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The API 936 Refractory Personnel certification is an industry-recognised certification for inspectors in the industry. It sets the standard for inspectors who are trained in refractory systems, as they hold the knowledge of API STD 936 Refractory Installation Quality Control Guidelines. Qualified refractory inspections have a strong knowledge and understanding of installation, inspection, testing and repair of refractory linings.
Who is API?
API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the natural gas and oil industry. Although based in the US, they are known internationally as a standards-setting organisation aimed to promote safety for the oil and gas industry. API’s members span across the industry – from exploration and production to refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses. API maintains more than 700 standards and recommended practices – of which are the most widely cited standards by the international regulatory community.
Why obtain certifications?
The oil and gas industry is heavily reliant on equipment to produce, refine and distribute its products. As the industry revolutionises and takes on more technological advancements, organisations need to ensure that the manpower are equipped to operate the machines safely. It is important that workers are sent to proper training and certification programs to ensure that are knowledgeable to handle the equipment as required. Certification provides personnel with industry-directed and industry-accepted professional credentials.
API 936 Refractory Personnel certification
The API 936 Refractory Personnel certification candidate must have knowledge of installation, inspection, testing and repair of refractory linings.
- Quality Control
- Physical Property Requirements
- Inspection Documentation
- Material Qualification Testing
- Applicator Qualification Testing
- As-installed Testing
- Test Specimen Preparation
- Test Procedures
- Post Installation
Refer to the API 936 Body of Knowledge for the specific topics included in the examination: API 936 Body of Knowledge
For the refractory personnel, this certification provides a method to demonstrate knowledge and experience with refractories and refractory inspection to employers and clients. By participating in API’s 936 Certification Program, inspectors and other professionals serving the petroleum, petrochemical, and chemical industries are readily able to provide evidence of proper qualification.