The inspection code API 653 covers the maintenance inspection, repair, alteration, relocation, and reconstruction for steel storage tanks that have been in-service in petroleum or chemical process industries. API 653 employs the principles of construction code API Standard 650, specifically many of design, welding, examination, and material requirements.

What you will learn

Training is focused on understanding of essential variables in radiography and their relation to testing accuracy. The NDT operator will understand how to improve setting of process parameters. The level 1 training covers essential features of radiographic testing (e.g. geometrical arrangement, radiation source operation, IQIs, optical density etc.). All features are demonstrated on standard requirements and followed by study cases. For Level 2 is training followed by practical experience of image interpretation and evaluation based on standards (EN / ISO) and ASTM reference catalogues.

Level I training highlights

  • Basic principle of radiography
  • Film, screens, and film processing
  • Image Quality Indicators
  • Optical density
  • Geometrical arrangement
  • Equipment operation
  • Working with standards
  • Health Safety and Environment

Level II training highlights

  • Exposure parameters selection
  • Image interpretation
  • Weld defect evaluation
  • Reference radiograph catalogues
  • Study cases evaluation
  • Health Safety and Environment

About Certification

The examination and certification process is directly related to qualification system. In case when the training is performed in accordance with EN 473 / ISO 9712 the certificate can be issued by independent European certification body ATG CERT. Additional details about training and certification are related to specific needs of client and shall be discussed inpidually. 

ATG offers complex services in NDT = nondestructive testing and qualification training in every standard method of testing: PT, MT, UT, ET, RT, VT, LT. there do qualification special techniques as therell like AWS Radiogragh Interpreter, CR, DR, TOFD, Phased Array or trainings for inspectors and auditors: Auditors/Inspectors, API Q1 Internal auditor, API 510, API 570, 653 or IWI-S/CWI. their products and services are respected worldwide, approved by many national or international bodies.

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