API RP 8B
Recommended Practice for Procedures for Inspections, Maintenance, Repair, and Remanufacture of Hoisting Equipment
|Publication Date:||1 December 1997|
The objective of this publication is to provide owners and users of equipment listed below guidelines for inspection, maintenance, repair, and remanufacture procedures that may be utilized to maintain serviceability of the covered equipment.
1.2 EQUIPMENT COVERED
This Recommended Practice covers the following drilling and production hoisting equipment:
a. Crown block sheaves and bearings.
b. Traveling blocks and hook blocks.
c. Block to hook adapters.
d. Connectors and link adapters.
e. Drilling hooks.
f. Tubing and sucker rod hooks.
g. Elevator links.
h. Casing, tubing, drill pipe and drill collar elevators.
i. Sucker rod elevators.
j. Rotary swivel bail adapters.
k. Rotary swivels.
l. Power swivels.
m. Power subs.
n. Spiders when capable of being used as elevators.
o. Wireline anchors.
p. Drill string motion compensators.
q. Kelly spinners when capable of being used as hoisting equipment.
r. Riser running tool components when capable of being used as hoisting equipment.
s. Wellhead running tool components when capable of being used as hoisting equipment.
t. Safety clamps when capable of being used as hoisting equipment.
1.3 PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT
The owner and user together with the manufacturer should jointly develop and update inspection, maintenance, repair and remanufacture procedures consistent with equipment application, loading, work environment, usage, and other operational conditions. These factors may change from time to time as a result of new technology, equipment history, product improvements, new maintenance techniques and changes in service conditions.
If the manufacturer of the equipment no longer exists or is unable for any reason to provide suitable recommendations, the owner or user should develop inspection, maintenance, repair and remanufacture procedures consistent with widely accepted industry practices.
1.4 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS
Inspection, maintenance and repair procedures should be carried out by personnel qualified by professional trade and verified by widely accepted or recognized standards covering the specific skills or knowledge required.
The equipment owner or user should maintain a record-keeping system, which contains pertinent information regarding equipment. Records may include the following:
a. Information provided by the manufacturer.
b. Inspection records.
c. Maintenance records.
d. Repair records.
e. Remanufacture records.
Unit serial number or identification marking provided by the manufacturer should be maintained on the equipment and recorded in the equipment record. Identification marking should be provided by the owner or user for unidentified equipment which requires the maintenance of records.
Changes in equipment status which could affect equipment serviceability or maintenance should be recorded in the equipment record.
1.5.4 Record Identification
Entries in the equipment record should include the date and the name of the responsible person(s) involved in the inspection, maintenance, repair, or remanufacture.