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API SPEC 9A

Specification for Wire Rope

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 August 2020
Status: active
Page Count: 91
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This standard specifies the minimum requirements and terms of acceptance for the manufacture and testing of steel wire ropes for the petroleum and natural gas industries. The following products are covered by this specification:

- bright- or drawn-galvanized wire rope,

- well-measuring wire, and

- well-measuring strand.

Typical applications include tubing lines, rod hanger lines, sand lines, cable-tool drilling and clean out lines, cable tool casing lines, rotary drilling lines, winch lines, horse head pumping unit lines, torpedo lines, mast-raising lines, guideline tensioner lines, riser tensioner lines, and mooring and anchor lines. Wire ropes for lifting slings and cranes, and wire for well-measuring and strand for well-servicing, are also included.

The minimum breaking forces for the more common sizes, grades, and constructions of stranded wire rope not exceeding 2160 grade and well measuring wire are given in tables. However, this standard does not restrict itself to the classes covered by those tables. Other types, such as wire ropes with compacted strands and compacted (swaged) wire ropes, may also conform with its requirements. The minimum breaking force values for these wire ropes and wire are provided by the manufacturer.

For information only, other tables present the minimum breaking forces for large diameter wire ropes and spiral ropes (i.e. spiral strand and locked coil), while approximate nominal length masses for the more common wire rope constructions and large diameter stranded and spiral ropes are also given.

Document History

API SPEC 9A
August 1, 2020
Specification for Wire Rope
This standard specifies the minimum requirements and terms of acceptance for the manufacture and testing of steel wire ropes for the petroleum and natural gas industries. The following products are...
May 1, 2011
Specification for Wire Rope
This standard specifies the minimum requirements and terms of acceptance for the manufacture and testing of steel wire ropes not exceeding rope grade 2160 for the petroleum and natural gas...
May 1, 2011
Specification for Wire Rope
This standard specifies the minimum requirements and terms of acceptance for the manufacture and testing of steel wire ropes not exceeding rope grade 2160 for the petroleum and natural gas...
May 1, 2011
Specification for Wire Rope
This standard specifies the minimum requirements and terms of acceptance for the manufacture and testing of steel wire ropes not exceeding rope grade 2160 for the petroleum and natural gas...
May 1, 2011
Specification for Wire Rope
This standard specifies the minimum requirements and terms of acceptance for the manufacture and testing of steel wire ropes not exceeding rope grade 2160 for the petroleum and natural gas...
February 1, 2004
Specification for Wire Rope
This International Standard specifies the minimum requirements and terms of acceptance for the manufacture and testing of steel wire ropes not exceeding rope grade 2160 for the petroleum and natural...
June 1, 1995
Specification for Wire Rope
1 Scope 1.1 PURPOSE The purpose of this specification is to provide standards for wire rope in the minimum number of grades of material and types of construction to adequately meet the requirements...
May 28, 1984
SPECIFICATION for WIRE ROPE
A description is not available for this item.
May 28, 1984
SPECIFICATION FOR WIRE ROPE
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1976
Specification for Wire Rope
Coverage. This specification covers (1) bright (uncoated), galvanized, and drawn-galvanized wire rope of various grades and construction, (2) torpedo lines, (3) well-measuring wire, and (4)...
December 1, 1972
Specification for Wire Rope
Coverage. This specification covers (1) bright (uncoated), galvanized, and drawn-galvanized wire rope of various grades and construction, (2) torpedo lines, (3) well-measuring wire, and (4)...

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