API TANK ENTRY SUPERVISOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Pre-Examination Training Course

Course Duration:   5 days

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COURSE OBJECTIVES

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.

API Tank Entry Supervisor is designed to train individuals on the required knowledge in order to certify them as Tank Entry Supervisors

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

  • 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
  • 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 Space (PRCS), non-permit required confined spaces and non-confined spaces, various permits for work entry, etc.
  • Learn project planning by determining the specific scope of work, tank construction con figuration & type, understanding the respective duties of PRCS and establishing con fined space classification requirements and permit
  • Know the procedure for tank preparation and be able to identify the requirements,
    permits or work orders needed for the tank preparation
  • Understand the principles of ventilation and be able to differentiate degassing,
    ventilating and inerting
  • Learn how to calculate necessary flow rates for required ventilation air changes
  • Illustrate the method of conducting atmospheric testing to determine if the condition in side the tank meets the entry requirements
  • Carry-out initial entry for visual inspection and evaluation and demonstrate the
    implementation of confined space entry program & emergency response plan
  • Ensure proper procedures are followed in cleaning a tank and employ the methods of maintaining, continuous monitoring and verifying the completion of tank cleaning
  • 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
  • Learn the process of returning tanks to service following the steps such as inspecting the tank, verifying re-commissioning activities, securing tank and cleaning the area