Important Standards Announcements
Second Edition of API 1525A - Bulk Engine Oil Chain of Custody and Quality Documentation. The publication provides procedures for managing the bulk engine oil chain of custody to ensure oil quality from the point of manufacture to installation in a consumer’s engine.
API Published the 25th edition of API Specification, Specification for Valves. This specification is utilized internationally to help ensure access to reliable and sustainable energy by defining requirements of manufacturing valves. The updated edition includes revisions that follow the evolving needs of the industry and increase its applicability.
API published the 1st edition of Recommended Practice (RP), Pipeline Facility Construction Inspection. This new standard provides detailed requirements for inspectors covering all aspects of facility construction, stop work authority, a code of conduct for pipeline inspectors and more.
API published the 1st edition of Standard 20S, Additively Manufactured Metallic Components for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries. This new standard provides requirements for qualification of the manufacturing process, production, marking and documentation of metallic components. It was developed to optimize component design to drastically reduce lead time and drive efficiency and improvement across all segments of the industry.
API published the 5th edition of Recommended Practice (RP) 751, Safe Operation of Hydrofluoric Acid Alkylation Unit. This RP assists refinery operators in implementing maintenance, integrity management and other safety programs for hydrofluoric (HF) acid alkylation units. The update includes technical changes to reflect advancements in technology and practices.
API published the 3rd edition of Standard (Std) 1164, Pipeline Control Systems Cybersecurity. This standard helps protect pipeline infrastructure through enhanced digital and operational safeguards to improve safety and prevent disruptions along the supply chain. The update includes new requirements on cybersecurity, improved risk assessment guidelines, and more.
API published the 2nd edition of Recommended Practice (RP) 90-1, Annular Casing Pressure Management for Offshore Wells. This safety standard is used for measuring annular casing pressure at offshore energy facilities. This update seeks to improve monitoring and diagnostic testing for assessing maximum allowable pressure at the annulus and provides guidelines for the upper and lower diagnostic threshold selection.
API published the 3rd edition of Recommended Practice (RP) 754 Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries. This standard helps facilities implement a comprehensive program to reduce safety hazards through a system of continuous assessment and improvement. This update includes the reclassification of materials, clarification of definitions, expansion of data collection capabilities, and other key changes.
API published the 22nd edition of Standard (Std) 1104, Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities, updating an important global standard that supports industry-wide actions to strengthen environmental sustainability efforts while meeting growing energy demand. This new edition provides requirements for gas and arc welding used in the construction and in-service repair of pipes and components for the compression, pumping and pipeline transmission of crude oil, petroleum products, fuel gases, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.
API issued the 2nd edition of API Specification (Spec) Q2, Quality Management for Service Supply Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry to help ensure that safety, environmental protection and sustainability requirements are met across natural gas and oil exploration and production activities.
API Spec Q2 is now available to be purchased API Webstore.
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