CSA - Z662-03 UPD 3
Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems
|Publication Date:||1 August 2005|
This Standard covers the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of oil and gas industry pipeline systems that convey
a) liquid hydrocarbons, including crude oil, multiphase fluids, condensate, liquid petroleum products, natural gas liquids, and liquefied petroleum gas;
b) oilfield water;
c) oilfield steam;
d) carbon dioxide used in oilfield enhanced recovery schemes; or
Note: Designers are cautioned that the requirements in this Standard may not be appropriate for gases other than natural gas, manufactured gas, or synthetic natural gas.
The scope of this Standard, as shown in Figures 1.1 and 1.2, includes
a) for oil industry fluids, piping and equipment in offshore pipelines, onshore pipelines, tank farms, pump stations, pressure-regulating stations, and measuring stations;
b) oil pump stations, pipeline tank farms, and pipeline terminals;
c) for carbon dioxide pipeline systems, piping and equipment in onshore pipelines, pressure-regulating stations, and measuring stations;
d) for gas industry fluids, piping and equipment in offshore pipelines, onshore pipelines, compressor stations, measuring stations, and pressure-regulating stations;
e) gas compressor stations; and
f) gas storage lines and pipe-type and bottle-type gas storage vessels.
This Standard does not apply to
a) piping with metal temperatures below -70ºC;
b) piping (except oilfield steam distribution piping) with metal temperatures above 230ºC;
c) gas piping beyond the outlet of the customer's meter set assembly (covered by CSA B149.1);
d) piping in natural gas liquids extraction plants, gas processing plants (except main gas stream piping in dehydration and all other processing plants installed as part of gas pipeline systems), gas manufacturing plants, industrial plants, and mines;
e) oil refineries, termials other than pipeline terminals, and marketing bulk plants;
f) abandoned piping;
g) in-plant piping for drinking, make-up, or boiler feed water;
h) casing, tubing, or pipe in oil or gas wells, wellheads, separators, production tanks, and other production facilities;
i) vent piping for waste gases of any kind operating at or near atmospheric pressure;
j) heat exchangers;
k) liquefied natural gas systems (covered by CSA Z276);
l) liquid fuel distribution systems;
m) loading/unloading facilities for tankers or barges;
n) refuelling facilities; and
o) hydrocarbon storage in underground formations and associated equipment (covered by CSA Z341).
This Standard is intended to establish essential requirements and minimum standards for the design, construction, and operation of oil and gas industry pipeline systems. This Standard is not a design handbook, and the exercise of competent engineering judgement is a necessary requirement to be employed concurrently with its use.
The requirements of this Standard are applicable to the operation, maintenance, and upgrading of existing installations; however, it is not intended that such requirements be applied retroactively to existing installations insofar as design, construction, and established operating pressures are concerned.
Unless otherwise stated, to determine conformance with the specified requirements, it is intended that observed or calculated values be rounded to the nearest unit in the last right-hand place of figures used in expressing the limiting value, in accordance with the rounding method of ASTM E 29.
Where any requirements of this Standard are at variance with the requirements of other publications incorporated by reference into this Standard, it is intended that the requirements of this Standard govern.
It is not the intent of this Standard to prevent the development of new equipment or practices, or to prescribe how such innovations should be handled.
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; "shall be permissible", "is permissible", or "is permitted" is used to express that which is permitted; and "may" or "might" is used to express a possibility. 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 tables and figures and may be written as requirements. Legends to equations and figures are considered requirements.