API SPEC 17J
Specification for Unbonded Flexible Pipe
|Publication Date:||1 July 2008|
This part of ISO 13628 defines the technical requirements for safe, dimensionally and functionally interchangeable flexible pipes that are designed and manufactured to uniform standards and criteria. Minimum requirements are specified for the design, material selection, manufacture, testing, marking and packaging of flexible pipes, with reference to existing codes and standards where applicable. See ISO 13628-11 for guidelines on the use of flexible pipes and ancillary components.
This part of ISO 13628 applies to unbonded flexible pipe assemblies, consisting of segments of flexible pipe body with end fittings attached to both ends. This part of ISO 13628 does not cover flexible pipes of bonded structure. This part of ISO 13628 does not apply to flexible pipe ancillary components. Guidelines for bend stiffeners and bend restrictors are given in Annex B.
NOTE 1 Guidelines for other components are given in ISO 13628-11.
This part of ISO 13628 does not apply to flexible pipes that include non-metallic tensile armour wires. Pipes of such construction are considered as prototype products subject to qualification testing.
The applications addressed by this part of ISO 13628 are sweet and sour service production, including export and injection applications. Production products include oil, gas, water and injection chemicals. This part of ISO 13628 applies to both static and dynamic flexible pipes used as flowlines, risers and jumpers. This part of ISO 13628 does not apply to flexible pipes for use in choke-and-kill line applications.
NOTE 2 See API Specification 16C for choke-and-kill line applications.
NOTE 3 ISO 13628-10 provides guidelines for bonded flexible pipe.