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American Petroleum Institute (API)

Improve safety of oil and gas operations and procedures

American Petroleum Institute (API) standards advocate proven, sound engineering and operating practices and safe, interchangeable equipment and materials from drill bits to environmental protection. Included are manuals, standards, specifications, recommended practices, bulletins, guidelines and technical reports. API standards allow you to:

  • Improve operational excellence
  • Ensure compliance and safe practices
  • Mitigate risks in equipment failure

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Overall Heat Transfer Co-Efficient In Pasteurizer/Heat-Exchanger

One of my associate is planning for a milk dairy unit of 2000 Litrs/Hr. (or) 2.0 M^3/Hr. I want to know the over-all heat transfer co-efficient for milk in the heat exchanger/ pasteurizer and chilling of the milk, the recommended velocity for the milk, etc. max. temp. should not go above 90 Deg.C a

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Pipe Stress Analysis For Hydro-static Test Condition

I got a little confusion during the stress analysis of a gas line (my first experience of stress analysis) with ASTM A-106 gr. B pipe. We know that allowable stress for A-106 Gr. B pipe is 20000 psi as per Table A-1 of B31.3. But when i generated the report it is showing that allowable stress is 350

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Back Gouging on Single "V"Butt Joint

Q1:We are doing Single V Butt Joint welding with ER80S-G for Root & Hot pass and then SAW(EA2-A2) welding on Plate(25 mm Thk).After welding we are doing Backgouging .Clarification required how much depth back gouging is accepted.After doing LPT we have to gouge more due to weld defect.and due to bac

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