API 510 (Pressure Vessel Inspector) Preparatory Course

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API 510 – Pressure Vessel Inspection Code:

In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration – is an inspection code developed and published by the American Petroleum Institute (API). The code covers inspection, repair, alteration and re – rating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure relieving devices that protect vessels covered by the code. The most recent edition (10th) was released May 2014.
 
First published in 1958 as a recommended practice, API 510 serves as a guide for internal and external inspections, as well as on – stream and thickness measurement inspections of pressure vessels. The code has grown and evolved over the years to account for innovations in technology, changes in inspection practices and new methodologies.

Course Overview

  • Detailed explanations of all the information covered in the API 510 ‘Body of Knowledge’ including ASME welding requirements for pressure vessels section IX and VIII.
  • ASME non – destructive testing principles and application of Section V.
  • Pressure vessel design review ASME Section VIII, weld sizes, vessel nozzle reinforcement, brittle fracture, weld efficiency factors, post weld heat treatment.
  • Pressure relieving devices, valves, bursting discs, setting, testing and inspection; API 510 inspection, repair and re – rating of vessels, inspection intervals, inspection requirements, relationships to ASME codes. Corrosion, minimum thickness determination and remaining life calculations.
  • Inspection and degradation mechanisms of pressure vessels, corrosion and cracking mechanisms.
  • Erosion, common corrodents, hydrogen and H2S damage, alloy degradation.

API 510 pressure vessels inspectors course:

Get a technically reach training to develop competence on to perform In – service or shutdown inspection of pressure vessels as per API standards.

Benefit to Industry: This certification program benefits employers and the industry as a whole by helping to:

  • 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.

Benefit to individual: The most most recognized professional Certification of Persons in the field of in service Inspection of Pressure vessels.

CONTENTS:

Learn Calculation as per API 510 , gain knowledge in Reference standards and codebooks.

The API Examination is designed to assess knowledge of persons performing inspection on:

  1. API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
  2. API RP 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Equipment in refining industry
  3. API RP 572, Inspection of Pressure Vessels including Annex B (all other annexes are excluded)
  4. API RP 576, Inspection of Pressure – relieving devices
  5. API RP 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy
  6. ASME Section V, Nondestructive examination
  7. ASME Section VIII, Division 1, Rules for Constructing Pressure Vessels
  8. ASME Section IX, Qualification standard for welding, brazing and fusion procedures; welders and welding operators

Studying for the exam

Refer the Link for valuable information about examination structure additional resources and documents that you can/Can not carry during the examination.

Individual Certification Programs

API 510 pressure vessels inspectors eligibility:

  1. BS or higher in engineering or technology 1 year experience in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510.
  2. 2-years associate’s degree or certificate in engineering or technology – 2 years experience in design, fabrication, repair, operation or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510.
  3. High school diploma or equivalent ( +12) with 3 years’ experience in . design, fabrication, repair, operation or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510.
  4. No formal education – 5 or more years in design, fabrication, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 510.

API 510 pressure vessels inspectors exam centre:

This exam can now be scheduled either at in-person test centers or through remote proctoring

API 510 pressure vessels inspectors exam structure:

  1. API 510 examination is 7.5 hours examination and conducted in two parts.
  2. The closed – book Portion: a short tutorial session, 110 questions, 2.75 hours.
  3. 3.75 Hours open-book portion. 60 open – book questions.
  4. 45 – minute lunch break.
  5. There are 170 questions on the exam, of which only 140 are scored. The remaining are pre – test questions.
  6. Papers, notes and books are not allowed in Prometric’s computer testing centers.
  7. PDF documents of pertinent codes and standards will be available on your computer during the open book portion of the exam and will be presented in english.

Validity of Certification : API 510 certification is valid for a three – year term and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This accreditation ensures that the exam has been developed to the highest standard for openness and integrity and meets the rigorous requirements established under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024.

Recertification: API 510 pressure vessel inspectors need to apply for recertification every three (3) years. For more information,  please refer API website.

ACCREDITATION/APPROVALS

This is a preparatory Course. Upon completion of the training with full attendance and assessment of learning achievement with 70% score, a certificate of successful training completion shall be granted with 4.0 IACET CEU.

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