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Engineering Surveyor Inspector


Engineering Surveyor Pressure Vessel Inspection




-4 weeks of online training

This course will give you a head start in pressure equipment inspection as performed by Engineer Surveyors. It goes outside the scope offered by many in-company training programmes. We have trained 5000+ inspectors in inspecting industrial pressure equipment to in-service inspection codes from ASME/API/DNV and similar.  There is legal compliance to inspect certain pressure equipment under the Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000, make sure you are completing these inspections competently.


While the ASME Plant Inspector Level 1 course is aimed primarily at the petrochemical industry, there are many industries that simply do not operate in the same environment where aggressive damage mechanisms exist.


Who will benefit from this course?

  1. Engineer surveyors new to the inspection industry or interested in expanding into pressure systems from lift/crane or other equipment.
  2. Engineer surveyors wishing to progress their careers in larger-plant integrity inspection.
  3. Overall, more than 50% of our inspection training delegates self-fund their training to improve their job prospects. We also run in-house courses for employers where required.


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Benefits of Attending Training 

An externally-recognised inspection qualification. WILKINSON COUTTS is one of the largest providers of specialist ASME/API/Integrity training companies in the UK. We are an established training provider for some of the largest companies in the oil/petrochemical industry and our certificates are well-recognised. We are an ASME-approved training provider for our Levels 1/2/3 Plant Inspector courses.

Improved prospects for Surveyor roles involving pressure equipment inspection.



Our course will show you how to;

  1. Use recognised inspection codes and link them to the GB Pressure System Safety Regulations (PSSRs).
  2. Assess the severity of pressure equipment defects according to recognised codes.
  3. Justify your technical decisions and non-non-conformance reports with valid engineering arguments
  4. Assess repair options.
  5. Understand the principles of integrity and fitness-for-service assessments (FFS) on damaged equipment (PSSR minor systems)

Course Modules

Pressure System Safety Regulations




Roles and Responsibilities


Damage Mechanisms

Inspection Methods

Setting Inspection Intervals

Competent Persons

Examination Techniques

Industry References and Guides

Quantifying Damage


Assessment Methods

Report Writing – Best Practice


What is ‘Imminent Danger’?

The reporting and notification process