Fitness-for-Service of Aboveground Storage Tanks – Applicability of API 579


Author: Katelyn J. Gustoff, Group Head, Consulting Engineer
Author: Joel L. Andreani, P.E., Senior Vice President of Consulting Engineering, Principal Engineer II

FFS is a recognized industry practice for assessing equipment mechanical integrity when unanticipated damage is found and can often be used to extend service life while minimizing downtime and avoiding costly repairs. In this article, Katelyn Gustoff and Joel Andreani examine the applicability of using API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 (API 579) FFS and API 653 assessment standards with in-service ASTs.

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