API 510 ADDENDA 1 Addendum 1 for Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: Maintenance Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, Tenth Edition
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This inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating 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. This includes: a) vessels constructed in accordance with an applicable construction code [e.g. ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME Code)]; b) vessels constructed without a construction code (noncode vessels)-a vessel not fabricated to a recognized construction code and meeting no known recognized standard; c) vessels constructed and approved as jurisdictional special based upon jurisdiction acceptance of particular design, fabrication, inspection, testing, and installation; d) nonstandard vessels-a vessel fabricated to a recognized construction code but has lost its nameplate or stamping. However, vessels that have been officially retired from service and abandoned in place (i.e. no longer are an asset of record from a financial/accounting standpoint) are no longer covered by this "in-service inspection" code. The ASME Code and other recognized construction codes are written for new construction; however, most of the technical requirements for design, welding, NDE, and materials can be applied to the inspection, rerating, repair, and alteration of in-service pressure vessels..