ASTM and CASTI eLearning Series - By Using Codes and Standards


    Price: $299.00


    This e-learning course is designed as an introduction to pressure vessel inspection practices as outlined in the API RP 572 code by teaching you:

  • to understand the purpose and development of pressure vessel inspection and planning
  • to understand different inspection methods and their limitations; and
  • how to assess and report whether repairs are needed based on the condition of pressure vessels

  • Learning Outcomes

    The goal of this eLearning course is to introduce the learner to the basics of in-service pressure vessel inspection practices and at the same time gain an understanding of API RP 572 recommended inspection practices. Learn how to apply the fundamentals of pressure vessel inspection practices by referencing the guidance provided by API RP 572 to identify good and poor practices. Learning outcomes include practical knowledge of:

    • standard inspection terminology from API RP 572 and API 510 Code to better recognize nonstandard (slang) terms and practices
    • developing, reviewing, and updating inspection plans
    • inspection record-keeping practices; and
    • best practices for pressure vessel:
      • thickness measurements at CMLs and other locations,
      • external and internal inspection, including towers,
      • pressure testing

    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.


    ASTM is 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.

    CEUs and Certificate

    CEUs: 1.0

    IACET continuing education units (CEUs) are issued on each certificate; this e-learning course will earn 1.0 CEUs that equals 10 professional development hours (PDHs).

    Course Content

    • Introduction to Pressure Vessels
      • Introduction to standard inspection terminology based on API RP 572 and API 510
      • Common Methods of Construction and Materials
      • Internal Components and Equipment
    • Inspection Plans
      • Inspection for Specific Types of Damage
      • Developing Inspection Plans
      • Reviewing and Updating Inspection Plans
      • Brief introduction to Risk-Based Inspection
      • Opportunities for Inspection
    • Safety Precautions and Preparatory Work
      • Safety Precautions
      • Precautions Regarding the Use of Breathing Air
      • Preparatory Work for Safety
    • Inspection Methods and Limitations
      • Thickness Measurements
      • External Inspection
        • Ladders, Stairways, Platforms, and Walkways
        • Foundations and Supports, Anchor Bolts, Concrete Supports, Steel Supports, Guy Wires, Nozzles
        • Protective Coatings and Insulation
        • External Metal Surfaces and Evidence of Corrosion or Hydrogen Blistering
        • Cracks and External Leaks
        • Buried Pressure Vessels - Soil Corrosion
      • Internal Inspection
        • Preliminary Visual Inspection
        • Inspection of Damage
          • Corrosion: Thinning and Pitting
          • Cracking, Blistering, Deformation
        • Trays, Internal Components, Nozzles, Linings, Nozzles
        • Corrosion Beneath Linings and Deposits
      • Special Methods of Detecting Mechanical Damage
      • Metallurgical Changes and In-situ Analysis of Metals
      • Pressure and Vacuum Testing
    • Condition Assessment and Repair
      • Derating and Fitness-for-Service
      • Visual Inspection, Thickness Measurements, and Remaining Life
      • Methods of Repair
    • Records and Reports
      • Permanent Records, Field Notes, File Data
    • Inspecting Practices for Towers
      • Trayed and Packed Towers
        • Safety
        • External Inspection, Anchor Bolts, Skirt Fireproofing
        • Internal Inspection of Packed Towers
        • Packing in Place and Removed
        • Strip Lining and Cladding
        • Internal Manways Installed and Removed
        • Tray Valves: Fixed Trays Valves and Bubble Cap Trays
        • Tray Decks and Hardware
        • Tower Attachments: Tray Support Rings, Support Clips, Downcomer Bars, etc.
        • Detecting Surface Corrosion in Towers

    Required Code Documents

    It is very beneficial for all participants to reference the API RP 572 during this e-learning course, although limited excerpts are included in the course content.The full API RP 572 document purchase can be made from:

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    Price: $299