API 510

 

 

The American Petroleum Institute (API) initiated a Pressure Vessel Inspector Certification Program (API 510) to improve management control of process unit operation, repair, and maintenance; reduce the potential for inspection delays resulting from regulatory requirements; and provide a continued high level of safety through the use of inspectors specialized in process equipment.

 

The program promotes self-regulation and establishes a uniform national program that assists state and local governments in pressure vessel regulations.

 

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