Pressure Vessel Inspection - API 510


Hi-Tech Testing has extensive experience with API pressure vessel inspection as well as equipment specific inspections such as paper machine dryers and pulp mill digesters or deaerator vessels associated with boilers. Hi-Tech pulp/paper mill inspection services are performed as specified by the client’s specific requirements and Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) recommendations. The American Petroleum Institute (API) Standard 510, which covers the maintenance, inspection, repair, and alteration of pressure vessels in petro-chemical and other industries such as refining. Deaerators may fall under Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) guidelines or API 510 as required by the client.

All of our inspectors are API certified, and as inspections are performed by our inspectors, data is acquired and appropriate NDE examinations are performed. This information may be  entered into our ICON software by Hi-Tech Testing personnel. Calculations and inspection results are evaluated by the API inspector and reports are produced. Hard copy reports can be printed and bound, or electronic reports can be loaded onto a compact disc for easy access and minimal storage.

Hi-Tech Testing’s pressure vessel inspection services include:

  • Magnetic Particle (MT) – MT is commonly used for the detection of service induced cracking in pressure vessels and is a rapid and accurate method for this purpose.
  • Visual Inspection (VT) - Visual examination is often used to detect mechanical damage or wear due to harsh service conditions.
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT) - Hi-Tech utilizes manual, automated and semi-automated techniques to perform conventional ultrasonic thickness inspections on pressure vessels of all kinds to both detect and monitor corrosion.
  • Consulting - Hi-Tech has on-staff personnel with over twenty five years in pressure vessel inspection experience. Contact us today if you have questions regarding inspection methods, parameters or capabilities.

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