Jorge Luis González-Velázquez Ehsan Entezari https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3379-1761 Jerzy A. Szpunar https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1291-8375


Improvement of nondestructive inspection techniques has allowed more frequent detection of closely spaced zones of non-metallic inclusions in pressure vessels made of low carbon steel. In the present study, closely spaced inclusions in an in-service cylindrical horizontal pressure vessel were detected by Scan-C ultrasonic inspection and considered as laminations to be assessed by Part 13 of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 2016 standard. The outcoming results were considered as a rejection for Level 1 assessment, and a repair or replacement of the component was required, even though it retained a significant remaining strength. Thus, an alternative procedure to assess the mechanical integrity of pressure vessels containing zones of non-metallic inclusions is proposed by adopting some criteria of the API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Part 13 standard procedure and taking into consideration the dimensions and grouping characteristics of the inclusion zones.   



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    González-Velázquez, J. L. ., Entezari, E. and Szpunar, J. A. . (2021) “On the assessment of non-metallic inclusions by part 13 of API 579 -1/ASME FFS-1 2016”, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 16(59), pp. 105–114. doi: 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.59.08.