To improve safety, reliability, and minimize liability of fixed equipment by learning common damage mechanisms in the refining and petrochemical industry as covered in API 571 are the primary objectives. The roles of the engineer and inspector in identifying affected materials and equipment, critical factors, appearance of damage, prevention and mitigation, inspection and monitoring will be covered to introduce the concepts of service-induced deterioration and failure modes. This course is intended for anyone interested in gaining a fundamental understanding of damage mechanisms in metals.
Who Should Attend
Engineers, inspectors, designers, and experienced maintenance personnel who are involved in designing, operating, maintaining, repairing, inspecting and analyzing pressure vessels, piping, tanks and pipelines for safe operations in the refining, petrochemical and other related industries. It will assist with API 579 and API 580 evaluations and API 571 ICP exam candidates.
Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Each participant will receive a CASTI Certificate of Completion with 32 PDHs for attending all 4 days of the classroom training. An additional 4 PDHs will be awarded for the completion of the e-Learning lessons prior to the course start date.
CASTI Learning Advantage (CLA) Blended Learning
This course includes 5.5 days* of training as described below:
Estimated 0.5 Days* E-Learning
online study of steels and metallurgy
review of example problems
solve practice problems and review solutions
pre-classroom e-learning content only available from May 6 to June 2, 2019
4 Days In-Classroom
instructor-led review and discussion of API and ASME Codes
review example problems and detailed solutions
solve practice problems and review detailed solutions
in-classroom training held June 3-6, 2019 8am to 5pm
Estimated 1 Day* Post-Classroom E-Learning
available 1 week after the classroom portion
Practice Exam #1 (closed-book, 3.25 hours)
Practice Exam #2 (closed-book, 3.25 hours)
review exam answer key and detailed math solutions
* Estimate of time required to complete online training. Your personal skill and experience levels will determine the actual time required to complete this work.
Completing all of the online study work is a critical step maximizing your likelihood of passing the API 571 Individual Certification Program exam. Individuals who do not complete all of the online study work may jeopardize the likelihood of successfully passing the exam and do so at their own risk.
By completing the e-learning lessons, you will be
better prepared to learn more from the instructor-led classroom
training and optimize your learning experience. The e-learning lessons include:
practice problems results are graded to provide a measure of self-evaluation
Prior to the course start date, the online lessons are made
available to all customers registered for this CASTI course.
Completion of these e-learning lessons is a mandatory part of this
All exam candidates are encouraged to register early and allow
sufficient time to complete the e-learning lessons.
Required Code Documents
All participants must bring the API RP 571 Code to this class. This code document can be purchased from CASTI. A course notebook will be provided to all participants by CASTI.
Minimum System Requirements for the Online Study
Broadband Internet connection
Windows Vista (or higher)
Mac and Android computers and tablets are not supported
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (or newer). Microsoft Edge NOT supported.
Latest version of Adobe Reader
Note: Use of Adobe software may have additional system requirements (Please refer to the Adobe specifications provided with your Adobe software or visit the Adobe website at www.adobe.com for more information.)
Note: Please consult with your company IT department if you are unsure that your company computer meets the above requirements
About the Instructor
John E. Bringas, P.Eng. is a professional engineer who has practiced metallurgical engineering and inspection for 40 years. He is also certified as an API 510, 570, 653, 571, 577, and 580 inspector, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, an Alberta In-Service Pressure Vessel Inspector and Welding Examiner, and former CGSB certified NDE examiner in UT and RT. He is a long time committee member of ASTM A01 (Steels), A05 (Coated Steels), B02 (Nonferrous Alloys), NACE STG 32 (Oil and Gas Production-Metallurgy) and STG 36 (Process Industry-Materials), and Canadian Representative on ISO TC 17-SC 4 (Steels). He is the author of the ASTM Handbook of Comparative World Steel Standards, ASTM Handbook of Steel Data: American and European, ASTM Passport to Steel Database, and the CASTI Metals Data Books. Mr. Bringas has engineering work experience in the steel making, foundry, consulting, refinery, pipeline and petrochemical industries and is the founder of Codes and Standards Training Institute and CASTI Publishing Inc.