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API Recommended Practice 756, 2nd edition

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has published the latest edition of API Recommended Practice 756 (RP 756), Management of Hazards Associated with Location of Process Plant Tents, 2nd edition.

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API Releases Standard for the Inspection and Assessment of Refractory Linings

The American Petroleum Institute is pleased to announce the publication of Recommended Practice (RP) 982, Inspection and Assessment of Refractory Linings. This first edition standard details industry practices, requirements, and guidance for the installation, in-service inspection, and repair assessment of refractory lining in equipment used in general refinery services. The standard’s purpose is to enhance equipment reliability, bolster operating efficiency, increase personnel safety, and promote operational process safety across the natural gas and oil industry. 

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API Recommended Practice 1130

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.

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API Recommended Practice 1170

API has published API Recommended Practice (RP) 1170, Design and Operation of Solution-mined Salt Caverns Used for Natural Gas Storage, 2nd edition to provide guidance for salt cavern facilities used for natural gas storage. The standard focuses on facility geomechanical assessments, cavern well design and drilling, risk management, solution mining techniques and operations.

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API Recommended Practice 1171

API has published API Recommended Practice 1171, Functional Integrity of Natural Gas Storage in Depleted Hydrocarbon Reservoirs and Aquifer Reservoirs, 2nd edition, to outline storage well, reservoir and fluid management for functional integrity in design, construction, operation, monitoring, maintenance and documentation practices. The standard applies to natural gas storage in depleted natural gas and oil reservoirs as well as aquifer reservoirs.

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API Recommended Practice 1175

API has published API Recommended Practice (RP) 1175Pipeline 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. 

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Recommended Practice 1182 & RP 80

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, Definition of Onshore Gas Gathering Lines. The recommended practices will help ensure integrity management practices are properly implemented to meet regulatory and safety needs.

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API Recommended Practice 1183, 1st Ed.

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.

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API Recommended Practice 1185, 1st Edition

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is pleased to announce the release of the 1st edition of API Recommended Practice (RP) 1185, Pipeline Public Engagement.

The new document provides guidelines and best practices for pipeline companies to build upon existing programs, or establish and implement new stakeholder engagement processes to ensure all stakeholders – including local officials, tribal representatives, community leaders, landowners and pipeline operators – can engage in meaningful dialogue throughout the life of a pipeline. 

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New API Standard Outlines Best Practices for Public Engagement in Pipeline Construction & Operations

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2024 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) today announced the publication of a pipeline public engagement standard that builds on industry’s progress and commitment to proactive, inclusive and collaborative engagement throughout the construction and operation of our nation’s pipelines. 

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