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API Specification 6A: Overview

When: February 21, 2013 - February 22, 2013
Where: Houston, TX

Presented by John Fowler, On-Line Resources


This two-day course covers all aspects of API Specification 6A/ISO 10423, Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment. API 6A continues to evolve with several addenda after the 20th Edition was published in 2010.The seminar covers current information on all sections of the Specification, and includes a special briefing on  NACE  MR0175/ISO 15156 as it relates to API 6A products. 

Course Highlights:
  • Current information on all sections of the specification.
  • A current history of API 6A and related Specifications. 
  • Understanding of the organization of Specification 6A
  • A detailed scope of the Specification.
  • Design requirements and documentation.
  • Materials and welding requirements.
  • Knowledge of Quality Control issues.
  • Specific product requirements.
  • Annexes to Specification 6A.
  • Relationship to other API Specifications 16A, 16C and 17D.
  • New Requirements of NACE as they relation to wellhead equipment and valves. 
Note: This 1.4 CEU and an API University Certificate of Completion will be awarded for successful completion of the course and requires attendance for all hours of instruction and completion of the course evaluation.

Who Should Attend:
  • Technical Employees of companies that design, manufacture, test, use, or specify API 6A wellhead and Christmas tree equipment

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Note: All Houston dates will be held at the Houston Training and Conference Center:
480 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E.
Suite 270
Houston, TX 77060
Phone: 281-448-8432
Fax: 281-448-1112

About the Instructor
John H. Fowler, P.E. Is the owner of On-Line Resources, a Houston engineering consulting firm. John is a graduate of Rice University and was previously employed by Rockwell International and McEvoy Oilfield Equipment Company, where he was Vice-President of Engineering. He has been a member of API Subcommittee 6 since 1980 and twice received the API Citation for Service Award. He has also been a member of the Association of Well Head Equipment Manufacturers (AWHEM), where he served as President in 1983. Mr. Fowler teaches several seminars on API Specifications, including the seminar, Designing to API 6A/16A/17D Requirements which has been attended by more than 500 engineers.

For More Information
Contact John Fowler 
Email: FowlerOLR@aol.com


  • Specification 6A