What will I learn?

The topics covered include:

  • Detailed explanations of all the information covered in the API 570 'Body of Knowledge' including: ASME welding requirements for pressure piping section IX and B31.3 VIII
  • ASME non-destructive testing principles and application of Section V
  • Pressure piping design review ASME B31.3, weld sizes, pipe branch reinforcement, brittle fracture, weld efficiency factors, post weld heat treatment; pressure piping inspection practices
  • API 570 inspection, repair and re-rating of piping, inspection intervals, inspection requirements, relationships to ASME codes
  • Corrosion, minimum thickness determination and remaining life calculations
  • Inspection and degradation mechanisms of piping corrosion and cracking mechanisms, erosion, common corrodents, hydrogen and H2S damage, alloy degradation

What else should I know?

Entry Requirements for API Examinations

You must be employed by or under contract to an authorized inspection agency or owner/user organization as defined in API 570.

You must satisfy one of the combinations of education and experience for the certification you are applying for:
  • BS or higher in engineering, with minimum of 1 year’s experience and skills in supervision or performance of inspection activities of piping systems as described in API 570.
  • 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 piping systems, of which one year must be in supervision performance of inspection activities as described in API 570.
  • 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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