COURSE NAME:Construction & Inspection of Welded Storage Tanks (API 650, 620, 653)


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  • Storage of massive volatile petroleum products need to be stored in properly designed and constructed of storage tanks based on engineering and experience. Also to maintain the integrity of the tanks periodic inspection is required. API has developed standards for Design, Construction and In-service Inspection.
  • This 5 days course provides in-depth understanding of Material Selection, Design Construction, Inspection of New tanks and also the Inspection, Repair, Alteration, Re-rating of “In-Service” Tanks. This course is a “All – Inclusive” course for Tank Engineers and Inspectors.


  • It covers the requirements of the three most relevant Tank Codes ( API 650, API 620 and API 653) used in Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries. It also covers the major requirements of Cathodic Protection (API 651), Tank lining (API 652), Several Case studies, Exercises and Examples help to understand the Practical application of Code rules in day-to-day activities.

Day 1


Session 1


  •          Introduction to Welded Storage Tanks
  •          Types of Storage Tanks

Session 2

  •          Codes and Standards for Tank Construction & Inspection
  •          Material Selection and Testing of Tank Materials (API 650)
  •          Case Study



Session 3


  •          Fixed Roofs: Conical, Dome Roof, Umbrella Roof
  •          Floating Roofs: Pan type, Pontoon type, Double deck type, Internal roofs
  •          Design of Tank bottoms & Tank Shells



Day 2


Session 1


  •          Case Study Of Design of Tank bottoms & Tank Shells
  •          Design of Tank appurtenances


Session 2


  •          Tank Fabrication, Erection and Inspection
  •          NDT of Storage Tanks
  •          Requirements for Tank Foundations


Session 3


  •          Testing of Tank and Capacity Calculations
  •          Introduction to Tank Standard API 620 for Low-Pressure Tanks



Day 3


Session 1


  •          Introduction to Tank Standard API 620 for Low-Pressure Tanks…continue
  •          Special requirements for Refrigerated Tanks


Session 2


  •          Cryogenic Storage Tanks
  •          Tanks designed to pressures up to 15 psig (API 620)



Session 3


  •          Inspection of In-Service Tanks (API 653)
  •          Evaluation of Corrosion damages for Tank Bottom



Day 4


Session 1


  •          Evaluation of Shell damage and Acceptance requirements
  •          Repair and Alterations to Tank bottom, Shell and Roof.


Session 2


  •          Evaluation of Settlement of the Tank.
  •          Safe Limit Calculations for bottom Settlements


Session 3


  •          Selection of Cathodic Protection Systems (API 651)
  •          Monitoring and Inspection of CP Systems



Day 5


Session 1


  •          Selection, Application and Inspection of Tank Linings (API 652)
  •          Comprehensive Check list for all Inspections for In-Service Storage Tanks


Session 2


  •         Inspection documentation and Record keeping
  •        Case Studies, Exercises & Exam Quiz


Session 3


  • ·         Discussions on Tank Failure cases
  • Feed back and Close Down


  • Professionals in Petroleum and Petrochemical industries responsible for Storage Tank, Reliability, Inspection & Maintenance.
  • Engineers involved in Tank Design and Construction, Tank linings & Cathodic Protection

    • 5 Day(s)

    The presentation is generally appealing to me. The dedication & devotion of the instructor are both laudable & admirable.
    Mohammed F. Alotaibi

    Really this course is important for any inspector, so I will recommended it for our employees. And thanks a lot!
    Ahmed Al-Yami

    You are doing excellent bringing such very talented instructor. Please keep it up.
    Ahmed Afifi
    Al-Zamil CoolCare

    I would like to appreciate you as well as the instructor for a good training due to the fact that the helping to gain new information about the types of valve with advantages and disadvantage as well. Many thinking.
    Zaki Ali Aldawood

    This course was very beneficial and helpful to understand one of the Major NDT method. I encourage ITC to continue with this performance.
    Talal Saad AlHasawi

    ITC service was in overall excellent. Thanks.
    Wael M. Morsy

    This course was good and a nice guide to the PMP exam. Thanks.
    Yazeed Mohamed Mreki
    General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA)

    It was good course & good preparation with excellent instructor. Thanks a lot.
    Faisal Mahdi Al-Qahtani

    It was a nice course to have. I suggest taking this course with the same instructor to other people. Thanks for the instructor for his kindness & helfull during the course.
    Abdul-Moniem Al-Humoud

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    Mohammed Amjad
    Al-Suwadi Services

    The instructor is highly and technical knowledgeable in explaining all the subject in the course taken.
    Noel V. Garan
    Coldstorec Group Of Saudi Arabia

    Instructor was well prepared and knowledgeable I gain lot of useful information.
    Gulam Khan
    Saudi Aramco

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    Muthuraman Nachiappan
    Al-Suwadi Services

    The instructor Mr. Ahmed Sabry has a very nice spirit.
    Salam Fakhoury
    Al Khodari Company

    It is very useful to us and increase our knowledge.
    Mohammed Rashed Afifi
    Al Khodari Company

    The course is excellent and helpful. It help me in organizing the work in more safe manner.
    Muzammil Hayat
    Al Khodari Company

    The instructor is very knowledge and hard working, his way of teaching is very good.
    Ibrahim Darwish
    Al Khodari Company