Fundamentals of Storage Tank 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 Storage Tank Inspection” based on API 575, API 650 & API 653.
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 worth 16 CPD credit hours. You can check our accreditation for this particular course by punching in the course accreditation, that is, 1008833 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 Storage Tank 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 standards are discussed in sufficient detail from inspection and compliance perspective.
- API RP 575 – Inspection Practices for Atmospheric & Low-Pressure Storage Tanks,
- API Standard 650 – Construction code for Welded Tanks for Oil Storage,
- API Standard 653 – Storage Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction
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 650 – Construction Standard
In this module, you shall learn about: API 650 – Construction standard for Welded Tanks for Oil Storage (scope, term & definitions, design, erection, examination, welding and marking).
Module 2- API RP 575 – Inspection Practice
In this module, you shall learn about: Inspection Practices for Atmospheric & Low-Pressure Storage Tanks (scope, terms & definitions, type of storage tanks; types, frequency and methods of inspections; leak testing & hydro testing).
Module 3 – API 653 – Inspection Standard
In this module, you shall learn about: Storage Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction.
Module 4 – Flash cards & Cue Cards
In this module, we shall present the important topics of Storage Tank Inspection (250 slides).
j) Course Itinerary
Day 1(AM): Introduction; API 650 Storage Tank Construction standard; API RP 575 Inspection Practice
Day 1 (PM): API 653 Storage Tank Inspection Standard.
Day 2 (AM): Extensive Flash Cards & Cue Cards of API 575, 650 & 653.
Day 2 (PM): Review of Important topics in Storage Tank inspection; Q&A session.
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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- Lectures 25
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
API RP 575
API standard 653