Examination Point

Definition(s)


Examination Point

recording point

measurement point

test point [test point is a term no longer in use as test refers to mechanical or physical tests (e.g. tensile tests or

pressure tests)]

An area within a CML defined by a circle having a diameter not greater than 3 in. (75 mm) for pressure vessels. CMLs may contain multiple examination points, for example, a vessel nozzle may be a CML and have multiple examination points (e.g. an examination point in all four quadrants of the CML on the nozzle).

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

Examination Point

Recording point measurement point test point. A specific location on a piping system to obtain a repeatable thickness measurement for the purpose of establishing an accurate corrosion rate. CMLs may contain multiple examination points.

  • NOTE: Test point is a term no longer in use as “test” in this Code refers to mechanical or physical tests (e.g. tensile tests or pressure tests).

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