An Interactive 5-Day Training Course

API RP-577 Welding Process, Inspection and Metallurgy

Examination Preparation Training Course

API RP-577 Welding Process, Inspection and Metallurgy

Course Overview

The intent of this GLOMACS 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 GLOMACS training course fulfill industry's 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 GLOMACS 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.

Training Objectives

People with sound knowledge base are assets to everyone. This GLOMACS 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, benefiting the participants and making this training 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 GLOMACS 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

Training Methodology

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 GLOMACS 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 GLOMACS training seminar 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

Who should Attend?

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

  • Welding Engineers
  • Welding Inspectors
  • Welding Supervisors
  • A/QC 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

Training Outline

: Introduction & Scope
  • Scope
  • Normative References
  • Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Acronyms
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance

GLOMACS is registered with NASBA as a sponsor of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. NASBA have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

All Training Seminars delivered by GLOMACS by default are eligible for CPE Credit.

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