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New Course on Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) Development

CASTI has launched the Welding Procedure Development Using ASME IX course, which focuses on how to develop and review Welding Procedure Specifications (WPS) and related documents by following the requirements of ASME Section IX. Sign up today at to reserve your seat.

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Upcoming Courses:


Piping Inspector Exam Preparation

May 27-29
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.

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API RP 571

Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry

June 3-6
Edmonton, AB

This course is intended to help attendees improve safety, reliability, and minimize liability of fixed equipment by learning common damage mechanisms in the refining and petrochemical industry as covered in API RP 571.

To introduce the concepts of service-induced deterioration and failure modes, this course will cover the roles of the engineer and inspector in identifying:

  • affected materials and equipment,
  • critical factors,
  • appearance of damage,
  • prevention and mitigation, and
  • inspection and monitoring.

An introduction to carbon, alloy, and stainless steel metallurgy will be included to facilitate the understanding of these concepts.

This course is intended for all individuals interested in gaining a fundamental understanding of damage mechanisms in metals. It is ideal for engineers, inspectors, designers, and experienced maintenance personnel who are involved in designing, operating, maintaining, repairing, inspecting and analyzing pressure vessels, piping, tanks and pipelines for safe operations in the refining, petrochemical and other related industries. It will also assist with API 579 and API 580 evaluations and benefit API 571 ICP exam candidates.

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Welding Procedure Development Using ASME IX

for Engineers, Quality Managers, Inspectors, and Experienced Tradesmen

June 11-14
Edmonton, AB

This course will introduce fundamental welding principles, examine arc welding processes, review steel metallurgy, heat treatment, and non-destructive examination. Various workshops will review the processes for development / review of welding procedure specifications (WPS) using ASME Section IX and related ASME Pressure Equipment Codes. “Hands-on” visual examination of weld samples will provide practical experience to evaluate weld flaws to ASME Code requirements. This course is an excellent learning experience for people seeking general knowledge in welding engineering principles and detailed understand of welding procedure development, review and practical implementation.

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. This course is also designed to assist Alberta Welding Examiner applicants, although it is not a prerequisite that you be an exam candidate.

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"Very informative training. The connection to other codes and standards is excellent at providing background and reasoning to the way our industry operates."

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