Spoolable Reinforced Plastic Line Pipe

Publication Date:1 March 2016
Page Count:64


This specification provides requirements for the manufacture and qualification of spoolable reinforced plastic line pipe in oilfield and energy applications including transport of multiphase fluids, hydrocarbon gases, hydrocarbon liquids, oilfield production chemicals, and nonpotable water. Also included are performance requirements for materials, pipe, and fittings.

These products consist of a liner with helically wrapped steel or nonmetallic reinforcing elements and an outer cover. The helical reinforcing elements shall be a single material. Additional nonhelical reinforcing elements are acceptable. The spoolable reinforced line pipe under this specification is capable of being spooled for storage, transport and installation. For offshore use, additional requirements may apply and are not within the scope of this document.

This specification is confined to pipe and end-fittings and couplings and does not relate to other system components and appurtenances. Where other system components (e.g. elbows, tees, valves) are of conventional construction they will be governed by other applicable codes and practices.

Application of the API Monogram

If the product is manufactured at a facility licensed by API and it is intended to be supplied bearing the API Monogram, the requirements of Annex A apply.

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