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 features API 653 inspection data management and assessments that simplify compliance with the mechanical integrity requirements of this standard.

INSPECT’s API 653 Implementation

  • Provides automatic or manual CML (condition monitoring location) placement on the tank shell, roof and floor.  Inspection locations are shown on the tank model in 3D.

  • Includes API 653 nozzle assessments.

  • Performs shell out-of-plane settlement evaluations.

  • Performs tank edge settlement evaluations.

  • Performs tank bottom settlement evaluations.

  • Does assessments on floor bulges.  Floor bulge sizes and locations are shown on the 3D tank model.

  • Produces tank MRT (minimum remaining thickness) calculations.

  • Features built-in, fully user customizable API 653 checklists.

  • Includes tank bottom patch plates (repair plates).

  • Supports both user defined and safeguard based internal inspection interval options.

  • Determines tank API 653 remaining life.

  • Provides an option to perform API 579 FFS assessments on storage tanks.

INSPECT Includes API 653 Storage Tank Evaluations, Inspection Data Management and Reports
INSPECT Includes API 653 Tank Bottom Patch Plates

INSPECT Featured Capabilities