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Class 3 piping : on-site hydrocarbons that will not significantly vaporize

during release
auxiliary SBP associated with instruments and machinery
When selecting CMLs on threaded connections, include only those
that can be radiographed during scheduled inspections.
PRDs should be inspected, tested, and maintained in accordance
with API 576
Class 2 piping: visual inspection every 5 yrs.
repair organization shall have a fully documented quality assurance
Newly Installed Piping Systems: A corrosion rate for a piping circuit may be
calculated from data collected by the owner/user on piping systems of similar
Fitness-For-Service techniques: Pressure containing components found to
have degradation that could affect their load carrying capability shall be
evaluated for continued service. Fitness-For-Service techniques,
Piping flexibility is of increasing concern the larger the diameter of
the piping
All repair and alteration work shall be done by a repair organization as
defined and shall be authorized by the inspector prior to its commencement
All proposed methods of design, execution, materials, welding procedures,
examination, and testing shall be approved by the inspector or by the
piping engineer,
Longitudinal cracks shall not be repaired in this manner unless the
piping engineer has determined that cracks would not be expected
to propagate from under the sleeve.
The material for the repair shall match the base metal unless

If the repair area is localized (for example, pitting or pinholes) and the
SMYS of the pipe is not more than 40,000 psi

Non-welding Repairs (On-stream): During turnarounds or other

appropriate opportunities, temporary leak sealing and leak dissipating
devices, including valves, shall be removed and appropriate actions taken to
restore the original integrity of the piping system.
Hot Tapping: The inspector shall use as a minimum the Suggested Hot Tap
Checklist contained in API 2201 for hot tapping performed on piping
The closure weld) slip-on flanges for design cases up to Class 150 and 500
F (260 C);
Small Repair Patches: low-hydrogen electrodes shall be used& size of
patch not exceed pipe diameter
inspection intervals for pressure-relieving devices in typical process
services should not exceed: a) five years for typical process services, and
b) 10 years for clean (no fouling) and noncorrosive services.