API 510 training Course - Online Video Training for Exam Preparation (API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector)

I4I Academy provides API 510 training course (API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector) - Online Video Training - for Exam Preparation and is 60 Hours (7.5 days) course and available online all over the world. 

Hi, this is Bob Rasooli from I4I Academy. There is no PowerPoint presentation with a voice-over in this course. I know most people do not like online courses or do not see as effective as a real classroom course; that is why I am using video training and editing videos to simulate the actual classes for my students. 

Each course comes with a handout which you need to review them while/or after watching the videos. 

When you completed the video training sessions for each segment which cumulatively is 21 hours, in the next step, you will be connected to the practice exam portal with the thousand (1000) of practice exam questions; you need to complete them. 

You are going to take a final exam at the end of the practice exam questions (50 questions open book and 100 questions close book similar to API 510 exam) and receive a certificate from I4I Academy with my signature.  

This API 510 training course with video training session and practice exam questions will prepare you to take API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector exam and pass the exam.

Full Package:  API 510 Video Training / Handout / Practice Test and Exam Questions / I4I Academy Certificate / 60 Hours Training Credit for API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector Exam Prep Course / Technical Support* / 4 Months Access 

*If you need help during the study, the support will be available!

Question? Contact I4I Academy, or Call 1 (657) 293-4805

Risk-Free: You can return this training course up to 48 hours from the time of payment.

However, if you think you do not need video training/handout and only need practice exam questions, you may purchase only API 510 Practice Test and Exam Questions Package.   

Highly recommend getting the full package (API 510 Training) since you might struggle with ASME Section VIII Div.1 and IX questions. 

Half Package:  Only Practice Test and Exam Questions / 4 Months Access 

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API 510 Training - ASME Included Code Sections

Following  subjects are covered in ASME section VIII Div. 1 (Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels):

  • Hierarchy of application
  • Laws & Regulations at the location of installation
  • ASME - Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code
  • National Board Inspection Code   NBIC
  • Construction Code Vs Referenced Codes
  • Manufacturer Certificate of Authorization
  • Authorized Inspection Agency 
  • Manufacturer responsibility and Quality Control
  • User Responsibilities 
  • The scope of Section VIII Div.1, 2 and 3
  • The Subsection of VIII Div. 1 (A, B and C)
  • Material Requirements
  • Design of Pressure Vessel (Wall thickness calculation)
  • Static Head Calculation
  • Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (MAWP) and Part MAWP
  • Joint Category and Weld Types
  • Special Services
  • Pressure Vessel Openings
  • Impact Testing Requirements (Evaluation for exemption and performance)
  • Fabrication and Welding Requirements and Tolerances 
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment Requirements
  • Non Destructive Testing Requirements (RT, UT, MT and PT)
  • Hydrostatic and Pneumatic Testing Requirements
  • Name Plate and ASME Marking
  • Manufacturer Data Report and NBIC Registration
  • Miscellaneous Requirements

Following Topics are covered in ASME Section IX (Welding Qualifications)

  • WPS, PQR and WPQ Definition as per Section IX
  • Manufacturer Responsibility Regarding Welding
  • P, F, A numbers / Group Number
  • Essential, non-essential and supplementary essential variables
  • SFA Specification and AWS Classification
  • Write and Qualify a WPS Without Impact Testing Requirements 
  • Discuss Welding variable ( Joint Design, Base Material, Wall Thickness Range, Filler Metal, Position, Pre-heat Temp, Interpass Temp, PWHT Temp and Holding Time,  Gas or Flux, Electrical Characteristics, Technique, etc.)
  • Welder and Welding Operator Performance Qualification
  • Qualifying with the Volumetric Method or Mechanical Testing / Requirements
  • Qualified Positions, Pipe diameter, Wall Thickness, etc.  
  • Standard WPS's
  • Write and review a WPS with Impact Test Requirements (Optional)

API 510 Training - ASME V Content (Nondestructive Examination)

Article 1 - General Requirements

  • Procedural Requirements
  • Personnel Qualification Requirements 

Article 2 - Radiography 

  • Backscatter Requirements
  • Density Limitation
  • Image Quality Indicator requirements and selection
  • Radiography Techniques / Requirements
  • Geometric Unsharpness Requirements
  • Reporting Requirements

Article 6 - Liquid Penetrant Examination

  • Detectable discontinuities
  • Surface Cleaning Requirements
  • Temp Limitation 
  • Control of Contaminations
  • Penetrant Types (Visible and Fluorescent)
  • Type and Categories (Water washable, Post emulsifying, Solvent removable)
  • Developer Application Requirements
  • Evaluation Requirements
  • Blacklight Requirements
  • Reporting Requirements

Article 7 - Magnetic Particle Examination

  • Detectable discontinuities
  • Cleaning Requirement 
  • Temp Limitation
  • Surface Contrast Enhancement  Requirements
  • Different techniques i.e Yoke, Prod and corresponding requirements
  • Visible and Fluorescent Types
  • Calibration requirements
  • Lifting of weight requirements
  • Method of examination
  • Magnetizing Intensity Requirements (Gaussmeters, Pie-Shaped Magnetic Particle Field Indicator, Artificial Flaw Shims )
  • Reporting Requirements

Article 10 - Leak Testing  (Also in API 577)

  • Testing Medium Requirements
  • Pressure Gage Requirements
  • Temp Limitation 
  • Leak Testing Techniques

Article 9 - Visual Examination (Also in API 577)

  • Direct Visual Examination Requirements
  • Light Intensity
  • Annual vision Test Requirements
  • Remote Visual Inspection

SE-797 UT Thickness Measurement

Article 4 - Ultrasonic Testing (Also in API 577)

Only Definition and understanding of A, B and C Scans

API 510 Training - API Included Standard and Recommended Practices

API STD 510 - Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration - Entire Document but section 9 and appendix E excluded.  

API RP 572, Inspection of Pressure Vessels - Entire Document

API RP 576, Inspection of Pressure-Relieving Devices - Entire Document

API RP 577, Welding Inspection and Metallurgy - Entire Document 

API RP 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry

  • Section 3 - Definitions
  • 4.2.7 – Brittle Fracture
  • 4.2.14 – Erosion/Erosion-Corrosion
  • 4.2.16 – Mechanical Failure
  • 4.3.2 – Atmospheric Corrosion
  • 4.3.3 – Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
  • 4.3.4 – Cooling Water Corrosion
  • 4.3.10 – Caustic Corrosion
  • 4.4.2 – Sulfidation
  • 4.5.1 – Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (Cl - SCC)
  • 4.5.3 – Caustic Stress Corrosion Cracking (Caustic Embrittlement)
  • 5.1.1.4 – Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Corrosion
  • 5.1.1.10 --Sour Water Corrosion
  • 5.1.2.2 – Amine Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • 5.1.2.3 – Wet H2S Damage (Blistering/HIC/SOHIC/SCC)
  • 5.1.3.1 – High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)

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