Course Maintenance scheduled for June 23-24, 2018

June 15, 2018

The 12 courses listed below are scheduled to undergo maintenance. The courses will be offline beginning Saturday morning (June 23) at 7:00 a.m. CST. We expect maintenance to be completed by Sunday morning (June 24) at 10:00 a.m. CST. A blog post will go out when maintenance is complete.

  • ASME-0761 e-TNG Joining of Plastic Pipe – Butt Heat Fusion: Hydraulic Machine
  • ASME-0761 KNT Joining of Plastic Pipe – Butt Heat Fusion: Hydraulic Machine
  • ASME-0771 e-TNG Joining of Plastic Pipe – Sidewall Heat Fusion
  • ASME-0771 KNT Joining of Plastic Pipe – Sidewall Heat Fusion
  • ASME-0781 e-TNG Joining of Plastic Pipe – Electrofusion
  • ASME-0781 KNT Joining of Plastic Pipe – Electrofusion
  • ASME-1011 e-TNG Coating Application and Repair – Wrapped
  • ASME-1011 KNT Coating Application and Repair – Wrapped
  • ASME-1061 e-TNG Composite Sleeves
  • ASME-1061 KNT Composite Sleeves
  • ASME-1251 e-TNG Hazardous Liquid Leak Investigation
  • ASME-1251 KNT Hazardous Liquid Leak Investigation

These courses are using the refreshed MEA brand and new user interface. In addition, these updated courses will also have the new knowledge test functionality. If a course session is ended for any reason prior to receiving a passed or failed score, the status will change to “In Progress” and the EnergyU Administrator will be required to reset the course. A trend toward tighter regulations and a desire to have more oversight of online knowledge tests has prompted this recommendation by the MEA Technical Training Committee.

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.

 

Course Maintenance scheduled for June 20-21, 2018

June 14, 2018

The course listed below is scheduled to undergo maintenance. The course will be offline beginning Wednesday evening (June 20) at 6:00 p.m. CST. We expect maintenance to be completed by Thursday morning (June 21) at 10:00 a.m. CST. A blog post will go out when maintenance is complete.

  • ELEC-11009 KNT Lock Out and Tag Out

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.

 

Get MEA on your August 2018 calendar

June 13, 2018

There is a lot going on in Rochester, MN August 13-16, 2018.

  • Monday – Train the Evaluator
    This one-day event covers evaluation theory and best practices, offers extensive discussion, and provides hands-on practice for conducting credible performance evaluations.
  • Tuesday – Technical Training and OQ Compliance Solutions Conference
    This one-day event features topics specific to Operator Qualification (OQ), compliance, and technical training. Sessions include OQ standards, national portability, records management, safety, regulations, and the next generation of gas workers. Attendees will also have an opportunity to see MEA’s new compliance and recordkeeping system.
  • Wednesday – EnergyU LMS Administrator Training
    This one-day event will ensure EnergyU LMS Administrators understand how to navigate the learning management system, perform specific tasks critical to the maintenance of individual and company online training and testing records.
  • Tuesday (Pre-Summit & Welcome Reception), Wednesday & Thursday (Summit) – Gas Operations Technical and Leadership Summit
    This annual event provides numerous networking opportunities for natural gas crews, foremen, supervisors, managers, and directors. The summit features keynotes, exhibits, and pre-conference courses. Tracks include compliance, safety, measurement and control, distribution and technology, engineering and technical training.

Visit the MEA events calendar for more information or to register. Discounts apply when attending EnergyU LMS Administrator Training in conjunction with Train the Evaluator. Discounts also apply when attending the Technical Training and OQ Compliance Solutions Conference in conjunction with Train the Evaluator or the Gas Operations Technical and Leadership Summit.


EnergyU Admin Training

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Course Maintenance Now Complete

June 7, 2018

Course Maintenance is now complete on the following courses:

  • ASME-0641 e-TNG Visually Inspect Pipe and Components Prior to Installation
  • ASME-0641 KNT Visually Inspect Pipe and Components Prior to Installation
  • ASME-0711 e-TNG Joining of Pipe – Compression Couplings
  • ASME-0711 KNT Joining of Pipe – Compression Couplings

As previously communicated, these courses are using the refreshed MEA brand and new user interface.

In addition, these updated courses will also have the new knowledge test functionality. Course users will only be allowed to open a KNT course once. If a course session is ended for any reason prior to receiving a passed or failed score, the status will change to “In Progress” and the EnergyU Administrator will be required to reset the course. Users will not be able to launch an “In Progress” knowledge test until the course is reset.

Functionality of the training (TNG) courses will remain the same — users will be allowed multiple sessions to complete, and users will be able to review learning content of completed courses.

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.

 

Course Maintenance scheduled for June 6-7, 2018

May 30, 2018

The 4 courses listed below are scheduled to undergo maintenance. The courses will be offline beginning Wednesday evening (June 6) at 5:00 p.m. CST. We expect maintenance to be completed by Thursday morning (June 7) at 10:00 a.m. CST. A blog post will go out when maintenance is complete.

  • ASME-0641 e-TNG Visually Inspect Pipe and Components Prior to Installation
  • ASME-0641 KNT Visually Inspect Pipe and Components Prior to Installation
  • ASME-0711 e-TNG Joining of Pipe – Compression Couplings
  • ASME-0711 KNT Joining of Pipe – Compression Couplings

These courses are using the refreshed MEA brand and new user interface. In addition, these updated courses will also have the new knowledge test functionality. If a course session is ended for any reason prior to receiving a passed or failed score, the status will change to “In Progress” and the EnergyU Administrator will be required to reset the course. A trend toward tighter regulations and a desire to have more oversight of online knowledge tests has prompted this recommendation by the MEA Technical Training Committee.

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.

Course Maintenance Now Complete

May 24, 2018

Course Maintenance is now complete on the following courses:

  • ASME AOC e-TNG Abnormal Operating Conditions
  • ASME AOC KNT Abnormal Operation Conditions
  • ASME-0141 e-TNG Visual Inspection for Atmospheric Corrosion
  • ASME-0141 KNT Visual Inspection for Atmospheric Corrosion
  • ASME-0151 e-TNG Visual Inspection of Buried Pipe and Components When Exposed
  • ASME-0151 KNT Visual Inspection of Buried Pipe and Components When Exposed
  • ASME-0201 e-TNG Visual Inspection of Installed Pipe and Components for Mechanical Damage
  • ASME-0201 KNT Visual Inspection of Installed Pipe and Components for Mechanical Damage
  • ASME-0301 e-TNG Manually Opening and Closing Valves
  • ASME-0301 KNT Manually Opening and Closing Valves

As previously communicated, these courses are using the refreshed MEA brand and new user interface.

These updated courses will also have the new knowledge test functionality. Course users will only be allowed to open a KNT course once. If a course session is ended for any reason prior to receiving a passed or failed score, the status will change to “In Progress” and the EnergyU Administrator will be required to reset the course. Users will not be able to launch an “In Progress” knowledge test until the course is reset.

Functionality of the training (TNG) courses will remain the same — users will be allowed multiple sessions to complete, and users will be able to review learning content of completed courses.

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.

ASME Course Updates Scheduled for May 23, 2018

May 15, 2018

The first of our courses using the refreshed MEA brand and new user interface will be uploaded next Wednesday, May 23. The courses will be temporarily deactivated at 6:00pm central time in order to perform maintenance. We will notify maintenance completion via this blog; courses should be available no later than 10:00am central time on Thursday, May 24. Administrators, please make sure your users are aware that the following courses will be temporarily offline during this time:

  • ASME AOC e-TNG Abnormal Operating Conditions
  • ASME AOC KNT Abnormal Operation Conditions
  • ASME-0141 e-TNG Visual Inspection for Atmospheric Corrosion
  • ASME-0141 KNT Visual Inspection for Atmospheric Corrosion
  • ASME-0151 e-TNG Visual Inspection of Buried Pipe and Components When Exposed
  • ASME-0151 KNT Visual Inspection of Buried Pipe and Components When Exposed
  • ASME-0201 e-TNG Visual Inspection of Installed Pipe and Components for Mechanical Damage
  • ASME-0201 KNT Visual Inspection of Installed Pipe and Components for Mechanical Damage
  • ASME-0301 e-TNG Manually Opening and Closing Valves
  • ASME-0301 KNT Manually Opening and Closing Valves

In addition to a brand refresh, the new courses also had a content refresh. These updated courses will also have the new knowledge test functionality. If a course session is ended for any reason prior to receiving a passed or failed score, the status will change to “In Progress” and the EnergyU Administrator will be required to reset the course. A trend toward tighter regulations and a desire to have more oversight of online knowledge tests has prompted this recommendation by the MEA Technical Training Committee.

 

 

Course Maintenance Now Complete

May 11, 2018

Course Maintenance is now complete on the 192 and 195 course libraries.

As previously communicated, course users will only be allowed to open a KNT course once. If a course session is ended for any reason prior to receiving a passed or failed score, the status will change to “In Progress” and the EnergyU Administrator will be required to reset the course. Users will not be able to launch an “In Progress” knowledge test until the course is reset.

Functionality of the training (TNG) courses will remain the same —- users will be allowed multiple sessions to complete, and users will be able to review learning content of completed courses.

Remember… After a course has undergone maintenance, it is important that users verify a status of “Not started” to ensure proper recording of a new score.

ASME Course Library Updates Coming Soon!

May 9, 2018

Like the 192 and 195 course libraries, the knowledge tests for the ASME course library will also be changing to allow users to open the course only once. If a course session is ended for any reason prior to receiving a passed or failed score, the status will change to “In Progress” and the EnergyU Administrator will be required to reset the course. A trend toward tighter regulations and a desire to have more oversight of online knowledge tests has prompted this recommendation by the MEA Technical Training Committee.

In addition to the KNT functionality change and content updates, you will also see a new user interface that incorporates the refreshed MEA brand. Stay tuned for course update schedules, which will be announced via this blog.

ASME Updates

IMPORTANT! 192 and 195 Course Libraries will be Offline May 10-11, 2018

April 30, 2018

Maintenance on the 192 and 195 course libraries will introduce a change in functionality for the knowledge tests (KNTs).

The MEA Technical Training Committee continues to review both the content and functionality of our online course materials to ensure they meet current and proposed regulatory requirements. A trend toward tighter regulations and a desire to have more oversight of online knowledge tests has prompted a look at how we can increase the security of our testing without requiring the use of testing centers, proctors, or lock-down browsers as other providers have.

MEA will be updating the 192 and 195 course libraries to limit course launch of the knowledge tests—users will only be allowed to open a KNT course once. If a course session is ended for any reason prior to receiving a passed or failed score, the status will change to “In Progress” and the EnergyU Administrator will be required to reset the course. Users will not be able to launch an “In Progress” knowledge test until the course is reset. Updates to other EnergyU course libraries will be scheduled for a later date.

Administrators should make sure their users know that the 192 and 195 course libraries will be offline beginning at 5:00 pm central time on Thursday, May 10, 2018. We anticipate all course updates will be completed and courses back online no later than 12:00 noon on Friday, May 11, 2018. We will provide a notification via the EnergyU Training Blog when the courses are back online.

NOTE: Functionality of the training (TNG) courses will remain the same—users will be allowed multiple sessions to complete, and users will be able to review learning content of completed courses.