December 2010

Rotating Equipment

What is new in API 610 11th Ed. (ISO 13709 2nd Ed.)?

Updates to global specifications address pump reliability and much more

Korkowski, F., Flowserve Corp.; Jones, R. L., Consultant; Sanders, J. D., Fluor

Whenever a new edition of a global specification such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) or the American Petroleum Institute (API) is released, there is often confusion about the explicit details and rationale of the changes made. This article will address changes that have been incorporated into the new ISO 13709 2nd Edition - ANSI/API Standard 610 11th Edition, Centrifugal pumps for petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. It will specifically discuss significant changes that will impact pump reliability as well as other key changes. Background. Before reviewing these changes, it is important to understand the background surrounding this new API 610 ed

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