Standardization allows the oil and gas industry to operate with utmost safety and reliability all over the world. In particular, industry standards ensure that your pressure control equipment (PCE) and other well intervention equipment are manufactured and recertified to reduce risk, enhance technical integrity, reduce waste and increase efficiency. Meeting these shared standards makes it possible for different products to be compatible so you can safely utilize the equipment that works best for your operation. They also drive manufacturers like NXL Technologies to pursue innovation in our products.
While no industry or regulatory standards span across the board that specify procedures and frequencies of recertification for coiled tubing and wireline technology, authorities in the industry, like the American Petroleum Institute (API) and industry experts individual companies, issue specific regulations for manufacturing and recertification companies can follow. When it comes to manufacturing and recertifying coiled tubing and wireline pressure control equipment and other well intervention tools, adhering to API and industry standards plays a large role in our processes.
Why You Should Recertify Your Equipment to Industry Standards
Coiled tubing and wireline pressure control equipment and well intervention equipment need to be recertified to API and industry standards for several reasons:
Pressure control equipment plays a crucial role in maintaining well integrity and preventing blowouts or other hazardous incidents during well intervention operations. Recertification services that follow industry standards ensure your equipment meets safety criteria and can handle the expected pressures and conditions. It helps mitigate the risks associated with equipment failure, protecting personnel, assets and the environment.
The oil and gas industry operates under various regulations and standards set by regulatory bodies and industry organizations, such as API, ASME, and ISO. These standards provide guidelines for the design, manufacturing, testing, and operation of equipment used by coiled tubing and wireline operations like your own. Recertification complying with these standards demonstrates that the equipment meets the industry's requirements.
Highest Quality Performance
Over time, your equipment may experience wear and tear due to the demanding operating conditions encountered in the field. Recertification involves inspecting and testing the equipment to assess its performance and identify any issues or degradation. This helps ensure the equipment can operate effectively and reliably, minimizing downtime and optimizing operational efficiency.
Standards and best practices in the industry continually evolve to incorporate new technologies and lessons learned from the field. Following industry standards when recertifying your equipment creates an opportunity to assess whether it meets the latest standards and takes advantage of technological advancements that may enhance safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Traceability and Documentation
Recertification processes typically involve thoroughly reviewing equipment documentation, including maintenance records, inspections, and previous certifications. This helps establish a comprehensive history of the equipment, ensuring traceability and accountability. It also provides a basis for evaluating the equipment's condition and identifying recurring issues requiring corrective actions.
Future Perspectives and Innovation
API and industry standards are not static; they evolve with technological advancements and industry and regulatory requirements. NXL Technologies has an opportunity to contribute to the development of new standards, fostering innovation while ensuring compliance. By actively participating in the standardization process, NXL Technologies can shape the future of oil & gas equipment and maintain a competitive edge in the market.
NXL’s Recertification Packages
The importance of following API and industry standards cannot be overstated in the manufacturing and recertification processes. To help ensure you meet industry standards for safety and quality, NXL Technologies offers a range of recertification packages. NXL has the necessary equipment and qualified technicians to facilitate all levels of recertification and repair. Our facilities include fully contained pressure testing bays, commercial paint & sandblasting booths, and a machine shop with state-of-the-art equipment.
We offer recertification packages for:
- Pressure Control Equipment Recertification
- Lifting Equipment Recertification
- Accumulator & Grease Injector Recertification
If you want to learn more about NXL’s processes and compliance or any of our recertification packages, contact our team today.
July 18, 2023