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Generally, API standards are reviewed and revised, reaffirmed, or withdrawn at least every five years. A complete and thorough review of the document was long overdue. The 21st edition was issued in December , Supplement 1 in December , Supplement 2 in September , and Supplement 3 in October In the process of making editorial revisions, it became obvious that some technical revisions were also needed. Background The design process has matured since platforms were first installed in the late 's.
Figure 1 shows the evolution of offshore platform design in the Gulf of Mexico that has been based upon a combination of events such as hurricanes, development of standards such as API, and advances in industry practices.
Platforms built prior to this were designed to a wide variety of criteria and fabrication techniques. During the 's better application of design practices ensured higher engineering standards, until the first modern platforms began to be installed in the late 's using a consistent design recipe then available in RP 2A.
Platforms installed since the early 's provide a more robust design and incorporate many of the lessons learned during the design, installation and operation of earlier platforms. The TG met seven times between October and December with some delay caused by the aftermath of hurricane Ike in Log in to your subscription Username. Peer reviewed only Published between: Published from year: and Published to year: Advanced search Show search help.
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