API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Evaluations Paul Daniel
Perform API 653 Storage Tank Evaluations With INSPECT
API 653, “Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction”, is a standard that describes the minimum requirements for maintaining the integrity of API 650 and API 12C atmospheric pressure, aboveground storage tanks (AST) after they have been placed into service. INSPECT now features API 653 inspection data management and assessments that simplify compliance with the mechanical integrity requirements of this standard. To accomplish this, INSPECT tracks tank thickness inspection measurements and provides calculation reports that:
Provide automatic or manual CML (condition monitoring placement) placement on tank shells and floors. Inspection locations are shown on the tank model in 3D.
Perform shell out of plane settlement evaluations.
Perform tank edge settlement evaluations.
Do assessments on floor bulges. Floor bulge sizes and locations are shown on the 3D tank model.
Produce tank MRT (minimum remaining thickness) calculations.
Feature built in, fully user customizable API 653 checklists.
Determine remaining life times for storage tank shells and floors.