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American Petroleum Institute (API) and National Board

API 510 Pressure Vessels

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Course Description

This course is an intense one-week (5 instructional days) course designed to prepare the participant to take the API-510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Examination. The course is beneficial for design, operating, maintenance, fabrication, engineering, reliability, and repair personnel of process vessels interested in learning more about the Codes and how to navigate through them.

The course curriculum will include detailed instruction in:

  • Calculations
    • Heads
    • Reinforcement
    • Impact Testing
    • Hydrostatic Testing
    • Cylindrical components under internal and external pressure
  • Non-destructive Testing Requirements
  • Welding Requirements
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Practice Example Examinations

Required editions and applicable addenda of Codes, Standards, and Recommended Practices:

  • ASME Section VIII, Division 1, Pressure Vessels
  • ASME Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications (Only welding is covered)
  • ASME Section V, Nondestructive Examination
  • API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
  • API-RP 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment
  • API - RP 572 Inspection of Pressure Vessels
  • API - RP 576 Inspection of Pressure-Relieving Devices
  • API-RP 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy

*Early registration is required; pre course study material is provided. Registration must be received at least four weeks prior to the start date of the course. Registrations, after this time period, will be accepted based on the participant's familiarity with Code topics.

*API and ASME Code Books are not provided and are the responsibility of the participant.

Classroom Hours

Unless otherwise notified, classes will be from 8:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday.

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API 570 Pressure Piping

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Course Description

This class is an intense one-week (5 instructional days) course designed to prepare the participant to take the API-570 Piping Inspector Certification Examination. The course is beneficial for design, maintenance, fabrication, engineering, reliability, and repair personnel of process piping systems interested in learning more about the Codes and how to navigate through them.

The course curriculum will include detailed instruction in:

  • Calculations
    • Corrosion Rate and Remaining Life determination
    • Maximum Allowable Working Pressure
    • Impact Testing
    • Minimum Required Thickness
    • Evaluation of Locally Thinned Areas
    • Pressure Testing Requirements
  • Non-destructive Testing Requirements
  • Welding Requirements
  • Repairs and Alterations
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Practice Example Examinations

Required editions and applicable addenda of Code Books:

  • ASME B16.5, Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings
  • ASME B31.3, Process Piping
  • ASME Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications (Only welding is covered)
  • ASME Section V, Nondestructive Examination
  • API 570, Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Re-rating of In-Service Piping Systems
  • API-RP 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment
  • API - RP 574, Inspection of Piping, Tubing, Valves, and Fittings
  • API-RP 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy

*Early registration is required; pre course study material is provided. Registration must be received at least four weeks prior to the start date of the course. Registrations, after this time period, will be accepted based on the participant's familiarity with Code topics.

*API and ASME Code Books are not provided and are the responsibility of the participant.

Classroom Hours

Unless otherwise notified, classes will be from 8:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday.

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API 653 Tanks

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Course Description

This class is an intense one-week (5 instructional days) course designed to prepare the participant to take the API-653 Authorized Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Certification Examination. The course is beneficial for design, operating, maintenance, erection, fabrication, engineering, reliability, and repair personnel of aboveground storage tanks interested in learning more about the Codes and how to navigate through them.

The course curriculum will include detailed instruction in:

  • Calculations
    • Minimum Thickness for Existing Tank Shell
    • Maximum Period of Operation
    • Minimum Thickness for Tank Bottom Plate
    • Maximum Fill Height (Hydrostatic testing)
    • Corrosion Rates & Inspection Intervals
  • Openings; size, nozzle thickness, weld size
  • Welding and Non-destructive Testing Requirements
  • Cathodic Protection
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Practice Example Examinations

Required editions and applicable addenda of Codes, Standards, and Recommended Practices:

  • ASME Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications (Only welding is covered)
  • ASME Section V, Nondestructive Examination
  • API 650, Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage
  • API 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction
  • API - RP 575, Inspection of Atmospheric ands Low-Pressure Storage Tanks
  • API - RP 651, Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • API - RP 652, Lining of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms
  • API-RP 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment
  • API-RP 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy

*Early registration is required; pre course study material is provided. Registration must be received at least four weeks prior to the start date of the course. Registrations, after this time period, will be accepted based on the participant's familiarity with Code topics.

*API and ASME Code Books are not provided and are the responsibility of the participant.

Classroom Hours

Unless otherwise notified, classes will be from 8:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday.

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National Board Prep

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Course Description

The National Board Inspector Certification Examination Preparation Course is an intense two-week (9 instructional days) course designed to prepare the participant to sit for the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector's Certification Examination.

The course curriculum will include detailed instruction in:

  • Materials
  • Calculations Typically Found on the Exam Based on Problems Pertaining to:
    • ASME Section I, Power Boilers
    • ASME B31.1, Power Piping
    • ASME Section IV, Heating Boilers
    • ASME Section VIII, Div. 1, Pressure Vessels
    • Repairs and Alterations to in-service equipment
    • Inspection Frequency and Remaining Life of Pressure Vessels
  • Non-destructive Testing Requirements
  • Welding Requirements
  • In-service Inspection Requirements
  • Daily Quizzes
  • Practice Example Examinations

Required editions and applicable addenda of Code Books:

  • ASME Section I, Power Boilers
  • ASME B31.1, Power Piping
  • ASME Section IV, Heating Boilers
  • ASME Section VIII, Division 1, Pressure Vessels
  • ASME Section V, Nondestructive Examination
  • ASME Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications (Only welding is covered)
  • National Board Inspection Code

*Early registration is required for this course; pre course study material is provided. Registration must be received at least four weeks prior to the start date of the course. Registrations after this time period will be accepted based on participant's familiarity with Code topics.

*National Board and ASME Code Books are not provided and are the responsibility of the participant.

Classroom Hours

Unless otherwise notified, classes will be from 8:00 - 16:00 Monday to Friday.

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