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New API safety standards

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The American Petroleum Institute’s Global Industry Services department (API Global) has released two new safety standards: API Standard 16AR - Standard for Repair and Remanufacture of Drill-through Equipment and API Standard 18LCM - Product Life Cycle Management System Requirements for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries.

API Standard 16AR covers the testing, inspection, welding, marking, certification, handling, storing, and shipping of equipment repaired or remanufactured per this standard. API Standard 18LCM identifies requirements for service providers of life cycle management and the activities required to perform product life cycle management including determination of product life cycle management status, actions required to maintain a status, and development of the life cycle management plan.

Lisa Salley, API’s Vice President for global industry services, said: “Industry standards developed by API support the industry goal of zero accidents and leadership in environmental stewardship; they also illustrate the industry’s commitment of operationalising safety such that workers return home safely […] The standards are a great example of what can be done when industry, all key stakeholders work together to achieve the common goal of continuously improving safety for global industry operations.”

David Miller, API Director of standards development, added: “These standards enhance the safety of industry operations, assure quality, and help drive standardisation […] These first edition standards continue API’s long-standing tradition of building industry-driven consensus standards through our ANSI-accredited process.”

These new standards are developed under API’s rigorous standards development process accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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