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API 653 (ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANK INSPECTION)

GAIT-TECH provide preparatory training for this examination while the API examinations are conducted and certifications awarded by the “American Petroleum Institute” of USA.

Course Content

API Publications API Recommended Practice 571

  • Damage Mechanisms Affecting Equipment in Refining Industry API Recommended Practice 575
  • Inspection of Atmospheric and Low-Pressure Storage Tanks API Recommended Practice 577
  • Welding Inspection and Metallurgy API Standard 650
  • Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage 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) Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code: Section V
  • Nondestructive Examination Section IX
  • Welding and Brazing Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirement:

The candidate need to satisfy certain education and experience criteria to gain admission into the program. These are explained in detail on the above mentioned website.

If Qualified as : Minimum Experience required in the respective field Description of Experience Required
BS or higher in Engineering Technology 1 year Supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
2 year Degree, Diploma or Certificate In Engineering Technology 2 year Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
High School Diploma or Equivalent 3 year Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653
None 5 year Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 653

Re-certification:

The certification term for API is three years. API inspectors need to apply for recertification every Three (3) years. You may apply for recertification 90 days prior to the Certification expiration date. API also allows a 90-day grace period for submitting a Recertification application. Late fees will apply. If an application is not submitted by the end of the 90-day Grace period, the certification will expire. A new application and fees must be submitted, and a candidate must also take and pass a full examination in order to be recertified.

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