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Refinery Control Valves

API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 553 FIRST EDITION, SEPTEMBER 1998

COPYRIGHT 2000 American Petroleum Institute Information Handling Services, 2000

API ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY MISSION AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES
The members of the American Petroleum Institute are dedicated to continuous efforts to improve the compatibility of our operations with the environment whileeconomically developing energy resources and supplying high quality products and services to consumers. We recognize our responsibility to work with the public, the government, and others to develop and to use natural resources in an environmentally sound manner while protecting the health and safety of our employees and the public. To meet these responsibilities, API members pledge to manage ourbusinesses according to the following principles using sound science to prioritize risks and to implement cost-effective management practices:
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To recognize and to respond to community concerns about our raw materials, products and operations. To operate our plants and facilities, and to handle our raw materials and products in a manner that protects the environment, and the safety and healthof our employees and the public. To make safety, health and environmental considerations a priority in our planning, and our development of new products and processes. To advise promptly, appropriate ofÞcials, employees, customers and the public of information on signiÞcant industry-related safety, health and environmental hazards, and to recommend protective measures. To counsel customers,transporters and others in the safe use, transportation and disposal of our raw materials, products and waste materials. To economically develop and produce natural resources and to conserve those resources by using energy efÞciently. To extend knowledge by conducting or supporting research on the safety, health and environmental effects of our raw materials, products, processes and waste materials. Tocommit to reduce overall emissions and waste generation. To work with others to resolve problems created by handling and disposal of hazardous substances from our operations. To participate with government and others in creating responsible laws, regulations and standards to safeguard the community, workplace and environment. To promote these principles and practices by sharing experiences andoffering assistance to others who produce, handle, use, transport or dispose of similar raw materials, petroleum products and wastes.

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Refinery Control Valves

Manufacturing, Distribution and Marketing Department API RECOMMENDED PRACTICE 553 FIRST EDITION, SEPTEMBER1998

COPYRIGHT 2000 American Petroleum Institute Information Handling Services, 2000

SPECIAL NOTES
API publications necessarily address problems of a general nature. With respect to particular circumstances, local, state, and federal laws and regulations should be reviewed. API is not undertaking to meet the duties of employers, manufacturers, or suppliers to warn and properly train andequip their employees, and others exposed, concerning health and safety risks and precautions, nor undertaking their obligations under local, state, or federal laws. Information concerning safety and health risks and proper precautions with respect to particular materials and conditions should be obtained from the employer, the manufacturer or supplier of that material, or the material safety datasheet. Nothing contained in any API publication is to be construed as granting any right, by implication or otherwise, for the manufacture, sale, or use of any method, apparatus, or product covered by letters patent. Neither should anything contained in the publication be construed as insuring anyone against liability for infringement of letters patent. Generally, API standards are reviewed and...
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