Structural Minimum Thickness

Definition(s)


Structural Minimum Thickness

Minimum required thickness without corrosion allowance, based on the mechanical loads other than pressure that result in longitudinal stress. See 7.6.

  • NOTE: The thickness is either determined from a standard chart or engineering calculations. It does not include thickness for corrosion allowance or mill tolerances.

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