API COURSE

 API 510- Pressure vessel-In service Inspection, rerating, repair & alteration code.

  • API 570- Piping In service Inspection, rerating, repair & alteration code.
  •  API 571-Damage Mechanism affecting Fixed Equipment.
  • API580- Risk Based Inspection.
  • API577-Welding Inspection and Metallurgy.
  • API653- Above Ground Storage tank Inspector.
Scope of the Course:
API510- The main intent of the code is to specify the In-service Inspection and condition monitoring of the Pressure vessels. It maintains the in-service integrity of the Pressure vessels.
API570- The main Intent of the code is specify the In-service Inspection and condition monitoring of the processes piping. It maintains the in-service integrity of the piping systems.
API 653- The main intent of the code is to specify the In-service Inspection and condition monitoring of the Above Ground Storage Tank. It maintains the in-service integrity of the Above Ground Storage Tank.
API580- The main intent of the code is to specify the In-service Inspection intervals and condition monitoring of the Pressure vessels, pipes, storage tanks, refractory systems, and various components included in petrochemical & refinery industries. RBI determines the inspection intervals based on the probability and consequences of failures.
API571- The main intent of the code is to specify the in-service damages and its mechanisms associate with various components included in petrochemical industries.
API577- The main intent of the code is to specify the requirements of the welding and metallurgical needs in in-service repairs and alterations.  

Scope of Job:
API certified inspectors are recognized worldwide. They have very big job Market in the industries like Oil& Gas, Refineries, Petrochemicals, and Chemicals etc. Especially in the region of Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

Application Processes:
Application can be done through online only. All candidates must submit the application api.org directly. Candidate need to fill the requirements of the API. API will cross check the Application. If the candidate fulfills the requirement then they will allow to pay Fees  for Exam. The tests usually happed at prometric centers located in world wide.

Question type:
All the two papers had a multi choice question only.

Question Pattern: (only for major codes- API510, API570, API653)
1,Open Book,
2,Closed Book
 API Exam has two parts one is open book test and another part is closed book. Usually Open book had around fifty questions, all the required codes are open for interpretation. Time allocated for the open book test is 3 hours. According to closed book test usually have 100 questions. Time allocated for the closed book test is around 4 hours. The pass percentage is determined by the API.

Question Pattern: (only for minor codes- API571, API577, API580)
1,Closed Book
 API minor codes usually have only closed book exam. According to closed book test usually have 100 questions. Time allocated for the closed book test is around 4 hours. The pass percentage is determined by API.

Renewal/Recertification Processes:
Three year renewal:
  • It happens after three years from the date of issue.
  • The Candidate must actively engaged as a  inspector.
  • A minimum 20% of time spent performing inspection activities as described in API 510 code.
  • The inspector who have not been actively engaged as a inspector will required to take written examination for the certification.
 Six year renewal:
  • It happens after six years from the date of issue.
  • The Candidate must actively engaged as a inspector.
  • After six years inspector actively engaged as an inspector shall demonstrate knowledge of revisions to  API.
  • The inspector who have not been actively engaged as a inspector will required to take written examination for the certification.
 
Useful Links:
www.api.org
 http://www.api.org/products-and-services/individual-certification-programs/schedules-and-fees  (its for schedule)
 https://inspector.api.org/AccountManager/WelcomeClient   (its to apply)
 

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