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API RP 74-2001 pdf free download

API RP 74-2001 pdf free download.Recommended Practice for Occupational Safety for Onshore Oil and Gas Production Operation.
1.2 SCOPE These recommendations apply to production operations as deÞned herein. For information on drilling, well servicing and workover operations, see API RP 54. 1.3 RESPONSIBILITY These recommendations are made recognizing that own- ers, operators, contractors, and their personnel have separate responsibilities that may be contractual in nature. To ensure the safe performance of work covered by these recommenda- tions, each employer should provide training and instruction for its personnel. It is not the intent of these recommendations to alter the contractual relationship(s) between the parties. The well owner or operator should provide and the contractor should seek pertinent information that is known or assumed and that the contractor may need to assure a safe operation. At all times, the speciÞc work activity being performed should be under the immediate supervision of an authorized person who has the authority to commence, modify, or cease the work methods or operations, as necessary, to ensure the safety of affected personnel and the general public. The authorized person should observe changing conditions and improve, whenever required, the work methods to promote increased protection for the personnel.
3.5 ASTM: American Society for Testing and Materials. 3.6 authorized person: A qualiÞed person assigned by an employer to perform or supervise the performance of a speciÞc type of duty or duties at the work site. 3.7 cellar: Excavation around the wellhead to provide space for items of equipment at the top of the wellbore. 3.8 Christmas tree: The valves and Þttings assembled at the top of a completed well to control the ßow of hydrocar- bons and other ßuids. See API Spec 6A. 3.9 combustible liquid: Any liquid having a ßash-point at or above 100¡F. 3.10 contractor: Any person or company that contracts or subcontracts to perform all or any part of oil and gas well production operations. 3.11 critical equipment: Equipment and other systems determined to be essential in preventing the occurrence of, or mitigating the consequences of an uncontrolled event. 3.12 electrical classification of areas: Locations are classiÞed according to API RP 500 or API RP 505. 3.13 flammable liquid: Any liquid having a ßashpoint below 100¡F. 3.14 full body harness: Straps which may be secured about a person in a manner that will distribute the fall arrest forces over at least the thighs, pelvis, waist, chest, and shoul- ders, with means for attaching it to other components of a personal fall arrest system. 3.15 guarded: Covered, shielded, fenced, enclosed, or oth- erwise protected by means of suitable covers or casings, barrier rails, or screens to eliminate the possibility of accidental con- tact with or dangerous approach by persons, animals, or objects. 3.16 hazardous substance: Any substance that, by rea- son of being explosive, ßammable, toxic, corrosive, oxidiz- ing, irritating, or otherwise harmful, has the potential to cause injury, illness, or death. 3.17 hot oil treatment: The process of heating oil and pumping it into piping, tubing, casing, or a formation to remove parafÞn. 3.18 hot tapping (pipe tapping):
3.28 rated working pressure: The maximum internal pressure that equipment is designed to contain and/or control. Working pressure is not to be confused with test pressure. 3.29 shall: For the purpose of this document, shall indi- cates that the recommended practice(s) has universal applica- tion to that speciÞc activity. 3.30 should: For the purpose of this document, should denotes a recommended practice(s) (a) where a safe compara- ble alternative practice(s) is available; (b) that may be imprac- tical under certain circumstances; or (c) that may be unneces- sary for personnel safety under certain circumstances. 3.31 simultaneous operations: Two or more of the following activities being performed in close proximity: pro- duction, drilling, completion, workover, wireline (except rou- tine operations), major construction operations, well testing and maintenance. 3.32 supervisor: Person who has been given the control, direction, or supervision of work performed by one or more personnel. 3.33 well servicing: Well work involving pulling or run- ning tubulars or sucker rods, to include but not limited to redrilling, completing, recompleting, workover, and abandon- ing operations.

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