Tank Entry Supervisor Certification Program (API Exam Preparation Training)

Details :

This API Certification Program is designed to train individuals on the required knowledge in order to certify them as Tank Entry Supervisors. API certified Tank Entry Supervisors must have knowledge of planning and preparation to address potential hazards and achieve safe work conditions during tank entry, ventilation, conducting work and completing the job. This includes knowledge of storage tanks and their construction. Emphasis is placed on entry into above-ground petroleum storage tanks and work associated with tank cleaning. The course includes subject matter from API Standards, OSHA regulations and additional publications indicated in this Course Overview.

Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:-


Ø Become prepared for the next API-TES exam and have enough knowledge and skills to pass such exam in order to get the API-TES certification


Ø Review the API TES Body of Knowledge and be able to recognize the general knowledge applicable to more than one area including the Permit Required Confined


Ø Space (PRCS), non-permit required confined spaces and non-confined spaces, various permits for work entry, etc.


Ø Learn project planning by determining the specific scope of work, tank construction configuration & type, understanding the respective duties of PRCS and establishing confined space classification requirements and permit


Ø Know the procedure for tank preparation and be able to identify the requirements, permits or work orders needed for the tank preparation

The course is intended for individuals who are seeking API-TES certification. Other engineers, managers, HSE, Safety and technical staffs who are dealing with tank entry will also benefit.

ü Project Planning

ü Tank Preparation

ü Ventilation and atmospheric testing

ü Tank entry for repairs or modifications after cleaning

ü Returning tanks to service

ü The principles of ventilation and be able to differentiate between degassing, ventilating and “inerting”

ü Calculate necessary flow rates for required ventilation air changes

ü The method of conducting atmospheric testing to determine if the condition inside the tank meets the entry requirements

ü Carry-out initial entry for visual inspection and evaluation and demonstrate the implementation of confined space entry program & emergency response plan

ü Ensure proper procedures are followed in cleaning a tank and employ the methods of maintaining, continuous monitoring and verifying the completion of tank cleaning


ü Identify tank entry for repairs of modifications after cleaning including specifying exposure limits and PPE, implementing emergency response plan, conducting test for acceptable tank conditions and monitoring internal & external hazards


ü The process of returning tanks to service following the steps such as inspecting the tank, verifying re-commisioning activities, securing tank and cleaning the area

  • 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