What is the API standard?

What is the API standard?

American Petroleum Institute (API) standards advocate proven, sound engineering and operating practices and safe, interchangeable equipment and materials from drill bits to environmental protection. API standards allow you to: Improve operational excellence. Ensure compliance and safe practices.

How many API standards are there?

In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational safety, environmental protection and sustainability across the industry, especially through these standards being adopted globally.

What is API standard code?

API specifications are recommended practices developed based on insight gleaned from the petroleum and petrochemical industry – which makes sense given that API stands for American Petroleum Institute. API standards are intended to encourage safety in the oil and natural gas industries specifically.

Are API standards mandatory?

For the oil and gas sector, IRAM collaborates with the Argentinean Institute for Oil and Gas (IAPG) to develop and issue standards. Together they have developed 172 standards currently in force (coded as IRAM IAPG A). These are voluntary unless specifically cited and made mandatory by Argentinian regulations.

How are the standards developed by the API?

API standards are developed under API’s American National Standards Institute accredited process, ensuring that the API standards are recognized not only for their technical rigor but also their third-party accreditation which facilitates acceptance by state, federal, and increasingly international regulators.

Where can I find the API standards catalog?

A catalog of API publications and materials is published annually by API, 1220 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Suggested revisions are invited and should be submitted to the Standards Department, API, 1220 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, [email protected].

Is the API standard the same as ISO 11960?

This standard is under the jurisdiction of the API Standards Subcommittee on Tubular Goods (API C1/SC5). This API standard is identical with the English version of ISO 11960:2004.

When was pipeline segment API standard 1104 published?

Pipeline Segment API STANDARD 1104 NINETEENTH EDITION, SEPTEMBER 1999 ERRATA 1, OCTOBER 31,2001 Reproduced By IHS Wilh The Permission Of API Under Royalty Agreement