Application of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 FFS Methods to ASTs

by Joel L. Andreani, P.E. / July 2015

 

Joel Andreani presented Application of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 FFS Methods to ASTs at the NISTM 17th Annual International Aboveground Storage Tank Conference.

 

Below is a brief outline of his presentation:

 

  • API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 link to API 653…and the FFS link to Mechanical Integrity (MI) and Life-Cycle Management (LCM)
  • Basics of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1…for Tanks:
    • What Tank Damage can you assess with API 579?
    • What’s in API 579 that doesn’t apply to Tanks?
    • What is the Basic FFS Process; What Data is needed for specific assessments; What Calculations are done, type of Results, and Follow-up Monitoring?

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