The American Petroleum Institute (API) runs a certification programme for individual, especially for the in-service inspection of pressure vessels, piping and above ground Storage tanks. The API schemes are linked to specific set of API and ASME codes relating to the type of equipment covered : API 510: Pressure vessel inspector, API 570: Authorized inspector, API 653: Storage tank inspector above ground and these are the main ones. API standards are designed to assist industry professionals improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of their operations.
British Gas Approval Scheme (BGAS) addresses numerous paint types and systems used in the construction and are suitable for candidates with industrial painting. The course is largely theoretical but involves handson experience with relevant inspection equipment and bias towards British Gas / National Frid painting practices. BGAS certification has got two Grades as BGAS Gr : 3/2 and Gr : 1. BGAS Gr : 3/2 addresses importance of surface preparation on numerous of application and testing used in the Construction & Industrial segments. BGAS Gr : 1 an advanced qualification deals specifically with off shore practices to recognise laws and structures of offshore platform.