API Training & Practice

API Training & Practice

Sonaspection manufactured all the original qualification specimens for API examinations, these specimens are
ideal for training and pre-qualification practice.

Sonaspection manufactured all the original qualification specimens for API examinations, these specimens are manufactured to API requirements.

Our sets are available as either training/practice sets or examination sets. In both cases the specimens are manufactured to API requirements.

Training/practice sets: Are supplied with ‘limited’ documentation - ultrasonic reports and CAD drawings to show the flaw details.

Examination sets: Comprehensive documentation package including photographs of flaws, material and welding consumable certifications, flaw size statements, radiographs etc. exactly as supplied to API / EPRI for their qualification specimens.

THE SET INCLUDES THESE FOUR SPECIMENS
(AS RECOMMENDED BY API):

  • 1 0.5” Thick plate weld with single vee weld (0.5” x 9.0” x 15.0” weld length)
  • 1 1” Thick plate weld with double vee weld (1.0” x 12.0” x 15.0” weld length)
  • 1 8” Diameter Sch. 80 (0.5” wall) x 12” long pipe weld (360º)
  • 1 12” Diameter Sch. 80 (0.688” wall) x 14” long pipe weld (180º)

Flaw size tolerance +/- 0.080”

The specimens will contain these type of flaws (as recommended by API)

  • Porosity
  • Slag Inclusions
  • Lack of Fusion
  • Lack of Penetration
  • Root & Toe Cracks
  • Centerline Cracks

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Customer Reviews

'Sonaspection have been manufacturing test pieces for us for over 25 years, they produce work to the highest standard and we trust them with our most complicated contracts. They continue to push the boundaries on the defected welds they re-create, this has been especially true during the current Hinkley Point C project.'

Inspection Validation Centre – Wood. (Formerly AMECFW)

UK Office

UK Office

10 Woodgate
White Lund Industrial Estate
Lancaster
LA3 3PQ
United Kingdom

T +44 (0)1524 34991
F +44 (0) 152 438 1488
E sonaspection@imeche.org

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USA Office

USA Office

6821 Belt Road
Concord
NC 28027
USA

T +1 704-262-3384
F +1 704-262-3387
E sonaspection_usa@imeche.org

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