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API Recommended Practice 2D 2014, Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Cranes
Release Date: December 2014

The API Recommended Practice 2D establishes general principles for the safe operation and maintenance of offshore pedestal-mounted revolving cranes on fixed or floating offshore platforms, offshore support vessels, jackup drilling rigs, semi-submersible drilling rigs and other types of mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs). This document also provides requirements and recommendations for personnel training, lift planning, pre-use inspection, and testing of temporary cranes that are erected offshore. See more...


API STD 653 - Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction, Fifth Edition
Release Date: November 2014

The new API STD 653 covers steel storage tanks built to API 650 and its predecessor API 12C. It provides minimum requirements for maintaining the integrity of such tanks after they have been placed in service and addresses inspection, repair, alteration, relocation, and reconstruction. See more...

The API STD 653 is part of the 650-653 Set.


API Recommended Practgice 2A-WSD - Planning, Designing, and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms
Release Date: November 2014

The API Recommended Practgice 2A-WSD is based on global industry best practices and serves as a guide for those who are concerned with the design and construction of new fixed offshore platforms and for the relocation of existing platforms used for the drilling, development, production, and storage of hydrocarbons in offshore areas. See more...


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