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Overview of ASME FFS-1 (Fitness-for-Service)

ASME FFS-1, Fitness-for-Service (FFS), is a standard published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) providing procedures for fitness-for-service assessments and/or rerating of equipment designed and constructed to recognized codes and standards, including international and internal corporate standards. The most recent version of this standard was published in July, 2016.

ASME FFS-1 covers both the present integrity of the component given a current state of damage and the projected remaining life. Qualitative and quantitative guidance for establishing remaining life and in-service margins for continued operation of equipment are provided in regards to future operating conditions and environmental compatibility. This standard can be used to evaluate flaws commonly encountered in pressure vessels, piping and tankage. The procedures are not intended to provide a definitive guideline for every possible situation that may be encountered. However, flexibility is provided to the user in the form of an advanced assessment level to handle uncommon situations that may require a more detailed analysis.

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