API is currently seeking volunteers to participate in the development of the document, Guidance for BOP Equipment Condition Based Data/Mainatenance to address Sections 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 in Standard 53.
These sections are defined as:
- 5.2.1BOP stack, BOP stack-mounted control equipment, and choke and kill equipment shall be inspected at least every five years in accordance with the equipment owner’s maintenance system. Individual components and subassemblies may be inspected on a staggered schedule. The inspection results shall be verified against one of the following:
the manufacturer’s acceptance criteria, or the equipment owner’s acceptance criteria if the equipment owner collects and analyzes condition-based data and performance data to justify their criteria.
- 5.2.3As an alternative to a schedule-based inspection program referenced in 22.214.171.124, the inspection frequency may vary from this five-year interval if the equipment owner collects and analyzes condition-based data (including performance data) to establish a different frequency.
Those interested in participating, can send their names and email addresses to Subcommittee 16 Chair Matt Kern at Matt.Kern@valaris.com or Jacqueline N. Roueche at firstname.lastname@example.org . The first meeting of the task group is planned for 2 April and invitations will be sent out once the initial task group is formed.