API SPEC 7K
Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 October 2001|
This specification provides general principles and standards for design, manufacture and testing of new drilling and well servicing equipment and replacement primary load carrying components manufactured subsequent to the publication of this specification.
Note: Refer to Section 9 to determine the specific paragraphs applicable to each type of equipment.
This specification covers the following equipment:
a. Rotary tables
b. Rotary bushings
c. Rotary slips
d. Rotary hose
e. Slush pump components
f. Drawworks components
g. Spiders not capable of use as elevators
h. Manual tongs
i. Safety clamps not used as hoisting devices
j. Power tongs including spinning wrenches
FUNCTIONAL AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Drilling equipment shall be designed, manufactured and tested such that it is in every respect fit for its intended purpose. The equipment shall safely transfer the load it is intended for. The equipment shall be designed for simple and safe operation.
Supplementary requirements shall apply only when specified by the Purchaser in the contract or order. Appendix B gives a number of standardized supplementary requirements.