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Pressure Vessels


Level 2

Course Overview

The American Petroleum Institute’s authorized pressure vessel inspectors must have a broad knowledge relating to maintenance, inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure vessels. Pressure vessel inspection course gives a broad knowledge relating to maintenance, inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure vessels.

API’s inspector certification programs are based on industry developed standards that are used worldwide. API’s Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification examination is designed to determine if individuals have such knowledge.

Course Outlines

  • Extensive overview of API 510.
  • Inspection intervals.
  • Corrosion allowances.
  • Joint efficiencies.
  • Static head and pressure calculations.
  • Head and shell calculations.
  • Shell external pressure calculations.
  • Impact test requirements and determination.
  • Weld size determination.
  • Concepts of reinforcement.
  • Reinforcement calculations
  • Degradation mechanisms.
  • Remaining life calculations.
  • Development and review of welding documentation.
  • NDE requirements.
  • API 510, API 572, API 571, API 576, API 577.
  • ASME VIII, ASME IX welding and ASME V.

Learning Competencies

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements of API 510 “Body of Knowledge”.
  • Understand the requirements for maintenance, inspection, repair and alteration of pressure vessels.
  • Review inspection data and determine the internal and external inspection intervals in relation to metal loss, corrosion rates and remaining service life.
  • Capable of calculating corrosion rates, static head, internal/external pressure and pressure test requirements.
  • Determine weld size for attachment welds at openings and Nozzle reinforcement requirements.
  • Improve management control of process unit operation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Reduce the potential for inspection delays.
  • Provide a continued high level of safety through the use of highly specialized and experienced inspectors.

Who Should Enroll?

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.
  • Engineers, Inspectors Designers & operating persons in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry.
  • Those seeking better understanding of use of codes and standards in pressure vessel industries, knowledge of design criteria, repairs alteration and understanding all in service inspection & test requirements.

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.
This is not a course for the beginners. At least 3 years of experience in oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical and fertilizer industry, and involvement in the design, procurement, engineering construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of pressure vessels and related facilities is required.

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Finally, Industry experts and faculty with firsthand experience guarantee you a dynamic learning experience at an affordable price. Discuss challenges, get answers, share ideas and return to your job a more knowledgeable and valuable professional. Certificate recipients report promotions and increased job opportunities.

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