Changes Contained in the 10th Edition of API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration

By Vincent A. Carucci

The 10th Edition of API 510 was issued May 2014 and replaces the 9th Edition. The following summarizes several of the key changes. Please refer to the original document for details.

Section 1 – Scope

Section 2 – Normative References

The title of this section has been changed, but its intent has not. Several additional references have been added (e.g., API RP 583, RP 584, RP 585, RP 939-C, ASME PPC-2, etc.)

Section 3 – Terms, Definitions, Acronyms and Abbreviations

Here again, the title of this section has changed but its intent has not. There are now 73 definitions vs. the previous 62, and commonly used acronyms and abbreviations have been added.

Section 4 – Owner/User Inspection Organization

Section 5 – Inspection, Examination, and Pressure Testing Practices

Section 6 – Interval/Frequency and Extent of Inspection

Section 7 – Inspection Data Evaluation, Analysis, and Recording

Section 8 – Repairs, Alterations, and Rerating of Pressure Vessels