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SPECIFICATION API 5L - LINE PIPES PLAIN END LINE PIPE

DIMENSION AND TEST PRESSURES

Nom.
Bore
Inch

Designatio Outside
Wall
n
Diameter Thickness Plain End Weight
Grade
A 25
Inch
Inch
ib/f

Test
pressure
PSI min
Grade
A

TOLERANCES
(a) Thicness
2.875 in. OD and smaller + 20.0-12.5%
For pipe 31/2 in OD
+ 18.0-12.5%

1/2

STD
XS

0.109
0.840 0.147

0.85
1.09

700
850

700
850

For pipe 4 in OD
+ 15.0-12.5%
through 6.5/8 in OD incl. Incl.

3/4

STD
XS

0.113
1.050 0.154

1.13
1.47

700
850

700
850

STD
1 XS

0.133
1.315 0.179

1.68
2.17

700
850

700
850

(b) Weight
Single length, standard
weight, regular weight and
extra strong
+ 10.0-3.5%
spl. Plain-end pipe
+ 10.0-5.0%
carloads lts min.

40,000 lb.

1 1/4
1 1/2

-1.75%

STD
STD

2 STD
XS

1.680
1.900

0.140
0.145

2.27
2.72

1200
1200

1000
1000

0.083
0.109
0.125
0.141
0.154
0.172
0.188
0.218

2.03
2.64
3.00
3.36
3.65
4.05
4.39
5.02

1260
2300
2500
2500
2500

600
800
1000
1000
1000
1000
1200
1300

2.7/8

0.083
0.109
0.125
0.141
0.156
0.172
0.188
0.203
0.216

2.47
3.22
3.67
4.12
4.53
4.97
5.40
5.79
6.13

1040
1950
2150
2350
2500
2500

600
900
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1100

3.1/2

0.083
0.109
0.125
0.141
0.156
0.172
0.188
0.216

3.03
3.95
4.51
5.06
5.57
6.11
6.65
7.58

850
1290
1600
1770
1930
2220

600
800
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000
1000

4.1/2

0.083
0.109
0.125
0.141
0.156
0.172
0.188
0.203
0 .219
0.237
0.250

3.92
5.11
584
6.56
7.24
7.95
8.66
9.32
10.01
10.79
11.35

660
870
1000
1130
1250
1380
1500
1620
1750
1900
2000

800
1000
1200
1000
1200
0

2.3/8
2.3/8

FORMULAE

(I) Weight of
Steel Tubes
M = (D-t) t*0246615 kg/m
M = (D-t) t*10.6814 ib/ft
where :
M = Mass by unit of length
D = Mean outside diameter
t = Mean wall thickness

(ii) Test pressure for pipes as per I.S. 1239


and B.S. 1387 Pipes 50kg/cm2
(iii) Test pressure for plain endede pie 2/3
Test pressure

(iv) Water head pressure


Height . Water Density ibs/ft2
Height . Water Density I.e. ibs/inch2)
144
where water density is 62.4

2 1/2

STD

3 STD

4 STD