A Quick Guide to API 653 Certified Storage Tank Inspector by Clifford Matthews

By Clifford Matthews

The API person Certification courses (ICP) are good verified within the oil/gas/petroleum industries. API runs a number of exam websites worldwide at 6-monthly durations. the 3 major ICPs are: API 570: qualified pipework inspector; API 510: qualified strain vessel inspector; API 653: qualified garage tank inspector.

  • Reviews one in every of API's 3 major ICPs: API 653: qualified garage tank inspector
  • Discusses key definitions and scope, inspection regimes and checking out ideas in relation to tank layout, linings, welds, safeguard structures, fix and alteration
  • API person Certification courses (ICP) are good proven within the oil/gas/petroleum industries

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1 Similar service Once you start to consider the reasons for inspecting (or conversely, not inspecting) a tank, the issue of similar service raises its head. There is no great difficulty about the principle – it simply means that instead of going to all the trouble of measuring the corrosion rate of a tank, you just assume it is the same as that already determined from another tank in similar service. This is a great idea, as long as you actually believe it. This idea of similar service is growing in acceptance in the API codes – API 653: 2009 now contains a complete new Annex H about it, and there is also a simpler introduction in API 575 Annex B.

Visualize a large tank on the back of a 48-wheel trailer holding you up on the motorway and you get the picture. 15), which does not involve moving the tank to a new site. All the other definitions are the same (more or less) as in API 653 and are nothing to get excited about, unless you have a particularly low excitement threshold. 4 API 575 section 4: types of storage tanks Although it looks fairly complicated, API 575 section 4 only covers two generic types of storage tank: atmospheric tanks and low pressure tanks.

We will look at the content and major technical points of API 575 later. 15 Quick Guide to API 653 There are a few specific definitions listed in API 653 that you need to understand at this stage. 1: alteration An alteration is defined in API 653 as any work on a tank that changes its physical dimensions or configuration. Note how this is a much broader definition than in API 510/570 where an alteration is more specifically defined as a change that takes a component outside the documented design criteria of its design code.

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