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API STANDARDS 620, 650, AND 653 INTERPRETATIONS—TANK CONSTRUCTION AND IN-SERVICE INSPECTION 185

Standard 653, First Edition—Section 7.1

Issue Date: July 19, 1993

Publication: Standard 653, Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and


Reconstruction

Edition/Date: First Edition, January 1991 (Incorporates Supplement 1, 1992)

Question: When installing an annual ring to API Standard 653, whether an


annual ring is required by API Standard 650 or not, do the x-ray
requirements per 6.1.2.10 of API Standard 650 apply?

Reply: Paragraph 7.1.1 of API Standard 653 requires radiographic exami-


nation per 6.1.2.10 of API Standard 650 for the annular plate welds
when the annular plates are required by 3.5.1 of API Standard 650.

This interpretation was issued as a result of a question on the above edition.


It applies to all previous and subsequent editions in which the text remains
substantially unchanged.

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