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API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Overview

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course – 4 Months Online followed by 5 days Classroom

Our API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course help prepare to become a certified API 510 Pressure Vessel inspector. API 510 Inspectors must have a broad knowledge base relating to maintenance, inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure vessels. The API 510 examination is designed to determine if individuals have such knowledge.

Our API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Course ensures that your certification training benefits employers and the industry by helping to:

  • Improve management control of process unit operation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Reduce the potential for inspection delays.
  • Provide a continued high level of safety using inspectors specialised in process piping Improve management control of process unit inspection, repair, alteration and re-rating.

Our API Individual Certification Programme (ICP) exam preparation training for API 510, 570 and 653 is delivered in two parts. Prior to the 5 days of classroom training, delegates will be expected to complete the 4-month eLearning training syllabus which forms a significant part of the learning programme.

Delegates are guided through various modules which come with accompanying question sets aimed at increasing technical knowledge and code familiarity. The on-line training provides the core knowledge that we consider the minimum standard required prior to our 8-day intensive classroom course. This ensures that the course is not held up by delegates unfamiliar with the relevant codes.

After successful completion of the on-line training, the 5-day full-time classroom training commences. This is usually delivered immediately prior to the API examination window, providing the ultimate preparation to our candidates prior to sitting the formal API examination.

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

  • Corrosion rates and inspection intervals
  • Joint efficiencies
  • Static head calculations
  • Calculation of minimum thickness for internal pressure
  • Calculate maximum allowable working pressure
  • Pressure testing procedures and calculations
  • Welding procedure qualification and procedure review
  • ASME V non-destructive testing procedures
  • In-service repairs to 510
  • Impact testing requirements
  • Establishing weld sizes for welds at openings
  • Nozzle reinforcement theory and calculations
  • Preheating and PWHT requirements using ASME VIII
  • Damage mechanisms as per API 571 (510 selection only)
  • General rules for welding and examination in an API and ASME context

Learning Objectives

  • Successfully pass the API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector certification exam
  • Effectively use major codes: ASME B&PV & Sections V, VIII, & IX
  • Perform all basic vessel calculations needed for the API exam
  • Use API’s codes during inspection, repairs, and alterations of pressure vessels
  • Review welding procedures (WPS/PQR) and welder performance qualifications (WPQ)

The API ICP examination process can be found at APIs own website. We’re always happy to answer further questions if you are still unsure. It’s a relatively easy process to apply, but please also check the fees, as these are not included in the training course price.

We will shortly be launching an eLearning only option too, to see the benefits of this please make yourself familiar with our short eLearning summary.  

FAQs

The American Petroleum Institute (API) offers a certification program for individual in-service inspectors handling the in-service inspection of pressure vessels, pipework and storage tanks. API also manages an expansive catalog catalogue of API ‘codes’ which standardize practice. The certifications are a legal requirement for inspectors in many US states. However, the extension of US ownership to include international facilities and onshore plants, along with the lack of a similarly broad scope of recognized standards in other countries, has resulted in the widespread adoption of API practice within international plant industries. Many other countries regulatory authorities also use these codes to assess evidence of inspector competence. The API certification program is broken down into a series of API programs, programmes known as Individual Certification Programmes (ICPs).

Before applying for the API ICP exam candidates must ensure that they meet the minimum requirements defined by API. The table sets out the requirements for API 510/570/653;

 

EducationYears of Industry ExperienceExperience Required
BS or higher in engineering or technology1 yearSupervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510
2-year Associate’s degree or certificate in engineering or technology2 yearsDesign, fabrication, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510
High school diploma or equivalent3 yearsDesign, fabrication, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510
No formal education5 or more yearsDesign, fabrication, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510

API certificates have become the most regarded, desired, and demanded credentials in the in-service inspection industry, providing a method to improve technical and code knowledge and strengthening the holder’s overall competence and career prospects.

The API examination is held within a Prometric Test Centre. There is a vast range of Prometric Test Centres located worldwide. Please visit the Prometric website to check available Prometric test centre locations near you.

The API exam application is completed online at the API website. You will be asked to provide evidence of previous relevant employment and experience. This experience will be verified by API who will contact the references you provide. At the time of completing your application, you will be asked to pay the relevant API registration fee. This varies depending on the exam you are registering for. Following API’s successful review and approval of your application, you will be provided with an exam eligibility ID number. You will need this number to book your exam with PROMETRIC. You will be provided with a link to PROMETRIC during your
API application. They have a range of locations throughout the world, with the UK sites located in Manchester, London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. For information on further test center locations please visit the PROMETRIC website for further information.

The API exam application deadline is the date in which you must submit your application to API for review for the given exam cycle.

The API examination window is the period in which you can sit your exam. The examination window typically opens the day immediately after our classroom training; however, we do stagger some of our training dates to accommodate individuals who may be on different work rotations and unable to attend specific classroom dates.

Please contact our helpful team at Wilkinson Coutts for advice should your API application be rejected. Thankfully, rejection of exam applications are rare and so please do not worry about this process.

Course Modules

Module 1 - ASME VIII
  • Introduction to ASME VIII
  • Shell Design
  • Head Design
  • MAWP & Static Head
  • Joint efficiency
  • Pressure Testing
  • Nozzle Reinforcement & Attachment Welds at Openings
  • Impact Testing Exemption and Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Introduction to ASME IX & API 577
  • Welding General Requirements
  • Welding Procedure Qualifications
  • Welding Performance Qualifications
  • Welding Data
  • Welding Inspection, Processes & Procedures
  • Metallurgy
  • Introduction to ASME V
  • Radiographic Examination
  • Liquid Penetrant Inspection
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection
  • Ultrasonic Inspection
  • Introduction to API 510 & 572
  • Scope, Definitions & Owner/User Organisation
  • Inspection, Examination & Pressure Testing
  • Interval/Frequency & Extent of Inspection
  • Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis & Recording
  • Repairs, Alterations and Rerating
  • Inspection Methods and Limitations
  • Condition Assessment & Repair
  • Introduction to API 571 & 576
  • Damage Mechanisms
  • Scope & Definitions
  • Types of PRDs
  • PRD Causes of Improper Performance
  • PRD Inspection, Inspection Frequency & Testing
  • Inspection & Replacement of Rupture Discs
  • Closed Book Mock Exams
  • Open Book Mock Exams
Course Name:

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Manchester

Online Start Date:

September 8, 2020

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Dec 8, 2020

End Date:

Dec 17, 2020

Course Name:

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Aberdeen

Online Start Date:

December 18, 2020

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Apr 26, 2021

End Date:

Apr 30, 2021

Course Name:

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Manchester

Online Start Date:

January 10, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

May 10, 2021

End Date:

May 14, 2021

Course Name:

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Teesside

Online Start Date:

April 23, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Aug 23, 2021

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Aug 27, 2021

Course Name:

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Aberdeen

Online Start Date:

May 6, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Sep 6, 2021

End Date:

Sep 10, 2021

Course Name:

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Manchester

Online Start Date:

July 29, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Nov 29, 2021

End Date:

Dec 3, 2021

Course Name:

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Aberdeen

Online Start Date:

September 8, 2020

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Dec 8, 2020

End Date:

Dec 17, 2020

Course Name:

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Teesside

Online Start Date:

August 16, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Dec 13, 2021

End Date:

Dec 17, 2021