Onshore Pipeline Engineering
In United States, ASME B31 Pressure Piping Code is used to govern the design and construction of pressure piping. The ASME B31 Code for Pressure Piping consists of a number of individually published Sections, as follows:
The ASME B31 codes provide minimum requirements. They do not replace the competence and experience. The Owner, or the contractor, is expected to apply his or her knowledge to supplement the code requirements for a particular application.
The followings are some ASME B31 Codes as well as some other codes normally use it during onshore pipeline design and could also be used for fabrication, manufacturing, construction, testing, and commissioning.
|1||API 5L||Specification for Line Pipe: for the samless and welded steel pipes for use in pipeline transportation systems in the petroleum and natural gas industries. It includes the requirements for the manufacture of two product specification level (PSL1 and PSL2) API 5L is not applicable to cast pipe.|
|2||ASME B31.4||Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries: piping transporting hazardous products that are predominately liquid between facilities, production and storage fields, plants, and terminals, and within terminals and pumping, regulating, and metering stations associated with liquid pipeline systems.|
|3||ASME B31.8||Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems: piping transporting products that are predominately gas between sources and terminals, including compressor, regulating, and metering stations, and gas gathering pipelines|
|4||ASME B36.10||Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe|
|5||ASME B16.49||Factory-Made, Wrought Steel, Buttwelding Induction Bends for Transportation and Distribution Systems|
|6||API RP 1102||Steel Pipelines Crossing Railroads and Highways|
|7||API RP1104||Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities|
|8||NACE SP0169||Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems.|
|9||ISO 3183||Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries – Steel pipe for pipeline transportation systems.|