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API SPEC 15LE

Specification for Polyethylene Line Pipe (PE)

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Organization: API
Publication Date: 1 January 1995
Status: inactive
Page Count: 29
scope:

1 Scope

1.1 PURPOSE

1.1.1 The purpose of this specification is to provide standards for polyethylene (PE) line pipe suitable for use in conveying oil, gas and non-potable water in underground service for the oil and gas producing industries.

1.1.2 Technical content provides requirements for performance, design, materials, tests and inspection, marking, handling, storing and shipping.

1.2 APPLICATIONS

1.2.1 Equipment

This specification covers polyethylene line pipe utilized for the production of oil, gas and non-potable water. Specific equipment covered by this specification is listed as follows:

Polyethylene line pipe.

Polyethylene fittings.

1.2.2 Service Conditions

The standard service conditions for the Specification 15LE Standard Pressure Rating are as follows:

Service life is 50 years.

Service temperature is 73° F.

The fluid environment is salt water.

Axial loads shall include end loads due to pressure only.

Service conditions other than the standard Specification 15LE conditions are discussed in Section 5--Design.

1.3 UNIT CONVERSION

A decimal/inch system is the standard for the dimensions shown in this specification. Nominal sizes will continue to be shown as fractions. For the purposes of this specification, the fractions and their decimal equivalents are equal and interchangeable. SI (metric) unit conversions are described in Appendix B.

Document History

January 1, 2008
Specification for Polyethylene Line Pipe (PE)
Purpose The purpose of this specification is to provide standards for polyethylene (PE) line pipe suitable for use in conveying oil, gas and non-potable water in underground, above ground and...
January 1, 2008
Specification for Polyethylene Line Pipe (PE)
Purpose The purpose of this specification is to provide standards for polyethylene (PE) line pipe suitable for use in conveying oil, gas and non-potable water in underground, above ground and...
January 1, 2008
Specification for Polyethylene Line Pipe (PE)
Purpose The purpose of this specification is to provide standards for polyethylene (PE) line pipe suitable for use in conveying oil, gas and non-potable water in underground, above ground and...
API SPEC 15LE
January 1, 1995
Specification for Polyethylene Line Pipe (PE)
1 Scope 1.1 PURPOSE 1.1.1 The purpose of this specification is to provide standards for polyethylene (PE) line pipe suitable for use in conveying oil, gas and non-potable water in underground service...
May 31, 1987
SPECIFICATION FOR POLYETHYLENE LINE PIPE (PE) SECOND EDITION
A description is not available for this item.
February 1, 1985
SPECIFICATION FOR POLYETHYLENE LINE PIPE (PE) (FORMERLY SPEC 5LE) FIRST EDITION
A description is not available for this item.

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