API 610 Definition

What is API 610?

API 610 is a pump standard for centrifugal pumps in the petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries.

API, an acronym for the American Petroleum Institute, is an organization that develops technical standards for oil and natural gas industries. API 610 is the centrifugal pump standard put forward by API.

Considering the demanding nature of oil and gas applications, API 610 is a necessarily stringent standard, and pumps manufactured according to API 610 consistently cost considerably more than those manufactured to meet Hydraulic Institute Standards. End-suction pumps manufactured in accordance with API 610 are comparable to ANSI pumps.