An Overview of API /ASME FFS Fitness-For-Service Assessment. Standard with Applications to Case. Studies. By. Mohammad M. Megahed. Professor. API /ASME FFS-1 is a standard released by API which describes FFS assessment techniques for pressure equipment used in the oil & gas industries. Introduction. API / ASME FFS-1, Fitness-For-Service, (), is an American National Standard developed and published by the.
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The purpose of the document is to provide a consensus of methods to quantitatively evaluate commonly observed damage to in-service pressure equipment.
Since it was first issued by API inthis Fitness-For-Service standard has been used worldwide as a means of evaluating whether pressure equipment was fit for continued service, and in many cases, for how long.
This standard has been used to avoid costly and unnecessary unplanned outages, while maintaining safe and reliable equipment.
Article 3, API 579-1: Fitness-For-Service (FFS) – Nozzle Assessment
The Second Edition was released infollowed by the most current release apii the document in June of In addition to the many clarifications, updated references to codes and standards, several changes and additions have been made to improve the standard in its most recent update. In the edition, the material properties are no longer in a separate annex, but are instead moved to the assessment part where they are mostly referenced.
For example, material data needed for creep assessments – Part 10 — are now found in Annex 10B. Another example is the previous Annex B1, which contained the procedures for demonstrating protection against various failure modes using stress analysis, which is now under Part 2 in Annex 2D.
Several of the assessment methodologies are no longer shown in full, e. Becht Engineering has extensive experience and expertise in the conduct of Fitness-For-Service.
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