Training course helps delegates prepare for the API 580: Risk Based Inspection examinations. API 580 is aimed at inspectors who currently possess in-service inspection certification, such as API 510, API 570 and API 653, but is equally relevant to personnel that conduct Fitness For Service (FFS) assessments to API 579 and/or conduct Risk Based Inspection (RBI) assessment to API 580/581.
Throughout the refining and petrochemical industry, RBI is becoming an accepted and dominant methodology to schedule fixed pressure equipment inspections. If done correctly, it can reduce the frequency of inspections while ensuring the risk does not increase. Conversely, it can shorten inspection frequencies should the risk necessitate it. It stands to reason, therefore, that those involved with the RBI process should possess some form of training and certification to prove their competency in RBI.
The aim of API 580 is to provide inspectors with the knowledge they need to be able to demonstrate expertise in the RBI techniques. online training covers all aspects of API 580 and references the API 581: Risk Based Inspection Technology.
TWG GROUP courses are run in the weeks immediately prior to each exam window so that delegates can benefit from concentrated practice and support in preparation for the exam. Please note, TWG GROUP does not book API examinations for the delegates: they must do this directly with API.
To become an API certified inspector, delegates are required to meet the criteria set by API and pass the formal examinations at an authorised API examination centre.
For those wishing to undertake the API 580 examinations specific to risk based inspection, TWG GROUP offers a strict online training programme with distance learning training modules, including mock examinations and revision guidance.
Delegates must undergo an assessment procedure to undertake this online training.