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API Aboveground Storage Tanks: Introduction to Standards 650 and 653

When: August 13, 2013 - August 14, 2013
Where: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Presented by H.I.R. Technology


Participate in a high-energy, interactive learning experience. Dynamic lectures give attendees the opportunity to compare notes, share ideas, and find out how others in similar situations handle the challenges you are facing.
This two-day course focuses on practical applications of the latest storage tank technology, operations, and management techniques. Course instructors with many years of experience in the construction and inspection of storage tank structures will go beyond theory to meaningful real life examples.

This training program provides a comprehensive introduction to API Standards 650 and 653.

Course Highlights:
  • A hands-on Ultrasonic Thickness Testing, performed by attendee on a UL-80 style tank set up indoors
  • Tank parts and components so you can really learn the subject matter, including real tank vents, floating roof seals, and UT gauges 
Who Should Attend:
  • A new user of API’s tank design and inspection repair standards
  • Anyone responsible for tank inspection, maintenance, regulatory, compliance or safety

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Class Location:
6430 Edwards Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario, L5T 2Y3, Canada
Phone 905-564-5529

About the Instructor
Mr. Cornell is a Tank Specialist and Industry Consultant. He has coordinated in-house API Standard 653 courses on tank inspection and repair as well as providing training on API Standards 650 and 620. He is an expert on production tanks as well as “modified 12F tanks” which may incorporate some minor alterations outside the design parameters of API 12F. Mr. Cornell is the Senior Associate Staff Member for the Transportation Safety Institute through which He is under contract to provide training to Federal and State U.S.D.O.T. Breakout Tank Inspectors on the applicable tanks regulations as related to Above Ground Storage Tanks.

For More Information
Contact John Cornell 
E-mail:  johncornell@storagetanks.info 
PhoPhone: 814-580-1380
Fax: 814-436-7463

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  • Aboveground Storage Tanks