API RP 11S3 2nd Edition, March 1, 1999
Recommended Practice for Electrical Submersible Pump Installations
Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , October 2013
Additional Comments: G11S32
Published By:American Petroleum Institute (API)
This recommended practice covers the installation and replacement of all major components that comprise a typical, electrical submersible pumping system. (See Figure 1.) Specifically, it covers installations in oil and gas production operations where the equipment is installed on tubing. It does not cover equipment selection or application.
Any of several installation procedures may be acceptable for good operations. All installations, however, require good engineering practice, sound judgment, and proper maintenance.