Important Standards Announcements
API Recommended Practice (RP) 97L, Onshore Well Construction Interface Document has been published. The new RP is designed to improve communication between onshore well operators and drilling contractors to enhance overall safety and environmental management planning and provides guidance to improve the types of information shared between a well’s lease owner and the drilling contractor.
API Recommended Practice (RP) 1183, Assessment and Management of Dents in Pipelines has been published. The new RP is designed to help maintain the structural integrity of pipelines by addressing mechanical issues. It gives operators the tools needed to help ensure pipeline infrastructure is safe, reliable, and efficient.
API 520 Part I, 10th Edition, Sizing, Selection, and Installation of Pressure-Relieving Devices in Refineries –Sizing and Selection has been published. The standard provides important sizing procedures that give operators the correct specifications when choosing a pressure-relieving device for their refinery.
API 520 Part II, 7th Edition, Sizing, Selection, and Installation of Pressure-Relieving Devices in Refineries –Installation has been published. The standard includes details of an Engineering Analysis that can be performed to ensure appropriate installation of pressure-relieving devices.
API Specification 2C, 8th Edition, Offshore Pedestal-mounted Cranes, incorporates two new design methodologies related to structural considerations and subsea lifting. API Spec 2C is also part of API’s Monogram program, which certifies the manufacturing process for select products used by the industry.
API RP 2D, 7th Edition, Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes, provides greater insight on the requirements of API RP 2D-2 and is also a companion to API Spec 2C that establishes general principles for the safe operation and maintenance of these offshore cranes. API offers extensive training opportunities on RP 2D across the globe to improve operating techniques and safety.
API RP 2D-2, 1st Edition, Training for Offshore Pedestal-Mounted Crane Riggers, Operators, and Inspectors, establishes guiding principles for training personnel to operate and maintain these cranes. The standard also provides the requirements for personnel to be certified as either a crane operator, rigger, or inspector.
API Standard 2350, 5th Edition, Overfill Prevention for Storage Tanks in Petroleum Facilities helps owners and operators of oil storage tanks implement a comprehensive overfill prevention system which ensures that oil and other petroleum products are safely transferred to storage tanks. The new edition increases efforts on reaction times to alarms and emphasis on prevention programs, management systems, and more.
API Standard 2510, 9th Edition, Design and Construction of LPG Installations covers the design, construction, and location of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage installations and handling facilities. Revisions to API 2510 help address the safety of LPG storage installations by employing good engineering practices during both the design and construction of these facilities and addresses environmental protection.
API Specification 4F, 5th Edition, Drilling and Well Servicing Structures has been updated to incorporate the latest edition of the American Institute of Steel Construction's (AISC) code update for Allowable Strength Design to make sure components are manufactured to the highest standard, with safety, reliability, and sustainability at the forefront.