The American Petroleum Institute’s authorized pressure vessel inspectorsmust have a broad knowledge base relating to maintenance, inspection, repair,and alteration of pressure vessels. The API Pressure Vessel InspectorCertification examination is designed to determine if individuals have such knowledge.
The program benefits employers and the industry as a whole by helping to:
• Improve management control of process unit operation, repair, andmaintenance
• Reduce the potential for inspection delays
• Provide a continued high level of safety through the use of highlyspecialized and experienced inspectors
API 510 certification is valid for a three-year term.