API SIRE – Source Inspector Rotating Equipment

Source Inspector Rotating Equipment is the second certification in the Source Inspector Suite. This certification, developed in cooperation with industry experts, focuses primarily on Rotating Equipment, including but not limited to: pumps, gears, compressors, turbines and associated appurtenances.

The certification content is used as the basis for providing a systematic approach to risk-based source inspection in order to provide confidence that mechanical rotating equipment being purchased meet the minimum requirements as specified in the project documents and contractual agreements.

The Source Inspector Examination contains 100 multiple-choice questions targeting core knowledge necessary to perform source inspection of mechanical rotating equipment. The focus of the exam is on source inspection issues and activities rather than design or engineering knowledge contained in the reference standards.

The bulk of the questions address mechanical rotating equipment inspection/surveillance which are typically known by persons who have experience working as source inspectors or persons intending to work as source inspectors who have studied the material during their exam preparation.

The scope of the syllabus is expansive, covering topic such as inspection planning, source inspection performance, materials, non destructive testing and manufacturing.