API 653 – Tank Inspection Code

Inspection, Repair, Alteration, & Reconstruction of Steel Aboveground Storage Tanks Used in the Petrochemical Industry

(API Exam Preparation Training)

Course Duration :  Five days

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In order to meet the needs of today’s fast changing inspection industry, WTS has developed the “Tank Inspection Course with API 653 Exam Preparation”.

The course textbook includes notes and summaries on the tank inspection standards referenced in the API 653 Body of Knowledge.

This comprehensive 40 hour course consists of five 8-hour teaching days.

It is designed to accomplish a two-fold training agenda:

(1) To train those individuals who are interested in obtaining the API 653 Tank Inspection Certification.

(2) Train those who require a working knowledge of the intricacies encountered in the working environment for Tank Inspection.

Additionally, quizzes are given at the end of each section; homework is handed out at the end of each class day, which consists of 25 questions per day and is reviewed at the beginning of the following day, and a “practice” exam is administered at the end of the course.

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of total tuition hours:

50% Lectures

30% Workshops, Group Work & Practical Exercises

20% Discussion of topics

*You will require to bring a Lap-Top Computer to the course – Training Codes will be viewable only on CD.

The course is intended for Inspection Engineers who are seeking API-653 certification. Other engineers, managers or technical staffs who are dealing with Steel Aboveground Storage Tanks used in the Petrochemical Industry and regulatory personnel will also benefit.

Course Attendance Certificate

Awarded after successful completion of the 40 hr course.

(1) This API exam preparation training course complies with the API (American Petroleum Institute) regulations and is designed to prepare participants for API 653 exam that qualifies successful participants to the “API 653 Tank Inspection Certification”.

Required Codes and Standards:

API Recommended Practice 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry, First Edition, December 2003. IHS Product code

API CERT 653_571 (includes only the portions specified below) ATTENTION: Only the following mechanisms to be included:

4.2.7 – Brittle Fracture

4.2.16 – Mechanical Fatigue

4.3.2 – Atmospheric Corrosion

4.3.3 – Corrosion under insulation (CUI)

4.3.8 – Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)

4.3.9 – Soil Corrosion

4.3.10 – Caustic Corrosion

4.5.1 – Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (C1-SCC)

4.5.3 – Caustic Stress Corrosion Cracking (Caustic Embrittlement)

5.1.1.11 – Sulfuric Acid Corrosion  

API Recommended Practice 575, Inspection of Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks, Second Edition, May, 2005. IHS Product Code

API CERT 575 API Recommended Practice 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy, First Edition, October 2004. IHS Product Code

API CERT 577 API Standard 650, Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage, Tenth Edition, November 1998, including Addendum 1 (March 2000), Addendum 2 (Nov. 2001), and Addendum 3 (Sept. 2003) and Addendum 4 (December 2005). IHS Product Code

API CERT 650 API Recommended Practice 651, Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks, Third Edition, January 2007. IHS Product Code

API CERT 651 API Recommended Practice 652, Lining of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms, Third Edition, October 2005. IHS Product Code

API CERT 652 API Standard 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction, Forth Edition, 2009

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 2007 edition.

i. ASME Section V, Nondestructive Examination, Articles 1, 2, 6, 7 and 23 (Section SE-797 only).

ii. Section IX, Welding and Brazing Qualifications (Section QW only)

IHS Product Code for the ASME package API CERT 653 ASME.

Package includes only the above excerpts necessary for the exam.

API and ASME publications may be ordered through IHS Documents at 303-397-7956 or 800-854-7179. Product codes are listed above. Orders may also be faxed to 303-397-2740. More information is available at http://www.ihs.com. API members are eligible for a 30% discount on all API documents; exam candidates are eligible for a 20% discount on all API documents. When calling to order, please identify yourself as an exam candidate and/or API member.

Prices quoted will reflect the applicable discounts. No discounts will be made for ASME document. Note: API and ASME publications are copyrighted material. Photocopies of API and ASME publications are not permitted.CD-ROM versions of the API documents are issued quarterly by Information Handling Services and are allowed. Be sure to check your CD-ROM against the editions noted on this sheet.

The following program is planned for this course. However, the course instructor(s) may modify this program before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants. Nevertheless, the course objectives will always be met:

Day 1:

0730 – 0800

Registration & Coffee

0800 – 0815

Welcome

0815 – 0900

Introduction

0900 – 1000

Course overview & Study Plans

1000 – 1015

Break

1015 – 1045

Code Tab Settings WTS will issue you with ‘TABS’ to facilitate ease of finding code references in ALL referenced Codes required for the examination.

1045 – 1230

Review of API 653 Body of Knowledge

1230 – 1330

Lunch

1330 – 1445

API 653 – Section 1 – Scope:Introduction, Compliance With This Standard, Jurisdiction, Safe Working PracticesAPI 653 – Section 2 – Referenced PublicationsAPI 653 – Section 3 – Definitions

1445 – 1500

Break

1500 – 1620

API 653 – Section 4 – Suitability For Service:General, Tank Roof Evaluation, Tank Shell Evaluation, Tank Bottom Evaluation, Tank Foundation Evaluation

1620 – 1720

API 653 – Section 5 – Brittle Fracture Considerations:General, Basic Considerations, Assessment Procedure

1720 – 1730

Distribute Homework

1730

End of Day One

Day 2

0730 – 0830

Review Homework Answers

0830 – 1000

API 653 – Section 6 – InspectionGeneral, Inspection Frequency Considerations, Inspections from the Outside of the Tank, Internal Inspection, Alternative to Internal Inspection to Determine Bottom Thickness, Preparatory Work for Internal Inspection, Inspection Checklists, Records, Reports, Non-Destructive TestingAPI 653 – Section 7 – MaterialsGeneral, New Materials, Original Materials for Reconstructed Tanks, Welding ConsumablesAPI 653 – Section 8 – Design Considerations for Reconstructed TanksGeneral, New Weld Joints, Existing Weld Joints, Shell Design, Shell Penetrations, Wind Girders and Shell Stability, Roofs, Seismic Design

1000 – 1015

Break

1015 – 1230

API 653 – Section 9 – Tank Repair And AlterationGeneral, Removal and Replacement of Shell Plate Material, Shell Repairs Using Lap-Welded Patch Plates, Repair of Defects in Shell Plate Material, Alteration of Tank Shells to Change Shell Height, Repair of Defective Welds, Repair of Shell Penetrations, Addition or Replacement of Shell Penetrations, Alteration of Existing Shell Penetrations, Repair of Tank Bottoms, Repair of Fixed Roofs, Floating Roofs, Repair or Replacement of Floating Room Perimeter Seals, Hot TapsAPI 653 – Section 10 – Dismantling And ReconstructionGeneral, Cleaning and Gas Freeing, Dismantling Methods, Reconstructions, Dimensional TolerancesAPI 653 – Section 11 – WeldingWelding Qualifications, Identification and RecordsAPI 653 – Section 12 – Examination And Testing Nondestructive Examination, Radiographs, Hydrostatic Testing, Leak Tests, Measured Settlement During Hydrostatic Testing API 653 – Section 13 – Marking And Recordkeeping Nameplates, Recordkeeping, Certification API 653 – Appendices A – G

1230 – 1330

Lunch

1330 – 1400

Administer API 653 Section Quiz

1400 – 1500

API 650 – Section 1 – ScopeGeneral, Limitations, Compliance, Referenced PublicationsAPI 650 – Section 2 – MaterialsGeneral, Plates, Welding Electrodes

1500 – 1515

Break

1515 – 1735

API 650 – Section 3 – DesignJoints, Bottom Plates, Annular Bottom Plates, Shell Design, Shell Openings, Shell Attachments and Tank Appurtenances, Roofs, Wind Load on Tanks (Overturning Stability)API 650 – Section 4 – FabricationAPI 650 – Section 5 – ErectionGeneral, Details of Welding, Inspection, Testing and Repairs, Repairs to Welds, Dimensional Tolerances

1735 – 1745

Distribute Homework

1745

End of Day Two

Day 3:

0730 – 0800

Review Homework Answers

0800 – 0945

API 650 – Section 6 – Methods Of Inspecting JointsRadiographic Method, Magnetic Particle Examination, Ultrasonic Examination, Liquid Penetrant Examination, Visual Examination API 650 – Section 7 – Welding Procedure & Welder QualificationsDefinitions, Qualification of WeldersAPI 650 – Section 8 – MarkingNameplates, Division of Responsibility, Certification

0945 – 1000

Break

1000 – 1130

API 650 – Appendices B – S

1130 – 1200

Administer API 650 Section Quiz

1200 – 1230

Slide Show – “Don’t Let This Happen To Your Tank”

1230 – 1330

Lunch

1330 – 1445

Complete Slide Show -“Don’t Let This Happen To Your Tank”API RP 575 – Section 1 – ScopeAPI RP 575 – Section 3 – Selected Nondestructive Examination (NDE) MethodsUltrasonic-Thickness Measurement, Magnetic Floor TestingAPI RP 575 – Section 4 – Types Of Storage TanksGeneral, Storage Tanks with Linings and/or Cathodic Protection, Storage Tanks with Leak Detection Systems, Low-Pressure Storage Tanks

1445 – 1500

Break

1500 – 1730

API RP 575 – Section 5 – Reasons For Inspection and Causes of DeteriorationReasons for Inspection, Corrosion of Steel TanksAPI RP 575 – Section 6 – Frequency Of InspectionAPI RP 575 – Section 7 – Methods Of Inspection And Inspection SchedulingExternal Inspection of In-Service Tanks, Foundation Inspection, Anchor Bolt inspection, Grounding Connection Inspection, Thickness Measurements, Caustic Cracking, Tank Bottoms, Inspection Scheduling, Inspection ChecklistsAPI RP 651 – Section 1 – ScopeAPI RP 651 – Section 3 – DefinitionsAPI RP 651 – Section 4 – Corrosion of Aboveground Steel Storage Tanks Introduction, Corrosion Mechanisms API RP 651 – Section 5 – Determination of Need for Cathodic Protection API RP 651 – Section 6 – Methods of Cathodic Protection for Corrosion Control Introduction, Galvanic Systems, Impressed Current Systems, Cathodic Protection Rectifiers API RP 651 – Section 7 – Design Of Cathodic Protection Systems Barriers to Cathodic Protection, Tank Bottom Replacement, Impervious Membrane Lining, Effects of Impermeable Membrane Secondary Containment Systems API RP 651 – Section 8 – Criteria For Cathodic Protection API RP 651 – Section 9 – Installation Of Cathodic Protection Systems Introduction, Galvanic Anode Systems, Impressed Current Systems API RP 651 – Section 10 – Interference Currents API RP 651 – Section 11 – Operation and Maintenance of Cathodic Protection Systems API RP 652 – Section 1 – Introduction API RP 652 – Section 3 – Definitions API RP 652 – Section 4 – Corrosion Mechanisms Chemical Corrosion, Concentration Cell Corrosion, Corrosion Caused by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria, Erosion-Corrosion in Water Treatment API RP 652 – Section 5 – Determination of The Need for Tank Bottom Lining General, Design Considerations and Tank Internals, Tank History, Environmental Considerations, Flexibility for Service Change API RP 652 – Section 6 – Tank Bottomlining Selection General, Thin-Film Tank Bottom Linings, Thick-Film Tank Bottom Linings API RP 652 – Section 7 – Surface Preparation General, Precleaning API RP 652 – Section 9 – Inspection API RP 652 – Section 10 – Repair Of Tank Bottom Linings General, Types of Repairs   API RP 652 – Section 11 – Safety Tank Entry, Manufacturer’s Material Safety Data Sheets API RP 571 – Section 1 – Scope API RP 571 – Section 4 – General Damage Mechanisms Brittle Fracture, Mechanical Fatigue, Atmospheric Corrosion, Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), Microbiological Induced Corrosion (MIC), Soil Corrosion, Caustic Corrosion, Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (Cl SCC), Caustic Stress Corrosion Cracking (Caustic Embrittlement) API RP 571 – Section 5 – Refining Industry Damage Mechanisms

1730 – 1735

Distribute Homework

1735

End of Day Three

Day 4:

0730 – 0800

Review Homework Answers

0800 – 1000

API RP 577 – Section 1 – ScopeAPI RP 577 – Section 3 – DefinitionsAPI RP 577 – Section 4 – Welding InspectionTasks Prior To, During and Upon Completion of Welding Operations; Non-conformances and Defects; NDE Examiner Certification; Safety PrecautionsAPI RP 577 – Section 5 – Welding ProcessesShielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW), Stud Arc Welding (SW)

1000 – 1015

Break

1015 – 1230

API RP 577 – Section 11 – Refinery and Petrochemical Plant Welding IssuesAPI RP 577 – Appendix A – Terminology and SymbolsWeld Joint Types, Weld Symbols, Weld Joint Nomenclature, Electrode IdentificationASME Section V – Nondestructive Test MethodsUltrasonic Thickness Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Radiographic Film Interpretation

1230 – 1330

Lunch

1330 – 1530

ASME Section IX – WPS and PQR RequirementsReview Procedure Exercise

1530 – 1545

Break

1545 – 1715

ASME Section IX – Welder Certification

1715 – 1720

Distribute Homework

1720

End of Day Four

Day 5:

0730 – 0800

Review Homework Answers

0800 – 1000

Question and Answer Session

1000 – 1015

Break

1015 – 1230

API 653 Sample Exam

1230 – 1330

Lunch

1330 – 1530

Continue API 653 Sample ExamReview API 653 Exam Answers

1530 – 1545

Break

1545 – 1600

Presentation of Certificates

1600

End of Course