Inspectioneering
Explore this topic

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.

 

Is this definition incomplete? You can help by contributing to it.

Share this Topic

Related Topics

API 560 - Fired Heaters for General Refinery Service API 579 - Fitness-For-Service (FFS) API 594 - Check Valves: Flanged, Lug, Wafer, and Butt-Welding API 620 - Design and Construction of Large, Welded, Low-Pressure Storage Tanks API 650 - Welded Tanks for Oil Storage API 661 - Petroleum, Petrochemical, and Natural Gas Industries Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers API RP 1173 - Pipeline Safety Management Systems API RP 1176 - Assessment and Management of Cracking in Pipelines API RP 538 - Industrial Fired Boilers for General Refinery and Petrochemical Service API RP 571 - Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry API RP 576 - Inspection of Pressure-Relieving Devices API RP 580 - Risk Based Inspection (RBI) API RP 581 - Risk Based Inspection Technology API RP 75 - Developing a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations API RP 939-C - Guidelines for Avoiding Sulfidation (Sulfidic) Corrosion Failures in Oil Refineries API RP 941 - Steels for Hydrogen Service at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Articles about API 660 - Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
  • Blog
    February 19, 2018

    Infrared (IR) thermometry has been used for over forty years to monitor tube metal temperatures in refining and chemical furnaces. Recently, IR thermometry has been criticized in the industry for delivering inaccurate readings; however, this is often due to poorly applied and interpreted results. Several of the most common IR measurement errors include...

    Companies
    Videos related to API 660 - Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
      White Papers related to API 660 - Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
        Downloads & Resources related to API 660 - Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
          Events related to API 660 - Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
            News related to API 660 - Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers

              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.

              Acronyms

              Commonly used asset integrity management and inspection acronyms.

              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.