Training with Versa Integrity Group

Expand your knowledge through training courses with our subject matter experts.

Versa welcomes highly specialized inspectors, corrosion engineers, chemical engineers and other professionals across the entire petrochemical industry to obtain the API 571 Corrosion and Materials certification and API 580 Risk-based Inspection as a validation of their profound knowledge of corrosion processes and Risk. RBI has quickly become one of the industry’s premiere instruments and preferred methods of inspection.

Both certifications will add significant value to your professional credentials, demonstrating to your employers and clients that you have obtained a high level of proficiency and understanding in this important field.

Our popular courses are the API certification classes (API 571 & 580). We offer classes generally in the spring and fall. Our classes and exams are NOT EASY!! Only individuals who are serious about their career should participate. We generally have a 75-80% passing rate.

Our Instructors

Marc McConnell

API RP 571 was first issued in December of 2003. Marc McConnell presented his first 571 course in 2005, 10 years ago. Since that first 571 course, he has developed an API 580 (Risk-based Inspection) course as well.

Marc has trained almost 1,000 candidates for the American Petroleum Institute (API) Inspector Certification Program exams through the US public exam prep courses alone. He also teaches his courses at the prestigious IDC Training House in Malaysia.

Marc has invested significant time in the committees that drive our industry, specifically, the American Petroleum Institute (API). Marc leadership roles on several API Committees and has been a significant contributor to the development and continual updating of the standards and recommended practices used in the oil industry. Therefore, you have the unique opportunity to learn though his involvement and experience. Learn from the person that helps to write the codes!

David Savoy

David Savoy has been in the Non Destructive Testing industry for over 40 years. His passion for the industry was the driving force behind his formation of Savoy Technical Services where as President he was responsible for the development, oversight and growth of all company services and products. Because of his insight into the world of NDT he fostered a merger with Owensby & Kritikos (O&K) to become Versa Integrity Group and remained as the President of Versa. Keeping true to his philosophy of embracing new technology he helped to train others to become accomplished technicians and professionals.

David has earned the respect of many in the NDT and Inspection field. He has functioned as the ASNT Level III for major refiners and fabricators. He has always been the hands-on professional and has always taken pride in helping to solve problems that often arise in the inspection world.

David is now the Technical Consultant for Versa integrity after retiring as President of Savoy Technical Services and Versa Integrity Group. Even in retirement, he stays active with the American Society of Nondestructive Testing as a member of the ASNT Board of Directors, ASNT Regional Director and full member of the Certification Management Council, and continues with the training of future NDT Technicians. He has held certifications as an API 510 and 570 for many years and has instructed classes for these certifications, as well as for the American Welding Society CWI.

Dave Hansen Ph. D

Materials Selection and Control of Damage Mechanisms - Instructor is Dave Hansen Ph. D. Dave has a total of fourty years in industry, service as the chief metallurgist at three major corporate units: Aramco, The M. W. Kellogg Company and Fluor Daniel - Sugar Land; one year with an industrial testing laboratory. Seventeen years as an independent consultant, primarily to the downstream petroleum industry and to process industries. Ten years of teaching and research in two state universities (tenured).

Murry Funderburg

Murry Funderburg is an expert with more than 40 years in the fields of materials engineering, failure analysis and inspection. A great teacher who makes dull technical subject comes to life with humor, enthusiasm and passion in helping others succeed. His experience includes materials selection, failure analysis, reliability assessment, and testing of equipment found in petrochemical (downstream and upstream), chemical (chlorinated hydrocarbons, inorganic and organic acids, pharmaceuticals), pollution control (thermal oxidizers, carbon bed absorbers), and equipment manufacturing (heat exchangers, air coolers).

Glenn D. Malbrue Jr.

Glenn Malbrue is certified by the American Society of Non-destructive Testing (ASNT) & the British Institute of Non-destructive Testing (BINDT) as a NDT Level III in several of the major Nondestructive Testing disciplines. Glenn also holds certification by the American Welding Society as a Certified Welding Inspector and possesses American Petroleum Institute Qualifications in Ultrasonic Detection, Sizing and UT Phased Array.

Glenn is a graduate of the Nondestructive Testing Technology program at South Louisiana Technical College - T. H. Harris Campus. Glenn has over 15 years’ experience in the non-destructive testing industry in the sectors of offshore construction, petrochemical refining, and pipeline sectors.

In the position of Corporate NDT Level III, Glenn manages and directs Versa’s NDT training program, consults with operations and end users concerning best practices, and develops code compliant solutions to meet the challenges of our clients. Glenn also functions as Versa’s Corporate Quality Director. Under the direction of Mr. Malbrue, Versa’s Quality Management Program will be certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001), which will set help Versa apart as a premiere NDT firm.

Upcoming Classes

Class Location Date
API 571 Damage Mechanisms Training Seminar LaPorte, Texas July 17, 2017
API 580 Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Training Course LaPorte, Texas July 24, 2017
UTT II Sulphur, LA August 28, 2017
API 571 Damage Mechanisms Training Seminar LaPorte, Texas October 30, 2017
API 580 Risk-Based Inspection (RBI) Training Course LaPorte, Texas November 6, 2017
PT I/II Sulphur, LA November 8, 2017

Corporate Memberships

Corporate members of API, AWS, and ASNT