Fitness-for-service Evaluation

Definition(s)


Fitness-for-service evaluation

An engineering methodology whereby flaws and other deterioration/damage contained within piping systems are assessed in order to determine the structural integrity of the piping for continued service (see API 579-1/ASME FFS-1).

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

Fitness-for-service evaluation

A methodology whereby flaws and conditions contained within an equipment item are assessed in order to determine the integrity of the equipment for continued service.

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