Minimum design metal temperature/Minimum allowable temperature

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Minimum design metal temperature/Minimum allowable temperature

The lowest permissible metal temperature for a given material at a specified thickness based on its resistance to brittle fracture. In the case of MAT, it may be a single temperature, or an envelope of allowable operating temperatures as a function of pressure. It is generally the minimum temperature at which a significant load can be applied to a pressure vessel as defined in the applicable construction code [e.g. ASME Code, Section VIII, Division 1, Paragraph UG-20(b)]. It might be also obtained through a FFS evaluation.

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

 

Minimum design metal temperature/Minimum allowable temperature

The lowest permissible metal temperature for a given material at a specified thickness based on its resistance to brittle fracture. In the case of MAT, it may be a single temperature, or an envelope of allowable operating temperatures as a function of pressure. It is generally the minimum temperature at which a significant load can be applied to a piping system as defined in the applicable construction code. It might be also obtained through a Fitness-For-Service evaluation.

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