API 5L Pipes:
API 5L is a pipeline tubing. API 5L pipes are used for the transportation of spare oil, steam, water, by pipeline from the ground to the oil and gas industry. API 5L pipes are one of the main classifications of the wide range of pipes there. From the way they are manufactured, their composition to their application, they provide with a lot of potential and benefits.
What is API 5L Pipes?
The API in API 5L stands for American Petroleum Institute, they provide with the standard specifications of the pipes for the transportation of gas, water, and oil in the natural gas and oil industries.
The API 5L is crafted and welded to be seamless and of the best quality. Some pipes are plain-ended, thread-ended, and belled-ended and there are also through-the-flow line (TFL) pipes and others that are prepared specially to be used with special couplings.
What is API 5L Pipes Strength Levels & Desulphurization?
Manganese sulfide is present in all manganese alloyed steels. Desulphurization happens when they segregate that result in the impact strength decreasing, so for this reason the content of sulfur is minimized to 0.007%
What are the benefits and applications of API 5L Pipe?
Because long pipelines are inexpensive, it generally preferred for the transportation of gas, water, and oil.
Steel pipelines are resistant to cracks that can propagate. Some steel pipelines are also used for sour services.
What is the API Standard Specification for Line Pipe?
The API stands for American Petroleum Institute, they provide the standard specifications of the pipes for the transportation of gas, water, and oil in the natural gas and oil industries. It is crafted and welded to be seamless and of the best quality. They are crafted with pipeline transportation in mind for the transportation of petroleum and natural gas to industries.
Specifications of API 5L pipes are made in terms of the International Organization for Standardization ISO 3183, which standardizes the pipelines that are used in transportation systems from the materials, equipment, and offshore structures for natural gas, to petroleum, and petrochemical industries. There are two basic Product Specifications Levels (PSL) of technical requirements, so PSL 1and PSL 2 were developed that are recognized by the technical committee when the standards were authorized. PSL 1 is a standard quality for line pipe where PSL 2 contains additional chemical, mechanical properties, and testing requirements.
Specification cover the grades A25, A, B, and “X” and grades X42, X46, X52, X56, X60, X65, X70, and X80. The two-digit number following the “X” indicate the Minimum Yield Strength (in 000’s psi) of pipe produced to this grade.