What is the API 560 Standard?

API 560 Fired Heaters for General Refinery Service

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The API 560 Standard is produced by the American Petroleum Institute and specifies the requirements and recommendations for fired heaters within refineries.

The aspects covered in API 560 include design, materials, fabrication, inspection, testing, preparation for shipment, and erection of fired heaters, air preheaters (APHs), fans, and burners for general refinery service.

API 560 Standard is used internationally throughout industry and often serves as a baseline for private oil company fired heater and furnace specifications.

Note that API 560 does not apply to the design of Steam Reformers or Pyrolysis Furnaces.

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