API TRAINING API 510,653,570



The American Petroleum Institute (API) initiated a Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Program (API 510) to improve management control of process unit operation, repair, and maintenance; reduce the potential for inspection delays resulting from regulatory requirements; and provide a continued high level of safety through the use of inspectors specialized in process equipment.
The program promotes self-regulation and establishes a uniform national program that assists state and local governments in pressure vessel regulations.

API 570
API 570 covers the inspection, rating, repair, and alteration procedures for metallic and FRP piping systems and their associated pressure relieving devices that have been in-service
The intent of this code is to specify the in-service inspection and condition-monitoring program that is needed to determine the integrity of piping. That program should provide reasonably accurate and timely assessments to determine if any changes in the condition of piping could possibly compromise continued safe operation.
API 570 was developed for the petroleum refining and chemical process industries but may be used, where practical, for any piping system. It is intended for use by organizations that maintain or have access to an authorized inspection agency, a repair organization, and technically qualified piping engineers, inspectors, and examiners.

API 653
This training course is designed to give a detailed discussion on the required engineer­ing knowledge for in-service storage tanks with emphasis on syllabus published by API (Body of Knowledge) for the said examination.
It includes all the code sections referred by API 653 commit­tee to the extent required from examination point of view.
This preparatory course will clarify ba­sic intentions of all code prescribed for study, how to interpret code rulings and at the end, built-up the confidence among the participants for taking decisions.
The course is divided into six main ar­eas: basic storage tank design engineering i.e. API 650, in-service inspection techniques (API 653/ RP 575/ RP 577), in-service degradation mechanisms (API 571), cathodic protection (API RP 651) and lining of tank bottom (API RP 652), calculations of retirement thickness and other skills required for delivery of quality job & safe operation.
The par­ticipants will receive comprehensive course notes, illustrated with practical examples, mock-exami­nations, main punch-points of the course and ex­tensive question banks to give the participants the confidence for getting certified successfully

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