The American Petroleum Institute (API) has been providing Individual Certification Programs (ICP) since 1989 as an independent and unbiased way to evaluate the knowledge and experience of inspection and technical personnel. These programs can provide certification for several different API standards.
Roles & Responsibilities of API:
- Inspect pressure vessels to determine conformance with safety laws and regulations.
- Inspect materials and evaluate design, fabrication, installation, and operation.
- Perform tests to verify the condition of equipment.
- Test meters and gauges.
- Determine extent of corrosion cracking.
- Evaluate safety devices, regulators, construction quality, and riveting, welding.
- Examine safety valves.
- Preside over installation tests.
- Record and prepare reports of inspections and investigations.
- Examine and verify permits and inspection records.
- Determine inspection schedule.
- Recommend actions to correct safety hazards.
- Inspect and evaluate gas mains to determine that rate of flow, pressure, location, construction, or installation conform to standards.
- Document and investigate accidents.
- Confer with engineers, manufacturers, contractors, owners, and operators.
- Follow up on owners with violations.