API 610 Ninth Edition Highlights
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API Standard 610, “Centrifugal Pumps for Petroleum, Heavy Duty Chemical and Gas Industry Services,” has been revised from the Eighth Edition to the Ninth Edition and developed into an International Standard, ISO 13709. The process of how the standard was changed, the participants involved, and the schedule for the new document is covered. The change in format is discussed to provide the user information on where certain information is now located. The authors discuss specific major changes in the design section covering issues such as working pressure, vibration, and baseplates. The user is provided with information regarding API 610 Eighth Edition requirements and what the new Ninth Edition change is and where it is located. The user of the document is advised of not only what the changes are but also the reasoning behind the changes. In conclusion, insight is provided as to the future of API 610/ISO 13709 as an international document and the plan for its maintenance.
Sanders, Jack D.; Jones, Roger L.; Heald, Charles C. (2002). API 610 Ninth Edition Highlights. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from