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This Tank Entry Supervisor-API Exam Preparatory Course by Xceed Academy is designed according to the currently effective API as required by the standard Tank Entry Supervisor-API Exam Preparatory Course certification examination.

This training session covers all the features pertaining to the duties of tank entry managers and supervisors. Testing, permit systems, ventilation, recommissioning, and response activities are all part of the course. This Tank Entry Supervisor-API Exam Preparatory course also prepares the participants on how to undertake and assess the safety requirements before tank entry and the techniques of monitoring the confine places and conducting maintenance work.


  • Basics, Classifications, and Types of Storage Tanks
  • Short Overview and General Knowledge about Construction Methods
  • Effective Applicable Codes of API Exam Syllabus
  • Work Permit System
  • Several Permitting Requirements and Permits
  • Isolation and De-Commissioning of Storage Tanks
  • Hazards Identification Due to the Cleaning of Storage Tanks
  • Safe Handling and Removal of Residual Product
  • Tag Out, Lockout, and Isolation of Tank
  • Using Vacuum /Pumps for the Evacuation of Products
  • Basic Electrical Safety
  • Degassing / Inverting/ Equipment
  • Methods of Placing and Ventilating Equipment
  • De-Gassing Methods
  • Calculation of Ventilating Air Changes
  • Calculation of Flow Rates in Air Flows
  • Atmospheric and Gas Testing
  • TLV and PEL Requirements
  • Initial Assessment and Inspection for Tank Entry
  • Preparation of Floating Roof Tanks for Repairing and Cleaning
  • Returning Tanks to Service
  • OSHAS Standards for Repairing Activities and Storage Tanks Entry
  • API Rp 2015 – Cleaning and Safe Entry of Tanks Overview
  • API Rp 2016 – Guidelines for Cleaning and Entry of Storage Tanks
  • API Rp 2026 – Safe Access for Floating Roof Tanks
  • API Rp 2207 – Preparation of Tank Bottoms for Hot Work
  • API Rp 2219 – Safe Vacuum Trucks’ Operations
  • Evaluation
  • Exam
  • Resources
  • Current Developments and Trends for Robotic Inspection and Tank Cleaning


The Tank Entry Supervisor-API Exam Preparatory Course is developed by Xceed Academy for individuals in the petroleum industry. The personnel, like subcontractors, managers, and supervisors responsible for the API 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 on Tank Entry Supervision
    • Energizers
    • Video Playbacks


After completing the Tank Entry Supervisor-API Exam Preparatory Course, participants will successfully be able to:

  • Obtain deep knowledge and understanding of the recommended API practices, including 2015, 2016, 2026, 2207 & 2219
  • Develop and design tank preparatory works and cleaning concerning the safe entry and safety requirements by ensuring a safe atmosphere both outside and inside
  • Efficiently conduct entry tests, work permits, assess fitness for tank entry, and use different communication methods and take care of emergency procedures in confined places.


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:

  • A pre-assessment will be carried out to determine the starting level of the participants and deliver the customized training course
  • 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, an end-of-course assessment is carried out in a test or exam environment