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Newly Published Documents in 2017

The documents below have been published in 2017. See also the Annual Standards Plan for documents under revision and the Publications Catalog for a complete list of API publications.


Newly Published Exploration and Production Documents (2017)

  • Standard 2CCU, Offshore Cargo Container Design, Manufacturing and Inspection, 1st edition
  • Recommended Practice 5C5, Procedures for Testing Casing and Tubing Connections, 4th edition
  • Recommended Practice 5C8, Care, Maintenance, and Inspection of Coiled Tubing, 1st edition
  • Specification 6DSS, Specification for Subsea Pipeline Valves, 3rd edition
  • Specification 7-2, Threading and Gauging of Rotary Shouldered Thread Connections, 2nd edition
  • Specification 12D, Specification for Field-welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids, 12th Edition
  • Recommended Practice 13D, Rheology and Hydraulics of Oil-well Drilling Fluids, 7th edition
  • Recommended Practice 14C, Analysis, Design, Installation and Testing of Basic Surface Safety Systems on Offshore Production Platforms, 8th edition
  • Specification 16A, Specification for Drill-through Equipment, 4th edition
  • Standard 16AR, Repair and Remanufacture of Blowout Prevention Equipment, 1st edition
  • Recommended Practice 16Q, Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems, 2nd edition
  • Recommended Practice 17A, Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems – General Requirements and Recommendations, 5th edition
  • Specification 17E, Subsea Umbilicals, 5th edition
  • Specification 17K, Specification for Bonded Flexible Pipe, 3rd edition
  • Recommended Practice 17N, Subsea Production System Reliability, Technical Risk, and Integrity Management, 2nd edition
  • Technical Report 17TR7, Technical Report on Subsea Connectors, 1st edition
  • Technical Report 17TR9, Umbilical Termination (SUT) Selection and Sizing Recommendations, 1st edition
    Standard 18LCM, Standard for Product Life Cycle Management, 1st edition
  • Specification 20A, Carbon Steel, Alloy Steel, Stainless Steel, and Nickel Base Alloy Casting for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, 2nd edition
  • Specification 20E, Alloy and Carbon Steel Bolting for use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry, 2nd edition
  • Standard 20J, Qualification of Distributors of Metallic Materials for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries, 1st edition
  • Standard 64, Diverter Equipment Systems, 3rd edition
  • Recommended Practice 92M, Managed Pressure Drilling Operations with Surface Back Pressure, 1st edition


Newly Published Marketing Documents (2017)    

  • Recommended Practice 1646, Safe Work Practices for Contractors Working at Retail Petroleum/ Convenience Facilities, 2nd edition

Newly Published Measurement Documents (2017)    

  • Chapter 7.1, Temperature Determination, Part 1—Liquid in Glass Thermometers, 2nd edition
  • Chapter 14.12, Vortex Meters For Gas Flow Measurement, 1st edition
  • Chapter 14.4, Natural Gas Fluids Measurement— Converting Mass of Natural Gas Liquids and Vapors to Equivalent Liquid Volumes, 2nd Edition
  • Chapter 19.1, Evaporative Loss from Fixed-roof Tanks, 5th Edition
  • Chapter 19.6.1, Evaporative Loss from Storage Tank Floating Roof Landings (previously TR 2567), 1st edition
  • Chapter 22.2, Testing Protocols—Differential Pressure Flow Measurement Devices, 2nd edition

Newly Published Pipeline Documents (2017)


Newly Published Refining Documents (2017)

  • Standard 526, Flanged Steel Pressure relief Valves, 7th edition
  • Standard 537, Flare Details for General Refinery and Petrochemical Service, 3rd edition
  • Standard 547, General-purpose Form-wound Squirrel Cage Induction Motors-250 Horsepower and Larger, 2nd edition
  • Recommended Practice 576, Inspection of Pressure Relieving Devices, 4th edition
  • Standard 594, Check Valves: Flanged, Lug, Wafer and Butt-welding, 8th edition
  • Recommended Practice 691, Risk-based Machinery Management, 1st edition
  • Technical Report 934-F, Part 2, Literature Review of Fracture Mechanics–based Experimental Data for Internal Hydrogen–assisted Cracking of Vanadium-modified 2¼Cr-Mo Steel, First Edition
  • Technical Report 942-B, Material, Fabrication and Repair Considerations for Austenitic Alloys Subject to Embrittlement and Cracking in High Temperature 565 – 760 Deg. C (1050 – 1400 Deg. F) Refinery Services, 1st edition


Newly Published Safety and Fire Protection Documents (2017)

  • Recommended Practice 2207, Preparing Tank Bottoms for Hot Work, 7th edition
  • Recommended Practice 2026, Safe Access/Egress Involving Floating Roofs of Storage Tanks in Petroleum Service, 3rd edition


Published Documents in 2016

The documents below were published in 2016.  Please See the Publications Catalog for a complete list of API publications.


Published Exploration and Production Documents (2016)

  • Recommended Practice 10B-3, Testing of Well Cements Used in Deepwater Well Construction, 2nd edition
  • Specification 15HR, Manufacturing of High-pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe, 4th edition
  • Specification 15S, Spoolable Reinforced Plastic Line Pipe, 2nd edition
  • Technical Report 17TR13, General Overview of Subsea Production Systems, 1st edition
  • Technical Report 17TR4, Subsea Equipment Pressure Ratings, 2nd edition
  • Technical Report 17TR15, API 17H Hot Stab Hydraulic Interface, 1st edition
  • Specification 19AC, Specification for Completion Accessories, 1st edition
  • Specification 19TT, Specification for Downhole Well Test Tools and Related Equipment, 1st edition
  • Recommended Practice 90-2, Annular Casing Pressure Management for Onshore Wells, 1st edition
  • Recommended Practice T-1, Creating Orientation Programs for Personnel Going Offshore, 5th edition

Published Measurement Documents (2016)

  • Chapter 4.5, Master-Meter Provers, 4th edition
  • Chapter 8.2, Standard Practice for Automatic Sampling of Petroleum and Petroleum Products, 4th edition
  • Chapter 10.2, Standard Test Method for Water in Crude Oil by Distillation, 4th edition
  • Chapter 13.3, Measurement Uncertainty, 1st edition
  • Chapter 14.1, Collecting and Handling of Natural Gas Samples for Custody Transfer, 7th edition
  • Chapter 14.3.2, Orifice Metering of Natural Gas and Other Related Hydrocarbon Fluids—Concentric, Square-Edged Orifice Meters, Part 2—Specification and Installation Requirements (ANSI/API MPMS 14.3.2) (AGA Report No. 3, Part 2), 5th edition
  • Chapter 17.3, Guidelines for Identification of the Source of Free Waters Associated With Marine Petroleum Cargo Movements, 2nd edition
  • Chapter 17.4, Method for Quantification of Small Volumes on Marine Vessels (OBQ/ROB), 2nd edition
  • Chapter 17.8, Guidelines for Pre-loading Inspection of Marine Vessel Cargo Tanks and Their Cargo-handling Systems, 2nd edition
  • Chapter 17.10.2, Measurement of Cargoes on Board Marine Gas Carriers, Part 2—Liquefied Petroleum and Chemical Gases, 2nd edition
  • Chapter 17.11/EI HM 52, Measurement and Sampling of Cargoes On Board Tank Vessels Using Closed and Restricted Equipment, 2nd edition
  • Chapter 18.2, Custody Transfer of Crude Oil from Lease Tanks Using Alternative Measurement Methods, 1st edition
  • Chapter 20.2, Production Allocation Measurement Using Single-phase Devices, 1st edition
  • Draft Standard, Application of Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior Modeling in Upstream Measurement and Allocation Systems, 1st edition
  • Chapter 23.1, Reconciliation of Liquid Pipeline Quantities, 1st edition
  • Technical Report 2574, Field Testing Protocol for Characterization of Total Gaseous Nonmethane Organics (TGNMO), Methane, and Ethane in Air-Vapor Mixture During Filling of a Cargo Vessel with Crude Oil, 1st edition
  • Technical Report 2576, Short-term Evaporative Loss Estimation from Atmospheric Storage Tanks, 1st edition 

Published Pipeline Documents (2016)

  • Recommended Practice 1167, Pipeline SCADA Alarm Management, 2nd edition
  • Recommended Practice 1176, Recommended Practice for Assessment and Management of Cracking in Pipelines, 1st edition


Published Refining Documents (2016)

  • Specification 12P, Specification for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks, 4th edition
  • Recommended Practice 551, Process Measurement Instrumentation, 2nd edition
  • Standard 560, Fired Heaters for General Refinery Services, 5th edition
  • API 570, Pipe Inspection Code: In-Service Inspection, Rating, Repair and Alteration of Piping Systems, 4th edition
  • Recommended Practice 572, Inspection Practices for Pressure Vessels, 4th edition
  • Recommended Practice 574, Inspection Practices for Piping System Components, 4th edition
  • Recommended Practice API 579-1/ASME FFS-1, Fitness-For-Service, 3rd Edition
  • Recommended Practice 580, Risk-Based Inspection, 3rd edition
  • Recommended Practice 581, Risk-Based Inspection Technology, 3rd edition
  • Recommended Practice 582, Welding Guidelines for the Chemical, Oil, and Gas Industries, 3rd edition
  • Standard 598, Valve Inspection and Testing, 10th edition
  • Standard 607, Fire Test for Quarter-turn Valves and Valves Equipped with Nonmetallic Seats, 7th edition
  • Standard 609, Butterfly Valves: Double-flanged, Lug- and Wafer-type, 8th edition
  • Recommended Practice 615, Valve Selection Guide, 2nd edition
  • Standard 641, Type Testing of Quarter-turn Valves for Fugitive Emissions, 1st edition
  • Recommended Practice 754, Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries, 2nd edition
  • Recommended Practice 934-G, Design, Material, and Construction Considerations of Coke Drums, 1st edition
  • Recommended Practice 941, Steels for Hydrogen Service at Elevated Temperatures and Pressures in Petroleum Refineries and Petrochemical Plants, 8th edition


Published Safety and Fire Protection Documents (2016)

  • Recommended Practice 781, Facility Security Plan Methodology for the Oil and Natural Gas Industries, 1st edition 
  • Standard 2217A, Guidelines for Safe Work in Inert Confined Spaces in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries, 5th edition
  • Recommended Practice 2219, Safe Operation of Vacuum Trucks Handling Flammable and Combustible Liquids in Petroleum Service, 4th edition