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API RP 16E

1990 Edition, October 1, 1990

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Recommended Practice for Design of Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment



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Product Details:

  • Revision: 1990 Edition, October 1, 1990
  • Published Date: October 1, 1990
  • Status: Not Active, See comments below
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • Page Count: 38
  • ANSI Approved: Yes
  • DoD Adopted: No

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FOREWORD

Purpose:

This recommended practice was formulated to serve as a guide for the design and installation of control systems for well control equipment.

a. These recommended practices were prepared by the Subcommittee on Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment. They represent a composite of practices employed by various operating, drilling, and equipment manufacturing companies. In some instances, reconciled composites of these practices are included in this publication. This publication is under jurisdiction of the American Petroleum Institute Production Department's Committee on Standardization of Drilling Well Control Systems.

b. The goal of these voluntary recommended practices is to assist the oil and gas industry in promoting personnel safety, public safety, integrity of the drilling rig and associated equipment, and preservation of the environment for land and marine drilling operations. These recommended practices are published to facilitate the broad availability of proven, sound engineering and operating practices. Recommendations presented herein are based on extensive and wide ranging industry experience. Practices set forth herein are considered acceptable for accomplishing the job as described, however, equivalent alternative installations and practices may be utilized to accomplish the same objectives. The formulation and publication of API recommended practices is not intended to, in any way, inhibit anyone from using other practices.

c. Individuals and organizations wing these recommended practices are cautioned that operations and equipment must comply with requirements of Federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations. Every effort has been made by API to assure the accuracy and reliability of data contained in this publication. However, the Institute makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee in connection with the publication of these recommended practices and hereby expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from use or applications hereunder, for any violation or Federal, state, and/or local laws or regulations with which the contents may conflict, or for the infringement of any patent resulting from the use of recommendations set forth herein. Users should review these legal requirements to ensure compliance therewith.

d. Users of recommendations set forth herein are reminded that constantly developing technology and specialized or limited operations do not permit complete coverage of all operations and/or alternatives. Recommendations presented herein are not intended to inhibit developing technology and equipment improvements or improved operational procedures. These recommended practices are not intended to obviate the need for qualified engineering and operations anayses and sound judgments as to when and where these recommended practices should be utilized to fit a specific drilling application.

e. This publication includes use of the verbs "shall" and "should" whichever is deemed most applicable for the specific situation. For the purposes of this publication, the following definitions are applicable:

Shall. Indicates that the "recommended practice(s)" is a minimum requirement that has universal applicability to that specific activity.

Should. Denotes a "recommended practice(s)" (1) where an alternative practice(s) that is equally as safe and/or effective is available; (2) that may be impractical under certain circumstances; or (3) that may be unnecessary under certain circumstances or applications.

Changes in the uses of these verbs are not to be effected without risk of changing the intent of recommendations set forth herein.

f. Suggestions for revisions or additions are invited and should be submitted to: Director, Production Department, American Petroleum Institute, 2535 One Main Place, Dallas, Texas 75202-3904.

American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practices are published to facilitate the broad availability of proven, sound engineering and operating practices. These Recommended Practices are not intended to obviate the need for applying sound judgment as to when and where these Recommended Practices should be utilized.

The formulation and publication of API Recommended Practices is not intended to, in any way, inhibit anyone from using any other practices.

Any Recommended Practice may be used by anyone desiring to do so, and a diligent effort has been made by API to assure the accauracy and reliability of the data contained herein. However, the Institute makes no representation, warranty or guarantee in connection with the publication of any Recommended Practice and hereby expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from its use, for any violation of any federal, state or municipal regulation with which an API recommendation may conflict, or for the infringement of any patent resulting from the use of this publication.

This is the first edition of API RP 16E. This document is under jurisdication of the API Committee on Standardization of Drilling Well Control Systems and was approved by letter ballot dated August 19, 1989.

This standard shall become effective on the date printed on the cover but may be used voluntarily from the date of distribution.

Requests for permission to reproduce or translate all or any part of the material published herein should be addressed to the Director, Production Department, 2535 One Mail1 Place, Dallas, TX 75201-3904.