Guidelines and Application Procedures for API - RP 578

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Guidelines and
Application Procedures for API - RP 578

Scheduled Dates

25 - 29 Sep 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
18 - 22 Dec 2023 Dubai - UAE $5,950
29 Apr - 03 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
23 - 27 Sep 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
16 - 20 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

Metallic material mix-up can lead to a large catastrophe in Oil and Gas industry, that why the American petroleum institute API created this recommended practice (API -RP 578).

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Consideration and concern due to material mix-up
  • Materials verification programs (MVP)
  • PMI Methodologies and technology
  • Evaluation of reading via the applicable standards
  • Material identification

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

At the end of this PetroKnowledge training course, you will learn to:

  • Understands the types and grades of steels
  • Verify the MTC according to ASME BPVC II
  • Learn about the different types of PMI specially (XRF & OES)
  • Know about the verification procedure against the various standards
  • Understand the documentation and record keeping of MVP records

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable for personnel who will be involved in material verification in oil & gas industry, power plants, refineries and chemical plants

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Material Engineer/Inspector
  • In-service inspection Engineer
  • PMI Technicians
  • Welding Engineers
  • Corrosion Engineers
  • Operation Engineers
  • Asset integrity Engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will combine presentations with instructor-guided interactive discussions between participants relating to their individual interests. Practical exercises, video material and case studies aimed at stimulating these discussions and providing maximum benefit to the participants will support the formal presentation sessions. Above all, the course leader will make extensive use of case examples and case studies of issues in which he has been personally involved.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Considerations and General Concerns

  • Introduction to steel metallurgy
  • Standards and specifications controlling the materials (ASME)
  • Carbon Steel Substitutions in Low-alloy Steel Systems
  • Alloy Substitutions for Carbon Steel
  • Residual Elements in Carbon Steels in Hydrofluoric Acid Alkylation Units

Day Two: Material Verification Programs

  • Asset Components Included in a Material Verification Program
  • Mill Test Reports and Usage in an MVP
  • New Construction MVP
  • Existing Installed Assets MVP
  • MVP as an Element of Maintenance Systems

Day Three: PMI Methodology and Technology

  • MVP Test Method Objectives
  • PMI Procedure
  • Personnel Qualifications
  • Chemical Analysis Techniques
  • Sorting Analysis Techniques.
  • Spectrometer Technology

Day Four: Evaluation of Testing Results and Material Identification

  • Material Acceptance Methods
  • Follow-up PMI after Discovery of a Nonconformity
  • Material Identification Process
  • Color Coding/Marking
  • Marking of Components

Day Five: Documentation and Record keeping

  • Shop and Field PMI Documentation
  • New and Existing Equipment or System Documentation
  • PMI Records




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

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How can I register for a training course?

  • 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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  • 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.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

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