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Newly Developed API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Course Now Available!

We are proud to announce that we have developed a new course based on the latest edition of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. This course incorporates the significant changes that were made between the 2007 edition and 2016 edition, as well as explains the calculations required for fitness-for-service assessment. The course is scheduled for October 2-5, 2018 in Calgary. Register now to reserve your seat:

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Upcoming Courses:

API 570

Piping Inspector Exam Preparation

E-Learning Begins: August 20
Classroom: September 17-19
Edmonton, AB

API ICP exam candidates are expected to have a broad base of general knowledge and experience covering all topics described in the API 570 Body of Knowledge.

This course is designed to maximize your success in passing the API Piping Inspector Certification Examination by teaching you to:

  • understand what the API 570 Body of Knowledge requires exam candidates to know;
  • efficiently reference the API and ASME Codes during the API ICP examination; and
  • complete all calculations required of exam candidates during the API ICP examination.

To give exam candidates the best chance to successfully pass the API 570 ICP examination, this training course includes practice exams and an online component that is designed to simulate the actual computer-based API 570 examination experience. Completion of the e-learning portion of the course is required prior to attending the classroom.


Welding Fundamentals

For Engineers, Inspectors and Experienced Tradesmen

September 25-28
Edmonton, AB

This course will introduce some common welding and cutting processes, AWS filler metal specifications, types of welding discontinuities and the related ASME Section V requirements for NDE, as well as the QA systems necessary for welder performance qualification as described in the Alberta Welding Examiner Syllabus for Papers #1 and #3. This course is also an excellent learning experience for people seeking general knowledge in welding and related NDE.

This course is ideal for inspectors, welders, welding supervisors, quality control personnel, technologists, and engineers involved with welding for new fabrication, repairs, maintenance, and inspection for pressure vessel or piping.

Additionally: This course is also approved by the Canadian Welding Bureau to qualify candidates, in part, for the knowledge requirements (Clause 6.4.3) of the CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer.

For more information, please visit: Becoming a CSA W47.1 Welding Engineer


API 579-1/ASME FFS-1


October 2-5
Calgary, AB

This course will discuss the basic and intermediate methodologies of inspecting and assessing equipment for continued service, the need for more advanced evaluations, and the possible remediation available will be discussed in accordance with the methodologies given in API 579-1/ASME FFS-1. A limited discussion will be presented on advanced methods of assessment.

The role of the inspector in gathering data and evaluating that data will be discussed as will be the role of the technologist and engineer in appraising the data and employing it in engineering calculations.

This course is ideal for inspectors, engineers, and technologists who are involved in performing API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 evaluations, inspecting and analyzing pressure vessels, pressure piping, tanks and pipelines for safe operation when there is a change in service temperature, or where they have been found to be damaged, distorted, cracked, blistered, or experiencing metal loss.


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