RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR PRODUCTION FACILITIES ON OFFSHORE STRUCTURES FIRST EDITION; SUPPLEMENT 1 - 1975 (WITHDRAWN)
|Publication Date:||1 January 1974|
Coverage, The intent of this Recommended Practice is to assemble into one document useful Procedures and Guidelines available in Industry pertaining to planning, designing and arranging... View More
Coverage, The intent of this Recommended Practice is to assemble into one document useful Procedures and Guidelines available in Industry pertaining to planning, designing and arranging production equipment on offshore structures for safe, pollution free and efficient production of oil and gas. This Recommended Practice is not to be construed as a specification, nor is it intended to be used as fixed rules without regard to sound engineering judgement. Also, it is not intended to override or otherwise supersede any existing code or Governmental Rule and Regulation.
Multiple Use of Structures. Multiple use of offshore structures may be necessary to perform the various functions required for the drilling and production of oil and gas. For new structure installations where production equipment requirements are reasonably known, equipment should be initially arranged in accordance with this Recommended Practice. Existing structures and those constructed prior to knowledge of actual production requirements, in many cases, require the physical placement and arrangement of equipment in the available space. In such cases, care should be taken to determine the best arrangement within the guidelines of this Recommended Practice. Placement of drilling and work-over equipment is outside the scope of this Recommended Practice except that it should be given full consideration when planning the arrangement of production equipment.
Primary Considerations. In the tight confines of offshore structures, the primary considerations for placement of equipment are safety and prevention of pollution. The release of flammable liquids, or vapors, whether during normal operations or as a result of any unusual or abnormal condition should be considered. Equipment which may be a source of ignition under normal or abnormal operating conditions should be isolated or otherwise protected from major fuel sources.View Less