API 653 – Certified Storage Tank Inspector

If you are setting out to construct a new tank, then API 650 is the relevant code. Once your tank is constructed, hydrotested and put into service, API 653 becomes the relevant code.

API 653 is the definitive code for Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration and Reconstruction of above ground atmospheric storage tanks.

Steve Scott, Principal Consultant at Bro Nant International, is qualified as an API 653 Certified Storage Tank Inspector.

Within the remit of this API qualification, BNI can offer the following consultancy and advice services: –

  • Inspection Frequencies
  • Selection of appropriate NDT techniques
  • Scope of NDT inspection
  • Suitability for Service
    • Tank Roof Evaluation
      • Fixed Roof
      • EFR Roof
  • Tank Shell Evaluation
    • Thickness determination
    • Pitting
    • Minimum thickness Calculation
  • Tank Shell Distortion Evaluation
  • Flaw Evaluation
  • Tank Bottom Evaluation
    • Bottom Plate Thickness Measurement
    • Minimum Thickness for Bottom Plate
    • Minimum Thickness for Annular Plate Ring
  • Tank Foundation Evaluation
  • Tank Repair and Alteration
  • Dismantling and Reconstruction of AST’s