Major Repair

Any work not considered an alteration that removes and replaces a major part of the pressure boundary other than a nozzle (e.g. replacing part of the shell or replacing a vessel head). If any of the restorative work results in a change to the design temperature, minimum allowable temperature (MAT), or maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP), the work shall be considered an alteration and the requirements for rerating shall be satisfied.

Source: API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code: In-service Inspection, Rating, Repair, and Alteration, Tenth Edition, May 2014, with Addendum May 2017. Global Standards

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