Testing

Definition(s)


Testing

Procedures used to determine pressure tightness, material hardness, strength, and notch toughness.

  • EXAMPLE: Example: Pressure testing, whether performed hydrostatically, pneumatically, or a combination of hydrostatic/pneumatic or mechanical testing.
  • NOTE: Testing does not refer to NDE using techniques such as PT, MT, etc.

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

Testing

Within this document, testing generally refers to either pressure testing, whether performed hydrostatically, pneumatically, or a combination hydrostatic/pneumatic, or mechanical testing to determine such data as material hardness, strength, and notch toughness. Testing, however, does not refer to NDE using techniques such as liquid penetrant examination (PT), magnetic particle examination (MT), ultrasonic examination (UT), radiographic examination (RT), etc.

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

Testing

Action carried out on a piece of equipment to ensure that it can perform a required function.

Source: API RP 8B, Recommended Practice for Procedures for Inspections, Maintenance, Repair and Remanufacture of Hoisting Equipment, Seventh Edition, March 2002 (Reaffirmed: August 2012). Global Standards

 

Testing

Within this document, testing generally refers to either pressure testing whether performed hydrostatically, pneumatically or a combination hydrostatic/pneumatic, or mechanical testing to determine such data as material hardness, strength and notch toughness. Testing, however, does not refer to NDE using techniques such as PT, MT, etc.

Source: API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration Downstream Segment, Ninth Edition, June 2006. Global Standards