Inspectioneering
Inspectioneering Journal

The Future Direction of API RP579 and its Relationship with other API Codes and Recommended Practices

By Gerrit M. Buchheim, P.E. at Becht Engineering Co., Inc.. This article appears in the March/April 2000 issue of Inspectioneering Journal

The release of API RP 579 will bring about some changes to other existing API Codes and Recommended Practices. The long-range plan is to offer an integrated suite of API Codes and Recommended Practices, where information is presented once and the other documents refer and are linked to that information. The In-Service Inspection Codes in the US for petrochemical pressure containing equipment are:

  • API 510 - Pressure Vessels
  • API 570 - Piping
  • API 653 - Tankage, and
  • ANSI NB-23 (NBIC) - Pressure Vessels & Piping.

Up to very recently, these codes imposed an inspection interval based on equipment condition with a maximum inspection interval based on corrosion rates. API 510, 570, and 653 were revised to allow the use of Risk Based Inspection methodologies as an alternative to set inspection intervals. This is a fundamental change.

This content is available to registered users and subscribers

Register today to unlock this article for free.

Create your free account and get access to:

  • Unlock one premium article of your choosing per month
  • Exclusive online content, videos, and downloads
  • Insightful and actionable webinars
GET STARTED
Interested in unlimited access? VIEW OUR SUBSCRIPTION OPTIONS

Current subscribers and registered users can log in now.


Comments and Discussion

There are no comments yet.

Add a Comment

Please log in or register to participate in comments and discussions.


Inspectioneering Journal

Explore over 20 years of articles written by our team of subject matter experts.

Company Directory

Find relevant products, services, and technologies.

Job Postings

Discover job opportunities that match your skillset.

Case Studies

Learn from the experience of others in the industry.

Event Calendar

Find upcoming conferences, training sessions, online events, and more.

Industry News

Stay up-to-date with the latest inspection and asset integrity management news.

Blog

Read short articles and insights authored by industry experts.

Asset Intelligence Reports

Download brief primers on various asset integrity management topics.

Videos

Watch educational and informative videos directly related to your profession.

Expert Interviews

Inspectioneering's archive of interviews with industry subject matter experts.