Auxiliary Piping

Definition(s)


Auxiliary Piping

Instrument and machinery piping, typically small-bore secondary process piping that can be isolated from primary piping systems but is normally not isolated. Examples include flush lines, seal oil lines, analyzer lines, balance lines, buffer gas lines, drains, and vents.

Source: API 570, Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems, Fourth Edition, February 2016, with Addendum May 2017. Global Standards