Inspection and Certification API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspection

Refineries and chemical processing facilities rely on pressure vessels and pressure relieving devices for storage, transfer, and transportation applications. Ensuring the integrity and safety of the pressure vessel is critical to operations.

Alhoty is qualified to complete all API 510 pressure vessel inspections and certification applicable to the inspection, in-service, repair, alteration, and rerating procedures for pressure vessels and pressure-relieving devices.  API 510 applies to all refining and chemical process vessels that have been placed in service this includes:

  • Vessels constructed in accordance with an applicable construction code
  • Vessels constructed without a construction code (non-code)
  • Vessels constructed and approved as jurisdictional special based upon jurisdiction acceptance of design, fabrication, inspection, testing, and installation.
  • Non-standard vessels

For the most comprehensive inspection results, Alhoty utilizes a variety of non-destructive testing techniques to complete API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspections including:

  • Visual Inspections (VT)
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)
  • Magnetic Particle Testing (MT)
  • Penetrant Testing (PT)
  • Radiographic Testing (RT)

Alhoty’s API 510 inspection procedure includes:

  • Engineering evaluations
  • Mechanical integrity
  • Thickness inspections
  • Fitness for service evaluations (FFS)
  • Corrosion rate and remaining life determination

Alhoty pressure vessels inspections include:

  • ASME Section VIII, Division 1
  • ASME Section VIII, Division 2
  • Deaerator tanks
  • Heat exchangers
  • Glass lined vessels
  • Autoclaves

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