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March/April 2000 Inspectioneering Journal
Date March/April 2000
Volume  6
Issue 2
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March/April 2000 Inspectioneering Journal Article Index


  • March/April 2000 Inspectioneering Journal

    An API task group is working on the total revision of this API reference document 571.

  • March/April 2000 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Paul Marks at NDT Training and Placement Center

    Do You Know All You Need To Know About The People Who Perform Your NDT? Could the following scenario be played out in your plant, on your equipment, on your watch? The year is 1968. The time is 3 PM on Friday. Two fairly young men are traveling east-bound on I-10 from Houston, Texas to "Off-Shore", Louisiana. The trip will take about 8 hours, six by car and two by boat. The new hire's supervisor / trainer, hands him a thin booklet that provides a brief description of the nondestructive testing method known as ultrasonics. The last few pages of the book contain glossary terms relating to the test method. The supervisor tells the trainee that he should study the material, especially the glossary terms, while they make the trip to "Off-Shore".

  • March/April 2000 Inspectioneering Journal
    By John Reynolds at Intertek

    Two API projects are co-sponsoring an effort to develop a risk based inspection (RBI) method for atmospheric storage tanks (AST). One of the projects is the long standing RBI project that is developing RBI methods for all types of pressure equipment; and the other is the more recently formed group that is focused on developing risk assessment methods for oil and gasoline terminals and other storage tank facilities. This article covers the preliminary model that has been proposed for both projects by the joint contractor for both projects, DNV. As such, this model is a draft and still undergoing review and revision by the two API project groups.

  • March/April 2000 Inspectioneering Journal
    By Gerrit M. Buchheim, P.E. at Becht Engineering Co., Inc.

    The release of API RP579 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 NB-23 (NBIC) - Pressure Vessels & Piping


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