Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > API 570: Piping Inspector Certification Preparatory Course

About this Training Course

This program is designed for in depth understanding of Inspection of piping and pipelines under operation and in-service as per API 570. This preparatory course will prepare inspectors to ensure piping and pipeline integrity in service. Practical aspect of design considerations, sizing, rating, piping and pipeline integrity, internal inspections, analysis, repair, pressure testing, and pipeline protection shall be discussed. The program shall also provide more information about types of piping system defects which may crop in during operation, repairs, maintenance and alteration. This will lead the participants to prepare them for ensuring good quality and safety of operating piping and pipelines so that they are safe in operations and ensure preventing any incident. 

After undertaking the training course, Pipeline Inspectors will be able to understand;

  • Inspectors Responsibilities,
  • Personal and general pipeline safety
  • Environmental, Safety and pollution control
  • General Pipeline alteration, repair Inspection Procedures

The preparatory course will assist engineers in successfully appearing for In-service Piping and Pipeline Inspectors Certification Examinations (for API 570) conducted by API and covers the prescribed body of knowledge and effectivity sheets for 2018 examinations. 

The training program will include instructions, guidelines and orientation to:

  • Understanding engineering issues of piping and pipelines and to assess the quality control requirements during operation and maintenance
  • Understanding of the piping and pipeline integrity management stages and procedures
  • Understand the possibility of defects creeping during operation, their detection using proper inspection and NDT
  • Understanding Inspection and monitoring processes, Interpretations, Reporting (Referring ASME BPV Code Sec IX)

This training course is designed to train individuals who are interested in Inspection of Pipelines as per their Design Codes (ASME B31.3, B31.8) following steps listed in API 570 and other relevant API standards.

Pipeline Engineers/ managers, Quality Control and Technical Supervisory Personnel, Personnel responsible for implementing integrity management programs of pipelines, Project managers, Operation and Maintenance Engineers.

  • Intermediate

Your Expert Trainer has over 30 years of experience with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd in operations, engineering & management (1984-2014) in various facilities such as lube oil blending plants, liquid storage terminals, process plant of COLAS SA of France JVC & in mechanical engineering maintenance functions & asset integrity management.

  1. Experienced as Operations Manager leading plant operations & engineering teams at a major lube oil blending plant manufacturing 80 grades of lubricants, packaged in 32 types of packages, made available at 18 depots in Southern India. Orchestrated the complex supply chain and improved profitability and delivery performance of the plant. Imparted technical training in best practices to field staff in managing assets, safety & profitability. Well versed with storage tanks, piping, related codes and standards, work permit systems & management of works in confined space, etc. (2007-2014).
  2. Experienced as Terminal Manager, leading port terminal operations management at Cochin, India, guiding the operations and engineering teams to excel in performance and upkeep of large tankages, 6 km long pipeline from jetty to terminal, ensured asset integrity and augmented facilities to enhance performance and profitability of the business unit. Managed all aspects of the business performance of the unit, trade unions, and customer service levels, costal movements of cargo, emergency management and compliance in the state of Kerala, India. (2004-2007).
  3. Head Engineering & Projects, leading multi-disciplinary project teams for timely completion of retail projects in the Belgaum region, Karnataka state. Managed concurrent projects at multiple sites and contributed for the volume growths in this region.(2003-2004)
  4. Experienced as Plant manager with Hindustan COLAS Ltd (JVC of COLAS SA of France), manufacturing of bitumen emulsions, modified bitumen, managed the whole unit for profitability and performance, upkeep of plant facilities, expansion & augmentation project activities, introduced new products and gave a new direction to the company reduced operating costs significantly that resulted in increased margins for packed products. (2001-2003).
  5. Prior experience with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd in Plant engineering, start up, maintenance of static assets, inspection, of pressure vessels, pumps, piping, storage tanks, loading rack facilities, siding, jetty facilities, major turnaround overhauls, reputed in the company as an expert in storage tanks. (1984- 2001)

Training programs delivered in the last 2 years:

  1. Designed training modules for SGS & online modules for a leading university on risk based inspection. (Jan 2017)
  2. Delivered training program for Ingerem India Projects ltd for their client, induction program for newly joined professionals based on their operations and maintenance manuals, giving them an overview of Oil & Gas industry and mechanical equipment’s. (August 2016 )
  3. Designed training modules for TOTAL Oil India Pvt Ltd Lubricants division for their sales force teams in advanced selling skills & strategy and delivered four training programs pan India. (March – July 2016).
  4. API 653 storage tank inspector certification course & risk based inspection certification courses at India. (Feb 2016).
  5. Risk based inspection, API 580 course for ESL. (Nov 2015)
  6. Refinery corrosion & damage mechanisms & API 571 exam preparatory course for HMEL, Bhatinda refinery, INDIA.(July 2015)
  7. Manual & Automated process control for plant personnel, 5 days at Dubai for client Kuwait Oil Co. (June 2015)
  8. Instrument for non-instrument for client: QAPCO at Doha (May 2015)
  9. Design, construction & maintenance of plant piping, 5 days for TUV Nord Middle East, client: Qatar Petroleum at Doha (May 2015)
  10. Codes & standards, 5 days for Client: QAPCO at Doha (April 2015)
  11. Preventive maintenance & condition monitoring, 10 days at Dubai for TUV Nord Middle East, client: Kuwait Oil Company (April 2015)
  12. Overview of API inspection codes, maintenance of static assets for Client: Exxon Mobil, 12 days at Dubai (Jan 2015).
  13. Maintenance, Codes & standards for client: Exxon Mobil, 12 days at Dubai. (Dec 2014).
  14. In-service inspection of plant piping & storage tanks, client: Protecna, Mozambique at Dubai for 10 days (Dec 2014).
  15. API 580 & Risk based inspection, 3 days for Cairn energy (Nov 2014).
  16. Conducted training programs in warehouse management, Oracle JD Edwards manufacturing modules, induction program for newly joined officers at Hindustan Petroleum plants.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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