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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. Opus Kinetic certificates will be issued to all attendees completing minimum of 75% of the total tuition hours of the course. Additionally, quizzes are given 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.

Required Codes and Standards
Listed below are the effective editions of the publications required for the September 23, 2009 API 653, Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Examination. 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) – Sulfuric Acid Corrosion
API Recommended Practice 575, Inspection of Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks
API Standard 650, Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage, IHS Product Code API CERT 650
API Recommended Practice 651 Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks
API Recommended Practice 652 Lining of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Bottoms.
API Standard 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Who Should Attend

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 will also benefit.

Key Learning Objectives

In order to meet the needs of today’s fast-changing inspection industry. Worldwide Tank Services has developed the “Tank Inspection Course with API 653 Exam Prep.”. The course textbook includes notes and summaries on the tank inspection standards referenced in the API 653 Body of Knowledge. This comprehensive course consists of 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.

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