API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector – Rotterdam (27th October 2020)

Date: 27th October 2020 - 5th November 2020

Online Start Date: 13th July 2020

Location: Rotterdam

Course Description

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.


  • 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


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)