Course Descriptions


API 510 Preparatory

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See API 510 class and exam dates here.
The course not only prepares the trainee to be able to pass the API 510 exam, but how to be a fairly competent inspector once they receive their certification. Additional intense self study is required to make the exam count.




API 570 Preparatory Course

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The course not only prepares the trainee to be able to pass the API 570 exam, but how to be a fairly competent inspector once they receive their certification. Additional intense self study is required to make the exam count.




API 653 Preparatory Course

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The 653 class focuses on the API 575, 650, 651, 652 and 653 documents and ASME Section IX as they are typically harder for individuals to figure out where to go in the Codes and what the Code's intent is. The course has proved to be advantageous in passing the first go around!




ASME Section IX Preparatory

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This ASME Section IX course is intended to provide the student with a thorough introduction into the ASME Section IX requirements and welding inspection responsibilities. The course will give the individual confidence in their ability to review PQRs, WPS' and WPQT for code compliance.





CWI Preparatory Course

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The course covers the Welding Inspection Technology Workbook, API 1104 (D1.1 if preferred) and numerous quizzes over Part B, which most people struggle with—ourselves included!




Basic Visual Inspection Course

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See Basic Visual Inspection course dates here.
This class is intended to provide the newly certified or previously certified but possibly stagnated inspector with the tips, tricks and techniques needed to get them up to speed for the turnaround circuit. Subjects covered include Trailer Etiquette, Inspector Credibility, Inspection Safety, Common Inspection Tools and their uses, Visual Inspection performance to enhance Inspection Report writing and proper limitation and utilization of study materials to enhance credibility. Students are talked through a basic internal and external visual inspection of drums, heat exchangers, heaters and towers. The Heat Exchanger Book and The Tower Book Vol. I and Vol. II are recommended for this class.




Exchanger / Tower Inspection Course

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See Exchanger/Tower Inspection course dates here.
This class provides in depth instruction on the internal configuration of and visual inspection techniques appropriate to the inspection of Heat Exchangers, various types of Towers, Fired Heaters and Drums. Proper sequencing to enhance report writing and proper terminology to enhance inspector credibility, Inspection Safety and Inspection Ethics are also covered. The Heat Exchanger Book, The Tower Book Vol. I and Vol. II and API RP-572 Appendix B are heavily utilized in this class.




Exchanger / Tower Inspection Books

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See Exchanger/Tower Inspection Books here.
These books provide valuable insight into how the equipment operates, proper equipment terminology to facilitate inspection, and failure modes and to our knowledge are the only “How to inspect it / What to look for / Where to look and What it’s called” books ever written by and for Visual Inspectors.




Self Study Books

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DTM Enterprises offers the API 510, 570 and AWS-CWI as self study, for the more disciplined individuals desiring to take the tests. The API 653 is under development, but is coming.


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