API 579-1 PDF

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An Overview of API /ASME FFS Fitness-For-Service Assessment. Standard with Applications to Case. Studies. By. Mohammad M. Megahed. Professor. API /ASME FFS-1 is a standard released by API which describes FFS assessment techniques for pressure equipment used in the oil & gas industries. Introduction. API / ASME FFS-1, Fitness-For-Service, (), is an American National Standard developed and published by the.

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In the edition, the material properties are no longer in a separate annex, but are instead moved to the assessment part where they are mostly referenced. In a Level 1 assessment, surface damage, quantified by the pitted area and pit depth, is compared to standard pit charts to determine acceptability.

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GML Level 2 assessments are permitted only if certain conditions are satisfied. Becht Nuclear 36 post s. Level 1 pitting assessments are permitted only if certain conditions are satisfied. However, flexibility is provided to the user in the form of an advanced assessment level to handle uncommon situations that 579- require a more detailed analysis.

Heavy Lift 14 post s. Subscribe to this blog post Please fill in your email address to subscribe to updates from this post. Bruce Ball is a professional engineer with over 35 years consulting experience in failure analysis and inspection of plant facilities and mechanical equipment. This approach provides an entry point into the ASME or API codes refer also to Annex A wherein the pressure-containing component is reconciled or generally made equivalent to the design bases assumed for this Standard.


Note that for a Level 1 assessment, the future pitting damage FCA is assumed to be zero, e. In addition to the 5579-1 clarifications, updated references to codes and standards, several changes and additions have been made to improve the standard in its most recent update.

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Another example is the previous Annex B1, which contained the procedures for demonstrating protection against various failure modes using stress analysis, which is now under Part 2 in Annex 2D. The complete list of limitations in Parts 2 and 6 of API should be reviewed before proceeding with a Level 1 pitting assessment.

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Fitness-For-Service API 579-1/ASME FFS-1: Substantive Changes to the 2016 Edition

Key Contacts Becht Info Request. Becht Software 4 post s. Safety 10 post s. Fordelene med et abonnement:. Substantive Changes to the Edition. Becht Engineering has extensive experience and expertise in the conduct of Fitness-For-Service. However, if the pit depth exceeds the corrosion allowance, then a pitting assessment should be considered.


Litigation Support 3 post s. Substantive Changes to the Edition Fitness for Service.

If you answered yes to these questions, or if pitting corrosion due to other factors is occurring in your plant, an API FFS pitting assessment may provide an alternative to costly repairs. Magnus Gustafsson has over 10 years experience in the design and analysis of mechanical 579- and systems in the Petrochemical and Railway industries.

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Some of the limitations are:. His experience includes Fitness-for-service assessments and design support of pressurized equipment including elastic-plastic Finite Element Analysis, transient heat transfer analysis, creep, high-and low cycle fatigue, fracture mechanics, fluid surge and piping flexibility analysis.

The purpose of the document is to provide a consensus of methods to quantitatively evaluate commonly observed damage to in-service 57-1 equipment.

Read more about 57-1 software HERE. It may be used on nozzles with or without a reinforcing pad.