A Quick Guide to API 570 Certified Pipework Inspector Syllabus

Example Questions and Worked Answers


  • Clifford Matthews, Matthews Engineering Training Limited, UK

The API Individual Certification Programs (ICPs) are well established worldwide in the oil, gas, and petroleum industries. This Quick Guide is unique in providing simple, accessible and well-structured guidance for anyone studying the API 570 Certified Pipework Inspector syllabus by:
  • Summarising and helping them through the syllabus
  • Providing multiple example questions and worked answers
Technical standards covered include the full API ‘body of knowledge’ for the examination, i.e. API570 Piping inspection code; API RP 571 Damage mechanisms affecting fixed equipment in the refining industry; API RP 574 Inspection practices for piping system components; API RP 577 Welding and metallurgy; API RP 578 Material verification program for new and existing alloy piping systems; ASME V Non-destructive examination; ASME IX Welding qualifications; ASME B16.5 Pipe flanges and flanged fittings; and ASME B 31.3 Process piping.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2009
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84569-569-9

Table of Contents

Section 1 The main principles: Interpreting ASME and API codes; An introduction to API 570; More advanced API 570; API 574; API 578; API 571. Section 2 Welding: Introduction to welding/API 577; General welding rules of ASME B31.3 and API 570; Welding qualifications and ASME IX. Section 3 NDE and other testing; The NDE requirements of ASME V. Section 4 Pressure design: B31.3: Pressure design; ASME B16.5: Flange design. Section 5 Example questions: Example open-book questions; Answers.