by Ted Metcalfe.
Ask the question!
Some of the reasons why pipeline engineers may benefit from asking a question in relation to accumulating knowledge include:
1) Maybe the matter you are working on is a bit out of the ordinary, and you are not sure exactly which part of the Standard should apply.
….Which clause covers this?
2) Maybe a clause in the Standard that you were previously familiar with has been changed or has disappeared, and you want to know what clause applies instead.
….Where’s that clause gone, what do I do now?
3) Maybe you have learned about some innovative new product or material that does not seem to be covered already in the Standard.
…Can I use this new-fangled approach?
4) Maybe you have an innovative idea that you would like to implement, but to do so might be stretching the intended scope of the Standard.
…Can I change the way we do this and still conform to the Standard?
5) Maybe the wording of a clause seems confusing, or could be interpreted two different ways.
6) Maybe you simply want to learn more about a particular topic in pipeline engineering, construction or maintenance, but don’t know where to look for additional information.
…I’m new here, where do I start?
This last point illustrates that while good experienced engineers always work within their limits, those limits can be expanded by additional training, study or participation in events.
If the AS2885 team can’t help directly with any of the above, someone in their wide networks of industry contacts probably can, and we will make the introductions for you.