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API STD 611 5th Edition, February 2014
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Includes all amendments and changes through Errata , May 2008
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This standard specifies the minimum requirements for general-purpose steam turbines. These requirements include basic design, materials, related lubrication systems, controls, auxiliary equipment and accessories.

This standard includes only general-purpose turbines. General-purpose turbines are horizontal or vertical turbines used to drive equipment that is usually spared, is relatively small in size (power), or is in non-critical service. They are generally used where steam conditions will not exceed a pressure of 48 bar (700 psig) and a temperature of 400 °C (750 °F) or where speed will not exceed 6,000 r/min.

This standard does not cover special-purpose turbines. Special-purpose turbines are those horizontal turbines used to drive equipment that is usually not spared, is relatively large in size (power), or is in critical service. This category is not limited by steam conditions or turbine speed. Requirements for special-purpose turbines are defined in API 612.

In case of conflict between this standard and the inquiry or order, the information included in the order shall govern.