said the association was pleased to see PECS being implemented by Canadian pipeliners.
“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,” he said.
“This level of detail is just one of the attributes which make the system unique.
“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.”
For more information visit the APGA website.
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