Recent pipeline failures in the U.S. and Canada have prompted increased attention from Congress, regulatory agencies, the media, and the population at large. Causes of such failures include splitting along the longitudinal electric resistance weld seam, cracking of full encirclement repair sleeve welds, corrosion, mechanical damage, etc. In light of these concerns about petroleum transportation operations, Amoco Corporation has issued specifications for line pipe which exceed minimum standards as set forth in API 5L. These specifications are outlined in this article. They cover pipe manufacturing, chemical requirements to improve pipe toughness, additional testing for mechanical properties, hydrostatic and additional nondestructive testing, and dimension requirements.

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    PennWell Publishing Company

    1421 South Sheridan, P.O. Box 1260
    Tulsa, OK  United States  74101
  • Authors:
    • Mucek, M W
  • Publication Date: 1990-6-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 45-47
  • Serial:
    • Oil and Gas Journal
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 24
    • Publisher: PennWell Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0030-1388

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM