|Publication Date:||1 January 2018|
This Standard covers seamless pipe, electric-welded pipe (flash-welded pipe and low-frequency electricwelded pipe excluded) and submerged-arc-welded
1) Flash-welded pipe is pipe manufactured by a process using electric-resistance heating to produce a simultaneous coalescence over the entire area of the abutting edges and the application of pressure for joining.
2) Low frequency is less than 1 kHz.
Outside diameter, grade, and category
Note: It is not intended that pipe be available in all combinations of size, grade, category, and manufacturing process. The individual pipe manufacturers should be consulted to ascertain the availability of specific pipe items.
This Standard covers pipe having specified outside diameters from 21.3 to 2032 mm. The standard outside diameters are given in Table B.1.
For other than sour service, this Standard covers pipe from Grade 241 to Grade 825. For sour service, this Standard covers pipe from Grade 241 to Grade 483.
Note: The standard grades are Grades 241, 290, 359, 386, 414, 448, 483, 550, 620, 690, and 825; however, intermediate grades may also be used.
This Standard covers pipe in the following categories:
a) Category I: pipe without requirements for proven pipe body notch-toughness properties;
b) Category II: pipe with requirements for proven pipe body notch-toughness properties in the form of energy absorption and fracture appearance; and
c) Category III: pipe with requirements for proven pipe body notch-toughness properties in the form of energy absorption.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.