Important Standards Announcements
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.
API Standard 521, Pressure-Relieving and Depressurizing Systems, provides guidance, recommendations, and alternatives for the design of pressure-relieving and vapor de-pressuring systems at liquefied natural gas terminals, petrochemical facilities, gas plants, and other petroleum production facilities.
API MPMS Chapter 8.6, Refrigerated Light Hydrocarbon Fluids—Sampling of Liquified Natural Gas—Continuous and Intermittent Methods, outlines good procedural steps required to accurately measure Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and convey this information along the supply chain.
API Recommended Practice 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Equipment in the Refining Industry, has been published to provide guidance to pressure equipment integrity personnel. The RP will help in overall management of pressure equipment integrity from identification of damage to conducting examinations.
API Recommended Practices 1182 and 80 have been published in conjunction to enhance safety and operational efficiency of large diameter gathering pipelines. RP 1182, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Large Diameter Rural Gas Gathering Lines is complemented by the 2nd edition of RP 80,
API Standard 650, Welded Tanks for Oil Storage, Thirteenth Edition, has been published to ensure the safety, sustainability, and environmental performance of oil storage tanks. The updated standard will help continue operational excellence and trust between operators and manufacturers.