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A Quick Guide to API 653 Certified Storage Tank Inspector Syllabus: Example Questions and Worked Answers

Clifford Matthews
Clifford Matthews
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Non-destructive examination (NDE) of storage tanks is a subject of direct relevance to tank inspections. Although an API inspector would rarely perform NDE themselves (the NDE technician or API-termed ‘examiner’ does that) it is the role of the inspector to specify the scope, check the technique, and evaluate the results. In the context of the API 653 ICP, NDE questions form a sizeable chunk of the body of knowledge (BOK) and appear, fairly predictably, as exam questions of several sorts.

8.1 The ideas behind API 653 section 12: examination and testing
8.2 Weld leak testing
8.3 How much RT does API 650 require?
8.4 How much RT does API 653 require?
8.5 Tank NDE: practice questions
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