Important Standards Announcements
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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Addendum 1 for API Recommended Practice (RP) 54, 4th Edition, Occupational Safety and Health for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operations, has been published. This document provides procedures for promoting and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for personnel in drilling and well servicing operations. The document applies to rotary drilling rigs, well servicing rigs, and special services as they relate to operations on location.
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API Recommended Practice (RP) 65-3, 1st Edition, Wellbore Plugging and Abandonment, has been published. This document provides guidance for the design, placement and verification of cement plugs used in wells that will be temporarily or permanently closed, as well as for well remediation and verification of annular barriers, reinforcing groundwater protection and emissions retention.
API MPMS Chapter 17.10.1 2nd Edition, Measurement of Cargoes On Board Marine Gas Carriers, Part 1 – Liquefied Natural Gas, has been published. This document provides accepted methods for measuring quantities on liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for those involved in the LNG trade on ships and onshore. It includes recommended methods for measuring, reporting and documenting quantities on board these vessels.
API Specification (Spec) 11D1, 4th Edition, Packers and Bridge Plugs has been published. The specification provides manufacturers of packers and bridge plugs guidelines to provide efficient, safe, and sustainable components for operation at production wells.