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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 32. Rotary and Circulating Hose and Standpipe

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§6609. Rotary and Circulating Hose and Standpipe.

(a) The upper end of the rotary hose standpipe shall be attached to the derrick or mast at a point not more than eighteen inches (18") from the derrick or mast leg, unless other support is provided.

(b) The standpipe end of the rotary hose shall be secured to the standpipe or to the derrick or mast and the other end to the swivel by a clamp and chain or wire rope.

The clamp shall be tightly fitted to and near the end of the hose and the chain or wire rope attached to it and to the standpipe, derrick or mast and to the swivel as the case may be.

(c) The ends of connecting hose sections shall be secured together by means of clamps and a safety chain or wire rope. The clamps shall be tightly fitted to and near the ends of the connecting hose sections and the chain or wire rope securely fastened to each of the clamps.

(d) The standpipe end of the circulating hose shall be secured to the standpipe or to the derrick or mast and the other end to the circulating pump by a clamp and chain and wire rope. The clamp shall be tightly fitted to and near the end of the hose and the chain or wire rope attached to it and to the standpipe, derrick or mast and to the mud pump skid.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Amendment filed 7-20-59; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 59, No. 12).

2. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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