Recommended Practice for Flexible Pipe Ancillary Equipment, First Edition

Edition: 1st
American Petroleum Institute / 01-Mar-2013 / 275 pages

This RP provides guidelines for the design, materials selection, analysis, testing, manufacture, handling, transportation, installation and integrity management of flexible pipe ancillary equipment. It supplements API 17L1, which specifies minimum requirements for the design, material selection, manufacture, documentation, testing, marking and packaging of flexible pipe ancillary equipment.

This RP presents the current best practice for design and procurement of ancillary equipment, and gives guidance on the implementation of the specification for standard flexible pipe ancillary products. In addition, this RP presents guidelines on the qualification of prototype products.

The applicability relating to a specific item of ancillary equipment within this RP is stated at the beginning of the section dedicated to that item of ancillary equipment.

This RP applies to the following flexible pipe ancillary equipment:

  • bend stiffeners;
  • bend restrictors;
  • bellmouths;
  • buoyancy modules and ballast modules;
  • subsea buoys;
  • tethers for subsea buoys and tether clamps;
  • riser and tether bases;
  • clamping devices;
  • piggy-back clamps;
  • repair clamps;
  • I/J-tube seals;
  • pull-in heads/installation aids;
  • connectors;
  • load-transfer devices;
  • mechanical protection;
  • fire protection.

This document may be used for bonded flexible pipe ancillary equipment, though any requirements specific to these applications are not addressed.

Where relevant, the applicability of recommendations to umbilicals is indicated in the applicability section for the ancillary equipment in question.

This RP does not cover flexible pipe ancillary equipment beyond the connector, with the exception of riser bases and load-transfer devices. Therefore this document does not cover turret structures or I-tubes and J-tubes, for example. In addition, it does not cover flexible pipe storage devices, for example reels.

This RP is intended to cover ancillary equipment made from several material types, including metallic, polymer and composite materials. It may also refer to material types for particular ancillary components that are not commonly used for such components currently, but may be adopted in the future.

This RP applies to ancillary equipment used in association with the flexible pipe applications listed in Section 1 of API 17J:2008; API 17K:2005 and in API 17B.

Product Code(s): G17L201,G17L201

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API 650 & 653 SET

API Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage, 12th Edition / Tank Inspection, Repair, Alteration, and Reconstruction, 4th Edition (Includes Addendum 1 (2010) and Addendum 2 (2012)) Set

American Petroleum Institute / 2013 / 650 pages

API Std 650 establishes minimum requirements for material, design, fabrication, erection, and testing for vertical, cylindrical, aboveground, closed- and open-top, welded carbon or stainless steel storage tanks in various sizes and capacities for internal pressures approximating atmospheric pressure (internal pressures not exceeding the weight of the roof plates), but a higher internal pressure is permitted when additional requirements are met. This Standard applies only to tanks whose entire bottom is uniformly supported and to tanks in non-refrigerated service that have a maximum design temperature of 93°C (200°F) or less.

API Std 653 covers the inspection, repair, alteration, and reconstruction of steel aboveground storage tanks used in the petroleum and chemical industries. Provides the minimum requirements for maintaining the integrity of welded or riveted, nonrefrigerated, atmospheric pressure, aboveground storage tanks after they have been placed in service.

Product Code(s): C,C

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ATIS/ANSI 0300231.2013

Layer 1 In-Service Transmission Performance Monitoring

Alliance for Telecommunication Industry Solutions / 23-Jan-2013 / 28 pages

This standard provides performance monitoring (PM) functions and requirements applicable to Layer 1 transmission signals for the covered levels of the North American transmission hierarchy. This standard provides functional requirements to support maintenance and is not meant to be an equipment specification. This standard, and its subparts, supersedes and replaces ATIS-0300231.2003 (R2007)in its entirety.

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CAN/ULC S540-13

Standard for the Installation of Residential Fire Warning Systems

Edition: 2nd
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada / 2013

This Standard sets forth the minimum requirements for the design, installation, inspection, testing
and maintenance of residential fire warning systems for use within dwelling units and care
occupancies not requiring fire alarm systems conforming to CAN/ULC-S524, Installation of Fire Alarm
Systems. (See Appendix A, Explanatory Materials, Clause A1.1).

NOTE: This Standard is intended to apply to both required and voluntary residential fire warning
system installations. (See Appendix A, Explanatory Materials, Clause A1.1-Note)

This Standard specifies how such residential fire warning systems shall be installed to perform their
intended function. (See Appendix A, Explanatory Material, Clause A1.2.)
This Standard is not intended to specify the type and extent of residential fire warning systems.

The installation of fire detection and alarm devices not covered by the requirements in this Standard
shall be in accordance with good engineering practice and the manufacturer's published installation

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IEEE 1143-2012

IEEE Guide on Shielding Practice for Low Voltage Cables

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers / 04-Mar-2013 / 91 pages

Revision Standard – Active.
A concise overview of shielding options for various types of interference is discussed in this guide. Recommendations on shielding practices for low voltage cables are given. Suggestions on terminating and grounding methods are provided.

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Product Code(s): STD98114,STDPD98114

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IEEE C57.12.52-2012

IEEE Standard for Sealed Dry-Type Power Transformers, 501 kVA and Higher, Three-Phase, with High-Voltage 601 to 34500 Volts, Low-Voltage 208Y/120 to 4160 VoltsGeneral Requirements

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers / 01-Mar-2013 / 26 pages

New IEEE Standard – Active.
Characteristics relating to performance, limited electrical and mechanical interchangeability, and guidance to assist in the proper selection of sealed dry-type transformers are provided in this standard. Specific rating combinations are described in the range from 750 to 5000 kVA inclusive, with high-voltage 2400 to 34500 Volts inclusive and low-voltage 208Y/120 to 4160 Volts inclusive. Sealed dry-type power transformers filled with only dry air or nitrogen, at the time of filling, are considered. Other gases are not considered in this standard. This standard does not apply to other types of transformers, such as specialty, ventilated dry-type, pad-mounted dry-type, liquid immersed, instrument, regulating, furnace, mine, and rectifier transformers.

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Product Code(s): STD98117,STDPD98117

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DIN 83212-2

Swimming pools on sea going ships – Pool ladder – Part 2: Single components and testing

Deutsches Institut Fur Normung E.V. (German National Standard) / 01-Mar-2013 / 8 pages

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IEC 60519-10 Ed. 2.0 b:2013

Safety in electroheating installations – Part 10: Particular requirements for electrical resistance trace heating systems for industrial and commercial applications

Edition: 2.0
International Electrotechnical Commission / 22-Feb-2013 / 34 pages

IEC 60519-10:2013 provides safety requirements for electrical resistance trace heating systems used in industrial and commercial applications for piping, vessels, roofs, concrete slab heating and other similar applications. This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2005. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
– The structure has been amended and adjusted to IEC 60519-1:2010;
– References to IEC 62395-1 and IEC 62395-2 have been completed.

This publication is to be read in conjunction withIEC 60519-1:2010.


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ASTM Volume 06.04:2013

ASTM Book of Standards Volume 6.04: Paints, Related Coatings, and Aromatics: Paint – Solvents; Aromatic Hydrocarbons

ASTM International / 01-Mar-2013 / 754 pages

Published annually in March.

This volume contains 164 standards.

Under the heading of solvents, this volume features specifications that establish the standard property requirements for various solvents, including aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ketones, and esters. Accompanying the specifications are tests that define standard procedures for conducting physical and chemical tests on solvents and for determining solubility and miscibility. Others cover aromatic hydrocarbons and related chemicals, excluding those used as fuel or lubricants.

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Butyl (IIR) Rubber, Phosphate Ester Resistant, 65-75

SAE International / 21-Feb-2013

This specification covers a butyl (IIR) rubber in the form of sheet, strip, tubing, extrusions, and molded shapes.This product has been used typically for parts such as grommets requiring resistance to phosphate esters or low permeability to gases, but usage is not limited to such applications. Not suitable for use in contact with petroleum-base fluids due to excessive swell. AMS3238 is no longer valid for O-rings and other compression seals. For O-rings and other compression seals, the requirements of AMS7338 shall be met wherever AMS3238 is specified.

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