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The API ICP Exam Handbook: Complete Guide to Passing the API 510/570/653 ICP Exams
By
Clifford Matthews
Clifford Matthews
CEng, FIMechE
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ISBN:
9781739863005
No. of Pages:
820
Publisher:
ASME
Publication date:
2023

Hydrostatic testing of tanks is a common source of API 653 exam questions. It is different to pressure testing of vessels and piping as the tank is simply filled with water, rather than externally pressurized. The increased weight of the water, in excess of the hydrocarbon product provides a small overpressure, sufficient to test the integrity of the tank.

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