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Inside API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration, 10th Edition, May 2014 with Addendum 1, May 2017 has stated:

1.1.1 Coverage

This inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration and re-rating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure-relieving devices protecting these vessels.

This inspection code applies to all hydrocarbon and chemical process vessels that have been placed in service unless specifically excluded per 1.2.2; but it could also be applied to process vessels in other industries at owner/user discretion.

Four Main Scopes of API 510

  1. Re-rating

A change in either the temperature ratings or the maximum allowable working pressure roting of a vessel or a change in both.

2. Repair

The work necessary to restore a vessel to a condition suitable for safe operation at the design conditions.

3. Inspection

An employee of an authorized inspection agency who is qualified and certified inspections under this inspection code, including Annex B. Whenever the term ‘inspector’ is used in API 510, it refers to an authorized pressure vessel inspector.

4. Alteration

A physical change in any component or a re-rating that has design implications that affect the pressure-containing capability of a pressure vessel beyond the scope of the items described in existing data reports.

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