The Piping Inspection Code 570 by the American Petroleum Institute (API), which focuses on the inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating of piping systems in operation, enjoys global recognition and widespread confidence. As a result, any engineers holding API 570 Piping Inspector certification are highly valued as piping inspectors. They have knowledge of industry best practices, and their ability to ensure the integrity and safety of piping systems within the petroleum and chemical process industries are validated.

What Is API 570 Latest Edition Update?

The latest API 570 edition was published in February 2016. In this fourth edition, the updates include significant changes and improvements to strengthen the standards and guidelines for inspecting, repairing, modifying, and managing the integrity of piping in the oil and gas sector. Here are some notable features of the API 570 latest edition update:

1. Updated Inspection Practices

New methodologies and guidelines for ensuring piping system integrity, such as visual inspections, non-destructive testing (NDT), and corrosion evaluation.

2. Expanded Scope

The latest API 570 edition broadens its coverage to include more piping systems, materials, and components.

3. Enhanced Integrity Management

The update emphasizes the significance of managing piping system integrity and offers improved guidance on risk-based inspection (RBI), integrity assessment, and remaining life calculations

4. Industry Best Practices Integration

Best practices and lessons from incidents and failures are incorporated.

5. Updated Codes and References

The API 570 latest edition update includes the most recent versions of relevant codes, standards, and references, ensuring compliance with current industry practices and regulations, including updated references to ASME B31.3, ASME BPVC Section V, and other applicable codes.

6. Clarifications and Interpretations

The update offers clarifications and interpretations on different sections of the standard, addressing common queries and concerns from industry professionals.

What Is API 570 Training Course Overview?

PetroSync deeply understands that process piping systems are vital assets in the process industry. Our five days piping inspector training course that is based on API 570/574, API RP 577/578, ASME B16.5/B31.3, and ASME BPVC Section V/Section IX standards aims to enhance the understanding of fitness-for-service principles for evaluating the deterioration of in-service piping systems.

Led by Mr. Chintamani, who possesses extensive experience in facilities inspection and employs practical coaching and mentoring methods, this course not only prepares you to confidently pass the API 570 examination but also deepens your appreciation for piping facilities. By broadening their technical knowledge, you can prevent unplanned shutdowns and reduce expenses effectively.

API 570 - Piping Inspector Course by PetroSync

What Is API 570 Training Course Outline?

The outline regarding PetroSync’s API 570 training course is listed down below. For a more detailed and complete outline, you can refer to PetroSync’s API 570 training course brochure.

Day 1

Benchmark Quiz Introduction to API 570 Certification

ASME B31.3 Process Piping

  • Scope and applicability
  • Service/Fluid Classification
  • Joint Quality Factors
  • Allowable stresses
  • Design for Internal Pressure and Design of Permanent Blanks
  • Impact Testing for Low-Temperature Service
  • Acceptance of Impact test results
  • Welding requirements-Preheat Temperatures
  • Post Weld Heat Treatment
  • Hardness Testing after PWHT
  • Inspection and testing
  • Non-Destructive Examination Requirements
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Leak testing-Hydrostatic
  • Leak testing-Pneumatic
  • Precautions during Pneumatic test
  • Service leak test
  • Thermal Expansion of Piping-Table C1

ASME B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings

Day 2 

ASME B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings

  • Scope
  • Pressure Temperature Ratings
  • Materials
  • Dimensions
  • System Pressure Test

API 570 Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems

  • Scope & Definitions
  • Owner/user inspection organization
  • API-authorized piping inspector qualification and certification
  • Inspection and testing practices
  • Risk-based inspection
  • Preparation for inspection
  • Inspection for specific types of corrosion and cracking
  • Types of Inspection and Surveillance
  • Thickness measurement locations
  • Thickness measurement methods
  • Inspection of welds in-service
  • Inspection of flanged jointsflanged joints

Day 3

API 570 Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems

  • Frequency and extent of inspection
  • Piping service classes
  • Inspection intervals
  • Extent of visual external and cui inspections
  • Inspection data evaluation, analysis, and recording
  • Corrosion rate determination
  • Maximum allowable working pressure determination
  • Repairs, alterations, and rerating of piping systems
  • Welding and hot tapping
  • Inspection of buried piping
  • Types and methods of inspection
  • Frequency and extent of inspection
  • Repairs to buried systems

Day 4

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section IX Welding and Brazing Qualifications

  • Review of a WPS and PQR
  • Determine if WPS and PQR are in compliance with ASME Sec. IX
  • Essential and Nonessential Variables
  • Determine that the number and type of mechanical tests are correct tests
  • Determine whether the results are acceptable

ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section V Nondestructive Examination

  • Article 1, general requirements
  • Article 2, radiographic examination
  • Article 6, liquid penetrant examination
  • Article 7, magnetic particle examination (yoke and prod techniques only)
  • Article 9, visual examination
  • Article 10, leak testing

API Recommended Practice 574

  • Inspection of piping, tubing, valves, and fittings

Day 5

API RP 571 Damage Mechanisms in the Refining Industry

  • Brittle Fracture
  • Thermal Fatigue
  • Erosion/Erosion Corrosion
  • Mechanical Fatigue
  • Vibration Induced Fatigue
  • Atmospheric Corrosion
  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
  • Boiler Water Condensate Corrosion
  • Flue Gas Dew Point Corrosion
  • Microbiological Induced Corrosion (MIC)
  • Soil Corrosion
  • Sulfidation
  • Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (ClSCC)
  • Caustic Stress corrosion Cracking (Caustic Embrittlement)
  • High-Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTTA)

Is There Any API 570 Certification Issued by API?

Yes, there is an API 570 certification issued by the API. The API 570 certification is an Individual Certification Program tailored for engineers inspecting, repairing, modifying, and maintaining piping systems within the petroleum and chemical process sectors.

The API 570 certification serves as evidence of your expertise and proficiency in conducting inspections and safeguarding the integrity of piping systems in compliance with API standards.

Before attending the API 570 examination, you are strongly advised to enroll in the API 570 training course by PetroSync. The training provides essential knowledge and skills required for engineers. Our training course ensures that participants are well-prepared and equipped with the necessary understanding of all related API standards and practices while increasing their chances of success in the API 570 certification exam.

Who Should Attend the API 570 Training Course?

The training course is designed to be advantageous for but not limited to engineers, supervisors, and managers from the following discipline:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance & Operations, Technical & Engineering, and QAQC.

PetroSync’s training course is particularly beneficial for you with 2-3 years of experience managing and planning inspection and maintenance activities for piping systems in upstream oil and gas facilities, refineries, process plants, and petrochemical facilities. We advise you to prioritize undertaking API 570 training due to its immense benefits.

API 570 prep course by PetroSync helps engineers to get a deeper understanding of the codes, regulations, and best practices necessary for effective piping system management. By having knowledge of API 570/574, API RP 577/578, ASME B16.5/B31.3, and ASME BPVC Section V/Section IX standards along with API 570 Body of Knowledge, engineers can effectively optimize the performance of piping systems and get ready for the API 570 examination. Enroll in PetroSync’s training course and empower yourself with the necessary expertise to excel in piping systems with PetroSync!

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