Damage Mechanism

Definition(s)


Damage Mechanism

Any type of deterioration encountered in the refining and chemical process industry that can result in flaws/defects that can affect the integrity of vessels (e.g. corrosion, cracking, erosion, dents, and other mechanical, physical, or chemical impacts). See API 571 for a comprehensive list and description of damage mechanisms.

Source: API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, Tenth Edition, May 2014, with Addendum May 2017. Global Standards

 

Damage Mechanism

Any type of deterioration encountered in the refining and chemical process industry that can result in metal loss/flaws/ defects that can affect the integrity of piping systems (e.g. corrosion; cracking; erosion; dents; and other mechanical, physical, or chemical impacts). See API 571 for a comprehensive list and description of damage mechanisms that may affect process piping systems in the refining, petrochemical and chemical process industries.

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