API 653 Aboveground 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)

Upcoming courses

Online Start Date: 01/04/2019

Start Date: 09/07/2019

End Date: 18/07/2019

Location: Manchester

Price: £2,350.00 + VAT

Availability: 6 places

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Online Start Date: 15/10/2019

Start Date: 29/10/2019

End Date: 07/11/2019

Location: Rotterdam

Price: £2,350.00 + VAT

Availability: 9 places

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