Document Undocumented Pressure Vessels With INSPECT

A major compliance issue encountered in many older facilities is the lack of pressure vessel documentation. Missing nameplates, design calculations, drawings and inspection reports make it impossible to determine inspection schedules and show compliance with the PSM standard. Specifically, the Pressure Vessel Inspection Code requires pressure vessel owners to maintain permanent, progressive records as listed in API 510 Section 7.8.  INSPECT can help solve this problem in four simple steps:
  • Quickly model undocumented pressure vessels using only minimal inputs with the INSPECT Vessel Wizard. This step also creates the required ASME® design documentation. Most of the input information needed to model your vessel can be found on its U-Form. If you don’t have a U-Form, API 510 Section 7-7 gives guidance on what assumptions to make for inputs such as materials of construction and joint efficiencies. As an added convenience, INSPECT supports pressure vessels built to old ASME VIII-1 codes dating back to 1950.

  • Specify automatic or manual addition of condition monitoring locations (CML’s).

  • Use estimated corrosion rates or actual measured thicknesses to quickly produce API 510 inspection reports complete with remaining life calculations and inspection schedules.

  • Automatically generate pressure vessel as-built drawings with the Codeware Interface and its Drafter 3D feature.

To comply with OSHA 1910 and API 510, INSPECT documents undocumented pressure vessels and implements recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP)
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