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API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Certification Training Course

Overview

API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Certification Training Course – 4 Months Online followed by 5 days Classroom

Our API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Certification Training Course is suited for those who wish to become Certified API 570 Piping inspectors.  API 570 Inspectors must have a broad knowledge base relating to maintenance, inspection, alteration, and repair of in-service metallic piping systems. The API 570 examination is designed to determine if applicants have such knowledge.

The API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Course will help you through the certification program which ultimately,  benefits employers and the industry by helping to:

  • 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.
  • Reduce the potential for inspection delays resulting from regulatory requirements.

 

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 5-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
  • Weld joint quality factors and casting quality factors
  • Calculation of minimum thickness for internal pressure
  • Calculate maximum allowable working pressure
  • Preheat and post-weld heat treatment
  • Pressure testing procedures and calculations
  • Welding procedure qualification and procedure review
  • ASME V Non-destructive testing procedures
  • Impact testing requirements
  • Linear thermal expansion calculations
  • In-service repairs relating to 570
  • Damage mechanisms as per API 571 (570 selection only)
  • General rules for welding and examination in an API and ASME context

Learning Objectives

  • Successfully pass the API 570 Piping Inspector certification exam
  • Effectively use major codes: ASME B16.5 & B31.3; ASME B&PV Sections V & IX
  • Perform all basic piping calculations needed for the API exam
  • Use API’s codes during inspection, repairs, and alterations of piping
  • Review welding procedures (WPS/PQR) and welder performance qualifications (WPQ)

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Looking for vessel inspection and not piping, our API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Course is for you!

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 B31.3 & B16.5
  • Introduction to ASME B31.3 & B16.5
  • Scope & Definitions
  • Design
  • Impact Testing
  • Pre & Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Pressure Testing
  • Introduction to ASME IX & API 577
  • Scope & Definitions
  • 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
  • Leak Testing
  • Ultrasonic Inspection
  • Introduction to API 570 & 574
  • Scope, Definitions & Owner/User Organisation
  • Inspection, Examination & Pressure Testing
  • Interval/Frequency, Extent & Reasons for Inspection
  • Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis & Recording
  • Repairs, Alterations, Rerating & Minimum Thickness Determinations
  • Piping Components & Joining Methods
  • Inspection Plan & Safety Precautions
  • Introduction to API 571 & 578
  • Damage Mechanisms
  • Scope & Definitions
  • Extent of Verification
  • Test Methods & Evaluation of Results
  • Marking & Record Keeping
  • Closed Book Mock Exams
  • Open Book Mock Exams
Course Name:

API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Manchester

Online Start Date:

October 8, 2020

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Feb 8, 2021

End Date:

Feb 12, 2021

Course Name:

API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Teesside

Online Start Date:

January 15, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

May 17, 2021

End Date:

May 21, 2021

Course Name:

API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Aberdeen

Online Start Date:

January 15, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Jun 7, 2021

End Date:

Jun 11, 2021

Course Name:

API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Manchester

Online Start Date:

May 27, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Sep 27, 2021

End Date:

Oct 1, 2021

Course Name:

API 570 Process Pipework Inspector Certification Training Course

Location:

Teesside

Online Start Date:

May 27, 2021

Price:

£2,420.00 + VAT

Start Date:

Oct 11, 2021

End Date:

Oct 15, 2021