Tank Entry Supervisor

IQC TES Course Syllabus 2023


SMART Entry Exam

The purpose of the entry exam is to establish current knowledge base of each candidate.
The entry exam score and SMART points are calculated in the candidates final grade point average.
The SMART TES entry exam identifies any misinformation, plus the strong and weak sections of each candidate.

  • The IQC TES Course and Certification is divided in 4 major sections:

    • First Section Law Code of Federal Regulations. (ACGIH, NFPA, EPA)
    • Second Section API Recommended Practices
    • Third Section IQCIA Recommended Guidelines
    • Fourth Section Practical and Field Applications
      Section 1
      Code of Federal Regulations

      • CFR 1910.38 Employee Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plans
      • CFR 1910.132-138 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment
      • CFR 1910.146 Permit-Required Confined Spaces
      • CFR 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tag out)
      • CFR 1910.1000 (and following) Subpart Z “Toxic and Hazardous Substances”
      • CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication
      • CFR 1926.400-.449 Subpart K – Electrical                                                                     
      • OSHA 3007 Ground-Fault Protection on Construction Sites – 1998 (Revised)
      • OSHA 3088 How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations -(Revised)
      • OSHA 3151-12R Personal Protective Equipment – Revised 2003
      • OSHA 3138-01R Permit-Required Confined Spaces – Revised 2004
      • OSHA 3120 Control of Hazardous Energy [Lockout/Tag out] – 2002 (Revised)
      • OSHA 3111 Hazard Communication Guidelines for Compliance – 2000
      • OSHA 3084 Chemical Hazard Communication – 1998 (Revised)
      • OSHA 3075 Controlling Electrical Hazards – 2002 (Revised)
      • OSHA 2254 Training Requirements in OSHA Standards and Training Guidelines
  • Review Federal Regulations and Publications
  • ACGIH (American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists)
    Publication Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents In the Work Environment and Biological Exposure Indices.

    Section 2
    API Recommended Practices Review

    • API 2015 – Safe Entry and Cleaning of Petroleum Storage Tanks, Planning and
      Managing Tank Entry From Decommissioning Through Re-
      commissioning.Storage Tanks
    • API 2026 – Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in
      Petroleum Service  (Cribbing with wood)
    • API Pub. 2207 – Preparing Tank Bottoms for Hot Work
    • API Pub. 2219 – Safe Operation of Vacuum Trucks in Petroleum Service
  • Section 3
  • IQCIA Recommended Guidelines
  • IQC RG  2020  Attendant, Entrant, Air System Monitor, Entry Supervisor
  • IQC RG  2025  Guidelines for Entering and Cleaning Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • IQC RG 2021 Pressure Washing and Hydroblasting
  • IQC RG  2122  Cribbing and Roof Stabilization Procedures
  • IQC RG  2123  Safe Work and Execution Plans
  • IQC RG  2124  Risk Assessments and Checklists
  • IQC RG  2125  External and Internal Floating Roof Raising
  • IQC RG  2128  Confined Space Entry Recommended Guidelines
  • IQC RG  2026  Ventilation Guidelines Air Exchange versus Circulation
  • IQC RG  2143  Bonding versus Grounding, Robots/Cannons and other
  • IQC RG  2129  Confined Space Rescue Guidelines Procedures and Plans
  • IQC RG  2130  Incident Command Systems
  • IQC RG  2101  Calculations and Formulas, Conversion Tables, Checklist and
                          Forms, Permitting
  • IQC RG 2110  Pressure washing and Hydroblasting SAFETY
  • Special Projects

  • Group Assignments  Abnormal Tank Condition Projects Teams of 2-3 candidates each are assigned to a serious tank condition such as collapsed roofs, sunk floating roofs, (SWEP, Cribbing Plan, Job Book)

National Fire Protection Agency

  • NFPA 326-     Standard for the Safeguarding of Tanks and Containers for
    Entry, Cleaning, or Repair
  • Chapter 4  –  Basic Precautions
  • Chapter 5  –  Preparation for Safeguarding
  • Chapter 6  –  Testing Procedures
  • Chapter 7  –  Control or Removal of Vapors
  • Chapter 8  –  Inspection and Certification of Tanks and Containers
  • Chapter 9 –   Procedures for Access to and Entry of Tanks
  • Chapter 10 – Cleaning Tanks and Containers

    Section 4
    Presentation Flammable Liquids and Vapors, Combustible Dusts
    Flammable Liquids, LEL, EFR, UEL, Combustible Dusts.
  • Safe Work Plan Development and Execution
    • Abnormal Tank Condition Project (SWEP, Cribbing Plan, Job Book)
    • Abnormal tank conditions samples: (sunk internal floating roof, collapsing fixed cone roof, raising a collapsed floating roof.)
      • Develop Safe Work and Execution Plan for tank project assigned
      • Complete JSA/JSC for job steps
      • Present plan to group
      • Discussions and corrections to SWEP

    Review:   Formulas, Questions and Clarifications

    Final Exam  4 hours

    Final Exam Review
    Review of missed questions on final and other questions identified by our SMART Testing will be conducted via telephone one week after course completion.