API 579 Part 12 Dent Gouge Combination on Piping Complies with RAGAGEP
INSPECT Extends Vessel Life by Re-rating Old Pressure Vessels per NBIC 3.4 (RAGAGEP)

INSPECT Software Helps Prove RAGAGEP Compliance

  • Meet the Mechanical Integrity requirements of OSHA1910.119 (j) and EPA Title 40 part 68.73
  • Comply with OSHA’s interpretation of RAGAGEP as it relates to process equipment.

  • Address the Fitness-for-Service (FFS) requirements of API 579-1.
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All API 579-1 flaw types are shown on the 3D model in INSPECT (RAGAGEP)


  • Using the correct Code allowable stresses, joint efficiencies and equations when determining tmin’s.

  • Considering all the loads acting on the equipment. In addition to pressure these include liquid static head, weight, wind and seismic loads on the pressure vessel and its supports as well as (piping) loads on nozzle attachments.

  • Considering brittle fracture as a failure mode for carbon steel equipment using ASME VIII-1 paragraph UCS-66 or API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 3.  This may, for example, affect equipment start-up and field hydrotest conditions.

  • Implemented in INSPECT Software.


  • Simplistic internal pressure formulae for calculating tmin or ignoring the external pressure tmin (a very involved calculation).
  • Nozzle tmin’s arrived at by only considering ASME VIII-1 paragraph UG-45. Area replacement (UG-37), proximity to other openings and more must be taken into account.

  • Black box computer reports with no way of verifying (auditing) the correctness and completeness of the ASME and API calculations performed.

  • Having no ability to perform fitness-for-service (FFS) assessments.  Most competing Inspection Data Management Systems (IDMS) only consider general metal loss. General metal loss is, however, not the only in-service damage experienced by process equipment.  Without FFS, how does your company ensure that it is safe to continue operating equipment with pitting, local thin areas, cracks, dents and gouges etc.?

INSPECT Featured Capabilities

Part 3 API 579 Part 3 Ensure your operating procedures limit the risk of brittle fracture by automatically running Part 3 assessments. API 579-1 Part 3 MAT Curves Part 4 and 5 API 579 Part 4 & 5 Perform general and local metal loss assessments and quickly generate detailed reports. INSPECT performs API 579 FFS assessments and shows flaws on the 3D model Part 6 API 579 Part 6 INSPECT performs level 1, 2 and 3 pitting assessments and generates detailed API 579 reports with a click of a button. Combined Pitting and Local Metal Loss Flaws are Considered Part 7 API 579 Part 7 Perform Level 1 and 2 assessments from Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) and Hydrogen Blister damage. API 579-1 Part 7 Hydrogen Cracking and Blister Damage Part 8 API 579 Part 8 Ensure that vessels subject to external pressure are within the allowed roundness tolerance with out-of-roundness assessments. API 579-1 Part 8 Out of Roundness Part 9 API 579 Part 9 Crack assessments quickly determines which crack-like flaws can be safely left in service and which require more investigation. API 579-1 Part 9 Crack-like flaw assessment Part 10 API 579 Part 10 Perform creep damage assessments by recording equipment operating histories and calculations. API 579-1 Part 10 Creep Damage Part 11 API 579 Part 11 Perform fire damage assessments and document conclusions in a consistent series of data entries and reports. API 579-1 Part 11 Fire Damage Assessments Part 12 API 579 Part 12 Perform Part 12 assessments and generate detailed API 579 reports. Level 1 and 2 dent, gouge and dent-gouge combinations are available. API 579-1 Part 12 dialog Part 13 API 579 Part 13 Model laminations and provide rapid results so you can make the necessary mediation decisions with confidence API 579-1 Part 13 Lamination Diagram API 510 API 510 Address in-service activities such as inspection, remaining life determination and repair. API 510 API 570 API 570 3D inspection data management and calculations simplify compliance with the requirements of the API-570 Code. API 570 API 653 API 653 Track tank thickness inspection measurements and provide calculation reports. API 653 Storage Tank Evaulations Gage Gage Integration Set up and retrieve inspection grids from thickness gages fast and easy. Thickness Gage Integration in INSPECT OSHA OSHA 1910 Meet the Mechanical Integrity requirements of OSHA1910.119 (j) and EPA Title 40 part 68.73. OSHA standards in COMPRESS Undocumented Undocumented Vessels Pressure Vessel Inspection Code requires owners to maintain permanent, progressive records as listed in API 510 Section 7.8 Undocumented Vessels in INSPECT IDMS The INSPECT IDMS Show condition monitoring locations (CML’s) and API 579-1 flaws directly on pressure equipment models. Inspection Data Monitoring System IDMS MSOT Auto-Refrigeration MSOT curves are employed to determine which process conditions put equipment at risk of failure by brittle fracture. Minimum Safe Operating Temperature (MSOT) curve in INSPECT Older Codes Old ASME® Codes Supported Increase vessel life automatically by using the higher allowable stresses per NBIC Section 3.4. Codes menu API 510 Pressure Relieving Devices Easily model pressure relieving devices (PRDs) on your fixed equipment. Easily model pressure relieving devices (PRDs) with INSPECT Excel Integration Excel Integration Export and import thickness inspection grids to and from Microsoft Excel. Excel Integration with INSPECT