API 653 Course | Important Notes

1.) API 653 is code used for inspection, repair, and alteration for the aboveground storage tanks which are placed in Service. API 650 is the basic construction code for making New Tanks.

2.) API 650 and API 653 are used for aboveground storage tanks at atmospheric pressure (maximum 2.5 psi above atmospheric) and temperatures not exceeding 90ºC.

3.) Design metal temperature of tank is assumed to be 8ºC (15º F) above the lowest one day mean temperature of tank site.

4.) Where necessary, as per (API 650), the tank materials shall be checked against brittle failure by conducting impact testing.

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