API SIRE - Source Inspector Rotating Equipment

Source Inspector Rotating Equipment is the second certification in the Source Inspector Suite. The API SIRE certification program, developed in cooperation with industry experts, focuses primarily on Rotating Equipment, including but not limited to pumps, gears, compressors, turbines and associated appurtenances.

The API SIRE training course content is used as the basis for providing a systematic approach to risk-based source inspection to provide confidence that mechanical rotating equipment being purchased meet the minimum requirements as specified in the project documents and contractual agreements.

The API Source Inspector Examination contains 100 multiple-choice questions targeting core knowledge necessary to perform source inspection of mechanical rotating equipment. The focus of the exam is on source inspection issues and activities rather than design or engineering knowledge contained in the reference standards.

The bulk of the questions address mechanical rotating equipment inspection/surveillance which is typically known by persons who have experience working as source inspectors or persons intending to work as source inspectors who have studied the material during their exam preparation.

The API SIRE syllabus scope is expansive, covering topics such as inspection planning, source inspection performance, materials, non-destructive testing and manufacturing.


The API SIRE training course provides participants with the knowledge necessary to pass the exam and includes:

  • Project Specific Source Inspection Planning Activities
  • Source Inspection Performance
  • Examination Methods, Tools and Equipment
  • Final Acceptance
  • Manufacturing and Fabrication (M&F) Processes
  • 250 to 1,000 Horsepower Pumps (Centrifugal Pumps)
  • General Purpose Turbines
  • Lube Oil Systems
  • Reciprocating Compressors
  • Rotary-Type Compressors
  • Axial/Centrifugal Compressors
  • Gears: Reducers and Increasers

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