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API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code for the HPI

This four day course will provide an intensive overview of the API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code and reference documents

Course Highlights

API 510 inspection code covers the maintenance inspection, repair, alteration and rerating procedure for pressure vessels as applied to refineries, oil sands, heavy oil and petrochemical processing industries.

This course presents the syllabus outlined in API's API 510 inspection certification program; a practice exam and review will provide attendees with feedback on their understanding and mastery of the API 510 content.

This course is intended for those engaged in the inspection, maintenance and engineering and technical management of pressure equipment. The course provides an excellent background for challenging the API Inspector Certification exam.

Detailed Course Description

Part I - API-510
Scope, References & Definitions
     - General Applications
     - Specific Applications
     - Recognized Technical Concepts
     - References & Definitions

Owner User Inspection Organization

     - Material Property Considerations
     - Acceptable Material Specifications

Inspection Examination & Pressure Testing Practices
     - Mechanical Design parameters
     - Shell Thickness Determination
     - Wind Girder Requirements
     - Nozzle Design Details
     - Roof Requirements
     - Bottom Requirements

Interval / Frequency & Extent of Inspection
     - Types of Welded Joints
     - Welding Methodology
     - Weld Detail Requirements

Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis & Recording
     - Types of Welded Joints
     - Welding Methodology
     - Weld Detail Requirements

Repairs, Alterations and Rerates
     - Types of Weld Defects
     - Inspection Methods
     - Inspection Requirements
     - Dimensional Tolerances
     - Testing


Part II - API RP 571, RP 572, RP 576, RP 577
API RP 571 Equipment Damage Mechanisms
     - Equipment in Refineries
     - Mechanical Abuse
     - Mechanical & Thermal Fatigue
     - General Corrosion
     - Environmentally Assisted Corrosion
     - High Temperature Hydrogen Attack

API RP 572 Inspection of Pressure Vessels
     - RP 572 (except Appendix B)
     - Types of vessels
     - Construction and Maintenance standards
     - Inspection methods

API RP 576 Inspection of Pressure-Relieving Devices
     - Pressure relief valves
     - Pilot operated valves
     - Rupture disks
     - Weight loaded pressure vacuum vents

API RP 577 Welding Processes, Inspection and Metallurgy
     - Original & repair inspection guidance
     - Welding Processes, procedures
     - Welder qualifications
     - Metallurgical effects from welding
     - Application to API 510, API 570, API 653, API 582
     - Metallurgical effects from welding

API 510 Practice Exam

As of 2014, API certification programs are computer based.   Contact API or visit their website for more exam information

For Registration , complete the attached API510 - Pressure Vessel Inspection Registration - 2017 Fort Erie, ON Canada

For more course information see Carmagen Training Courses

Course content and registration information can also be obtained from   Mr John Aumuller  P. Eng., M. Sc., as needed