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Online Course Duration: 4 months

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Course Description

API-653 Certification Examination

API Authorized Aboveground Storage Tank Inspectors must have a broad knowledge base relating to tank inspection and repair of aboveground storage tanks. The API Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Certification Examination is designed to identify individuals who have satisfied the minimum Qualifications specified in API Standard 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction.

The examination consists of two parts. The closed-book part tests the candidate on knowledge and tasks requiring everyday working knowledge of API Standard 653 and the applicable reference documents. The open-book portion of the examination requires the use of more detailed information that the inspector is expected to be able to find in the documents, but would not normally be committed to memory.

API 653 Exam Preparation Course

This preparation course provides delegates with an overview of all parts mentioned in API 653 Exam Publications Effectivity Sheet.

The course is a combination of presentations and multiple-choice questions and answers.

Suitability – Who should attend?

Individuals who are going to take the API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Examination or Plant engineers and inspectors who want to get more information on the Aboveground Storage Tank Inspection.

Training Course Content

The applicable parts of:

A. API Publications

  1. API Recommended Practice 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Equipment in Refining Industry
  2. API Recommended Practice 575, Inspection of Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks
  3. API Recommended Practice 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy
  4. API Standard 650, Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage
  5. API Recommended Practice 651, Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks
  6. API Recommended Practice 652, Lining of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms
  7. API Standard 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction

B. ASME Publications

  1. Section V, Non-destructive Examination
  2. Section IX, Qualification Standard for Welding, Brazing and Fusion Procedures; Welders; Brazers; and Welding, Brazing and Fusing Operators
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