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ChangesforAPI6A21stEditionPresentedatAPI6ATG2MeetingJune26th20131. CastingandforgingsMATERIALS

ProvideadditionalguidanceinAnnexAproposedinmeetingminutesfrom2009wintermeeting(onAPIwebsite)DESIGN

o ProposalwastoaddlanguagetoAnnexAtoprovideguidanceorlimitsforserviceapplications

TGNotesfromJuly2010stated"WithinagivenPSL,castingsandforgingsshouldpossessanequivalentintegritylevel".MATERIALS

Couldworkdoneon20Abeofusehere?MATERIALS ReferenceGeorgeHillreportfromSC6Wintermeeting

2. ConsiderSC20documentreferencestostandard.Considerinformativeannexthatprovides

suggestionsforrelatingSC20qualitylevelstoPSLlevelsin6Aortotheserviceapplicationsofequipment.MATERIALS/ORGANIZATION/QUALITY

a. Gapassessmentof6Aversus20seriesdocumentsb. DeterminehowtolinkSC20requirementstoAPI6Arequirementsc. GuidanceasanexampleProductswhichmeettherequirementsof20Ameetthe

requirementsofthisspecification

3. MakereferencetoQ2requirementsin6Atoaddressmaintenanceofservicetools.ConsideraddingQ2referenceinAnnexHandexpandtoincludemaintenance.NA

CurrentAnnexHonlyaddressesdesignandmanufactureofservicetools. AnotheralternativeistoexpandtheRepairandRemanufactureAnnexJtocapture

requirementsspecifictoservicetoolsordevelopaseparatemaintenancedocumentforservicetools

Clause1.1states"ThisInternationalStandarddoesnotapplytofielduse,fieldtestingorfieldrepairofwellheadandchristmastreeequipment."

4. Addressrequirementsforfittings(test,ventandgrease)thatwouldbetterclarifywhatarethebarriersorcriticalparts,materialsofconstruction,qualification,quality,whatneedstobetestedduringFATandrequirementsforfittingsinHHcladequipment(partialpenetrationwelding/inspection,threads/fittingprepincladmaterial,fittingsandportsinbasematerial)/defineweldoverlaysurfacesfortest,ventandgreaseports.DESIGN/QUALIFICATION/MATERIALS/QUALITY/QUALIFICATION/ORGANIZATION

Arequirementssectionforbleedertypefittingshaslongbeenneeded AWHEMhasdevelopedadocumenttoaddressbleederplugdimensionalinformation

Thisdocumentcouldpossiblyhelpasastartingdocument.

5. ProvidereferencestonewAPI6XdesignmethoddocumentinlieuoftheASMEBPVcodefordesignmethodology.JohnFowleriscurrentlyworkingonthismethodology.DESIGN/ORGANIZATION

6. AddressHPHTdesigninannexGincludingreferencetoPER15and17TR8DESIGN/MATERIAL/QUALITY/QUALIFICATION/ORGANIZATION

Clarify350Fequipmentmonogrammingcapabilityforderatedequipment. AnnexGShoulditbeextendedtosomeintermediatetemperaturerangesor

addstatementconcerninglinearinterpolation. Determinewhichequipmentmayneedtoberemovedfromthedocumentand

addedtoa6AHPHTdocument. Referencewithdrawn6AB.

7. CorrectAPI6AV1references(AnnexIversus6AV1)ORGANIZATION

APISpec6AV1iscurrentlycalledoutasanormativereferenceinClause2,AnnexIandAnnexP(monogram)

Clause3definesthetestagencywithareferencetoClassIIvalidation ShouldAnnexIberemovedandareferencetoAPI6AV1Rev2replacethis

Annex?Whataretheramificationsofdoingthis? Section10.20SSV/USVneedstobeupdatedtoreflectchangesinAPI6AV1,i.e.

ClassIIISandyService,eliminationofClassI QualificationofSSV/USVfordynamicclosingcapabilitiesagainsthighflow

conditions

8. ClarifyrequirementstomonitorvisibleleakageduringFATtestingandifconsiderationcanbegiventopressuredropduringFATtestasjustificationforpressuretestacceptance.QUALIFICATION

Gastestingisveryvolumedependant. Whenisabubblealeak?Howdoyouknowwhenyouhavestabilized?How

accuratelydoyouneedtomeasureit? Settlingratenottoexceed3%isusedin17D.Shouldweconsideraligningtest

requirements?Terminologyshouldmatchbetween6Aand17D.Todayanythingvisibleisconsideredaleak.

Doeslowpressuretest(300psi)need10%tolerance?Metricconversionis290psi.

9. Con5.1.form

nsiderifalignm.7.7isappropmisappropri

mentoroptiopriatefor6Aeatetodocum

ontoperformequipmentormentqualifica

madditionallirspecificservtionstatusof

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urancetestinons.Conside(example17Q

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10. Consideraddressingrequirementorvalidationprocess(suchasSC20qualificationlevels)toachievenecessarypropertiesthroughcrosssectionofrawmaterial(strength,toughness).MATERIALS

Add6HTtoNormativeReferences.SeeClause5.4.4. GoingbeyondQTCcanhaveimpactoncloseddieforgings JoelRussomayhavecomments

11. VR/HPVRUpdatesORGANIZATION

ConsiderallowinguseofHPVRinlowpressureequipment Addnewsize(4")VRplugCurrentlyundertesting EditstodocumenthavebeencompletedbyTGandneedtobeaddedto

document.

12. RequirementsforOring/sealsneedstobeidentifiedasPSL3forVRplugsandtopconnectors. UpdateClause10.22.4toaddoring/sealrequirementORGANIZATION

13. Consideridentifyingminimumrequirementsformaterialsandqualitycontrolformetalseals,

similartoelastomerseals. PSL,Materials,Storage&Shipping?

MATERIALS/ORGANIZATION/QUALIFICATION

14. ClarifytherequirementsforwearbushingsbyresolvingconflictbetweenAnnexHandClause5.11.ORGANIZATION

Cantherequirementjustberemovedandlefttomanufacturer?

15. ReviewBPVdesignparameterstoinsureadequatedesignforintendeduseasabarrier.DESIGN

Venting Safety Energydissipationtool Fieldrefurbishment/retestingoftoolsafterrepair/remanufacture

16. ConsiderrequirementforCRAslistedinAPI6A718tomeettherequirementsofAPI6A718.MATERIALS/ORGANIZATION

API6A718shouldbeaddedtonormativereferences Willhavetocalloutinthespecification

17. AnnexJ,Provideaprocesstotestandinspectequipmentandreturntothefield.Currentlythis

wouldfallunderRL1whichdoesnotprovideforcertificateofconformance,assemblytraceabilityandqualityrecords.Somerepair/disassemblycouldbeallowedsuchasremovingablindflange,

removingatreetopcap,removing/installingahandwheel,removingafitting,needlevalve,gaugeorcaponagreasefitting,greasingequipment..

Howmanytimescanhydrotestbecompletedonabody?Shouldwelimitthis? Doweneedtoidentifysituationsthatwouldwarrantahydroandnotabody

test? Doweneedadesignfora15Ktestflange? DoweneedaRL0option(testtoWPandreturn)?

REPAIR&REMANUFACTURE18. OrganizedocumentORGANIZATION

RemoveISO10423requirementformarking RemovereferencetoISO10423inmainbody(eachpage) RemoveAnnexO(regionalAnnex)byaddingrequirementstomainbody Determineimperial/metricdimensionlocations Reviewinterpretationsforinclusionwithclarificationtodocument

o NACE"NL"marking19. ClarifycladdingrequirementsMATERIALS

Minimumcladdingthicknessrequirement.DefinewhentouseFe5andFe10. Claddingrequirementsforotherthanbodyandbonnet Postcladdingheattreatrequirementsneedtobeaddressed

20. Clarifyweldingprocedurequalificationrequirements(6.3.2.3)MATERIALS/ORGANIZATION

FollowingarecurrentissuesthatwiththeguidelinesinAPI6Aregardinghardnesstestingofweldprocedurequalifications.

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