API - 11PL
Plunger Lift Lubricators and Related Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 June 2019|
This specification provides requirements and guidelines for plunger lift lubricators, which includes plunger catchers as defined herein for use in the petroleum and natural gas industry. Threaded and flanged external connections are covered by the applicable API or proprietary connection design requirements. This specification provides requirements for the functional specification and technical specification, including design requirements (outlet locations, specified and optional), design extensions, design verification and validation, welding, materials, quality controls (QCs), marking, documentation and data control, shipment, and storage.
This specification does not include control system components, including electrical and electronic devices, installation requirements, field modifications of lubricators, and plunger lift downhole equipment. Additionally, the requirements for the inlet and outlet flange bolting and gaskets are not addressed herein. Equipment and technology that are covered by other API specifications and standards are exempted from this specification.
This specification includes five annexes: Annex A (informative), Annexes B through D (normative), and Annex E, which is informative and includes guidelines for plunger lift lubricator use and maintenance.