API SPEC 17E
Specification for Subsea Umbilicals
|Publication Date:||1 July 2017|
This document specifies requirements and gives recommendations for the design, material selection, manufacture, design verification, testing, installation, and operation of umbilicals and associated ancillary equipment for the petroleum and natural gas industries. Ancillary equipment does not include topside hardware. Topside hardware refers to any hardware that is not permanently attached to the umbilical, above the topside hang-off termination.
This document applies to umbilicals containing components, such as electrical cables, optical fibers, thermoplastic hoses, and metallic tubes, either alone or in combination.
This document applies to umbilicals for static or dynamic service, with surface-surface, surface-subsea, and subsea-subsea routings.
This document does not apply to the associated component connectors, unless they affect the performance of the umbilical or that of its ancillary equipment.
This document applies only to tubes with the following dimensions:
- wall thickness, t < 6 mm (0.2 in.);
- internal diameter, ID < 50.8 mm (2 in.).
NOTE Tubular products with dimensions greater than these can be regarded as pipeline/line pipe, and therefore designed and manufactured according to a recognized pipeline/line pipe standard.
This document does not apply to a tube or hose rated lower than 7 MPa (1015 psi).
This document applies to electrical cables for rated voltages from 1kV (Um = 1.2kV) up to 30kV (Um = 36kV).
If a product is supplied bearing the API Monogram and manufactured at a facility licensed by API, the requirements of Annex A apply.