This is an open-content collaborative encyclopedia developed specifically for inspectors, engineers, maintenance, and reliability professionals in the petroleum (downstream, midstream, upstream) and chemical processing industries. It is designed to be a collective effort of individuals and groups in the Inspectioneering Community to develop a common resource of technical knowledge and expertise. All included terms, phrases, conditions, methodologies, processes, and their definitions are intended to assist asset integrity professionals in their continuous pursuit of knowledge.

A Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs)
Acoustic Emission Testing (AET)
Advanced Ultrasonic Backscatter Technique (AUBT)
Alberta Boiler Safety Association (ABSA)
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association (AFPM)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Petroleum Institute (API)
American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Welding Society (AWS)
Amine Cracking
Ammonia Stress Corrosion Cracking
API 510 - Pressure Vessel Inspection Code
API 530 - Calculation of Heater Tube Thickness in Petroleum Refineries
API 560 - Fired Heaters for General Refinery Service
API 570 - Piping Inspection Code
API 620 - Design and Construction of Large, Welded, Low-Pressure Storage Tanks
API 650 - Welded Tanks for Oil Storage
API 653 - Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction
API 660 - Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
API 661 - Petroleum, Petrochemical, and Natural Gas Industries Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers
API 936 - Refractory Installation Quality Control - Inspection & Testing Monolithic Refractory
API Individual Certification Program (ICP)
API QUSE - Qualification of Ultrasonic Testing Examiners (Sizing)
API QUTE - Qualification of Ultrasonic Testing Examiners (Detection)
API RP 1169 - Basic Inspection Requirements for New Pipeline Construction
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 572 - Inspection of Pressure Vessels
API RP 573 - Inspection of Fired Boilers and Heaters
API RP 574 - Inspection Practices for Piping System Components
API RP 575 - Inspection Practices for Atmospheric and Low Pressure Storage Tanks
API RP 576 - Inspection of Pressure-Relieving Devices
API RP 577 - Welding Processes, Inspection, and Metallurgy
API RP 578 - Material Verification for New and Existing Alloy Piping
API RP 579 - Fitness-For-Service (FFS)
API RP 580 - Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
API RP 581 - Risk Based Inspection Technology
API RP 583 - Corrosion Under Insulation and Fireproofing
API RP 584 - Integrity Operating Windows
API RP 585 - Pressure Equipment Integrity Incident Investigation
API RP 651 - Cathodic Protection of Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tanks
API RP 75 - Developing a Safety and Environmental Management Program for Offshore Operations
API RP 754 - Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries
API RP 934 - Materials and Fabrication of Heavy Wall Pressure Vessels for High-temperature, High-pre
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
API RP 970 - Corrosion Control Documents
API TES - Tank Entry Supervisor
ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC)
ASME FFS-1 (Fitness-for-Service)
ASME PCC-1 - Guidelines for Pressure Boundary Bolted Flange Joint Assembly
ASME PCC-2 - Repair of Pressure Equipment and Piping
ASME PCC-3 - Inspection Planning Using Risk-based Methods
Asset Integrity Management (AIM)
Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL)
ASTM International
B Barrels Per Calendar Day (bpd or bbl/d)
Boiler Feed Water (BFW) Corrosion
Boiler Tubes
Brittle Fracture
Bull Plugs
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
Capital Expenditures
Carbonate Cracking
Cathodic Protection
Caustic Cracking
Center for Offshore Safety (COS)
Chemical Processing Industry
Chemical Safety Board (CSB)
Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking
CO2 Corrosion
Codes and Standards
Coke Drum
Coker Units
Composite Repair
Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
Concrete Corrosion
Condition Based Monitoring (CBM)
Condition Monitoring Locations (CMLs)
Consequence of Failure (COF)
Cooling Towers
Cooling Water Corrosion
Corrosion and Materials
Corrosion Circuit
Corrosion Control Documents (CCDs)
Corrosion Fatigue
Corrosion Loop
Corrosion Monitoring
Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)
Crude Distillation Unit (CDU)
Crude Oil Assay
D Damage Mechanisms
Data Management
Dead Legs
Delayed Coker Unit (DCU)
E Eddy Current Array (ECA)
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Electro Magnetic Acoustic Transducers (EMAT)
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Engineering and Procurement
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Erosion Corrosion
European Committee of User Inspectorates (ECUI)
Exploration and Production (E&P)
External Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking (ECSCC)
F Failure Analysis
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Fatigue (Material)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Fiber Reinforced Lining (FRP)
Fin Fan Coolers
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Fired Heaters
Fitness For Service (FFS)
Fixed Equipment
Flare Systems
Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels (FPSO)
Flue Gas Dew Point Corrosion
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU)
Furnace Tubes
G Gas Processing
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Glass-lined Equipment
Green Rot
Guided Wave Ultrasonics (GWUT)
H Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE)
Heat Affected Zone (HAZ)
Heat Exchangers
HF Alkylation Units
High Temperature Hydrogen Attack (HTHA)
Hiring and Contractors
Hot Spots
Hot Work
Hydrochloric Acid Corrosion
Hydrocracking Unit
Hydrofluoric Acid (HFA) Corrosion
Hydrogen Assisted Cracking
Hydrogen Bake-outs
Hydrogen Blistering
Hydrogen Embrittlement
Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC)
Hydrogen Stress Cracking
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Corrosion
Hydrostatic Testing
I In-line Inspection (ILI)
Industrial Cleaning
Industry Associations
Infrared Inspection
Inherently Safe Design
Injection Points
Inspection Data Management System (IDMS)
Integrity Operating Windows (IOWs)
Intelligent Pigging
Internal Rotating Inspection System (IRIS)
International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association (IPEIA)
ISO 19011-2011
ISO 55000
ISO 9000
J Joint Integrity Management
K Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
L Laser Profilometry
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Liquid Metal Cracking (LMC)
Liquid Penetrant Examination (LPE)
Long Range Ultrasonic Testing (LRUT)
M Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL)
Magnetic Particle Testing (MPT)
Management of Change (MOC)
Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP)
Meandering Winding Magnetometer Array (MWMA)
Mechanical Integrity (MI)
Mergers & Acquisitions
Metal Dusting
Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)
Mobile Apps
Naphthenic Acid Corrosion (NAC)
National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
Natural Gas Liquids (NGL)
Nondestructive Testing (NDT)
Nondestructive Testing Management Association (NDTMA)
O Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Operational Expenditures
OSHA National Emphasis Program (NEP)
P PAS 55
Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing (PAUT)
Phosphoric Acid Corrosion
Pipe Supports
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Pipeline Integrity Management
Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI)
Pitting Corrosion
Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking (PASCC)
Positive Material Identification (PMI)
Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT)
Power Generation
Pressure Relief Valves (PRVs)
Pressure Relieving Devices (PRDs)
Pressure Safety Valves (PSVs)
Pressure Vessels
Probability of Failure (POF)
Process Equipment
Process Hazards Analysis
Process Safety Incidents
Process Safety Management (PSM)
Pulse Reflectometry
Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC)
Q Quality Assurance (QA)
Quality Control (QC)
R Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
RAM Analysis
Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP)
Reformer Tubes
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC)
Remote Metallography
Remote Visual Inspection (RVI)
Repair Welds
Risk Based Process Safety
Risk Management
Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)
Root Cause Analysis
Rope Access
Rotating Equipment
Rules and Regulations
S Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS)
Small Bore Piping (SBP)
SNT-TC-1A - Personnel Qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing
Society for Protective Coatings
Source Inspection
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations
Staffing and Contracting
Steam Reformers
Stress Assisted Corrosion
Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC)
Stress-Oriented Hydrogen Induced Cracking (SOHIC)
Structural Inspection
Sulfidation Corrosion
Sulfuric Acid Corrosion
T Technology
Temper Embrittlement
Thermal Fatigue
Thickness Measurement Inspection
Thickness Monitoring
Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD)
Training and Certification
U Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
Unit Corrosion Assessments
United Steelworkers (USW)
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
V Valves
Vibration Analysis
Vibration Fatigue
Vibration Monitoring
Visual Inspection
W Weld Overlay
Wet H2S Cracking

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