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Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) are designed to provide product service for 50 years and beyond ,but only if they are properly painted, inspected and repaired. Operators are sometimes not aware of the special inspection methodologies and tools (NDT) that are available and whose operations and purpose are explained in-depth in the many Publications, Technical Review, Recommended Practices and Standards currently available and offered by The American Petroleum Institute. These documents, when used by trained personnel, can substantially increase the usable life span of an Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) by increasing operating revenue through reduced out-of-service inspection and unplanned down-time.
If you own or manage large, steel AST’s then this class is for you. It promises to be a highly interactive 3-day course that will allow you to understand that tanks can operate as more than just “a storage device for your product”./span>
I recently took John's API 653 Advanced Training class and it was hands down one of the best instructed classes I have ever been to as an adult. I had AWS-CWI and API 653 training, but as good as those were, this was very professional and informative, and John kept it entertaining through the whole class time. It would have been nice if it was longer, but I totally understand why it wouldn't be very feasible to do it in a longer format.
Great training on API standards and recommended practices. John is an excellent instructor and the training material offers a comprehensive understanding of key API standards and recommended practices. John encourages class participation and we had some great discussions on various topics and real world tank issues during the training.
The class materials and training met my expectations and more. I felt a little bit like I was drinking from a fire hose of knowledge. It is good to have so much information to gather!
This training is highly recommended for AST tank professionals and people who want to get a better understanding of AST's at their facilities/terminals.
A very, very good class to take prior to taking the 653 exam.