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API RP 5L1

Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 September 2009
Status: inactive
Page Count: 18
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General

The recommendations provided herein apply to the transportation on railcars of API 5L steel line pipe in sizes 2 3/8 and larger in lengths longer than single random. These recommendations cover coated or uncoated pipe, but they do not encompass loading practices designed to protect pipe coating from damage.

Basic Rules and Requirements

Certain minimum mandatory rules governing the loading practices are prescribed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) as referenced in the next section.

The recommendations given herein are supplementary to the AAR loading practices. If any recommendations are in conflict with AAR loading practices, those of AAR shall govern.

NOTE If the AAR loading rules are not applicable to the railroad transportation of line pipe in the country of origin, the basic loading practice shall be as prescribed in the applicable nationally recognized loading rules and requirements for the type of railroad cars used in the country of origin and that document becomes the reference to which these supplementary recommendations apply.

These supplementary recommendations to AAR rules are for the convenience of purchasers and manufacturers in the loading and shipping of pipe and are not intended to inhibit purchasers and manufacturers from using other supplementary loading and shipping practices by mutual agreement.

Document History

September 1, 2009
Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe
The recommendations provided herein apply to the transportation on railcars of API 5L steel line pipe in sizes 2 3/8 and larger in lengths longer than single random. These recommendations cover...
September 1, 2009
Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe
A description is not available for this item.
API RP 5L1
September 1, 2009
Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe
General The recommendations provided herein apply to the transportation on railcars of API 5L steel line pipe in sizes 2 3/8 and larger in lengths longer than single random. These recommendations...
July 1, 2002
Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe
GENERAL The recommendations provided herein apply to the transportation on railcars of API Specification 5L steel line pipe in sizes 2 ⅜ and larger in lengths longer that single random. The...
December 1, 1996
Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe
1 SCOPE 1.1 General The recommendations provided herein apply to the transportation on railcars of API Specification 5L steel line pipe in sizes 23/8 inch outside diameter (OD) and larger in lengths...
April 1, 1972
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION OF LINE PIPE THIRD EDITION
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1967
Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe
A description is not available for this item.
January 1, 1965
RECOMMENDED PRACTICE FOR RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION OF LINE PIPE
The recommended provided herein apply to the transportation on single cars of API 5L and 5LX steel line pipe 24 in. OD to 42 in. OD, incl., and in thicknesses from ¼ in. to ¾ in., incl. These...

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