Fresh Inspector Practical Training

Practical training using actual educational plant


Who should attend?

  • This course provides a safe practical field training for inspectors, within a shutdown gas free plant.
Public :
  • This course is intended for new inspectors and maintenance supervisors involved in field inspection and maintenance of oil and gas industries. It is also beneficial for operation and project technical staff.

Level : Foundation

Course Content


      • Use a plot plan, process flow diagram, PID and isometric to localize the equipment to be inspected.
      • Study the historical inspection file and collect the technical data available for each equipment: TEMA heat exchangers, vessels, distillation tower, furnace, piping.

      • Perform internal and external inspection of pressure vessels and piping.
      • Identify the components of various equipment.
      • Confirm the type of degradation already mentioned in inspection files.
      • Inspect equipment and discover new potential external or internal degradations.
      • Achieve basic NDT (UT, PT) and identify alternative available non-destructive examination methods, based on the type of degradations observed.
      • Witness contracted professional performing IRIS, PMI, metallurgical replica, phased array in the field on the equipment.
      • Practical exercises on the actual educational plant.

      • Complete the inspection report for each pressure equipment inspected.
      • Justify the condition of the pressure equipment:
      • Good: ready for a new run of 5 years.
      • Or poor: justify any recommendations for additional NDT or for repairs.
      • Include NDT reports, pictures, drawings of your own equipment inspected.
      • Oral presentation of your inspection report based on API 510.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to write an inspection report based on API 510.

Ways & Means

  • Historical inspection files available.
  • Shutdown gas free equipment, in service for several years, available for internal inspection.
  • Pictures of corrosion during inspection of equipment can be taken as needed.
  • Practical demonstration of non-destructive examination.
  • Practical exercises on the actual educational plant.
  • Some pedagogical activities of this course will take place in OLEUM’s facilities (subject to availability).