Materials System Specification

01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe, Class C Materials and Corrosion Control Standards Committee Members
Anezi, Mohammed Ali, Chairman Rumaih, Abdullah Mohammad, Vice Chairman Burgess, Brian Wayne Cruz, Czar Ivan Tecson Lobley, Graham Russel Niemeyer, Dennis Charles Moore, Mark Andrew Rao, Sanyasi Nasri, Nadhir Ibrahim Tems, Robin Douglas Kermad, Abdelhak Buraiki, Iyad Abdulrazzak Omari, Ahmad Saleh Nuaim, Tareq Abdulaziz Mehdi, Mauyed Sahib Stark, Gregory Dalton Abdul Hadi, Abdul Latif Ibrahim Mugbel, Wajdi Mohammad

3 July 2007

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards
Table of Contents Scope………………........................................ 2 Normative References.......................…......... 2 Definitions.........................................….......... 4 Classification and Designation...................…. 4 Information to be Supplied by the Purchaser.................................... 4 6 Manufacturing................................................ 4 7 Requirements................................................ 7 8 Inspection.....................................……......... 9 9 Marking of the Pipes………………............... 14 10 Coating for Temporary Protection................ 15 Annex B - Manufacturing Procedure Qualification......................................... 16 Annex D - Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)......... 21
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Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010

01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe, Class C

Introduction Conflicts and Deviations 1) Any conflicts between this Specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedures (SAEPs), Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards (SAESs), Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs), Saudi Aramco Standard Drawings (SASDs), or industry standards, codes, and forms shall be resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative through the Manager, Consulting Services Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. Direct all requests to deviate from this Specification in writing to the Company or Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302 and forward such requests to the Manager, Consulting Services Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

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The following paragraph numbers refer to International Standard ISO 3183-3, which is a part of this specification. The text in each paragraph below is an addition to ISO 3183-3 unless it is noted as a modification. ISO 3183-3 paragraphs that are not listed below are adopted without modification. 1 Scope [Modification] This Specification only applies to high frequency welded pipe, outside diameter 114.3 mm (NPS 4) and larger, for use in Saudi Aramco Requirement Class C service (as defined in SAES-L-136). All pipe produced to this specification must be suitable for wet, sour service and meet 01-SAMSS-022 Class IV fracture toughness requirements. Unless stated to the contrary in the purchase requisition and the purchase order, pipe manufactured to this specification must be suitable for external coating with fusion bonded epoxy at a later date by the Purchaser. If the pipe will be internally coated, it shall be so stated in the purchase requisition and the purchase order. 2 Normative References The following additional references apply to the implementation of this specification: 2.1 Saudi Aramco References Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure SAEP-302 Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirement Pipe Selection and Restrictions Sour, Wet Service Line Pipe
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Saudi Aramco Engineering Standard SAES-L-136 01-SAMSS-016 Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications

Class B Pipe: High Frequency Welded Steel Line Pipe. Class C 01-SAMSS-022 01-SAMSS-024 01-SAMSS-332 Form 175-010400 2. and Forgings Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries – Steel Pipe for Pipelines – Technical Delivery Conditions – Part 3: Pipes of Requirement Class C Metallic Materials – Bend Test Corrosion of Metals and Alloys – Stress Corrosion Testing – Part 2: Preparation and Use of BentBeam Specimens Electric Resistance and Induction Welded Tubes for Pressure Purposes – Ultrasonic Testing of the Weld Seam for the Detection of Longitudinal Imperfections Steel and Steel Products – Inspection Documents Page 3 of 21 American Society for Nondestructive Testing.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. American Society for Testing and Materials ASTM D1141 ASTM E112 ASTM E381 International Standardization Organization ISO 3183-3 ISO 7438 ISO 7539-2 ISO 9764 ISO 10474 . NPS 4 and Larger Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements Specification for Line Pipe Recommended Practice for Personnel Qualification and Certification Standard for Qualification and Certification of Nondestructive Testing Personnel Standard Practice for the Preparation of Substitute Ocean Water Estimating the Average Grain Size of Metals Standard Method for Macroetch Testing Steel Bars. Blooms.2 Industry Codes and Standards American Petroleum Institute API SPEC 5L ASNT SNT-TC-1A ASNT CP-189 Fracture Control Testing Procedures for Line Pipe Pipe Handling and Nesting High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. Class C. Inc. Billets.

Fig. Page 4 of 21 . PR-15-9306 3 Definitions 3.4. and feedback regulation of welding heat input and weld seam heat treating variables (voltage. Inc. temperature) with alarm and automatic pipe marking for conditions exceeding the qualified process limits (See Annex B. Applicable Saudi Aramco Material System Specifications (SAMSS) If pipe must be suitable for internal coating it shall be so stated in the purchase order. before being technically qualified to be awarded an order. squeeze roll force or another variable directly related to variations in distortion angle (see Figure 9a and 9b) shall be monitored and recorded and used for feedback regulation. The required impact energy value is specified in the purchase order. shall: 1) submit at least one complete qualified Manufacturing Procedure (see Annex B) with all test results and supporting documents for approval. hereby defined as continuous monitoring. 4 5 Classification and Designation [No Modifications] Information to be Supplied by the Purchaser 5.prci.2. Catalog L51775. CEPC shall be a minimum of Level 3. (www. Other information • • 6 Manufacturing 6. Class C ISO 11484 Steel Tubes for Pressure Purposes – Qualification and Certification of Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Personnel Seamless and Welded Steel Tubes for Pressure Purposes – Ultrasonic Testing of Tube Ends for the Detection of Laminar Imperfections Susceptibility of Modern ERW Pipe to Selective Weld Seam Corrosion in Wet Environments. line speed. Level 3 For the purpose of this specification. In addition.2 Impact requirements are per 01-SAMSS-022 Class IV.1 6. recording.1 General A manufacturer not previously qualified to bid on this specification.8 Continuous Electronic Process Control (CEPC).Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. current.com) ISO 11496 Pipeline Research Council International.1 Mandatory information [modification] f) 5.1. 10).

4. 3) Track Record. In these cases. The report shall also include all of the results for tests required in 8.6. The report shall include a summary of pipe quality control tests and details relevant to any rejects. Class C 2) after submission of a manufacturing procedure.2 NDT personnel shall be qualified to ISO 11484 Level 2 or ASNT SNT-TC1A Level 2. Major deviations from this specification require approval of a waiver.3. (See Annex B) A procedure must be qualified and approved for each set of essential variables.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. (See B.2.1 and B. The audit criteria shall be defined by the Saudi Aramco Consulting Services Department/Materials Engineering & Corrosion Control Division. 8.8. the Manufacturing Procedure Qualification. formal waivers are not required. and the Track Record submittals.7 and 8. but intended exceptions and Saudi Aramco approval must be in writing. submit documentation of a successful process control track record as described below.1. sour service.2.3.3. 6. or equivalent production for other major oil companies of high quality pipe for severe wet. On orders subsequent to the initial qualification.2. The primary Level 3 employee shall be certified in accordance with ASNT CP-189. Page 5 of 21 . Minor exceptions to this specification may be addressed in the Manufacturing Procedure approval process (Annex B). including quality control and process control records.2. Conflicts and Deviations. who shall accept or reject the mill based upon the audit. the associated metal flow factor (distortion angle ÷ girth reduction at squeeze roll per Annex B. the manufacturer shall submit a Postproduction Process Control Report to the Saudi Aramco Consulting Services Department/Materials Engineering & Corrosion Control Division.4. Candidate manufacturer shall submit documentation.2. submit to an ERW Pipe Mill Evaluation of the specific plant that will produce the pipe. At least two different pipe diameters shall be represented in the production records. For each metal distortion angle measurement. 8. This report shall be in electronic spreadsheet format (email submittal is acceptable).4.b) and heat input factor shall be reported. The quality system shall be subject to approval by Saudi Aramco Inspection Department/Vendor Inspection Division when the manufacturer is surveyed for consideration as a qualified supplier and the quality system shall be assessed periodically thereafter.2. At the conclusion of production.000 feet of pipe manufactured to 01-SAMSS332. See Introduction.). of successful production on a total of 200. the specific manufacturing procedure shall be qualified for that job.

Slit slabs or strip shall not be used unless the Manufacturing Procedure documents that the strip is capable of meeting the C2. Pipe manufacturing This specification applies to HFW pipe only. See also paragraph 7. 2. R2. CEPC. load cell readings. Slit strip shall also be capable of passing sour service testing in accordance with 01-SAMSS-016 using Solution A.2. verify maintenance within process limits by Continuous Electronic Process Control (CEPC).3 6.2. The welding process shall also be qualified prior to production.4.7. Metal distortion flow angle shall also be verified metallographically in accordance with 8.8): For every pipe length. shall be used to control the ID heat treat width and centering.3.2 and Appendix F. SPC. Qualify the process limits in accordance with Annex B.1. For all pipe produced to this specification. flattening tests. etc. as described in 01-SAMSS-332. Level 3 shall also be employed for the weld seam heat treatment temperature control. hardness. CEPC shall immediately identify and segregate for rejection individual pipe lengths whose qualified process limits have been exceeded. in accordance with this specification. Class C 6.2 6.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. or an equivalent procedure approved by Saudi Aramco.2. Page 6 of 21 . [modification] Process Control [addition] Verifiable control of process variables is required for all pipe produced. [modification] Strip shall be rolled from continuously cast slabs that are no less than 150 mm in thickness as cast. Automatic seam tracking/position control shall be used for the heat treatment and NDT stages. paragraph 8. anneal width.8. S2 rating after macroetching with ammonium persulfate in accordance with ASTM E381.2. During production. the strip edges shall be milled or machined before welding. 6. Commentary Note: The postproduction report shall include complete production test data such as SPC charts.2.2. Level 3 (See 3.3. Basic process control requirements for welding are: 1.3 Steelmaking The steels shall be treated by calcium addition for sulfide inclusion shape control. welding heat input shall be continuously monitored and shown to be within the qualified process limits (See Figure 10) by electronic data acquisition.1 6.2 6. 3.3.2.3 A postproduction report shall be submitted to the Company or Buyer Representative demonstrating adequate process control during the entire production run for the purchase order.3.

such as full body heat treatment or multiple in-line heat treatments. does not fluctuate significantly.3) and the Process Limits (B.40 0. The mill must demonstrate. Note (a) applies. and maintain adequate welding power control.2.4 Delivery condition [modification] The full width and thickness of the weld seam shall be heat treated after welding so that the weld microstructure and hardness requirements in Paragraph 8.2. and 9 are not applicable. Modifies Table 4 Note d.20 0. Class C 4. 7.015 0. the source strip shall meet the minimum specified yield and tensile requirements. sets of six specimens shall be tested instead of the usual sets of three specimens.2 are met. Modifies Table 4 Note d.2.08 0.12 See 01-SAMSS-016.7 to 3. For the weld area impact tests required to qualify the Manufacturing Procedure (B.30 1. Table 4 applies as modified below: Element Carbon Silicon Manganese Sulfur Phosphorus Copper Calcium Ca/S Nb+V+Ti Maximum % 0.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe.3. Notes Table 4. Modifies Table 4 Note h. except that frequency of testing and sampling conditions shall be per ISO 3183-3 (See Table 19). sets of three specimens shall be used. Page 7 of 21 .005 0. 8.0 0. is desirable and may be necessary in order to meet the acceptance criteria in 8. 7 Requirements 7. For the impact tests during pipe production.3.3 7. Commentary Note: Advanced weld seam heat treatment capability. 7.3.002 0. Fracture control testing shall be in accordance with 01-SAMSS-022 Class IV.1 Mechanical and technological properties General requirements [modification] If pipe is cold expanded or cold reduced. Qualification of welding conditions shall verify that the primary power line voltage to the mill. assure. In all cases. Note (a) applies.8. Table 4.2 7. Tables 6. and within the mill.2 Chemical composition [modification] Product Analysis – For all orders.2.4).8. 6.

5.2 7.3. The test method shall be that described in Section 2 of the PRCI Final Report for PR-15-9306 "Susceptibility of Modern ERW Pipe to Selective Weld Seam Corrosion in Wet Environments.3. [modification] The results of the tests at 0.2. Page 8 of 21 .3.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. The specimen shall not break and no cracks shall be visible at 10X magnification.3. 7. the specimen shall be stressed to more than actual yield strength. Macroetching of specimens shall be used to insure accurate placement of the V-notch at the seam." (See www.prci. Acceptance criteria for HIC resistance shall be in accordance with 01-SAMSS-016.10) shall be described and reported pass/fail.3 Special requirements for grooving corrosion resistance. original surface d2 d1 a Figure 8 GF = d1/d2 = 1 + a/d2 Commentary Note: Figures 1 through Figure 7 are in the base specification.80 of actual yield strength and all three specimens must pass: After removal from the solution.90 of actual yield strength (See 8.2. ISO 3183-3. Class C the average absorbed energy shall not be less than the value specified in the purchase order for the pipe body. but for information only. The lowest individual reading shall not be lower than 75% of the specified value and shall not be lower than 40 J.1 7.com) The test environment shall be room temperature synthetic seawater (ASTM D1141) in equilibrium with 30 psia CO2.3 Special requirements for sour service. A test for grooving corrosion resistance shall be performed as part of the manufacturing procedure qualification (See Annex B).3.2. 7. The following acceptance criteria shall be applied to the specimens tested at 0. The acceptance criterion is that the grooving factor GF (weldline corrosion/general corrosion. see Figure 8) shall not exceed 1.

lacquer.6.3. with the root of the weld in tension.4 7.3. shall be used.2 8.2. tape.3. The certificates/data to be provided are of the ISO 10474 Type 3. If the pipe is identified in the Purchase Order as being intended for subsequent internal coating. the maximum length of any individual pipe is 12. Full size specimens (10 mm x 10 mm) shall be used whenever possible and the pipe sample may be flattened before machining to obtain as close as possible to a full size specimen. 1) 2) 3) No pipe lengths less than 10. imperfections and defects The pipe external surface and the internal surface. and varnish.2. 7. and tolerances Length Random length group "r2" shall be delivered except as specified below or otherwise specified in the Purchase Order.2 8. one flattening test (weld at 3 o'clock) per 8. 8. Page 9 of 21 . and other conditions that would impair coating.5 Surface conditions. 8. oil. obtainable by flattening or use of tapered ends. Subsize specimens shall only be allowed when the pipe wall thickness is insufficient to provide full size specimens.2.1 and Annex B. shall be free of scabs.2. Pipe lengths less than 11. including.6. grease. slivers. seams.B and shall be reported in the English language.1 Dimensions. 8 Inspection 8.2.0 m will be accepted.8 m. masses.3 In addition. shall be substituted for each flattening test with weld at 12 o'clock that is required by 8.4.6 7.6.1 Types of inspection and inspection documents Saudi Aramco Form 175-010400 specifies the inspection and testing requirements. Class C 7.4 Selection and preparation of samples and test pieces Charpy V-notch impact test pieces [modification] 01-SAMSS-022 applies.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe.2.3.2.4.3.6 shall be performed on specimens from the middle pipe of each coil.2. but not limited to. In these cases the largest possible subsize specimens.1 Specific inspection and testing Type and frequency of tests A semi-guided root bend test per 8. if it is to be internally coated.1. laps.6 m can not exceed 2% of the total line item quantity.7 and one root bend test per 8.

2.7. 4.3.2. Mandrel Diameter (D) Pipe Sample Figure 6-B 8.4 0. Class C 8.2 Flattening test [modification] In the first step of the flattening test.5 . or I.6 Bend test [modification] An ISO 7438 Para.2.2.D.1 (bending device with supports and a mandrel) bend test shall be applicable to HFW weld samples as described in 8.3 0.D. for example 5T for Grade X60 (L415).8 Macrographic and metallographic examinations Page 10 of 21 H/D 0.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. 8. and continue flattening to report the height when a weld opening does occur or until opposite walls of the pipe meet: D/t >48 35-48 <35 where D = specified outside diameter t = specified wall thickness H = distance between flattening plates All values in the same unit.3. Fractures or cracks caused by weld defects shall be cause for rejection of the representative coil and shall not be discarded and retested. The mandrel diameter shall be as specified in ISO 3183-3 Table 5. no weld opening shall occur when the pipe is flattened as follows.2.3. The test may be performed on the test pieces depicted in ISO 3183-3 Figure 6 or the test may be performed on a full ring of pipe as shown below in Figure 6-B. face shall be done. The full wall thickness is tested – no machining of the O.7 8.1.3.

2. A balanced uniform forged structure shall be present as depicted in Figure 9a and 9b. w. Class C 8.4. as measured with respect to the pipe wall centerline (B1 & B2). Figure 10). The distortion angle Θ of the metal flow due to squeeze roll forging pressure must be within the qualified limits (Annex B. with a tolerance of ± 3% of the wall thickness. the metal distortion angles Θ . During qualification and production of a particular line item (same grade. The metal distortion angle shall be determined (four locations) near a position equivalent to one-fourth wall thickness (¼ x wt) and three-fourths wall thickness (¾ x wt) from the O.3. Item f). perpendicular to the fusion line.312 in. squeeze roll load) that is being monitored and recorded as part of the CEPC Level 3 process. the OD and ID distortion angles shall always be measured at the same distance (L) from the fusion centerline.) and ± 10° for pipe with wall thicknesses equal to or less than 7.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. The location of L for angle measurement shall be at the outer region of the welding heat tint zone. e). The distance LOD for the OD angles ΘOD may be Page 11 of 21 d) e) f) . See Figure 9a and 9b. at least one transverse specimen of the weld area shall be polished to metallographic quality and shall be etched to provide grain boundary contrast.D. c).312 in. as established during qualification for average OD and ID metal distortion angles.t. b).). Weld seam grain size shall not exceed parent metal grain size by more than one ASTM grain-size unit. Preparation: For each pipe tested. a) b) c) The normalized zone shall extend through the wall and completely overlap the original weld line. At least one pipe from each cast (heat) shall be tested.e. d). O. The grain sizes of the weld seam area and the parent metal shall be determined per ASTM E112.2 Weld microstructure and hardness tests Frequency: One test per 50 lengths for items a).9 mm (0. shall be measured metallographically at least three times per shift and correlated with the distortion angle parameter (i. below and the microhardness tests. Acceptance criteria: Using a metallurgical microscope or metallograph... the transverse specimen shall be examined at a magnification sufficient to easily measure grain size per ASTM E112.D.8. The weld seam microstructure shall contain no untempered martensite or bainite and no inclusions at the fusion line.). surface on both sides of the weld seam. Fusion line must be perpendicular with the pipe surfaces to within ± 5° (A) for any pipe wall greater than 7.9 mm (0.

Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. Page 12 of 21 . Some methods that have proven successful individually or in combination include: 1) saturated picric acid etchant in distilled water. 9a) on OD side Angle of metal flow distortion on ID side Angle of fusion line measured from perpendicular to OD surface Pipe wall thickness Various techniques can be used for revealing and measuring metal flow distortion. Figure 9a Figure 9b B1 B2 A WT Note: Angle of metal flow distortion (Theta in fig. The same samples can be used for both the weld microstructure tests and the hardness tests. Hardness Tests Frequency and sample preparation for hardness tests shall be as described above. 3) use of an optical comparator or profile projector. Vickers hardness testers shall be used. Class C different from the distance LID for the ID angles ΘID. but each shall be identified in the qualification report. 2) taking specimens from a small pipe sample in which the seam has not been heat treated.

2.3. Class C Hardness traverses shall be made 1. Sulfide stress cracking (SSC) test Three samples shall be tested and all three shall meet the acceptance criterion in 7.3 for the acceptance criteria. The deflection is calculated according to the equation: D= where π (d . 8.3.10 apply except that three samples shall be tested at 0.D.t) (d . See 7. and one indentation in the parent metal outside of the normalized zone on each side of the weld.) For each traverse. The maximum hardness measured shall not exceed 240 HV (Vickers Hardness using a 10 kg load) and the average hardness of the middle three I. See 7. measurements shall be at least 5 HV lower than the average hardness of the corresponding three O.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe.9 8.3 for the acceptance criteria.D.3.3.D. Each traverse shall consist of at least the following: one indentation in the center of the weld area.3. one indentation located not more than 1.90 of the actual measured yield strength.10 Hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC) test [modification] Testing for HIC resistance shall be in accordance with 01-SAMSS-016. Three samples shall be tested at 0. measurements as shown by a statistical t-test of data from two samples with unequal variances for a 95% confidence level.D.2.2.2t) S 4Et D = deflection across bolt holes t = specimen thickness d = specimen outer diameter S = desired inner fiber stress E = modulus of elasticity Method 2: Method 2 is the four point bend test per ISO 7539-2 with machined specimens. Page 13 of 21 . The standard requirements in ISO 3183-3 Paragraph 8.5 mm from the I. Method 1: Method 1 is the TM0177-96 Method C test (C-ring) with the I. surface placed in tension.5 mm ± 0.0 mm on each side of the central indentation.80 of the actual measured yield strength and three samples shall be tested at 0. Either Method 1 or Method 2 below may be used. (Total of 5 indentations in each traverse. Test solution A shall be used.80 of the actual measured yield strength and three samples shall be tested at 0. surfaces and at the mid-wall.D.2.2. and O.3.90 of the actual measured yield strength.3.2. the middle three measurements should be in the normalized zone and encompass the weld seam.

12.2.2. 3183-3" shall be used in place of "Spec. 8.8.3. Any pipe whose seam is not in the upper quadrant during pressure testing shall be re-tested. The grade number shall first be that from API SPEC 5L followed by the equivalent grade. in parenthesis.13 9 The lighting in the hydrostatic test area and the area for visual examination shall provide a minimum illumination of 500 lux.3 Hardness surveys may be as specified in 8. Paint stencil marks with white alkyd enamel or equivalent. Any failing or leaking pipes shall be rejected and the cause investigated and corrective actions documented. but shall be calculated so that a stress of 100% SMYS is reached. For pipe purchased for which there is no assigned SAMS 9CAT stock number.3. Each pipe shall be marked with the Saudi Aramco Material System (SAMS) Catalog designated stock number (SAP 9CAT number). from ISO 3183-2. The size of the lettering shall be commensurate with the diameter of the pipe. note that if the hydrostatic seal is on the end face of the pipe by means of a ram. If the manufacturing procedure qualification demonstrates plastic deformation in the pipe.2. 2. the pressure may be reduced enough to prevent deformation.11 8.2. 5L" and the symbol "ERW" shall be substituted for the symbol "E" as the Process of Manufacture.3. Method B in ISO 3183-3 Para.2 b) provides for appropriate end load compensation. for leaks that may not register an obvious pressure drop on the test gauge. Each pipe shall be marked with the port designation as well as the Purchase Order number and item number. but in no case less than 21 mm in height for API standard markings and 13 mm in height for shipping markings.11.3.2. from a safe location.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. 8.2. At least one inspection observer shall be present during pressurizing to observe the weld seam. Example: Saudi Aramco/Dammam Saudi Aramco D-518-01-3000/Item No. Also. The marking "Spec. Class C 8.2 above [modification] 8.3. [modification] Marking of the Pipes [Modification] Marking of pipes shall be in accordance with API SPEC 5L (2004) Section 10 with the additional requirements listed below. 8.3.2.2.12.3.12 Hardness test Hydrostatic test The seam shall be positioned in the upper quadrant (approximately 12:00 o'clock) prior to the application of pressure.12." Page 14 of 21 .1 The hydrostatic test pressure shall be calculated in accordance with 8.2.3. the pipe shall be marked "01-SAMSS-333.

and reissued with minor changes. Reaffirmed the contents of the document. 30 March 2005 3 July 2007 Page 15 of 21 . Class C 10 Coating for Temporary Protection Pipe shall be supplied without mill coating unless specified otherwise in the Purchase Order. Editorial revision to delete Section 11.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. Varnish coating of the markings is acceptable provided that the varnish is hard drying with a maximum dry film thickness of 0. Revision Summary Revised the "Next Planned Update".050 mm.

the pipe making equipment should be described with particular attention to Page 16 of 21 . of the slab from which the strip was rolled and the method for controlling segregation during casting. and the strip mill.4) must be requalified.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. but the essential manufacturing variables are unchanged. B. manufacturer shall identify the primary steel producer. In this case. then only the welding conditions (Annex B. the submittal should be in the form of a Manufacturing Procedure Specification with simplified B. The Manufacturing Procedure shall be qualified prior to start of main production and submitted no later than five days after start of main production. and shall state the thickness.3.9 mm (NPS 12) 6 mm to 11 mm Over 11 mm Wall thickness group Strip coils from same steelmaker/specification/grade. If the essential welding variables (Annex B. The manufacturer may use a previously qualified Manufacturing Procedure if the new product falls within a set of previously qualified essential variable groups listed below. and B. The manufacturing procedure shall be requalified any time there is a change in the essential variables. the reroller.1 Introductory Note (modified) All pipe must be manufactured using a qualified Manufacturing Procedure that has been approved by Saudi Aramco Consulting Services Department/Materials Engineering & Corrosion Control Division (ME&CCD). Class C Annex B – Manufacturing Procedure Qualification B.2 information and without the detailed supporting test data that was previously submitted.9 mm (NPS 12) Over 323.4) change.2 requirements. if applicable. In addition to the list of required information. plus evidence that the pipe was manufactured within the limits of the Manufacturing Procedure. and split width if applicable. Final acceptance of pipe is contingent upon successful qualification of a procedure and approval by ME&CCD. Fax or email submittals are acceptable. Essential manufacturing variables: a) b) Pipe grade Outside diameter group 1) 2) c) 1) 2) d) Up to and including 323.2 Characteristics of the Manufacturing Process In addition to all of the base specification Annex B. Procedure submittals include B.2.4 requirements. B.

B. Essential welding variables: a. Results of grooving corrosion tests. automatic seam tracking.4). d. Results of 01-SAMSS-016 HIC tests.3.1.c. c. Commentary Note: Advanced weld seam heat treatment capability.1. either a) the last order.4 Qualification of Process Limits 1. However.4.1) the submittal may be based upon Annex B.3 and B. Pipe grade Nominal diameter Specified wall thickness ± 1. Results of 01-SAMSS-022 impact tests.2. Class C equipment and processes that may not meet the intent of this specification. such as full body heat treatment or multiple in-line heat treatments. For the purpose of the first-time qualification only (Para. Postproduction Process Control Report (see 6.0 mm Operation within qualified process limits (Figure 10) Page 17 of 21 b) c) d) e) f) g) h) i) B. B.3 Manufacturing Procedure Qualification Tests Manufacturing procedure qualification test results to be submitted include: a) All tests required in Section 8 of ISO 3183-3 and this specification. 6.1.4. A complete series of tests shall be performed on at least one pipe from each coil described in B. Qualification of process limits (welding qualification) as specified in Annex B.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. or preferably b) the last order with the same essential welding variables (see Annex B. Completely describe the strip edge milling. . and the mill's own process control procedures. attached. Results of sulfide stress cracking tests. and weld seam heat treatment process and equipment.1) for a previous order. If multiple welding lines will be used for production the same requirements shall apply to each pipe manufacturing line. b. the quantity and quality of the information submitted must be sufficient to confirm compliance with the intent of this specification. mill historical production data. Complete description of Continuous Electronic Process Control. the specific qualification tests required by Annex B.4 shall be performed prior to start of main production. is desirable. If a purchase order is awarded on this basis.

current. g. iii.3. and depicted in Figure 10. or chosen arbitrarily.2.3. or calculate. the maximum and minimum limits for each and construct the preliminary process limits (see Figure 10).Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe.2. or calculated. Evaluate each sample for compliance with 7. Produce at least one coil at the nominal welding conditions and one coil at each of the chosen maximum and minimum limit points. one additional pipe from coil A and remove at least 10 samples. 8.3. c. a. at random. f.2. d. iv. middle. If necessary continue adjustments until the desired limits of the process have been identified. Page 18 of 21 .2. temperature.4. Contact tip/roller alloy composition (HFERW only) Induction coil configuration (HFI only) Impeder configuration (HFI only) Heat Input Factor (function of wall thickness.8 (metallographic examination). at least one meter apart. Process variables: Qualification Steps b.3. Choose. ii.2. Sample each coil at the front. adjust the variable settings accordingly and produce another coil. a. determined in B.b above. or other appropriate devices. i.3. and end.f. and line speed) Metal Flow Factor (distortion angle ÷ girth reduction at squeeze roll) Seam annealing power (related to temperature) Seam anneal width at I.D. Class C e.8. From the nominal settings for voltage. Note: the boundary limits may be based on experience (such as data from a previous order). voltage.1 and 8.3. If any set of specimens fails to meet the requirements above.3. current. c.7 (flattening test) and 8. 3. b. for metallographic tests in accordance with 8. line speed. 2.3 (impact tests of weld samples only).2.6 (bend test). and metal flow factor (distortion angle ÷ girth reduction) identify. surface Install chart recorders. for electronic data acquisition to monitor and control the process variables listed above. 8.

If SQID > 3. and SAID) are defined as approximations of the true process means and standard deviations and shall appear in the qualification report. X-barAID. Perform the following calculations with the measurements made in 8. c) d) e) 5. This calculated value is defined as X-barQOD. requalification shall be required after significant process improvement. This calculated value is defined as SQOD. If SAOD or SAID are greater than SQOD or SQID. a) b) Determine the average overall metal distortion angle for all OD angles combined. respectively. Determine the standard deviation for all OD angles combined. The final process capability curve (Figure 10) represents the qualified process limits for the Manufacturing Procedure and combination of Page 19 of 21 . the process must be requalified after process improvements have been made. Class C Figure 10 4. Determine. This calculated value is defined as SQID.0 the process must be requalified after process improvements have been made.0. These values (X-barAOD. for the additional single pipe from coil A. Determine the average overall metal distortion angle for all ID angles combined. Determine the standard deviation for all ID angles combined.2.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe.f for all five test coils. If SQOD > 3.2.3.8. the average OD and ID angles with their associated standard deviations. This calculated value is defined as X-barQID. SAOD.

For all pipe manufactured.c above. and any pipe produced outside this qualified boundary must be either rejected or held for further evaluation. Any coil that does not pass all of the tests shall be rejected.4. The pipe used for qualification may be included in the production order provided that each coil is sampled and tested as described in B.3. the CEPC system shall control process variables within the area bounded in Figure 10 in accordance with 6. 6.3. Any operation shown to be outside of the Qualified Process Limits will require evaluation by CSD or requalification.3.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe. Class C essential welding variables. Page 20 of 21 .

magnetic particle.4 Laminar imperfections at the pipe ends Verification shall be carried out in accordance with ISO 11496. D.Document Responsibility: Materials and Corrosion Control Issue Date: 3 July 2007 Next Planned Update: 1 April 2010 01-SAMSS-333 High Frequency Welded Line Pipe.4 NDT of HFW pipe D.4.4. the choice of inspection techniques is at the mill's option. Also. Means shall be provided to mark the pipe when the ultrasonic inspection equipment indicates an imperfection is present so that defective areas can be identified. Inspection may be on the flat form prior to welding or full-body inspection after welding.2 D. No laminations or cracklike indications extending into the face of the bevel are acceptable. the pipe shall be cut back to remove such defects.2 General NDT requirements and acceptance criteria D. D. at the discretion of the manufacturer. Page 21 of 21 . or shear wave ultrasonic inspection.2. Laminar imperfections in the pipe body Verification of compliance shall be carried out. If any defects are found at the pipe ends.2. the seam weld area of the bevels shall be examined by dye penetrant.2 Timing of NDT operations Ultrasonic examination of the weld seam shall be carried out after hydrostatic testing.3 Nondestructive testing of the weld seam Pipe shall be inspected to ISO 9764 acceptance level L2 (N5 notch). Class C Annex D – Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) D.

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