Highlights of Draft API 610 12th Edition
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API 610 Eleventh Edition, Centrifugal Pumps for Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries, has been updated to the Twelfth Edition. The Eleventh Edition was identical to the ISO 13709 Second Edition; however, API and ISO have decided to no longer “co-brand” standards and ISO 13709 Second Edition is not being updated. This tutorial describes the process of updating the document and cites the participating companies contributing to this work. The majority of this paper is focused on addressing the “significant” as well as “other” changes that are of particular interest to the reader in understanding revisions from the previous ISO/API editions. Included are the influences and reasons behind each change. Insight into subject matter for future updates to ISO 13709/API 610 is addressed at the end. One area of particular interest in the Eleventh Edition was the data sheet program which had been improved and was expected to support Electronic Data Exchange (EDE) for engineering contractors, end users and pump manufacturers. These expectations to save significant effort in accurately specifying equipment requirements have not been met. And so in the Twelfth Edition, a task force sub-group is trying to further enhance its use.
Jones, Roger L.; Korkowski, Frank J.; Cooper, Jeremy (2016). Highlights of Draft API 610 12th Edition. Turbomachinery Laboratories, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from