Industry Standards

An industry standards page is a comprehensive guide that outlines the rules, guidelines, and best practices for a particular industry. It serves as a reference for professionals and organizations to ensure compliance with the accepted standards in their field. The page may cover various aspects of the industry, including quality control, safety, technology, and ethics.


BSI Standards

BS 361-2002 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height — Fullbody harnesses.pdf

This European Standard specifies the requirements, test methods, marking, information supplied by the manufacturer and packaging for full body harnesses. Other types of body support, specified in other European Standards, e. g. EN 358, EN 813 or EN 1497, may be incorporated into the full body harness. Fall arrest systems are specified in EN 363.


BS 1263 1 Temporary works equipment Safety nets.pdfBS 1263 2 Temporary works equipment Safety nets.pdf

Safety nets for use in construction and other assembly work, e.g. as devices to catch falling persons during the construction of halls and bridges, in open line construction as side protection, as anti-fall devices or devices to catch falling persons on working scaffolds, as side protection for safety scaffolds at roofs and in tunneling can be chosen as a technically suitable and economic solution to catch persons falling from a height. They serve to protect from deeper falls even when large areas in plan occur.


This European Standard deals with suspended basket for use in lifting operation of persons with machinery which is not designated for lifting of persons.


This International Standard recognizes that there are two somewhat different approaches in the global market to classifying a given electrode, and allows for either or both to be used, to suit a particular market need.


The part of this European Standard has been prepared to support part 4 to 10 that concern themselves with the particular requirements for steel wire ropes for use in specific application.


Wire Rope Termination

These standards specifies minimum requirements for different types of terminations.


API Standards

This specification provides general principles and specifies requirements for design, manufacture, and testing of new drilling and well-servicing equipment and of replacement primary load-carrying components manufactured subsequent to the publication of this specification.


API RP 7L Procedure for inspection, Maintainance, repair.pdf

This Appendix provides user guidelines for operating, inspecting, and maintaining BOP handling systems and equipment used for lifting, lowering, transporting, and/or storing BOPs and/or BOP assemblies (commonly known as BOP stacks) to or from the wellhead and storage area on or near the drilling rig.


API RP 9A Wire Rope.pdf

Specification 9A includes the following requirements for product ordered and may be applicable in
addition to any product-specific requirements listed in other sections identified

API RP 9B Wire Rope.pdf

This recommended practice covers typical wire rope applications for the oil and gas industry.


API RP 49 for Drilling and Well Servicing Operations Involving Hydrogen Sulfide.pdf

Recommendations set forth in this publication apply to oil and gas well drilling and servicing operations involving hydrogen sulfide. These operations include well drilling, completion, servicing, workover, downhole maintenance, and plug and abandonment procedures conducted with hydrogen sulfide present in the fluids being handled.


API RP 53 Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells.pdf

The objective of this standard and the recommendations within is to assist the oil and gas industry in promoting personnel safety, Public safety, integrity of the drilling equipment, and preservation of the environment for land marine drilling operations in the context of blow out prevention system.


API RP 54 Occupational Safety and Health for Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Operation.pdf

The purpose of this document is to recommend practices and procedures for promoting and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions for personnel in drilling and well servicing operations.


API RP 67 Oil Field Explosive Safety.pdf

This publication is applicable to explosives used in oil and gas producing operations, and more specifically to the use of explosives inside a wellbore. The purpose of this Recommended Practice is to prevent the inadvertent detonation of explosives.


API RP 505 2018 Classification Of Locations For Electrical Installations At Petroleum Facilities Classified As Class I Zone-0 Zone-1 And Zone-2.pdf

The purpose of this recommended practice (RP) is to provide guidelines for classifying locations Class I, Zone 0, Zone 1, and Zone 2 at petroleum facilities for the selection and installation of electrical equipment. Basic definitions given in the 2014 edition of NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code (NEC), have been followed in developing this RP. This publication is only a guide and requires the application of sound engineering judgment.


API RP 754 ANSI Process Safety Performance Indicators.pdf

This recommended practice (RP) identifies leading and lagging process safety indicators useful for driving performance improvement. As a framework for measuring activity, status or performance, this document classifies process safety indicators into four tiers of leading and lagging indicators.


API RP 2003 Protection Against Ignitions, Arising out of Static, Lightning, and Safety Current.pdf

This recommended practice presents the current state of knowledge and technology in the fields of static electricity, lightning, and stray currents applicable to the prevention of hydrocarbon ignition in the petroleum industry and is based on both scientific research and practical experience.


NFPA Standards

This standard covers the minimum requirements for the installation of standpipes and hose systems.


NFPA 20 STANDARD FOR THE INSTALLATION OF STATIONARY PUMPS FOR FIRE PROTECTION.pdf

This standard deals with the selection and installation of pumps supplying liquid for private fire protection.


NFPA 25 STANDARD FOR THE INSPECTION TESTING WATER BASED FIRE SYSTEM.pdf

This document establishes the minimum requirements for the periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems and the actions to under‐take when changes in occupancy, use, process, materials, hazard, or water supply that potentially impact the performance of the water-based system are planned or identified.


NFPA 30 FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID CODE 2018.pdf

This code shall apply to the storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids, including waste liquids, as herein defined and classified.


NFPA 37 STANDARD FOR THE INSTALLATION AND USE OF STATIONARY COMBUSTION ENGINES AND GAS TURBINES.pdf

This standard establishes criteria for minimizing the hazards of fire during the installation and operation of stationary combustion engines and gas turbines.


NFPA 70E STANARD FOR ELECRICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE 2018.pdf

The purpose of this standard is to provide a practical safe working area for employees relative to the hazards arising from the use of electricity.


NFPA 72 FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING CODE.pdf

NFPA 72 covers the application, installation, location, performance, inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems, supervising station alarm systems, public emergency alarm reporting systems, fire warning equipment and emergency communications systems (ECS), and their components.


NFPA 101 LIFT SAFETY CODE.pdf

NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, shall be known as the Life Safety Code®, is cited as such, and shall be referred to herein as “this Code” or “the Code.


NFPA 551 EVALUATION OF FIRE RA 2016.pdf

This guide is intended to provide assistance, primarily to authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs), in evaluating the appropriateness and execution of a fire risk assessment (FRA) for a given fire safety problem. While this guide primarily addresses regulatory officials, it also is intended for others
who review FRAs, such as insurance company representatives and building owners.


NFPA 1600 DISASTER EMERGENCY.pdf

This standard shall establish a common set of criteria for all-hazards disaster/emergency management and business continuity/continuity of operations programs, herein‐after referred to as “the program”.


NFPA 2001 STANDARD ON FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM.pdf

This standard contains minimum requirements for total flooding and local application clean agent fire extinguishing systems. It does not cover fire extinguishing systems that use carbon dioxide or water as the primary extinguishing media, which are addressed by other NFPA documents.


NFPA 2015 DANGEROUS GOODS EMERGENCY ACTION CODE LIST.pdf

Emergency Action codes (EACs), also known as Hazchem codes, are for the use of the emergency services in conjunction with Emergency Action Code Cards. EACs indicate to the emergency services actions that may be necessary, during the first few minutes of an incident involving dangerous goods, should the officer in charge of the incident deem it necessary to take immediate actions.


NFPA NATIONAL FUEL CODE HANDBOOK.pdf

The National Fuel Gas Code covers the installation of gas piping and gas appliances in buildings. The history of the code dates back approximately 90 years and involves a number of organizations, all with the common goal of providing for the safe use of gas-burning equipment.


ASME Standard

ASME ANDE-1 NONDESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION AND QUALITY CONTROL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM.pdf

This Standard includes both performance-based and prescriptive requirements to be used for an ASME Nondestructive Examination and Quality Control Central Qualification and Certification Program that applies to NDE personnel and QC Inspection personnel.


ASME B16.21 2016 NONMETALLIC FLAT GASKETS FOR PIPE FLANGES.pdf

This Standard covers types, sizes, materials, dimensions, tolerances, and markings for nonmetallic flat gaskets.


ASME B30.2 OVERHEAD AND GANTRY CRANES.pdf

The ASME B30 Standard contains provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and use of cranes and other lifting and material-movement related equipment.


ASME B30.4 PORTAL AND PEDESTAL CRANES.pdf

The ASME B30 Standard contains provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and use of cranes and other lifting and material-handling related equipment. For the convenience of the reader, the Standard has been divided into separate volumes.


ASME B30.5 MOBILE AND LOCOMOTIVE CRANES.pdf

The ASME B30 Standard contains provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and use of cranes and other lifting and material-movement related equipment. For the convenience of the reader, the Standard has been divided into separate volumes.


ASME B30.14 SIDE BOOM TRACTORS.pdf

The ASME B30 Standard contains provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, and use of cranes and other lifting and material-movement related equipment. For the convenience of the reader, the Standard has been divided into separate volumes.


ASME B30.26 RIGGING HARDWARE.pdf

Volume B30.26 includes provisions that apply to the construction, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of detachable rigging hardware used for lifting purposes in conjunction with equipment described in other volumes of the B30 Standard.


ASME B31J STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR DETERMINING STRESS i-FACTOR FOR METALLIC PIPE.pdf

The ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping and the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section III, Nuclear Components, Subsections NC and ND piping rules require the use of stress intensification factors (i-factors or SIFs) when checking the adequacy of components and joints (welded and nonwelded) in piping subject to loadings, including those cyclic loadings that may produce fatigue failures.


ASME B31T STANDARD TOUGHNESS REQUIREMENTS FOR PIPING.pdf

This Code provides requirements for evaluating the suitability of materials used in piping systems for piping that may be subject to brittle failure due to low temperature service conditions.


Comments (2)

  1. Abdullah Ali
    Abdullah Ali
    Apr 18, 2023 at 3:21 pm

    This site is really useful and informative. Can you Please upload ASME recommended practices?
    Thank You

    • admin
      Apr 18, 2023 at 3:28 pm

      Dear Abdullah,
      Thank you for your feedback. Yes for sure we will submit ASME standards shortly.

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