General ApplicationCoverageThis inspection code covers the in-service inspection, repair, alteration, and rerating activities for pressure vessels and the pressure-relieving devices protecting these vessels. This inspection code applies to all refining and chemical process vessels that have been placed in service unless specifically excluded per 1.2.2. This includes:vess
General ApplicationCoverageAPI 570 covers inspection, rating, repair, and alteration procedures for metallic and fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) piping systems and their associated pressure relieving devices that have been placed inservice.IntentThe intent of this code is to specify the in-service inspection and condition-monitoring program t
The methods and procedures in this Standard are intended to supplement and augment the requirements in API 510, API 570, API 653, and other post construction codes that reference FFS evaluations such as NB-23.The assessment procedures in this Standard can be used for Fitness-For-Service assessments and/or rerating of equipment designed and constructed to the following codesASME B&PV Code, Section VIII, Division
ForewordAmerican Petroleum Institute (API) provides standards for the design, construction and inspection of storage tanks. One of the family of design standards, API 650--Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage--is the target of the research addressed by this Bulletin. API 650 includes, among other important design provisions, criteria governing the design of frangible roof joints for welded steel, above-ground, cylindrical, storage ta
This recommended practice covers all of the major components that comprise a standard electric submersible pumping system, their operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.It is specifically prepared for installations in oil and water producing wells where the equipment is installed on tubing.It is not prepared for equipment selection or application.
Each component of the ESP system (pump, motor, intake, seal or protector, cable, switchboard, etc.) is discussed in some detail as far as what must be considered for the best selection at a desired rate and well conditions. Examples are given to illustrate the basic design procedure and illustrate how PVT correlations, multiphase flow correlations, and inflow performance relationships are used.Summary designs and computer examples
Test site recommendations (Section 3): This section outlines the equipment needed for testing valves to determine the following:Valve flow coefficients (Cv).Pressure drop ratio factor (Xt).Gas-lift valve performance curves.Gas-lift valve probe tests (Section 4): This test method is outlined for determining the stem travel as pressure is applied over the bellows area. The test results are c
This part of ISO 10414 provides standard procedures for determining the following characteristics of water-based drilling fluids:drilling fluid density (mud weight);viscosity and gel strength;filtration;water, oil and solids contents;sand content;methylene blue capacity;pH;alkalinity and lime content;chloride content;total ha
This Recommended Practice provides standard procedures for determining the following characteristics of oil-based drilling fluids:a) drilling fluid density (mud weight);b) viscosity and gel strength;c) filtration;d) oil, water and solids contents;e) alkalinity, chloride content and calcium content;f) electrical stability;g) lime and calcium contents, calcium ch
This International Standard provides a standard procedure for assessing and modifying performance of solids control equipment systems commonly used in the field in petroleum and natural gas drilling fluids processing.This procedure is not intended for the comparison of similar types of individual pieces of equipment.Clause 11 in this document replaces Clause 11 currently in the ISO 13501:2005. It specifies a different l
The objective of this Recommended Practice (RP) is to provide a basic understanding of and guidance about drilling fluid rheology and hydraulics, and their application to drilling operations.The target audience for this RP covers both the office and wellsite engineer. The complexity of the equations used is such that a competent engineer can use a simple spreadsheet program to conduct the analyses. Given that the equations used her
This International Standard provides procedures for the laboratory testing of both drilling fluid materials and drilling fluid physical, chemical and performance properties. It is applicable to both water-based and oil-based drilling fluids, as well as the base or "make-up" fluid.It is not applicable as a detailed manual on drilling fluid control procedures. Recommendations regarding agitation and testing temperature are presented
This International Standard establishes requirements and provides guidelines for configuration, installation, test, operation and documentation of subsurface safety valve (SSSV) systems. In addition, this International Standard establishes requirements and provides guidelines for selection, handling, redress and documentation of SSSV downhole production equipment.This International Standard is not applicable to repair activities.
This document presents recommendations for designing, installing, and testing a basic surface safety system on an offshore production platform. The basic concepts of a platform safety system are discussed and protection methods and requirements of the system are outlined.This recommended practice illustrates how system analysis methods can be used to determine safety requirements to protect any process component. Actual analyses of
This document recommends minimum requirements and guidelines for the design and installation of new piping systems on production platforms located offshore. The maximum design pressure within the scope of this document is 10,000 psig and the temperature range is âˆ’20°F to 650°F. For applications outside these pressures and temperatures, special consideration should be given to material properties (ductility, carbon mi
This document recommends minimum requirements and guidelines for the design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems on fixed and floating petroleum facilities located offshore. For facilities classified as Zone 0, Zone 1 or Zone 2, reference API 14FZ, Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities for Unclassified and Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1 or Zone 2
This document recommends minimum requirements and guidelines for the design and installation of electrical systems on fixed and floating petroleum facilities located offshore when hazardous locations are classified as Zone 0, Zone 1, or Zone 2. For facilities classified as Division 1 or Division 2, reference API RP14F, Recommended Practice for Design and Installation of Electrical Systems for Fixed and Floating Offshore Petroleum Facilities fo
This document recommends minimum requirements and guidelines for the design and layout of production facilities on open-type offshore platforms, and it is intended to bring together in one place a brief description of basic hazards analysis procedures for offshore production facilities. This recommended practice discusses several procedures that could be used to perform a hazards analysis, and it presents minimum requirements for process safet
The marine drilling riser is best viewed as a system. Designers, contractors, and operators should be cognizant that the individual components should be designed and selected so as to suit the overall performance of that system. For the purposes of this Recommended Practice, a marine drilling riser system includes the tensioner system and all equipment between the top connection of the upper flex/ball joint and the bottom connection of the low
This part of ISO 13628 provides guidelines for the design, analysis, manufacture, testing, installation and operation of flexible pipes and flexible pipe systems for onshore, subsea and marine applications. This part of ISO 13628 supplements ISO 13628-2 and ISO 13628-10, which specify minimum requirements for the design, material selection, manufacture, testing, marking and packaging of unbonded and bonded flexible pipe, respectively.