Fundamentals of Piping Inspection
Our Course on fundamentals of pressure vessel is both CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited as well as approved by the API (American Petroleum Institute).
Training and Inspection Services has gone through a rigorous due diligence check by both CPD & API to achieve such accreditations. Our course instructors are some of the best in energy industry and are in API records as approved instructors for the Training and Inspection Services API U Courses.
To verify our credentials as API U Approved Training Provider, simply go to:
You shall receive a certificate of completion that shows you have satisfactorily completed the API U approved training course on “Fundamentals of Piping Inspection” based on API 570, API 574 & API 578.
Training and Inspection Services is also a CPD accredited training provider. We can be found at the CPD register. To verify our credentials as an approved CPD training provider, please go to: https://thecpdregister.com and punch in our accreditation No. 779126.
The current course is CPD accredited and also worth 16 CPD credit hours. You can check our accreditation for this particular course by punching in the course accreditation, that is, 1008835 in the https://thecpdregister.com
You can mention the certificate of completion in your CV and also submit it to your professional body as proof of your commitment to the mandatory continuing professional development (CPD).
The certificate of completion is particularly useful if you are member of a professional body or institute, for example, if you are a chartered engineer, a professional engineer, incorporated engineer, an engineering technician or planning to apply for such accreditations.
a) Course Memo
We believe, quality like safety is a collective responsibility and those dealing with the design, fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and turnaround of oil and gas terminals, refineries and petrochemical plants should know about the importance of compliance with codes and standards.
API codes, standards and recommended practices are not written with the intention of improving your general understanding, design skills, usage nor API would respond to such queries.
This is exactly where we come into picture, that is, sharing knowledge explaining the underlying concepts for codes and RPs, and how to apply them.
Our courses would increase awareness, helps understanding the wealth of industry experience, knowledge, concepts and principles accumulated within API Recommended Practices, codes & standards.
b) Course overview:
The current course is specifically aimed at improving general understanding and knowledge of attendees on ‘’Fundamentals of Piping Inspection’’, enhancing their appreciation of inspection as well what to look for in terms of compliance with codes, standards and recommended practices.
The following recommended practice and code are discussed in sufficient detail from inspection and compliance perspective.
- API Standard 570, Piping Inspection Code
- API RP 574, Inspection Practices for Piping System Components
- API RP 578, Material Verification Program for New and Existing Alloy Piping Systems
Important topics are presented within flash cards and cue cards followed by Q & A sessions to ensure that attendees grasped them.
Attendees shall have access to course material approximately 8 weeks prior to the classroom training through our website: https://inspector-training.com
Our course access is complemented with tutor support both before and even after the classroom training.
Our team of course editors are chartered engineers; chartered quality professionals and API authorized Inspectors with significant experience in the fabrication, inspection, and turnaround activities in the onshore, offshore, green field & brown fields of energy industry.
c) Course Calendar
This course is currently scheduled to be held as per the contract with Energy companies at their premises; at our facility, or by virtual training. The course can also be held for individuals subject to participation of minimum 6 persons.
d) Course Duration:
This course is 2 days (16 Hours) long.
e) Maximum Number of Attendees:
The maximum classroom size shall be 12 persons.
f) Who should attend:
Managers, Engineers, Integrity Specialists, Operation & Maintenance personnel, Inspectors, QC Personnel, Coordinators and planners who work for energy companies, operating companies, gas terminals, oil terminals, EPC companies and Developers.
g) Assessment Method
There shall be no examination or scoring for the sake of having a relaxed yet high paced training environment, however, ample flash Cards and cue cards shall be presented.
Sample questions are also presented and discussed in the class plus Q & A sessions are held to clear any ambiguity.
h) Certificate of Completion
Attendees shall receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course as an API U approved training course, also worth 16 CPD Credit Hours.
i) List of Modules:
Module 1 – API RP 574
In this module, we shall discuss API RP 574 – Inspection Practices for Piping System Components; explaining important concepts.
Module 2 – API 570
In this module, you shall learn about: API 570 Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems.
Module 3 – API RP 578
In this module, you shall learn about: Material Verification Program or Positive Material Identification (PMI) for New and Existing Alloy Piping Systems
Module 4 – Flash cards
In this module, we shall summarize important terms and concepts of what we learned so far highlighting important topics plus basics of NDE, WPS & damage mechanism.
j) Course Itinerary:
Day 1(AM): Introduction, API RP 574 Piping Inspection Practice.
Day 1 (PM): Review of API 570 Piping Inspection Code.
Day 2 (AM): API 570 Piping Inspection Code (continued); Review of API RP 578 (PMI)
Day 2 (PM): Review of Important topics in piping vessel inspection presenting flash cards, cue cards; and Q & A sessions.
k) Our Continuous improvement Program
Standards and recommended practices are normally revised every two years and applicable 6 months after publication. We review the course material on annual basis to ensure:
- Revisions in RPs, codes and standards are addressed
- Attendees and trainers comments and feed back is considered
- The course content is easy to understand, reflects the scope and whether any further improvement could be made in terms of content and presentations.
Revised course materials are then submitted to API for review and re-approval.
At the end of each course, we request attendees to score us on:
- Instructor’s Personal Knowledge
- Instructor’s Performance
- Course evaluation
- Training Center facilities
- Overall program assessment
All assessments are reviewed by us as well as sent to API.
Please help us improve with your comments and recommendations. We are also interested to know about any other topics that you may be interested in or any bespoke courses that your company need us to develop.
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Knowledge is Power
- Lectures 19
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
- Module 1
- Module 2
- Scope and Normative References
- Terms, Definitions, and Abbreviations
- Owner/User Inspection Organization
- Inspection, Examination, and Pressure Testing Practices
- Interval / Frequency and Extent of Inspection
- Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis & Recording
- Repairs, Alterations & Rerating of Piping Systems
- Inspection of Buried Piping
- Annex A-C
- Module 3
- Module 4