Standards News and Announcements
The American Petroleum Institute (API) released two revised liquid pipeline leak detection standards to improve operational integrity and advance operators’ mitigation capabilities.
API has published API Recommended Practice (RP) 1175, Pipeline Leak Detection—Program Management, 2nd edition. The latest edition provides and updated and flexible framework for determining which technologies, systems or programs operators use in establishing leak detection programs.
API has published API Recommended Practice (RP) 1130, Computational Pipeline Monitoring for Liquids, 2nd edition. The RP addresses the algorithmic monitoring tools used to enhance the ability of a pipeline controller to recognize hydraulic anomalies that could show a pipeline leak.
The American Petroleum Institute has published updated guidelines to enhance the safe performance of welding, cutting and other hot work in refineries, gas plants, petrochemical plants, and other facilities in the petroleum and petrochemical industries.
API has published API Recommended Practice (RP) 2009, Safe Welding, Cutting and Hot Work Practices in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries, 8th edition. The latest edition updates and revises industry recommended best practices to help prevent injuries and incidents during welding operations.
API has published API 21TR2, Fatigue Design Guidelines and Test Data for Low Alloy Steel Bolts, 1st edition. This document provides design methods and representative data for fatigue analysis to meet the sustainable development goal of resilient infrastructure and industry operational integrity.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) published a new specification for manufacturing oilfield hammer unions, helping to expand future interoperability of the widely used field equipment and enhance safety for natural gas and oil industry workers.
API has published API Specification (Spec) 7HU2, Oilfield Hammer Unions, 1st edition. The new standard helps to expand future interoperability of the widely used field equipment and enhance safety for natural gas and oil industry workers and address the incompatibility of hammer union components, a common issue in the industry that has led to mismatching field incidents.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) published an important first-edition document focused on improving the safety of onshore drilling and production operations. API Bulletin 16H, Automated Safety Instrumented Systems for Onshore Blowout Preventer Actuation, is the first upstream document that provides information on existing and emerging technologies to bring a well to a safe state if other operational barriers fail.
API has published API Bulletin 16H, Automated Safety Instrumented Systems for Onshore Blowout Preventer Actuation, 1st edition. This first-edition document provides recommendations for the equipment, interfaces and management of the automated safety systems and alarms for blowout preventers.