Competent Persons – Durban

This course is ideal for persons intending to work as inspectors for an Approved Inspection Authority (AIA) which has in-service inspection included in the scope of its accreditation and approval by the Department of Labour (DoL). These courses are also suitable for engineering personnel responsible for in service inspection requirements according to the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER).

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Durban Course Dates

FOUNDATION WEEK  

HRS DBN 1 DBN 2
This one week Foundation Course covers
an introduction to the common welding
processes, their application and the
defects arising; common non-destructive
testing methods, their application,
advantages and disadvantages.
40 20 – 24 Jan 06 – 10 Jul
Examination 1

PRESSURE VESSEL CORE WEEK 

HRS DBN 1 DBN 2
Pressure vessels (core week): background
to legislation; pressure equipment
regulations; codes and standards; safety
procedures and vessel entry; autoclaves;
external and internal inspections (defects
arising in service – what to look for);
failures and repairs, including specific
equipment and service conditions;
overpressure protection devices; pressure
testing; report writing; information and
discussion forum for inspection and testing
of pressure vessels.
40 24 – 28 Feb 03 – 07 Aug
Examination 1

STEAM GENERATORS CORE WEEK 

HRS DBN 1 DBN 2
Steam Generators: background to
legislation; Pressure Equipment
Regulations; codes and standards; types of
steam generators; knowledge of operation;
safety prior, during and after inspections;
external and internal inspections; failures
and repairs, including specific equipment
and service conditions; water treatments;
fire side inspection; overpressure
protection devices; appreciation of NDT
methods; pressure testing; report writing
requirements; information and discussion
forum for the inspection and testing of
steam generators.
80 16 – 27 Mar 17 -18 Sep
Examination 1

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