API 570 Piping Inspector

Why Choose this Training Course?

This training focuses on learning the API 570 piping Inspection Code as well as the student will gain knowledge from API 571, API 572, API 577 ASME Section V, ASME B16.5 and ASME Section IX.

Topics include:

  • Piping under internal pressure Calculations
  • Hydrostatic Test Pressure Calculations
  • Impact Test Requirements and Determination
  • Development and Review of Welding Documentation
  • NDE Requirements
  • Flange selection guide related B16.5

Who is this Training Course for? 

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals who are interested in getting the API-570 certification
  • Process Piping Inspectors
  • Piping Inspection Engineers
  • Plant Inspectors
  • Corrosion Engineers

What are the Goals? 

The aim of this comprehensive training course is to provide the delegates with knowledge on how to easily pass and obtain the API 570 authorized process piping inspector certification as well as:

  • Identify the various design conditions of piping components, materials, fabrication, assembly, erection, inspection, examination and testing as well as demonstrate nondestructive test methods
  • Employ post weld heat treatment; identify the charpy impact testing, also the working pressure and temperature requirements for pipework flanges
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI) requirements and procedures
  • Carryout welding discontinuities and discuss ASME section IX WPS &WPQ and PQR

Day One

  • Introduction and Review of API 570 Body of Knowledge
  • 3 New Piping Calculations (Straight Piping under Internal Pressure)
  • Determining T (purchased pipe wall thickness)
  • Calculated The minimum required thickness of permanent blanks
  • Evaluating in service piping systems (Existing Piping)
  • Injection Point Limits
  • Calculate long and Short Corrosion Rate and the remaining life of the piping system
  • Example problems calculations

Day Two

  • Hydrostatic, Pneumatic, and Combination Tests pressure requirements
  • Requirements for Low Temperature Toughness Tests
  • Required and recommended minimum preheats for materials of various P-Numbers
  • Heat Treatment Requirements
  • Thermal Expansion and Contraction
  • Example problems calculations

Day Three

  • ASME B16.5 pressure-temperature ratings
  • ASME B16.5 Markings/Materials
  • ASME B16.5 Flange Selection
  • Bolting and gasket selection
  • Material Verification for New and Existing Alloy Piping Systems API 578
  • Repairs and Alterations of Piping Systems
  • Welding Repairs (temporary and Permanent Repairs)
  • Inspection, Examination, and Testing API 570 &B31.3
  • ASME IX Welding General Requirements
  • Welding Mechanical Tests
  • Example problems calculations

Day Four

  • ASME IX Welding Procedure Qualifications WPS & WPQ & PQR
  • Welding Processes
  • Welding Essential &non-essential and supplementary essential Variables
  • P- Numbers& S-Numbers, F-number and A-number
  • Welders test positions& Diameter & thickness qualification and position qualification
  • Alternate F-Numbers and Alternate P-Numbers
  • Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry API 571
  • Example problems calculations

Day Five

  • Welding Inspection and Metallurgy API 577
  • Hot Tapping and In-Service Welding
  • API 574 Piping Inspection
  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
  • Soil-to-Air (S/A) Interface
  • Corrosion Beneath Linings and Deposits
  • Inspection of Underground Piping
  • ASME Section V - Nondestructive Test Methods
  • Radiographic & Liquid Penetrant & Magnetic Particle AND Visual Test examination
  • Final Practice Exam

1. Studying For The Exam


2. Exam Structure

  • The API 570 exam day is 7.5 hours long - a short tutorial session, 2.75 hours for the closed-book portion, a 45-minute lunch break and 3.75 hours for the open-book portion. 
  • There are 150 questions on the API 570 exam, of which only 125 are scored. The remaining 25 are pretest questions. Starting in June 2020, there will be 170 questions on the API 570 exam, of which only 140 are scored. The remaining 30 are pretest questions.
  • There are 100 closed-book questions and 50 open-book questions. Starting in June 2020, there will be 110 closed-book questions and 60 open-book questions. 
  • View the Exam Tutorial before exam day to familiarize yourself with the format. 

3. What Can You Bring Into The Exam

  • Papers, notes and books are not allowed in Prometric computer testing centers. 
  • PDF documents of pertinent codes and standards will be available on your computer during the open book portion of the exam and will be presented in English. 
  • Learn More about Exam Day

4. Additional Resources

Are You Qualified To Take The API 570 Exam?

As outlined in the Annex A of the API 570 Standard, the qualification requirements for API 570 Piping inspector certification are based on the combination of education and experience related to in-service metallic piping systems. This experience must have been acquired within the last 10 years while employed by, or under contract with, an authorized inspection agency as defined in API 570.

Prior to submitting an application, please use the table below to determine if you qualify to take the API 570 exam. The minimum experience required MUST be documented on your application and will be verified after your application has been submitted. 

 

Education Years of Experience Experience Required
BS or higher in engineering or technology 1 year Supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 570
2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology 2 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of in-service piping systems, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 570
High school diploma or equivalent 3 years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of in-service piping systems, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 570
No formal education 5 or more years Design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of in-service piping systems, of which one year must be in supervision or performance of inspection activities as described in API 570.

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Bring some other form of identification showing a photograph, i.e. Passport or Photo Driving Licence.

All other equipment and training materials are provided by Cutech.

Protective gloves, protective eye glasses and plastic aprons are also available for the use of students.

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