API RP 574

Inspection Practices for Piping System Components, Third Edition (Recommended Practice)

This recommended practice (RP) supplements API 570 by providing piping inspectors with information that can improve skill and increase basic knowledge and practices. This RP describes inspection practices for piping, tubing, valves (other than control valves), and fittings used in petroleum refineries and chemical plants. Common piping components, valve types, pipe joining methods, inspection planning processes, inspection intervals and techniques, and types of records are described to aid the inspector in fulfilling their role implementing API 570. This publication does not cover inspection of specialty items, including instrumentation and control valves.

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API RP 572

Inspection Practices for Pressure Vessels, Third Edition (Recommended Practise)

API Recommended Practice 572 covers the inspection of pressure vessels. It includes a description of the various types of pressure vessels (including pressure vessels with a design pressure below 15 psig) and the standards for their construction and maintenance.

RP 572 also includes reasons for inspection, causes of deterioration, frequency and methods of inspection, methods of repair, and preparation of records and reports.

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API Std 2000

Venting Atmospheric and Low-pressure Storage Tanks, Sixth Edition (Identical Adoption of ISO 28300:2008)

Sixth edition of API Std 2000 was published in November 2009 by API. It adopts international standard ISO 28300 into API.

This International Standard covers the normal and emergency vapour venting requirements for aboveground liquid petroleum or petroleum products storage tanks and aboveground and underground refrigerated storage tanks, designed for operation at pressures from full vacuum through 103,4 kPa (ga) [15 psig]. Discussed in this International Standard are the causes of overpressure and vacuum; determination of venting requirements; means of venting; selection, and installation of venting devices; and testing and marking of relief devices.

This International Standard is intended for tanks containing petroleum and petroleum products but it can also be applied to tanks containing other liquids; however, it is necessary to use sound engineering analysis and judgment whenever this International Standard is applied to other liquids.

This International Standard does not apply to external floating-roof tanks.

This edition of API Std 2000 is the identical national adoption of ISO 28300:2008, Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries-Venting of atmospheric and low-pressure storage tanks.

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API 570

Piping Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Repair, and Alteration of Piping Systems, Third Edition

In November 2009 American Petroleum Institute (API) published third edition of API 570.

API 570 covers the inspection, rating, repair, and alteration procedures for metallic and FRP piping systems and their associated pressure relieving devices that have been in-service.

The intent of this code is to specify the in-service inspection and condition-monitoring program that is needed to determine the integrity of piping. That program should provide reasonably accurate and timely assessments to determine if any changes in the condition of piping could possibly compromise continued safe operation.

API 570 was developed for the petroleum refining and chemical process industries but may be used, where practical, for any piping system. It is intended for use by organizations that maintain or have access to an authorized inspection agency, a repair organization, and technically qualified piping engineers, inspectors, and examiners.

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Addendum 1 to GPTC Guide for Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems (ANSI Z380.1-2009), 2009 Edition

This document is Addendum 1 to AGA Z380109, GPTC Guide for Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems (ANSI Z380.1-2009), 2009 Edition

It was published in October 2009 by American Gas Association (AGA).

About AGA Z380109:
This guide contains the U.S. DOT Pipeline Safety Code Title 49-Part 191 and Part 192, plus guide material prepared by the Gas Piping Technology Committee accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The guide is continuously updated by the GPTC which issues addenda on a periodic basis. These addendums will include new or revised guide material, as well as updates to Parts 191 and 192. Purchasers of the 2009 edition will automatically receive notification of the availability of the addendums, which will be made available in hard copy and downloadable formats.

Keywords: GPTC, Z380.1-2009, X60306

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NSF Drinking Water Additives Standards Set – 2009a

This set includes standards NSF 60 and NSF 61. NSF 60, Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects is the nationally recognized health effects standard for chemicals which are used to treat drinking water. NSF 61, Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects is the nationally recognized health effects standard for all devices, components and materials which contact drinking water. By buying this set you could save up to USD 50.

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NSF/ANSI 169 : 2009

Special purpose food equipment and devices

3rd edition of standard was published by NSF international in August 2009.

This Standard establishes minimum food protection and sanitation requirements for the materials, design, fabrication, construction, and performance of special purpose food handling and processing equipment and devices not fully covered by other individual standards.


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NSF/ANSI 61 : 2009

Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects

This 28th edition was published by NSF international in August 2009. It has 196 pages.

This Standard establishes minimum health effects requirements for the chemical contaminants and impurities that are indirectly imparted to drinking water from products, components, and materials used in drinking water systems. This Standard does not establish performance, taste and odor, or microbial growth support requirements for drinking water system products, components, or materials.

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ISO 31000:2009

Risk management – Principles and guidelines

Published by ISO in November 2009.

ISO 31000:2009 provides principles and generic guidelines on risk management.

ISO 31000:2009 can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual. Therefore, ISO 31000:2009 is not specific to any industry or sector.

ISO 31000:2009 can be applied throughout the life of an organization, and to a wide range of activities, including strategies and decisions, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services and assets.

ISO 31000:2009 can be applied to any type of risk, whatever its nature, whether having positive or negative consequences.

Although ISO 31000:2009 provides generic guidelines, it is not intended to promote uniformity of risk management across organizations. The design and implementation of risk management plans and frameworks will need to take into account the varying needs of a specific organization, its particular objectives, context, structure, operations, processes, functions, projects, products, services, or assets and specific practices employed.

It is intended that ISO 31000:2009 be utilized to harmonize risk management processes in existing and future standards. It provides a common approach in support of standards dealing with specific risks and/or sectors, and does not replace those standards.

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ISO 9004 : 2009

Managing for the sustained success of an organization – A quality management approach

This new standard was published in November 2009 by International Organization for Standardization.

This third edition of ISO 9004 has been updated to include information on managing for the sustained success of an organization. The standard has had substantial changes made to its structure and contents.

What is sustained success?

The sustained success of an organization is the result of its ability to achieve and maintain its objectives in the long-term. The achievement of sustained success for any organization is a complex and demanding challenge in an ever-changing environment.

How can sustained success be achieved?

  • By meeting the needs and expectations of your customers
  • By the effective management of your organization
  • Through awareness of your organization’s environment
  • By learning and improving.

How can ISO 9004 help?

ISO 9004 will provide your organization with guidance and support to achieve sustained success by a quality management approach. It can be used by any organization, regardless of size, type and activity.

ISO 9004 promotes self-assessment as an important tool for the review of the maturity level of your organization. It covers leadership, strategy, management system, resources and processes, to identify areas of strength and weakness and opportunities for improvements and innovations.

ISO 9004 provides a wider focus on quality management than ISO 9001. It addresses the needs and expectations of all relevant interested parties. It also provides guidance for the systematic and continual improvement of your organization’s overall performance.

ISO 9004 can be used alongside ISO 9001 and other management system standards, but can also be used independently.

ISO 9004 is not intended for certification, regulatory or contractual use.

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