Practical Professional Career Training for the Oil & Gas Industry
RPS Group

API 650, 653, and 620 Storage Tanks

Course Overview
This two-day course is designed for petroleum or other industry personnel responsible for the design, construction, inspection, maintenance, regulatory compliance, or operation of API above ground storage tanks. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the relevant standards for new construction and existing tank inspection, repair, alteration and maintenance, highlighting the most recent revisions and upcoming changes. Essential storage tank technology not covered by the standards will also be reviewed. A copy of the standards are not included in the course fees.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
6-Oct-15 Houston (2 days) $ 1,995 USD
Seat Sale - $ 1,695 USD
8-Oct-15 Calgary (2 days) $ 1,995 CAD
Seat Sale - $ 1,695 CAD
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Atmospheric Tanks
  • Tank Site, Foundation Design and Construction
  • Preventing Bottom Leaks, Tank Settlement
  • Materials - Carbon Steel, Aluminum, Stainless
  • Design, Sample Problems, Heated Tanks
  • External/Internal Pressure, Seismic, Other Loads
  • Nozzles and Roof Types
  • Fabrication (Shop Work)
  • Erection, Welding Requirements
  • Testing and Tolerances
  • Inspection, Radiography, Ultrasonic
  • Welding Requirements
  • Marking, API Monogram
  • Documentation, Special Service Standards
  • Existing Tank Evaluation, Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Reconstruction
  • Failures Leading to these Requirements
  • Organizations that May Use the Standard
  • Definitions of Authorized Inspector, Storage Tank Engineer
  • Evaluation to Determine Suitability for Continued Use
  • How to Evaluate and Keep Bottoms Leak Free
  • Brittle Fracture Considerations
  • Inspection and Required Frequency
  • Repair and Alteration Requirements
  • Internal Inspection Timing Optimization
  • Low Pressure Storage Tanks
  • Refrigerated and Cryogenic (Such as LNG) Tanks

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Instructor

Jack Mooney has provided worldwide consulting services on tankage, pressure vessels and piping for the world's largest petroleum producers and engineering companies, and is regularly engaged as an expert witness for OSHA and law firms. Jack has taught worldwide courses for the American Petroleum Institute and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in 6 states, is a member of the API Subcommittee on Aboveground Storage Tanks, which writes and revises API 650 and 653, and former Chair of the ASME Pressure Vessel Code Special Working Group on Toughness.

Training Venue

To avoid potential course disruptions caused by the attendance of unconfirmed registrants, the training venue address will ONLY be provided to registrants upon receipt of payment (via an email confirmation note).

Participant Evaluations
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May 8, 2015, SUSP Design Follow-up Engineer, Houston
Good overview of API 650, 653, and 620. Touches on key points without diving too deeply into the specs themselves and informs you of what section to reference if more information is needed. Instructor makes good use of illustrations to further explain the text.
May 11, 2015, Senior Construction Engineer, Tanks, Houston
Excellent overview for beginners or mid level tank proffessionals.
October 27, 2014, Project Engineer EIT, Calgary
While I know more about the API tank codes now, than I did before the course, the delivery of the course contents and relation to real world examples was not as good as it could have been. Due to a lack of examples, it was difficult to engage in the material.
October 27, 2014, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Calgary
This course was a good introductory course for those who have not used them before, or as a good course for part-time users of the documents to get good tips and pointers from a 30+ yr experience instructor.
May 5, 2014, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Calgary
the course was overall good and informative. i would rather see more materials on structural design, calcs and theory of desiging API tanks.
May 9, 2014, Production Foreman, Calgary
Very good course, recomended for anyone working with large tanks/vessels.
May 12, 2014, Project Engineer, Calgary
Training was excellent with a variety of information covered. This training could be taken by personnel new to tanks as well those with extensive experience. The instructor really encourages discussion and the introduction of any particular experiences from the students to discuss and help create conversation. Would highly recommend this course to anyone involved in the design or maintenance of AST.
October 11, 2013, Mechanical Engineer, Calgary
Good course
October 18, 2013, NSK Tank Cordinator, Calgary
This is an excellent overview of the API 620, 650, and 653. Jack does very well in comunicating the purpose of these standards which comes from thorughly understanding them himself.
October 11, 2013, Mechanical Engineer, Houston
The course is a 10,000 ft overview of the standards. It will provide a basic understanding of Storage Tanks.
October 14, 2013, Sr. LP Project Engineer, Houston
I like the fact that Mr. Mooney used many real-world examples from his career, and taught us his lessons learned. Much more effective than simply reading code.
October 19, 2013, project engineer, Houston
Good training provided by an experienced teacher.