Course Title:
API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Examination Preparation Course

CountryVenueCourse FeeStart DateFurther Information
On Request
24 September 2018
VietnamVung Tau City
On Request
21 May 2018
VietnamVung Tau City
On Request
26 November 2018
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Course Content:
  • Detailed explanations of all the information covered in the API 510 'Body of Knowledge' including ASME welding requirements for pressure vessels section IX and VIII
  • ASME non-destructive testing principles and application of Section V
  • Pressure vessel design review SME Section VIII, weld sizes, vessel nozzle reinforcement, brittle fracture, weld efficiency factors, post weld heat treatment
  • Pressure relieving devices, valves, bursting discs, setting, testing and inspection; API 510 inspection, repair and rerating of vessels, inspection intervals, inspection requirements, relationships to ASME codes. Corrosion, minimum thickness determination and remaining life calculations
  • Inspection and degradation mechanisms of pressure vessels, corrosion and cracking mechanisms
  • Erosion, common corrodents, hydrogen and H2S damage, alloy degradation.

Additional Information:


You must be employed by or under contract to an authorized inspection agency or owner/user agency as defined in API 510.

You must have one of the following combinations of education and experience:
  • BS or higher in engineering, with minimum of 1 year’s experience and skills in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510.
  • Two-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology, with minimum of 2 years' experience and skills in design, repair, construction, operation or inspection of pressure vessels, of which 1 year must be in supervision performance of inspection activities.
  • High school diploma or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years' experience and have the same skills as listed in item 2.
  • Have 5 or more years' experience and same skills as listed in item 2.

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