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API 510-2006 pdf free download.Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration.
3.1 ACFM: Alternating current field measurement. 3.2 alteration: A physical change in any component that has design implications that affect the pressure-containing capability of a pressure vessel beyond the scope described in existing data reports. The following should not be considered alterations: any comparable or duplicate replacement, the addition of any reinforced nozzle less than or equal to the size of existing reinforced nozzles, and the addition of nozzles not requiring reinforcement. 3.3 applicable construction code: The code, code section, or other recognized and generally accepted engineering stan- dard or practice to which the pressure vessel was built or which is deemed by the owner/user or the engineer to be most appropri- ate for the situation. 3.4 ASME code: refers to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code including its addenda and code cases. 3.5 authorization: Approval/agreement to perform a specific activity (e.g. repair) prior to the activity being performed. 3.6 authorized inspection agency: Any one of the following: a. The inspection organization of the jurisdiction in which the pressure vessel is used. b. The inspection organization of an insurance company that is licensed or registered to write and does write pressure vessel insurance; c. The inspection organization of an owner or user of pressure vessels who maintains an inspection organization for his equip- ment only and not for vessels intended for sale or resale; or d. An independent organization or individual that is under contract to and under the direction of an owner/user and that is recog- nized or otherwise not prohibited by the jurisdiction in which the pressure vessel is used. The owner/user’s inspection program shall provide the controls that are necessary when contract inspectors are used. 3.7 authorized pressure vessel inspector: An employee of an authorized inspection agency who is qualified and certi- fied to perform inspections under this inspection code.
3.19 engineer: Pressure vessel engineer. 3.20 examiner: A person who assists the inspector by performing specific nondestructive examination (NDE) on pressure vessel components but does not evaluate the results of those examinations in accordance with API 510, unless specifically trained and authorized to do so by the owner/user. 3.21 external inspection: A visual inspection performed from the outside of a pressure vessel to find conditions that could impact the vessel’s ability to maintain pressure integrity or conditions that compromise the integrity of the supporting structures, e.g. ladders, platforms. This inspection may be done either while the vessel is operating or while the vessel is out-of-service. 3.22 fitness-for-service evaluation: A methodology whereby flaws and conditions contained within an equipment item are assessed in order to determine the integrity of the equipment for continued service. 3.23 general corrosion: Corrosion that is distributed more or less uniformly over the surface of the metal. 3.24 hold point: A point in the repair or alteration process beyond which work may not proceed until the required inspection or NDE has been performed and documented. 3.25 imperfections: Flaws or other discontinuities noted during inspection that may or may not exceed the applicable accep- tance criteria. 3.26 indications: A response or evidence resulting from the application of a nondestructive examination. 3.27 industry-qualified UT shear wave examiner: A person who possesses an ultrasonic shear wave qualification from API (e.g. API-QUTE) or an equivalent qualification approved by the owner/user. 3.28 in-service: Designates a pressure vessel that has been placed in operation as opposed to new construction prior to being placed in service or retired vessels. A pressure vessel not in operation due to an outage is still considered an in-service pressure vessel. 3.29 in-service inspection: All inspection activities associated with a pressure vessel once it has been placed in service.

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