API 653 STORAGE TANK INSPECTOR

CERTIFICATION PREPARATION PROGRAM
Course Duration: 6 Days


An intensive course for successfully PASS the API 653 Storage Tank Inspector certification exam, with study guide, daily homework & exam; special emphasis on the use of related codes & calculations.


COURSE OUTLINE

Day 1
1) Introduction
2) API 650 Tank Fabrication Code
  • Scope of the Code
  • Code Organization
  • Terminology of the Tank
  • Understand of Major Tank Components
  • Code Requirements for Qualification
  • Fabrication Limits
  • Inspection Testing and Method
  • Finding Information in the Code
3) ASME 650 Calculation and Charts
  • Minimum Design Temperature
  • Impact Testing Limits
  • New Shell Thickness Calculation
  • RT Selection on New Shell
Evening Session
  • API 650 Homework
  • Practice the Calculation Covered in Class
Day 2
1) Day 1 Homework Review
2) ASME 653 In-Service Tank Code. Tank Concepts and How to use
  • Purpose of the Code
  • Scope of the Code
  • Inspection Schedules and Type
  • Risked Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Suitability for Service Evaluations
3) API 653 Calculations and Charts. How to determine the following.
  • Corrosion Averaging for Shell Corroded Area
  • Minimum Thickness of a Shell Corroded Area
  • Minimum Thickness of a Shell Course
  • Maximum Shell Pitting Depth
  • Minimum Bottom Thickness at Next Inspection
Evening Session
  • API 653 Homework
  • Practice the Calculation Covered in Class
DAY 3
1) Day 2 Homework Review
2) API 653 In-Service Tank Code.Tank Concepts and How to use.
  • Tank Settlement
  • Brittle Fracture Evaluation for Existing Tank
  • Requirement of Bottom Repair
  • Requirement of Shell & Nozzle Repairs
  • Requirement of Roof Repair
  • Design & Erection of Reconstructed Tanks
  • Shell Hot Tapping Limitations
3) API 653 Calculations and Charts.
How to determine the following
  • Shell Repairs - Spacing of Weld
  • Bottom Repairs - Weld Spacing Limits
Evening Session
  • API 653 Homework
  • Practice the calculation covered in Class
Day 4
1) Day 3 Homework Review
2) API 653 In-Service Tank Code.
  • In-Service Tank NDE Selection
  • Hydro-test Requirements and Exemptions
3) ASME B&PV Section V ? NDE
  • Purpose & Organization of the Code
  • RT Technique, RT Film Density Requirements
  • Purpose & Selection of IQI?s
  • Key Terms Discussion in the Code
  • How to Find Information in the Code
Evening Session
  • API 653 & ASME Sect. V Homework
  • Practice the examination
Day 5
1) Day 4 Homework Review
2) ASME B&PV Section IX - Welding Code
  • Purpose of the Code
  • Role of the Inspector
  • Organization of the Code
  • Welding Positions
  • Testing Requirements and Acceptance Criteria
  • Welder Qualification Process and Restrictions
  • Weld Procedure Qualification Process and Restrictions
3) Review and Evaluate a WPQ (Welder Performance Qualification)
  • Repair, Alteration & Rerating
  • Underground Piping
  • API 570 exam application
  • Computer testing and Test locations
Day 6
1) Day 5 Homework Review
2) API 651 Tank Cathodic Protection (CP)
  • Basic Parts of a Corrosion Cell
  • Types of CP (with Advantages & Limitations)
3) API 652 Tank Coatings
  • Type of Coatings (with Advantages/Limitations)
  • Coating Installation Requirements
4) API 575 Basic Knowledge of Storage Tank
5) Together Practice Examination


  • Bachelor Degree from KMUTT - Production Engineering (Second class honor)
  • Master Degree from KMUTT - Welding Engineering
  • Inspection Experience in Petrochemical Industry as Inspection Engineer for 4 years at PTTME
  • Now working for PTTGC
TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION
  • Certified API 653 Storage Tank Inspector
  • Certified Welding Inspector, CSWIP

API 653 STORAGE TANK INSPECTOR

CERTIFICATION PREPARATION PROGRAM

DATE: 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 September 2016
TIME: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

COURSE FEE:
  • 30,000 Baht per person
EXAM SCHEDULE AND FEE:
    The applicant must register by yourself through the website, http://inspector.api.org, before date of application deadline.
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