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

Chintamani M. Khade

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 on the required engineering knowledge for In-service Storage tanks with emphasis on the syllabus published by API (Body of Knowledge).

The preparatory course will clarify the basic intentions of all code prescribed for study, how to interpret code rulings, and in the end, built-up confidence 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.

You will receive comprehensive course notes, illustrated with practical case studies, and main punch-points of the course to impart knowledge to you.

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

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 the 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
  • What is API 653 training course objective?

    The API 653 training course aims to equip participants with a thorough comprehension of the API 653 standard, which governs the inspection, repair, alteration, and reconstruction of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). In general, PetroSync's API 653 training objectives are mentioned as follows:
    • 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 for Cathodic Protection and lining of tank bottom.
    • Evaluation and decision for remedial action in Tank Settlement.
    • How to estimate the remaining life of the 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.

    Who should join API 653 training course by PetroSync?

    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.

    Chintamani M. Khade

    International Certified Trainer

    Chintamani M. Khade is a specialist on Materials & Damage Mechanisms. He has more than 19 years experience as Department Head of NDT, Welding Inspection, In Service Inspection in India, Middle East, Southeast Asia & Africa. Currently, he is the technical director of Empirical Technocrats.

    He conducted training for various API Certification Preparatory, NDE methods, ASNT & ISNT Level III, advanced NDT Methods, welding inspection, Construction codes, ASME Sections II, Section IX, Section V, ASME Sec. VIII div. 1, ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, AWS D1.1, UT, MT, PT, VT, RT & Basic for ISO 9712 level 2 & level 3.

    He has been a team leader of 100+ multidiscipline NDT technicians, metallurgists & Welding inspectors during various shutdown jobs in Qatar Petroleum, Massaid refinery, Qatar in March – June 2005, March - April 2009 & October November 2009. Executed in service inspection of nearly 800 pressure vessels, Static & rotary equipments, Plant process piping & storage tanks as shutdown coordinator.

    • Code PST0271-202401
    • Start Date 27 May, 2024
    • End Date 31 May, 2024
    • Locations Bandung, Indonesia
    • Cost USD 3250
    • Code PST0271-202402
    • Start Date 01 Jul, 2024
    • End Date 05 Jul, 2024
    • Locations Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Cost USD 3250
    • Code PST0271-202403
    • Start Date 14 Oct, 2024
    • End Date 18 Oct, 2024
    • Locations Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Cost USD 3250
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    • Code PST0271-202404
    • Start Date 09 Dec, 2024
    • End Date 13 Dec, 2024
    • Locations Bandung, Indonesia
    • Cost USD 3250
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    • Code PST0271-202301
    • Start Date 27 Nov, 2023
    • End Date 01 Dec, 2023
    • Locations Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Cost USD 3150
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    PST0271-202401 27 May, 2024 31 May, 2024 Bandung, Indonesia USD 3250 Chintamani M. Khade
    PST0271-202402 01 Jul, 2024 05 Jul, 2024 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia USD 3250 Chintamani M. Khade
    PST0271-202403 14 Oct, 2024 18 Oct, 2024 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia USD 3250 Chintamani M. Khade Register
    PST0271-202404 09 Dec, 2024 13 Dec, 2024 Bandung, Indonesia USD 3250 Chintamani M. Khade Register
    PST0271-202301 27 Nov, 2023 01 Dec, 2023 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia USD 3150 Chintamani M. Khade
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