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Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 June 1997
Status: inactive
Page Count: 52
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GENERAL APPLICATION

This inspection code covers the maintenance inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating procedures for pressure vessels used by the petroleum and chemical process industries. The application of this inspection code is restricted to organizations that employ or have access to an authorized inspection agency as defined in 3.4. Except as provided in 1.2, the use of this inspection code is restricted to organizations that employ or have access to engineering and inspection personnel or organizations that are technically qualified to maintain, inspect, repair, alter, or rerate pressure vessels. Pressure vessel inspectors are to be certified as stated in this inspection code. Since other codes that cover specific industries and general service applications already exist (for example, Sections VI, VII, and XI of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and the National Board Inspection Code), the industries that fit within the restrictions above have developed this inspection code to fulfill their own specific requirements.

This inspection code applies to vessels constructed in accordance with the API/ASME Code for Unfined Pressure Vessels for Petroleum Liquids and Gases, Section VIII of the ASME Code, and other recognized pressure vessel codes; to nonstandard vessels; and to other vessels constructed noncode or approved as jurisdictional special. This inspection code is only applicable to vessels that have been placed in service (including items further described in 1.2) and have been inspected by an authorized inspection agency or repaired by a repair organization as defined in 3.15.

Adoption and use of this inspection code does not permit its use in conflict with any prevailing regulatory requirements.

SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

All pressure vessels used for Exploration and Production (E&P) service [for example, dnlling, producing, gathering, transporting, lease processing, and treating liquid petroleum, natural gas, and associated salt water (brine)] may be inspected under the alternative rules set forth in Section 8. Except for Section 6, all of the sections in this inspection code are applicable to pressure vessels in E&P service. The alternative rules in Section 8 are intended for services that may be regulated under safety, spill, emission, or transportation controls by the U. S. Coast Guard; the Office of Hazardous Materials Transportation of the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and other units of DOT; the Minerals Management Service of the U. S. Department of the Interior; state and local oil and gas agencies; or any other regulatory commission.

The following are excluded from the specific requirements of this inspection code:

a. Pressure vessels on movable structures covered by other jurisdictional regulations (see Appendix A).

b. All classes of containers listed for exemption from construction in the scope of Section VIII, Division 1, of the ASME Code (see Appendix A).

c. Pressure vessels that do not exceed the following volumes and pressures:

1. Five cubic feet (0.141 cubic meters) in volume and 250 pounds per square inch (1723.1 kilopascals) design pressure.

2. One and a half cubic feet (0.042 cubic meters) in volume and 600 pounds per square inch (4136.9 kilopascals) design pressure (see Appendix A).

FITNESS-FOR-SERVICE

This inspection code recognizes fitness-for-service concepts for evaluating in-service degradation of pressure-containing components. API RP 579 provides detailed assessment procedures for specific types of degradation that are referenced in this code.

Document History

May 1, 2014
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
General Application Coverage This inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure-relieving devices protecting...
May 1, 2014
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
General Application Coverage This inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure-relieving devices protecting...
May 1, 2014
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
General ApplicationĀ  Coverage This inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure-relieving devices protecting...
June 1, 2006
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
General Application Coverage This inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure-relieving devices protecting...
June 1, 2006
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
General Application Coverage This inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure- relieving devices protecting...
June 1, 1997
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
A description is not available for this item.
June 1, 1997
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
GENERAL APPLICATION This inspection code covers the maintenance inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating procedures for pressure vessels used by the petroleum and chemical process industries. The...
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June 1, 1997
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
GENERAL APPLICATION This inspection code covers the maintenance inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating procedures for pressure vessels used by the petroleum and chemical process industries. The...
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1 Scope 1.1 GENERAL APPLICATION This inspection code covers the maintenance inspection, repair, alteration, and re rating procedures for pressure vessels used by the petroleum and chemical process...
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June 1, 1997
Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration
1 Scope 1.1 GENERAL APPLICATION This inspection code covers the maintenance inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating procedures for pressure vessels used by the petroleum and chemical process...
June 1, 1997
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