Control Manifold

The system of valves and piping to control the flow of hydraulic fluid to operate the various components of the BOP stack.

Source: API STD 53, Blowout Prevention Equipment Systems for Drilling Wells, Upstream Segment, Fourth Edition, November 2012. Global Standards


Control Manifold

The assemblage of valves, regulators, gauges and piping used to regulate pressures and control the flow of hydraulic power fluid to operate system functions.

Source: API SPEC 16D, Specification for Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment and Control Systems for Diverter Equipment, Upstream Segment, Second Edition, July 2004. Global Standards


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