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Is it for me?

This 5-day course is aimed you as a plant engineer, non-destructive testing engineer, materials and corrosion engineer, or plant inspector responsible for managing the integrity of ageing process equipment, pipelines, boilers and storage tanks.

It is recommended that you 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.

What will I learn?

This course provides an extensive overview of API Std 653 "Body of Knowledge", corrosion allowances, inspection intervals, joint efficiencies, hydrostatic testing requirements, and weld size determination. You will also learn about hot tapping, tank shell evaluation, degradation mechanisms, ASME welding and NDE requirements.

What will I leave with?

At the end of the course, you 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

What else should I know?

  • 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

This is a five day training course. Your 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.

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