API 653 - Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction

API 653 - Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction is a course that covers topics such as:

  • Understanding of Storage Tank Inspection Code (API 653) 
    • Intervals and scope of inspections
    • Introduction, scope, definitions and organization of API 653
    • Estimation of corrosion rate
    • Data evaluation and corrosion assessment of roof, shell, and bottom
    • Evaluation for brittle failure
    • Inspection and testing practices of API 653
    • Tank relocation and re-erection
    • Repairs, alterations & reconstruction of storage tanks
    • Detail discussions on material corrosion and degradation (API 571), NDT of tank repairs, leak testing
    • Replacement of tank bottom, hot tapping on tank shell
  • Fundamentals of Storage Tank Design & Construction (API 650)
    • Material selection
    • Allowable stress values shell, roof and bottom Design
    • Impact test results
    • Impact test requirement of API 650
    • Bottom plate thickness calculations
    • Shell thickness calculations
    • Nozzle openings calculations
    • Roof plates calculations
    • API 650 Requirements for Storage Tank fabrication, erection, NDT and leak testing
  • Discussions on Corrosion Protection & Quality of Welding
    • Discussions on API RP 577 and Welding Inspection
    • Discussions on Lining of bottoms of storage tanks (API RP 652)
    • Understanding rules imposed by ASME Sec V for various NDE techniques
    • Understanding the difference between Inspection and Examination and Various NDE methods to detect flaws in metals
    • Final examinations Feedback and Concluding
  • Storage tank Inspection ( study of other codes and standards)
    • (API RP 651)
    • Discussions on cathodic protection methods against soil corrosion
    • Introduction to Sec IX, Case studies of checking of PQR & WPS
    • Recommended practices for inspection of storage tanks (API RP 575)

API 653 - Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction brings together attendees involved or interested in:

  • Inspection
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Technical & Engineering
  • Maintenance & Operations
  • Corrosion Engineer


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