API 653 Training - Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction

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Monday March 18, 2019 | Uday B. Kale | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Upcoming Course

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PST0271-201903  18 Nov 2019  22 Nov 2019  Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia  USD 2595  Uday B. Kale   Register

Past Course

Code Start Date End Date Location Cost Instructor Register
PST0271  11 Mar 2013  15 Mar 2013  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 2995  Uday B. Kale 
ST0271-201401  18 Aug 2014  22 Aug 2014  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
PST0271-201501  18 May 2015  22 May 2015  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
PST0271-201601  09 May 2016  13 May 2016  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
PST0271-201701  17 Jul 2017  21 Jul 2017  Bandung, Indonesia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
PST0271-201702  14 Aug 2017  18 Aug 2017  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
PST0271-201801  05 Feb 2018  09 Feb 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
PST0271-201802  02 Jul 2018  06 Jul 2018  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  SGD 3195  Uday B. Kale 
PST0271-201901  18 Mar 2019  22 Mar 2019  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  USD 2595  Uday B. Kale 
PST0271-201902  24 Jun 2019  28 Jun 2019  Bandung, Indonesia  USD 2595  Uday B. Kale 
Monday March 18, 2019 | Uday B. Kale | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

American Petroleum Institute (API) initiated an Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector Certification Program with the issuance of Supplement 1 to API 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction. This 5 days training course is designed to give a detailed discussion onthe required engineering knowledge for In-service Storage tankswith emphasis on syllabus published by API (Body of Knowledge). Thepreparatory course will clarify basic intentions of all code prescribedfor study, how to interpret code rulings and at the end, built-up theconfidence among the participants for taking decisions.


The course is divided into six main areas: Basic Storage tank design engineering i.e. API 650, In-service inspection techniques (API 653/ RP 575/ RP 577), Damage mechanisms (API 571), Cathodic protection (API RP 651) and lining of tank bottom (API RP 652), calculations of retirement thickness and other skills required for delivery of quality job & safe operation. The participants will receive comprehensive course notes, illustrated with practical case studies, main punch-points of the course to impart knowledge to participants.


With Mr. Uday Kale’s extensive involvements in the facilities inspection, as well as his practical coaching and mentoring approaches, this course not only prepare the candidates to pass API 653 examination with confident, it will also advance the appreciation of storage tank facilities and thus to broaden the technical knowledge base in order to avoid unplanned shutdown and reduce expenses!

Monday March 18, 2019 | Uday B. Kale | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Day 1

Fundamentals of Storage Tank Design & Construction (API 650)

  • Allowable stress values shell, roof and bottom Design
  • Material selection
  • Impact test requirement of API 650
  • Impact test results
  • Shell thickness calculations
  • Bottom plate thickness calculations
  • Roof plates calculations
  • Nozzle openings calculations
  • API 650 Requirements for Storage Tank fabrication, erection, NDT and leak testing


Day 2

Understanding of Storage Tank Inspection Code (API 653) Part 1

  • Introduction, scope, definitions and organization of API 653
  • Intervals and scope of inspections
  • Data evaluation and corrosion assessment of roof, shell, and bottom.
  • Estimation of corrosion rate
  • Inspection and testing practices of API 653
  • Evaluation for brittle failure


Day 3

Understanding of Storage Tank Inspection Code (API 653) Part 2

  • Repairs, alterations & reconstruction of storage tanks
  • Tank relocation and re-erection
  • Replacement of tank bottom, hot tapping on tank shell.
  • Detail discussions on material corrosion and degradation (API 571), NDT of tank repairs, leak testing


Day 4

Storage tank Inspection ( study of other codes and standards)

  • Discussions on cathodic protection methods against soil corrosion
  • (API RP 651)
  • Recommended practices for inspection of storage tanks (API RP 575)
  • Introduction to Sec IX, Case studies of checking of PQR & WPS


Day 5

Discussions on Corrosion Protection & Quality of Welding

  • Discussions on Lining of bottoms of storage tanks (API RP 652)
  • Discussions on API RP 577 and Welding Inspection
  • Understanding the difference between Inspection and Examination and Various NDE methods to detect flaws in metals.
  • Understanding rules imposed by ASME Sec V for various NDE techniques
  • Final examinations Feedback and Concluding
Monday March 18, 2019 | Uday B. Kale | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Main concepts and technical content of API 653 Code and the other reference codes
  • Concept of metal degradation.
  • Design fundamentals of storage tank (API 650).
  • Evaluation of tank integrity of shell, bottom and roof. Thickness calculations for intended design conditions or revised design conditions.
  • How to clarify the need of Cathodic Protection and lining of tank bottom.
  • Evalution and decision for remedial action in Tank Settlement.
  • How to estimate remaining life of tank and decide inspection intervals. Be able to choose the appropriate inspection tools and inspection intervals.
  • Carry out re-rating, remaining life and retirement thickness calculations.
Monday March 18, 2019 | Uday B. Kale | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This course will specifically benefit Engineers, Supervisors, and Managers from the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Inspection
  • Maintenance & Operations
  • Technical & Engineering
  • Corrosion Engineer

and design persons involved in integrity assessment of in-service tanks, repairs and replacement of old tanks.

Monday March 18, 2019 | Uday B. Kale | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Uday B. Kale (M. Eng. Mechanical)

Technical Director - KUB Quality Services


Uday B. Kale is a Post Graduate Mechanical Engineer with experience in Inspection, Welding and NDE/NDT projects for last 19 years. Currently he is the technical director of M/s KUB Quality Services. He has involved in inspection, welding and NDT projects in the Middle East, Africa and India on offshore production platform and petrochemical refineries. He has vast experience in Manufacturing and In Service Inspection of Static Equipment used in Oil and Gas.

Mr. Uday is very well-versed in international Codes and Standards. He performed and led the shutdown teams in performing NDE, internal and external inspection of equipments in central processing plant, ammonia plant, FCCU, SRU, SWS and amine treating units for Code stamp facilities of ADCO, Qatar Petroleum, Oil India, QAFAC, Banagas, Al Jubail Fertilizer Company, and other various units of Refineries, Petrochemicals, Gas Plant and Fertilizer Plant and so on.

He was a lead API inspector for various shutdown and Turnaround. He was also the appointed plant inspector for BP (GUPCO) in asset integrity management, who took charge of 9 offshore production complex, 75 Satellites and Onshore process units involving Close Visual Inspection of piping, equipments, NDT co-ordination, Baseline and Corrosion Monitoring. Furthermore, as an Inspector in GASCO OAG pipeline project, he conducted and witnessed Ultrasonic Examination of first 50 production weld joints of pipeline done by PWT (Pipe Welding Technology, GMAW).

With his extensive involvement in various projects, Mr. Uday is also an enthusiastic and knowledgeable mentor, who has been a faculty in training, examination, qualification and certification of API 510 & 570, ASME B31.3, API653, welding and NDT in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He is a charted engineer with 25+ International certification in Welding, NDE and In Service Inspection.