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The Safety & Fire Protection Group (SFPG) provides proactive safety and fire protection expertise to the industry, API committees and member companies.  The SFPG mission is to promote safe, healthful, efficient and environmentally sound practices in the petroleum industry, and to monitor and respond to governmental actions. The foundation of these activities is to:

  • Develop and maintain risk-based technical API standards and recommended practices based on sound science
  • Influence agency policy outcomes on the most critical regulatory risks and opportunities
  • Communicate and share information related to petroleum industry safety and fire protection
  • Share benchmarking/ performance data to drive continuous improvement
The SFPG work program of documents includes:
RP 2001- Fire Protection in Refineries
RP 2003- Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents
RP 2009-Safe Welding and Cutting Practices in Refineries, Gasoline Plant and Petrochemical Plants
RP 2021- Management of Atmospheric Storage Tank Fires 
RP 2028- Flame Arresters in Piping Systems 
RP 2030- Application of Fixed Water Spray Systems for Fire Protection in Petrochemical Industries
RP 2201- Safe Hot Tapping Practices in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries 
RP 2210- Flame Arresters for Vents  of Tanks Storing Petroleum Products
RP 2217A- Safe Work in Inert Confined Spaces in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries 
RP 2218- Fireproofing Practices in Petroleum and Petrochemical Processing Plants
RP 2219- Safe Operations of Vacuum Trucks in Petroleum Service
TR 2510A- Fire Protection Considerations for the Design, Construction and Operation of LPG Storage Facilities 



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​Diana Escudero

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Ballot Information
NameFirst Ballot for RP 2201 6th edition
Start Date02/21/2023
Closing Date05/02/2023
AssociateDiana Escudero
CoordinatorDiana Escudero
ProposalFirst Ballot for RP 2201 6th edition
ResultsIn Progress

Ballot Summary
Did Not Vote15 
Total Responses8 
Total Ballots23 
Response Rate34.78%Must be > 50%
Approval Rate85.71%Must be >= 66.67%
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