Pressure-retaining Bolting

Definition(s)


Pressure-retaining Bolting

Bolting used to assemble or join pressure-retaining parts whose failure would result in a release of wellbore fluid to the environment.

  • NOTE: Examples are studs and nuts on top of a hydraulic connector, and clamp bolts.

Source: API Specification 16A, Specification for Drill-through Equipment, Fourth Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

Source: API STANDARD 16AR, Standard for Repair and Remanufacture of Drill-through Equipment, First Edition, April 2017. Global Standards