This five-day training session on Coded Design of Welded Steel Tanks for Bulk Storage by Xceed Academy will provide you with intense knowledge on API 650 welded steel tanks used for oil storage. The API 650 includes the above ground testing requirements, fabrication, erection, design, material, and cylindrical, vertical, open-and closed-tops. It also includes steel welded storage tanks in different sizes and proportions.

This Coded Design of Welded Steel Tanks for Bulk Storage course is developed to provide the participants with a thorough insight into the API 650 storage tank code. Several case studies within the course will help you understand the practical use of API 650 via numerous illustrations. It will also teach the participants about the different design options within the tank.


  • Storage Tank Introduction
  • Types and Usage of Storage Tanks
  • Specific Designs
  • Material Selection:


    • Considerate Material Property
    • Specific Acceptable Material
  • Required Mechanical Design:


    • Parameters of Mechanical Design
    • Determination of Shell Thickness
    • Required Wind Girder
    • Details in Nozzle Design
    • Requirements in Clean-Out Openings
    • Required Roof
    • Required Bottom
  • Fabrication Details:


    • Types of Welded Joints
    • Methods of Welding
    • Required Weld Detail
    • Bulk Storage Tanks’ Site Erection
  • Required Tank Foundation
  • Tank Bottom Layouts- Annular Plate and Sketch Plate
  • Merits and Demerits of the Different Types of Floating Roofs:
    • Pan Type Roof
    • Pontoon Roof
    • Double-Deck Roof
    • Floatation Tests
  • Required Inspection and Testing :


    • Types of Weld Defects
    • Method of Inspection
    • Required Inspections
    • NDT of Tanks
    • Dimensional Tolerances
    • Testing
    • Capacity Certification


The Coded Design of Welded Steel Tanks for Bulk Storage training session is developed for individuals in the petroleum industry. The personnel, like subcontractors, managers, and supervisors responsible for the API 650 tank’s construction, design, inspection, operation, regulatory compliance, and maintenance, are highly encouraged to apply for this session. This training session will also be advantageous for the engineering maintenance workers, operatives, and management staff of utility and industrial tank owners.


Different methodologies are implemented to keep the participants engaged and involved. These methods include:

  • Live Group Sessions
  • Engaging Discussions With Participants
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Professor-Led Classroom Track
  • Other Stimulating Activities Include:


    • Ice Breakers
    • Live Accounting Activities
    • Case Studies About API 650 and its Illustrations
    • Energizers
    • Video Playbacks.


Upon completing this course successfully, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the several technical terms that are used in API 650
  • Efficiently choose the accurate material and identify the required testing material
  • Design roof openings, tank shell nozzles, tank sumps, clean-out openings, and tanks for wind loads
  • Lead and execute the design of tank accessories, tank bottom, roof, and shell.
  • Proficiently conduct vacuum box tests, hydro tank testing, and pneumatic tests.
  • Effortlessly carry out dimensional inspections for the tolerances of fabrication.
  • Efficiently conduct the correct usage of welding and fabrication, including the correct and wrong in-tank erection.
  • Efficiently understand the right techniques of tank inspection and how to conduct the correct NDE inspection


During the course of the training, the participants will be assessed pre-course, during the training, and at the end of the training session via different methods that include:

  • To determine the starting level of the participants and deliver the customized training course, a pre-assessment will be carried out
  • During the training, a number of assessments are conducted through session-based reflective quizzes, practical exercises, and evaluations
  • To ensure the retention and learning of the training, end-of-course assessment is carried out in a test or exam environment