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API RP 551

Process Measurement

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 February 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 244
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This document provides recommendations about the selection and design of process measurement systems. Further, it supplies information on their implementation and commissioning. It covers the instrumentation life cycle including selection, design, installation, commissioning and operation.

It is pertinent to those involved with instrument application including design firms, owner/operators, equipment package suppliers/integrators, construction and service personnel, as well as instrument manufacturers.

Instrument systems are often a compromise between the installed performance and maintainability. A system has to balance these requirements while ensuring that basic principles are upheld. This document assists in the understanding of these principals and making proper decisions.

This recommended practice is intended to be a source of good engineering practice. Its recommendations are practical and safe, which yield consistent and effective results.

Document History

API RP 551
February 1, 2016
Process Measurement
This document provides recommendations about the selection and design of process measurement systems. Further, it supplies information on their implementation and commissioning. It covers the...
May 1, 1993
Process Measurement Instrumentation
The material in Sections 2-6 was previously presented in several sections of Part 1 of API Recommended Practice 550, which is now out of print: a. Section 2 - API Recommended Practice 550, Part I,...
May 1, 1993
Process Measurement Instrumentation
1.1 Scope The material in Sections 2-6 was previously presented in several sections of Part 1 of API Recommended Practice 550, which is now out of print: a. Section 2 - API Recommended Practice 550,...

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