COURSE NAME:API 653 Aboveground Tank Inspector Certification Preparatory


UPCOMING EVENTS


START DATE END DATE CITY/COUNTRY PRICE Request
 04-11-2017  09-11-2017  Dammam/Saudi Arabia Register
INTRODUCTION:
  • Progressive corrosion deteriorates pressure retaining walls to such an extent that there is always a threat of major break down which may lead to fire or some time to explosion. To avoid such accidents API has developed systematic ways to carry out ‘In-service Inspection’ to determine rate of corrosion and the remaining life of the equipment and piping.
OBJECTIVES:
  • The API initiated the Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector certification program to provide a continued high level of safety through the use of Inspectors specialized in Aboveground Storage Tanks. The program promotes self-regulation, establishing a uniform standard that will assist national, regional and local governments in setting Aboveground Storage Tanks regulations.
  • This course will prepare an Inspector to successfully complete the API 653 Authorized Aboveground Tank Inspector Certification Examination by thoroughly reviewing the API 653 Standard, APT 571, API 575, API 577, API 651, API 652 and the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Sections V and IX. Mock examination questions, meeting the appropriate specific examination criteria, will be utilized to simulate actual API test conditions, providing an effective study base.
OUTLINE:

Day 1

Session 1

  • Introduction
  • API 653: Examination Scheme
  • Question Types
  •  API 650 Design Aspects

Session 2

  • Design temperature
  • Tank Materials
  • Impact Testing of Materials
  • Weld sizes for shell and roof openings

Session 3

  • Shell design
  • Bottom & roof design
  • Fabrication requirements

Session 4

  • Inspection requirements
  • Extent of Radiography
  • Introduction to API 653 – Sec. 1
  • Quiz (Day 1)

Day 2

   Session 1

  • Points to Recall-Day 1
  • Review of Quiz-Day 1
  • Introduction to API 653
  • API 653 Sec. 4
  • Existing tank shell thickness evaluation
  • Evaluation of pitting

Session 2

  • Evaluating of corrosion on bottom plates
  • Foundation evaluation
  • API 653 – Sec. 5 Brittle fracture

Session 3

  • Inspection frequency (routine inspection)
  • External Inspection
  • Internal Inspection
  • Inspection Intervals
  • Inspection Records

Session 4

  • API 653 – Sec. 7
  • API 653 – Sec. 8
  • API 653 – Sec. 9
  • Tank repair and alteration
  • Repair of Shell
  • Quiz (Day 2)

Day 3

Session 1

  • Points to Recall Day2
  • Review Quiz -Day 2
  • Repair of Tank Bottom
  • API 653 – Sec. 10
  • Dismantling and reconstruction

Session 2

  • API 653 – Sec 11
  • Welding
  • •API 653 – Sec. 12 Examination & Testing

Session 3

  • API 653 – Sec. 13
  • API 653 – App. B
  • Evaluation of Tank Bottom Settlement
  • Reports & Records

Session 4

  • API RP 575
  • Types of Tanks
  • Procedures and evaluations of internal and external inspection
  • Quiz (Day 3)

Day 4

  Session 1

  • Points to Recall (Day 3)
  • Review of Quiz (Day 3)
  • Evaluation of change of service
  • Evaluation of flaws and distortions

Session 2

  • API RP 651
  • Cathodic Protection Requirement
  • Methods of Cathodic Protection

Session 3

  • ASME Sec. V – NDT
  • RT Examination
  • Penetrant Testing

Session 4

  • ASME Sec. V – NDT
  • Magnetic Particle
  • UT Examination
  • Quiz (Day 4)

Day 5

   Session 1

  • Points to Recall (Day 4)
  • Review of Quiz (Day 4)
  • ASME Sec. IX
  • Welding Qualifications
  • WPS/PQR

Session 2

  • Review of WPS/PQR documents
  • Road map for document review
  • Case studies in WPS/PQR

Session 3

  • API RP 652
  • Tank Bottom Lining
  • Types of linings
  • Selection and Application of Linings

Session 4

  • API 571
  • Damage Mechanisms
  • Quiz (Day 5)

Day 6

   Session 1

  • Points to Recall (Day 5)
  • Review of Quiz (Day 5)
  • API 571
  • Degradation mechanisms

Session 2

  • API 577
  • Welding, NDT and metallurgy

Session 3

  • Final Simulated Test (Open Book)
  • Test Feedback

Session 4

  • Final Simulated Test (Close Book)
  • Test Feedback
  • Concluding Session
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
  • This course is tailored for Engineers, Supervisors, Managers and personnel who are interested in the API 653 program, or who are responsible for inspection, maintenance, repair and alteration of Aboveground Storage Tanks, and who wish to present themselves for the Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Certification Examination.
DURATION:
    • 6 Day(s)
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