AGA - American Gas AssociationAISI - American Iron & Steel InstituteANSI - American National Standard InstituteAPI - American Petroleum InstituteAPI SPEC 6FAAPI SPEC 6D/ISO 14313ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
A society comprising gas companies set up to achievecommon goals.An association of steelmakers which sets standardsfor the chemical and physical properties of steeland iron in various shapes and forms - pipe, tubing,sheet, strip, wireThe principle organization in the US which overseesthe creation, promulgation and use of standards fora wide variety of items, including the design,fabrication, and testing of pressure piping, systems,and components for various pipeline services.The principal US oil company trade association. It hassome standards and specification writing functions,such as wellhead components and pipeline valvesThe API specification dealing with the fire testing ofpipeline valves. Once a particular size and pressureclass valve is tested and passes the API fire test,all such valves can be identified with the abovemonogram. API-6FA supersedes API-RP-6F.An API specification dealing with pipeline valves.Most pipeline valves are manufactured to thisspecification and, if so, can be identified with theAPI 6D monogramThis professional society publishes technical books,papers, codes and standards. Of principal interest isthe ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code which isreferenced for many aspects of valve making.
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