API SPEC 6A
Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 November 2018|
This specification identifies requirements and gives recommendations for the performance, dimensional and functional interchangeability, design, materials, testing, inspection, welding, marking, handling, storing, shipment, and purchasing of wellhead and tree equipment for use in the petroleum and natural gas industries.
This specification does not apply to field use or field testing. This specification also does not apply to repair of wellhead and tree equipment except for weld repair in conjunction with manufacturing. Tools used for installation and service (e.g. running tools, test tools, wash tools, wear bushings, and lubricators) are outside the scope of this standard.
This specification is applicable to the equipment identified in 4.1 and Section 14.
This specification establishes requirements for four product specification levels (PSLs): PSL 1, PSL 2, PSL 3, and PSL 4. A supplemental designation of PSL 3G applies to PSL 3 products that have satisfied the additional requirements of gas testing. The PSL designations define different levels of technical quality requirements.
If product is supplied bearing the API Monogram and manufactured at a facility licensed by API, the requirements of Annex A apply.
Subject matter of Annexes B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, and M has been arranged in a way that minimizes the impact of changes on users of this document.