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

By
Clifford Matthews
Clifford Matthews
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ISBN:
9780791859803
No. of Pages:
352
Publisher:
Co-published by ASME Press and Woodhead Publishing (UK)
Publication date:
2011

API inspection codes in general have a strange love—hate relationship with hydrotesting. Storage tanks are no exception — on one hand API 653 explains how and when it should be done, but this is followed up by a long list of valid scenarios for exemption. Unlike pressure equipment items, the underlying message is that (excluding new or fully reconstructed tanks) a hydrotest on a storage tank is something that you choose to do, rather then being forced to do so by API 653.

11.1 What is the subject about?
11.2 Why? The objectives of a hydrotest
11.3 When is a hydrotest required?
11.4 Avoiding brittle fracture
11.5 Is a hydrotest needed? API 653 flowchart (Fig. 5-1)
11.6 API 653: hydrotesting: practice questions
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