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Duane P. Brown
Senior Standards Associate
American Petroleum Institute
1220 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005


 Subcommittee Scope

Welcome to the home page for the CRE Subcommittee on Electrical Equipment (SOEE). The mission of the SOEE is to develop standards and recommended practices specific to the refining industry including:

  • RP 500 Electrical Area Classification
  • Std. 541 Form Wound Induction Motors and
  • API 540 Electrical Installations in Petrochemical Facilities.

The SOEE also works closely with other standards organizations such as IEE and NFPA including providing technical comments to NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC).  The subcommittee analyzes technical issues, provides training and advice on relevant technical issues and shares information which is useful to the industry as a group.

This site provides information on upcoming meetings, minutes and presentations from recent meeting and information on the status and balloting of standards maintained by the SOEE.

Thank you for attending the API 2018 Fall SOEE Standards Meeting. 

The next API Refining Meeting is the 2019 Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting planned for May 06, 2019 to May 09, 2019, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.

Click on “Calendar of Events" under Links for meeting logistics and other information.


 SOEE Active Task Forces

  Task Force on 545
  Upstream Segment - Task Force on 14F/14FZ

 Notifications and Updates

Folder: Test UpdatesTest

 Meeting Materials

Folder: 2012 - Spring2012 -
Folder: 2008 - Fall2008 -
Folder: 2008 - Spring2008 -
Folder: 2009 - Fall2009 -
Folder: 2009 - Spring2009 -

 Ballot Results

Folder: API 546 Ballot Results and Comments - 2007API 546 Ballot Results and Comments -
Folder: API 500 3rd Edition Results and Comments, March 2009API 500 3rd Edition Results and Comments, March

 Committee Documents

Folder: RP 500RP
API Style manual rev1 2009.pdfAPI Style manual rev1
CRE SRRR Form Rev 1.docCRE SRRR Form Rev
API Procedures for Standards Development-2011-Revised 2012.pdfAPI Procedures for Standards Development-2011-Revised


  Reference Documents
  Calendar of Events
  API Refining Meeting Information


 Ballot IDStatusResultsOpensClosesDescription
Committee ID : 474Subcommittee on Electrical Equipment - Joint
3643ClosedResolution Required08/13/201509/24/2015API RP 505, Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities
3667ClosedResolution Required08/19/201509/25/2015API 540, Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants, 5th edition Draft
3914ClosedResolution Required08/02/201608/29/2016API RP 505, Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities
4413ClosedResolution Required02/26/201804/09/2018API Standard 546, Brushless Synchronous Machines - 500 kVA and Larger, 4th Ed. Draft, Comment ballot
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