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API RP-577 Welding Process,  Inspection and Metallurgy

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

API RP-577 Welding Process,
Inspection and Metallurgy

Examination Preparation Training Course

Scheduled Dates

29 Apr - 03 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
18 - 22 Nov 2024 Istanbul - Turkey $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

The intent of this API RP-577 Welding Process, Inspection and Metallurgy training course is to equip inspectors & QC personnel with the required knowledge & expertise of welding processes & metallurgy, inspection, testing and certification of procedures, welders & welding operators according to API, ASME, AWS international codes & standards. 

This PetroKnowledge training course fulfills industry requirements on Welding Engineering & Inspection. Approximately 90% or more of pressure vessels, boilers, storage tanks & piping projects in Middle East & South East Asia and also in various parts of Asia are based on American design, fabrication & inspection approach such as API, ASME & AWS codes & standards. Hence good knowledge of welding, metallurgy, inspection is a must. 

The main emphasis of this API RP-577 Welding Process, Inspection and Metallurgy training course is to improve and ensure safety through the use of owner /user or third-party inspectors specialized in Oil and Gas requirements in a manner that protects employees, the public, and the environment.

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

People with sound knowledge base are assets to everyone. This PetroKnowledge training course trains and educates personnel with sound knowledge of welding, metallurgy, inspection, which could very well utilize in, oil & gas, petrochemical, power, nuclear and other industries. Parallel contents have been extracted from other courses, e.g. CSWIP and AWS-CWI to make the contents very strong and sound, benefitting the participants and making this course truly meaningful.

Course participants aspiring to be certified by American Petroleum Institute will undergo this rigorous program to get them well versed with the various code books and standards, including API Standards 577, ASME Sec IX and other applicable standards.

In summary, this API RP-577 Welding Process, Inspection and Metallurgy training course empowers participants with the knowledge in:

  • Welding techniques, welding positions, welding consumables, weld preparation
  • Basics of welding metallurgy
  • Various welding inspection, NDE methods, relative merits, demerits
  • Various welding codes, specifications and standards
  • Evaluation of welding procedure specifications and welder’s performance qualifications acc. to ASME IX
  • Evaluate the preparation of test pieces for destructive tests and verify their compliance with applicable specifications
  • Various parent materials and welding consumable (acc. to ASME codes)
  • Reviewing NDT reports on welding work; ensuring that NDT personnel are properly qualified, and that certification is relevant and valid for the testing performed drawings and specifications, having understanding of weld symbols
  • Each of the above contents are backed up with daily Mock-Up examinations and evaluations

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

Participants appearing in API 577 exam will definitely find the course content and presentation fitting to exam model and helping them to do well.

This API RP-577 Welding Process, Inspection and Metallurgy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Welding Engineers
  • Welding Inspectors
  • Welding Supervisors
  • A/Q.C personnel working in the process, oil, gas, pipeline, petrochemicals, chemicals, power industry
  • Those involved in the design, procurement, engineering construction, operation, maintenance and inspection of welded components and related facilities

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Courses be Presented?

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes: presentations comprising of:

  • Lectures
  • Concepts and Case Studies
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Questionnaires and Solutions
  • Group Work/Discussions

Organisational Impact

Organization perusing this API RP-577 Welding Process, Inspection and Metallurgy training course will benefit in a number of ways:

  • This course adds value to the skillset within an organization
  • Properly trained personnel are available to perform the required jobs
  • Improves the knowledge and experience base on related areas
  • Improves the depth and skill levels, in welding, metallurgy and inspection
  • An overall improvement in the skill database
  • Last of all, adds reliability, safety and consistency in work as related to Oil, Gas, Power and other related areas

Personal Impact

Personnel perusing this API RP-577 Welding Process, Inspection and Metallurgy training course will benefit in a number of ways: 

  • Skill improvement
  • Skill broadening
  • Confidence to perform challenging work
  • Truly and really competent for any welding and inspection related work
  • Customer confidence, right person doing the right job
  • Better decision making on critical engineering issues
  • Better contractor and personnel management

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction & Scope

  • Scope
  • Normative References
  • Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Acronyms

Welding Inspection

  • General
  • Tasks Prior to Welding
  • Tasks during Welding Operations
  • Tasks upon Completion of Welding
  • Non-Conformances and Defects
  • NDE Examiner Certification
  • Safety Precautions

Day Two: Welding Processes 

  • General
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
  • Stud Arc Welding (SW)
  • Plasma Arc Welding (PAW)
  • Electro gas Welding (EGW)

Welding Procedure 

  • General
  • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
  • Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)
  • Reviewing a WPS and PQR
  • Tube-to-Tubesheet Welding Procedures

Welding Materials  

  • P-Number Assignment to Base Metals
  • F-Number Assignment to Filler Metals
  • AWS Classification of Filler Metals
  • A-Number
  • Filler Metal Selection
  • Consumable Storage and Handling

Day Three: Welder Qualification

  • Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ)
  • Reviewing a Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ)

Non-destructive Examination

  • Discontinuities
  • Materials Identification
  • Visual Examination (VT)
  • Magnetic Particle Examination (MT)
  • Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM)
  • Liquid Penetrant Examination (PT)
  • Eddy Current Examination (ET)
  • Radiographic Examination (RT)
  • Ultrasonic Examination (UT)
  • Hardness Testing
  • Pressure and Leak Testing (LT)
  • Weld Inspection Data Recording

Day Four: Metallurgy 

  • The Structure of Metals and Alloys
  • Physical Properties
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Preheating
  • Post weld Heat Treatment
  • Hardening
  • Material Test Reports
  • Weldability of Metals
  • Weldability of high-alloy Steels

Refinery and Petrochemical Plant Welding Issues

  • Hot Tapping and In-Service Welding
  • Lack of Fusion with GMAW-S Welding Process
  • Caustic Service

Day Five: Explanations of Annexures to this RP

  • Annex A, Terminology and Symbols
  • Annex B, Actions to Address Improperly Made Production Welds
  • Annex C, Welding Procedure Review
  • Annex D, Guide to Common Filler Metal Selection
  • Annex E, Example Report of RT Results
  • API 577, Exam tips, mock up Exam
  • Summary & Feedback


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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