Standards News and Announcements
The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published a new standard on additive manufacturing (3D printing) for polymer-based components used in the natural gas and oil industry that will increase operating efficiency, ease supply chain issues and help reduce emissions.
API has published API Standard 20T Additively Manufactured Polymer-Based Components for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries. This first edition standard specifies requirements for qualification in the manufacturing process, production, marking and documentation of 3D printing polymer-based components used in the industry.
The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published an updated standard on pipeline operators’ public awareness programs to enhance community awareness of nearby pipelines and safety.
API has published API Recommended Practice (RP) 1162, Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators, 3rd edition. The latest edition addresses the management of public awareness programs for the operators of transmission, distribution and gathering pipelines as well as underground storage systems.
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.