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Training - API-653 Preparatory Course

We see clients currently pushing harder to get their storage tanks into compliance with federal regulations. For years these have been left at the back end of the inspection effort while the piping and pressure vessels were given first attention. Although efforts are now being made, there is a shortage of qualified inspectors for this task. More qualified inspectors must step up to the plate.

The Base Line Data, Inc. API-653 Preparatory Course is designed to prepare students for this examination. A candidate must be familiar with Maximum Fill Heights, Weld Discontinuities, Inspection Requirements, ASME Section IX, API-650 Construction Code and much more. When we look at tank, it may appear to be not more than a large can holding a fluid, but it is. A leaking floor plate can contaminate the underground water supply beneath creating a serious environmental issue. A ruptured side can be a major source for an unscheduled shutdown or fire. A leak in the pontoons of a floating roof can eliminate an effective seal system or cause the loss of storage capacity. Tanks are a major part of the operating infrastructure of a plant and must be inspected and maintained.

The API-653 Preparatory Course covers in detail the Body of Knowledge that a student must be familiar with to pass this examination. Both day and night class alternatives are available. A minimum of fifteen (15) students is necessary for the class to form. The nighttime course consists of two three-hour nights/week for a total of eight (8) weeks. This nighttime course will allow plenty of time for reading and performing homework assignments for preparation. The daytime course will consist of eight (8) hours a day for six (6) days. The daytime courses are for those who are already familiar with the material, but need some reinforcement. Both courses will prepare students for the examination. The cost of the course will cover the training and classroom handout material only. All code material and API exam fees are the responsibility of the student. These courses are offered at least four times a year and the dates, pricing and sign-up can be accessed through the posted schedule.

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