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Overview of API 660 - Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers

API 660, Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers, is a standard developed and released by the American Petroleum Institute (API) that covers specific requirements for the mechanical design, material selection, fabrication, inspection, testing, and shipping of shell-and-tube heat exchangers for the petroleum and petrochemical industries. This standard applies to heaters, condensers, coolers, and reboilers.  However, API 660 is not applicable to vacuum-operated steam surface condensers or feed-water condensers.  The most recent edition (9th Ed.) was released March 2015.

 

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