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API 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector

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API 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector

 

The API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector must have a broad knowledge base relating to tank inspection and repair of aboveground storage tanks and will satisfy the minimum qualifications specified in API Standard 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction.

The API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector certification training program benefits employers and the industry by helping to;

  • Improve management control of repair, reconstruction and maintenance.
  • Reduce the potential for inspection delays.
  • Provide a continued high level of safety using highly specialised and experienced inspectors.

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE

  • Corrosion rates and inspection intervals
  • Joint efficiencies
  • Static head calculations
  • Establishing weld sizes for shell and roof opening
  • In-service repairs relating to 653
  • Calculate maximum allowable working pressure
  • Pressure testing procedures and calculations
  • Settlement evaluation
  • Welding procedure qualification and procedure review
  • ASME V Non-destructive testing procedures
  • Impact testing requirements
  • Calculation of minimum thickness for internal pressure including bottom plates
  • Damage mechanisms as per API 571 (653 selection only)
  • General rules for welding and examination in an API and ASME context

DURATION: 3 MONTHS ONLINE FOLLOWED BY 8 DAYS CLASSROOM

Learning Objectives

  • Successfully pass the API 653 storage tank Inspector certification exam
  • Effectively use major codes: API 650 and ASME B&PV Sections V & IX
  • Perform all tank calculations needed for API exam
  • Use API’s codes during inspection, repairs, and alterations of tanks
  • Review welding procedures (WPS/PQR) and welder performance qualifications (WPQ)

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;

 

Education Years of Industry Experience Experience Required
BS or higher in engineering or technology 1 year Supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510
2-year Associate’s degree or certificate in engineering or technology 2 years Design, 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 equivalent 3 years Design, 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 education 5 or more years Design, 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.

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April 1, 2020

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16/07/2020

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July 13, 2020

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27/10/2020

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05/11/2020

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