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API Inspector Toolbox - Enterprise Edition User Manual
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION Design Codes File Cabinet Engineering Data AST Calculations Shell Calculations Shell VDP (Variable Design Point) Calculations Appendix M Evaluation Appendix V Evaluation Appendix F Evaluation Atmospheric Roof Calculation Floor MRT Calculation Shell Settlement Survey Calculation Bottom Edge Settlement Evaluation Floor Bulge/Depression Evaluation AST Seal Inspection Nozzle Reinforcement Evaluation AST Venting Calculations Wind Loads Horizontal Tank Calculations Fillet Welded Patch Calculation Component Remaining Life Engineering Calculations PV Calculation Menu PV Calculations General Instructions Cylindrical Shell Calculations Spherical Shell Calculations Conical Shell Calculations Braced Surfaces Calculations Dimpled Jacket Calculation Half Pipe Jacket Calculation Formed Heads Calculation (Ellip, Tori. and Hemi.) Head Data Toriconical Head Calculations Flat Head Calculations Flat Non Round Cover Calculations Nozzle Calculations App 2 Flange Calculations Stnd Flanges Bolting Tube Calculations Tube Sheet Calculations Floating Cover Calculations Horizontal Tank Calculations Pg 7 Pg 8 Pg 9 Pg 11 Pg 12 Pg 13 Pg 15 Pg 17 Pg 21 Pg 23 Pg 25 Pg 27 Pg 30 Pg 32 Pg 35 Pg 37 Pg 40 Pg 41 Pg 45 Pg 47 Pg 50 Pg 53 Pg 55 Pg 59 Pg 60 Pg 64 Pg 69 Pg 72 Pg 72 Pg 72 Pg 73 Pg 75 Pg 80 Pg 80 Pg 81 Pg 83 Pg 84 Pg 85 Pg 86 Pg 88 Pg 89 Pg 92 Pg 93 Pg 94 Page 2

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Tower Load Calculations Fillet Welded Patch Calculations Expansion Joint Evaluation MDMT Evaluation API-510 Remaining Life Calculation Engineering Calculations Rerate Cover Page Pipe Calculation Menu Pipe Calculations General Instructions Pressure Calculations Pipe Support Calculations Branch Reinforcement Calculations Blind Flanges Calculations App 2 Flange Calculations Pipe Standards Bolting Fillet Welded Patch Calculations Expansion Joint Evaluation API-570 Remaining Life Calculation Conversions Engineering Calculations Material Specifications Weld Rods Modulus of Elasticity Thermal Coefficient of Expansion Product Data (i.e. SG) Pipe Standards Class Ratings and Flange Sizes Class Ratings Weld Neck (WN) Flange Data Long Weld Neck (LWN) Flange Data Carbon Steel (CS) Pipe Size Data Stainless Steel (SS) Pipe Size Data Aluminum (Alum) Pipe Size Data Practical Minimum Thickness (tmin) Data Pipe Stress Tables Bolting Data Gasket Data Insulation Flange Weight Valve Weight Pipe Specs Tube Gage Size MDMT PWHT

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Definitions Coatings Sheet Metal Data Process Specs API 653 AST Inspection Module Repair Specifications 1. General 2. Nozzle Installation, 3. Repad Installation 4. Nozzle Removal 5. Shell Insert, 6. Lap Patch 7. Shell Attachment 8. Support Pads 9. Weld Repairs/Weld Overlay 10. Liner Inst/Repair 11. NDE Forms

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Inspection Forms (Field Forms) Pg 149 1. Checklists: A. API C-1 In-Service Inspection Checklist, B. API C-2 Out-of-Service Inspection Checklist C. STI Inspection Checklist 2. CML Field Data Collection Sheets (Components and Nozzles): 3. Shell layout Coordinates Data Sheet: 4. Seal Inspection Field Data Sheet: 5. Shell Settlement Survey Field Data Sheet: 6. NDE Field Data Sheet: (Hydro Test form, MT Exam Form, PT Exam Form) 6. AST Repair Hold Point A. Floor, B. Shell, C. Roof AST Hydrostatic (Hydro) Test Calculations API 653 Inspection Report Builder Export/Import Reports Report Config / Appendix Report Component CML Record Report Nozzle CML Record Report Nozzle Calculations Report Shell Calculations Report Roof Calculations Report Floor MRT Calculations Report Shell Settlement Survey Calculations Report Write-up & Recommendations (Exec. Summary) Pg 154 Pg 157 Pg 159 Pg 161 Pg 163 Pg 165 Pg 167 Pg 170 Pg 172 Pg 174 Pg 177 Pg 179

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Report Check List Pg 181 Report NDE MT/PT Records Pg 173 Report Shell AutoCAD Inspection Drawings Pg 185 Report Roof/Floor AutoCAD Inspection Drawings Pg 192 Report Inspection Photographs Pg 198 API 510 PV Inspection Module Pg 200 Engineering Data Pg 203 Repair Specifications Pg 203 Welding Pg 203 Inspection Forms (Field Forms) Pg 206 1. API 510 Checklist 2. PV CML Field Data Collection Sheets 3. PV Boiler Plate Templates Dwg 4. NDE Field Data Sheet: (Hydro Test form, MT Exam Form, PT Exam Form) AST Hydrostatic (Hydro) Test Calculations Pg 208

API-510 PV Inspection Report Builder Pg 211 Export/Import Reports Pg 215 Report Config / Appendix Pg 217 Report Component CML Record Pg 218 Report Cylindrical Shell Calculations Pg 222 Report Head Calculations Pg 229 Report Nozzle Calculations Pg 236 Report Write-up & Recommendations (Exec. Summary) Pg 238 Report Check List Pg 240 Report NDE MT/PT Records Pg 241 Report Supplementary Calculations Pg 241 Report AutoCAD Inspection Drawings Pg 241 Report Inspection Photographs Pg 243 API 570 Piping Inspection Module Pg 244 Engineering Data Pg 247 Repair Specifications Pg 247 Inspection Forms (Field Forms) Pg 247 1. API 570 Checklist 2. Pipe CML Field Data Collection Sheets 3. Pipe Iso Template Dwg 4. NDE Field Data Sheet: (Hydro Test form, MT Exam Form, PT Exam Form) AST Hydrostatic (Hydro) Test Calculations API-570 PV Inspection Report Builder Export/Import Reports Report Config / Appendix Pg 251 Pg 254 Pg 258 Pg 260

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© Technical Toolboxes.. 2010 Report Component CML Record Report Pipe Calculations Report Write-up & Recommendations (Exec. Summary) Report Check List Report NDE MT/PT Records Report Supplementary Calculations Report AutoCAD Inspection Drawings Report Inspection Photographs Contacts Index Pg 261 Pg 264 Pg 266 Pg 268 Pg 269 Pg 269 Pg 269 Pg 270 Pg 271 Pg 272 Page 6 . Inc.

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ASME Section I. Report Builder module and other modules. To access the code files from the front page. The “Design Code” is a module that allows users to save an Adobe Code file to a sub folder of the API Toolbox Program so that the link can be accessed from within the API Toolbox Program. 1) Open the Code File of interest (i.© Technical Toolboxes.pdf) and choose “Save as” 2) Open path to Inspectors Toolbox Program files (i. "C:\Technical Toolboxes.pdf) to “save as”. Design Code Menu The Design Code module aids in centralizing code files and saving access time. 2010 Design Codes Figure DSN-1. ASME V.. ASME IX. choose pull down icon “Design Codes” then click on Code Association such as ASME or API. API-653..e.e. API-570. ASME II. The Code module can be accessed from the Front Page. then the Code of choice such as: ASME I. Inc\API 653 Inspectors Toolbox\"Codes) 3) Choose the file (ASME I. API-510. Inc. ASME VIII D1. et Page 8 .

Excel or Adobe file to a sub folder of the API Toolbox Program so that the link can be accessed from within the API Toolbox Program. File Cabinet Selection Users may want to develop documents in Word. 1. 2010 File Cabinet Figure FC-1. Open the document of interest and choose “Save as” Page 9 . The File Cabinet aids in centralizing files and saving access time..© Technical Toolboxes. Excel and Adobe place holder files or to save a preexisting Word. Inc. To develop a file in Word or Excel from the front page choose [File Cabinet] then click on one of the unused files (file 1. The “File Cabinet” is a module that allows users to develop documents using existing Word. file 2 etc). To replace the existing place holder document with the document of your choice. Excel or Adobe for use in facilitating inspection or engineering projects or may already have files that are used often in association with API inspections or reliability engineering and may desire to access them via the API Toolbox Program during an MI evaluation. Enter document title in control form next to appropriate file no. use the existing linked document to write or produce the desired document.

e. Open path to Inspectors Toolbox Program files (i... Enter Document Title in control form next to associated File No in the File Cabinet form.e. Choose an unused file (i. Inc\API 653 Inspectors Toolbox\MS Word Docs”) 3. Inc. File 2 etc. 4.) to “save as” that associates with the placement you desire from the control form. Page 10 . "C:\Technical Toolboxes.© Technical Toolboxes. File 1. 2010 2.

To access the Engineering Data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on file of choice (AST Calculations. Engineering Data Selection The Engineering Data module can be accessed from the Front Page. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. Product Data.) Page 11 . PV Calculations. 2010 Engineering Data Figure ED-1.. Material Spec. Report Builder module and other modules. et. Pipe Calculations. Piping Standards.

Page 12 . Inc. To access the AST Calculations..© Technical Toolboxes. AST Calculations Menu The AST Calculations module can be accessed from the Front Page. from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [AST Calculations] then choose from list of calculations. 2010 AST Calculations Menu Figure ED-AST-1. Report Builder module and other modules.

Shell Calculation Data Entry Form The Shell Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. Begin performing Shell Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. 2010 Shell Calculations (Vertical ASTs) Figure ED. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text.. Report Builder module and other modules.© Technical Toolboxes.AST-2. Variable definitions are given in the table at bottom right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Page 13 . To access the Shell Calculations from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [AST Calculations] and then choose [Shell Calculations] from list of available calculations. Inc.

click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. just enter the number (8)) as it is used to calculate H (Fill height minus all Crs H values below course of interest) Age variable is a single number (i. Page 14 .e.). The material selection accesses a material list from API-650 but other material may be entered. If a material not on the default list is used then the material stress will have to be entered via the yellow cell under [Alt S] next to the default stress (S) cell. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. 13. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. the form will automatically calculate the stress values to be used for the applicable courses in accordance with API-653. Inc. The joint efficiency can be determined from table 4-2 in lower left hand corner. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. once chosen. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. using the nominal minus the corrosion allowance to determine tmin) the user may enter that value in the yellow cell under Alt tmin.e. “Crs H” is the measured height of the course of interest in feet (i. The user must select the material from the pull down which. If that is the case. Where there are circumstances that require the use of an alternate tmin. Clicking on the [Alt S] button will access the programs material table which bases its property values on ASME Section 2 Part D. (i. the fill height and governing course should be noted in the note section provided at the bottom. do not use tick (‘) marks for feet. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. 10. an eight foot course would be 8.© Technical Toolboxes. 20 etc. 4. Anytime a pull down selection is used. Notes may be entered if necessary in the lower right hand corner. New material not on the list may be entered into the Materials form via the Engineering Data module from the front page to be available for use in the shell calculations forms and sub forms. The user will then have to enter the resulting values into the associated cells.e. 2010 The fill height value is normally the tank height but may be decreased if the remaining life or tmin value is not acceptable for any of the courses. This value will override the calculated tmin. To print. and not a date..

Report Builder module and other modules. 2010 Shell VDP (Variable Design Point) Calculations Use Shell VDP evaluation for tanks with diameters greater than 199 ft. To access the Shell VDP Calculations from the front page.. Variable definitions are given in table at bottom right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Shell VDP Calculation Data Entry Form The Shell VDP Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. Click in the definition box and use Page 15 . Begin performing Shell Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Inc. Figure ED-AST-3.© Technical Toolboxes. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Shell VDP Calculations] from list of available calculations.

Page 16 . click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. the fill height and governing course should be noted in the note section provided at the bottom. do not use tick (‘) marks for feet. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.). Clicking on the [Alt S] button accesses the programs material table which bases its property values on ASME Section 2 Part D. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.e. not a date Notes may be entered if necessary in the lower right hand corner. The fill height value is normally the tank height but may be decreased if the remaining life or tmin value is not acceptable for any of the courses. The material selection accesses a material list from API-650 but other material may be entered. 20 etc.. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. Inc. just enter the number (8)) and is used to calculate H (Fill height minus all Crs H values below course of interest) Age variable is a single number (i. The user will then have to enter the resulting values into the associated cells. If that is the case. 13. an eight foot course would be 8. Where there are circumstances that require the use of an alternate tmin. The report variable definitions may be accessed and edited for updates via the button in the top right hand corner. 10. 4. This value will override the calculated tmin. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. New material not on the list may be entered into the Materials form via the Engineering Data module from the front page to be available for use in the shell calculations forms and sub forms. If a material not on the default list is used then the material stress will have to be entered via the yellow cell under [Alt S] next to the default stress (S) cell. the form will automatically calculate the stress values to be used for the applicable courses in accordance with API-653. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. To print. using the nominal minus the corrosion allowance to determine tmin) the user may enter that value in the yellow cell under Alt tmin. “Crs H” is the measured height the course of interest in feet (i.e. (i.e. Anytime a pull down selection is used. The user must select the material from the pull down which.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 vertical scroll to read all text. The joint efficiency can be determined from table 4-2 in the lower left hand corner. once chosen.

© Technical Toolboxes. Report Builder module and other modules. Figure ED-AST-4. To access the Appendix M Evaluation from the front page. 2010 Appendix M Evaluation Use Appendix M evaluation for tanks operating above 200°F. Inc. Begin performing calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Appendix M Evaluation] from list of available calculations. Appendix M Evaluation Data Entry Form The Appendix M Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page. Page 17 ..

the fill height and governing course should be noted in the note section provided at the bottom. M-1 Value and stress values. The “select condition” can be toggled back and forth after all values are entered to determine which case is the governing (more restrictive) condition which is normally the operating condition. The "fill height value" is normally the tank height but may be decreased if the remaining life or tmin value is not acceptable for any of the courses.. The joint efficiency can be determined from table 4-2 in the lower left hand corner. Result cells will display “Red” if any calculated tmin results are greater than actual thickness. Use the vertical scroll to right as data is entered to access all data cells Ambient Temperature should default to 65°F but can have a user value entered if desired.© Technical Toolboxes. The material must be selected from the pull down list to populate the material. If that is the case. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Repeat this process using Table M-1 for each course. This selection will dictate required information and extent of required actions in accordance with code requirements. For each course using Table M-1: STEP 1) determine the Design (or rerate) Temperature (yellow cell at top of form) STEP 2) select the Material STEP 3) click refresh button. The Service Condition (upper right hand corner) must be determined and selected. Anytime a pull down selection is used. Table M-1 to the right of the page can be used to determine this Ratio. Inc. Result cells will display “Green” if all calculated tmin results are less than actual thickness. Alternately (for reasons of determining an acceptable rerate temperature). click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. 2010 Variable definitions are given in table at bottom right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. The material selection accesses a material list from API-650. The M-1 Ratio will be determined for each course based on the material strength and temperature (ensure Design Temperature value is inputted before proceeding). Recommended fill heights are Page 18 . Decreasing fill height value is recommended until all cells are green. Other material may not be entered. STEP 4) enter the resulting Ratio value related to the design temperature and corresponding stress column from Table M-1 (in green field) into the formula variables “M-1 Ratio” cell (green field) in the course of interest.

e. The notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report.. Tables 3-3 and 3-10 can be accessed by clicking the buttons to the left to aid in determining original thicknesses according to size and fill height per API650. Inc. 1980).5)) and is used to calculate H (Fill height minus all Crs H values below course of interest) Year Built input is the year only (i.5. not a date.e. Page 19 . Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Figure ED-AST-5. 2010 based on actual thickness and should be used as a guide to decreasing fill height if any of the results cells are red. an eight foot course with product up to six and half feet would be 6.© Technical Toolboxes. Notes may be entered if needed in the lower right hand corner. just enter the number (6. Appendix M Evaluation Data Entry Form (con’t) If Manway and/or Flush Clean Out evaluations are required. do not use tick (‘) marks for feet. “Crs H” is the measured height of product up the course of interest in feet (i. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.

Page 20 . NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc.. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. 2010 To print.

choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Appendix V Eval] from list of available calculations. Inc. Figure ED-AST-6. Report Builder module and other modules.© Technical Toolboxes.. To access the Appendix V Evaluation from the front page. Begin performing Appendix V Evaluation by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Page 21 . 2010 Appendix V Evaluation Use Appendix V evaluation for tanks operating in partial vacuum. Appendix V Evaluation Data Entry Form The Appendix V Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page.

To print. Page 22 . click the Refresh button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection.© Technical Toolboxes. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. If a material is used that is not on the default list. The joint efficiency can be determined from API-653 table 4-2. 2010 Variable definitions are given in table in upper right corner and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Default values may be used if unknown as they are conservative values. (can be found in any of the shell type calculations as well) The material selection accesses a material list from API-650 but other material may be entered. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. Using default values because actual values are unknown may cause the calculations to fail the tank in which case the user may have to make a field check to verify the as built condition. cones and box shapes for quick results when needed. Where there are stiffing rings. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner. The H values required are for the greatest value between stiffened sections of the shell.. Buttons are available to the user at the top of the page to access other basic engineering functions such as conversions. The calculation aims to evaluate the weakest section for buckling and governing minimum required thickness. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. simple math equations for areas and volumes for common components such as cylinders. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. Anytime a pull down selection is used. New materials not on the list may be entered into the Materials form via the Engineering Data module from the front page to be available for use in the shell calculations forms and sub forms throughout the program. Inc. Notes may be entered if necessary in the lower right hand corner. then the material stress will have to be entered via the yellow cell under Alt S next to the default stress (Sds) cell. Enter yellow cells to overwrite default values when they do not reflect as built conditions. This would be the entire shell for most Tanks (being unstiffened) except if there are stiffing rings in which case a determination must be made as to the governing section as stated above. only those attributing portions of the shell course values (H and t) need to be entered.

Figure ED-AST-7. Appendix F Evaluation Data Entry Form The Appendix F Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page. To access the Appendix F Evaluation from the front page. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Appendix F Eval] from list of available calculations. Page 23 . Inc.5 psi.. Begin performing Appendix F Evaluation by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Report Builder module and other modules. 2010 Appendix F Evaluation Use Appendix F evaluation for tanks operating at pressures above weight of roof plates but less that 2.© Technical Toolboxes.

A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner. Anytime a pull down selection is used. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom of the data page. Default values may be used if unknown as they are conservative values. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Using default values because actual values are unknown may cause the calculations to fail the tank in which case the user may have to make a field check to verify as built condition. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. click the Refresh button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Enter yellow cells to over write default values when they do not reflect as built conditions. To print. A [conversions] button is available to the user at the top right of the page. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Inc..© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Variable definitions are given in table in upper right corner and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Page 24 .

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Atmospheric (ATM) Roof Calculation

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Atmospheric Roof Calculation Data Entry Form

The ATM Roof Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page, Report Builder module and other modules. To access the ATM Roof Calculations from the front page, choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [ATM Roof Calc] from list of available calculations. Begin performing ATM Roof Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for.

Alternately, the user can select an existing file and click the duplicate icon at the top right hand corner and update the data as required to reflect the new record.

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Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Variable definitions are given in table in upper right corner and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. A [conversions] button is available to the user at the top right of the page. The user can enter alternate tmin value in yellow cell to over write calculated values. Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom of the data page. Notes will appear on the bottom of the page of the calculation report. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner.

To print, click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview.

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Floor MRT Calculation

Figure ED-AST-9. Floor MRT Calculation Data Entry Form The Floor MRT Calculation can be accessed from the Front Page, Report Builder module and other modules. To access the Floor MRT Calculation from the front page, choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Floor MRT] from list of available calculations. Begin performing Floor MRT Calculation by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for.

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Threshold setting for the MFE floor exam should be considered prior to getting started with the exam to determine a basis to start with. The client should be consulted to obtain information on the tank such as what previous inspections of the tank floor may have yielded. The variables may need to be adjusted as the inspection progresses based on predominant findings such as those listed in 1-6 below. Determining RTbc and RTip thresholds depends on what the existing conditions for top and bottom side yields. The following are some guidelines to consider: 1. Overall, if the bottom is clean with virtually no “relevant” indications, consider, as a minimum, starting with 40mil material loss (i.e. 0.250” plate would = 0.210” threshold and therefore, RTbc would = 0.21”). Anything less than 40mil would be difficult for MFE technology to pick up in a favorable percentile and therefore is not practical to set the threshold any lower. Remember that just because no relevant indications were recorded doesn’t mean there weren’t any indications at all, just none that were above the threshold or “relevant” or in the red. 2. If the bottom side has just a few areas with significant indications and the top side has a numerous amount of indications, determine max allowable topside pitting that would be cost effective for repairs that would match well with the minimum for the bottom after the few areas are repaired (aim for 40mil material loss as in #1 for RTbc) 3. If the bottom side has numerous areas with significant indications and the top side has very few areas of indications, determine max allowable bottom side pitting that would be cost effective for repairs that would match well with the minimum for the top after the few areas are repaired (aim for 50 to 70mil material loss for top side pitting) 4. If the both sides have numerous areas with significant indications, determine max allowable top and bottom side pitting that would be cost effective for repairs. 5. If it is realized early on in the exam process that the damage is so severe that replacing the floor plates would be best and most cost effective option, address these issues with the client as soon as possible to deter any unnecessary inspections. 6. Always consider how adding coatings or CP systems will affect the results as well, if it is a viable alternative for the client. 7. For all scenarios, consider adjusting the Or (next inspection period) to limit scope of repairs, if it is a viable alternative for the client.

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Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom right of the data page. Notes will appear on the bottom of the calculation report. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.

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5 (inches)) (no tick marks [ ' or " ]) Click on the [Calculation] button at the right of the data point cells. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Settlement Surv] from list of available calculations. enter the values for each point into the form. The "Feet" and "Inches" cells must have an entry in both. the "Inches" cell should have a "0" entered into it otherwise enter entries in both feet and inches (i. If measurements were taken in inches only.© Technical Toolboxes. Begin performing Shell Settlement Survey Calculation by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. 5 (ft) and 2.90 as set forth in the Appendix B criterion. Inc..000. Click on the [E] button to the right of the variable definitions to access MOE values for diverse temperatures and material. To access the Shell Settlement Survey Calculation from the front page.000. Using the field data form. If this check comes up less than that required it may be necessary to reshoot the settlement using more points.e. The max distance between survey points is to be limited to 31.42 ft. The program defaults to a MOE of 29. If measurements were taken in feet only.. The optimum cosine curve must have a value of R^2 greater than 0. Shell Settlement Surveys should be performed utilizing the API Inspector Toolbox Settlement Survey Inspection Form accessed via the API-653 Module [Inspection Forms] button. Report Builder module and other modules. The preliminary form calculates survey points to even numbers to better fit a cosine curve. Variable definitions are given above the data input cells for user convenience. 2010 Shell Settlement Survey Calculation The Shell Settlement Survey Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. Page 30 . the "Feet" cell should have a "0" entered in to it. This button will calculate the settlement in accordance with the requirements of Appendix B and product a chart with the points plotted relative to a best fit cosine curve.

To print. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Inc. Notes will appear on the bottom of the calculation report. Shell Settlement Survey Calculation Data Entry Form Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom of the data page. 2010 Figure ED-AST-10. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.© Technical Toolboxes. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. Page 31 ..

Inc. Begin performing Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for. Report Builder module and other modules.© Technical Toolboxes. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Edge Settlement] from list of available calculations.. Page 32 . Bottom Edge Settlement Evaluation Data Entry Form The Bottom Edge Settlement Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page. To access the Bottom Edge Settlement Evaluation from the front page. 2010 Bottom Edge Settlement Evaluation Figure ED-AST-11.

3) Enter results (2. Weld to shell orientation (WO) (parallel.e. Use the vertical scroll to right to as data is entered to access all data cells Use [conversion] button at top to aid in converting field data units to form data units (i. Example: Tank Dia. WO= Parallel and R =3. The “Bmax” values are determined from API-653. For each area of interest.).e. etc. Appendix B Figure 10 and/or 11 based on tank diameter and R value in the area of interest. 1) At top of Table select “Parallel”. Point 1) falls between values for R3 and R4 therefore enter R value (in yellow cell from area of interest (point 1) into yellow cell between values for R3 and R4 in the table.4.. See API-653 Appendix B Figure B-12—Edge Settlement with a Lap Weld at an Arbitrary Angle to the Shell. perpendicular or degree of angled) must be determine for each area of interest to be evaluated before entering data.. Tanks less than 60’ diameters will only have one choice (between values for R3 and R4).© Technical Toolboxes. 2) R value in the area of interest (i. Figure B-12—Edge Settlement with a Lap Weld at an Arbitrary Angle to the Shell Enter values for M1. = 60’. Page 33 . feet to inches..91 in green cell just below the yellow cell) into the “Bmax” cell in the area of interest (point 1). Inc. M2 and R based on field survey measurements. The values displayed are based on the diameter selected at top of page and the weld orientation (WO) selected (parallel [figure 10] or perpendicular [figure 11]). These values can be determined from the calculation table at the right of form. 2010 Variable definitions are given in table at top right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. inches to feet. determine where the R value falls to enter in the two possible cells (between values for R1 and R2 or between values for R3 and R4). Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text.

Enter Angle in cell designated “a”. Inc. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as figures 10 and 11. Determine values for both WO’s from figures 10 and 11 as given above and enter resulting “Bmax” values in to the cells provided (where “Be” = Parallel results and “Bew” = Perpendicular results).© Technical Toolboxes. Page 34 . Anytime a pull down selection is used.. Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom. 5) Repeat steps 1-4 for each area of interest if evaluating more than one location. Enter new “Bmax” result (green cell) into the “Bmax” data cell in area of interest. In the case where the WO is angled to the shell the “Bmax” can be determined by using the calculation just under the tables that reads “Calculation for weld orientation at an angle (a)”. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. To print.” or “Unsat” see General Notes 1 and 2 to the right of form for directives. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and then confirming the action. If results in area of interest indicate “NDE Req. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. 2010 4) See Notes 1 & 2 below table for Values that fall outside of table ranges.

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2010 Floor Bulge/Depression Evaluation Figure ED-AST-12. The Floor Bulge/Depression Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page. Floor Bulge/Depression Evaluation Data Entry Form Applicable to bulges or depressions in floor plates near shell (<=2R) or bulges or depressions in floor plates remote from the shell where weld design is single pass lap welded. Begin performing Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for. Page 36 .. Inc. To access the Floor Bulge/Depression Evaluation from the front page. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Floor Bulge] from list of available calculations.© Technical Toolboxes. Report Builder module and other modules.

etc. To print. Use the [conversion] button at top to aid in converting field data units to form data units (i. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. feet to inches.© Technical Toolboxes. Page 37 .. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. inches to feet. If results in area of interest indicate “Unsat” further evaluation should be done by a storage tank engineer.e. Notes may be entered if necessary at the right of the form. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.. Inc.). 2010 Variable definitions are given in notes at bottom. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and then confirming the action. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.

).e. etc. Seal Inspection Data Entry Form The criterion for this evaluation is from EPA REGULATIONS 40 CFR Chapter 1.© Technical Toolboxes. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Seal Inspection] from list of available calculations. Inc. Page 38 . feet to inches. Begin performing calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for. The seal Inspection should be performed utilizing the API Inspector Toolbox Seal Inspection form accessed via the API-653 Module “Inspection Forms” button.. Use [conversion] button at top to aid in converting field data units to form data units (i. Report Builder module and other modules.. The Seal Inspection Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page. inches to feet. Part 60. 2010 AST Seal Inspection Figure ED-AST-13. To access the Seal Inspection Evaluation from the front page.

Inc. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Click on “W” icon at top of form to save completed inspection document in a Word File format and the “Mail” icon to email document if desired. The “#” column will display a “1” if the gap spacing is out of tolerance. Next Inspection and Repair dates will be based on EPA regulation criterion and key off the inspection dates entered at top of the form. therefore the square units (inches) can be determine from the width times half the length. Notes may be entered if necessary at the right of the form. Page 39 . click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and then confirming the action. A brief of the EPA requirements can be found half way down the data from and on the report form. splitting the gap length at point “B” (in half) and folding back onto the remaining half would form a rectangle. Length" as ½ the gap length to determine square inches based on normal physical profiles where the gap starts from point “A” and gradually widens at an angle to its max width from the shell at point “B” then tapers back at an angle to point “C” on the other side. The program will evaluate gap tolerances and visual findings based on EPA regulations as reference above and tally all required repairs in table at bottom of page and display a “Due Date” if repairs are required.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Use vertical scroll on right to access all data entry cells as you progress along entered data. Recommend entering value for "Eff. To print. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Theoretically. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report.

. 2010 Nozzle Reinforcement Evaluation Figure ED-AST-14. Nozzle Reinforcement Evaluation Data Entry Form The Nozzle Reinforcement Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page. To access the Nozzle Reinforcement Evaluation from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Noz Reinf.© Technical Toolboxes. Report Builder module and other modules. Page 40 . Begin performing Nozzle Reinforcement Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for.] from list of available calculations. Inc.

A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Anytime a pull down selection is used for data entry click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection.© Technical Toolboxes.. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. tr and trn values require separate calculations and should be determined prior to this evaluation. Inc. Clicking the “Noz Sch” button in the Nozzle Data section will access the pipe size data for the specified pipe size as long as the size is from the pick list. Click the [Rprt Def. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.] button at top of page to view and or edit variable definitions that will be included in the report.3. If the size is not from the list then it will be blank. To print. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. The material selection accesses a material list from API-650 and ASME B31. 2010 Variable definitions are given in table at top right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Page 41 . The selection button to select another size does not work in this mode. Notes will appear on the bottom of the first page of the calculation report. Notes may be entered if necessary in the middle of the form. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. No other material may be entered.

To access the AST Venting Calculations from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [AST Venting] from list of available calculations. Inc. 2010 AST Venting Calculations Figure ED-AST-15.© Technical Toolboxes. Report Builder module and other modules. (Always be aware of the units each variable is requiring). Page 42 . Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Begin performing AST Venting Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Variable definitions are given in table at lower left hand corner and can be accessed via the pull down menu. AST Venting Calculation Data Entry Form The AST Venting Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. Ensure Capacity enter in upper left corner is in Barrels (not Gallons)..

) Where the M variable is unknown. boiling point. Normally. Where Latent Heat of Vaporization is unknown. flash point. It may not show up on the list until next time the calculation is open. (Enter a value via the [*] button next to the stored product options pull down. M value.e. Page 43 . All resulting ratios should be less than 1. Results that are out of the capacity requirements in this evaluation will be displayed with a red background with text advising those results. use 25 g/mol for a conservative value. use 50 BTU's per pound for conservative value.) can be entered for use in the program via the [*] button next to the stored product options pull down. L value.) Anytime a pull down selection is used for data entry click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. A tank with a frangible roof-to-shell attachment. If the roof has a PV Vent. Pt and Pa values (always be aware of the units each variable is requiring). et. Inc. then calculations in accordance with appendix F must be performed to determine allowable internal pressures. A work sheet in lower right hand corner is available to aid in the determining Design Pressure. does not require emergency venting devices therefore no evaluation is need for emergency venting. (Enter value via the [*] button next to the stored product options pull down. 2010 If the product is not in the pull down list then it can be entered (typed in). New product MSDS info and specification entry (i. if the design pressure is unknown the weight of the roof plate in the corroded condition is assumed to be the design pressure.© Technical Toolboxes.. then the PV Vent setting will govern the design pressure. as described in API Standard 650. If the tank falls under the Appendix F criteria for tanks with small internal pressures.

e. nitrogen blankets) except if the failure of the regulator would cause an over pressure condition. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. of the calculation report. 2010 Figure ED-AST-16. Notes will appear at the bottom of the first and second page. Notes may be entered if necessary in the middle of the form after the Normal venting calcs and at the bottom after the Emergency venting calcs. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Additionally. AST Venting Calculation Data Entry Form (con’t) The emergency venting calculation includes the normal venting capacity and therefore data that was previously entered in the normal venting out breathing calculation is not required to be re-entered in the emergency venting calculation. Inc. out breathing does not normally include normal operational flows of inerting systems (i.© Technical Toolboxes. respectively.. Page 44 . Additional inbreathing may include other product draws or water draining that could possibly happen simultaneous with normal product issuing operations.

Page 45 .© Technical Toolboxes. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Inc. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. 2010 To print..

Inc. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Variable definitions are given in table in upper right corner and can be accessed via the pull down menu.. Wind Loads Data Entry Form The AST Wind Loads Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page.© Technical Toolboxes. choose [Engineering Data] then click [AST Calculations] and then choose [Wind Loads] from list of available calculations. To access the AST Wind Loads Evaluation from the front page. Begin performing Wind Loads Evaluation by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. 2010 Wind Load Evaluation Figure ED-AST-17. Report Builder module and other modules. Page 46 .

click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass at the top of the form then select print from the preview page.. click the Refresh button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Anytime a pull down selection is used. To print. Using default values because actual values are unknown may cause the calculations to fail the tank in which case the user may have to make a field check to verify as built condition. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom of the data page.© Technical Toolboxes. Enter yellow cells to over write default values when they do not reflect as built conditions. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. There are pick buttons for determining Insulation weight and local wind speeds. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner. Inc. The dome radius need only be selected if the roof is of a dome design otherwise leave blank If select "Unknown" from the list of materials if the construction material is unknown. Page 47 . 2010 A [conversions] button is available to the user at the top right of the page. Default values may be used if unknown as they are conservative values.

Year Built entry is the year only (YYYY) (i..© Technical Toolboxes. Variable definitions are given in table at top and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Inc. 1985). Report Builder module and other modules. To access the Horizontal Tank Calculations from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Horizontal Tank Evaluation] from list of available calculations. Begin performing Horizontal Tank Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for.e. 2010 Horizontal Tank Calculations Figure ED-AST-18. not a full date Page 48 . Horizontal Tank Calculation Data Entry Form The Horizontal Tank Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text.

Stress values (S) defaults to stresses at temperature. New material not on the list may be entered into the Materials form via the Engineering Data module from the front page to be available for use in the shell calculations forms and sub forms. Use the [Head Data] button to determine the material weight (Mtl #) of the heads. use a lesser angle for a conservative evaluation or use the interpolation table at top right and insert resulting “K” values in the “User Defined” (yellow) cells below the K value cells (K1. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection.5 = 29. If that is the case. the formula calculates X2 In the “Other Weight” cell. The material selection accesses a limited material list based on data from ASME Section 2 Part D but other material may be entered. Modulus of Elasticity material values (ME) defaults to stresses at ambient temperature therefore. the form will automatically fill in the stress values. once chosen.© Technical Toolboxes.” selection refers to the nominal diameter of the heads in inches and is the determining factor for selecting the head volume used in the product weight calculation. The “Nom Dia. The user must select the material from the pull down which. et). Anytime a pull down selection is used. Values are times 10^-6 (29. If the shell diameter is an off size from the listing. always check stress values at temperature and enter corrected value in user defined cells.000 PSI) Page 49 . agitators or other connecting appurtenances that would come to bear on the tank Where the angle (a°) is of an off value.. Inc. K2. Enter values for 1 head only.500. choose the next larger diameter for conservative estimate. the fill height should be noted in the note section provided at the bottom. include the aggregate weight of any nozzles. Clicking on the [Material Spec] button will access stress data for the material selected and clicking on the [ME] button will access the modulus of elasticity values where you will have to select the material type and determine the value at temperature. pipe supports. See step (4) under the CIRCUMFERENTIAL STRESS paragraph below for example of using an interpolation table. Clicking on the [Material Spec] button will accesses the programs material table. If a material not on the default list is used then the material stress will have to be entered via the yellow cell under “User Defined” under the default stress cell. 2010 The fill height (FH) value is normally the tank height (in inches) but may be decreased if the remaining life or tmin value is not acceptable. catwalks.

e. 1) Choose the angle for the horn of the saddle (a°) and click the [Refresh] button at the top. Clicking on the [Material Spec] button will access stress data for the material selected and clicking on the [ME] button will access the modulus of elasticity values where you will have to select the material type and determine the value at temperature. use a lesser angle for a conservative evaluation otherwise use the interpolation table to the right and insert resulting “K6” values in the associated cell. 2010 Stress values (S) defaults to stresses at temperature. NOTE: Where the angle (a°) is of an off value but within an inch or two.e 122° for the saddle) b. choose the next lesser angle (a°) (i.e 120°) and click the [Refresh] button at the top. (i.e a°=130° and K6 = 0.e a°=120° and K6 = 0. Using the K6 table. Modulus of Elasticity material values (ME) defaults to stresses at ambient temperature therefore. NOTE: Where the angle (a°) is of an off value but within an inch or two.045) Page 50 . 2) When applicable. c. Inc. use a lesser angle for a conservative evaluation otherwise use the interpolation table to the right and insert resulting “K6” values in the associated cell. Enter the angle and the resulting K6 value into the associated cells in the Interpolation Table (to the left) (i. Enter the angle and the resulting K6 value into the associated cells in the Interpolation Table (to the right) (i. Angles (a°) of subject of interest (saddle or wear plate horn) will default to previously enter value as will the values relative to where (a°) falls in between.500.000 PSI) The CIRCUMFERENTIAL STRESS calculation at the bottom of the form must have the K6 value for the horn of the saddle and wear plate (if it extends beyond the horn of the saddle) determined using the table provided just above the calculation entries. 3) Ratio's < 0.05 use K6 value for 1. Values are times 10^-6 (29. Ratio's >1. always check stress values at temperature and enter corrected value in user defined cells.© Technical Toolboxes.e 130°) and click the [Refresh] button at the top.053) d.500.500 use K6 value for 0.05 4) Using the K6 Interpolation Table: a.5 = 29. Using the K6 table. (using the same K6 table) choose the angle for the horn of the wear plate (a°) and click the [Refresh] button at the top.. choose the next greater angle (a°) (i.

A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. To print.. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. 2010 f.0514) under the middle a° (122) value into the associated K6 cells in the evaluation of interest (saddle or wear plate). click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. Page 51 . Values that are not acceptable will show in a “Red” cell. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom. Inc. Enter the resulting K6 value (0.© Technical Toolboxes. Overstressed components may require iteration of the shell tmin value (ts) or fill height (FH) value to bring tank into acceptable operating parameters and any restrictions addressed in the note section. (click on button [Input value] to automatically enter that value).

Fillet Welded Patch Calculation Data Entry Form The Fillet Welded Patch Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. Variable definitions are given in text next to variable. Stress values default to Stress Value for material at temperature for year built in accordance with ASME Section 2 part D. Report Builder module and other modules. 2010 Fillet Welded Patch Calculation Figure ED-AST-19. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Patch Calc] from list of available calculations.. Inc. Begin performing Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for. Always confirm stress at temperature and consider options for material stress for latest code edition (click Page 52 . To access the Fillet Welded Patch Calculations from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes.

Inc. then patch thickness may need to be reduced. These values may be over ridden if other values are to be use (i. consider permanent repair in lue of patch plate. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. B31. 2010 the [98 S Value] for vessel built before 1999 or [00 S Value] for vessel built after 1999 to verify stress at temperature). click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.© Technical Toolboxes. Notes may be entered if necessary at the right of the form. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Material stress values default to ASME Section 2 part D.e. then patch may have too large an area and may need to be reduced in dimensions or if that is not an option. To print. If results in Stress indicate “NOT ALLOWED”. Page 53 . A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report.3 Table A for piping or API-650 Material Stress values for Storage tanks) If results in Patch Dimensions section indicate “NOT ALLOWED”.

Page 54 . Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Report Builder module and other modules. To access the Component Remaining Life Calculations from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes. Component Remaining Life Calculation Data Entry Form The Component Remaining Life Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. Inc. Begin performing Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for.. Definitions are given in the table that pops up and can be accessed via the pull down menu. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Comp Life Calcs] from list of available calculations. 2010 Component Remaining Life Calculation Figure ED-AST-20. For Variable Definitions click [Variable Def] button at the top right of form.

To enter another component click the [+] icon or select the Duplicate Icon in the component data sub section (not at time of page). Use upper drop down selection for pipe material (for B31. The form will be empty if the size is not a size found in the table. Pick the CML of interest and click [NPS per CML] to reference pipe sizes to determine nominal (original or previous) thickness of pipe or nozzle components. Inc. The form will pop up and display the data related to size entered in the “Size” cell for that CML.3 Table A material stress) and Use lower drop down selection for Pressure Vessel Material (for ASME Sect. Minimum thickness “t” results will appear in related cell in accordance with selection.© Technical Toolboxes. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. The user is to make a selection for the type of component in upper right of table. Reference tables for minimum thicknesses (tmins) for pipe and pressure vessels can be found at the bottom of the form. To print. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Page 55 .. Notes may be entered if necessary at the right of the form. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Begin entering component data in the existing data cells in the form sub section. 2 Part D material stress). 2010 The Reference Calculation Table is for common component calculations and does not show in report. Always confirm stress at temperature and consider options for material stress for latest code edition by clicking the [SPp] (for pipe stresses) or [SPv] )for pressure vessel) buttons to verify stress at temperature. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.

feet to inches.. Use [Conversion] button at top to aid in converting field data units to form data units (i. inches to feet.e. To access the Engineering Calculations from the front page. This calculation form does not record data therefore all data will be loss when exiting form.© Technical Toolboxes.. 2010 Engineering Calculation Figure ED-AST-21. Page 56 . Begin performing Calculations by entering data in cells as called for and clicking [calc] button. Engineering Calculation Data Entry Form The Engineering Calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Calculations] and then choose [Eng. Report Builder module and other modules. etc. Calcs] from list of available calculations. Inc. Variable definitions are found in text next to variable.).

This form does record data for future access.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. Page 57 . Conversions Data Entry Form The [Component Combined Weight Calcs] button directs the user to a form for estimating weight of a vessel considering all components.. 2010 Figure ED-AST-22.

Page 58 ..© Technical Toolboxes. Reference various component/object Tables via buttons scattered throughout form (next to applicable variable). Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Inc. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Notes may be entered if necessary at the right of the form. 2010 Figure ED-AST-23. Component Combined Weight Calcs Data Entry Form Begin performing these calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report.

Inc. Page 59 . click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. 2010 To print. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview..© Technical Toolboxes.

© Technical Toolboxes. Calculations Menu The Calculations module can be accessed from the Front Page. 2010 PV Calculations Menu Figure ED-PV-1. Report Builder module and other modules. from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose from list of calculations.. Inc. Page 60 . To access the Calculations.

© Technical Toolboxes.5x safety factor stress values used to design pressure vessels after the change in the ASME 1999 addenda. Inc. Select the material of interest from the pull down menu (the pull down menu must be used in order to auto populate the stress (S) value). NOTE 1: the “S” value will default to the stress values at temperature of material selected for the year the vessel was built but may be overwritten by a user defined stress value if different from the default “S” Variable. User defined cells (yellow cells adjacent to or below related cell) are provided to allow the user the option to overwrite certain variables when necessary. Anytime a pull down selection is used and opening. if a vessel tmin or remaining life value results in limited or expired remaining life based on the original “S” values concluded from the “98 S” tables the user may alternately use the “00 S” value at temperature to gain some operating time on the vessel if the vessel meets the criteria of API-510 7. If a material not on the default list is used then you can ether enter in the new material in the (MaterialGrade) cell and the associated material stress value can be entered in under the default stress (S) cell or you can enter the material and associate specifications into the materials module via the [Engineering Data]/[Material]/[Add/Edit] buttons.3 and Figure 8-1 for rerating. The [98 S] button will access the 4x safety factor stress used to design pressure vessels before 1999. Stress (S) Values . click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Page 61 . 2010 PV Calculations General Instructions Begin performing these calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for. Variable definitions are given in table at right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. The [00 S] will access the 3.The material selection accesses a material list based ASME Section 2 Part D stress values but other material may be entered. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text.Clicking on the [98 S] or [00 S] button will access the programs material stress sub tables which base its property values on ASME Sect 2 Part D. User must note the material “S” associated with the design temperatures.. NOTE 2: API-510 allows the use of the most current code values for use in corrosion calculations. (user should use the stress value used in the design of the vessel as referenced on the Mfg U1 data sheet). Material Selection . therefore.

2010 The Joint Efficiency (E) can be determined from the U1 data sheet or the vessel nameplate.© Technical Toolboxes. c. determine which chart to use (tab one or two) based on the L/Do value. Looking at the left side Y axis of the Figure G Chart. External Pressure Charts (X-Chart) . Module base page and click on the [Welding] button at the bottom for more specific details of code requirements for determining joint efficiencies.Figure CS-2 Step 1) Determine value A .. a. Figure ED-PV-2.Follow these instructions for use of the X-Charts when referenced in a PV Calculation. The [Table 12] button below the first calculation is available to assist in determining the “E” value based on configuration and degree of RT. The Value for variable A is determined from X-Chart – Figure G (1 or 2) using the resulting L/Do and Do/t ratio values. Also user can refer to the program API-510 Insp. External Chart (X-Chart) . From that point (where L/Do value lands on the Y axis) move to the right in a straight line across the grid to the intersection of the Page 62 . Click on the [X-Chart] button below the calculation b. Inc.

From that point move in straight line across to the values given along the applicable XChart right side Y axis and note that value (value B). Fig. et. Step 2) Determine value B (or E) .. Click on the [X-Chart] button below the calculation and click on the associated X-Chart TAB (i. d. Note: Alternately. HA-1. The Value for variable B is determined from the applicable material X-Chart (i. CS-2. 1.e. a. CS-2. et). Using the resulting A value from above. Close out the X-Chart forms 2. Inc. locate the A value. Click on the [MOE] button below the calculations. 2010 applicable Do/t line (or approximate location of an intermediate line between given values). Figure CS-1. Page 63 . CS-1. 3.© Technical Toolboxes.) and shown in the X-Chart cell above the calculation in the calculation of interest that reference these instructions. If A falls to the left of the associated material/temp line. e. Looking at the bottom X axis of the applicable X-Chart. i. for CS material with X-Chart designations of Figure CS-2 there is a table with tabulated values to the right of the formula that may be used to determine the value of A. From that point move in a straight line down to the values given along the chart horizontal axis and note that value (value A). Close out the X-Charts and enter that resulting value in the A cell. ii. 2. for CS material with XChart designations of CS-2 there is a Table with Tabulated Values to the right of the formula.) b.e. come up in a straight line from where A falls on the X axis to the intersection of the temperature line for which the vessel was design for or approximate location of an intermediate temperature line between given values. Fig. Close out the X-Charts and enter that resulting value in the B cell. If A falls to the right of the associated material/temp line at the point where it intersects with the X axis. If the referencing X-Chart is not available in the TAB options then user must reference ASME Section II Part D. HA-1. normally these X-Charts are found in the back pages of that Code. NOTE: Alternately. 1. Fig.

. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Select the material type 4. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. 2010 3. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Inc. Enter the resulting value into the “B or E” cell To print. Note the value at temperature (these value are in PSI x 10^6 (Millions of PSI) where 28. Page 64 .5 would be entered into the E cell as “28500000”) 5.© Technical Toolboxes. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.

if the vessel has a liquid operating level. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Page 65 . If unknown use 1. Anytime a pull down selection is used. Enter the Specific Gravity (SG) of product. Cylindrical Shell Calculations To access the Cylindrical Shell Calculations page from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes.. Horizontal vessels “SH” would be the height (in feet) from the bottom most elevation up to the operating liquid level along an axis in the center cord of the cylinder cross section. Inc. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Cylindrical Shell]. The Static Height (SH) value is normally the tank liquid operating level height (in feet) from the bottom shell weld of a vertical vessel (or bottom of corroded area of interest where localized corrosion is being evaluated). This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. 2010 PV Cylindrical Shell Calculations Figure ED-PV-3. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations.00. If the vessel is used in gaseous service the SH value is “0”.

w. Flanges. Lines of support include any point along the vessel shell that gives it inherent strength (addition strength in the girth) to resist collapsing such Compression rings.9 wc (inches of Water Column) which equals to 14. External Minimum Thickness Calculations: Vessels that are rated for full vacuum (denoted on the U1 for as FV in the MAWP line) should have a value of 15 entered into the “Design PA” (normal atmospheric pressure is 29. 2010 Figure ED-PV-4.a.e.. and Joint Efficiency (E) Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculation Section of this instruction manual for instructions. et.© Technical Toolboxes.7 psi and therefore a full vacuum would produce 14. ASME Section VIII. Division 1. Stress (S) Values. Boot. Calculating minimum thickness requirements for external pressures for cylindrical type components i. Jacket tie-ins and includes 1/3 of the vessel heads measure from the head tangent as illustrated below in Figure ED-PV-4 Page 66 . The “Design Pa” considers to the sum of Design Internal Vacuum (ext. Liquid Level for Static Head (SH) Determination For Material Selection.7psi (rounded to 15 psi) of external pressure on the vessel. Nozzle. requires making several iterations using estimated thicknesses and solving for Pa (pressure) referencing external pressure charts (X-Charts). Shell. Inc. psi) + Jacket MAWP (psi). as follows: 1) Determine value L where L = the most critical length (the longest unsupported span) between lines of support along the longitudinal axis of a cylindrical component (i.). .

form).. The referenced X-Chart can be overwritten by inputting new Figure ID in the user defined cell below the default cell.The Applicable X-Chart will populate the X-Chart Cell based on the material chosen. Length L Determination 2) Determine starting value t where t = the minimum thickness (tmin) for the vessel part under consideration required to resist external pressures. 4) For determining A and B (E) Values. This will bring up the related material spec from which the user must note the applicable X-Chart (to the right of the spec. et). Click on [Material] button below the calculation (if error message pop ups click [refresh] button and retry). This t value should start with the tmin required for internal pressures (where E=1) as this value cannot be less than that required for internal pressure. HA-2. 2010 Figure ED-PV-5. Page 67 . The user has the option of viewing the material data form to verify information associated with that material. Inc. 3) Applicable X-Chart . CS-2. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual for instructions on using the X-Charts (Fig G.© Technical Toolboxes.

the background color will turn red signifying that the results were not satisfactory. the results will show as satisfactory and the calculated Pa cell will display a green background. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for the External Pressure calculations based on the given t value (tnom – Ca). Page 68 . 2010 Figure ED-PV-6. Prior to exiting or printing. At this point the user must start an iteration process where the “t” value now must be increased in increments and steps 2 thru 4 are repeated until the resulting calculated Pa is at or above the design Pa value. If the resulting calculated Pa value is greater than or equal to the design Pa.. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. a. External Pressure Thickness Calculations 5) Calculated results and Iterations. If the resulting calculated Pa value is less than the design Pa value. b. scroll back to the top and click the [Refresh] button to ensure all calculations were performed.

reinforcement (tr value) and hoop stress calculations for localized corroded areas more than an inch away from any weld seam. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. 2010 To the right of the minimum thickness calculations is an additional minimum required thickness (tmin) calculation based on an E value of 1 that should be used when doing nozzle tmin. Page 69 . Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Inc. ensure to click the [Refresh] then click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. To print.© Technical Toolboxes.

Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. Anytime a pull down selection is used. and Joint Efficiency (E) Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculation Section of this instruction manual for instructions. Page 70 . if the vessel has a liquid operating level. Stress (S) Values. 2010 Spherical Shell Calculations Figure ED-PV-7. For Material Selection. The Static Height (SH) value is normally the vessel liquid operating level height (in feet) from the bottom most elevation of the sphere (or bottom of corroded area of interest where localized corrosion is being evaluated). If the vessel is used in gaseous service the SH value is “0”.. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Spherical Shell]. Spherical Shell Calculations To access the Spherical Shell Calculations page from the front page.

7 psi and therefore a full vacuum would produce 14.w. b. 2) Determine starting value t where t = the minimum thickness (tmin) for the vessel part under consideration required to resist external pressures. If the resulting calculated Pa value is greater than or equal to the design Pa. Calculating minimum thickness requirements for external pressures for spherical type components i. the results will show as satisfactory and the calculated Pa cell will display a green background. This t value should start with the tmin required for internal pressures as this value cannot be less that that required for internal pressure. 5) Calculated results and Iterations. HA-2.The Applicable X-Chart will populate the XChart Cell based on the material chosen. psi) + Jacket MAWP (psi)..© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. Division 1. as follows: 1) Ro = outside radius of the shell under consideration. et). ASME Section VIII. At this point the user must start an iteration process where the “t” value now must be increased in increments and steps 2 thru 4 are repeated until the resulting calculated Pa is at or above the design Pa value. Click on [Material] button below the calculation (if error message pop ups click [refresh] button and retry). CS-2.a. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual for instructions on using the X-Charts (Fig G.7psi (rounded to 15 psi) of external pressure on the vessel. Page 71 . the background color will turn red signifying that the results were not satisfactory. 4) For determining A and B (E) Values. The “Design Pa” considers the sum of Design Internal Vacuum (ext. 3) Applicable X-Chart . This will bring up the related material spec from which the user must note the applicable X-Chart (to the right of the spec. form). 2010 External Minimum thickness: Vessels that are rated for full vacuum (denoted on the U1 for as FV in the MAWP line) should have a value of 15 entered into the “Vac PSI” (normal atmospheric pressure is 29.9 wc (inches of Water Column) which equals to 14. The user has the option of viewing the material data form to verify information associated with that material. requires making several iterations using estimated thicknesses and solving for Pa (pressure) referencing external pressure charts (X-Charts). a. The referenced X-Chart can be overwritten by inputting the new Figure ID in the user defined cell below the default cell. If the resulting calculated Pa value is less than the design Pa value. in inches.

Page 72 .© Technical Toolboxes. scroll back to the top and click the [Refresh] button to ensure all calculations were performed. reinforcement (tr value) and hoop stress calculations for localized corroded areas more than an inch away from any weld seam. Inc. 2010 Prior to exiting or printing.. To the right of the minimum thickness calculations is an additional minimum required thickness (tmin) calculation if an E value less than one is used in the main tmin calculation that should be used when doing nozzle tmin.

choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Dimpled Jacket]. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Braced Surfaces]. Page 73 .© Technical Toolboxes. Braced Surface Calculations To access the Braced Surfaced Calculations page from the front page. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Conical Shell]. Please reference the Cylindrical Shells Calculation for guidance on use as the details of use are the same. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. 2010 Conical Shell Calculations To access the Conical Shell Calculations page from the front page. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. Inc. Dimpled Jacket Calculations To access the Dimpled Jacket Calculations page from the front page. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations..

tv. There are buttons in this section that will open the calculations for those components. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Half Pipe Jacket]. The Attaching Component Variables section requires input from the component (Cylindrical Shell or Formed Head in most cases) that the Half Pipe Jacket is attached to. Size and schedule pull down selections are based on NPS pipe but may take user defined values instead. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes..8 Calculations for Half Pipe Jacket To access the Half Pipe Jacket Calculations page from the front page. Page 74 ." is the same otherwise it will open a blank report to be filled in accordingly. it will open it if the "Project No. 2010 Half Pipe Jacket Calculations Figure ED-PV-. These components must be calculated separately from the Jacket calculation and resulting values inputted into the associated input cell (Dv. Fill yellow user defined cell to overwrite tnom if size is not taken from selection menu. et.). This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Note that if the attaching component was previously calculated. Pv. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations.

EE-2. VIII. Joint Efficiency (E) and Printing . D1 Non-Mandatory App.. Stress (S) Values.Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculation Section of this instruction manual for instructions. EE-1. For Material Selection. Inc. 2010 The K factor must be obtained from Fig. EE. or EE-3 of ASME Sect.© Technical Toolboxes. Page 75 .

If the vessel is used in gaseous service the SH value is “0”. Static head is taken as water (SHw) for a Specific Gravity (SG) of 1.. Inc. Multiply the normal SH by the Product SG (SHw x SGp = SH) to account for the difference in the calculation. 2010 Formed Head Calculations Figure ED-PV-9. The Static Height (SH) value is normally the tank liquid operating level height (in feet) from the bottom most elevation of the head of interest of a vertical vessel (or bottom of corroded area of interest where localized corrosion is being evaluated). choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Formed Heads].0 in the calculation.0 (SGp). Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. Formed Head Calculations To access the Formed Head Calculations page from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Horizontal vessels “SH” would be the height (in feet) from the bottom most elevation up to the operating liquid level along an axis in the diametric center of the cylinder cross section. For product with a SG above 1. if the vessel has a liquid operating level. Page 76 .

K1 Variable for Ellipsoidal Non-Typical heads –Once the h value is entered into the calculation for non-typical ellipsoidal heads click on the [Table UG-37] button just below the cell. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection.. E = 0. NOTE: For seamless heads. 2010 Figure ED-PV-10.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. Liquid Level for Static Head (SH) Determination Anytime a pull down selection is used. Stress (S) Values. or when the Category A or B welds connecting seamless vessel components or heads are Type No. Select the “Type Head” that will be the basis for the input data and calculations. Find that value on the chart and note the corresponding K1 value.85 when the radiographic exam does not meet the requirements for RT 1 or 2 stamping. If the D/2h value falls between listed values. enter the next higher value into the interpolation table in the lower half of the form and note the resulting K1 value in the box to the right Page 77 . 4. Note the D/2h value in the top left corner. and Joint Efficiency (E) Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculation Section of this instruction manual for instructions.0 when vessel is stamped RT-1 or RT 2. or 6 of table UW-12. For Material Selection. E = 1. 3. 5.

Division 1. 2010 of the interpolation table. Calculating minimum thickness requirements for external pressures for formed head type components i.1” then note the Do/2Ho value in the green cell and click on the [Table-33. 4) Applicable X-Chart . as follows: 1) Determine values L & R .7 psi and therefore a full vacuum would produce 14. form). External Minimum thickness: Skip this section if not applicable. Vessels that are rated for full vacuum (denoted on the U1 for as FV in the MAWP line) should have a value of 15 entered into the “Vac PSI” (normal atmospheric pressure is 29. The “Design Pa” considers the sum of Design Internal Vacuum (ext. This t value should start with the tmin required for internal pressures as this value cannot be less that that required for internal pressure.a. Upon entering a value into the t cell for external pressure the Ro and A value should automatically fill in.. Close out the table and enter that number in the white cell just under the [Table 33.w. Close out the popup table 31 and enter the resulting K1 value in the K1 cell.1] button. ASME Section VIII. 3) Determine starting value t where t = the minimum thickness (tmin) for the vessel part under consideration required to resist external pressures. Find and note the next higher Do/2Ho value. 2) Ro Variable for Ellipsoidal Heads –If the Ro value in the yellow cell of the ellipsoidal head section shows “error” and the yellow message box reads “Reference Table UG-33. The referenced X-Chart can be overwritten by inputting new Chart ID in the user defined cell below the default cell.1] button.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. requires making several iterations using estimated thicknesses and solving for Pa (pressure) referencing external pressure charts (X-Charts).9 wc (inches of Water Column) which equals to 14. Click on [Material] button below the calculation (if error message pop ups click [refresh] button and retry).7psi (rounded to 15 psi) of external pressure on the vessel. The user has the option of viewing the material data form to verify information associated with that material..The Applicable X-Chart will populate the XChart Cell based on the material chosen. in inches. psi) + Jacket MAWP (psi). The error messages should go away and the correct Ro number should appear. in inches and r = inside knuckle radius. These values are automatically determined by the program except for the Torispherical values of which can be obtained from the U1 data sheet. Page 78 . This will bring up the related material spec from which the user must note the applicable X-Chart (to the right of the spec.L = the inside spherical or crown radius of the head under consideration.

External Thickness Calculations for Heads 5) For determining B (E) Values. CS-2. Page 79 ..© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Figure ED-PV-11. b. et). Inc. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual for instructions on using the X-Charts (Fig G. 6) Calculated results and Iterations. At this point the user must start an iteration process where the “t” value now must be increased in increments and steps 2 thru 5 are repeated until the resulting calculated Pa is at or above the design Pa value. a. If the resulting calculated Pa value is less than the design Pa value. the results will show as satisfactory and the calculated Pa cell will display a green background. If the resulting calculated Pa value is greater than or equal to the design Pa. HA-2. the background color will turn red signifying that the results were not satisfactory.

. scroll back to the top and click the [Refresh] button to ensure all calculations were performed. Page 80 . reinforcement (tr value) and hoop stress calculations for localized corroded areas more than an inch away from any weld seam. To the right of the minimum thickness calculations is an additional minimum required thickness (tmin) calculation if an E value less than one is used in the main tmin calculation that should be used when doing nozzle tmin. 2010 Prior to exiting or printing.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc.

Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. Page 81 . choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Head Data]. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Toriconical Head]. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. 2010 Head Data To access the Head Data page from the front page. Toriconical Head Calculations To access the Toriconical Head Calculations page from the front page.. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Please reference the Cylindrical Shells Calculation for guidance as the details of use are the same. The table gives nominal volume and weight per thickness. Choose head design of interest. Select the nominal head diameter.

. For Material Selection. Fill yellow cells only for welded heads (input d value in G cell) and Fill all cells for bolted heads. There are assorted buttons for access data as needed to determine required values for variables. Calculations for Flat Heads To access the Flat Heads Calculations page from the front page. 2010 Flat Heads Calculations Figure ED-PV-12.© Technical Toolboxes. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Flat Heads]. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Stress (S) Values. "0" if a value is not applicable (such as Ca). enter a value in all cells. Inc. and Joint Efficiency (E) Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculation Section of this instruction manual for instructions. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. Page 82 .

G. Factor] and choose from common head configurations. NOTE: Also see Gasket Data under Design Data for more details regarding using the gasket data form.. Factor] button may be referenced to determine a coefficient of attachment value. (click [Flange Data] and [Weld Neck] and select size for cover plate specs that include variables A. (click [Bolt Values] and select size or Material for bolting specs that include variables ab. C. Page 83 . The [Bolting Values] button may be referenced to determine specification values for Bolting. Inc. N and t). 1. 2010 The [Flange Data] button may be referenced to determine specification values for B16. The [Attch.© Technical Toolboxes. (click [Gasket Data] and select Gasket type and thickness for specs that include variables Y.5 type flanges according to class and size. and b. Sba and Sbo. (click [Attch. The [Gasket Data] button may be referenced to determine specification values for gaskets.specs that include variable c. B. (Reference ASME Section VIII. Div. M. fig UG-34 for additional design configurations) for 0.

choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Flat Non Round Cover]. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. 2010 Flat Non Round Covers Calculations Figure ED-PV-13. Calculations for Flat Non Round Cover To access the Flat Non Round Cover Calculations page from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes. Page 84 . This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Inc.. Please reference the Flat Head Calculation for guidance as the details of use are the same.

Page 85 .. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Calculations for Nozzles To access the Nozzle Calculations page from the front page. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Nozzles]. 2010 Nozzle Calculations Figure ED-PV-14.© Technical Toolboxes. Please reference the Cylindrical Shells Calculation for guidance as the details of use are the same. Inc.

App. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. 2 To access the Flange Calculations page from the front page. Calculations for Flanges per ASME Sect. Please reference the Flat Head Calculation for guidance as the details of use are the same.© Technical Toolboxes. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Inc. 2010 Flange Calculations Figure ED-PV-15. Page 86 .. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [App 2 Flanges]. VIII D1.

choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Repad's]. Page 87 . Please reference the [Pipe Standards] Section in the [Engineering Data] pick list for guidance as the details of use are the same. Nozzle Reinforcement (Repad) Calculations Figure ED-PV-16. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Repad Calculations To access the Repad Calculations page from the front page.. Inc. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. 2010 Standard Flanges To access the Standard Flanges page from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Stnd Flanges]. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well.

If the resulting value for the initial calculation is satisfactory (without the reinforcing element calculations) then skip the repad addition and leave cells blank otherwise. enter “0” if not applicable. Cell. enter “0” if not applicable. For the Noz Confg. 3 = the nozzle fitting through the shell hole cut opening for the nozzle end to be extended past the Shell ID with an additional ID fillet weld. Stress (S) Values. F is a correction factor for integrally reinforced openings in which case the user must refer to ASME Sec VIII. Inc. Enter in values for all cells. The value of (F) – F = value of 1 except for integrally reinforced openings. Page 88 . 2010 For Material Selection. and Joint Efficiency (E) Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculation Section of this instruction manual for instructions. 2 = the nozzle fitting into the shell hole cut opening for the nozzle end to be flush with the Shell ID. 2 or 3 where: 1 = the nozzle butting up to the shell and the hole cut opening is flush with the Nozzle ID.© Technical Toolboxes. enter in values for all cells.. Div UG-37 and Fig UG-37 to determine that value. There are assorted buttons for accessing data as needed to determine required values for variables. the user must select condition 1.

. The Bolting Values may be referenced to determine specification values for Bolting.© Technical Toolboxes. Page 89 . This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Bolting]. Select Size or Material for bolting specs that include Note “Size Limits” for use of the stress values. 2010 Bolting Data Figure ED-PV-17. Bolting Data To access the Bolting Data page from the front page. Inc.

Anytime a pull down selection is used. Tube Calculations To access the Tube Calculations page from the front page. External Minimum thickness: Vessels that are rated for full vacuum (denoted on the U1 for as FV in the MAWP line) should have a value of 15 entered into the “Vac PSI” (normal Page 90 . Stress (S) Values. UG-31) Figure ED-PV-18. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Tubes]. and Joint Efficiency (E) Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculation Section of this instruction manual for instructions.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Tube Calculations (ASME Sect VIII. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations.. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Inc. For Material Selection. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection.

a. Jacket tie-ins and includes 1/3 of the vessel heads measure from the head tangent as illustrated below in Figure PV 13 2) Determine starting value t where t = the minimum thickness (tmin) for the vessel part under consideration required to resist external pressures. 3) Applicable X-Chart .a. et. ASME Section VIII. form). This t value should start with a tmin equal to or greater than the tmin required for internal pressures as this value cannot be less that that required for internal pressure. CS-2. If the resulting calculated Pa value is greater than or equal to the design Pa. At this point the user must start an iteration process where the “t” value now must be increased in increments and steps 2 thru 4 are repeated until the resulting calculated Pa is at or above the design Pa value.7psi (rounded to 15 psi) of external pressure on the vessel. Page 91 . The “Design Pa” is a user input based on the MAWP (psi) of the shell side or the differential pressure if applicable. 4) For determining A and B (E) Values. If the resulting calculated Pa value is less than the design Pa value. b. the background color will turn red signifying that the results were not satisfactory. This will bring up the related material spec from which the user must note the applicable X-Chart (to the right of the spec. the results will show as satisfactory and the calculated Pa cell will display a green background. Lines of support include any point along in the girth) to resist collapsing such Compression rings.).w. et).The Applicable X-Chart will populate the XChart Cell based on the material chosen.© Technical Toolboxes.7 psi and therefore a full vacuum would produce 14. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual for instructions on using the X-Charts (Fig G. Shell.e. Nozzle. 5) Calculated results and Iterations.9 wc (inches of Water Column) which equals to 14. as follows: 1) Determine value L where L = the most critical length (the longest unsupported span) between lines of support along the longitudinal axis of a cylindrical component (i. 2010 atmospheric pressure is 29. Boot. Division 1. HA-2. Inc. Click on [Material] button below the calculation (if error message pop ups click [refresh] button and retry). Flanges. Calculating minimum thickness requirements for external pressures for cylindrical type components i. requires making several iterations using estimated thicknesses and solving for Pa (pressure) referencing external pressure charts (X-Charts). The referenced X-Chart can be overwritten by inputting new Figure ID in the user defined cell below the default cell.. The user has the option of viewing the material data form to verify information associated with that material.

. Page 92 . Inc. 2010 Repeat steps 2 through 6 for the External Pressure calculations based on the given t value (tnom – Ca).© Technical Toolboxes. Prior to exiting or printing. scroll back to the top and click the [Refresh] button to ensure all calculations were performed.

choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Tube Sheet]. The [Gasket Data] button may be referenced to determine specification values for gaskets. and b. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. Fill orange cells first then check text in blue below to see if shear needs to be calculated. if shear is controlling blue cells are required to be filled. blue cells will not be required to be filled. Stress (S) Values. 2010 Tube Sheet Calculations Figure ED-PV-19. M. For Material Selection. Inc. If shear not controlling. and Joint Efficiency (E) Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculation Section of this instruction manual for instructions. Tube Sheet To access the Tube Sheet Calculations page from the front page. NOTE: Also see Gasket Data under Design Data for more details regarding using the gasket data form.. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. (click [Gasket Data] and select Gasket type and thickness for specs that include variables Y.© Technical Toolboxes. Page 93 . G.

The opening page is for tube side (TS) evaluation.w. SS.© Technical Toolboxes. Calculating minimum thickness requirements for external pressures for formed head type components i. The “Design Pa” considers the differential pressures of the TS vs. Once the data input is complete for the TS then click the [Shellside Calculations] button at the top right to enter the remaining data need to evaluate the SS of the floating head cover. Please reference the Flat Head Calculation for guidance as the details of use are the same. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Floating Cover]. Each side must be printed separately from the associated form report. as follows: Page 94 . This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. 2010 Heat Exchanger Floating Cover Calculations Figure ED-PV-20. Inc.a. Division 1. psi). Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. requires making several iterations using estimated thicknesses and solving for Pa (pressure) referencing external pressure charts (X-Charts). Calculations for Floating Cover To access the Floating Cover Calculations page from the front page. ASME Section VIII..

.Click the [Material] button to the right of the form near the external evaluation at the bottom of the form to determine the appropriate X-Chart. Horizontal Tanks: Reference Patches under the Engineering Design Data / AST Calculations for instructions.. This t value should start with the tmin required for internal pressures as this value cannot be less that that required for internal pressure. If the resulting calculated Pa value is less than the design Pa value. 3) Applicable X-Chart . Inc. Upon entering a value into the t cell for external pressure the Ro and A value should automatically fill in. 2010 1) Determine value L = the inside spherical or crown radius of the head under consideration. d. This will bring up the related material spec from which the user must note the applicable X-Chart (to the right of the spec. form). At this point the user must start an iteration process where the “t” value now must be increased in increments and steps 2 thru 5 are repeated until the resulting calculated Pa is at or above the design Pa value. et). HA-2.© Technical Toolboxes. c. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual for instructions on using the X-Charts (Fig G. Page 95 . in inches. the background color will turn red signifying that the results were not satisfactory. 4) For determining B (E) Values. If the resulting calculated Pa value is greater than or equal to the design Pa. CS-2. 2) Determine starting value t where t = the minimum thickness (tmin) for the vessel part under consideration required to resist external pressures. 5) Calculated results and Iterations. This value may be obtained from the U1 data sheet. the results will show as satisfactory and the calculated Pa cell will display a green background.

choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Tower Loads]. Calculations for Tower loads To access the Tower Load Calculations page from the front page. 2010 Tower Loads: Figure ED-PV-21. Page 96 ... The Worksheets will print out with the report if printed via the green report print button. Enter 0 in cells that are not applicable as all cells must have a value to calculate. A “Tower Piping Worksheet” and “Vessel Weight Worksheet” are available for extraneous calculations that will automatically be factored in once completed and all total weight cells updated in the work forms. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. . External pressure thickness must be predetermined using the Cylindrical Shell calculations.

Page 97 . Inc. Expansion Joint MI Evaluation Figure ED-PV-22. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Expansion Joint]. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. Reference the example report if unsure about the required data..© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Patches: Reference Patches under the Engineering Design Data / AST Calculations for instructions. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Expansion Joint Evaluation To access the Expansion Joint Evaluation page from the front page.

Engineering Calcs: Reference Engineering Calcs under the [Engineering Design Data] / [AST Calculations] for instructions. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [API510 Remaining Life]. Inc. API-510 Remaining Life Calculations Figure ED-PV-23. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well.© Technical Toolboxes. Component Remaining Life Calculations To access the API-510 Remaining Life Calculations page from the front page. 2010 MDMT Eval: Reference MDMT Eval under the Engineering Design Data for instructions. Page 98 . Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations..

Page 99 .© Technical Toolboxes.. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual to begin performing these calculations. Rerate Cover Page To access the Rerate Cover Page from the front page. 2010 Rerate Cove Page Figure ED-PV-24. Reference the example report for suggest formatting and required data. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. choose [Engineering Data] then click [PV Calculations] then choose [Rerate Cover Page]. Inc.

Anytime a pull down selection is used and opening. Alternately.3 stress values but other material may be entered. in some forms the user has the option of selecting an existing file and click the duplicate icon at the top right hand corner and update the data as required to reflect the new record. User defined cells (yellow cells adjacent to or below related cell) are provided to allow the user the option to overwrite certain variables when necessary. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.Clicking on the [S] button will access the programs material stress sub tables which base it stress values on ASME B31. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. 2010 Pipe Calculations General Instructions Begin performing Calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Page100 . Inc.. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. DO NOT print form the data input form! NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Stress (S) Values . Variable definitions are given in table at right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. To print. Material Selection .© Technical Toolboxes. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.The material selection accesses a material list based ASME B31.

Begin performing Pipe Pressure Calculations by entering required data in white cells as called for.© Technical Toolboxes. Page101 . 2010 Pipe Pressure Calculations (ASME B31.3) Figure ED-PPG-1.7psi (rounded to 15 psi) of external pressure on the piping system. Reference Piping General Instructions at the start of the piping calculations for common functionality. The Joint Quality Factor (E) can be entered into the yellow user defined cell to override the default value (1) External Minimum thickness: Piping systems that are rated for full vacuum should be based on a value of 15 psi (normal atmospheric pressure is 29. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Pipe Calculations] then choose [Pressure Calculations].7 psi and therefore a full vacuum would produce 14. Inc. Straight Pipe Pressure Calculations To access the pipe Pressure Calculations page from the front page..9 wc (inches of Water Column) which equals to 14. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well.

5) Calculated results and Iterations. At this point the user must start an iteration process where the “t” value now must be increased in increments and steps 2 thru 4 are repeated until the resulting calculated Pa is at or above the design Pa value. a. Boot. Flanges. Division 1. 4) For determining A and B (E) Values. Jacket tie-ins. This t value should start with a tmin equal to or greater than the tmin required for internal pressures as this value cannot be less that that required for internal pressure. If the resulting calculated Pa value is less than the design Pa value. Shell. et. 2) Determine starting value t where t = the minimum thickness (tmin) for the vessel part under consideration required to resist external pressures. Prior to exiting or printing. If the resulting calculated Pa value is greater than or equal to the design Pa. This will bring up the related material spec from which the user must note the applicable X-Chart (to the right of the spec. the results will show as satisfactory and the calculated Pa cell will display a green background.Populate the X-Chart Cell based on the material chosen. as follows: 1) Determine value L where L = the most critical length (the longest unsupported span) between lines of support along the longitudinal axis of a cylindrical component (i. Reference PV Calculation General Instructions at the start of the PV Calculations Section of this instruction manual for instructions on using the X-Charts (Fig G. Nozzle. form).). scroll back to the top and click the [Refresh] button to ensure all calculations were performed. Click on [Material] button below the calculation (if error message pop ups click [refresh] button and retry). the background color will turn red signifying that the results were not satisfactory. Lines of support include any point along in the girth) to resist collapsing such Compression rings.. CS-2. 3) Applicable X-Chart .e.© Technical Toolboxes. Calculating minimum thickness requirements for external pressures for cylindrical type components requires making several iterations using estimated thicknesses and solving for Pa (pressure) referencing external pressure charts (X-Charts). b. The user has the option of viewing the material data form to verify information associated with that material. Inc. 2010 The “Design Pa” is based on calculation from ASME Section VIII. et). HA-2. Page102 .

Flanges. Valves. Under the "Branch Weight loads" at the bottom of the form enter in any branch(s) between lines of support of the main line in the area of interest. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Begin performing Pipe Support Calculations by entering required data in white cells as called for. Inc. The L (center Load) variable is the aggregate weight of supported items within the designated Ss (distance between supports in the area of interest) such as the Insulation. The "Dist.© Technical Toolboxes.. 2010 Pipe Support Calculations Figure ED-PPG-2 Pipe Support Calculations To access the pipe Pipe Support Calculations page from the front page. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Pipe Calculations] then choose [Pipe Support]. if the branch is Page103 . Reference Piping General Instructions at the start of the piping calculations for common functionality except that variable definitions are found next to each cell. Factor" refers to the points of distribution of the branch of interest in regards to points of support of that branch. For example. and other loads as determined in the previous selections and inputs.

Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. Include any additional weight within those supports (such as Insulation. et. Valves. WP is the calculated weight of the pipe and WF the calculated weight of fluid (using SG=1). Flanges. Factor" of (3). 2010 supported at three different points including the point of attachment to the main line it would require a "Dist. The aggregate weight of the these branches will automatically be included in the center load of the main line.) under the "Other #" input cell. the D variable refers to distance of piping in linier inches which should include all section within the supported areas.. Page104 .

choose [Engineering Data] then click [Pipe Calculations] then choose [Branch Reinforcement].© Technical Toolboxes. Inc.. Reference Piping General Instructions at the start of the piping calculations for common functionality. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Begin performing Pipe Branch Reinforcement Calculations by entering required data in white cells as called for. Page105 . 2010 Pipe Branch Reinforcement Calculations Figure ED-PPG-3 Branch Reinforcement Calculations To access the pipe Branch Reinforcement Calculations page from the front page.

This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Reference Piping General Instructions at the start of the piping calculations for common functionality Begin performing Pipe Branch Reinforcement Calculations by entering required data in white cells as called for. 2010 Pipe Blind Flange Sizing Calculations Figure ED-PPG-4 Blind Flange Sizing Calculations To access the pipe Blind Flange Sizing page from the front page. Page106 . Inc..© Technical Toolboxes. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Pipe Calculations] then choose [Blind Flanges].

2 To access the Flange Calculations page from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. Page107 . Reference [Engineering Data] / [PV Calculations] / [Calc. Begin performing calculations by entering required data in white cells as called for. VIII D1.. Reference Piping General Instructions at the start of the piping calculations for common functionality. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Pipe Calculations] then choose [App 2 Flanges]. Flanges] previously discussed for detailed Instructions. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well. Calculations for Flanges per ASME Sect. App. 2010 Pipe Flange Calculations Figure ED-PPG-5.

under the Engineering Design Data / PV Calculations for instructions. Patches: Reference Patches under the Engineering Design Data / AST Calculations for instructions. Inc. API-570 Remaining Life Calculations Figure ED-PPG-6 Component Remaining Life Calculations Page108 . Expansion Joint MI Eval: Reference Expansion Joint MI Eval. Bolting: Reference Bolting under the Engineering Design Data for instructions.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Pipe Standards: Reference Pipe Standards under the Engineering Design Data for instructions..

Inc. This page can be accessed from the Report Builder as well.. choose [Engineering Data] then click [Pipe Calculations] then choose [API-570 Remaining Life].© Technical Toolboxes. Page109 . Conversions: Reference Engineering Calculations under the Engineering Design Data / AST Calculations for instructions. Engineering Calculations: Reference Engineering Calculations under the Engineering Design Data / AST Calculations for instructions. Reference Piping General Instructions at the start of the piping calculations for common functionality. Begin performing Pipe Branch Reinforcement Calculations by entering required data in white cells as called for. 2010 To access the pipe Remaining Life Calculations page from the front page.

Report Builder module and other modules. Thermal Coefficient of Expansion. Ultrasonic Velocities. The Material Specifications page presents data and information on some of the most commonly used material in the industry and their properties such as Material Stress Values. These sources include material data and stress values based on ASME Section 2 part A thru D. Modulus of Elasticity. Chemical Composition. Weld Rods. Heating Thresholds. Galvanic Series and the like collected from several sources to be presented all together for the user’s convenience.. MDMT and PWHT. Inc. Other Material specifications are available the bottom of the page via button that include. P and Group Numbers. ASME Sections VIII and X as well as other engineering documents common to the petrochemical and power industries. 2010 Material Specifications Figure ED-24. To access the Material Specifications from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Material Spec]. Page110 . Definitions. Material Specifications Selection The Material Specifications can be accessed from the Front Page.© Technical Toolboxes.

© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 A material not listed may be added and existing material edited via the [Edit/Add Record] button at the top of the page. To print. Click the [Chemical Composition] and [S Value] buttons to add the related data. begin performing new material record by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. In the edit mode. click the [Print Individual Spec] or [Print Entire Listing] at the top that opens a preview page. Once updates are complete click the save icon at the top right hand corner. Alternately. Select print form the preview page. the user can select an existing file and click the duplicate icon at the top right hand corner and update the data as required to reflect the new record. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.. Click on the [exit] button to navigate back to Material Specification page. Inc. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Page111 . Clicking the [Edit/Add Record] button will navigate the user to the edit mode where the data can be accessed for editing or new material added.

Use the file selection pull down menu at top to select Base 1 material.e. 2010 Weld Rods Figure ED-25. Argon). E309-16. Click on the [Preferred Gas] button at top of page to view the Preferred Gas(s) following the same suite as the rods with comma separator (i. stress values and use specifications. the preferred weld rod is listed first in the cell and the next preferred rod after the comma (i. Match with Base 2 material to determine preferred weld rod. On the GTAW/GMAW Page. Weld Rod Selection Weld Rod data can be accessed from the Front Page. Page112 . Inc.. then [Weld Rod] button at the bottom of the form.e. On the SMAW Page..© Technical Toolboxes.. Then choose [SMAW] or [GTAW/GMAW] process. To access the Weld Rod data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on file of choice [Material Specifications]. Use the file selection pull down menu from the Weld Rod sub form at bottom to select a weld rod material. Report Builder module and other modules. Helium. select [Alt Weld Rod] for the next preferred weld rod or [Alt Weld Rod 2] for a third choice. ERNiCr-3).

Inc. Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) Selection MOE data can be accessed from the Front Page.5 = 29. select the material type and determine the value at temperature. Values are times 10^-6 (29.. then [Mod of Elast] button at the bottom of the form. To access the MOE data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on file of choice []Material Specifications].500. Using the pull down menu.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) Figure ED-26. Report Builder module and other modules.000 PSI) Page113 .

Report Builder module and other modules.. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Thermal Coefficient of Expansion Figure ED-27. then [Thermo Coeff. To access the TCOE data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on file of choice [Material Specifications]. select the material type and determine the value at temperature. Page114 .] button at the bottom of the form. Using the pull down menu. Thermal Coefficient of Expansion Selection TCOE data can be accessed from the Front Page.

collected from MSDS’s for the user’s convenience. To access the Material Specifications from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Product Data]. A product not listed may be added and existing material edited.. MSDS’s specifications may vary from manufacturer. The Product Data page presents data and information on some of the most commonly used products in industry.© Technical Toolboxes. Report Builder module and other modules. therefore user must verify data used in calculations. Page115 . Inc. Product Data Selection The Product Data can be accessed from the Front Page. Enter new product by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. 2010 Product Data Figure ED-28.

Page116 . used 50 BTU's per pound for conservative value. (Enter value via the [*] button next to the stored product options pull down. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and then confirming the action. (Enter value via the [*] button next to the stored product options pull down. use 25 g/mol for a conservative value.) Use the file selection pull down menu at the top to access a previous record.. 2010 Where Latent Heat of Vaporization is unknown. Inc.) Where the M variable is unknown.© Technical Toolboxes.

© Technical Toolboxes. Stress Tables. Inc. To access the Pipe Standards from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards]. (Flange Rating.. then choose the subject matter of choice. Report Builder module and other modules. 2010 Pipe Standards Figure ED-PS-1. Pipe Standards Selection The Pipe Standards can be accessed from the Front Page. etc.) Page117 . Pipe Sizes.

Class Ratings and Flange Sizes Selection The Class Ratings and Flange Sizes can be accessed from the Front Page.© Technical Toolboxes.PS-2.. 2010 Class Ratings and Flange Sizes Figure ED. Page118 . LWN Flange) in the category desired (150lb to 1500lb) or choose Pipe/Noz Size or Gasket Data. To access the Class Ratings and Flange Sizes from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on file of choice [Piping Standards]. Report Builder module and other modules. then choose [Class Rating and Flange Sizes] then choose subject matter (i. Class Rating. WN Flange. Inc.e.

. Scroll through listing to find subject of interest using the arrows at bottom of the form until you find the material in the grouping of interest. (i. 2010 Class Ratings Figure ED.CS in Group 1.PS-3. Page119 . Class Ratings Selection The Class Ratings can be accessed from the Front Page. then choose [Class Rating and Flange Sizes] then choose Class Rating in the category desired (150lb to 1500lb).© Technical Toolboxes. Pressure rating from the relative class is subject to the max design temperature.. Report Builder module and other modules. A 150lb rated component made of material .1 at <101°F is rated for 285psi and at 250° is rated for 245psi). To access the Class Ratings from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards]. Inc.e.

Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper right hand corner to access size of interest.© Technical Toolboxes. Weld Neck (WN) Flange Data Selection Weld Neck Flange data can be accessed from the Front Page. Inc. Variable definitions are given in table at bottom and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Page120 . To access the Weld Neck Flange data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [Piping Standards].. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. 2010 Weld Neck (WN) Flange Data Figure ED.PS-4. then choose [Class Rating and Flange Sizes] then choose Weld Neck Flange in the category desired (150lb to 1500lb). Report Builder module and other modules.

Report Builder module and other modules. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper right hand corner to access size of interest.© Technical Toolboxes. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Page121 . 2010 Long Weld Neck (LWN) Flange Data Figure ED. Inc. then choose [Class Rating and Flange Sizes] then choose Long Weld Neck Flange in the category desired (150lb to 1500lb). Variable definitions are given in table at top of page and can be accessed via the pull down menu.PS-5.. To access the LWN Flange data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards]. Long Weld Neck (LWN) Flange Data Selection Long Weld Neck Flange data can be accessed from the Front Page.

. then choose [SS Steel Pipe Sizes]. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access size of interest. then choose [CS Steel Pipe Sizes]. Report Builder module and other modules. 2010 Carbon Steel (CS) Pipe Size Data Figure ED. Report Builder module and other modules. Carbon Steel (CS) Pipe Size Data Selection CS Steel Pipe Size data can be accessed from the Front Page. To access the CS Steel Pipe Size data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards].© Technical Toolboxes. Stainless Steel (SS) Pipe Size Data SS Steel Pipe Size data can be accessed from the Front Page. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access size of interest. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner of the API Standard Line Pipe subsection to access size of interest. To access the SS Steel Pipe Size data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [Piping Standards]. Inc.PS-6. Page122 .

.© Technical Toolboxes. To access the Aluminum Steel Pipe Size data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards]. Page123 . then choose [Alum Pipe Sizes]. Inc. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access size of interest. Report Builder module and other modules. 2010 Aluminum (Alum) Pipe Size Data Aluminum Steel Pipe Size data can be accessed from the Front Page.

Purpose: Piping being evaluated by inspection departments often run into issues with the default practical (structural) minimum thickness (tmin) as established by some standing instructions and actual thicknesses that are near or below those thicknesses due to schedule of piping (i.. Normal protocol at this juncture is to forward the matter to engineering to perform a calculated tmin for a more accurate calculation.e. Practical Minimum Thickness (tmin) Data Selection Practical tmin data can be accessed from the Front Page. yields time & manpower savings by easing engineering workloads and expediting turnaround time on Inspection Page124 .. To access the Practical tmin data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards].150") or corrosion at a calculable rate causing the inspection intervals and remaining life calculations on lines to be limited to an extremely conservative estimate. 2010 Practical Minimum Thickness (tmin) Data Figure ED.148" nominal where the default structural tmin may be above that at 0. Inc. use of pre-calculated tmins. then choose [Practical tmin]. Report Builder module and other modules. As an alternative.PS-7. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access pipe size. 8" SS pipe sch 10 is 0.© Technical Toolboxes.

3) Two pre-calculated tmins (designated as Cal1 and Cal2) have been established to provide alternate values under some of the variables in the spreadsheet to satisfy variations in weight loads that are common to piping systems.The calculated thickness to be used when the area of interest supports addition piping components commonly associated with a valve set weight load as designated under the Cal2 signifier. (including weight of insulation at designated thickness). b.The calculated thickness to be used when the area of interest does not support any addition piping components with weight loads greater than those designated under the Cal1 signifier.only calcium silicate (CalSil) or mineral wool (MinWool) are included in the weight loads. Inc. Scope: The use of these pre-calculated tmins must fall within strict guidelines as set forth in this instruction. Cal1 . 2) Piping design configurations restricted to: a. Other types can be accepted as long as the weight per unit is verified to be equal to or below that of CalSil or MinWool. NOTE: a Cal2 value may be used for CML's that qualify for Cal1 as it is a more conservative value but not visa-versa.e.© Technical Toolboxes. straight lengths between supports or. 5) Where lines have two sizes within the area of interest (i. for example. Cal2 . b. 2010 reports and database updates. General Instructions: The following prerequisites must be concluded before using the pre-calculated tmin values. 4) Insulation . 3" reduced to 2") (not including valve components where the reduction is local to the valve) use the more conservative values of the two sizes when determining the qualifying factors. load limits. two directional lengths with one elbow (any degree) between supports. a.e. the corrosion rates are such that a more accurate calculation is needed to conclude that it is mechanically sound to continue in service and will have the mechanical integrity and remaining life required to continue in use to allow time for a planned replacement (i.. at next unit TA). Any other type not qualifying as stated must be calculated for weight load. Use of these pre-calculated minimum thicknesses will be predicated to meeting several prerequisites such as supported length. as designated for "Cal1" and "Cal2" of the module. Page125 . (basically allowing for the weight of insulation at the designated thickness). the default practical (structural) tmin is limiting life or inspection interval due to database calculations based on the pipe nominal or original base line measurements or b. 1) Use of pre-calculated tmins are restricted to those cases where. pressure and temperature constraints. a. Use of these pre-calculated tmins is limited to carbon steel (grades A106 and A53) and 300 series stainless steel piping utilized in the production processes of client facilities. Variables that do not have the Cal1/Cal2 signifier are applicable to both.

4) Determine pipe schedule is equal to or less than value designated. but the hangers should be evaluated by engineering. 5) Determine design pressure and temperature is equal to or less than values designated. determine that the diameter (dia) and number of pipe (Pp) hangers is equal to (may be less to some degree) the values designated under Pp Hanger Cal1 or Pp Hanger Cal2. 2) Determine if area of interest falls under Cal1 or Cal2 (No additional piping components use Cal1 or Cal 2. Reference available engineering hand books or access Engineering Data/Pipe Standards available within this program for weight of piping components). Page126 . in ()..1 8) Determine support length is equal to or less than value designated under Cal1 or Cal2 as appropriate. for one valve set use Cal2 only).© Technical Toolboxes. the pre-calculated tmin may be used if all other criteria are met.no more than one valve set. is referring to number of hangers required at the corresponding dia. Inc. (Types other than CalSil or MinWool must be calculated to determine if weight load is acceptable). 2010 6) Variables in the spreadsheet that have (=<) signify that the area of interest must have values that are equal to or less than the designated value in order to qualify. If hangers do not meet the criteria for Cal1 or Cal2 as appropriate.e. does not include piping under external pressures (i.) is equal to or less than 1.G. 3) Determine max loads (Cal2 . 6) Determine flange ratings in the system are equal to or less than 300# 7) Determine product specific gravity (S.. vacuum or jacketed) Specific Instructions: 1) Choose the applicable spreadsheet (carbon steel or 300 series stainless steel). If line is supported by pipe hangers. NOTE: the values not in () as designated under Pp Hanger Cal1 and Cal2 correspond to those values as designated under Hangers No.) and like wise those values in () under Pp Hanger Cal1 and Cal2 correspond to those values as designated under Hangers No. 10) Determine thickness of insulation is equal to or less than value designated. 9) Determine type of insulation. 11) The pipe hanger size values are given as guidance for conditions were the distance between supports are close to or at the maximum as indicated for that size and option selected (Cal1 or Cal2). not in () (Hanger No. 7) Applicable to internal pressures only.

2010 Pipe Stress Tables Figure ED. Report Builder module and other modules. Pipe Stress Tables Data Selection The Pipe Stress Tables can be accessed from the Front Page. A Material not listed may be added and existing material edited. Use the file selection pull down menu on left to access material of interest.PS-8.. Inc. To access the Pipe Stress Tables from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [Piping Standards]. Page127 . A temperature that fall between given values can be interpolated using the table to the right. then choose [Stress Tables].© Technical Toolboxes.

2010 Enter new material by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Inc. Alternately.© Technical Toolboxes. the user can select an existing file and click the duplicate icon at the top right hand corner and update the data as required to reflect the new record. Page128 .. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.

To access the Bolting data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards].PS-9. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access size of bolt for thread specifications and torque lbs values. Inc. then choose [Bolting].. Use the file selection pull down menu at the left of the bolt stress subsection to access stress values for the material of interest. 2010 Bolting Data Figure ED. Page129 . Report Builder module and other modules. Bolting Data Selection Bolting data can be accessed from the Front Page.© Technical Toolboxes.

Page130 . Report Builder module. flange type calculations and other modules. Use the file selection pull down menu at the top to access gasket material/type/size of interest. To access the Gasket Data Tables from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [Piping Standards]. then choose [Gasket Data]. Inc. Gasket Data Selection The Gasket Data Tables can be accessed from the Front Page.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Gasket Data Figure ED. W and N values (see figure 1 to 6 to right for variable description) from exiting or proposed gaskets and/or design conditions to enter into the work sheet (use scroll on right to search thru configuration that best fit the existing design of flange of interest) when determining “b’ values for flange calculations.. Determine T. Gasket manufacturer specifications should provide M and Y values.PS-10.

© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 A Material not listed may be added and existing material edited via the [Add/Edit] button at top right. Enter new product by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for.. A cad drawing (PIC) or small photo clip would be advantageous for the “sketch” cell entry. Inc. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Page131 .

weight and restriction of various types of insulation.PS-11. Inc. Use the file selection pull down menu at top to access pipe sizes values to determine the associated thickness for the various temperatures. Page132 . Insulation Data Selection Insulation data can be accessed from the Front Page.. To access the Insulation data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards]. 2010 Insulation Data Figure ED. Click on the [Insulation Description] for use. then choose [Insulation].© Technical Toolboxes. Report Builder module and other modules.

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Flange Weight

Figure ED- PS-12. Flange Weight Data Selection Flange Weight data can be accessed from the Front Page, Report Builder module and other modules. To access the Flange Weight data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [Piping Standards], then choose [Flange Weight]. Use the file selection pull down menu at top to access flange sizes to determine the associated weight.

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Valve Weight

Figure ED- PS-13. Valve Weight Data Selection Valve Weight data can be accessed from the Front Page, Report Builder module and other modules. To access the Valve Weight data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Piping Standards], then choose [Valve Weight]. Use the file selection pull down menu at top to access valve sizes to determine the associated weight for the various valves types.

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Pipe Specs

Figure ED-PS-14. Pipe Specifications Pipe Specifications data can be accessed from the Front Page, Report Builder module and other modules. To access the Process Specs data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then choose [Pipe Standards] and then [Pipe Specs]. Use the file selection pull down menu at top right to access the specification of interest such as High Temp. Corrosive Refinery Hydrocarbons (F10 C5), Caustic Services (1 to 50%) (M10C B), Steam and Condensate, HP, B31.1 (C60A), et. These specification are available for adoption as company specifications as accepted by the company engineering dept. It is recommended that use of these specifications be reviewed and cross referenced with the manufacturer specs issued with by the contractor/engineering firm of the piping system of interest and /or existing company specifications. These cross references should be noted in the "X-Reference" block at top of the form (i.e., Litwin Spec / C01, Esso Spec / M312(1PW1A)). These are considered as General Pipe Specs available for common refinery systems that should be reviewed and accepted (signed) by company PE prior to issuance. Alternately these spec are a good tool for QA reference for the Inspector/R. Engineer to check contractor recommendations for New installation, repairs and alteration to existing piping systems. Add new specifications by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for.

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Alternately, the user has the option of selecting an existing file and click the duplicate icon at the top right hand corner and update the data as required to reflect the new specification.

To print, click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.

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Tube Gauge Sizes

Figure ED-PS-15. Tube Gauge Size Selection Tube Gage Size data can be accessed from the Front Page, Report Builder module and other modules. To access the Tube Gage Size from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then choose [Pipe Standards] and then [Tube Gage Size]. Use the file selection pull down menu at top to access Tube Gage Size gauge values to determine the associated thickness for the various Standards (Note: BWG most common reference in US).

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. Variable definitions are found in text next to variable. 2010 Minimum Design Metal Temperature (MDMT) Evaluation Figure ED-29. Begin performing these calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for.© Technical Toolboxes. MDMT Evaluation Data Entry Form MDMT Evaluation can be accessed from the Front Page. Page138 . Inc. Use [Exemptions] button at right to aid in determining if the component is exempt for the evaluation. To access the MDMT Evaluation from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [MDMT]. Reference various reference pages via buttons scattered through out form (next to applicable variable). Report Builder module and other modules.

Use [Fig UCS-66. 2010 Use the [Appl Curve] button to determine what curve the material falls under.© Technical Toolboxes. alternately the tabulated values can be used in lue of the [Fig UCS-66] Generally. Page139 . Notes will appear on the bottom of the page of the report. Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom of the form. Inc. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.1] to determine final temperature (°F) reduction in step 4 based on the ratio determined in step 3. an alternate ratio can be determined from the formula S*E*/SE as provided for in Step 3. To print. there is the MAWP/MAP ration that can be determined for components not in primary membrane tensile stress (such as flat covers. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. the default ratio in step 3 is adequate for the evaluation. Additionally. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. however. etc.. Use [Fig UCS-66] in step 2 to determine initial temperature (°F). tube sheet. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.).

UCS-56 PWHT Requirement Selection The PWHT page can be accessed from the Front Page. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access Material of interest P and Group numbers.© Technical Toolboxes. ASME Sect. Inc. VIII Div 1. 2010 Post Weld Heat Treatment (PWHT) Figure ED-30. Page140 . To print.. Report Builder module and other modules. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. To access the PWHT page from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click [PWHT]. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview.

To access the Definitions page from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Definitions]. Report Builder module and other modules.© Technical Toolboxes.. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access subject of interest. Inc. 2010 Definitions Figure ED-31. Definitions Selection The Definitions page can be accessed from the Front Page. Page141 .

To access the Coatings page from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on [Coatings]. Start new record by clicking the [Add Record] button just below the calculation section at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for. Inc. This page is used for recording coatings used for various conditions and components for future reference. Page142 .© Technical Toolboxes. There is a calculation section for determining surface areas where estimates may be required. Coatings Data Entry Form The Coatings page can be accessed from the Front Page. 2010 Coatings Figure ED-32. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access previous records. Report Builder module and other modules..

Page143 . Use the file selection pull down menu at top to access sheet metal gauge values to determine the associated thickness for the various Standards..© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Sheet Metal Data Figure ED-33. then choose [Sheet Metal]. Inc. To access the Sheet Metal data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then click on file of choice [Piping Standards]. Report Builder module and other modules. Sheet Metal Data Selection Sheet Metal data can be accessed from the Front Page.

To print. Use the file selection pull down menu at top to access the process of interest such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2).. Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). Report Builder module and other modules. Pipe Specs are available for common refinery systems that should be reviewed and acceptance by company PE. Page144 . To access the Process Specs data from the front page choose [Engineering Data] then choose [Process Specs].© Technical Toolboxes. et. Polythionic Acid. 2010 Process Specs Figure ED-34. Charts and calculations are available via access buttons on the left of the form to predict specific corrosion as determined by industry science. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. Process Specifications Process Specifications data can be accessed from the Front Page. Inc. General Eng.

). 2010 API 653 AST Inspection Module API 653 AST Inspection Module Main Page API 653 AST Module can only be accessed from the Front Page API 653 AST Module is laid out to help you find information quickly via the diverse functions and text windows. Shell Nozzles etc. Figure AST-1. These component text windows have subsets Page145 .. Inc. Floor. The subject tabs of the text widows and pick buttons help to guide the user to the desired information page through a topical approach.© Technical Toolboxes. API 653 AST Inspection Module Main Page The tabulated text windows are designed to facility quick access to information that an Inspector or Reliability Engineer may need in response to questions or inspection finding that requires timely judgment calls. Fixed Roof. The subject matters are broken down into components (Shell.

Page146 .188" for tanks <50' dia. ….7.© Technical Toolboxes. Fixed Roof. 2. Plates >1/2" .3 c1. 2) Click in window to activate vertical scroll. 3) Click on arrow button below subject tab (or at bottom of window) to scroll to discipline of choice (Design Criteria.2 a. Procedure for viewing/seeking text window subject matter: 1) Pick on subject tab of interest (Inspection intervals. Under each of the tabulated subjects are subset pages with both references to the codes in regards to that particular area of interest and specification “snap shots” of some of the most commonly accessed code requirements such as in the follow excerpt: I.6" from Vertical joints and 3" from horz. Inc.2 c. Floor. DESIGN OF TANK SHELLS A.para 3. Shell Design ..1. The disciplines include Design Criteria. Minimum Design Thickness = 0.10" min distance from shell to any butt weld shell joint c2. etc. Inspection Guidelines. Plates <=1/2" (or thicker plates that were PWHT) .). Inspection Guidelines.2.6.25" for tanks <120' dia .4 External Pressures (1 in of water) 3.para 3. API STANDARD 650 1.para 3. Minimum Design Width of shell plates = 72" . and Repair Specifications for each of the components. 0. joints (including bottom shell-floor joint).para 3.6. 2010 of pages addressing the various disciplines related to assessing the degree of degradation and other discrepancies.1 b. 3. Shell. Weld Spacing details 3. Repair Specifications) 4) Use vertical scroll in text window (not vertical page scroll) to peruse the subject matter or reference being sought.1.. Design Considerations .6 a.

Repair Specs. etc.) in PDF format to provide quick access to those codes when needed.. API-653. 2010 Figure AST-2. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. Calculations. Buttons along the bottom give you quick access to the work modules (such the Report Builder. etc. Tabulated Subject Text Windows Across the top of the main page of the API-653 module are pick button linked to the most commonly associated Codes (API-650. Hydro Testing.). Page147 . ASME V. Engineering Data. ASME and other associated codes as well. (No laboring or searching) along with a “Codes” button that will navigate you to additional API.

2010 Repair Specifications Figure AST-3. Nozzle Installation. Nozzle Removal 5. 6. Weld Repairs/Weld Overlay 10. NDE Forms Page148 . Lap Patch 7. Inc.. 3. Repad Installation 4. 1. Repair Specifications Data Entry Form Repair Specifications can be accessed from button at the bottom of the API 653 AST Module. To access the Repair Specifications from the front page choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Repair Specs] button at bottom of page then click on repair spec of interest. Shell Attachment 8. Shell Insert. Support Pads 9. Liner Inst/Repair 11.© Technical Toolboxes. General 2.

NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Alternately.. To select a drawing. Page149 . The General Repair Spec provides an Illustration N3 entry for additional drawings along with addition text cell next to it. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. the user can make a new drawing and insert it into the Illustration N1 cell and into the library for future use. W2. Users can scroll thru the library using the scroll arrows at the bottom of the drawing window. 2010 GENERAL TO ALL REPAIR SPECS: Begin project by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for. W3. The Weld Data section should reflect weld data variables (W1. right click on the drawing of choice and copy and paste it into the Illustration N1 cell. To print. The button above the Illustration N1 entry cell has a drawing library with several selections related to the subject matter. Pick buttons for quick access to commonly accessed specifications relating to project such as Material Data and Nozzle Data are provided through out the form. Use the file selection pull down menu at the top of the page to access a previous record.© Technical Toolboxes. Illustration N1 is for a drawing spec. Inc. et) from the drawing and should be cross referenced to Illustration N2 (Weld Design Figures) specifying the figure(s) and unit values. Variable definitions are found in text next to variable. Fill procedural specifications in thorough detail for maintenance and inspection directives. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. GENERAL REPAIR SPECS: The General Specification allows the user to specify variables. Attach any additional drawing if required to support repair specifications. The variables should reflect any variables referenced in the drawings (Illustration N1).

C et) 4. 6” Noz etc. Record Individual shell heights. 2. select print from the preview page. 5. STI Inspection Checklist Tank Data: 1.e. Roof X leg 1. et). Seam one is the first seam left of the Manway left of the ladder looking from elevation view. for Nozzles – Noz A. Inc. All Nozzle Y coordinates are measure from the floor lip extension. To access the Inspection Forms from the front page choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Inspection Forms] button at bottom of page then click on Inspection form(s) required for Inspection Scope (API Checklist. AST Settlement Survey. Print checklist as required for type of inspection a. B.. Shell 2. for Components . Data form for collecting static data about the tank. 2. Component Description (Comp Disc) refers to Shell 1. Drop 1 Shl1. Shell layout Coordinates Data Sheet: 1. weld seams and appurtenances) Seal Inspection Field Data Sheet: 1. (this includes all nozzles. Location refers to where the CML’s were established (i. The entry to determine square inches is based on normal physical profiles where the gap starts Page150 . 2010 Inspection Forms (Field Forms) Inspection Forms can be accessed from button at the bottom of the API 653 AST Module.© Technical Toolboxes. CML Field Data Collection Sheets (Components and Nozzles): 1. All Nozzle X coordinates are measure as straight lengths from seam 1. Record seal gaps as ½ the gap length.. b. Criteria for this evaluation is from EPA REGULATIONS 40 CFR Chapter 1. et. To print. API C-2 Out-of-Service Inspection Checklist c.Chime Q1-Q2. All X coordinates are measures as straight lengths from this point. Start numbering the Component CML data form first then continues from last number in sequence on the Nozzle CML form. Part 60. AVAILABLE FORMS: Checklists (3): D.) 3. Component CML Data sheet. Seam one is the first seam left of the Manway left of the ladder looking form elevation view. API C-1 In-Service Inspection Checklist. 2.

Shell Settlement Survey Field Data Sheet: Figure AST-4. The max distance between survey points is to be limited to 31. splitting the gap length at point “B” (in half). Shell Settlement Survey Field Data Entry Form The settlement survey from has a preliminary form that should be filled out with basic information prior to issue of the field inspection sheet.42 ft for ease of computation (max allowed by code is 32 ft) Page151 .© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 from point “A” and gradually widens at an angle to its max width from the shell at point “B” then tapers back at an angle to point “C” on the other side. inverting.. The preliminary form calculates survey points to even numbers to better fit a cosine curve. Inc. therefore the square units (inches) can be determine from the width times half the length. Theoretically. and folding back onto the remaining half would form a rectangle.

AST Roof Hold Points Begin building the AST Repair Hold Point document by clicking the [+] icon at the top of form and begin entering data in cells as called for.© Technical Toolboxes. NDE Field Data Sheet: 1.. AST Shell Hold Points 3. Begin entering inspection hold points in the existing data cells in the form sub section. Inc. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. To enter another component click the [+] icon or select the Duplicate Icon in the component data sub section (not at top of page). MT Exam Form 3. AST Floor Hold Points 2. To print. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Hydro Test form 2. Page152 . PT Exam Form AST Repair Hold Point: 1. 2010 Begin entering data into the Shell Settlement Survey preliminary calculation by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. Use the file selection pull down menu at the top of the page to access a previous record.

. heading or note in the sequence as desired. Click the [Action Icon] button at top to use a “STOP” or “NOTE” in the action cell as appropriate (or leave blank if at a subject heading). 2010 Figure AST-5. User can change numbers around if need be to correct a sequence if desired. Inc. The field sheet will print in corrected sequence and will open in sequence next time page is accessed. Page153 . Hold Point Document Data Entry Form Each “No” (Number) cell should have a value entered for sequence of events. Use pull down menu to insert pre-formulated hold point event text or write in hold point event.© Technical Toolboxes. Right click on the Icon of choice and copy and paste into the Action cell.

Notes may be entered between action items as desired. To print. 2010 User can add a hold point to pull down via button at bottom of page for future use.. Page154 . User can add a test to pull down via button at bottom of page for future use. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Inc. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon and confirming (Delete all sub record first than the main record).© Technical Toolboxes. References to code requirement for tolerances and NDE inspection are available to the user via the pick buttons at the bottom of the pages. Use pull down menu to insert test required text or write in required test. click the [Preview Document] button at the top then select print from the preview page. User can add notes to pull down selection via button at bottom of page for future use. Preformulated notes are available to enter via the selection pull down menu at the bottom of the Shell Hold Points document only. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting [Preview Document] button.

. 2010 AST Hydrostatic (Hydro) Test Calculations Figure AST-6. Inc. To access the AST Hydro Test calculations from the front page choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Hydro Testing] button at bottom of page. Use the side bar scroll to scroll down to review excerpts from API-653 Standard for guidelines for conditions requiring hydro testing.© Technical Toolboxes. Report Builder module and other modules. Page155 . Hydro Test Calculation Data Entry Form The AST Hydro Test calculations can be accessed from the Front Page. Begin performing AST Hydro Test calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Variable definitions are given in table at middle right of the data form and can be accessed via the scroll arrow buttons at the bottom of the sub page.

. The material selection accesses a material list from API-650 but other material may be entered. User must select the material from the pull down which. “Course Height” is the measured height of product up the course of interest in feet (i. Page156 . Anytime a pull down selection is used. Notes will appear in the comments section of the report. an eight foot course with product up to six and half feet would be 6. 2010 The fill height (TH) value is normally the tank height but may be decreased if the calculated result values are not acceptable for any of the courses. all reports through out the program will display the logo) Users can fill in the form with available information and specifications (Target Fill Height.5)) and is used to calculate FH Click on the [logo] button at the top of form to enter user company logo to appear on the reports (changing the logo is global. Clicking on the [User Defined] button will access the programs material table which bases it stress values on API-650. Hold Time. If that is the case. etc.e. if results are < FH. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. once chosen. etc. Start Time/Date. the fill height and governing course should be noted in the note section provided at the bottom. The user will then have to enter the resulting values into the associated cells. just enter the number (6. The lowest fill height results next to each course would be the target FH. Fill Height. If all results are > FH. Notes may be entered in the comments section if necessary in the lower right hand corner. End Time/Date. the form will display the stress values to be used for the applicable courses in accordance with API-650.) prior to Hydro testing to be issued to the responsible party directing the hydro. then decrease the fill height by subtracting from the course fill height (staring from the most upper course working down) until you get a satisfactory result.). Once the record is returned to the user. The joint efficiency can be determined from table 4-2 in lower left hand corner. If a material not on the default list is used then the material stress will have to be entered via the yellow cell under “User Defined” next to the default stress (St) cell. do not use tick (‘) marks for feet.5. The responsible party directing the hyrdo is to complete the record with the actual event data (Act. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. no adjustment is required. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. the remaining entry data can be entered and the record reissue for signatures for hard copy file.

Page157 .© Technical Toolboxes.. 2010 To print. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Inc. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.

. API 653 Inspection Report Builder Data Entry Form To access the API 653 Inspection Report Builder from the front page choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Inc. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen..e. 2010 API 653 Inspection Report Builder Figure AST-7. changing the units designation will not convert units as entered and will produce erroneous calculations) Much of the numerical data entered on the report builder front page will be used in the calculations of sub forms. “Nominal Diameter” should be enter as 25 not 25’ or 25ft ect. Page158 .x).xx or x. The [Edit Component Data] button is available to edit values or text in the report if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required with less placements.). (Note: once the units are chosen and data is input in those units. x. Choose Units (US or Metric) in upper right hand corner and enter all data as called for in those units. therefore enter all numerical data as specified without signifiers (i. The “Original Plate Thickness” in lower right corner must be entered specifically using at least the ones place (enter 0 if below 1”) and to the thousandths place for a professional appearance in the final report (i. Begin report by entering data in cells as called for.500] not .xxx [0.e. Choosing [New Report] and enter a “Report No.”.© Technical Toolboxes.

Entry data cells with [*] buttons next to them allows for additions to be entered for use in pull down menus that are not available. The [File Table Edit] is available to use when a user has several reports that have repetitive information and desires to duplicate a report to edit data that is different from the originating report. Once all the front page data cells are populated the user can proceed to the sub forms for Data Evaluations. Write-ups. As the user continues to scrolls down the base page there will be empty user data cells to input additional static data that will appear under the data page 4 along with the given data that automatically populates. therefore the “Original Plate Thickness” must correspond with the “Age/Prev Insp” value. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired. It does not copy the CML/TML data. et) which will be used to calculate corrosion rates. A link to the PDF Codes/Standards library is available in the upper right corner for quick access to the codes. 2010 The Age/Prev Insp. Inc. Report Appendix must have an initial entry to run this front page report preview (blank report will come up otherwise). Pick “Paste”. 20. This allows the user to build the data base with data for future usage.e. (i. Click on the [File Table Edit]. Alternately. This will copy all the front page data and the text field.. is a number not a date (i. 9. A link to the extraneous AST Calculations is available where additional calculations may be needed. Pick ”Copy”. 34. Recommendations and other report building functions.e. Immediately change the report (also user can edit other data in this mode as well). These values will be used throughout the program when evaluation the remaining life of the nozzles. To do a spell check. Right click on the left of the report desiring to duplicate.© Technical Toolboxes. As the user scrolls down the base page there is a “Pipe/Nozzle Practical tmins” table that will come up. Click on [AST Calculations] and then select the calculation of interest. These values default to the program practical tmin values but can be over written by the user. Inspector or Service.. The user should experiment with these input data to see how it will appear on the data page. (Reference pg 10 – 57) The cover text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information. The user should always progress from left to right when entering data in sub forms as the program cascades information as the report is progressed. place the cursing within the text windows and click F7 on the key board. The front page report preview page is limited to the fist four pages of the report. Right click on the blank field at the bottom of list. Page159 . Close this entry form and click on the [Select Existing Report] button and open the new report to continue building the report.

Once the Report is printed is must be assembled inserting the Appended documents in the associated appendix sections. Inc. Any supplemental documents (such as Extraneous Calculations. To print the finished Report. Drawings. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. 4. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. This feature is for data transfer between one API Toolbox programs to another only and cannot be used to input data from other sources such as data loggers. When the data is in excel it should not be edited or modified in anyway or it may not transfer the data properly. etc. click the (green) Report Icon and click print. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Page160 . To preview and print the front page report section.© Technical Toolboxes. This will print the front page and the sub forms from left to right up to the “AST Checklists”. 3. 5. NDE Reports. The material selection accesses a material list from API-650. Photographs. 1. User should delete all sub form files prior to performing this function on the main data entry page. 2.. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Base Page Report Data Report Appendices Component TML Record Nozzle TML Record Settlement Survey Import/Export commands transfer data using excel spreadsheets as a transfer medium. Import/Export buttons are provided to transfer data from one API Toolbox program to another. 2010 Click on the [logo] button at the top of form to enter user company logo to appear on the reports (changing the logo is global.) must be printed independently. all reports through out the program will display the logo) Anytime a pull down selection is used. There are 5 basic data sets associated with the report that must be transferred.

USB Storage. (this is done to enable the import command to target a folder to retrieve the data sets from (do not rename of files).e. e. (do not rename files) a. as instructed in step 2 above. find the newly imported report and open. c. b. 2010 1) 2) Procedure for transferring data: Create a transfer file folder for temporary file storage in source PC (i. (do not rename files) From the destination PC/ API Toolbox random report.e.. d. Base Page Report Data Report Appendices Component TML Record Nozzle TML Record Settlement Survey 8) Click the [Open Existing Report] button. Import the following data sets. (caution: ensure that the files to be imported have a unique report number from any existing report or the reports will be merged and cause printing errors) a.© Technical Toolboxes.e. Delete the exported excel data files from the transfer folder and then copy the source excel data files from the transfer medium or email into the transfer folder. b. Base Page Report Data Report Appendices Component TML Record Nozzle TML Record Settlement Survey 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) Save files from the source transfer folder to a transfer medium (i. c. Inc.. create a transfer file folder for temporary file storage. to the transfer file folder. inspector’s field laptop). CD) or attach files to email for delivery to destination PC/ API Toolbox program.. In the destination API Toolbox program. d. Page161 . e. the technical writer’s PC). open a random report in the Report Builder and export all data sets. In the destination PC (i. Export all the following data sets for the report of interest from the API Toolbox Report Builder to the designated transfer file folder.

Report Appendix must have an initial entry to configure the report and run the front page and other text report previews (blank report will come up otherwise). / Appendix Figure AST-8. Subject] or [App Text] as desired.© Technical Toolboxes.. 2010 Report Config. The pull down menus for each of the data cells are for user options. then Click on the [Report Config. / Appendix page from the front page. To add more options click the [App. choose Appendix A. This will configure the report This section is divided up with separate windows for building the report appendix. Page162 . Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. Report Appendix Builder To access the Report Config. Inc. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. The Report Appendix text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information. Alternately. Pick the Appendix A data scroll menu. / Appendix] button at the bottom left.

2010 A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.. Page163 . To print.© Technical Toolboxes. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Inc.

Page164 .e. “Location” entries should describe a location were a set of thickness measurement (tml’s) were taken on that component (i. Begin entering data in cells in the “Component TML Record” data section as called for..e. Component CML Data Entry Form To access the Report Component CML Data Form from the front page. 001.. Inc. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. 002. then Click on the [Component TML Record] button on the left. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen.e.© Technical Toolboxes. all data from shell course one should be have “Shell Crs 1” entered in this field). 003) “Component” entries should reflect single description per component (i. The CML must be entered by the user in sequence (as completed on the field forms previously review) using three digit entries (i. Chime Q1-Q2 where the “Chime” is the bottom 6” of the first shell course and Q1 indicates the first quadrant of the circumference as layout and identified on the CAD drawings).. 2010 Report Component Corrosion Monitoring location (CML) Record Figure AST-9.

Note that the CML descriptions appear at the top of the form to identify what CML is being edited.500] not .© Technical Toolboxes. x. To print. That entry is normally the lowest reading of that CML (tml set). The “tml” values must be entered specifically using at least the ones place (enter 0 if below 1”) and to the thousandths place for a professional appearance in the final report (i. therefore enter all numerical data as specified. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.xx or x. Page165 .x). Normally. Each CML can receive up to 6 tml points (but may be less). Much of the numerical data entered in this sub form will be used in the calculations sub forms. Close this data form when completed to return to the Component CML Sub form. If there is a corroded section that has been evaluated for hoop stress. regardless of the location on the component.e. the resulting average thickness may be entered in place of the lowest reading. the lowest of the tact values for that component is the value to be entered into the associated data cell in the “Actual Plate Thickness (t act)” section. Inc.xxx [0. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. At this point the user must make a determination as to the actual thickness value to be entered in the “Actual Plate Thickness (t act)” section at the top for each component.. 2010 Entries into the CML records may be entered by adding one at a time or once the first one is entered the user may duplicate that one equal to the amount of CML points (not including Nozzle CML Points) or number of like components and then editing CML numbers and data as needed. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. The last entry is for the value that may be used to calculate the corrosion rates and remaining life. Click on the [US CML Data] or [Metric CML Data] button to enter thickness readings in accordance with the unit designation chosen on the base page. The [Edit Component Data] or [Edit CML] buttons are available to edit values or text in the report if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required with less placements.

.e.. The Age is a number not a date (i. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. 6. Page166 . then Click on the [Nozzle TML Record] button at the bottom.). Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. 8 not 2” or 6in etc. et) which will be used to calculate corrosion rates.. Nozzle CML Data Entry Form To access the Report Nozzle CML Data Form from the front page. 2010 Report Nozzle Corrosion Monitoring location (CML) Record Figure AST-10. 014. 2. 34.e.. The CML must be entered by the user in sequence (as completed on the field forms) using three digit entries (i. “Size” enter all numerical data as specified without signifiers (i. “Comp ID” entries should reflect the nozzle description such as 24" MW or 4” Nozzle. 015) and defaults to 001 for example. 013. 20.© Technical Toolboxes. 9. and defaults to the tank age entered in the base page but can be entered to be replaced. Begin entering data in cells in the “AST Nozzle/Pipe TML Record” data section as called for. Inc.e.

That entry is normally the lowest reading of that CML (tml set). N1.e. B. N3 et). therefore enter all numerical data as specified. C or MW1.x. (Reference “Pipe Standards” on pg 67 for more details).xx or x. The last entry is for the value to be used to calculate the corrosion rates and remaining life.. Component ID Service). Page167 . Much of the numerical data entered in this sub form will be used in other calculation sub forms. “t Nominal” entries are normally derived from the original nozzle specs.500] not .© Technical Toolboxes. Click on the [US CML Data] or [Metric CML Data] button to enter thickness readings in accordance with the unit designation chosen on the base page. Entries into the CML records may be entered by adding one at a time or after the first one is entered the user may duplicate that one equal to the amount of CML points (not including Component CML Points) or number of like components and then editing CML numbers and data as needed. Note that the CML descriptions appear at the top of the form to identify what CML is being edited. This value is used for the tprev value for the remaining life calculations. Inc.US Units . 2010 “Location” entries should designate an ID that that identifies it on the drawing (i. The “tml” values must be entered specifically using at least the ones place (enter 0 if below 1”) and to the thousandths place for a professional appearance in the final report (i.x)..xxx [0. The [Pipe Specs] button is available to determine the nominal thickness of the Nozzle. N2. The [Edit CML] button is available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required with less placements. The users may opt to enter a previous thickness measurement instead of the nominal thickness for more accurate corrosion rates. This allows the user to build the data base with data for future usage. Enter data cells with [*] buttons next to them allows for additions to be entered for use in pull down menus that are not available. Each CML can receive up to 4 tml points (but may be less). A. (i. Close this data form when completed to return to the Nozzle CML Sub form.e.e. And will default to “A” to give a starting ID but can be entered in to replace.

click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. To print.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Inc.. Page168 .

Inc.3 RETIREMENT THICKNESS DETERMINATION Recommends establishing a greater thickness than the calculated thickness to allow for undiscovered metal loss due to general and localized corrosion.. The default tmin values can be over ridden using the “User Defined” (yellow) data cell at top of page. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Nozzle Calculations To access the Report Nozzle Calculations from the front page. then Click on the [Nozzle Calculations] button at the bottom. Repeat for all CML’s tmins that require editing. The tmin values use in this toolbox program were derived from the Practical tmin module of this program (Reference page 75 for more details). Page169 . Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. Click on the CML and enter the new tmin value. unanticipated loadings. 2010 Report Nozzle Calculations Figure AST-11. Nozzle evaluations are presented in this sub form based on previous data entry and practical minimum thicknesses as recommended in API-570 for pipe tmins.© Technical Toolboxes. and resistance to normal loss. NOTE: API-570 7.

Page170 . Click on the CML of interest then click the [NPS per Noz ID] button in the top left corner to view OD and pipe schedules/wall thickness for that Nozzle size. Click on the [Nozzle Standards] button then select the subject matter of interest. (Reference page 67 for more details) A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.© Technical Toolboxes. To print. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. A [Nozzle Standards] button is available for a quick reference to all pipe/nozzle data. Note that the selection pull down does not work in this mode. 2010 The [Edit CML] button is available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required with less placements. Inc. A [NPS per Noz ID] button is available for a quick reference to the pipe size for the size nozzle that is selected.. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview.

. the fill height and governing course should be noted in the note section provided at the bottom. If that is the case. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Shell Calculations To access the Report Shell Calculations from the front page. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. then Click on the [Shell Calculations] button at the bottom. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Begin performing Shell Calculations by entering remaining data in cells as called for in accordance with the unit designation chosen on the base page. Anytime a pull down selection is used. 2010 Report Shell Calculations Figure AST-12. The fill height value is normally the tank height may be decreased if the remaining life or tmin value is not acceptable for any of the courses. Variable definitions are given in table at bottom right and can be accessed via the pull down menu.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Page171 .

The [Edit Component CML] button is available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required. 10. Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record.e.e. not a date. User must select the material from the pull down which. Inc. Notes may be entered if necessary in the lower right hand corner. Page172 . NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. This value will override the calculated tmin. once chosen.5. 13. Where there are circumstances that require the use of an alternate tmin. an eight foot course with product up to six and half feet would be 6. just enter the number (6.© Technical Toolboxes. New material not on the list may be entered into the Materials form via the Engineering Data module from the front page to be available for use in the shell calculations forms and sub forms.5)) and is used to calculate H (Fill height minus all Crs H values below course of interest) Age variable is from entry made o the main page and is a single number (i. Notes will appear on the bottom of the second page of the calculation report. If a material not on the default list is used then the material stress will have to be entered via the yellow cell under [Alt S] next to the default stress (S) cell. do not use tick (‘) marks for feet. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. Clicking on the [Alt S] button will accesses the programs material table which bases it stress values on ASME Section 2 Part D..e. 2010 The joint efficiency can be determined from table 4-2 in lower left hand corner. the form will automatically calculate the stress values to be used for the applicable courses in accordance with API-653.). 4. The user will then have to enter the resulting values into the associated cells. 20 etc. The material selection accesses a material list from API-650 but other material may be entered. “Crs H” is the measured height of product up the course of interest in feet (i. (i. using the nominal minus the corrosion allowance to determine tmin) the user may enter that value in the yellow cell under Alt tmin. To print.

Begin performing Roof Calculations by entering remaining data in cells as called for in accordance with the unit designation chosen on the base page. A [conversions] button is available to the user at the top right of the page.. Roof Calculations To access the Report Roof Calculations from the front page. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen.© Technical Toolboxes. Results that are not within API-653 guidelines will flag “Red” and a text message will appear to suggest directives. Inc. CML] button is available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required. then Click on the [Roof Calculations] button at the bottom. The [Edit Comp. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. 2010 Report Roof Calculations Figure AST-13. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Page173 . Variable definitions are given in table at bottom right and can be accessed via the pull down menu.

Notes will appear on the bottom of the page of the calculation report. Page174 . 2010 Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom of the data page.© Technical Toolboxes. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Inc. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. To print..

Inc. 2010 Report Floor MRT Calculations Figure AST-14. The variables Page175 .. Threshold setting for the MFE floor exam should be considered prior to getting started with the exam to determine a basis to start with. Begin performing Floor MRT Calculations by entering remaining data in cells as called for in accordance with the unit designation chosen on the base page. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text.© Technical Toolboxes. CML] button is available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required. Variable definitions are given in table in upper right corner and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Floor MRT Calculations To access the Report Floor MRT Calculations from the front page. then Click on the [MRT Calculations] button at the bottom. The [Edit Comp. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. The client should be consulted to obtain information on the tank such as what previous inspections of the tank may have yielded.

Remember that just because no relevant indications were recorded doesn’t mean there weren’t any indications at all. just none that were above the threshold or “relevant” or in the red. Inc. consider. Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom right of the data page. if it is a viable alternative for the client.210” threshold and therefore.. Anything less than 40mil would be difficult for MFE technology to pick up in a favorable percentile and therefore is not practical to set the threshold any lower. consider adjusting the Or (next inspection period) to limit scope of repairs.© Technical Toolboxes. address these issues with the client as soon as possible to deter any unnecessary inspections. 5. 6. 2. as a minimum. 2010 may need to be adjusted as the inspection progresses based on predominant findings such as those listed in 1-6 below. Page176 . Always consider how adding coatings or CP systems will affect the results as well.250” plate would = 0. If the both sides have numerous areas with significant indications. Overall. 0. If it is realized early on in the exam process that the damage is so severe that replacing the floor plates would be best and most cost effective option.21”). determine max allowable bottom side pitting that would be cost effective for repairs that would match well with the minimum for the top after the few areas are repaired (aim for 50 to 70mil material loss for top side pitting) 4. 7. Notes will appear on the bottom of the calculation report. If the bottom side has just a few areas with significant indications and the top side has a numerous amount of indications. if it is a viable alternative for the client. Determining RTbc and RTip thresholds depends on what the existing conditions for top and bottom side yields. starting with 40mil material loss (i. if the bottom is clean with virtually no “relevant” indications. If the bottom side has a numerous areas with significant indications and the top side has very few areas of indications.e. determine max allowable topside pitting that would be cost effective for repairs that would match well with the minimum for the bottom after the few areas are repaired (aim for 40mil material loss as in #1 for RTbc) 3. For all scenarios. RTbc would = 0. The following are some guidelines to consider: 1. determine max allowable top and bottom side pitting that would be cost effective for repairs.

. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Page177 . A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Use the file selection pull down menu in the upper left hand corner to access a previous record. Inc. To print.

. If this check comes up less Page178 . Begin performing Settlement Survey Calculations by entering remaining data in cells as called for. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. Settlement Survey Calculations To access the Report Settlement Survey Calculations from the front page. Click on the [Calculation] button at the right of the data point cells. Using the field data form.90 as set forth in the Appendix B criterion.© Technical Toolboxes. This button will calculate the settlement in accordance with the requirements of Appendix B and product a chart with the points plotted relative to a best fit cosine curve. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. enter the values for each point into the form. The optimum cosine curve must have a value of R^2 greater than 0. 2010 Report Shell Settlement Survey Calculations Figure AST-15. Input Metric Unit values via the [Metric Unit Data] button in upper left hand corner. NOTE: Input US Unit values directly in the cells provided. then Click on the [Settlement Survey Calculations] button at the bottom. Inc.

To print. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.© Technical Toolboxes. Page179 . click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. Inc. 2010 than that required it may be necessary to re-shoot the settlement using more points.. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Notes may be entered if necessary at the bottom of the data page. Notes will appear on the bottom of the calculation report.

The [Codes] button is available for quick access to referencing codes. then Click on the [Report Write-up] button at the bottom. 2010 Report Write-up and Recommendations Figure AST-16.© Technical Toolboxes.. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. Page180 . Write-up and Recommendations To access the Write-up and Recommendations page from the front page. This section is divided up with separate windows for reporting findings and making recommendations for the various components. Inc. The [Calculate Next Inspection Dates (API max)] button is available for calculating the next inspection dates based on maximum allowed per code and may be overwritten if corrosion rates dictate a shorter inspection interval.

5. et) which is normally 5 years. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. is a number value with no signifiers.© Technical Toolboxes.. highlight the ES text with the curser within any the ES text window (must be checked separately from write-up text windows) and click F7 on the key board. Note that the Executive Summary does not appear in the Report Write-up preview page but is rather found on the main page preview. not a date (i. To do a spell check. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired.e. Normally the only discrepancies that make it into the Executive Summary are the items with a significant cost value or issues that are causing some limitation to the operating parameters of the Tank. Cells across the top require determinations for dates for next inspections intervals and governing component. The Executive Summary (ES) text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information. Page181 .. Inc. 4. These items should be in the body of the report and can easily be copied and pasted into the ES with some minor editing. The UT Results Summary and Recommendations should address calculation results and any issues that component evaluations yielded. To do a spell check. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired. Alternately. To print. 2010 The write-up and recommendation text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information. The governing component is normally the component with the least remaining life. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. 2. The “Years to Next Insp”. Alternately. place the curser within any the write-up text windows or the ES text window (the two must be checked separately) and click F7 on the key board.

Highlight the checklist of interest (pick at the top left of the widow above the text. Scroll through the list and enter an X in the center of the line for the relevant items that were checked during the inspection. back space and type X [Caps]) A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. Repeat for second checklist if required. Page182 . left click and move the mouse down while hold the left mouse button until all text is highlighted). choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Right click and select “Paste”. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. Report AST Checklists To access the Report AST Checklists page from the front page. then Click on the [AST Checklists] button at the bottom.. Then right click on highlighted text and pick “Copy”. This section is divided up in two separate windows for building the report checklist. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. (place the curser in center of check line. Close out selection list page and click in the window of choice (normally the fist blank window). To enter a check pick the [Select Checklist] button at the top right. 2010 Report AST Checklists Figure AST-17.

Page183 . NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. 2010 To print..

Begin report by clicking the [+] button at the top left and entered into the cells in accordance with the field data sheet as cells as called for.. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. then Click on the [NDE Records] button then choose the [MT or PT Record]. Report MT Test Record To access the Report MT/PT Test Record from the front page. Where there are multiple records to document the user can fill out the first and then click the duplicate button at top left and edit text of duplicate record to reflect the new record as needed. Page184 . Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. 2010 Report NDE MT/PT Records Figure AST-18.

The record should be printed and signed by all authorized parties for hard copy record. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner. 2010 The first sheet need only be filled out for a one time inspection. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. The second sheet can be utilized to support ongoing and multiple inspection such as would be expected during a tank turnaround involving several modification and repairs. To print.© Technical Toolboxes. Page185 . click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print form the preview page. Inc..

On command line: Page186 . User must obtain the filed data sheet and drawing relative to this project. Once the cad drawing is open and saved to a project folder. then Click on the [Cad Drawings] button at the bottom right. Save the file to the a project folder and pint out the Ledger drawing for reference when building the shell drawing.dwg] link to the AutoCAD template. Inc. AutoCAD Shell Ledger Drawing User must have the AutoCAD program (1997 or later version) to use this function. then click the [Dwgs/shell.© Technical Toolboxes. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. 2) In model space (MS enter on command line).. 2010 Report Shell AutoCAD Inspection Drawings Figure AST-19. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. (Reference pg 96 for more details on field forms) To access the Report AutoCAD Inspection Drawings from the front page. complete the following steps referencing the field data sheets and drawings: 1) Edit all title blocks and drawing text in papers space (PS enter on command line) related to specific report info (Company. and other text as needed to conform to user company drawing protocols). Date.

Command: insert SHL b. Y scale factor: enter tank shell course height in feet but without any unit signifiers (i.© Technical Toolboxes. Explode SHL Block Figure AST-20. 35 ft diameter is 35x PI = 110 ft to be entered as “110” d. Page187 .0 in the upper courses that do not align with the first course vert weld seam at point 0. Delete the vert lines (weld seams) above weld seam #1 at point 0. Inc. X scale factor: enter tank circumference in feet but without any unit signifiers (i.e.e. Rotation Angle: enter default. 2010 a.0 in accordance with field data records and draw in those that do align. Insertion Point: “0. Basic Shell Block Insert h.. d. 8 ft width = 8 ft to be entered as “8” e. Copy and past from the now existing three tier shell drawing to gain the required number of shell course. Command: Zoom to limits (if this does not bring the shell into a full view then zoom to a scale to gain a full view) g. f.0” c.

Rotation Angle: Enter default. Shell Course Layout with “Shlcut Insert” Pattern k. X scale factor: Enter default h. offset the #1 first weld seam in accordance with the field data sheet (i. Page188 . Copy and past those on the left when done to the weld seam at the right (both represent weld seam #1). Inc. Y scale factor: Enter default i. Copy and past the fist course weld seams to any other courses that align with that course.pick #1 weld and left click mouse to right of the seam) repeat until all lines (weld seams ) are drawn in on the first course. 30’.. 2010 e. j. Command: Insert SHLCUT f. Repeat process for all courses. Insertion Point: snap to top of vertical weld seam #1 g.e. Copy and past the SHLCUT to all the remaining vert placements above the weld seam #1.© Technical Toolboxes. Figure AST-21. Command: offset 30’-0”.

Rotation Angle: Enter default. Insert Repad blocks if desired. Insert ladder as indicated on the field drawings Page189 . Command: Insert MW24 Insertion Point: if X = 4’ and Y = 30” enter 4’. Repeat for all nozzles according to field data. Y scale factor: Enter default 4.. (Reference the ledger sheet for nozzle block names.e.© Technical Toolboxes. X scale factor: Enter default 3. use MW24 block for a to scale 24” Manway elevation view) 1. Shell Course Layout with Vert.. 2010 Figure AST-22. (NOTE: as an inspection drawing only that which helps to communicate inspection findings need be included in the drawing) m. Weld Seam l. use N6 block for a to scale 6” Nozzle elevation view. Insert nozzles as indicated on the field drawings. 7. Explode nozzle block and edit text to associated CML 6.30 2. 5. Reference Shell ledger drawing for Nozzle nomenclature (i. Inc.

Explode LDR block and edit conform to field drawing. GR. et) 1.. Shell Course Layout with Nozzles and Appurtenances m. Y scale factor: Enter default 4. Insert any other entities that there are a blocks for or draw in any other objects that are required for inspection drawing as indicated on the field drawings (such ATG. 6.© Technical Toolboxes. X scale factor: Enter default 3. X scale factor: Enter default 3. Figure AST-23. Rotation Angle: Enter default. Inc. If ladder runs opposite insert default then use mirror command to flip it to the correct orientation before exploding. Command: Insert ATG Insertion Point: if X = 27’ and Y = 4’ enter 27’. Command: Insert LDR Insertion Point: if X = 25’ and Y = 1’ enter 25’. Y scale factor: Enter default Page190 . 5.4’ 2. Hand Rails. 2010 1.12 2.

Add in CML Points 3. 5. Inc. recommend drawing the shell initially as one drawing and then saving as. Rotation Angle: Enter default.© Technical Toolboxes. Shell Course Layout with CML’s and Seam Numbering N. Add in Weld Seam Numbers O. When doing so remember to edit title block to reflect number sequencing of drawings. Page191 . rule of thumb at least two to four course sheets per drawing. Figure AST-24. 2010 4. Explode ATG block and edit to conform to field drawing.. as many drawings needed to reduce the sizes to where all entities are recognizable and all text is legible. If tank is a large tank.

(Reference pg 96 for more details on field forms) To access the Report AutoCAD Inspection Drawings from the front page. complete the following steps referencing the field data sheets and drawings: (references herein are for a roof layout drawing but principles apply to both the floor and roof except for different appurtenances such as nozzles. sumps and other items) Page192 . Inc. User must obtain the filed data sheet and drawings relative to this project. then Click on the [Cad Drawings] button at the bottom right. Save the file to the a project folder and pint out the Ledger drawing for reference when building the shell drawing. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen.dwg] link to the AutoCAD template. AutoCAD Roof/Floor Ledger Drawing User must have the AutoCAD program (1997 or later version) to use this function. 2010 Report Roof/Floor AutoCAD Inspection Drawings Figure AST-25. choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. platforms and stairways which would only be specific to roof layout whereas the floor may have roof columns. then click the [Dwgs/roof..© Technical Toolboxes. Once the cad drawing is open and saved to a project folder as Roof or Floor layout Drawing.

weld seams: 1.0” c. Center Point: “0. On command line: a.© Technical Toolboxes. 2) In model space (MS enter on command line). Command: Offset . Diameter (Rad): enter tank diameter (i. Command: Zoom All. Inc. and bring the roof circle into a full view to a scale with room around to insert platforms and stairways) Figure AST-26. AutoCAD Roof Layout Drawing e.. Command: “C” enter b. From field drawings and data sheets determine horizontal weld seam offset distance (normally they are nominally 6 ft) from one another and the roof center and draw horz.3’ snap to left quad - Page193 . Date. Command: type “L” enter snap to right quad. 2. 70 ft diameter is to be entered as 70’ d. and other text as needed to conform to user company drawing protocols).e. 2010 1) Edit all title blocks and drawing text in papers space (PS enter on command line) related to specific report info (Company.

pick just above. Select Object: Pic weld Line . Repeat until all upper weld lines are in place in accordance with field drawing. (normally these can be drawn in free style keeping to a generally close representation to the as built layout. Normally the lower half is layout identical to the upper half only inverted. Any differences can be edited and the vertical weld seams between the upper and lower section can be drawn in. Trim all lines outside of roof perimeter \ Figure AST-27.© Technical Toolboxes.). From field drawings and data sheets determine vertical weld seam placement for upper half and drawing. Page194 . g.pick just above line and delete original (center) line 4.. Roof Upper Horizontal Weld Seams f. Command: Offset . From field drawings and data sheets determine configuration the lower half of drawing. 2010 3. Inc. the upper half can be mirrored and then mirror again down the middle. Select Object: Pic weld Line .6’ 5. therefore. remembering to “delete old objects” when prompted.

. Roof Upper Vertical Weld Seams Figure AST-29.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. All Roof Weld Seams Page195 . 2010 Figure AST-28.

6.. Inc. Page196 .© Technical Toolboxes.e. Command: Insert LDR Insertion Point: next to shell near the platform 9. Command: Insert PF Insertion Point: top quad. Y scale factor: Enter default 11. 5. 12. Insert Repad blocks if desired. X scale factor: Enter default 3. use MW24 block for a to scale 24” Manway elevation view) 1. X scale factor: Enter default 3. Explode nozzle block and edit text to associated CML 6. Rotation Angle: Enter default. Insert top platform and ladder as indicated on the field drawings 1. Use rotate command to position Ladder step next to shell aligned with the platform in accordance with the field drawings. Explode LDR block and move text to side (scale if need be to a legible size) 13. Use rotate command to adjust position in accordance with the field drawing and move slightly inward to show handrails as on the roof. Insert nozzles as indicated on the field drawings. (normally these can be drawn in free style keeping to a general close representation to the as built layout. use N6 block for a to scale 6” Nozzle elevation view. Reference Roof Ledger drawing for Nozzle nomenclatures (i. 8. (NOTE: as an inspection drawing only that which helps to communicate inspection findings need be included in the drawing) i. Command: Insert MW24 Insertion Point: pick the location as indicated on the field drawings 2.). Explode PF block and rotate text to a readable orientation and scale if need be to a legible size. 5. X scale factor: Enter default 10. Y scale factor: Enter default 4. 2010 h.. Y scale factor: Enter default 4. Rotation Angle: Enter default. 7. Zoom into the area of the Platform to insert ladder. Repeat for all nozzles according to field data. (Reference the ledger sheet for nozzle block names. Rotation Angle: Enter default. 2. 7.

Add CML points Page197 . Number of items: enter no. Base/Center: type “Center” and pick the circle (roof perimeter) 4. l. Determine number of steps required (Rule of thumb number of steps = the tank height in feet. determined in j above (i. 6. .e. Ladder and Platform Orientation j.e. 8. 48). no.e.© Technical Toolboxes. (i. 2010 Figure AST-30. Zoom to previous view and adjust Zoom at this point to fill most the drawing field. Angle to fill (+ = ccw. Inc. tank height = 48 ft. R/P: Enter P (polar) 3.= cw) (degree): enter no. m. Insert or Draw in any other entities as needed. -78 for Clock Wise in this example) 7. Rotate Object (Y): enter default. of steps = 48) k. determined in k above in (+) or (–) array (i. Determine degree to array as follows 360 x (Height /Circ) = X (360 x (48/220) = 78 (if CCW or -78 if CW) 1.. Use array command: select ladder rung (include both entities) 2.

© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Figure AST-31. Roof Drawing with Ladder Array and CML Points Page198 .. Inc.

choose [API 653 AST] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Select Picture From File . A link to the File Cabinet is provided to access a pre-design Word document to aid in this project To access the Report Inspection Photographs from the front page. Save the file to the a project folder. Photograph Selection Users may want to develop Inspection Photographs in a Word document. then Click on the [Cad Drawings] button at the bottom right. 2010 Report Inspection Photograph Figure AST-32. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. 1. Page199 .© Technical Toolboxes.. then click the [Photos and Other Files] and then on the File 1 link to the Photographs in a Word template files. navigate to Project Files and choose the photo of interest. 3) Select “Insert” from the toolbar at top. Once the Inspection Photographs Word document is open and saved to a project folder.Using pull down menu. Inc. complete the following: 1) Edit all title text in the header space to reflect current project. 2) Delete existing Photographs.

Inspection Photograph Word Document Page200 .. 2010 4. Edit height to 4” (the width should automatically size to 5 5. Right click on pic 2. Choose Format Picture 3. Inc. Edit Caption below photo to describe photo shot. Click OK 5. Edit the size of pic to allow 2 pics in one page with captions 1. Click on “Size” tab 4. Figure AST-33.32" 5.© Technical Toolboxes.

These component text windows have subsets of pages addressing the various disciplines related to assessing the degree of degradation and Page201 . Figure PV-1.© Technical Toolboxes.. MI Degradation. The subject tabs of the text widows and pick buttons help to guide the user to the desired information page through a topical approach. Inspection Evaluation. Inc. API 510 PV Inspection Module Main Page The tabulated text windows are designed to facility quick access to information that an Inspector or Reliability Engineer may need in response to questions or inspection findings that require timely judgment calls. 2010 API 510 PV Inspection Module API 510 PV Inspection Module Main Page API 510 PV Module can only be accessed from the Front Page API 510 PV Module is laid out to help you find information quickly via the diverse functions and text windows. to facilitate a more user friendly navigation to information and quick answers to questions. The subject matters are broken down into various headings such as Inspection Intervals. etc.

Inc. 2) Click in window to activate vertical scroll. etc. Page202 . and MAWP Calculations: 1.) 4) Use vertical scroll in text window (not vertical page scroll) to peruse the subject matter or locate specific reference being sought. Minimum thicknesses for the individual vessel parts must be determined before remaining life calculations can be performed. Alterations. code requirements for testing in-service and repaired components. (UG-82) D. 3) Click on arrow button below subject tab (or at bottom of window) to scroll to sub text of choice (Defect Repairs. Cylindrical parts shall not deviate from specifications given UG80. Appurtenances such as reinforcement pad. Minimum Thickness. Principally 1% of the nominal diameter B. predominantly ASME Section VIII. …. C. Review any U-1 data sheets or other related documentation for any given Minimum thicknesses.. Division 1 and based on the maximum allowable design pressure for the vessel. a. Formed heads shall not deviate from specifications given UG-81. repair specifications for each of the components.© Technical Toolboxes. Calculations for minimum thicknesses are taken from the original code of construction. b. et.). Vessel Parts and Deformation: A. Under each of the tabulated subjects are subset pages with both references to the codes in regards to that particular area of interest and specification “snap shots” of some of the most commonly accessed code requirements such as in the follow excerpt: II. c. Procedure for viewing/seeking text window subject matter: 1) Pick on subject tab of interest (Inspection intervals. 2010 other code requirements. stiffeners and lugs shall conform to the contour of the shell. Remaining Life. Repair/Alterations. Pressure Relief. The disciplines include inspection guidelines for assessing degradation.

Hydro Testing.© Technical Toolboxes. ASMESection VIII. etc. Inc. ASME and other associated codes as well. 2010 Figure PV-2.. Calculations.) in PDF format to provide quick access to those codes when needed. Tabulated Subject Text Windows Across the top of the main page of the API-510 module are pick buttons linked to the most commonly associated Codes (API-510. Repair Specs. etc. Engineering Data. Buttons along the bottom give you quick access to the work modules (such the Report Builder. Page203 .). ASME V. (No laboring or searching) along with a “Codes” button that will navigate you to additional API.

Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. API 510 PV Welding Specifications Page204 . Click on the [Welding] button on the bottom of the page. The subject tabs of the text widows and pick buttons at the bottom of this page help to guide the user to the desired information page through a topical approach. The Welding page is laid out to help the user to find information quickly via the tabulated text windows. 2010 Engineering Data (reference section reviewed) Repair Specifications: (reference API 653 previously reviewed) Welding for Engineering Data previously Module / Repair Specifications Access the Welding page via the API 510 PV Module. Figure PV-3..

Procedure for viewing/seeking text window subject matter: 1) Pick on subject tab of interest (Visual Inspections. Radiographic Examination (UW-11). These subject text windows have subsets of pages addressing the various requirements related to the subject matter and other code requirements. 2. etc.3 "RT 3" . Typical Weld Joints.when all pressure-retaining butt welds (excluding Category B & C butt welds) associated with nozzles and components that do not exceed NPS 10 nor 1-1/8 in.2 "RT 2" .when RT of all the vessel components satisfy the spot radiography requirements of UW-11(b). 2010 The tabulated text windows are designed to facility quick access to information that an Inspector or Reliability Engineer may need in response to questions or inspection findings that require timely judgment calls. wall thickness have been radiographically examined the full length in the manner prescribed in UW-51. to facilitate a more user friendly navigation to information and quick answers to questions. 2.3. The subject matters are broken down into various headings such as Visual Inspections.. 2) Click in window to activate vertical scroll. RT Ratings and Joint Efficiencies. Page205 .when RT of all the vessel components satisfy the requirements of UW-11(a)(5) and when spot radiography requirements of UW-11(a)(5)(b) have been meet. 3) Click on arrow button below subject tab (or at bottom of window) to scroll to sub text of choice (Weld Joint Categories.1 "RT 1" . Under each of the tabulated subjects are subset pages with both references to the codes in regards to that particular area of interest and specification “snap shots” of some of the most commonly accessed code requirements such as in the follow excerpt: 2.3.3. Inc. Typical Weld Joints. et. RT Ratings and Joint Efficiency. et..) 4) Use vertical scroll in text window (not vertical page scroll) to peruse the subject matter or reference being sought. "RT" Ratings (UW-11).© Technical Toolboxes.).3 "RT" Ratings (UW-11) 2.

(No laboring or searching) along with a “Codes” button that will navigate you to additional API..). etc. etc. WPS/PQR Review. ASME V. ASMESection VIII. Page206 . Buttons along the bottom give you quick access to the work modules (such Engineering Data. WPQ Review. 2010 Figure PV-4 . Welding Tabulated Subject Text Windows Across the top of the main page of the Welding module are pick button linked to the most commonly associated Codes (API-510.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc. Weld Rod Selection.) in PDF format to provide quick access to those codes when needed. ASME and other associated codes as well.

) Page207 .. Bottom. et). PV CML Record Form. 2010 Inspection Forms (Field Forms) Inspection Forms can be accessed from button at the bottom of the API-510 PV Module. PV Boiler plate Drawing. Vessel Shell. To print. PV TML Record Form 1. Start numbering the Component CML data first then continues in sequence with the Nozzle CML’s. To access the Inspection Forms from the front page choose [API-510 PV Insp] then click on [Inspection Forms] button at bottom of page then click on Inspection form(s) required for Inspection Scope (API 510 Checklist. Print checklist as required from the preview page PV TML Record Form (Components and Nozzles): Figure PV-5 . Inc. etc. Component Description (Comp ID) refers to Top Head.© Technical Toolboxes. select print from the preview page. 2. 6” Noz. 24” MW. AVAILABLE FORMS: API 510 Checklists: A.

Mid Shell. B. et) 4. Figure PV-6 . N3.© Technical Toolboxes. Boiler plate drawing for component ID and CML locations. Vertical template drawings and data sheet. for Components – Crown Radius. “Product Inlet”. PV Boiler Plate Inspection Form Page208 .. “Manway”.e. Bttm Shell. Knuckle Radius. C or N1. Location refers to where the CML’s were established (i. “Agitator”. for Nozzles. Inc.. Head Skirt. et. et. for Nozzles – Noz A. 3. Upper Shell. . Service refers to use such as “Product” for components. Horizontal Tank Template drawing and Data sheet. 2010 3. N2. 2. PV Boiler Plate Templates Dwg : 1.

.© Technical Toolboxes. To access the PV Hydro Test calculations from the front page choose [API 510 PV Insp. Page209 . 2010 NDE Inspection forms (reference section for API-653 Module/Inspection Forms previously reviewed) PV Hydrostatic (Hydro) Test Calculations Figure PV-7. Begin performing PV Hydro Test calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Inc.] then click on [Hydro Test] button at bottom of page. Hydro Test Calculation Data Entry Form The Pressure Vessel Hydrostatic Test calculations can be accessed from the API 510 PV Module.

Inc. Page210 . Click on the “test form” Icon at the top of the page to fill out a test record form.Clicking on the [98 S] or [00 S] button will access the programs material stress sub tables which base it stress values on ASME Sect 2 Part D. NOTE 2: API-510 allows the use of the most current code values for use in corrosion calculations. Hold Time. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. User must note the material “S” associated with the design temperatures. you should enter the material and associated specifications into the materials module via the [Engineering Data]/[Material] buttons. if a vessel tmin or remaining life value results in limited or expired remaining life based on the original “S” values concluded from the “98 S” tables the user may alternately use the “00 S” value at temperature to gain some operating time on the vessel if the vessel meets the criteria of API-510 7.. The [98 S] button will access the 4x safety factor stress used to design pressure vessels before 1999. both the Hydrostatic and pneumatic test pressures and the reduced exam pressure are calculated. Design Temp. (user should use the stress value used in the design of the vessel as referenced on the Mfg U1 data sheet).5x safety factor stress values used to design pressure vessels after the change in the ASME 1999 addenda. Stress (S) Values . The [00 S] will access the 3. Material Selection .) prior to Hydro testing to be issued to the responsible party directing the hydro.© Technical Toolboxes. 2010 Anytime a pull down selection is used. therefore. NOTE 1: the “S” value will default to the stress values at temperature of material selected for the year the vessel was built but may be overwritten by a user defined stress value if different from the default “S” Variable. etc. If a material not on the default list is to be used then you can ether enter in the new material in the (Material) cell and the associated material stress value can be entered in under the default stress (S) cell or preferably. Select the material of interest from the pull down menu (the pull down menu must be used in order to auto populate the stress (S) value).The material selection accesses a material list based ASME Section 2 Part D stress values but other material may be entered. Note that as the user scrolls down the form. Users can fill in the form with available information and specifications (Design Pressure.3 and Figure 8-1 for rerating.

Start Time/Date. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner of the test form then select print from the preview page. Notes may be entered in the comments section if necessary at the bottom of the data cells. Hydro Test Record Form To print.. Inc. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Page211 . Note that the second page has the steps and target pressures if a pneumatic pressure test is opted. Notes will appear in the comments section of the report.© Technical Toolboxes. etc. 2010 The responsible party directing the hyrdo is to complete the record with the actual event data (Actual Test pressure. the remaining entry data can be entered and the record reissue for signatures for hard copy file. Once the record is returned to the user. Hydro Test Record Form Figure PV-8.). End Time/Date.

Reactor Vessels. Heat Exchangers. Inc. Pick the [Configure/ Report Appendix] bottom at the bottom left. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. (2) Complex PV Report would be selected if the PV of interest is designed for internal and external pressures (considering ext. Choosing [New Report] and enter a “Report No. 2010 API 510 Inspection Report Builder Figure PV-9.. pressure from jacketed vessels where the jacket is a sleeved component fitted about the main vessel cylinder and/or heads) and includes Jacketed Vessels. Reactor Vessels with Half Pipe or dimpled Jackets. Select the Page212 . API 510 Inspection Report Builder Data Entry Form To access the API 510 Inspection Report Builder from the front page choose [API 510 PV Insp. NOTE: (1) Simple PV Report would be selected if the PV of interest is designed for internal pressure only and includes Drums (vertical and Horizontal). Towers or any vessel type which may operate in a vacuum. The report should be configured at this point.” and then select [Open Simple PV Report] or [Open Complex PV Report].] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page.© Technical Toolboxes. Towers.

500] not . The program defaults [Main Vessel Data] and [Chamber 2 Data] but may be changed to users preference.e. Inc. 9.e. is a number not a date (i.e. 2010 Appendix A pull down and select Appendix A…the report will then be configured…close the Appendix page to get back to the API-510 Report Builder base page. therefore enter all numerical data as specified without signifiers (i. 20. Begin report by entering data in cells as called for. The Age/Prev Insp. (i. To do a spell check. therefore after the base page data input is completed. therefore the “Nominal Thickness” value must correspond with the “Age/Prev Insp” value.x). These “distinguishing entries” will also accommodate local areas of corrosion if the user wants to call them out for special consideration (i. place the cursing within the text windows and click F7 on the key board. A link to the PDF Codes/Standards library is available in the upper right corner for quick access to the codes that the user may entered in the system. The “Nominal Thickness” must be entered specifically using at least the ones place (enter 0 if below 1”) and to the thousandths place for a professional appearance in the final report (i. x. A link to the supplemental PV Calculations is available where additional calculations may be needed.xx or x.e Shell CA in the pick list = Shell Corroded Area). The cover page of the report comes with a standard introductory text that has fill-ins from the base page. Shell and Head component calculations) and on the Vessel Data Page. chose the Print Review icon at the top of the page to preview the front page text of the report and identify cells that don’t fit well with the text. This allows the user to build the data base with data for future access and use.xxx [0. To determine type of heads..© Technical Toolboxes. The data entry on the base page has some “distinguishing entries” for components that operate under different conditions such as Heat Exchangers and Reactors where two different chambers or environments may exist.). These “distinguished entries” are separated by Header ID’s where the cell has a pull down selection to identify the specified section (i. Inspector or Service). Once selected these nomenclatures will identify the two distinguishing sections through out the report (i.e Main Vessel Data and Vessel Jacket Data) to the right of the form. Cells with excessive data strings may need to be shortened to gel with the standard text. et) which will be used to calculate corrosion rates.e. Much of the numerical data entered on the report builder front page will be used in the calculations of sub forms. Click on [Supplementary Calculations] and then select the calculation of interest. Entry data cells with [*] buttons next to them allows for additions to be entered for use in pull down menus that are not available. 34.. consider the following: Page213 .e.. “Inside Diameter” should be enter as 60 not 60” or 5ft et.

2010 Figure PV-10. where D is the inside diameter. Formed Head configurations Ellipsoidal heads: Ellipsoidal heads do not have a definite crown or knuckle radii. Recommendations and other report building functions. Torispherical heads: Typical torispherical heads have a crown radius equal to the diameter of the skirt and knuckle radius at 6% of the crown radius. Inc. Page214 .17D and spherical radius of 0. Report Appendix must have an initial entry to run the base page report preview (blank report will come up otherwise). The front page report preview page is limited to the fist four pages of the report. Write-ups. Once all the front page data cells are populated the user can proceed to the sub forms for Data Evaluations. Hemispherical heads: Hemispherical heads are half a sphere attached to the shell The crown radius and the head heights are equal to the shell radius or 1/2 of the shell diameter. An acceptable approximation of a 2:1 ellipsoidal head is one with a knuckle radius of 0. Ellipsoidal heads are of a semi-ellipsoidal form.9D. The user should always progress from left to right when entering data in sub forms as the program cascades information as the report is progressed. in which half the minor axis (inside depth of the head minus the skirt) equals 1/4 of the outside diameter of the head skirt.© Technical Toolboxes.. The head heights equal approximately 1/6 of the head skirt diameter in most cases.

The report automatically places a signature text for the Inspector on the front page and his signature in Paint Brush format (. Additionally a second signature text and signature can be added if required at the bottom of the page next to the inspector’s signature. 2010 To preview and print the front page report section. Page215 . Close this entry form and click on the [Select Existing Report] button and open the new report to continue editing/building the report. click the (green) Report Icon and click print. To print the finished Report. right click on the left of the report desiring to duplicate. Any supplemental documents (such as Extraneous Calculations. all reports through out the program will display the logo) Anytime a pull down selection is used. Immediately change the report (also user can edit other data in this mode as well).© Technical Toolboxes.) must be printed independently. Photographs. NDE Reports. Note also that the Executive Summary does not conform to the report until updates are made in the “Inspection Results Writeup” Subform. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper mid section then select print from the preview page. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Click on the [logo] button at the top of form to enter user company logo to appear on the reports (changing the logo is global. User should delete all sub form files prior to performing this function on the base page (initial API-510 data entry page). click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Right click on the blank field at the bottom of list. Click on the [File Table Edit] button. Drawings.bmp) may be inserted into the report at the bottom left “signature” cell.2 Part D. It does not copy the CML/TML data. Inc. Pick ”Copy”. The material selection found throughout the Report Module will accesses a material list based on specifications from ASME Sec. etc. Once the Report is printed is must be assembled inserting the Appendix documents in the associated appendix sections. This will print the front page and the sub forms from left to right up to the “PV Checklists”.. Pick “Paste”. This will copy all the front page and subpage data text fields. The [File Table Edit] is available to use when a user has several reports that have repetitive information and desires to duplicate a report to edit data that is different from the originating report.

create a transfer file folder for temporary file storage.© Technical Toolboxes. There are 4 basic data sets associated with the report that must be transferred.e. Procedure for transferring data: 1) Both simple and complex pressure vessel reports must be exported and imported via the Complex PV Report Builder. 5) In the destination PC (i. Base Page Report Data Report Appendices CML Record API-510 Checklist Import/Export commands transfer data using excel spreadsheets as a transfer medium. as instructed in step 2 above. Open the report of interest (Simple PV Report or Complex PV Report) in the Complex Report Builder. 2) Create a transfer file folder for temporary file storage in source PC (i.e. b. 6. Page216 . This feature is for data transfer between one API Toolbox programs to another only and cannot be used to input data from other sources such as data loggers. (this is done to enable the import command to target a folder to retrieve the data sets from (do not rename of files). 6) In the destination API Toolbox program. inspector’s field laptop). the technical writer’s PC). (do not rename files) a. to the transfer file folder.. open a random report in the Report Builder and export all data sets. CD) or attach files to email for delivery to destination PC/ API Toolbox program. d. Report Builder Base Page Report Appendices CML Record API-510 Checklist 4) Save files from the source transfer folder to a transfer medium (i. 2010 Import/Export buttons are provided to transfer data from one API Toolbox program to another. 8. Inc. c.e. USB Storage. 9. 7.. 3) Export all the following data sets for the report of interest from the API Toolbox Report Builder and sub forms to the designated transfer file folder. When the data is in excel it should not be edited or modified in anyway or it may not transfer the data properly.

Page217 .. c. (caution: ensure that the files to be imported have a unique report number from any existing report or the reports will be merged and cause printing errors) a. Inc. Import the following data sets. find the newly imported report and open 10) Report write-up paragraphs will need to be re-spaced. 2010 7) Delete the exported excel data files from the transfer folder and then copy the source excel data files from the transfer medium or email into the transfer folder.© Technical Toolboxes. Report Builder Base Page Report Appendices CML Record API-510 Checklist 9) Click the [Select Existing Report] button. d. (do not rename files) 8) From the destination PC/ API Toolbox random report. b.

then select [Open Simple PV Report] or [Open Complex PV Report]. choose [API-510 PV Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen.. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired. Page218 . Pick the Appendix A data scroll menu. The Report Appendix text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information. This will configure the report This section is divided up with separate windows for building the report appendix.© Technical Toolboxes. Alternately. Report Appendix must have an initial entry to configure the report and run the front page and other text report previews (blank report will come up otherwise). Report Appendix Builder To access the Configure / Report Appendix page from the front page. choose Appendix A. Inc. Then from the Report Builder base page click on the [Configure / Report Appendix] button at the bottom left. / Report Appendix Figure PV-11. 2010 Config.

choose [API-510 PV Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. 2010 The pull down menus for each of the data cells are for user options.© Technical Toolboxes. To add more options click the [App. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. Report Component Corrosion Monitoring Location (CML) Record Figure PV-12. To print. Page219 . then select [Open Simple PV Report] or [Open Complex PV Report]. From the Report Builder base page click on the [CML Record] button on the left. Choose [New Report] or Select [Existing Report] from the popup screen. Subject] or [App Text] as desired. Component CML Data Entry Form To access the Report Component CML Data Form from the front page. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Inc.. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.

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Begin entering data in cells in the “PV CML Record” data section as called for. The CML must be entered by the user in sequence (as completed on the field forms) using three digit entries (i.e., 001, 002, 003) “Component Disc” entries should reflect single description per component (i.e. all data from Component ID “Shell 1” as identified on the Report Builder base page and can be reference in the globe data box in the upper right corner, should have “Vessel Shell” entered in this field if that is what the component “Shell 1” is named). A pick list of the most common choices is provided for convenience and may be added to by clicking on the [*] button to the right of the column title. The “Age” cell will default to the Age as entered on the Base page but can be over written if the component was subsequently replaced and has a different age value. The “Type” cell refers to the designation of a part as ether a “Component” or “Nozzle” (any part that is not a nozzle is a component and components are limited to those entered in the base page under the Component ID’s for Heads and Shells). It is very important that this value be entered properly as it will be used to distinguish between the two and limit the tml selection to the proper components. It also separates the two “types” into different fields for progressive evaluations. A pick list is provided for convenience. Under the “C - Location”/ “N - Noz ID” entries, the components should describe a location were a set of thickness measurement (tml’s) were taken on that component such as the crown radius, head skirt, upper shell, et. ) The nozzle entries under this column should correspond to the ID system used in the inspection drawing to match up the relative data (i.e., A, B, C …MW1, N1, N2 et.). A pick list of the most common choices is provided for convenience and may be added to by clicking on the [*] button to the right of the column title. The “Service” column has a pick list of the most common nozzle uses to pick from but the user may enter in any service applicable. The list may be added to by clicking on the [*] button to the right of the column title. The “Size” column has a pick list of the most common nozzle sizes and should be used for the N type (Nozzle) entries because those exact nomenclatures will be “key” to extract stress values from extraneous tables in the nozzle calculations. The C type components remain blank as they have no significant use in sub calculations. The “N-Sch” column has a pick list of the most common pipe schedules and must be determined and used for the N type (Nozzle) entries because those exact nomenclatures will be “key” to extract nominal thickness values from extraneous tables in the nozzle calculations. The C type components however do not need to have any entries in this column unless the component was made of a pipe product and even then it is optional. The [Pipe Size / Thk Reference per CML]

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button can be used to retrieve Nozzle OD size and Schedule information relative to the specific size selected per N type CML's. To use this function place curser in the CML line (anywhere) of the nozzle of interest and click the [Pipe Size / Thk Reference per CML] button. A pop up screen will appear with the pipe size in that CML line to offer you a choice of sizes/thickness. The [Pipe Size] at the top offers than same except it does not come with the size already selected which in turn means the user must select the size. The “C-Comp ID / N-Attach Comp” column has a pick list relative to the component ID as they are designated on the PV Report Base Page and subsequently in the global table in the upper right hand corner. For the C type components select the component that the CML’s and “Component Disc” relate to (i.e CML 2 - Vessel Shell = Shell 1 therefore Shell 1 is selected) For the N type (Nozzles), select the component that the nozzle is attached too (i.e if nozzle “N2” is located in the top head select “Head 1”). This is very important as the designation will be used in the nozzle minimum thickness evaluation in the nozzle calculation form. The “Material Spec” column has a pick list of materials most commonly uses in industry to choose from. If the list does not have the material of your choice, the list can be update via the [Material Spec] from the [Engineering Data] button found on the Front page or the API-510 PV Insp. page (lower left corner). The N Type components must have this cell populated as the stress values used in the nozzle calculations are based on the material chosen. There is an option “CS Unknown (A285 C)” that can be used in cases as specified in API-510 where the original spec. can not be determined for C Type CS components. Where the original spec. can not be determined for N type (nozzle) CS components, use “CS - A106 B”.

Entries into the CML records may be entered by adding one line at a time or once the first one is entered the user may duplicate that one equal to the amount of CML points or number of like components and then editing CML numbers and data as needed. The later is quicker and easier. After all the CML line entries are completed, click on the [TML Data Entry] button to enter thickness measurements. Each CML can receive up to 4 tml points (but may be less) to accommodate 4 quadrants of cylindrical type components. The last entry under the “tact” column is automatically selected and updated as the user enters the tml’s. This

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value is used to calculate the corrosion rates and remaining life. That entry is normally the lowest reading of that CML (tml set). Note that the CML descriptions appear at the top of the form to identify what CML is being edited. Close this data form when completed to return to the Component CML Sub form. At this point the user must make a determination as to the actual thickness value to be entered in the “Actual Thickness (t act)” section at the top of the form for each component of which the program will automatically select the lowest measurement for that component ID. Normally, regardless of the location on the component, the lowest of the tact values for that component is the value to be entered into the associated data cell in the “Actual Thickness (t act)” section. If there is a corroded section that has been evaluated for hoop stress, the resulting average thickness may be entered in place of the lowest reading. Much of the numerical data entered in this sub form will be used hitherto in the calculation sub forms, therefore enter all numerical data as specified. The “tml” values must be entered specifically using at least the ones place (enter 0 if below 1”) and to the thousandths place for a professional appearance in the final report (i.e. x.xxx [0.500] not .xx or x.x). The [Edit Component Data] or [Edit CML] buttons are available to edit values or text in the report if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required with less placements. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.

To print, click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview.

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Report Shell Calculations

Figure PV-13.

Cylindrical Shell Calculations

To access the Cylindrical Shell Calculations page from the front page, choose [API-510 PV Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen, then select [Open Simple PV Report] or [Open Complex PV Report]. From the Report Builder base page click on the [Cylindrical Shell Calculations] button at the bottom. Begin performing Shell Calculations by entering required data in white cells as called for. All cells must have an entry except the secondary chamber. If there is no “distinguishing entries” required then secondary chamber cells should remain empty, however if they are required then all the cells must be filled in. Variable definitions are given in table at top right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text.

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Figure PV-14.

Liquid Level for Static Head (SH) Determination

The Static Height (SH) value is normally the tank liquid operating level height (in feet) from the bottom shell weld of a vertical vessel (or bottom of corroded area of interest where localized corrosion is being evaluated), if the vessel has a liquid operating level. If the vessel is used in gaseous service the SH value is “0”. Horizontal vessels “SH” would be the height (in feet) from the bottom most elevation up to the operating liquid level along an axis in the diametric center of the cylinder cross section. Enter the Specific Gravity (SG) of the product. If SG is unknown use 1.0 in the calculation. Anytime a pull down selection is used, click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Material Selection - The material selection accesses a material list based ASME Section 2 Part D stress values but other material may be entered. Select the material of interest from the pull down menu (the pull down menu must be used in order to auto populate the stress (S) value). If a material not on the default list is to be used then you can ether enter in the new material in the (Material) cell and the associated material stress value can be entered in under the default stress (S) cell or preferably, you should enter the material and associated specifications into the materials module via the [Engineering Data]/[Material] buttons. Stress (S) Values - Clicking on the [98 S] or [00 S] button will access the programs material stress sub tables which base it stress values on ASME Sect 2 Part D. The [98 S] button will access the 4x safety factor stress used to design pressure vessels before 1999. The [00 S] will access the 3.5x safety factor stress values used to design pressure vessels after the change in the ASME 1999 addenda. (user should use the Page224

Division 1.© Technical Toolboxes. Inc.a.e. requires making several iterations using estimated thicknesses and solving for Pa (external pressure) referencing external pressure charts (XCharts) as follows: 1) Determine value L where L = the most critical length (the longest unsupported span) between lines of support along the longitudinal axis of a cylindrical component (i. if a vessel tmin or remaining life value results in limited or expired remaining life based on the original “S” values concluded from the “98 S” tables the user may alternately use the “00 S” value at temperature to gain some operating time on the vessel if the vessel meets the criteria of API-510 7. Module base page and click on the [Welding] button at the bottom for more specific details of code requirements for determining joint efficiencies. Vessels that are rated for full vacuum (denoted on the U1 for as FV in the MAWP line) should have a value of 15 entered into the “Vac PSI” (normal atmospheric pressure is 29.9 wc (inches of Water Column) which equals to 14. For Complex PV Reports: Complex PV reports require additional data retrieval and entry.w. psi) + Jacket MAWP (PSI) if applicable (i. 2010 stress value used in the design of the vessel as referenced on the Mfg U1 data sheet). Vacuum (ext. Also user can refer to the program API510 Insp. Nozzle. dimpled or other type jacket that does not place a uniform force over a significant area of the shell). Shell. jacket tie-ins and 1/3 of the vessel heads measure from the head tangent as illustrated below in Figure PV 13 Page225 . NOTE 2: API-510 allows the use of the most current code values for use in corrosion calculations.). The Joint Efficiency (E) can be determined from the U1 data sheet or the vessel nameplate. Calculating minimum thickness requirements for external pressures for cylindrical type components i.3 and Figure 8-1 for rerating.. not in the case of half pipe. et.7 psi and therefore a full vacuum would produce 14. Lines of support include any point along the vessel shell that gives it inherent strength (additional strength in the girth) to resist collapsing such as compression rings. flanges. NOTE 1: the “S” value will default to the stress values at temperature of material selected for the year the vessel was built but may be overwritten by a user defined stress value if different from the default “S” Variable. therefore.7psi (rounded to 15 psi) of external pressure on the vessel. Select the appropriate condition form he pull down list. The “Design Pa” considers the sum of Design Int. User must note the material “S” associated with the design temperatures.. ASME Section VIII. The [Table 12] button below the first calculation is available to assist in determining the “E” value based on configuration and degree of RT. Boot.e.

Length L Determination 2) Determine starting value t where t = the minimum thickness (tmin) for the vessel part under consideration required to resist external pressures. 3) Applicable XChart . The program will automatically default to the tmin required for internal pressures (where E=1) as the starting value for this iteration when clicking the [Start Iteration] button. the tmin can not be less that that required for internal pressure. The user has the option of viewing the material data form to verify information associated with that material. The referenced X-Chart can be overwritten by inputting new Chart ID in the user defined cell below the default cell. form). Page226 .The Applicable X-Chart will populate the X-Chart Cell based on the material chosen. 2010 Figure PV-15. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. This will bring up the related material spec from which the user must note the applicable XChart (to the right of the spec. Click on [Material] button below the calculation (if error message pop ups click [refresh] button and retry)..

Inc. Close out the X-Charts and enter that resulting value in the A cell. External thickness Calculations 4) Determine value A . axis and note that value (value A). Looking at the left side Y axis of the Figure G Chart. Page227 . From that point (where L/Do value lands on the Y axis) move to the right in a straight line across the grid until you intersect with the applicable Do/t line (or approx location of an intermediate line between given values). e. Note: Alternately. d. 2010 Figure PV-16. for CS material with X-Chart designations of CS-2 there is a Table with Tabulated Values to the right of the formula. From that point move in a straight line down to the values given along the chart horz. determine which chart to use (tab one or two) based on the L/Do value. c. The Value for variable A is determined from the applicable X Chart – Figure G (1 or 2) using the resulting L/Do and Do/t ratio values.© Technical Toolboxes. a.. Click on the [X-Chart] button below the calculation b.

e. NOTE: User may need to discuss temperature variances in conjunction with operating pressures and conditions with the Operations Engineer to determine the appropriate temperature value if the Vessel and Jacket temperature ratings vary or if the vessels operates at a significantly lower temperature than what the vessel was rated for. CS-2. Using the resulting A value.© Technical Toolboxes. NOTE: Alternately. 1. The Value for variable B is determined from the applicable material X-Chart as previously discussed (i. Close out the X-Chart forms 2. normally these X-Charts are found in the back pages of that Code. a. Fig. et). If A falls to the left of the associated material/temp line. Inc. Close out the X-Charts and enter that resulting value in the B cell.) and shown in the X-Chart cell above the calculation. CS-1. 2010 5) Determine value B (or E) .e. CS-1. come up in a straight line from where A falls on the X axis to the intersection of the temperature line for which the vessel was design for or approximate location of an intermediate temperature line between given values. for CS material with XChart designations of CS-2 there is a Table with Tabulated Values to the right of the formula. 3.) b. Click on the [X-Chart] button below the calculation and click on the associated X-Chart TAB (i. et.. CS-2. Looking at the bottom X axis of the applicable X-Chart. HA-1. If A falls to the right of the associated material/temp line at the point where it intersects with the X axis. From that point move in a straight line across to the values given along the applicable X-Chart right side Y axis and note that value (value B). If the referencing X-Chart is not available in the TAB options then user must reference ASME Section II Part D. 1. i. HA-1. ii. Select the material type Page228 . Fig. locate the A value previously determined from above. 2. Fig. Click on the [MOE] button below the calculations. 3.

Page229 . If the resulting calculated Pa value is greater than or equal to the design Pa. User defined cells are available to the user if extenuating conditions dictate that alternative values would be more fitting. To the right of the minimum thickness calculations is an additional minimum required thickness (tmin) calculation based on an E value of 1 that should be used when doing nozzle tmin. the [Update Calcs] buttons should be click. If the resulting calculated Pa value is less than the design Pa value.. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. reinforcement (tr value) and hoop stress calculations for localized corroded areas more than an inch away from any weld seam. the background color will turn red signifying that the results were not satisfactory. When ever updates are made or user defined options are exercised. Remaining life and Internal MAWP will be automatically calculated. b. DO NOT print from the data input form. ensure to click the [Refresh] and the [Update Report] then click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. 2010 4. This value will be exported to the global data when the [Update Report] button is clicked to be used in the subsequent nozzle tmin evaluation. At this point the user must start an iteration process where the “t” value now must be increased in increments and steps 2 thru 5 are repeated until the resulting calculated Pa is at or above the design Pa value. the results will show as satisfactory and the calculated Pa cell will display a green background. Prior to exiting or printing the [Refresh] and the [Update Report] buttons should be click to ensure all calculations were performed and that updated information goes to the global database for use in other forms such as the head calculations and the Executive Summary TABLE A. Click the [Update Report] button at top of the form to ensure the calculation has access to all the new and updated information and is uploaded to the Global database. a. Enter the resulting value into the “B or E” cell 6) Calculated results and Iterations.© Technical Toolboxes. Note the value at temperature (these value are in Millions of PSI where 29 is entered into the E cell as “29000000”) 5. To print. Inc.

(i. Where there are circumstances that require the use of an alternate corrosion rate. (i. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. Inc. Formed Head Calculations To access the Head Calculations page from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes.e. 2010 Where there are circumstances that require the use of an alternate tmin. choose [API-510 PV Insp] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. a new component using previously determined corrosion rate) the user may enter that value in the yellow cell under user defined Cr in the remaining life box. The [Shell Data Edit] and the [CML] buttons are available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required.. This value will override the calculated corrosion rate and result in a new remaining life value. using the nominal minus the corrosion allowance to determine tmin) the user may enter that value in the yellow cell under user defined tmin in the remaining life box. This value will override the calculated tmin.e. then select [Open Simple PV Report] or [Open Complex PV Page230 . Report Head Calculations Figure PV-17.

. Enter the Specific Gravity (SG) of the product. Page231 . Horizontal vessels “SH” would be the height (in feet) from the bottom most elevation up to the operating liquid level along an axis in the diametric center of the cylinder cross section. If there is no “distinguishing entries” required then secondary chamber cells should remain empty. Liquid Level for Static Head (SH) Determination The Static Height (SH) value is normally the tank liquid operating level height (in feet) from the bottom most elevation of the head of interest of a vertical vessel (or bottom of corroded area of interest where localized corrosion is being evaluated). if the vessel has a liquid operating level. however if they are required then all the cells must be filled in. If the vessel is used in gaseous service the SH value is “0”. From the Report Builder base page click on the [Head Calculations] button at the bottom. If SG is unknown use 1. Inc.0 in the calculation. 2010 Report].© Technical Toolboxes. Click in the definition box and use vertical scroll to read all text. Figure PV-18. Begin performing Head Calculations by entering required data in white cells as called for. Variable definitions are given in table at top right and can be accessed via the pull down menu. All cells must have an entry except the secondary chamber. .

0 when vessel is stamped RT-1 or RT 2. NOTE 2: API-510 allows the use of the most current code values for use in corrosion calculations. therefore.© Technical Toolboxes. The [00 S] will access the 3.. Page232 .The material selection accesses a material list based ASME Section 2 Part D stress values but other material may be entered. NOTE: For seamless heads code requirements. 5. E = 0. if a vessel tmin or remaining life value results in limited or expired remaining life based on the original “S” values concluded from the “98 S” tables the user may alternately use the “00 S” value at temperature to gain some operating time on the vessel if the vessel meets the criteria of API-510 7. 3. User must note the material “S” associated with the design temperatures. The [Table 12] button below the first calculation is available to assist in determining the “E” value based on configuration and degree of RT. E = 1. Also user can refer to the program API510 Insp. NOTE 1: the “S” value will default to the stress values at temperature of material selected for the year the vessel was built but may be overwritten by a user defined stress value if different from the default “S” Variable. If a material not on the default list is used then you can ether enter in the new material in the (Material) cell and the associated material stress value can be entered in under the default stress (S) cell or you can enter the material and associate specifications into the materials module via the Engineering Data/Material button. or when the Category A or B welds connecting seamless vessel components or heads are Type No.Clicking on the [98 S] or [00 S] button will access the programs material stress sub tables which base it stress values on ASME Sect 2 Part D. Stress (S) Values . 4.3 and Figure 8-1 for rerating. (user should use the stress value used in the design of the vessel as referenced on the Mfg U1 data sheet). The Joint Efficiency (E) can be determined from the U1 data sheet or the vessel nameplate.5x safety factor stress values used to design pressure vessels after the change in the ASME 1999 addenda. or 6 of table UW-12. Module base page and click on the [Welding] button at the bottom for more specific details of code requirements for determining joint efficiencies. The [98 S] button will access the 4x safety factor stress used to design pressure vessels before 1999. Material Selection . click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection. Select the material of interest from the pull down menu (the pull down menu must be used in order to auto populate the stress (S) value). 2010 Anytime a pull down selection is used. Inc.85 when the radiographic exam does not meet the requirements for RT 1 or 2 stamping.

The program will automatically default to the tmin required for internal pressures (where E=1) as this value can not be less that that required for internal pressure. as follows: 1) Determine values L & R . The user has the option of viewing the material data form to verify information associated with that material. Click the [Start Iteration] button above the Head 1 “t” variable in the external calculation boxes. Division 1. in inches. The referenced X-Chart can be overwritten by inputting new Chart ID in the user defined cell below the default cell. Calculating minimum thickness requirements for external pressures for formed head type components i. 3) Applicable XChart .w. Click on [Material] button below the calculation (if error message pop ups click [refresh] button and retry). form). These values are automatically determined by the program except for the Torispherical values of which can be obtained from the U1 data sheet.7psi (rounded to 15 psi) of external pressure on the vessel. 2010 Sidebar: it is of note that many existing pressure vessel were designed where E = 1 for the seamless heads regardless of RT values… For Complex PV Reports: Complex PV reports require additional data retrieval and entry. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. Vac (ext. Vessels that are rated for full vacuum (denoted on the U1 for as FV in the MAWP line) should have a value of 15 entered into the “Vac PSI” (normal atmospheric pressure is 29. requires making several iterations using estimated thicknesses and solving for Pa (pressure) referencing external pressure charts (X-Charts). The “Design Pa” defaults to the sum of Design Int.7 psi and therefore a full vacuum would produce 14. in inches and r = inside knuckle radius. ASME Section VIII.9 wc (inches of Water Column) which equals to 14.The Applicable X-Chart will populate the X-Chart Cell based on the material chosen.a. Page233 .. This will bring up the related material spec from which the user must note the applicable XChart (to the right of the spec.. NOTE: Do not click the [Start Iteration] button once the iteration process has begun as it will re-insert the starting thickness. psi) + Jacket MAWP (PSI).L = the inside spherical or crown radius of the head under consideration. 2) Determine starting value t where t = the minimum thickness (tmin) for the vessel part under consideration required to resist external pressures.

et. HA-1. If A falls to the right of the associated material/temp line at the point where it intersects with the X axis. Using the resulting A value. a. CS-1.) and shown in the X-Chart cell above the calculation. HA-1. 1. Inc. Fig. CS-1.© Technical Toolboxes. Click on the [X-Chart] button below the calculation and click on the associated X-Chart TAB (i. 2010 Figure PV-19. locate the A value. come up in a straight line from where A falls on the X axis to the intersection of the temperature line for which the vessel was Page234 .e.) b. The Value for variable B is determined from the applicable material X-Chart as previously discussed (i.. normally these X-Charts are found in the back pages of that Code. Fig. CS-2. CS-2. et). If the referencing X-Chart is not available in the TAB options then user must reference ASME Section II Part D. External Thickness Calculations for Heads 4) Determine value B (or E) . Looking at the bottom X axis of the applicable X-Chart. i.e. Fig.

the results will show as satisfactory and the calculated Pa cell will display a green background. Close out the X-Chart forms 2. Inc. NOTE: User may need to discuss temperature variances in conjunction with operating pressures and conditions with the Operations Engineer to determine the appropriate temperature value if the Vessel and Jacket temperature ratings vary or if the vessels operates at a significantly lower temperature than what the vessel was rated for. NOTE: Alternately. 3. Note the value at temperature (these value are in Millions of PSI where 29 is entered into the E cell as “29000000”) 5. If A falls to the left of the associated material/temp line. At this point the user must start an iteration process where the “t” value now must be increased in increments and steps 2 thru 4 are repeated until the resulting calculated Pa is at or above the design Pa value. Select the material type 4..© Technical Toolboxes. b. 2. 3. From that point move in straight line across to the values given along the applicable XChart right side Y axis and note that value (value B). 1. If the resulting calculated Pa value is greater than or equal to the design Pa. Click on the [MOE] button below the calculations. Enter the resulting value into the “B or E” cell 6. the background color will turn red signifying that the results were not satisfactory. for CS material with XChart designations of CS-2 there is a Table with Tabulated Values to the right of the formula. a. Close out the X-Charts and enter that resulting value in the B cell. 5) Calculated results and Iterations. Page235 . If the resulting calculated Pa value is less than the design Pa value. 2010 design for or approximate location of an intermediate temperature line between given values. ii.

Inc. This value will override the calculated tmin.e.e. This value will be exported to the global data when the [Update Report] button is clicked to be used in the subsequent nozzle tmin evaluation. Prior to exiting or printing the [Refresh] and the [Update Report] buttons should be click to ensure all calculations were performed and that. using the nominal minus the corrosion allowance to determine tmin) the user may enter that value in the yellow cell under user defined tmin in the remaining life box.. that information goes to the global database for use in other forms such as the head calculations and the Executive Summary TABLE A.© Technical Toolboxes. Where there are circumstances that require the use of an alternate corrosion rate. To the right of the minimum thickness calculations is an additional minimum required thickness (tmin) calculation based on an E value of 1 that should be used when doing nozzle tmin. Page236 . the [Update Calcs] buttons should be click. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. ensure to click the [Refresh] and the [Update Report] then click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. a new component using previously determined corrosion rate) the user may enter that value in the yellow cell under user defined Cr in the remaining life box. User defined cells are available to the user if extenuating conditions dictate that alternative values would be more fitting. Where there are circumstances that require the use of an alternate tmin. The [Edit Head Data] and the [CML] buttons are available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required. (i. To print. (i. This value will override the calculated corrosion rate and result in a new remaining life value. 2010 Click the [Update Report] button at top of the form to ensure the calculation has access to all the new and updated information and is uploaded to the Global database. Remaining life and Internal MAWP will be automatically calculated. When ever updates are made or user defined options are exercised. reinforcement (tr value) and hoop stress calculations for localized corroded areas more than an inch away from any weld seam.

Choose [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. whichever is smaller.6P = t. Connecting shell/head required thickness. c. UG-27 as follows: PR/SE-0.. From the Report Builder base page click on the [Nozzle Calculations] button at the bottom. Inc. choose [API-510 PV Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Large size nozzles or nozzles subject to high pressures are calculated per ASME Sect VIII. Standard pipe thicknesses minus 12. Nozzle Calculations To access the Nozzle Calculations page from the front page. 2010 Report Nozzle Calculations Figure PV-20. Nozzle evaluations are presented in this sub form based on previous data entry and minimum thicknesses as recommended in ASME Sect VIII. DIV 1. then select [Open Simple PV Report] or [Open Complex PV Report] as signified.© Technical Toolboxes. Page237 . when the resulting tmin is greater than results of the a or b choice above.5% or b. UG-45 for nozzle tmins as follows: a.

Click on the [Nozzle Standards] button then select the subject matter of interest. Note that the selection pull down does not work in this mode. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. Inc. The [Global Insp Data] button is available to update the next inspection intervals if any of the nozzle appear to govern the inspection frequency and also to view basic data that to assist in information flow. A [NPS per Noz ID] button is available for a quick reference to the pipe size for the size nozzle that is selected.. User defined cells are available for any value that may need to be updated. The [Edit CML] button is available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required with less placements. The default tprev and tmin values can be over ridden by simply typing the new value in the cell. A [Nozzle Standards] button is available for a quick reference to all pipe/nozzle data. The calculation at the bottom is relative to the CML line that the curser is placed in. To print. 2010 The default values are automatically entered as the user places the curser in the open tprev and tmin cell of each CML line.© Technical Toolboxes. . Click on the CML of interest then click the [NPS per Noz ID] button in the top right corner to view OD and pipe schedules/wall thickness for that Nozzle size. Page238 .

The governing component is normally the component with the least remaining life. The “Years to Next Insp”. Cells across the top are for referencing dates for next inspections intervals and governing component. Alternately.© Technical Toolboxes. is a reference to the next UT inspection for determining corrosion rates is normally 10 years. choose [API 510 Insp. Inc.. Choose [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. This section is divided up with separate windows for reporting findings and making recommendations for the various components. 2010 Report Write-up and Recommendations Figure PV-21. Page239 . The write-up and recommendation text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired.] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. The [Codes] button is available for quick access to referencing codes. then Click on the [Inspection Report Write-up] button at the bottom. Write-up and Recommendations To access the Write-up and Recommendations page from the front page.

NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Alternately.© Technical Toolboxes. To do a spell check. The Executive Summary (ES) text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information. To print. . Note that the Executive Summary does not appear in the Report Write-up preview page but is rather found on the main page preview. 2010 The UT Results Summary and Recommendations should address calculation results and any issues that component evaluations yielded.. (the two sections must be checked separately) and click F7 on the key board. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. place the curser within top left of the write-up text windows or highlight the text of the ES text window. Normally the only discrepancies that make it into the Executive Summary are the items with a significant cost value or issues that are causing some limitation to the operating parameters of the Tank. These items should be in the body of the report and can easily be copied and pasted into the ES with some minor editing. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired. Inc. Page240 .

Page241 . choose [API-510 PV Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Inc.. 2010 Report PV Checklists Figure PV-22. Choose [New Report] or Select [Existing Report] from the popup screen. Scroll through the list and enter an X in the cell of the line for the relevant items that were checked during the inspection and type X [Caps]) To print. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. then select [Open Simple PV Report] or [Open Complex PV Report]. Report PV Checklists To access the Report Component CML Data Form from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes. From the Report Builder base page click on the [API-510 Checklists] button at the bottom. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page.

then click the [Vessel. Inc. To access the PV Cad Drawings page from the front page. Choose [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. AutoCAD Shell Ledger Drawing User must have the AutoCAD program (1997 or later version) to use this function. Save the Page242 .. 2010 NDE Forms: (reference API 653 Module / NDE Forms Previously reviewed) Supplementary Calculations: (reference Engineering Data / Calculations Previously reviewed) Report AutoCAD PV Inspection Drawings Figure PV-23.dwg] link to the AutoCAD template. User must obtain the field data sheet and drawing(s) relative to this project.© Technical Toolboxes. From the Report Builder base page click on the [PV Cad Drawings] button at the bottom right. choose [API-510 PV Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. then select [Open Simple PV Report] or [Open Complex PV Report].

f. and other text as needed to conform to user company drawing protocols). X scale factor: enter default d. Explode Vert. Command: Zoom to limits (if this does not bring the shell into a full view then zoom to a scale to gain a full view) g. Inc.0” c. Rotation Angle: enter default. Block h. Once the cad drawing is open and saved to a project folder. Page243 . complete the following steps referencing the field data sheets and drawings: 1) Edit all title blocks and drawing text in papers space (PS enter on command line) related to specific report info (Company. 2010 file to the a project folder and pint out the Ledger drawing for reference when building the shell drawing. Y scale factor: enter default e.. Date.© Technical Toolboxes. 2) In model space (MS enter on command line). Command: insert “Vert” or “Horz” b. On command line: a. Insertion Point: “0. Edit the drawing to reflect the design of the PV of interest.

© Technical Toolboxes. platforms.) available to user to modify the Vertical or Horizontal templates. et. 2010 Reference the shell template drawing for “to scale” blocks (such as manways.. nozzles. Photos and Other Files: (reference API 653 Module / API-653 Report Builder / Photos and Other Files Previously reviewed) Page244 . Inc.

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API 570 PV Inspection Module Main Page
API 570 PV Module can only be accessed from the Front Page API 570 PV Module is laid out to help you find information quickly via the diverse functions and text windows. The subject tabs of the text widows and pick buttons help to guide the user to the desired information page through a topical approach.

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The tabulated text windows are designed to facility quick access to information that an Inspector or Reliability Engineer may need in response to questions or inspection findings that require timely judgment calls. The subject matters are broken down into various headings such as Inspection Intervals, Pipe Design, Pipe Inspection, etc. to facilitate a more user friendly navigation to information and quick answers to questions. These component text windows have subsets of pages addressing the various disciplines related to assessing the mechanical integrity of in-service piping systems in accordance with code requirements. The disciplines

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include design criterion, inspection guidelines for assessing degradation, repair specifications for each of the components, code requirements for testing in-service and repaired components. Procedure for viewing/seeking text window subject matter: 1) Pick on subject tab of interest (Inspection Intervals, Piping Repair, NDE Testing, Pressure Relief, etc.). 2) Click in window of interest to activate vertical scroll. 3) Click on arrow button below subject tab (or at bottom of window) to scroll to sub text of choice. 4) Use vertical scroll in text window (not vertical page scroll) to peruse the subject matter or reference being sought. Under each of the tabulated subjects are subset pages with both references to the codes in regards to that particular area of interest and specification “snap shots” of some of the most commonly accessed code requirements such as in the follow excerpt: II. Visual and NDE inspection and evaluation: A. Corrosion deterioration 1. Piping sections with corroded areas that do not meet minimum thickness requirements must be repaired or replaced. 2. Piping sections that do requirements must be replaced. B. Weld Joints 1. Acceptance criteria for indications. a. reference Table 341.3.2 of ASME B31.3 b. in-service inspection that do not meet the acceptance criteria of Table 341.3.2 to be evaluated by pipe engineer on a case by case basis. C. Guide to Quantifying Corrosion 1. General - Spread throughout the component surface area. Erosion/Corrosion/Pitting covering >10% of the surface area with wall thickness loss <0.050". May have a rough or smooth cohesive surface profile. not meet minimum thickness

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Across the top of the main page of the API-570 module are pick buttons linked to the most commonly associated Codes (API-570, ASMEB31.3, ASME Section V, etc.) in PDF format to provide quick access to those codes when needed. (No laboring or searching) along with a “Codes” button that will navigate you to additional API, ASME and other associated codes as well. Buttons along the bottom give you quick access to the work modules (such the Report Builder, Calculations, Engineering Data, Hydro Testing, Repair Specs, etc.).

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Engineering Data: (reference section for Engineering Data previously reviewed) Repair Specifications: (reference API 653 Module / Repair Specifications previously reviewed) Inspection Forms (Field Forms)
Field data inspection forms can be accessed from the [Inspection Forms] button at the bottom of the API-570 Pipe Inspection Module. To access the Inspection Forms from the front page choose [API-570 Pipe Insp] then click on [Inspection Forms] button at bottom of page then click on Inspection form(s) required for the scope of inspection (API 570 Checklist, Piping CML Record Form, Iso drawing template, et). To print, select print from the preview page. AVAILABLE FORMS: API 570 Field Data Sheet:

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tml-3 S. et. et. Page250 . Components with Vert..) 4. 2.e. T-Fitting. 10. tml-2 E. (different systems/circuits can be listed together as long as they are grouped together and have distinguishing CML numbers (ID’s) otherwise start a new form to segregate them). 4. Axis: tml-1 N. Inc. Start by designating a numbering system on the iso drawing and then number the CML’s on the record form in sequence to match the iso’s. Piping TML Record Form 1. Component description is a reference to the component physical configuration such as Straight Pipe. . TML’s should be recorded for all 4 quadrants of the CML if possible. 5. Component line numbers should be recorded as established by the client and organized in a systematic system following source to target from header. Elbow 45°. tml-4W. mainline. Elbow 90°.. The order for referenced location is as follows: a. Iso’s should be numbered in a sequence to flow with linking segments of the piping system and be numbered continuously (not starting over from 1 every iso) 2. 3. 2010 Piping TML Record Form : Figure PPG-5 ...© Technical Toolboxes. 8. then subsequent sequence in accordance to flow as much as possible. Size should be entered in accordance with nominal reference to diameter (i.

Axis: tml-1 Top. tml-2 Side. 2010 b. tml-4 Side (Clockwise looking with the flow) Piping Iso drawings : Figure PPG-6 . Inc. tml-3 Bttm. Components with Horz.© Technical Toolboxes. Pipe Iso Drawing Sheet Page251 ..

Page252 . Begin performing Pipe Hydro Test calculations by clicking the [+] icon at the top right hand corner and entering data in cells as called for. Hydro Test Calculation Data Entry Form The Piping Hydrostatic Test calculations can be accessed from the API 570 Piping Inspection Module.] then click on [Hydro Test] button at bottom of page.. 2010 NDE Inspection forms (reference section for API-653 Module/Inspection Forms previously reviewed) PV Hydrostatic (Hydro) Test Calculations Figure PPG-7. To access the Pipe Hydro Test calculations from the front page choose [API 570 Pipe Insp. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes.

3 Table] button will access the programs material stress sub tables which bases it’s stress values on ASME B31. Design Temp. Note the “S” Amb and Temp will default to the stress/temperature value of material selected but may be overwritten by user. 2010 The material selection accesses a material list from ASME B31. Hydro Test Data Entry Form Click on the [Hydro Test Report] button at the top left of the page to fill out a test record form. both the Hydrostatic and pneumatic test pressures and the reduced exam pressure are calculated along with guidelines to the process.3 Table A.) prior to Hydro testing to be issued to the responsible party Page253 . Hold Time. New material not found in the selection may be entered in this table to be accessed from the pull down and be available for future use. User must note the material “S” associated with the ambient and design temperatures. etc. Inc.3 specifications but other material may be entered. If a material not on the default list is used then the material stress will have to be entered manually.© Technical Toolboxes. Clicking on the [B31.. Note that as the user scrolls down the form. Users can fill in the form with available information and specifications (Design Pressure. Figure PPG-8.

The responsible party directing the hyrdo is to complete the record with the actual event data (Actual Test pressure. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner of the test form then select print from the preview page. Note that the second page has the steps and target pressures if a pneumatic pressure test is opted. To print. Hydro Test Record Page254 . etc. Figure PPG-9. Inc. Notes may be entered in the comments section if necessary at the bottom of the data cells. Start Time/Date..). the remaining outstanding data can be entered and the record reissue for signatures for hard copy file.© Technical Toolboxes. Notes will appear in the comments section of the report. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. 2010 directing the hydro. Once the record is returned to the user. End Time/Date.

The report should be configured at this point. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. “Design Pressure” should be enter as 1550 not 1550psi).. Choosing [New Report] and enter a “Report No. Begin report by entering data in cells as called for.e. Select the Appendix A pull down and select Appendix A…the report will then be configured…close the Appendix page to get back to the API-570 Report Builder base page. Pick the [Configure/ Report Appendix] bottom at the bottom left. 2010 API 570 Inspection Report Builder Figure PPG-10. Much of the numerical data entered on the report builder front page will be used in the calculations of sub forms. Inc..” and then click [Start New Report]. Page255 . therefore enter all numerical data as specified without signifiers (i.] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. API 570 Inspection Report Builder Data Entry Form To access the API 570 Inspection Report Builder from the front page choose [API 570 Pipe Insp.© Technical Toolboxes.

e. Such an emergency may be safety or environmental in nature.© Technical Toolboxes. Hydrofluoric acid. b. c. 34. Anhydrous hydrogen chloride.S. A link to the supplemental pipe calculations is available where additional calculations may be needed. The data entry on the main page has some pull downs for selecting the API class and ASME Category for the piping system. 2010 The Age/Prev Insp.) API Class 2 Page256 . If unsure of the selection please refer to the API-570 Module Base page under the Text Window tabbed “Inspection intervals” and Text Window tabbed “Pipe Design” for definitions and as follows 1. API Class 1 Services with the highest potential of resulting in an immediate emergency if a leak were to occur are in Class 1. Fluids that will rapidly vaporize are those with atmospheric boiling temperatures below 50°F (10°C). (i. Inspector or Service). Pipe Service Classes from API-570 Piping Inspection Code. C3. e. A link to the PDF Codes/Standards library is available at the top of the form for quick access to the codes that the user may entered in the system.. d. Flammable services that may auto-refrigerate and lead to brittle fracture. et) which will be used to calculate corrosion rates. This allows the user to build the data base with data for future access and use.. those containing the following: a. but are not necessarily limited to. therefore the “Nominal Thickness” value must correspond with the “Age/Prev Insp” value. Coast Guard regulations for inspection of over water piping. Examples of Class 1 piping include. and C4 streams. is a number not a date (i. Inc. such as C2. The cover page of the report comes with a default standard introductory text that that can be edited as the user desires. Hydrogen sulfide (greater than 3 percent weight) in a gaseous stream. To do a spell check.e. Pressurized services that may rapidly vaporize during release. Entry data cells with [*] buttons next to them allows for additions to be entered for use in pull down menus that are not available. Click on [Pipe Calculations] at the bottom and then select the calculation of interest. creating vapors that may collect and form an explosive mixture. 9. Piping over or adjacent to water and piping over public throughways. place the cursing within the text windows and click F7 on the key board. f. (Refer to Department of transportation and U. 20.

These values default to the program practical tmin values but can be over written by the user. or in high pressure service or cyclic service conditions. Category D fluid service .© Technical Toolboxes. b. The user should always progress from left to right when entering data in sub forms as the program cascades information as the report is progressed. On-site hydrocarbons that will not significantly vaporize during release such as those operating below the flash point. non-toxic. Write-ups. Hydrogen. c. and not damaging to human tissue. Services that are potentially harmful to human tissue but are located in remote areas may be included in this class.3 Piping design code. A. c. 2. fuel gas. Pipe Service Category from ASME B31. These values will be used throughout the program when evaluation the remaining life of the piping components. This classification includes the majority of unit process piping and selected offsite piping. Typical examples of these services include those containing the following: a. Off-site acids and caustics.. Page257 . On-site strong acids and caustics. C. On-site hydrocarbons that will slowly vaporize during release such as those operating below the flash point. 2010 Services not included in other classes are in Class 2. As the user scrolls down the base page there is a “Pipe/Nozzle Practical tmins” table that will come up.a fluid service where a small quantity caused by a leak would cause irreversible harm to persons upon breathing or bodily contact. Once all the front page data cells are populated the user can proceed to the sub forms for Data Evaluations. B. b. Recommendations and other report building functions. Normal fluid service .a fluid service that is nonflammable. not in excess of 150psi or 366°F.a fluid service not subject to the rules for category D or M. Distillate and product lines to and from storage and loading. Examples of Class 3 service are as follows: a. Inc. API Class 3 Services that are flammable but do not significantly vaporize when they leak and are not located in high-activity areas are in Class 3. Category M fluid service . and natural gas.

Immediately change the report (also user can edit other data in this mode as well). This will print the front page and the sub forms from left to right up to the “API-570 Checklists”. 2010 Report Appendix must have an initial entry to run the base page report preview (blank report will come up otherwise). NDE Reports. Inc. Once the Report is printed it must be assembled inserting the Appendix documents in the associated appendix sections. To print the finished Report.3. Note also that the Executive Summary does not conform to the report until updates are made in the “Inspection Results Writeup” Subform.bmp) may be inserted into the report at the bottom right “signature” cell. Pick “Paste”. The front page report preview page is limited to the fist four pages of the report.© Technical Toolboxes. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper mid section then select print from the preview page. Click on the [File Table Edit] button. etc. User should delete all sub form files Page258 . To preview and print the front page report section. Any supplemental documents (such as Extraneous Calculations. The report automatically places a signature text for the Inspector on the front page and his signature in Paint Brush format (. This will copy all the front page and subpage data text fields. The material selection found throughout the Report Module will accesses a material list based on specifications from ASME B31. Close this entry form and click on the [Select Existing Report] button and open the new report to continue editing/building the report. Photographs. all reports through out the program will display the logo) Anytime a pull down selection is used. The [File Table Edit] is available to use when a user has several reports that have repetitive information and desires to duplicate a report to edit data that is different from the originating report. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Drawings. It does not copy the CML/TML data.) must be printed independently. Pick ”Copy”. click the (green) Report Icon and click print. Click on the [logo] button at the top of form to enter user company logo to appear on the reports (changing the logo is global. right click on the left of the report desiring to duplicate. Right click on the blank field at the bottom of list. click the [Refresh] button to update form information that is being pulled from external static tables such as the material selection.. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming.

c..e. Import/Export buttons are provided to transfer data from one API Toolbox program to another.© Technical Toolboxes. 2) Export all the following data sets for the report of interest from the API Toolbox Report Builder and sub forms to the designated transfer file folder.e. Base Page Report Data Report Appendices CML Record API-570 Checklist Import/Export commands transfer data using excel spreadsheets as a transfer medium. open a random report in the Report Builder and export all data sets. create a transfer file folder for temporary file storage. CD) or attach files to email for delivery to destination PC/ API Toolbox program.. 11. the technical writer’s PC). 4) In the destination PC (i. (this is done to enable the import command to target a folder to retrieve the data sets from (do not rename of files).e. 5) In the destination API Toolbox program. (do not rename files) a. Procedure for transferring data: 1) Create a transfer file folder for temporary file storage in source PC (i. 10. This feature is for data transfer between one API Toolbox programs to another only and cannot be used to input data from other sources such as data loggers. inspector’s field laptop). as instructed in step 2 above. 12. 13. b. When the data is in excel it should not be edited or modified in anyway or it may not transfer the data properly. to the transfer file folder. Inc. 2010 prior to performing this function on the base page (initial API-570 data entry page). Report Builder Base Page Report Appendices CML Record API-510 Checklist 3) Save files from the source transfer folder to a transfer medium (i. There are 4 basic data sets associated with the report that must be transferred. d. USB Storage. Page259 .

c. d. 2010 6) Delete the exported excel data files from the transfer folder and then copy the source excel data files from the transfer medium or email into the transfer folder. Import the following data sets. Report Builder Base Page Report Appendices CML Record API-510 Checklist 8) Click the [Select Existing Report] button.. find the newly imported report and open 9) Report write-up paragraphs will need to be re-spaced. Page260 . (do not rename files) 7) From the destination PC/ API Toolbox random report. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. (caution: ensure that the files to be imported have a unique report number from any existing report or the reports will be merged and cause printing errors) a. b.

choose [API-570 Piping Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Inc.© Technical Toolboxes. choose Appendix A. Pick the Appendix A data scroll menu. The pull down menus for each of the data cells are for user options. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired. then select [Open Report] then from the Report Builder base page click on the [Configure / Report Appendix] button at the bottom left. Choose [New Report] or [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. / Report Appendix Figure PPG-11. Alternately. Report Appendix must have an initial entry to configure the report and run the front page and other text report previews (blank report will come up otherwise). Page261 . Subject] or [App Text] as desired. This will configure the report This section is divided up with separate windows for building the report appendix. The Report Appendix text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information.. Report Appendix Builder To access the Configure / Report Appendix page from the front page. 2010 Config. To add more options click the [App.

2010 To print. Component CML Data Entry Form To access the Report Component CML Data Form from the front page..© Technical Toolboxes. Report Component Corrosion Monitoring Location (CML) Record Figure PPG-12. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. choose [API-570 Pipe Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. then select [Open Report]. From the Report Builder base page click on the [CML Record] button on the left. Page262 . Choose [New Report] or Select [Existing Report] from the popup screen. Inc. Begin entering data in cells in the “Pipe CML Record” data section as called for.

The last entry under the “tact” column is automatically selected and updated as the user enters the tml’s. . The “Comp Desc” is a reference to the component physical configuration such as Straight Pipe. Each CML can receive up to 4 tml points (but may be less) to accommodate 4 quadrants of cylindrical type components.© Technical Toolboxes. The Material must be selected from the pull down for the program to automatically fill in the stress value at temperature in the calculation page to calculate the minimum required thickness. then subsequent sequence in accordance to flow as much as possible. 003) “Line No” Component line numbers should be entered into the program as recorded on the field data sheet as established by the client and organized in a systematic system following source to target from header... 002. 2010 The CML must be entered by the user in sequence (as completed on the field forms) using three digit entries (i. 2. click on the [TML Data Entry] button to enter thickness measurements. 001. (different systems/circuits can be listed together as long as they are grouped together and have distinguishing CML numbers (ID’s) otherwise start a new form to segregate them). et. Elbow 90°. 10. Inc. Elbow 45°. et. This value is used to calculate the corrosion rates and remaining life. The later is quicker and easier. mainline.e. The “Size” should be entered in accordance with nominal reference to diameter (i.e. The “E” (joint quality factor) will default to 1 but may be overwritten at the user’s desire. That entry is normally the lowest reading of that CML (tml set) but may be over Page263 . T-Fitting. 8. 4. The “Material-Grade” column has a pick list of materials most commonly uses in industry to choose from.) from the pull down menu. The “Sch” (schedule) should be selected and entered in accordance with associated thickness of the piping system of interest from the pull down menu. Entries into the CML records may be entered by adding one line at a time or once the first one is entered the user may duplicate that one equal to the amount of CML points or number of like components and then editing CML numbers and data as needed. After all the CML line entries are completed. The “Age” cell will default to the Age as entered on the Base page but can be over written if the component was subsequently replaced and has a different age value.

2010 written at the user’s discretion. Close this data form when completed to return to the Component CML Sub form. Much of the numerical data entered in this sub form will be used hitherto in the calculation sub forms. Inc. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Note that the CML descriptions appear at the top of the form to identify what CML is being edited. The “tml” values must be entered specifically using at least the ones place (enter 0 if below 1”) and to the thousandths place for a professional appearance in the final report (i.xx or x.x).. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. Page264 . A record may be deleted by clicking the red “‫ ”ﻼ‬icon at the top right hand corner and confirming. To print.xxx [0. The [Edit CML] buttons are available to edit values or text in the report if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required with less placements.e.500] not .© Technical Toolboxes. therefore enter all numerical data as specified. x.

This API-570 Toolbox has established tmins based on common industry design parameters and can be found Page265 . choose [API-570 Pipe Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. From the Report Builder base page click on the [Pipe Remaining Calculations] button at the bottom. and resistance to normal loss. These "tmins are what is referred to in the industry as a "Practical Thickness".. unanticipated loadings.3 RETIREMENT THICKNESS DETERMINATION Recommends establishing a greater thickness than the calculated thickness to allow for undiscovered metal loss due to general and localized corrosion. 2010 Report Pipe Calculations Figure PPG-13. It is up to each owner/user of the piping system to establish there own Practical thicknesses and should be based on engineering evaluations for their application. Choose [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. Inc. Pipe component evaluations are presented in this sub form based on previous data entry and minimum thicknesses as recommended in API570 for piping tmins as follows: API-570 7. then select [Open Report] as signified. Pipe Remaining Life Evaluations To access the Pipe Remaining Calculations page from the front page.© Technical Toolboxes.

NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview.© Technical Toolboxes. Click on the [Nozzle Standards] button then select the subject matter of interest. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. There is a table in the API-570 Reporting module base page that can take user defined values to be used in the inspection reports evaluations as well. Page266 . The default tprev and tmin values can be over ridden by simply typing the new value in the cell.. 2010 under Engineering Data/Pipe Standards/Practical tmins and in the upper right hand corner of this calculation page. The calculation at the bottom is relative to the CML line that the curser is placed in. . The [Global Insp Data] button is available to update the next inspection intervals if any of the nozzle appear to govern the inspection frequency and also to view basic data that to assist in information flow. To print. Inc. The [Edit CML] button is available to edit the CML data if a value was entered erroneously and needs to be deleted from the cell or an alternate value is required with less placements. A [Nozzle Standards] button is available for a quick reference to all pipe/nozzle data. User defined cells are available for any value that may need to be updated. The default values are automatically entered as the user places the curser in the open tprev and tmin cell of each CML line.

Cells across the top are for referencing dates for next inspections intervals and governing component. Write-up and Recommendations To access the Write-up and Recommendations page from the front page. Choose [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. The write-up and recommendation text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information. The [Codes] and [Pipe Standards] button is available for quick access to referencing codes and pipe standards. 2010 Report Write-up and Recommendations Figure PPG-14. Alternately. is a reference to the next UT inspection for determining corrosion rates is normally 5 years..] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. The UT Results Summary and Recommendations should address calculation results and any issues that component evaluations yielded. The governing component is normally the component with the least remaining life. the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired. Page267 . The “Years to Next UT Insp”. then Click on the [Inspection Report Write-up] button at the bottom.© Technical Toolboxes. This section is divided up with separate windows for reporting findings and making recommendations for the various components. Inc. choose [API 570 Insp.

Normally the only discrepancies that make it into the Executive Summary are the items with a significant cost value or issues that are causing some limitation to the operating parameters of the system. To do a spell check.© Technical Toolboxes. . the user may delete the default text and enter other text as desired. Alternately. Inc. place the curser within top left of the write-up text windows or highlight the text of the ES text window. 2010 The Executive Summary (ES) text comes in with a default text that needs to be edited to reflect associated information.. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. (the two sections must be checked separately) and click F7 on the key board. These items should be in the body of the report and can easily be copied and pasted into the ES with some minor editing. Note that the Executive Summary does not appear in the Report Write-up preview page but is rather found on the main page preview. click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. To print. Page268 .

2010 Report Piping Checklists Figure PPG-15. Report API-570 Checklists To access the Report Checklist Form from the front page. The user may click the [New File] or [Duplicate] buttons at the top to make as many checklists as needed (usually one per iso) and may scroll through them with the page over arrows at the top. choose [API-570 Pipe Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. Scroll through the list and click in the cell of the line for the relevant items that were checked during the inspection and enter any relative comments as desired.. From the Report Builder base page click on the [API-570 Checklists] button at the bottom. then select [Open Report].© Technical Toolboxes. Ensure that Page269 . Inc. Choose [New Report] or Select [Existing Report] from the popup screen.

click the print preview icon (page w/ magnifying glass) in upper right hand corner then select print from the preview page. Report Iso Drawings User must have the AutoCAD program (1997 or later version) to use this function.© Technical Toolboxes.. NOTE: Click on save icon in upper right hand corner before selecting print preview. Page270 . 2010 when making copies of the checklist that the Iso Drawing No and Line No references are edited to reflect the associated documents. NDE Forms: (reference API 653 Module / NDE Forms Previously reviewed) Supplementary Calculations: (reference Engineering Data / Calculations Previously reviewed) Report AutoCAD PV Inspection Drawings Figure PPG-16. Inc. To print.

To access the Iso Drawings page from the front page. choose [API-570 Pipe Insp ] then click on [Report Builder] button at bottom of page. 2010 User must obtain the field data sheet and drawing(s) relative to this project.© Technical Toolboxes. then click the [Iso Temp. Page271 . Date. and other text as needed to conform to user company drawing protocols).dwg] link to the AutoCAD template. Save the file to the a project folder and pint out the Ledger drawing for reference when building the shell drawing. 2) The drawing comes with diverse entities for use by experienced cad drivers for building iso drawings. Inc.. complete the following steps referencing the field data sheets and drawings: 1) Edit all title blocks and drawing text in papers space (PS ---> enter on command line) related to specific report info (Company. Choose [Select Existing Report] from the popup screen. From the Report Builder base page click on the [ISO DWGS] button at the bottom right. then select [Open Report]. Once the cad drawing is open and saved to a project folder.

Page272 . Single client information or company listings can be printed. 2010 Contacts The Contacts Module can only be accessed from the Front Page and is included in this program to make available a tool for the Inspector or Reliability Engineers to start a contacts list relative to the ongoing need to record and recall client/ venders information. The binoculars icon can be used to locate entries via a key word search. Place the curser anywhere in the line of the contact will show in the upper section in bigger and bolder display. Inc..© Technical Toolboxes.

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