Minimum Required Thickness

Definition(s)


Minimum Required Thickness

The thickness without corrosion allowance for each component of a piping system based on the appropriate design code calculations and code allowable stress that consider pressure, mechanical and structural loadings.

  • NOTE: Alternately, minimum required thicknesses can be reassessed using Fitness-For-Service analysis in accordance with 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