Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems
|Publication Date:||1 February 2016|
API 570 covers inspection, rating, repair, and alteration procedures for metallic and fiberglass-reinforce
Process piping systems that have been retired from service and abandoned in place are no longer covered by this "in service inspection" Code. However abandoned in place piping may still need some amount of inspection and/or risk mitigation to assure that it does not become a process safety hazard because of continuing deterioration. Process piping systems that are temporarily out of service but have been mothballed (preserved for potential future use) are still covered by this Code.
The intent of this Code is to specify the in-service inspection and condition-monitoring
API 570 shall not be used as a substitute for the original construction requirements governing a piping system before it is placed in-service; nor shall it be used in conflict with any prevailing regulatory requirements. If the requirements of this Code are more stringent than the regulatory requirements, then the requirements of this Code shall govern.