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API 653

Mass Tank’s team of qualified inspectors include multiple certified for API 653 with years of inspection experience.

API 653 is a standard that provides guidelines for the inspection of large field erected tanks. It is used by many industries, including the oil and gas industry, to ensure the tank is safe to operate.

The inspection of a pressure vessel to API 653 standards typically involves the following steps:

  1. Visual inspection: The inspector will visually inspect the vessel for any signs of damage, such as cracks, corrosion, or dents.
  2. Non-destructive testing: The inspector may use non-destructive testing methods, such as ultrasonic testing or radiography, to detect any hidden damage.
  3. Inspection of all equipment & appurtenances.

After the inspection is complete, the inspector will issue a report that details the findings of the inspection. The report will also include any recommendations for repairs or modifications that need to be made to the pressure vessel.

It is important to inspect vessels regularly to ensure their safety. API 653 provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for the inspection of field erected tanks. By following these guidelines, you can help to ensure the safety of your employees and the public.