The use of the fitness-for-service (FFS) standard API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 is increasing in the power industry. A fitness-for-service evaluation in a power plant can be performed to determine whether a unit can run safely until the next planned outage. This evaluation can save a significant amount of money. Examples of the effective application of API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 in the power industry are provided in this paper.

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