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Subchapter 14. Petroleum Safety Orders--Drilling and Production
Article 37. Oil Well Pumping Machinery and Equipment
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§6630. Construction, Installation, and Maintenance.

(a) Oil well pumping machinery shall be designed, constructed, installed and maintained to conform to good engineering practices.

(b) No maintenance work shall be performed on a pumping unit located on a well that is being steamed.

(c) The pumping unit shall be equipped with a brake system capable of stopping and securing all movable parts with the power off. The brake control shall be accessible outside the guards for the moving parts.

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


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

2. Amendment of subsections (a)-(b), new subsection (c) and amendment of Note filed 5-8-95; operative 6-7-95 (Register 95, No. 19).

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