Course Title:
CSWIP Plant Inspector Levels 2/3 Module 8: Aboveground Tank Inspection, based on API Std 653

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Suitable for:
The course is aimed at plant engineers, non-destructive testing engineers, materials and corrosion engineers, plant inspectors responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage tanks.

It is recommended that attendees have a knowledge of either the inspection, design, fabrication, operation or maintenance of process equipment and piping, as well as some knowledge of the most common pressure equipment design codes/standards.

Course Content:
Extensive overview of API Std 653 "Body of Knowledge", corrosion allowances, inspection intervals, joint efficiencies, hydrostatic testing requirements, weld size determination, hot tapping, tank shell evaluation, degradation mechanisms, ASME welding and NDE requirements.

Course Objectives:
At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the requirements of API 653 "Body of Knowledge"
  • Understand the requirements for the maintenance, Inspection, alteration and repair of aboveground storage tanks
  • Capable of calculating corrosion rates, hydrostatic testing requirements and weld sizes for shell and roof openings
  • Determine joint efficiency of tank welds, joint types and weld sizes for shell and roof openings

Additional Information:

Please note:
  • If booking on a course and examination package, candidates are required to submit a CV so that their eligibility to take the examination is assessed.
  • UK candidates - if you wish to take the examination, a fee of £170.00 + VAT in addition to the course fee shown above will be charged.

Five day training course. Examination is to be booked separately and can be taken at any TWI Training Centre.

Candidates should bring the API examination standard packs before attending the training course. These can be purchased directly from API.