API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection

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Pressure Vessel system is one of the critical production assets in process industry. Organizations recognize the need to maintain authorized inspection agency and technically assess qualified pressure vessel engineers and inspectors to ensure facilities are at top performance. Therefore, API 510 certification is one of the most sought after professional competency that enables inspectors to be actively involved in the improvement of industry & environmental health and safety performance, reinforcement management control, compliance of inspection capabilities.

This course not only prepare the candidates to pass API 510 examination with confident, it will also advance the appreciation of pressure vessel facilities and thus to broaden the technical knowledge base in order to avoid unplanned shutdown and reduce expense.

· 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 rerating 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 corrosion mechanisms, hydrogen and H2S damage, alloy degradation.


This course will specifically benefit Engineers, Supervisors, and Managers from the following disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Inspection, Maintenance& Operations, Technical & Engineering, QAQC, and technical personnel with 2-3 years of experience in the management and planning of inspection and maintenance activities of piping system at upstream oil & gas facilities, refineries, process plants and petrochemical facilities.

Day One:

Ø  Service Restrictions, Joint Efficiencies, Radiography

Ø  Shell and Head Calculations

Ø  Maximum Allowable Working Pressure

Ø  Hydrostatic Head Pressure

Day Two:

Ø  Hydrostatic, Pneumatic Test, and Test Gauges

Ø  Post weld Heat Treatment

Ø  Impact Testing

Ø  Corrosion

Day Three:

Ø  ASME Section IX

Ø  Writing a Welding Procedure Specification

Ø  Review of WPS's and PQR's

Ø  Section V NDE

Day Four:

Ø  RP-577 Welding Inspection and Metallurgy

Ø  API-510 Pressure Test and Welding Requirements

Ø  RP-572 Inspection

Ø  RP-576 Pressure Relieving Devices

Day Five

Ø  RP-571 Damage Mechanisms

Ø  Summary of the API 510 code with quizzes & Evaluations

  • All lectures are in colorful presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Participants receive a multicolor course manual
  • Pictures of real incidents and case history are shown
  • Videos on the subject are shown

daily 09:00 – 14:00