Applying the API Alternate Method for Area Classification

@article{Propst2005ApplyingTA,
  title={Applying the API Alternate Method for Area Classification},
  author={J. E. Propst and L. A. Barrios and Becky Lobitz},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={162-171}
}
The 1997 editions of API RP 500 and RP 505 pertaining to the classification of petroleum facilities included a new informative annex-an alternate method for area classification. The intent of this paper is to go beyond the development of the alternate method and provide some insight and ideas on the application of the alternate method. This paper will briefly cover the history behind the development of the alternate method. It will then review the application of the method to specific sources… CONTINUE READING