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Normas API recomendadas para la inspeccin y mantenimiento de tubera de perforacin usada en proyectos geotrmicos.

Cada ao el Instituto Americano del Petrleo (API, American Petroleum Institute) publica un catlogo de normas usadas en la industria. Una seleccin de las normas que deben tenerse en consideracin para prcticas de perforacin en geotermia pertenece al rea de Exploracin y Produccin, y son las siguientes. La torre de perforacin y el mstil: a) Spec 4F. Drilling and well servicing structures. b) RP 4G. Operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of drilling and well servicing structures. Tuberas. c) Spec 5DP/ISO 11961:2008. Specifications for drill pipe. d) RP 5UE. Recommended practice for ultrasonic evaluation of pipe imperfections. Equipo de perforacin. e) Spec 7-1/ISO 10424-1:2004. Specification for rotary drill stem elements. f) Spec 7-2/ISO 10424-2:2007. Specification for threading and gauging of rotary shouldered connections. g) RP 7A1 Recommended practice for testing of thread compound for rotary shouldered connections.

h) RP 7G-2/ISO 10407-2:2008. Recommended practice for drill stem element inspection. i) RP 7L. Inspection, maintenance, repair and remanufactured of drilling equipment. Elementos del sistema de izaje. j) RP 8B/ISO 13534:2000. Inspection, maintenance, repair and remanufactured of hoisting equipment.