API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector – Aberdeen (18th August 2020)

Date: 18th August 2020 - 27th August 2020

Online Start Date: 1st June 2020

Location: Aberdeen

API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector – Aberdeen (18th August 2020)

From: £2,420.00


API Exam Application Deadline: 10th July 2020

API Examination Window: 11th-25th September 2020

Course Description

Certified API 510 Pressure Vessel inspectors must have a broad knowledge base relating to maintenance, inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure vessels. The API 510 examination is designed to determine if individuals have such knowledge. The API 510 Pressure Vessel inspector certification training program benefits employers and the industry by helping to:
  • Improve management control of process unit operation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Reduce the potential for inspection delays.
  • 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


  • Corrosion rates and inspection intervals
  • Joint efficiencies
  • Static head calculations
  • Calculation of minimum thickness for internal pressure
  • Calculate maximum allowable working pressure
  • Pressure testing procedures and calculations
  • Welding procedure qualification and procedure review
  • ASME V non-destructive testing procedures
  • In-service repairs to 510
  • Impact testing requirements
  • Establishing weld sizes for welds at openings
  • Nozzle reinforcement theory and calculations
  • Preheating and PWHT requirements using ASME VIII
  • Damage mechanisms as per API 571 (510 selection only)
  • General rules for welding and examination in an API and ASME context


Learning Objectives

  • Successfully pass the API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector certification exam
  • Effectively use major codes: ASME B&PV & Sections V, VIII, & IX
  • Perform all basic vessel calculations needed for the API exam
  • Use API’s codes during inspection, repairs, and alterations of pressure vessels
  • Review welding procedures (WPS/PQR) and welder performance qualifications (WPQ)