API 571 Corrosion & Materials
Exam Preparation Course

Course Description:

Immerse yourself in a captivating 5-day training experience, led by a certified API 571 inspector. This comprehensive course goes beyond mere lectures, incorporating interactive quizzes and sample exams to enhance your learning journey.

Our primary objective is to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the API 571 certification exam. With a carefully curated syllabus, we cover all the essential topics, ensuring you receive a well-rounded education that aligns with the exam requirements.

Course Objectives:

The core objectives of the API 571 course are as follows:

·         Understanding Damage Mechanisms: Provide a comprehensive understanding of various damage mechanisms that affect equipment and piping in the oil and gas industry.

·         Materials Selection and Behavior: Explore the properties of different materials used in industry equipment, emphasizing their behavior under various operating conditions.

·         Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation: Equip attendees with strategies to prevent and mitigate corrosion, including material selection, coatings, and cathodic protection.

·         Inspection Techniques: Familiarize participants with non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, visual inspection, and risk-based inspection (RBI) techniques.

·         Regulatory Compliance: Ensure attendees grasp relevant API standards, codes, and recommended practices related to damage mechanisms and corrosion.

Case Studies and Real-Life Examples: Use practical examples and case studies to reinforce theoretical concepts.

Course Syllabus:

Day 1:


  • An Introduction to Corrosion
    • Corrosion Control and Mitigation Methods
    • Corrosion Monitoring and Inspection Methods
    • Common Materials Used in Petroleum and Gas Refineries
    • An Introduction to Petroleum and Gas Refineries Processes
    • Classification of Damage Mechanisms in Petroleum Refineries

Day 2:


  • Mechanical and Metallurgical Failure Mechanisms
  1. Graphitization
  2. Softening (Spheroidization)
  3. Temper Embrittlement
  4. Strain Aging
  5. 885°F (475oC) Embrittlement
  6. Sigma Phase Embrittlement
  7. Brittle Fracture
  8. Creep and Stress Rupture
  9. Thermal Fatigue
  10. Short Term Overheating – Stress Rupture
  11. Steam Blanketing
  12. Dissimilar Metal Weld (DMW) Cracking
  13. Thermal Shock
  14. Erosion/Erosion – Corrosion
  15. Cavitation
  16. Mechanical Fatigue
  17. Vibration-Induced Fatigue
  18. Refractory Degradation
  19. Reheat Cracking
  20. Gaseous Oxygen-Enhanced Ignition and Combustion

Sample Quiz and Discussion

Day 3:

  • Uniform and Localized Loss of Thickness
  1. Galvanic Corrosion
  2. Atmospheric Corrosion
  3. Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
  4. Cooling Water Corrosion
  5. Boiler Water Condensate Corrosion
  6. CO2 Corrosion
  7. Flue-Gas Dew-Point Corrosion
  8. Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)
  9. Soil Corrosion
  10. Caustic Corrosion
  11. Dealloying
  12. Graphitic Corrosion

Sample Quiz and Discussion


  • High Temperature Corrosion [>400°F (204°C)]
  1. Oxidation
  2. Sulfidation
  3. Carburization
  4. Decarburization
  5. Metal Dusting
  6. Fuel Ash Corrosion
  7. Nitriding

Sample Quiz and Discussion

Day 4:

  • Environmental – Assisted Cracking
    1. Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (Cl-SCC)
    2. Corrosion Fatigue
    3. Caustic Stress Corrosion Cracking (Caustic Embrittlement)
    4. Ammonia Stress Corrosion Cracking
    5. Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME)
    6. Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE)
    7. Ethanol Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)
    8. Sulfate Stress Corrosion Cracking

Sample Quiz and Discussion


  • Uniform or Localized Loss in Thickness Phenomena
    1. Amine Corrosion
    2. Ammonium Bisulfide Corrosion (Alkaline Sour Water)
    3. Ammonium Chloride Corrosion
    4. Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) Corrosion
    5. High Temp H2/H2S Corrosion
    6. Hydrofluoric (HF) Acid Corrosion
    7. Naphthenic Acid Corrosion (NAC)
    8. Phenol (Carbolic Acid) Corrosion
    9. Phosphoric Acid Corrosion
    10. Sour Water Corrosion (Acidic)
    11. Sulfuric Acid Corrosion
    12. Aqueous Organic Acid Corrosion

Sample Quiz and Discussion

 Day 5:

Environment-Assisted Cracking

  1. Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking (PASCC)
  2. Amine Stress Corrosion Cracking
  3. Wet H2S Damage (Blistering/HIC/SOHIC/SSC)
  4. Hydrogen Stress Cracking – HF
  5. Carbonate Stress Corrosion Cracking (ACSCC)

Sample Quiz and Discussion

Other Mechanisms

  1. High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)
  2. Titanium Hydriding

Sample Quiz

Process Unit PFDs

Final Examinations & Feedback


Throughout this transformative training experience, you’ll benefit from the instructor’s wealth of experience and expertise. They will guide you through each topic, providing valuable insights, practical tips, and best practices to reinforce your understanding.

Join us on this enriching journey, where theory seamlessly integrates with practice, propelling you towards API 571 certification success and empowering you with the skills to excel in the field of asset integrity.

Who Should Attend

This course is geared toward those engineers with a minimum of 3 years of experience in oil production or  refinery sectors who are familiar with fundamentals of corrosion and electrochemistry, oil and gas production and refining operation.

The present training course will be valuable to the professionals but not limited to the following:

  • Inspectors and Engineers: Those involved in equipment inspection, maintenance, and integrity management.
  • Materials Specialists: Professionals dealing with material selection, degradation, and failure analysis.
  • Corrosion Engineers: Individuals responsible for preventing and managing corrosion
  • Industry Professionals: Anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge of damage mechanisms and corrosion in the oil and gas sector.

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Course Schedule

23rd Sep.- 27th Sep. 2024

Course Price

Regular Fee : £1399,99 (Excluded VAT)

Discounted Price (*): £1149,99 (Excluded VAT)

* Discounted price is applicable to early bird registration (before 6th September 2024) or group of 3 or more people.

** This is an online course which will be presented via Microsoft Team.