API SPEC 7K
Specification for Drilling Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 February 1996|
The purpose of this specification is to provide standards for design, manufacture, and testing of new drilling equipment and replacement primary load carrying components.
Note: Refer to Section 9 to determine the specific paragraphs applicable to each type of equipment.
1.2 EQUIPMENT COVERED
This specification covers the following drilling 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
1.3 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.
1.4 SUPPLEMENTARY REQUIREMENTS
Supplementary requirements shall apply only when specified by the Purchaser in the contract or order. Appendix B gives a number of standardized supplementary requirements.