API 653

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Education Experience Experience Required
BS or higher in engineering
or technology
1 year Supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
2-year degree or certificate in
engineering or technology
2 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of aboveground storage tanks, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
High school diploma
or equivalent
3 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of aboveground storage tanks, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
No formal education 5 or more years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of aboveground storage tanks, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653.

API-653 ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANK INSPECTOR CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSE

Presented by Intertek Consulting & Training in Association with CKRC Training CC.

Developed by CKRC Training Solutions CC

Author: Kevin Robert Maley

This courseware is based on the API 653 Body of Knowledge approved for the API 653 Certification examination.

Publications Effectivity Sheet – 2017 API ICP Examinations

Body of Knowledge – 2017 API ICP Examinations

API 653 Course Syllabus
MODULE DESCRIPTION
Module 1 Introduction & Overview
Skype #1 Opening Skype Session – All API 653 Students
Module 2 General – API Standard 653
Module 3 General – API RP 575
Module 4 General – API RP 571
Module 5 General – API RP 651
Skype #2 Module 2 – 5
Module 6 General – API RP 652
Module 7 & 8 General – ASME V Article 1, General Requirements & Article 2, Radiographic Examination
Module 9 & 10 General – ASME V Article 6, Liquid Penetrant Examination & Article 7, Magnetic Particle Examination
Module 11 General – ASME V Article 23, Ultrasonic Standards, Section SE–797 only
Module 12 General – General non-destructive examination requirements API Standard 650 & API Standard 653
Module 13 General – API RP 577
Module 14 Welding – ASME IX
Module 15 Welding – General welding requirements API Standard 650 & API Standard 653
Module 16 Student revision and consolidation of Mod 2~15
Skype 3 Module 6 – 16
Module 17 & 18 Basic Math & manipulation of formula

Code calculation questions –Corrosion rate and inspection intervals

Module 19 & 20 Code calculation questions –Joint efficiencies & Maximum fill height (Hydrostatic testing)
Module 21 Code calculation questions –Weld sizes for shell and roof openings
Module 22 & 23 Code calculation questions –Hot tapping & Settlement evaluation
Module 24 & 25 Code calculation – Impact Testing. Existing Tank Shell & Reconstructed Tank Shell
Module 26 Code calculations – Tank shell – Corroded area & pitting
Module 27 Code calculation questions – Replacement plates & Lap welded patch plates
Module 28 Student revision and consolidation of Mod 17~27
Module 29 Test preparations
Test A General & Code calculation questions – Open Book 1
Test C General & Code calculation questions – Open Book 2
Test E Welding – Open Book 3
Test G NDE – Open Book 4
Test B General – Closed Book 1
Test D General – Closed book 2
Test F Welding – Closed Book 3
Test H NDE – Closed Book 4
Skype 4 Student Final revision
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