API 570 : Piping Inspection Code

An API Exam Preparation Training under the Latest API ICP

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05-09 Feb 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
05-09 Aug 2024 5 Days Dubai - UAE US$4,450 Register
04-08 Nov 2024 5 Days Istanbul - Turkey US$5,450 Register

Course Overview

The API initiated the Piping Inspector Certification Programme to provide a continued high level of safety with Inspectors specialised in process piping. The API 570: Piping Inspection Code training course promotes self-regulation, establishing a uniform standard to assist national, regional, and local governments in setting Process Piping regulations. Passing this exam is a challenging process. Henceforth, the participants will have to learn, understand and memorise a significant amount of information related to piping in-service inspection, welding procedure qualification, welder performance qualification, related refinery damage mechanisms (i.e., CUI, Galvanic corrosion, atmospheric corrosion…), pressure relief devices (PRV, PSV and rupture disks types and inspection), welding and metallurgy, material verification programs, process piping (new construction), Flanges dimensioning, standard Non-destructive examinations (i.e., RT, UTT, MT…) and maintenance techniques according to the post construction standard ASME PCC-2.

Moreover, to pass the API open book exam, the participants must know how to find the exact formula, equation, and tables using the proper codes, standards, & recommended practices and to implement or utilise these data to answer the exam’s calculations and problems. Merely will the participants pass the API exams once they understand the codes, standards, & recommended practices and learn how to use them professionally during the limited open-book exam time.

Course Objectives

This training course will prepare an Inspector to complete the API 570 Authorised Piping Inspector Certification Examination by thoroughly reviewing the API 570 Standard, API 571, API 574, API 577, API 576, API 578 the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Sections V and IX, and the ASME Code for Pressure Piping ASME B16.5, ASME B31.3 and ASME PCC-2. Mock examination questions meeting the appropriate specific examination criteria will be utilised to simulate actual API test conditions, providing a practical study base.

After the training course, the participants will learn to:

  • Know how to use the tables in the process piping codes ASME B31.3
  • Understand the procedure for measuring the corrosion rate LT&ST for the piping systems and circuits
  • Calculate the remaining life and MAWP
  • Get knowledge about common damage mechanisms in piping inside the refinery
  • Obtain data about welding processes, qualifications and metallurgy
  • Use the proper NDE technique during in-service inspection
  • Know how to read the relative inspection plans

Target Audience

This training course targets all personnel dealing with piping inspection/examination and maintenance teams, especially those working in shutdowns and turnarounds.

It will be valuable to the professionals, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Piping Inspectors
  • NDE Examiners
  • Piping Inspection Engineers
  • Plant Inspectors
  • Corrosion Engineers

Training Methodology

This training course will utilise various proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes comprehensive and electronic course notes, copies of all presentation material, and relevant computer simulations and videos to help understand the various topics.

Course Outline

Day One

API 570 and API 574

  • Module 1: Getting Started – Exam and Study Tips
  • Module 2: Exam Document Navigation – Guidance on efficiently navigating through Exam Documents
  • Module 3: API 570 – Piping Inspection Code: Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Rerating of In-Service Piping Systems
  • Module 4: API RP 574 – Inspection Practices for Piping System Components
  • API 570 Calculations: LT&ST Corrosion Rate and Remaining Life
Day Two

ASME B31.3 & API 577

  • Module 5: ASME B31.3 – Process Piping Chapters V and VI, under the API 570 ICP Body of Knowledge
  • Module 6: API RP 577 – Welding Inspection and Metallurgy
  • ASME B31.3 Calculations: Minimum Thickness of Straight Pipes and Blanks
  • ASME B31.3 Calculations: Impact Toughness Test Requirements & Impact Toughness Exemption Curves
  • ASME B31.3 Calculations: Minimum Preheat Temperature, PWHT and Pressure Test Limitations
Day Three


  • Module 7: ASME Section IX – Part QW
  • Module 8: ASME Section V – Covers Articles 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 23 Section SE-797 under the API 570 ICP Body of Knowledge
  • ASME IX: Review of WPS and PQR
  • ASME IX: Review of Welder Performance Qualifications Tests WPQ
  • ASME V Calculations: Article 2 for IQI Determination
Day Four

API 571 & API 578

  • Module 9: API RP 571 – Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry
  • Corrosion under Insulations CUI
  • Brittle Fracture Considerations
  • Galvanic and Atmospheric Corrosion
  • Module 10: API RP 578 – Guidelines for a Material Verification Program (MVP) for New and Existing Assets
Day Five

ASME B16.5. API 576 and ASME PCC-2

  • Module 11: ASME B16.5 – Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings
  • Flange Marking Requirements
  • Flange Rating Calculations
  • Flange Dimensions Tables
  • Module 12: API 576 – Pressure Relief Devices
  • Module 13: ASME PCC-2


Upon successful completion of this training course, Newage Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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