Fundamentals of Pressure Vessel Inspection
Our Course on the “Fundamentals of Pressure Vessel Inspection Training” is both API (American Petroleum Institute) U approved as well as CPD (Continuing Professional Development) accredited.
Training and Inspection Services has gone through a rigorous due diligence check by both API & CPD to achieve such accreditations.
Our course trainers are some of the best in the energy industry who are scrutinized and accepted by API as U Trainers.
Below, please see our accreditation by API on “Fundamentals of Pressure Vessel Inspection Training”.
To verify our credentials as API U Approved Training Provider, simply click on below link and filter the “Topic” by “Inspection of Refinery Equipment”:
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 (Fundamentals of Pressure Vessel Inspection) is CPD accredited and worth 16 CPD credit hours. You can check our accreditation for this particular course by punching in the course accreditation, that is, 1008836 in the https://thecpdregister.com
All participants shall be awarded a certificate of completion by API U Approval and Logo that is also worth 16 CPD Credit Hours demonstrating satisfactory completion of the API U approved training course on “Fundamentals of Pressure Vessel Inspection” based on API 510, API 572 & API 576. Below, please see our sample certificate of completion.
You can mention the certificate of completion in your CV as proof of your achievement.
You can also submit the certificate of completion to any professional body of your choice 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, an incorporated engineer, an engineering technician and wish to renew your certification or planning to apply for such certifications.
The certificate of completion can also be used when renewing your certifications as an API Authorized Inspector.
a) Course Memo
Quality like safety should be treated as a collective responsibility across any organization. Therefore, individuals working for energy industry specially those dealing with the design, fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and turnaround in oil and gas terminals, refineries, petrochemical plants and the like should know about the importance of compliance with codes, standards and recommended practices.
API codes, standards and recommended practices are not written with the intention of training individuals on general understanding, design skills, application, etc. nor API would respond to such queries.
This is exactly where we come into picture, that is, explaining the underlying concepts for codes and RPs requirements and recommendations, and how to apply them under various scenarios, reviewing case studies explaining what to follow and what to avoid.
Our courses would increase awareness, helps understanding the wealth of industry experience, knowledge, concepts and principles culminated 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 Pressure Vessel Inspection’’, enhancing their appreciation of inspection as well as what participants need to look out for in terms of compliance with codes, standards and recommended practices.
The following recommended practices and standards are discussed in sufficient detail from inspection and compliance point of view:
- API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
- API Recommended Practice 572, Inspection of Pressure Vessels
- API Recommended Practice 576, Inspection of Pressure-Relieving Devices
Important topics are presented with flash cards & cue cards followed by Q & A sessions to ensure that attendees grasped the concept and application of codes and recommended practices.
Attendees shall have access to course material approximately 8 weeks prior to the classroom training via our website: https://inspector-training.com
Our course access is complemented with tutor support both before, during and 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 the 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 online 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 15 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 ensuring that participants have grasped the concepts behind dos and don’ts and how to implement them.
h) Certificate of Completion
Participant shall be awarded Certificate of Completion as an API U approved training course that is also worth 16 CPD Credit Hours.
i) List of Modules
Module 1 – API RP 572 – Inspection of Pressure Vessels
In this module, you shall be:
- Introduced to pressure vessels,
- Understand the reasons for inspection,
- Learn about inspection plan, frequency and extent of inspection,
- Learn about safety precautions,
- Learn about inspection methods and limitations,
- Learn about condition assessment and repair,
- Learn about inspection records and reports.
- Be able to solve some sample questions.
Module 2 – API RP 572- Flash Cards
In this module, we shall present the highlights of API 572, pressure vessel inspection and also sum up what we have learned so far.
Module 3 – API RP 576 – Inspection of Pressure Relieving Devices (PRD)
In this module, you shall learn about:
- Various PRDs
- PRDs usage and limitations
PRD Inspection and testing
Module 4 – API 510 – Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
In this module, we shall go through each Chapter of API 510 Inspection Code:
- Chapter 1: the scope, application and exclusions.
- Chapter 2: the reference documents.
- Chapter 3: terms and definitions
- Chapter 4: organization & responsibilities
- Chapter 5: Inspection, Examination & Pressure testing
- Chapter 6, Inspection intervals and Types
- Chapter 7: Data Analysis
- Chapter 8: Repair & Alteration
- Annex A through D: code exemption, inspector certification, sample reports.
Module 5 – API 510 Inspection Code – Cue Cards
In this module, we shall highlight important topics of API 510 Inspection code.
j) Course Itinerary
Day 1(AM): Introduction, API RP 572 – Inspection of Pressure Vessels.
Day 1 (PM): Important topics of pressure vessel inspection practice presenting flash cards, illustrations, case examples, and Q & A sessions; API RP 576 – Inspection of Pressure Relieving Devices.
Day 2 (AM): API 510 – Pressure Vessel Inspection Code.
Day 2 (PM): Important topics in pressure vessel inspection code presenting cue cards, illustrations, case examples; 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 addressed
- Assess the course content to verify that it is easy to understand, reflects the scope and whether any further improvement could be made in terms of content and presentations.
All our 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 suggestions. We are also interested to know about any other topics that you may be interested in or any bespoke courses that your company needs us to develop.
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- Lectures 14
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 16 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes