Authorized Piping Inspector
An employee of an owner/user organization or authorized inspection agency (3.1.6) who is qualified and certified by examination under the provisions of Section 4 and Annex A and is able to perform the functions specified in API 570 where contracted or directed to do so. An NDE examiner is not required to be an authorized piping inspector. Whenever the term inspector is used in API 570, it refers to an authorized piping inspector.
Source: API 570, Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems, Fourth Edition, February 2016, with Addendum May 2017. Global Standards