This paper discusses the comprehensive integrity assessment of feeders fabricated from normalized pipe and elbow piping items subject to Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) during in-service conditions. The arguments are based on the improved mechanistic understanding of FAC; review of international piping rupture events; examinations of removed feeders; burst-pressure tests of prototypical and ex-service feeder piping sections, the minimum acceptable wall thickness for feeder piping; and station feeder life cycle management plans. It is concluded that rupture of feeder pipe due to FAC is a very low probability event.

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