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.


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


 Task Force on 545
 Upstream Segment - Task Force on 14F/14FZ
Folder: Test UpdatesTest
API 545 Agenda.docAPI 545
SOEE Meeting Minutes.docSOEE Meeting
SOEE Meeting Agenda.docSOEE Meeting
API 500 Meeting Agenda.docAPI 500 Meeting
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
Folder: 546 Ballot 6 documents546 Ballot 6
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 : 474482Subcommittee on Electrical Equipment - Joint
3667ClosedResolution Required08/19/201509/25/2015API 540, Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants, 5th edition Draft
4863ClosedIn Progress07/26/201908/30/2019API Standard 546, Brushless Synchronous Machines - 500 kVA and Larger, 4th Ed. Draft
4868ClosedIn Progress07/29/201909/02/2019API RP 500, RP for Classification of locations for Electrical Installations
5424ClosedIn Progress03/05/202104/30/2021API Standard 541, Form-wound Squirrel Cage Induction Motors - 375 kW (500 hp) and Larger, 5th Edition Reaffirmation
5480ClosedIn Progress05/20/202107/13/2021RP 500, Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations at Petroleum Facilities Classified as Class I, Division 1 and Division 2
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