Codes and Standards Process Equipments

API Standards for Heat Transfer Equipments

API Standard Title Description
API-530 Calculation of Heater-tube Thickness in Petroleum Refineries Design procedures and criteria used for calculating the required wall thickness of new tubes and associated component fittings for petroleum refinery heaters. Procedures are appropriate for designing tubes for corrosive and non-corrosive applications.
API-534 Heat Recovery Steam Generators Guidelines for the selection and/or evaluation of Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) systems. The document indicates areas of design that need attention for HRSG system selection and offers information of various HRSG types.{adinserter 1}
API-535 Burners for Fired Heaters in General Refinery Services Guidelines for the selection and/or evaluation of burners installed in fired heaters in general refinery services. This document indicates design areas that need attention for selection of burners and offers description of different burner types.
API-536 Post Combustion NOx Control for Equipment in General Refinery Services This API standard offers mechanical description along with operation, maintenance, and test procedures of post-combustion NOx control equipment. The document discusses the Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction and Selective Catalytic Reduction methods of post-combustion NOx reduction.{adinserter 1}
API-537 Flare Details for General Refinery and Petrochemical Service Guide for the selection, design, specification, operation and maintenance of flares and related combustion and mechanical components used in pressure-relieving and vapor depressurizing systems for petroleum.
API-560 Fired Heaters for General Refinery Services Guidelines for the design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing, preparation for shipment, and
erection of fired heaters, air preheaters, fans and burners for general refinery service.
API-573 Inspection of Fired Boilers and Heaters This API standard covers the inspection practices for fired boilers and process heaters (furnaces) used in petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants.
API-660 Shell-and-tube Heat Exchangers Guidelines for the mechanical design, material selection, fabrication, inspection, testing and preparation
for shipment of shell-and-tube heat exchangers for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. this API standard is applicable to heaters, condensers, coolers and reboilers, but not applicable to vacuum-operated steam surface condensers and feed-water heaters.{adinserter 1}
API-661 Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers for General Refinery Service Guidelines for the design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing and preparation for shipment of air-cooled heat exchangers for use in the petroleum and natural gas industries.
API-662 Part I Plate Heat Exchangers for General Refinery Services Part I—Plate-and-Frame Heat Exchangers Guide for the mechanical design, materials selection, fabrication, inspection, testing, and preparation for
shipment of plate-and-frame heat exchangers for use in petroleum industries, applicable to gasketed, semi-welded and welded plate-and frame heat exchangers.
API-662 Part II Plate Heat Exchangers for General Refinery Services Part II—Brazed Aluminum Plate-fin Heat Exchangers Guide for mechanical design, materials selection, fabrication, inspection, testing, and preparation for
shipment of brazed aluminum plate-fin heat exchangers used in petroleum industries.{adinserter 1}

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