ASTM and CASTI E-Learning Series - By Using Codes and Standards

    Introduction to Pressure Vessel Inspection Code Rules By Using API 510

    Price: $299.00


    This e-learning course is designed to provide individuals with a general knowledge relating to maintenance, inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure vessels as outlined in the API RP 510 code by teaching you:

    • rules for inspection, examination, and pressure testing requirements of in-service pressure vessels
    • interval/frequency and extent of inspection
    • inspection data evaluation, analysis, and recording and
    • repairs, alterations, and rerating of pressure vessels

    Learning Outcomes

    The goal of this e-learning course is to introduce the learner to the rules of in-service pressure vessel inspection, rating, repair, and alteration and at the same time gain an understanding of API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection Code. Learn how to apply the pressure vessel inspection code rules by referencing API 510, how to:

    • identify the responsibilities for owner/user organization, engineer, repair organization, inspector, and examiners
    • practice the rules for inspection intervals and extent of inspection for in-service pressure vessels
    • calculate corrosion rate, remaining life, next inspection date, FFS analysis of corroded regions, and MAWP for continued service
    • apply the rules for repairs, alterations, and rerating of in-service pressure vessels.

    Estimated time to complete course: 8-12 hours.

    Who Should Attend

    This e-learning course is designed for inspectors, QA/QC personnel, engineers, tradespeople, and others working for plant owners, pressure equipment manufactures and repair organizations, engineering procurement and construction companies, in oil and gas production, refinery plant, pipeline, petrochemical plant, pulp and paper plant, fertilizer plants, and others.

    Note: API ICP exam candidates should be aware that this course does not prepare learners for the API 510 Inspector Certification exams.


    ASTM and CASTI are recognized by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) as an Authorized Provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), under the ANSI/IACET 1-2013 Standard, for good practices and quality continuing education and training programs.

    Certificate & Credits

    Each participant will receive an ASTM Certificate of Completion with 5.0 CEUs.

    Course Outline

    In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspection and Repair Terms and Definitions

    Scope of API 510

    • Coverage
    • Intent
    • Limitations
    • Recognized Technical Concepts of API RP 579-1/ASME FSS-1 and API RP 580
    Owner/User Inspections Organization
    • Responsibilities
    • Management of Change
    • Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs)
    Inspection and Examination
    • Inspection Plans
    • Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)
    • Preparation for Inspection
    • Inspection for Different Types of Damage Mechanisms and Failure Modes
    • Pressure Vessel Inspections
      • Internal Inspection
      • On-stream Inspection
      • External Inspection
      • Thickness Inspection
      • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Inspection
      • Operator Surveillance
    • Condition Monitoring Locations (CML) Selection and Placement
      • Thickness Measurements
      • Corrective Procedures
    • Pressure Testing
      • Determination of Test Pressure
      • Test Temperature and Brittle Fracture Considerations
      • Pressure Testing Alternatives by NDE
    • Material Verification and Traceability
    • Inspection of In-service Welds and Flanged Joints
    Interval/Frequency and Extent of Inspection
    • Purpose of Inspection Intervals
    • Inspection During Installation and Service Changes
    • Risk-based Inspection
    • External Inspection
    • Internal, On-stream, and Thickness Measurement Inspections
      • Inspection Interval for Continuous Service and Non-continuous Service
      • Alternative Method for Inspection Interval
      • On-Stream Inspection Interval
    • Pressure-Relieving Devices: Testing and Inspection Intervals
    • Deferral of Inspection Due Dates
    Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis, and Recording
    • Corrosion Inspection Data and Calculating Corrosion Rates
      • Calculating the Long-Term Corrosion Rate (LTCR)
      • Calculating the Short-Term Corrosion Rate (STCR)
      • Corrosion Rate Changes
      • Corrosion Rates for Newly Installed Pressure Vessels or Changes in Service
    • Remaining Life Calculations Based on Corrosion Rates
    • Thickness Calculation for Continued Service Based on MAWP and Corrosion Rate
    • Fitness-for-Service Analysis of Corroded Regions
      • Evaluation of Locally Thinned Areas
      • Governing Stresses Along Locally Thinned Area Designated Lengths
      • Evaluation of Pitting as Widely Scattered or Not
      • Calculating the Required Thickness for Corroded Areas in Vessel Heads
    • Evaluation of Existing Equipment with Minimal Documentation
    • Reports and Records
    Repairs, Alterations, and Rerating of Pressure Vessels
    • Introduction to Repairs and Alterations
    • Approval and Design of Attachments and Replacement Parts
    • Materials
    • Defect Repairs
      • Temporary Repairs
        • Fillet-Welded Patches
        • Lap Band Repairs
        • Nonpenetrating Nozzles
      • Permanent Repairs
        • Insert Plates
        • Overlay and Repairs to Existing Welds with Filler and Base Metals
        • Repairs to Stainless Steel Weld Overlay and Cladding
      • Welding and Hot Tapping
        • Procedures, Qualifications, and Records
        • Preheating
        • Postweld Heat Treatment
        • Local versus 360 ° Circumferential Postweld Heat Treatment
        • Preheat or Controlled Deposition Welding (CDW) Methods as Alternatives to PWHT
        • NDE of Repair and Alteration Welds and Acceptance Criteria
      • Weld Inspection for Vessels Subject to Brittle Fracture
      • Rerating

    Required Code Documents

    It is very beneficial for all participants to reference the API 510 during this e-learning course, although limited excerpts are included in the course content.

    The full API 510 Code document purchase can be made from:

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