Inspection Practices for Piping System Components

Published by American Petroleum Institute, 11/01/2016


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API RP 574, November 2016 – Inspection Practices for Piping System Components

This recommended practice (RP) supplements API 570 by providing piping inspectors with information that can improve skill and increase basic knowledge of inspection practices. This RP describes inspection practices for piping, tubing, valves (other than control valves), and fittings used in petroleum refineries and chemical plants.

Common piping components, valve types, pipe joining methods, inspection planning processes, inspection intervals and techniques, and types of records are described to aid the inspectors in fulfilling their role implementing API 570.

This publication does not cover inspection of specialty items, including instrumentation, furnace tubulars, and control valves.

General Product Information:

Revision 4th Edition
Document Type PDF
Pages 122
Document Language English
Publisher American Petroleum Institute (API)
Status Current


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