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API 579-1 / ASME FFS-1 Power Industry Examples

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Joe Frey

Stress Engineering Services, Inc., Houston, TX

Peter Carter

Stress Engineering Services, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Paper No. PVP2010-26070, pp. 607-611; 5 pages
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Division/K-PVP Conference
  • ASME 2010 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference: Volume 6, Parts A and B
  • Bellevue, Washington, USA, July 18–22, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: Pressure Vessels and Piping Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-49255 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3878-5
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


The use of the fitness-for-service (FFS) standard API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 is increasing in the power industry. A fitness-for-service evaluation in a power plant can be performed to determine whether a unit can run safely until the next planned outage. This evaluation can save a significant amount of money. Examples of the effective application of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 in the power industry are provided in this paper.

Copyright © 2010 by ASME



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