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APIPreparatoryCourses API510>API570>API653

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Pressure Vessels, V Piping Systems and Storage Tanks s are the major r installations in n Petroleum Re efineries, Petrochem mical Plants, Oil l Terminals and d other process s plants. They handle variety of fluids, which h may be explo osive, corrosive or o toxic in natur re. The equipm ments are also subjected s to hig gh pressures and a temperatur res. All these fa actors may cause e corrosion and d other damage es to the vital equipments. sion may cause e thinning, pittin ng or cracking of o vessel walls. The internal pressure p will te end to burst the e The corros vessels or piping at the co orroded locatio ons, releasing the t explosive or o toxic contents resulting in serious nces to the plan nt, personnel and the people at large. It is th herefore essential that during the planned consequen shutdowns s, the degradati ion and damag ges inflicted to the t Plant Equip pment, Piping and a Tanks should be monitor red and evalua ated so as to ar rrive at the 3R decisions. i.e. Run-Repair-Re eplace decision ns. c describ be the essentia als of what to in nspect, where to t inspect, how w much to inspe ect More specifically, these courses o accept so as to evaluate the e safety and mechanical m integ grity of in-service equipments s. The courses also and what to cover meth hods of repair, alteration, re-ra ating and repla acements of aff fected equipme ents.

Course Objectives O
The API Co ourses provide e the participants the guideline es and method dology of carrying out inspecti ion of in-service e equipments s. It also provid des techniques s for the assess sment of the we ear and tear of f the equipmen nts as well as to o measure de-gradation an nd damages caused to the pro ocess equipme ents due to the process condit tions. ssment indicate es that the equ uipment is safe to run, the par rticipants are fu urther taught ho ow to estimate the If the asses safe remaining life and th he methods to extend e the useful life of the eq quipments. sion is that the equipment nee eds repair, the course teaches s the participan nts, how to carry out such rep pairs If the decis of the damaged part witho out causing da amage to the whole w equipmen nt. It also cover rs the methods of re-rating the e al integrity if it is s not possible to t restore the equipment e to its original desig gn equipment by evaluating the mechanica conditions.

Benefits of API Courses

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
1. Apply the requirements of the relevant industry standards and practices to the maintenance of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, piping systems, and storage tanks. Develop and execute inspection and maintenance programs of process plant equipment and piping systems using several NDT methods and analytical procedures. Carry out appropriate repairs and alterations to process plant equipment and piping systems so as to ensure for safe and reliable operation.



API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Course for In-Service Equipments

This course explains the step-by-step method for carrying out inspection and repairs of Pressure Vessels, Heat exchanges, Columns, etc during the shut-down period of Refineries, Fertilizer Plants, Oil and Gas plants Petrochemical plants. The participant will know how to inspect and analyze the damages like corrosion, erosion, pitting, and cracking, and how to decide whether the equipment is safe for operation or needs repairs. If needs repairs how to perform repairs (or re-rating) of the equipment so that it can be safely used again. The course is ideally suited for all Inspectors and QA/QC Professionals in Oil & Gas plants, Chemical Plants, Refineries, etc. It is also useful for the engineers and supervisors in operation, maintenance and engineering departments. The course contents are as follows Common Construction Codes for Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchanges. Review of ASME Sec. VIII Div 1 Code. Design of shells and dished heads. Effects of Corrosions on the Pressure Vessels. Effects of high and low temperatures. De-gradation and damages during the operations. How and when to take the plants shut-down?. Inspections of equipments during the shut-down. Inspections methods: External, Internal and On-stream. How to judge the equipment is safe for future operation?. Estimation of safe "Remaining life" of the equipments. Repairs, Alternation and Re-rating of equipments. Methods of repairs: temporary and permanent repairs. Life-extension methods of the equipments. Review of major NDT methods (ASME Sec. V). Review of welding qualifications (ASME Sec. IX). Effects on Refinery equipments due to the Sour Crude, Hydrogen embitterment, stress-corrosion cracking etc.. Review of RISK-BASED-INSPECTION methodology. Hydrostatic and pneumatic testing of the equipments. Inspection records and documentation. Review Quiz and Feedback. During the course several examples, illustrations and case studies will be discussed and participants will be given additional reading materials and practice questions for their study purpose.

pectors Cou urse for In-S Service Pipi ing: API 570 Piping Insp

This course e explains the step-by-step method m for carry ying out inspec ction and repair rs of process piping p during the shut-down period of Refin neries, Oil and Gas Plants, Fe ertilizer Plants and Petrochem mical plants. t and inspect th he damages lik ke corrosion, er rosion, pitting, cracking and how h to The participant will know how to find out ether the piping g is safe for operation or need ds repairs. If ne eeds repairs ho ow to perform repairs r (or re-ra ating) decide whe of the pipin ng so that it can n be safely use ed again. The course c is ideally y suited for all Inspectors and d QA/QC Professionals in Oil & Ga as Plants, Chem mical Plants and Refineries. It t is also useful for the enginee ers and superv visors in operation, maintenance e and engineer ring departmen nts. The course e contents are as a follows:

Constructio on codes for the plant piping. Review of ASME R E B 31.3 code. Design of piping g for internal pre essure. ffects of corros sion on the piping. Ef Te emperature eff fects on piping. . Ef ffects of Creep p, Fatigue, Stress, Corrosion, Cracking, and Pitting. In nspection methods: External, Thickness and d Auxiliary. In nspection of buried piping. Es stimation of sa afe remaining lif fe. R Repair, alternation and re-ratin ng of piping. R Repairs by welding, Non-welding repairs. Calculation of re etirement thickn ness and renew wal of old piping. ife extension methods m for pipi ing systems. Li Hydrostatic and Pneumatic tes sting. R Review of NDT methods (ASM ME Sec. V). R Review of weldin ng qualification ns (ASME Sec IX). R RISK - BASED - INSPECTION N (RBI) methodology. In nspection recor rd and documentation. R Review Quiz and d Feedback. se several exam mples, illustrati ions and case studies will be discussed and d participants will w be During the cours iven additional reading materials and practic ce questions fo or their study pu urpose. gi

API 653 Tanks Insp pectors Cou urse for In Service S Stor rage Tanks
This course e explains the step-by-step method m for carry ying out inspec ction and repair rs of storage ta anks during the e shutdown perio ods of Refinerie es, Oil and Gas s Terminals, an nd other Hydroc carbon Processing Plants. ct the external and a internal ins spection of tanks, how to check and evaluat te the The participant will know how to conduc , roof, bottom and a how to repa air the damage e, so that the ta ank can be safe ety used again. damage to the tank shell, e is ideally suite ed for all Inspe ectors and QA/Q QC Professionals in Oil & Gas plants, Chem mical Plants and d The course Refineries. It is also usefu ul for the engin neers and supe ervisors in oper ration, maintena ance and engin neering nts. The course e contents are as a follows: departmen Constructio on codes for the storage tank ks. Brief review of API A 650 code. R Review of design and construc ction of storage e tanks: Cone roof, r Dome roof and Floating roof tanks. Ef ffects of corros sion on tank shell, bottom and d roof. Corrosion of tank bottom due to t soil-corrosion n. In nspection methods for shell, ro oof and bottom m. while the tank is in service. In nternal and exte ernal inspection n. R Repairs and alte eration of tanks s. Ev valuation of Se ettlement of tan nk bottom. M Methods for hot-tapping. tanks. R Re-constructed Cathodic protect tion of tanks. Ta ank lining: Thin n film and Thick k film lining. R Review of NDT methods (ASM ME Sec. V). R Review of weldin ng qualification ns. In nspection Reco ords and docum mentations (ASME Sec. IX). R Review Quiz and d Feedback.

During the course, severa al examples, illustrations and case studies will w be discusse ed and participants will be giv ven additional reading r materia als and practice questions for r their study pu urpose.

TheUpcomingProgram mScheduleis sasFollows,

Month Marc ch May June e July Septe ember Octo ober Nove ember

API 510 17-22 5-10 2-7 7-12 8-13 6-10 3-7

API 570 3-8 19-23 9-14 14-19 15-20 13-18 10-14

API 653 10-15 26-30 16-21 21-26 22-27 20-25 17-21

Examinatio on API 653 Ma arch 21 31, 2014 API 510 M 16 25, 2014 May 2 API 570 June 2030, 2014 J API 653 Ju uly 18 28, 2014 2 API 510 Septe ember 19 29, 2 2014 API 570 August 8, 20 A 014 API 653 Nov vember 1424 4, 2014

Last Date of Appl lication Januar ry 10, 2014 March h 7, 2014 April 11, 2014 May 9, 2014 July 11, 1 2014 October 17 1 27, 2014 4 Septemb ber 5, 2014

Examinat tionFee:USD D900/ Preparato oryCourseFe ee:API570&653INR:22000/ 2 +Serv viceTax Preparato oryCourseFe ee:API510INR:25000/ +ServiceTa ax


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