API 510 (American Petroleum Institute – Pressure Vessel Inspector)
The objective of the American Petroleum Institute (API), Pressure Vessel Inspector
Certification Program is to improve management control of process unit operation,
repair and maintenance. Also, the reduction of the potential for inspection delays
resulting from regulatory requirements. Pressure Vessel Inspector provides a continued
high level of safety through the use of inspectors specialized in process equipment.
The program encourages self-regulation and establishes a uniform national program
that endeavours state and local governments in pressure vessel regulations.
API 570 (American Petroleum Institute – Piping Inspector)
The API 570 Piping Inspector training course is structured in such
way to give a detailed understanding of the required engineering knowledge for API
570 In-service Piping Inspection and provide required preparation in the form of
lectures by experts and model examination for attaining the API 570 In-service Piping
API 579 (American Petroleum Institute – Fitness For Service)
Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessment is a multi-disciplinary quantitative
engineering approach to determine whether equipment is suitable for continued operation.
The outcome of a FFS assessment is a decision to run the component
as-is, alter it, repair it, or replace it. A remaining life assessment may be performed
as part of a FFS evaluation in order to determine how long the asset can be operated
safely or to define appropriate inspection intervals.
This course provides training on the application of API 579-1/ASME
FFS-1, a standard jointly published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and
the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Example problems will be worked
through to provide participants with a detailed understanding of the various FFS
API 580 (American Petroleum Institute – Risk Based Inspection)
The American Petroleum Institute (API) Supplemental Inspection Certification
program is intended to provide documented evidence of advanced (above the basic
core API 510, 570, & 653 examinations) knowledge and expertise in the context
of Risk Based contained in API RP 580.
API 653 (American Petroleum Institute – Aboveground
Storage Tank Inspector)
The API Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Certification Program
is issued together with Supplement 1 to API 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration,
and Reconstruction. This program promotes safe storage and material handling
of petroleum products in a way that protects employees, the public, and the environment.
The development of the program is with the participation storage tank owner/users,
and establishes a uniform national program that will assist state and local governments
in aboveground storage tank regulations.