Welcome to the home page of the API Subcommittee on Corrosion & Materials (SCCM). The SCCM conducts research and develops and revises industry standards that address issues related to refining process equipment. Issues of particular interest to the SCCM include: fabrication requirements, corrosion mechanisms, equipment reliability, refractory systems, and reducing capital and maintenance costs, while increasing safety, equipment lifespan and reliability. Each meeting of the Subcommittee and its task groups provides a forum for an information exchange on problems and opportunities where industry experts share experiences from operations around the world.
This site houses the SCCM working documents, meeting agendas and presentations, and other relevant material.
Please Note: Minutes and other member working documents are located on a SCCM secure page entitled "SCCM Committee Docs" and require the user to log in from this home page. For those members who do not have access, please contact the API staff person listed below.
The SCCM work program of documents includes:
- RP 571 - Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry
- RP 582 - Welding Guidelines for the Chemical, Oil, and Gas Industries
- TR 932-A - The Study of Corrosion in Hydroprocess Reactor Effluent Air Cooler Systems
- Publ. 932-B - Design, Materials, Fabrication, Operation, and Inspection Guidelines for Corrosion Control in Hydroprocessing Reactor Effluent Air Cooler (REAC) Systems
- RP 934-A - Materials & Fabrication of 2-1/4Cr-1Mo, 2-1/4Cr-1Mo-1/4V, 3Cr-1Mo, and 3Cr-1Mo-1/4V Steel Heavy Wall Pressure Vessels for High-Temperature, High-Pressure Hydrogen Service
- TR 934-B - Fabrication Considerations for Vanadium-Modified Cr-Mo Steel Heavy Wall Pressure Vessels
- RP 934-C - Materials & Fabrication of 1-1/4Cr-1/2Mo Steel Heavy Wall Pressure Vessels for High-Pressure Hydrogen Service Operating at or Below 825 deg. F (441 deg. C)
- TR 934-D - Technical Report on the Materials and Fabrication Issues of 1-1/4Cr-1/2Mo Steel Pressure Vessels
- RP 934-E - Materials & Fabrication of 1-1/4Cr-1/2Mo Steel Pressure Vessels for Service Above 825 deg. F (441 deg. C)
- RP 934-F - Minimum Pressurization Temperatures, MPT, for Heavy Wall Pressure Vessels (New document)
- RP 934-G - Coke Drums (New document)
- RP 934-H - Cr-Mo Reactor Maintenance (New document)
- RP 934-I - Cr-Mo Inspection (New document)
- TR 934-J - Coke Drum Repair (New document)
- Publ. 935 - Thermal Conductivity Measurement Study of Refractory Castables
- Publ. 938-A - An Experimental Study of Causes and Repair of Cracking of 1-1/4Cr-1/2Mo Steel Equipment
- Publ. 938-B - Use of 9Cr-1Mo-V (Grade 91) Steel in the Oil Refining Industry
- TR 938-C - Use of Duplex Stainless Steels in the Oil Refining Industry
- TR 939-A - Research Report on Characterization and Monitoring of Cracking in Wet H2S Service
- Publ. 939-B - Repair and Remediation Strategies for Equipment Operating in Wet H2S Service
- RP 939-C - Guidelines for Avoiding Sulfidation (Sulfidic) Corrosion Failures in Oil Refineries
- TR 939-D - Stress Corrosion Cracking of Carbon Steel in Fuel Grade Ethanol - Review, Experience Survey, Field Monitoring, and Laboratory Testing
- Bull. 939-E - Identification, Repair and Mitigation of Cracking of Steel Equipment in Fuel Ethanol Service
- RP 941 - Steels for Hydrogen Service at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures in Petroleum Refineries and Petrochemical Plants
- TR 941 - The Technical Basis Document for API RP 941
- TR 942-A - Materials, Fabrication, and Repair Considerations for Hydrogen Reformer Furnace Outlet Pigtails and Manifolds (New document)
- TR 942-B - Material, Fabrication and Repair Considerations for Austenitic Alloys Subject to Embrittlement and Cracking in High Temperature Refinery Service (New document)
- RP 945 - Avoiding Cracking in Amine Units
- Publ. 950 - Survey of Construction Materials and Corrosion in Sour Water Strippers-1978
- Publ. 959 - Characterization Study of Temper Embrittlement of Chromium-Molybdenum Steels
- RP 970 - Work Process for Development of Corrosion Control Diagrams (New document)
Chair: Vance McCray, ExxonMobil
Vice-Chair: Jorge Penso, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
Active members, thank you for attending the API 2018 Fall Refining Equipment Standards Meeting.
The SCCM meets next during the 2019 Spring Refining Equipment Standards Meeting, May 6 - 9, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. Click on “Calendar of Events" under Links for meeting logistics and other information.