10/20/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/20/2020 12:23
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WASHINGTON, October 20, 2020 - The American Petroleum Institute (API) today published API Specification 2C and Recommended Practices (RP) 2D and 2D-2, a suite of standards developed to support proper construction, safe operation and maintenance of offshore pedestal-mounted cranes for natural gas and oil platforms, as well as training for offshore crane operators.
'Safe operation and maintenance of cranes in the offshore environment is paramount to the natural gas and oil industry. API's updated standards for offshore cranes include new design technologies; operator training requirements; and maintenance considerations to help our industry achieve the highest levels of safety and environmental protection in offshore operations,' API Global Industry Services (GIS) Senior Vice President Debra Phillips said. 'Cranes are invaluable assets on offshore platforms, and these changes embody API's commitment to embrace new business practices and innovations to continuously improve our operations and safety performance.'
Below are details of the three standards included in the suite:
All three standards are interrelated and work together to help maintain safety, environmental protection, and sustainability across the lifespan of pedestal-mounted lifting assets. API will host a webinaron the 8th edition of API Specification 2C, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. ET and encourages participation from all industry stakeholders looking to learn more about the updates to this standard. For more information on these standards, please visit our website at www.api.org.
API standards are developed under API's American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited process, ensuring that the API standards are recognized not only for their technical rigor, but also for their third-party accreditation which facilitates acceptance by state, federal and increasingly international regulators. The GIS division is responsible for standards setting, certification, training, events, publications and safety programs for industry operations.
API represents all segments of America's oil and natural gas industry. Our more than 600 members produce, process and distribute most of the nation's energy. The industry supports more than ten million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In our first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.