ASME Plant Inspector – Level I


ASME Plant inspector Level 1 is a five day, entry-level course for those wishing to consolidate their experience before moving on to ASME Level II or API inspection qualifications. It is also the main route for inspectors and technicians planning a move into plant inspection from other disciplines. Rather than focusing solely on ASME codes, our ASME Level 1 references a broad selection of multi-national inspection codes, resulting in a course that covers a wide range of international inspection practices used for various equipment items. Delegates gain extensive technical knowledge of inspection principles, frequencies and equipment damage mechanisms and, knowledge of the types and techniques of inspection. By the end of the course, delegates are able to carry out practical inspections and write narrative technical descriptions.

Learning Objectives

  • Equip professionals with the necessary plant inspection skills, thus ensuring that they are able to assess the integrity and safety of plants and equipment being used
  • To recognize plant inspectors and certify that they are competent to carry out plant in­spection responsibilities
  • To provide professional development to people wishing to start a career in plant inspec­tion or provide further training for plant operators and inspectors.


The ASME Course for plant inspection is designed for plant operators, plant engineers, ma­terial engineers, and plant inspectors who are tasked with ensuring the integrity and safety of process equipment such as pipelines, storage tanks, machinery, boilers and others. The course is suitable for various professionals such as:

  • Plant inspectors involved in manufacturing processes
  • Professionals working for inspection organizations
  • Plant safety regulators
  • Plant operators
  • Insurance companies’ employees
  • Equipment owners

The course can also be undertaken by people wishing to start a career that involves plant inspection, or other professionals wishing to move into plant inspection from another dis­cipline of plant operations.

  • The Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR)
  • Written Schemes of Examination
  • Inspection of vessels, pipework and heat exchangers
  • Basic stress and corrosion calculations
  • Basic application of API inspection codes
  • Corrosion severity & Inspection reporting