API - SPEC 17K
Specification for Bonded Flexible Pipe
|Publication Date:||1 August 2017|
This specification defines the technical requirements for safe, dimensionally and functionally interchangeable bonded flexible pipes that are designed and manufactured to uniform standards and criteria. See Figure 1 for an explanatory figure on typical bonded flexible pipe.
Minimum requirements are specified for the design, material selection, manufacture, testing, marking, and packaging of bonded flexible pipes, with reference to existing codes and standards where applicable. See API 17B for guidelines on the use of flexible pipes. Refer to API 17L1 and API 17L2 for the specification and recommended practice for ancillary equipment including buoyancy, bend limiters, bell mouths, and non-integral stand-alone bend stiffeners.
This specification applies to bonded flexible pipe assemblies, consisting of segments of flexible pipe body with end fittings or integrated flanges attached to both ends. API 17K does not cover flexible pipes of unbonded structure. See API 17J for guidance on unbonded flexible pipes.
This specification can be applied to flexible pipes that include nonmetallic reinforcing layers. This specification can be applied to a bonded construction pipe that includes a material or layer construction that is covered in API 17J.
Supplementary requirements for loading and discharge hoses can be found in GMPHOM provided they do not contradict those of API 17K.
The applications addressed by API 17K are for sweet and sour service production, including export and injection and seawater intake applications. Production products include oil, gas, water, and injection chemicals. This specification applies to both static and dynamic flexible pipes used as flowlines, risers, jumpers, and offshore loading and discharge hoses.
This specification does not apply to flexible pipe ancillary components. Guidelines for ancillary components are given in API 17L1 and API 17L2. This specification does not apply to flexible pipes for use in choke and kill-line applications. See API 16C for guidance on choke and kill-line applications. This specification can be applied to flexible pipes for pile hammer, gas flare, water supply, and jetting applications, though no effort was made to address the specific and unique technological aspects relating to each of these requirements.
If product is supplied bearing the API Monogram and manufactured at a facility licensed by API, the requirements of Annex A apply.