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STANDARDS COMMITTEE OF PETROLEOS MEXICANOS


AND SUBSIDIARIES
PEMEX REFINACIN
TECHNICAL STANDARDS SUBCOMMITTEE

PIPING SYSTEMS IN INDUSTRIAL PLANTS


DESIGN AND MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS
(This standard cancels and replaces NRF-032-PEMEX-2005 published on March 18, 2006, Specifications
P.2.0371.01, P.2.0370.01, K-101 and GPEI-IT-2001; GNT-SNP-T001-2003, GNT-SNP-T002-2003, GNTSNP-T003-2003 and GNT-SNP-T004-2004)

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This Reference Standard was approved by the Standards Committee of


Petrleos Mexicanos and Subsidiaries at Regular Meeting 87
held on May 24, 2012.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER

PAGE

0.

INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................ 4

1.

OBJECTIVE ....................................................................................................................... 5

2.

SCOPE ............................................................................................................................... 5

3.

FIELD OF APPLICATION .................................................................................................. 6

4.

UPDATING ......................................................................................................................... 6

5.

REFERENCES ................................................................................................................... 6

6.

DEFINITIONS ....................................................................................................................10

7.

SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS ..................................................................................13

8.

DEVELOPMENT................................................................................................................14
8.1

Service requirements ...............................................................................................14

8.1.1

Mechanical design of piping ................................................................................................ 14

8.1.2

Design of piping arrangements ........................................................................................... 33

8.1.3

Piping flexibility and supports .............................................................................................. 56

8.1.4

Service Index and Piping Material Specifications (PMS) .................................................... 63

8.2

Information to be provided by PEMEX ....................................................................65

8.3

Information to be provided by the Contractor ........................................................65

8.4

Acceptance criteria ...................................................................................................68

9.

RESPONSIBILITIES ..........................................................................................................70

10.

ADAPTATION TO MEXICAN OR INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS..............................71

11.

BIBLIOGRAPHY ............................................................................................................72

12.

ANNEXES ......................................................................................................................80

12.1

Annex 1. Forms ........................................................................................................80

12.2

Annex 2. Index of offshore Piping Material Specifications (PMS) .........................84

12.3

Annex 3. Index of onshore Piping Material Specifications (PMS) .........................89

12.4

Annex 4. Requirements to be met by an "or equivalent" document ..................101

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INTRODUCTION

Among the main activities carried out at Petrleos Mexicanos and Subsidiaries are oil and gas extraction,
collection, primary processing, refining, basic petrochemical production, storage, metering, distribution,
repumping and transportation, as well as the design, construction, commissioning, operation and
maintenance of the facilities and procurement of the materials and equipment needed to efficiently and
effectively accomplish the company's objectives.
Operating conditions such as pressure, temperature and environmental effects, among others, have a
direct impact on processes for handling fluids such as crude oil, gas, intermediate and finished petroleum
products and gas, as well as cryogenic fluids, fluidized solids (catalysts), vents and utilities such as
steam, air, water and fuel gas, among others, calling for stringent design and material specifications for
the selection of piping, valves, connections and fittings for use in the piping systems at the onshore and
offshore industrial plants of Petrleos Mexicanos and Subsidiaries.
With the aim of unifying criteria, taking advantage of diverse experiences and combining the results of
research in domestic and international standardization, Petrleos Mexicanos and Subsidiaries has issued
this technical document to be used in the design and material specification of piping systems in industrial
plants.
This regulatory document was prepared in observance of and compliance with:
Federal Standards and Measures Act and Regulations
Petrleos Mexicanos Act and Regulations
Public Works and Related Services Act and Regulations
Government Procurement, Leases and Services Act and Regulations
General Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection Act and Regulations
Regulatory Act for Article 17 of the Constitution in the Oil Industry and Regulations
Administrative contracting provisions for procurement, leases, works and services in the substantive
production activities of Petrleos Mexicanos and Subsidiaries.
Supply Policies, Bidding Terms of Reference and General Guidelines in Procurement, Leases and
Services for Petrleos Mexicanos, Subsidiaries and Affiliates.
Guide for Issuing Reference Standards (CNPMOS-001 Rev. 1, September 30, 2004).
The following took part in the preparation of this document:
Petrleos Mexicanos:
PEMEX-Exploracin y Produccin
PEMEX-Refinacin
PEMEX-Gas y Petroqumica Bsica
PEMEX-Petroqumica
External participants:
Mexican Petroleum Institute
Alpha Solutions S.A. de C.V.
Cameron Valves & Measurement
CPI, Ingeniera y Administracin de Proyectos, S.A. de C.V.
Engineering de Mxico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Equipos y Servicios VICA, S.A. de C.V.

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George Fischer Piping Systems


Grupo Norgam de Mxico, S.A. de C.V.
ICA Fluor Daniel, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Innovations
Performance Pipe
TLM Troquelados y Laminados de Monterrey, S.A. de C.V.
Tyco Flow Control
UPC Interpipe, Inc.
Vacoisa International, S.A. de C.V.
Victaulic
Viega LLC
VTC Servicios S. de R.L.

1.

OBJECTIVE

To establish the technical and documentation requirements that must be met in the engineering and
material specifications for piping at the industrial plants and offshore facilities of Petrleos Mexicanos and
Subsidiaries.

2.

SCOPE

This reference standard establishes the minimum requirements applicable to the design engineering and
material specifications for piping used in the processes involved at the onshore and offshore industrial
facilities of the work centers of Petrleos Mexicanos and Subsidiaries.
It establishes the technical specifications for piping materials, connections and fittings used in processes
that include crude oil and gas as raw materials, intermediate and finished products from petroleum and
gas processing, as well as cryogenic fluids, fluidized solids (catalysts), vents and utilities such as steam,
air, water and fuel gas, among others.
This standard does not cover:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)

Piping for radioactive services.


Piping for power or force covered by ASME B31.1:2010 or equivalent. See 8.1.4.1.5 for particular
cases.
Piping covered by ASME B31.4:2009 or ASME B31.8:2010 or equivalents (onshore surface or
buried pipelines, marine or undersea pipelines).
Piping for heat transfer
Piping in ground or maritime transportation vehicles, such as tank trucks and vessels, among
others.
Tie-in piping between industrial and maritime facilities (ships, wharves, among others) covered by
other standards.
Piping for drilling
Plumbing systems

This standard cancels and replaces NRF-032-PEMEX-2005 published on March 18, 2006, Specifications
P.2.0371.01, P.2.0370.01, K-101 and GPEI-IT-2001; GNT-SNP-T001-2003, GNT-SNP-T002-2003, GNTSNP-T003-2003 and GNT-SNP-T004-2004.

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FIELD OF APPLICATION

This reference standard is generally applicable and mandatory in the procurement, leasing or contracting
of services covered hereunder at the work centers of Petrleos Mexicanos and Subsidiaries. Therefore, it
must be included in public bidding procedures, invitations to at least three parties (restricted invitation in
the Petrleos Mexicanos Act) and direct awards involving contracts for purchases, services and public
works or related services, as part of the requirements to be met by the vendor, contractor or bidder.
In repairs, modifications or expansions of existing industrial facilities, the requirements established in this
reference standard must be met in the following cases:

If the original design's Piping Material Specifications are not available.


If the original design's Piping Material Specifications are obsolete.
If repairs, modifications or expansions of existing facilities change the original design's operating
conditions.

When any parts of existing facilities are substituted or replaced and the requirements for the original
design are retained, such parts shall be considered as within specification.

4.

UPDATING

This reference standard must be reviewed and, if appropriate, modified at least every 5 years or earlier if
the suggested and recommended changes so warrant.
Proposed and suggested changes should be submitted on form CNPMOS-001-A01 of the Guide for
Issuing Reference Standards CNPMOS-001 Rev. 1 dated September 20, 2004, and sent to:
Standards Committee of Petrleos Mexicanos and Subsidiaries
Avenida Marina Nacional, No. 329, 35th Floor, Executive Tower
Colonia Petrleos Mexicanos, Postal Code 11311, Mexico, Federal District
Direct phone: 19-44-92-40; Switchboard: 19-44-25-00, Ext. 5-47-81
E-mail: cnpmos@pemex.com

5.

REFERENCES

5.1

NOM-008-SCFI-2002. General system of units of measure.

5.2

NOM-011-STPS-2001. Safety and health conditions at work centers where noise is generated.

5.3
NOM-018-STPS-2000. System for identifying and reporting hazards and risks arising from
hazardous chemical substances at work centers.
5.4
NOM-093-SCFI-1994. Steel and bronze spring-loaded and pilot-operated pressure relief valves
(safety, safety-relief and relief valves).
5.5
NMX-CC-9001-IMNC-2008. Quality management systems - Requirements (ISO 9001:2008 with
ISO 9001:2008/Cor 1:2009).
5.6
NMX-CC-9004-IMNC-2009. Managing for the sustained success of an organization - a quality
management approach (ISO 9004:2009).

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5.7
NMX-CC-10005-IMNC-2006. Quality management systems - guidelines for quality plans (ISO
10005-2005).
5.8
NMX-E-018-SCFI-2002.
Plastics industry high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for
pressurized water - Specifications.
5.9
NRF-009-PEMEX-2004. Identification of products transported by piping or contained in storage
tanks.
5.10
NRF-015-PEMEX-2008. Protection of inflammable or combustible product storage areas and
tanks.
5.11

NRF-016-PEMEX-2010. Design of firefighting systems.

5.12

NRF-026-PEMEX-2008. Anticorrosion coating protection for buried and/or submerged pipe.

5.13
NRF-027-PEMEX-2009.
temperature service.

Alloy steel and stainless steel studs and bolts for high and low

5.14

NRF-028-PEMEX-2010. Design and construction of pressure vessels.

5.15

NRF-031-PEMEX-2011. Venting and flaring systems in facilities.

5.16
NRF-034-PEMEX-2011. Thermal insulation for high temperatures in equipment, vessels and
surface piping.
5.17

NRF-035-PEMEX-2005. Piping systems in industrial plants - installation and testing.

5.18

NRF-049-PEMEX-2009. Inspection and supervision of movable property leases and services.

5.19

NRF-053-PEMEX-2006. Coating-based anticorrosion protection systems for surface facilities.

5.20

NRF-107-PEMEX-2010. Intelligent 2D and 3D electronic models for facilities.

5.21

NRF-127-PEMEX-2007. Seawater-based firefighting systems at fixed offshore facilities.

5.22

NRF-139-PEMEX-2012. Piping supports - Design.

5.23

NRF-140-PEMEX-2011. Drainage systems.

5.24

NRF-142-PEMEX-2011. Plug valves.

5.25

NRF-156-PEMEX-2008. Joints and gaskets.

5.26

NRF-158-PEMEX-2012. Metal expansion joints.

5.27

NRF-171-PEMEX-2007. Rubber expansion joints.

5.28

NRF-204-PEMEX-2102. Emergency shutoff valves (remotely actuated isolation valves)

5.29

NRF-211-PEMEX-2008. Gate and ball valves in oil and gas transportation lines.

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5.30

NRF-248-PEMEX-2010. Electrical trace heating systems - Design.

5.31

NRF-268-PEMEX-2010. Articulated platforms with electric motors or internal combustion engines.

5.32

NRF-271-PEMEX-2011. Composition of the project book for delivery of works and services.

5.33

NRF-281-PEMEX-2012. Anticorrosion protection based on hot-dip galvanizing.

5.34
ISO 3183:2007. Petroleum and natural gas industries - Steel pipe for pipeline transportation
systems.
5.35

ISO 5208:2008. Industrial valves - Pressure testing metal valves.

5.36
ISO 7005-1:2011. Pipe flanges Part 1: Steel flanges for industrial and general service piping
systems.
5.37
ISO 10434:2004. Bolted bonnet steel gate valves for the petroleum, petrochemical and allied
industries (ISO 10434:1998 is parallel to API Std 600:2001).
5.38
ISO/TS 10465-1:2007 Underground installation of flexible glass-reinforced pipe based on
unsaturated polyester resin (GRP-UP) - Part 1. Installation procedures.
5.39

ISO 10497:2010. Testing of valves - Fire type-testing requirements.

5.40
ISO 13703:2002 with ISO 13703:2002 Cor 1:2002. Petroleum and natural gas industries. Design
and installation of piping systems on offshore production platforms.
5.41
ISO 14313:2007 with ISO 14313 Cor 1:2009. Petroleum and natural gas industries - Pipeline
transportation systems - Pipeline valves. This international standard is the result of harmonizing the
requirements in ISO 14313:1999 and API Spec 6D-2002).
5.42
ISO 14692-1:2002 Petroleum and natural gas industries - Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) piping Part 1: Vocabulary, symbols, applications and materials.
5.43
ISO 14692-2:2002 with ISO 14692-2:2002/Cor 1:2005 Petroleum and natural gas industries Glass-reinforced-plastic (GRP) piping - Part 2: Qualification and manufacture.
5.44
ISO 14692-3:2002. Petroleum and natural gas industries. Glass-reinforced-plastic (GRP) piping Part 3: System design.
5.45
ISO 14692-4:2002 with ISO 14692-4:2002/Cor 1:2006 Petroleum and natural gas industries Glass-reinforced-plastic (GRP) piping - Part 4: Fabrication, installation and operation.
5.46
ISO 15156-1:2009. Petroleum and natural gas industries. Materials for use in H 2 S-containing
environments in oil and gas production - Part 1: General principles for selecting cracking-resistant
materials.
5.47
ISO 15156-2:2009. Petroleum and natural gas industries. Materials for use in H 2 S-containing
environments in oil and gas production - Part 2: Cracking-resistant carbon and low-alloy steels and the
use of cast irons.
[In 2003, the publication of the three parts of ISO 15156 and NACE MR0175/ISO 1516 were completed.
These technically identical documents used the [same] sources to maintain requirements and

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recommendations for material qualification and selection in environments containing wet H 2 S in


petroleum and gas production systems. They are supplemented by NACE TM0177 and NACE TM0284).
5.48
ISO 15156-3:2009. Petroleum and natural gas industries. Materials for use in H 2 S-containing
environments in oil and gas production - Part 3: Cracking-resistant CRAs (corrosion-resistant alloys) and
other alloys.
5.49

ISO 15649:2001. Petroleum and natural gas industries - Piping.

5.50
ISO 15761:2002. Steel gate, globe and check valves for sizes DN 100 and smaller for the
petroleum and natural gas industries. (Parallel to the specifications found in API Std 602).
5.51
ISO 15848-1:2006. Industrial valves - Measurement, test and qualification procedures for fugitive
emissions - Part 1: Classification system and qualification procedures for type testing of valves.

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DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this standard, the following definitions apply:


6.1

Support: Element on which the piping rests and is fixed.

6.2
Zero leaks (in valve seats): No visible leak (dripping or bubbling) for the duration of the test in
accordance with ISO 5208:2008.
6.3
Piping circuits: Set of piping and equipment that handle a substance with the same
composition, in which operating conditions may vary in its different parts.
6.4
Class: Non-dimensional designation for classifying piping components that relates a pressuretemperature range based on the mechanical properties of the materials, as well as the necessary
dimensions for coupling between piping components; in the American system.
6.5
Pipeline. The components through which hydrocarbons and their derivatives are collected and
transported between stations and/or facilities, including pipes, piping components, pig traps, fittings,
isolation and sectioning valves.
6.6
Piping components: Any element that forms or assembles (by welding or another type of
connection) a piping system, piping circuit or piping.
6.7
Constructability: Technique as a system to achieve an optimum integration of knowledge and
construction experience in planning, engineering and construction operations; aimed at dealing with the
particularities of the project and the restrictions of the surrounding area for the purpose of reaching the
project's objectives.
6.8
Service Specification (SS): Document that describes, indicates and establishes the minimum
characteristics which the piping must have, as well as the user's particular requirements, service life,
design and operating conditions, environment, material safety data sheets, physical and chemical
properties of the fluids (substances), safety, operating flexibility and applicable rules and regulations, in
conformance with this reference standard.
6.9
Piping Material Specification (PMS): Document establishing the group of piping components,
their materials, Class, characteristics and construction requirements for handling one or more services
within a given operating range (pressure-temperature).
6.10

Equivalent: Per Annex 12.4 of this reference standard.

6.11
Water hammer: Sudden and unexpected pressure increase in the piping due to a change in the
dynamic state of the fluid, like the pressure increase caused by the abrupt closing of a valve, among other
things.
6.12
Process data sheets: Document containing the basic information on equipment or vessels or
instruments. This information may consist of: dimensions, form, type, connection ends, service, operating
conditions, material specifications, and components, among others.
6.13
Basic engineering: State of a project that consists of defining the layouts, designs and general
specifications, material and energy balances, piping and equipment diagrams, among others, which are
prepared on the basis of design concepts and technology selected during the conceptual engineering
phase. The specifications are prepared for quoting equipment and defining the service and construction
or fabrication requirements.

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6.14
Detail Engineering: Final design stage of a project, which includes the final detail drawings for
construction and/or fabrication prepared on the basis of the basic engineering and extended basic
engineering if available. Detail engineering includes updated specifications for equipment procurement
and complete definition of the construction requirements and supplies.
6.15
Responsible engineer: Engineer with technical and legal authority and a professional I.D.
issued by the Mexican Government or its international equivalent and with at least five years of proven
experience in the engineering of piping of the same magnitude and importance, who signs, initials and
endorses the documents with his professional I.D.
6.16
Piping Isometric: Drawing with the orthogonal representation of a piping design showing its
route, components, dimensions, location, characteristics and construction requirements.
6.17
Nominal: A numerical identification for dimensions, capacities, stresses, Classes and other
characteristics that are used as a property, not an exact measurement.
6.18
Series (of flanges or "flange series"): Classification system for flange design, resulting in Class
series and PN series in accordance with ISO 7005:2011.
6.19

Cryogenic service: Service at temperatures below -196C (-320F).

6.20
Low-temperature service: Service at temperatures between -28C (-20F) and -196C
(-320F).
6.21
Saddle: Support for adjusting piping elevation and transferring the actions to the piping support;
formed by a 120 to 180 segment of a cylinder or pipe with structural fastening elements.
6.22

Piping system: Interconnected piping subject to the same design conditions.

6.23
Piping support: Structure designed to support the piping, such as piping racks, surface piping
supports and support blocks, among others.
6.24
Hazardous substances (or hazardous chemical substances): Substances whose physical
and/or chemical properties may entail health, inflammability, reactivity or special risks when being
handled, transported, stored or processed, and can affect the health of persons exposed to them or
cause physical damage to facilities. They are classified by their hazard levels in accordance with NOM018-STPS-2000.
6.25
Non-hazardous substances: Chemical substances that are not inflammable, toxic or reactive
and do not cause damage to human tissue or the environment; substances with a design pressure lower
2
than 686 kPa (7 kg/cm ) and/or a design temperature of -29C to 50C (-20F to 122F).
6.26

Licensor: Contractor owning the technology or the licensed rights to use the technology.

6.27
Trim: Name for the valve internals, which in include the description and characteristics of the
material specifications for:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)

Stem
Surface of the seat for gate or disc
Surface of the seat for the body (rings)
Stem guide bushings
Bolt or pin joining the stem with the gate, if applicable
Other elements specified in the Piping Material Specification

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6.28 Piping. Assembly of pipes and piping components used to transport, distribute, mix, separate,
discharge, meter, control or deter the flows of a fluid or substance (piping system, piping circuits and/or
piping, as applicable).
6.29 Piping: Piping system, piping circuit and/or piping.
6.30 Pipe: Leak-tight hollow cylinder used to transport a fluid or move a pressurized fluid.

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SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS

CS
AWWA
BSI
W/S
CGA
DN
EEMUA
W/T
Ej
PMS
SS
FM
FF
Gr.
RF
LFMN
MSS
N/A
NDT
NPT
NPS
NRF
NSF
HDPE
PFI
PTFE
PSV
Stress Rel.
RF
RPTFE
RT
RJ
RTJ
RTRP
Rx
N/S
UL
UT

Carbon Steel
American Water Works Association
British Standard Institute
Seamed
Compressed Gas Association
Nominal Diameter
Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association
Pipe wall thickness
Joint efficiency
Piping Material Specification
Service Specification
Factory Mutual Insurance Company
Flat face
Material grade
Raised face
Federal Standards and Measures Act and Regulations (for its initials in Spanish)
Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry
Not applicable
Non-destructive tests
National Pipe Thread
Nominal Pipe Size
Reference Standard
National Sanitation Foundation
High-density polyethylene
Pipe Fabrication Institute
Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon).
Safety, safety-relief, relief, pressure relief valves.
Stress relief
Raised face
Reinforced polytetrafluoroethylene
Radiographic test
Ring joint
Ring-type joint gasket
Reinforced thermosetting resin pipe
X-rays
Seamless
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Ultrasound test

For the purposes of this reference standard with regard to symbols and units of measure, see NOM-008SCFI-2002.

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DEVELOPMENT

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Piping design and material specifications at onshore and offshore industrial facilities must comply with
this reference standard. Cases not covered by this standard must comply with ISO 15649:2001 and ISO
13703:2002, respectively, and are subject to the requirements of ASME B 31:3:2010.
The figures in this reference standard are schematic and should not be interpreted as construction or
design drawings.
8.1.1

Mechanical design of piping

The mechanical design of piping must be prepared on the basis of design and service conditions and
comply with ASME B31:3:2010 Chapter II, including but not limited to the following:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)

Maximum and minimum temperatures, both for the process and the environment.
Maximum and minimum pressures of the piping circuit.
Physical and chemical properties of the substances and their hazard levels.
Compatibility between the materials of the piping components, the contained substance and the
environment.
Compatibility between the materials of the piping components and their mechanical strength.
Constructability and operation and maintenance facilities.
Environmental effects that impact the piping.
Effects resulting from the service, installation, supports and geographical location that impact the
piping.
Required minimum service life (corrosion and erosion)
Permissible stresses and other stress limits
Variations in pressure/temperature conditions
Tolerances and mechanical strength.

8.1.1.1 Piping dimensions and requirements


8.1.1.1.1 General requirements
For the pressure design of the piping, ASME B31.3:2010 Paragraphs 303 and 304 must be observed in
accordance with the requirements of this reference standard.
The minimum nominal diameter for piping in all services must be DN 20 (NPS ); in exceptional cases,
nipples may be DN 15 (NPS ) in arrangements for instruments.
8.1.1.1.2 Carbon, intermediate- and low-alloy steel piping
8.1.1.1.2.1 Carbon, intermediate- and low-alloy steels and other alloys, with the exception of stainless
steels, must comply with the dimensions and requirements of ASME B36.10M:2004 or equivalent.
8.1.1.1.2.2 DN 20 to 50 (NPS to 2) carbon, intermediate- and low-alloy steel piping must be at least
Schedule 80, even when calculations give smaller thicknesses.

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8.1.1.1.2.3 DN 80 (NPS 3) to DN 600 (NPD 24) carbon steel piping must be at least standard schedule
(STD), even when calculations give smaller thicknesses.
8.1.1.1.2.4 DN 65 (NPS 2) piping must only be specified for firefighting systems. DN 125 (NPS 5)
piping only applies to drilling packages and should not be specified in other cases.
8.1.1.1.3 Stainless steel piping
8.1.1.1.3.1 Stainless steel piping must comply with the dimensions and requirements of ASME
B36.19M:2004 or equivalent. When dimensions not covered by ASME B36.19M:2004 or equivalent are
necessary, the requirements of ASME B36.10M:2004 or equivalent must be met.
8.1.1.1.3.2 For DN 20 to 40 (NPS to 1) stainless steel piping, the minimum schedule must be 80S.
For DN 50 (NPS 2), the minimum schedule must be 40S. Even when calculations give smaller
thicknesses, they should not be specified.
8.1.1.1.3.3 For DN 80 (NPS 3) and larger stainless steel piping, the minimum schedule must be 10S.
Even when calculations give smaller thicknesses, they should not be specified.
8.1.1.1.4 Non-ferrous metal piping
8.1.1.1.4.1 Pipe dimensions must comply with the dimensions and requirements of ASME B36.19M:2004
or ASME B36.10M:2004 or equivalents; for pipes fabricated from plate, the minimum thickness must be
expressed according to the ASTM specification for the plate given in the relevant Piping Material
Specification.
8.1.1.2 Seamless and longitudinally seamed piping
8.1.1.2.1 Pipes may be seamless or seamed. The Piping Material Specifications forming part of this
standard indicate when seamed or seamless pipe must be used.
8.1.1.2.2 Seamed piping for services with hazardous substances must have a joint efficiency of 1. For
non-hazardous substances, the minimum joint efficiency must be 0.85.
8.1.1.2.3 Piping for severe cyclical service must be seamless up to DN 600 (NPS 24) and seamed for
larger DNs in compliance with ASME B31.3:201 Paragraph 305.2.3.
8.1.1.3 Unions between piping components
8.1.1.3.1 In corrosive fluids, piping and piping components with beveled ends for butt welding must be
used in all diameters.
8.1.1.3.2 Socket weld unions are not permissible for piping in any of the following services:
a)
b)
c)

Risk of or substances that induce corrosion, crevice corrosion, or erosion.


Severe mechanical vibration
Hydrogen

8.1.1.3.3 The minimum separation between contiguous circumferential welds in piping arrangements
must be as follows:
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90 mm (3.5 in) for ND 50 (NPS 2) and smaller


1.5 times the DN for DN 80 to 100 (NPS 3 to 4)
1.0 times the DN for DN 150 to 500 (NPS 6 to 20)
0.5 times the DN for DN 600 (NPS 24) and larger

For offshore facilities:


a)
b)
c)

90 mm (3.5 in) for ND 50 (NPS 2) and smaller


1.5 times the DN for DN 80 to 100 (NPS 3 to 4)
1.0 times the DN for DN 150 (NPS 6) and larger

8.1.1.3.4 The separation between pipe-pipe circumferential seams in straight piping must be no less than
6 m for non-ferrous metal pipe or 12 m for carbon, intermediate- and low-alloy steel pipe. Except in
continuous straight piping runs where an adjustment spool is specified by design, only one should be
used.
8.1.1.3.5 Threaded connections should only be specified in piping for the following services:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

Non-hazardous substances
Non-erosive substances
Substances that do not induce corrosion or crevice corrosion
Operating pressure below 2 MPa (300 psi), and
Drains or vents downstream from shutoff valves with nipples and threaded plugs.

8.1.1.3.6 Piping with a grooved connection system must comply with ASME B31.3:2010 and AWWA
C606-2011 or equivalent. It should only be specified in offshore facilities or temporary onshore facilities
for service with non-hazardous, non-polluting substances where, in the event of failure, it does not put
continuous operation of the facilities at risk, and at the specific request of PEMEX in the Service
Specification and with the respective Piping Material Specification. It should not be specified for
permanent industrial refining, petrochemical or gas-processing facilities.
8.1.1.4 Radiographic testing in welded joints
8.1.1.4.1 Welded circumferential joints in piping must be inspected with radiographic testing (X-ray or
gamma-ray, as applicable) by design in compliance with ASME B31.3:2010, and with at least the
following percentage per service, which applies when at least one of the following conditions is met:
a)

100 percent for service with:


- Hazardous substances with level 4 health risk according to NOM-018-STPS-2000
- Piping in severe cyclical conditions as defined in ASME B31.3:2010 Paragraph 302.3.5
- Design temperatures 25C or 50F below the temperature limit established for the material
specification (Numbers P4 and P5) according to ASME B31.3:2001, Table A-1
- Hydrogen service
- Class 1500 or larger

b)

50 percent for service with:


- Hazardous substances with level 3 health risks according to NOM-018-STPS-2000.
- Class 900.

c)

33 percent for service with:


- Hazardous substances with level 2 health risk according to NOM-018-STPS-2000.
- Class 600.

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d)

20 percent for service with:


- Hazardous substances with level 1 health risk according to NOM-0180-STPS-2000.
- Class 300.

e)

10 percent for service with:


- Hazardous substances with level 0 health risk according to NOM-018-STPS-200 in Class 150

f)

5 percent for services with:


- Non-hazardous substances in Class 150.

Note 1: When a substance is not classified in NOM-018-STPS-2000, the safety datasheet should be
consulted, and in the absence thereof, a risk analysis should be performed.
Note 2: For inspection of fillet welds that cannot be inspected with radiographic testing (X-ray or gammaray), see NRF-035-PEMEX-2005.
8.1.1.4.2 The percentage of radiographic testing for piping in service with hazardous substances with
any degree of inflammability, reactivity or special risk must be at least that indicated in the preceding
subparagraphs by Class.
8.1.1.4.3 In the case of piping in service with substances to which two or more radiographic testing
percentages apply, the higher percentage must be used.
8.1.1.4.4 The specified percentage of welds or joints to be tested applies for butt-welds or butt-welded or
socket-weld joints made by each of the welders or welding machine operators using the same welding
procedure (WPS). These connections must be X-rayed over the entire circumference.
8.1.1.4.5 When the percentage results in a fraction of a joint, the results should be rounded up to the
next highest number of joints.
8.1.1.4.6 For the detection of defects in the welds selected within the radiographic testing percentages
described in this reference standard, the number of joints to be inspected must be increased based on
the requirements of ASME B31.3:2010 Paragraph 341.3.4.
8.1.1.4.7 Circumferential welds in firefighting system piping must only be inspected by radiography.
8.1.1.5 Heat Treatment
8.1.1.5.1 When piping system pipes and components require heat treatment in addition to the standard
treatment for manufacture of the material according to the requirement of the service to be handled, such
treatment must be indicated in the respective Piping Material Specification.
8.1.1.5.2 Piping fabricated in the field or shop must be heat-treated and/or stress-relieved as established
in ASME B31:3.2010 for the respective material, thickness and fabrication process. This requirement
must be indicated as a supplement in the respective Piping Material Specification.
8.1.1.5.3 Piping that requires heat treatment and/or stress relief due to the service must comply with the
Piping Material Specifications of this reference standard. The respective requirements indicated in the
following documents must be met for services not included in the Piping Material Specifications:
a)
b)

NACE SP0403:2008 or equivalent for caustic service.


ISO 1516:2009 for sour service in oil and gas, as well as for natural gas treatment plants.

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NACE MR0103:2010 or equivalent for hydrosulfuric acid in oil refining and related processing
containing H 2 S in gas or dissolved in the aqueous phase, with or without hydrocarbon processes.
NACE SP0472:2008 or equivalent and API RP945:2008 or equivalent for amine service.
API RP 941:2008 "Nelson Chart" or equivalent for material selection in hydrogen service where
any combination of operating conditions plus 30C or 54F in addition to the corresponding
temperature must remain under the material's curve.
API RP 934-A:2008/934-C:2001 or equivalent for hydrogen service at high temperatures.
API RP 751:2007 or equivalent, NACE SP0472:2008 or equivalent and NACE 5A171:2007 or
equivalent for hydrofluoric acid (HF) or anhydrous hydrogen fluoride (AHF) service.
NACE RP0170:2004 or equivalent.

8.1.1.6 Corrosion and erosion tolerance


8.1.1.6.1 Corrosion and erosion tolerance is the additional thickness that must be included for wear due
to corrosion and erosion. For carbon or low- and intermediate-alloy steels, it must be equal to or greater
than the fluid wear rate for the piping material as given in NACE 37519:1985 or equivalent, supplemented
with API RP 581:2008 or equivalent for a service life of 20 years (unless specified otherwise for the
project), but no less than the following:
a)
b)

1.6 mm (0.0625) for service that generate uniform wear less than 0.076 mm/year (0.003 in/year).
3.2 mm (0.125 in) for service that generate uniform wear between 0.076 mm/year (0.003 in/year)
and 0.152 mm/year (0.006 in/year).

8.1.1.6.2 For piping that must handle substances with a wear rate requiring a corrosion tolerance greater
than those indicated in 8.1.1.6.1(b), corrosion-resistant materials for uniform wear lower than those given
in NACE 37519:1985 or equivalent should be selected when economically feasible.
8.1.1.6.3 For piping made of stainless steel, non-ferrous materials and/or their alloys (nickel, titanium and
tantalum, among others) that handles non-corrosive fluids, the corrosion tolerance must be zero.

8.1.1.7 Piping components


8.1.1.7.1 Nipples
8.1.1.7.1.1 The length of nipples for piping with no thermal insulation system must be from 90 mm (3.5
mm) to 100 mm (4 in.); and for piping with a thermal insulation system, 150 mm (6 in.) to 170 mm (6.5
in.).
8.1.1.7.1.2 The permissible minimum diameter is DN 20 (NPS ). For instrument connections, it may be
ND 15 (NPS ).
8.1.1.7.1.3 Concentric or eccentric reducing nipples (swage nipples) must be fabricated in accordance
with the requirements of MSS SP-95:2006 or equivalent. Reducers (swage nipples) are only permissible
when they are a particular requirement of the Piping Material Specification covered by this standard.
8.1.1.7.1.4 In concentric or eccentric reducing nipples (swage nipples), the permissible smaller diameter
is DN 15 to 50 (NPS to 2) and the permissible larger diameter is DN 20 to 80 (NPS to 3). They must
be specified with both ends flat or flat-threaded ends, as applicable. In the case of DN 80 (NPS 3), they
must be joined to the piping with bevels and butt welding.
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8.1.1.7.2.1 Threaded connections are only permissible for DN 20 to 50 (NPS


indicated in the Piping Material Specifications of this reference standard.

to 2), except where

8.1.1.7.2.2 Threaded connections must be NPT in accordance with ASME B1.20.1:1983 and ASME
B16.11:2009 or equivalents.
8.1.1.7.2.3 Threaded connections must be Class 3000 or 6000. The carbon steel pipes to be joined must
be schedule 160 for Class 3000 and schedule XXS for Class 6000, in accordance with ASME
B16.11:2009, Table 7, or equivalent.
8.1.1.7.2.4 Bull plugs must be solid bar with a hex head or a round head.
8.1.1.7.2.5 Cap plugs and street elbows (female-male thread) must be Class 6000; see Fig. 1.
8.1.1.7.2.6 Plugs with square heads, bushing-type reducers, coupling nuts or hollow plugs should not be
specified.
8.1.1.7.2.7 Threaded connections should not be specified for thermowells.

Solid bar bull


plug

Street elbow

Cap plug

Fig. 1. Bull plug, street elbow and cap plug.

8.1.1.7.2.8 Threaded ends in service with hazardous substances must be sealed with continuous welding
and no exposed threads must remain.
8.1.1.7.3 Socket-weld end connections
8.1.7.3.1 Socket-weld end connections must be DN 50 (NPS 2) and smaller and comply with ASME
B16:11:2009 or equivalent.
8.1.1.7.3.2 Socket-weld end connections must be Class 3000, 6000 or 9000, except for nipolets in
offshore Piping Material Specifications, where they must be at least Class 6000. The carbon, low- and
intermediate-alloy steel pipes to be joined with these connections must be at least schedule 80 for Class
3000, schedule 160 for Class 6000. and schedule XXS for class 9000 in accordance with ASME
B16.11:2009 Table 7 or equivalent.
8.1.1.7.3.3 Socket-weld end connections for stainless steel and non-ferrous metal piping (titanium,
aluminum, nickel and other alloys) must be at least Class 3000 with schedule 40S pipes, even when
calculations give smaller thicknesses. For intermediate schedules, the next highest Class and schedule
must be specified in accordance with ASME B16.11:2009, Table 7, or equivalent.
8.1.1.7.4 Butt-weld end connections
8.1.1.7.4.1 Up to DN 1200 (NPS 48), they must comply with ASME B16.9:2007 or equivalent, and for
larger diameters up to DN 1500 (NPS 60), with MSS SP-75:2008 or equivalent.

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8.1.1.7.4.2 They must have the same wall thickness or schedule as the pipe to which they are joined.
8.1.1.7.4.3 Elbows must be long radius regardless of their DN (NPS), except in offshore facilities where
they may be short radius due to space limitations.
8.1.1.7.4.4 Direction changes must be made with factory connections and not with bent pipe, unless
otherwise indicated in the Piping Material Specifications due to the process technology and/or service
requirements, in which case ASME B31.3:2010, Paragraph 304.2.1, must be observed.
8.1.1.7.4.5 "Improvised" piping connections such as mitered elbows, sectioned reducers, sectioned plugs,
pencil point terminations, and welded flat covers made of plate, among others, should not be used for
process piping or in service with hazardous substances.
8.1.1.7.4.6 Mitered elbows and "improvised" reducers may only be used in cooling water or utility water
service in Class 150 with DN larger than 650 (NPS 26) and must be:
a)
b)
c)

Long-radius elbows of at least 3 sections with a complete penetration circumferential seam, 100%
X-rayed per ASME BN31.3.2010, Paragraph 304.2.
Improvised reducers must be rolled, with a complete penetration butt-welded longitudinal seam,
100% X-rayed, and with dimensions per MSS SP-75:2008 or equivalent.
Elbows must be fabricated from pipe with the same Piping Material Specification as the piping.

8.1.1.7.4.7 The use of direct pipe-to-pipe branch connections should not be specified except for
atmospheric drains and as indicated in 8.1.1.7.4.8.
8.1.1.7.4.8 Tie-ins between new and existing facilities in particular cases where the clearance cannot be
made must be implemented with integrally reinforced connections, split tees or branch connections
reinforced with casing (made of the same material as the piping), and must comply with the requirements
given in API RP 2201:2010 or equivalent. In the case of branch connections with a diameter ratio greater
than 2/3 branch/header or Class 300 and up, a split tee must be used.
8.1.1.7.4.9 For tie-ins between new and existing facilities where clearance can be made and a branch is
inserted which, by design, requires that such branches be located next to one another, the separation
must be as given in the applicable tables of Figures 2 and 3 in Standard PFI-ES-7:2004 or equivalent,
and the branches must have the type of connection indicated in the branch tables of the Pipe Material
Specifications.
8.1.1.7.4.10 Lateral 45 Ys (Fig. 2) must be one-piece construction, seamless, with a uniform wall, and
should not intersect with angled finishes or cutting edges and must comply with the requirements given in
ASME B16.9:0207 or equivalent. No exceptions are permissible, even the exception indicated in Section
5 of said standard.

Lateral 45 Y fitting

Reduced lateral 45 Y fitting


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8.1.1.7.5 Integrally reinforced connections


8.1.1.7.5.1 May be Threadolet, Sockolet, Weldolet or equivalent, which must comply with the dimensions
and requirements given in MSS SP-97:2010 or equivalent; as well as Latrolet, Nipolet, Elbolet or Nipple
Pipet or equivalent, which must comply with ASME B31.3:2010, Paragraphs 302.2, 304.3 and 326.5.
8.1.1.7.5.2 Integrally reinforced connections must be specified with branch diameter and header
diameter; see Fig. 3.
8.1.1.7.5.3 Beveled ends must comply with ASME B16.25:2007 or equivalent and the union with the
header should have a maximum gap of 1.6 millimeters (0.0625 in.); see Fig. 4.
Threaded end
(NPT) for branch

Socket-weld end
for branch

Beveled end for


welding to header
Threadolet

Beveled end for


welding to header
Sockolet

Beveled-weld end
for branch

Beveled-weld
end for 45 Y
branch

Beveled end for


welding to header
Weldolet

Beveled end for


welding to
header
Lateral
Fig. 3. Integrally reinforced connections

Flat
end

Beveled
end for
welding
Nipolet or nipple pipet

Integrally
reinforced
connector

Minimum
gap

1/16"
maximum
gap

Socket-weld end
for 45 Y branch

Beveled end for


welding to header
Latrolet

Minimum
gap

Maximum
gap

Specify minimum header diameter allowing the


connector to be seated on the pipe.

Figure 4. Minimum gap


8.1.1.7.5.4 When the branch is DN 50 (NPS 2) or smaller, the Sockolet and Threadolet fittings must be in
accordance with dimensions given in ASME B16.11:2009 or equivalent and limited to DN 50 (NPS 2).
8.1.1.7.5.5 In the Sockolets, a minimum gap of 1.16 millimeters (1/16 in.) must be allowed in the socket.
8.1.1.7.5.6 The threaded ends of the Threadolets must be sealed with welding after the nipple or plug is
installed.
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8.1.1.7.6.1 Flanges should not be specified for fabrication from plate, regardless of DN and Class.
8.1.1.7.6.2 Flanges must comply with ISO 7005-1:2001 Class series, with the requirements of ASME
B16.5:2009 for DNs up to 600 (NPS 24), and with the requirements of ASME B16.47:2011 Class Series
A for DN 650 to 1500 (NPS 26 to 60).
8.1.1.7.6.3 Flanges larger than DN 1520 (NPS 60) must be calculated according to ASME Section VIII
Division 2:2010 or equivalent, and the dimensions must be listed in the piping isometrics. These flanges
must be supplied with a mating flange, hardware and gasket, unless otherwise specified in the Service
Specification.
8.1.1.7.6.4 Flanges must be the weld neck, socket weld, long neck, lap joint, or slip-on or blind type (see
Fig. 5) as specified in the respective Piping Material Specification; with raised face (RF) or ring joint (RJ also known as RTJ) for metal flanges; and flat face (FF) for non-metal or copper-nickel alloy flanges.

SLIP-ON

LAP JOINT

WELDING NECK

LONG WELDING NECK

SOCKET WELD

BLIND

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Pressure tap
Seal by welding

Equal bores
flange - pipe

Dress weld

Orifice plate

ORIFICE
Fig. 5. Types of Flanges
8.1.1.7.6.5 The finish on the flange faces must comply with ASME B.16.5:2009 Paragraph 6.4.5, as
applicable for the service and gasket.
8.1.1.7.6.6 Welding neck flanges may be specified in all DNs and classes.
8.1.1.7.6.7 Welding neck flanges must have the same bore and schedule or thickness as the pipe or
piping component to which they are joined.
8.1.1.7.6.8 Socket weld flanges should not be specified for DNs larger than 50 (NPS 2).
8.1.1.7.6.9 Lap joint flanges may only be specified for piping made of non-ferrous metal materials and up
to Class 150.
8.1.1.7.6.10 Taps for thermowells must be made with long neck flanges, at least Class 300. The OD of
the thermowell must pass through the ID of the long-neck flange; see Fig. 6

Thermowell

Long-neck
flange
Pipe wall

Fig. 6. Long-neck flanges for thermowell taps


8.1.1.7.6.11 Blind flanges must be factory forged and may be specified in all DNs and Classes. Flanges
fabricated from plate are not permissible, regardless of the DN and Class.
8.1.1.7.6.12. Reducing flanges must be limited to Class 150 and up to DN 600 (NPS 24). Their particular
application is given in the Piping Material Specifications. Reducing flanges fabricated from blind or plate
flanges are not acceptable.

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8.1.1.7.6.13 Slip-on flanges may only be specified in Class 150 for service with non-hazardous
substances or cooling water in limited spaces, in package equipment for offshore services; and for
atmospheric rainwater and oily water drainage service.
8.1.1.7.6.14 Threaded flanges may only be specified in Class 150 for service with non-hazardous
substances and when indicated in the Piping Material Specifications of this reference standard.
8.1.1.7.6.15 Orifice plate flanges must be DN 50 (NPS 2) or larger, at least Class 300 and must comply
with ASME 16:36:2009 or equivalent. The flange must have the same bore as the piping on which it is
installed; see Fig. 5.
8.1.1.7.7. Valves
8.1.1.7.7.1 Valves for piping must comply with the recommended practices in API RP 615:2010 or
equivalent, and for offshore facilities, with ISO 13703:2002 Section 6, but the requirements given in this
reference standard shall prevail.
8.1.1.7.7.2 Valves must be specified according to and in conformance with ASME B16:34:2009 A standard Class series; ASME B16.10:2009 for dimensions between faces; ISO 5208:2008 for inspection
and testing; and with the following standards as applicable, as well as the specifications given in this
reference standard and each particular Piping Material Specification:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)

Socket-weld or threaded- or welded-end gate, globe and check valves up to DN 50 (NPS2), ISO
15761:2002.
Stainless steel or nickel alloy gate valves from DN 80 (NPS 3) up to DN 600 (NPS 24), API
603:2007 or equivalent.
Carbon, intermediate- and low-alloy steel gate valves from DN 80 (NPS 3) up to DN 600 (NPS
24), ISO 10434:2004.
Carbon steel globe valves DN 80 (NPS 3) and larger, ASME B16:34:2009 or equivalent, with
body and stem thickness per ISO 10434:2004.
Floating ball valves, API 608:2008 or equivalent.
Trunnion-mounted ball valves, NRF-211-PEMEX-2008.
Plug valves, NRF-142-PEMEX-2011.
Butterfly valves DN 80 (NPS 3) and larger, API 609:2009 or equivalent.
Check valves DN 80 (NPS 3) and larger, ASME B16.34:2009 or API 594:2010 or equivalents, as
specified.
Sliding solid parallel faced double-expanding gate valves, DN 600 (NPS 24) or larger, NRF-211PEMEX 2008.
Emergency shutoff valves, NRF-204-PEMEX-2012.
Needle valves, API STD 599:2007 or equivalent.
Valves not covered by the standards mentioned in the preceding subparagraphs, ASME
B16:34:2009 or equivalent.

8.1.1.7.7.3 The material of the valves' internals (trim) must comply with API Std 600:2009 or equivalent
and API Std 602:2010, Table 12, or equivalent, as applicable, except for certain special severe services
in which the Piping Material Specifications of this reference standard specify special trim materials with
coatings such as chromium carbide and tungsten carbide, among others.
8.1.1.7.7.4 Valves should not have gaskets containing asbestos or materials that pollute the work
environment.

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8.1.1.7.7.5 Valve materials must be steel or other alloys specified in ASME B16:34:2009 or equivalent,
based on the service and as specified in the respective Piping Material Specification. The use of cast iron
valves is not permissible, except for cement and barite service per 8.1.1.7.7.30 of this reference standard.
8.1.1.7.7.6 Valves must be specified as follows:
a)
b)
c)

Gate, butterfly, ball or plug valves to isolate or shut off


Globe or butterfly valves to regulate or throttle flow
Check valves to prevent backflow

8.1.1.7.7.7. Flanged ends of valves must be built into the body and fabricated by forging or casting in a
single piece (body-flange(s)). Valve flanges must comply with 8.1.1.7.6 of this reference standard.
8.1.1.7.7.8 Valve wheels must be solid.
8.1.1.7.7.9 Valves for service with hazardous substances must be specified for ultra-low emissions,
classification C01, and for service with hazardous substances, with health risk level 4 in NOM-018-STPS2000 with a classification of at least CO2, in compliance with ISO 15848-1:2006. Valves must be marked
as required in ISO 15848-1:2006, Paragraph 6.6.
8.1.1.7.7.10 Class 800 socket-weld or beveled-end gate, globe or check valves from DN 20 to 50 (NPS
to 2) must comply with the following:
a)
b)
c)

Gate valves must have a fixed wheel, rising stem, bolted bonnet and solid wedge.
Globe valves must have a wheel, rising stem and bolted bonnet.
Check valves (no backflow) must be ball, piston or swing valves working in a horizontal or vertical
position, with a bolted cover.

8.1.1.7.7.11 Class 150, 300 and 600 gate valves from DN 15 to 600 (NPS to 24) with flanged or
beveled ends must comply with the requirements of ISO 10434:2004 and must have a fixed wheel, rising
stem, exterior thread, standard yoke and flanged bonnet, with the following requirements for the ends:
a)
b)

Flanged ends in DN 15 to 600 (NPS to 24)


Beveled ends in DN 80 to 600 (NPS 3 to 24) when indicated in the Piping Material Specifications
of this reference standard.

8.1.1.7.7.12 Class 150, 300 and 600 gate valves larger than DN 600 (NPS 24) with flanged or beveled
ends must comply with the requirements of ASME B16:34:209 or equivalent; and must have a fixed
wheel, rising stem, exterior thread and standard yoke, flanged bonnet and ends.
8.1.1.7.7.13 Class 600, 900 or 1,500 pressure seal gate valves with beveled ends must comply with the
requirements of ISO 10434:2004 in DN 50 to DN 600 (NPS 2 to NPS 24), with fixed wheel, rising stem,
seats with leak-tight seal, and ultralow-emission graphite gaskets. These valves must be specified for
saturated and superheated steam service.
8.1.1.7.7.14 Gate valves for service in temperatures of -45C (-49F) must comply with the requirements
indicated in this reference standard for gate valves, have a 3.2 mm (1/8 in) diameter pressure-equalizing
hole on the fluid-containing side face of the gate in order to have the same pressure in the bonnet cavity
when the valve is closed; and the valve body must be marked with an arrow on the side with higher
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Valve with pressure hole in


flexible wedge

Depressurized
side

Flow,
pressurized side

Flow

Figure 7. Pressure-equalizing hole in valve gate.


8.1.1.7.7.15 Extended-bonnet gate and globe valves for service at design temperatures below 45C or
49F must comply with the requirements outlined in this reference standard for gate and globe valves,
testing requirements and bonnet type in accordance with BS 6364:1984 or equivalent and the following.
PEMEX will specify in the Service Specifications whether it requires the prototype test indicated in BS
6364:1984 or equivalent.
a)

The extended bonnets of the valves may be one-piece or three-piece, mid-body flange extension - stuffing box, and in this case they must comply with the following requirements:
- The flange of the bonnet for the extension must have a welding neck (equivalent to a welding
neck reducer flange per ASME B16.5:2009) making it possible to join an extension and pipe of
equal thicknesses. Unions between a flange and an extension without a neck that makes it
possible to join equal thicknesses are not permissible; see Fig. 8.
- The bonnet flange - extension pipe - stuffing box welds must be of the same thickness with
bevel, complete penetration and 100 percent X-rayed.
- The wall thickness of the extension must be compatible with the valve Class and within the
mechanical strength requirements.

b)

Gate valves must have a 3.2 millimeter (1/8 in.) diameter pressure-equalizing hole on the fluidcontaining side face of the gate in order to have the same pressure in the bonnet cavity when the
valve is closed; and the valve body must be marked with an arrow on the side with higher
pressure, as shown in Fig. 7.

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Stuffing
Extension pipe
Equal thicknesses
Bonnet flange with
welding neck.

Welding without a neck


is not acceptable

Fig. 8. Bonnet extension for gate and globe valves.


8.1.1.7.7.16 Floating ball valves should only be specified up to DN 300 (NPS 12) in firefighting water
service or services where hydrocarbons are not handled; or up to DN 50 (NPS 2) in services that handle
hydrocarbons.
8.1.1.7.7.17 Unless otherwise specified, plug valves must be anti-static and designed as indicated below:
a)

Class 150
- Short pattern in DN 50 to DN 300 (NPS 2 to NPS 12)
- Venturi pattern in DN 350 to DN 600 (NPS 14 to NPS 24).

b)

Class 300
- Short pattern in DN 50 to DN 250 (NPS 2 to NPS 10).
- Venturi pattern in DN 300 to DN 600 (NPS 12 to NPS 24)

c)

Class 600
-Regular pattern in DN 50 to DN 300 (NPS 2 to NPS 12).

8.1.1.7.7.18 Butterfly valves for process service must have flanged ends and be triple offset, API Std
609:2009 Category B or equivalent, with a wedge disc-stem connection unless otherwise indicated in the
Service Specification or Piping Material Specification.
8.1.1.7.7.19 Wafer and lug butterfly valves are of limited use as jacketed valves only. These valves are
permitted for DN 80 (NPS 3) and larger.
8.1.1.7.7.20 Jacketed lug butterfly valves must be double offset with a bolt circle, in DN 80 (NPS 3) and
larger.
8.1.1.7.7.21 Pressure seal globe valves with beveled ends for saturated and superheated steam service
must comply with the requirements of ASME B16:34:2009 or equivalent; the permissible classes are 600,
900 and 1500 in DN 50 to DN 300 (NPS 2 to NPS 12) with a fixed wheel, rising stem and seats with a
leak-tight seal. In addition, the stem and the valve body wall thicknesses must comply with the
requirements of ISO 10434:2004.
8.1.1.7.7.22 Extended-bonnet globe valves for service at temperatures below -45C (-49F) must comply
with the requirements indicated in 8.1.1.7.7.1, 8.1.1.7.7.2 and 8.1.1.7.7.15(a) of this reference standard
and with testing and bonnet requirements per BS 6364:1984 or equivalent.

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8.1.1.7.7.23 Swing-type check valves must have flanged ends in Class 150, 300, 600, 900 and 1500 for
DN 80 to 600 (NPS 3 to NPS 24); the design must include a stop built into the cover or body that limits
the disc opening.
a)
b)

Valves DN 80 to 600 (NPS 3 to NPS 24) must be Type B per API Std 594:2010 or equivalent.
Valves larger than DN 600 (NPS 24) and up to DN 1050 (NPS 42) must be Type A per API Std
594:2010 or equivalent.

Stop

Stop

Flow
Disc or knuckle
joint

Flow

Note: These valves


must be installed in
horizontal position
in any service.

Fig. 9. Check valve with stop built into cover or body.


8.1.1.7.7.24 "Non-slam" axial-flow check valves must comply with the requirements of ISO 14313:2007
and should be specified for the discharges of centrifugal compressors for process service.
8.1.1.7.7.25 Split-disc (dual-plate) check valves in Classes 150, 300, 600, 900 and 1500 must be Type A
per API Std 594:2010 or equivalent. This type of valve should only be used for the Piping Material
Specifications where so specified in this reference standard and its selection must be based on the
following:
a)

Class 150
- Valves with flanged ends in DN 200 (NPS 8) and larger
- Lug valves in DN 150 (NPS 6) and larger

b)

Class 300, 600, 900 and 1500


- Valves with flanged ends in DN 300 (NPS 12) and larger
- Lug valves in DN 250 (NPS 10) and smaller

8.1.1.7.7.26 Check valves between flanges (wafer valves) are not permissible.
8.1.1.7.7.27 Pressure seal check valves with beveled ends for saturated or superheated steam service
must comply with the requirements of ASME B16:34:2009 or equivalent with body wall thickness per ISO
10434:2004 in Classes 600, 900 and 1500 and DN 50 to DN 600 (NPS 2 to NPS 24).
8.1.1.7.7.28 Piston-type sampling valves must comply with the requirements of ASME B16:34:2009 or
equivalent.
8.1.1.7.7.29 The valves indicated in Table 1 of this reference standard must have a gear and pinion
actuator, with opening indicators.
8.1.1.7.7.30 Butterfly and check valves with grooved ends for cementing and barite service must be ND
80 to DN 200 (NPS 3 to NPS 8) with ductile iron body made of ASTA A395 Gr. 65-45-15 or ASTM A536
Gr. 65-45-12 or equivalents. Their use and application is restricted to these services, as established in the
Piping Material Specifications of this reference standard.
8.1.1.7.8 Flanges for gaskets

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8.1.1.7.8.1 Gaskets must be specified to ensure leak-tight flanged connections.


8.1.1.7.8.2 Gaskets must comply with NRF-156-PEMEX-2008 and ASME B16:20:2007 or equivalent, and
be of the type and material specified in the Piping Material Specification.
8.1.1.7.8.3 Gaskets must be free of asbestos and environmental pollutants.
8.1.1.7.8.4 Spiral-wound metal gaskets must have a centering (external) ring and, whenever it is a
particular requirement of the Piping Material Specification, a backup (internal) ring. Spiral-wound metal
gaskets must be identified as required in NRF-156-PEMEX-2008 with the proper color, both for the metal
material and for the fill; see Fig. 10. The backup ring must be made of at least ASTM A240/A240M:2012
TP-304 or equivalent; the centering ring must be made of carbon steel, ASTM A36/A36M:2008 or
equivalent with anticorrosion coating. Gaskets requiring different materials due to the service or acid,
brine or corrosive environments are specified in the Piping Material Specifications of this reference
standard.
8.1.1.7.8.5 R-type (RTJ) octagonal ring gaskets must be specified for hydrogen service and for Class 900
and larger, and must comply with NRF-156-PEMEX-2008.
8.1.1.7.8.6 Flat solid-metal gaskets (kammprofile) must have dimensions according to the Class and
material specified in the project's Service Specifications, have an external centering ring and be identified
as indicated in NRF-156-PEMEX-2008, Annex K, Table 1.
8.1.1.7.8.7 Non-metal gaskets should not be specified for metal piping.
Type Valve

Diameter
(NPS)
(8)
and larger
(6)
and larger
(4)
and larger
(16)
and larger
(12)
and larger
(10)
and larger
(8)
and larger
(6)
and larger
(8)
and larger

Class

Butterfly

DN
200
150
100
400
300
250
200
150
200

Ball

150

(6)

and larger

150, 300, 600, 900 and 1500

Plug, short pattern

200

(8)

and larger

150 and 300

Plug, Venturi pattern

350

(14)

and larger

150 and 300

Plug, regular pattern

100

(4)

and larger

600

Globe

Gate

300
600
900 and 1500
150
300
600
900
1500
150, 300 and 600

Table 1. Use of rack and pinion in valves [sic].

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Color marking to identify


material

Metal spiral with fill


material

Centering
ring

Optional internal
ring

Figure 10. Spiral-wound metal gasket

8.1.1.7.9 Studs and bolts


8.1.1.7.9.1 Piping studs, screws, bolts and nuts must comply with the requirements of NRF-027-PEMEX2009. Flanged connections must be made with studs or bolts and nuts; screws should not be specified for
flanged connections.
8.1.1.7.9.2 In addition to 8.1.1.7.9.1, studs, bolts and nuts must comply with ASME B31.3:2010, ASME
B16:5:2009 and ASME B18:31:2:2008 or their equivalents.
8.1.1.7.9.3 Studs and bolts must have conical or round pointed ends for immediate insertion into the
threaded nuts and bolt holes. Bolts must be full body.
8.1.1.7.9.4 The length of the studs or bolts in flanged connections must be specified so that after they are
tightened, they protrude by two or three threads on each end, which includes the threads of the pointed
ends; see Fig. 11.
U = Length of conical or
rounded pointed end;
not to be tightened past
this point.

Fig. 11. Pointed end length

8.1.1.7.9.5 Studs, bolts, screws and nuts made of carbon or low- and intermediate-alloy steels with
corrosion-resistant coating as required by PEMEX in the Service Specifications or Piping Materials
Specifications included in this reference standard must comply with NRF-027-PEMEX-2007, ASME
B1.1:2003, Section 7, or equivalent and the following maximum working temperature limits:
a)
b)

Zinc-based coating, up to 210C (410F).


Cadmium-based coating, up to 160C (320F)

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Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-based coating, up to 260C (500F)

8.1.1.7.10 Figure eights, spacers and blinds


8.1.1.7.10.1 The spacing required for the installation and operation of figure eights, spacers and
permanent blinds to block off piping and equipment must be specified from the design stage.
8.1.1.7.10.2 Figure eights, spacers and blinds must comply with ASME B16:48:2010 or equivalent for the
piping Class in question. The sizes not covered by ASME B16:48:2010 or equivalent must be calculated
in accordance with ASME B31.3:2010 Paragraph 304.5.3 and dimensions must be compatible with the
dimensions of the flanges where they are to be installed. Figure eights must be specified for diameters up
to DN 300 (NPS 12), and a two-piece spacer and blind for larger diameters.
8.1.1.7.10.3 Cast figure eights, separators and blinds or those made of plate should not be specified for
Class 900 and larger.
8.1.1.7.10.4 In figure eights, spacers and blinds, the sealing surface of the gasket must have the same
finish, rise and dimensions as the faces of the flanges where they are installed in accordance with ASME
B16:5.2009 or ASME B16.47:20011, Series A, as applicable. The thickness of the raised face or groove,
as applicable, must be added to the required thickness as calculated or indicated in ASME B16.48:2010
or equivalent.
8.1.1.7.10.5 Figure eights, spacers and blinds must be stamped on the edges with the DN, Class and
material specification; and for those not covered by ASME B16.48:2010 or equivalent, also with the
permissible maximum working pressure and the corresponding temperature. For figure eights, the
marking must be on both sides (blind side and free side).
8.1.1.7.10.6 Spacers and blinds must have a pad-eye lifting lug. The lifting lug of the blinds must be
located on the normal axes of the piping (0, 90, 180 or 270) that passes between the space of the
studs or bolts. The lifting lug of the spacers must also have an eye that matches the bolt circle and bolt
hole diameter of the flanges, which must be located to coincide with the first stud or bolt of the flanged
connection per Fig. 12.
Spacer

Blind
Blind lifting
lug

Spacer
lifting lug

Stamp the DN, Class and material on


the edges.

Figure 12. Spacers and blinds

Bolt hole matching the


bolt circle and bolt hole
diameter of the flanges.

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8.1.1.7.10.7 The lifting lug must protrude at least 10 cm from the flanges and each of its faces must be
stamped "CIEGO (BLIND) for the blinds and "LIBRE (FREE) for the spacers. The marks must not be
hidden by the flanges; see Fig. 12.
8.1.1.7.10.8 When frequent operation of the figure eights is anticipated in service with hazardous
substances and/or where a leak would put the facilities at risk, manual (lever-operated) or automatic
sliding shutters between flanges may be specified at the request of PEMEX and stipulated in the project's
Service Specification in order to allow safe changes of plate position without the need to dismantle the
flanges. These devices must be flanged and comply with the dimensions given in ASME B16.5:2009 or
ASME B16.47:2001, Series A, as applicable.
8.1.1.8 Non-metal piping
8.1.1.8.1 Non-metal piping must only be specified when requested by PEMEX in the Service Specification
with the pertinent Piping Material Specification.
8.1.1.8.2 The design of non-metal piping must comply with ASME B31.3:2010 and this reference
standard, and include at least the following:
a)

b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)

j)

k)
l)

The inside diameter must have a cross-section area commensurate with a velocity and flow
similar to that required for metal piping and use the factory connections required to tie in with
metal piping where specified. Since non-metal piping has a greater thickness than steel piping
under the same working conditions, it must have a larger diameter to offer with the same velocity
and not worsen pressure losses.
Necessary service life of the facility and deterioration during that time.
Expected extreme environmental conditions.
Long-term shear strength and modulus of elasticity at design temperature that match the lifetime
of the facility.
Thermal expansion coefficient.
Flexibility analysis that includes the design of expansion curves and necessary anchors in the
transition zone with the union with metal piping.
The mechanical transition joint between metal and non-metal piping must be designed with
factory parts. Cast iron piping components should not be specified.
In connections with LJ flanges, the stub end material must have the same specification as the
non-metal pipe.
Calculate the pipe's long-term resistance to overpressures (water hammer, recurrent and
occasional sudden surges, greater risk conditions for the firefighting system, among others) in the
piping system that matches the service life of the facility.
The hydrostatic design stress must be confirmed by the manufacturer with destructive laboratory
tests, delivering the results report issued by an accredited laboratory in terms of the Federal
Standards and Measures Act.
Pipes and piping components must be tested and approved by FM and bear the mark "FM."
Pipes and piping components for the firefighting system must be listed for firefighting service by
the UL or equivalent.

8.1.1.8.3

Underground piping for firefighting systems

8.1.1.8.3.1 Non-metal piping for underground installation in firefighting systems is only permissible when
requested by PEMEX in the pertinent Service Specification for the project, and must comply with this
reference standard, applicable Piping Material Specifications and design criteria given in NRF-016PEMEX-2010.
8.1.1.8.3.2 The installation of fiberglass piping must comply with ISO/TS 10465-1:2007.

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8.1.1.8.3.3 High-density polyethylene piping must have a nominal pressure of 1.72 MPa (250 psi) and a
DR (diameter-thickness) ratio of 7.3 per ASTM F2619/F2619M:2011 or equivalent.
8.1.1.8.4 Piping for firefighting systems in offshore facilities.
8.1.1.8.4.1 Non-metal piping for firefighting water in offshore facilities is only permissible when requested
by PEMEX in the pertinent Service Specification for the project and must comply with this reference
standard, the applicable Piping Material Specification and design criteria given in NRF-016-PEMEX-2010.
8.1.1.8.4.2 Any fiberglass piping that is specified must comply with at least the following:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

A seawater-resistant liner at least 0.0254 mm (0.001 in.) thick.


Hydrostatic design pressure of 48.26 MPa (7000 psi).
Exterior intumescent coating for jet fire resistance of at least 5 minutes with the piping empty and
20 minutes with the piping packed, signal red in color.
The winding angle of the reinforcement fiber must be 54.7.
The piping must comply with ISO 14692-1, 2, 3 and 4:2002.

8.1.2

Design of piping arrangements

8.1.2.1 General requirements


8.1.2.1.1 When PEMEX so specifies, piping engineering must be prepared with the use of intelligent 3-D
electronic models, which must comply with NRF-107-PEMEX-2010.
8.1.2.1.2 The spacing between onshore facilities or plants and between equipment must comply with the
applicable approved-for-design equipment layout of the project.
8.1.2.1.3. Piping arrangements and distribution must be grouped and ordered so that installation is
functional, simple, safe and economic, and should facilitate constructability, operation and maintenance,
as well as provide the necessary space for access and emergency escape routes.
8.1.2.1.4 Provisions for future expansions must be made with an isolation valve (root or shutoff valve) and
blind flange downstream; figure eights and blinds should not be used in these cases.
8.1.2.1.5 For splitting streams where figure eights or blinds must be installed, isolation valves should be
specified before them.
8.1.2.1.6 Figure eights and blinds should not be specified for piping terminal points.
8.1.2.1.7 Piping must rest on piping supports; for onshore facilities, supports must comply with NRF-139PEMEX-2012.
8.1.2.1.8 Piping arrangements should not include dead legs.
8.1.2.1.9 Where purges must be installed, the height between the finished floor level and the bottom span
of the pipe must be at least 40 cm, except as indicated in 8.1.2.6.3 and 8.1.2.1.14.
8.1.2.1.10 The minimum height of the bridges must be as given in NRF-139-PEMEX-2012.

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8.1.2.1.11 The minimum obstruction-free height between the finished floor level or operating level (as
applicable) and the bottom span of the structure must be as shown in Table 2.
8.1.2.1.12 Underground piping is only permissible for drainage, cooling water, utility water, drinking water
and firefighting water service and collection and recovery systems. Any other service must be overhead.
Piping for firefighting water must also comply with NRF-015-PEMEX-2008 and NRF-016-PEMEX-2010.
Underground metal piping must only be specified with welded joints.
Description

Onshore
facilities
3.00 m

Offshore
facilities
2.20 m

Minimum height of elevated supports, piping corridors inside the


plant limit.
Over platforms and walkways
2.40 m
2.20 m
Inside buildings (compressor house, pump house, among others) or
2.40 m
2.10 m
within a common group of equipment
Note: In all cases, sufficient space must be provided to remove and/or access the equipment.
Table 2. Minimum height of structural supports

8.1.2.1.13 Underground piping for gravity collection and recovery of reusable substances such as amine,
muriatic acid (HCI), MTBE/TAME and methanol, among others, must be laid in trenches.
8.1.2.1.14 Piping laid in trenches must be supported on blocks that must allow runoff into rainwater drains
and/or the applicable drainage, depending on the service of the lines, with a gap of at least 10 cm
between both sides of the block and the walls and a minimum height of 15 cm.
8.1.2.1.15 Trenches must have galvanized grates, concrete covers or railings, as specified in the project,
in order not to leave hazardous conditions for the personnel. Piping that handles explosive fluids whose
vapors are heavier than air should not be laid in trenches.
8.1.2.1.16 When vents and drains are integrated into a closed system in the design, they must include
figure eights.
8.1.2.1.17 Services for the purging and draining of liquids must be piped to oily or chemical drainage or a
closed system; arrangements with purges into the ground or the atmosphere are not permissible.
8.1.2.1.18 Purges, drains or vents of hazardous substances or environmental pollutants must be tied into
closed systems.
8.1.2.1.19 Piping arrangements must include the interlocks needed to allow safe sectioning or isolation
for shutdown, maintenance and inspection of the facilities, so that blocking off one does not affect the
operation of the others.
8.1.2.1.20 Piping arrangements must allow quick and easy access to equipment and instruments for
operation and maintenance.
8.1.2.1.21 For piping that operates at high temperatures and requires a thermal insulation system, this
system must comply with NRF-034-PEMEX-2011.

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8.1.2.1.22 For piping that operates at low temperatures and requires a thermal insulation system, this
system must comply with NOM-009-ENER-1995, ISO 1224 1:2008 and the particular specification for the
project.
8.1.2.1.23 Piping with no thermal insulation system and an operating temperature higher than 59C
(139F) or colder than -5C (23F) in areas where personnel may come in contact with it must have a
barrier installed for their protection per NRF-034-PEMEX-2011.
8.1.2.1.24 Barriers in coastal or offshore facilities must be made of aluminum for marine environments,
ASTM B928 Alloy 5083 or equivalent.
8.1.2.2 Spacing between piping
8.1.2.2.1 For ease of removal and repair, piping must have at least the following separations (see Fig.
13):
a)

Onshore facilities;
In flangeless piping, 80 mm between pipe/pipe or pipe/insulation, pipe/wall and insulation/wall
spans.
In flanged piping, 50 mm between pipe/large diameter flange, pipe/flange insulation or
insulation/flange spans.
150 mm between non-insulated flanges and the adjacent wall or equipment, or 80 mm
between insulated flanges and a wall.
In hookup piping at onshore industrial plants, 150 mm between piping spans.

b)

Offshore facilities:
In flangeless piping, 50 mm between pipe/pipe or pipe/insulation, pipe/wall and insulation/wall
spans.
In flanged piping, 50 mm between pipe-large diameter flange, pipe-flange insulation or
insulation/flange spans.
80 mm between non-insulated flanges and the adjacent wall or equipment, or 50 mm
between insulated flanges and a wall.

Flanges should not be aligned in parallel piping; they should be staggered.


8.1.2.2.2 In parallel piping subject to thermal expansion or contraction, the minimum separation between
piping must be greater, depending on the flexibility analysis in order to prevent contact or interference
during operation, startup or shutdown.
8.1.2.2.3 Piping arrangements must include additional space required for thermal insulation or a
personnel protection system.
8.1.2.2.4 The location of piping in pipe racks must be optimized by DN, temperature and service.
a)
b)
c)

Larger DN piping should be housed next to the columns.


Smaller DN piping in the center.
Piping in hot service should be located on the side opposite piping in cold and cryogenic service,
as shown in Fig. 14.

8.1.2.2.5 If two tiers of piping are required, the utilities and vents should be located on the top tier and the
process piping on the bottom tier. When three or more tiers are required, the vents should be located on
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Equipment or wall

150/80 mm
or
80/50 mm

A = 50 mm
minimum
150 mm
minimum

Fig. 13. Minimum separation between piping (the flange sets of parallel piping must be staggered)

Hot piping

Cold piping

Fig. 14. Piping distribution in a single tier


8.1.2.2.6 The separation between underground piping must be at least 45 cm.
8.1.2.2.7 Where there is no vehicle traffic or crossings or loads on the ground, the depth of the
underground piping should be no less than 45 cm measured from the top of the pipe to the finished floor
level. At street, road and railroad crossings or where loads on the ground are expected, the depth should
be no less than 1 m, and the design must have a carbon-steel metal jacket complying with the
recommendations of API RP 1102:2007 or equivalent.
8.1.2.2.8 Piping arrangements must leave free spaces around and between vessels, equipment and
piping to provide access for portable maintenance equipment. Operating space between piping and the
adjacent equipment must be at least 75 centimeters and should not obstruct walkways or passageways.
8.1.2.2.9 Piping with liquid sulfur, vents and processes with liquids formed by condensation must be
designed with a continuous slope. Vent and process drain points must empty into a vessel or collector
head. The necessary adjustments should be made to the saddles, respecting the integrity of the piping
supports. Pockets, dead legs or arrangements allowing the accumulation of liquids that limit or hinder the
free flow of gases or might cause backpressure and/or localized corrosion points are not permissible.

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Vent piping

Utility piping

Process piping

Fig. 15. Distribution of tiers on piping supports

8.1.2.2.10 Piping that requires a slope or free drain of the liquid must have a minimum slope of 1:1000 (1
mm per meter). If a steeper slope is required, it should be specified in project engineering.
8.1.2.2.11 The design of the electrical trace heating system must comply with NRF-248-PEMEX-2010.
8.1.2.2.12. For process gas services in sulfur plants, the minimum slope must be 4:1000 (4 mm per
meter) and for liquid sulfur service, 20:1000 (20 mm per meter). If a steeper slope is required, it must be
specified in project engineering.
8.1.2.2.13 Drainage systems must comply with NRF-140-PEMEX-2011.
8.1.2.3 Filters
The piping filters in the Piping Material Specifications of this reference standard are typical for the
respective service; specifying the filters in compliance with the following and the Service Specification is
the responsibility of the Contractor in consultation with PEMEX.
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

The mesh material must be resistant to the fluid and made of at least 304 stainless steel.
Type of fluid and physical-chemical properties (composition, density, viscosity, corrosiveness,
hazard level, incompressible and compressible, among others).
Process conditions (flow and velocity, pressure and pressure drop, as well as operating
temperature).
Type of service, application, operation, cleaning and maintenance.
Operation periods without cleaning or replacing elements, with respect to the quantity of
suspended particles and size of particles to be filtered out.

8.1.2.4 Change of specification


Changes of Piping Material Specifications must be made as follows:
a)

Changes involving Class and/or similar materials (same group No. P of ASME B31.3.2010) must
be made for the welded union of flanges; see Fig. 16.

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Changes involving Class and/or dissimilar materials (different group No. P of ASME B31.3.2010)
must be made for the flange.
In both cases, the Piping Material Specification with the higher class and superior alloy for
gaskets and bolts is to prevail.
Change involving Class and/or
similar materials
Class 150

Class 300

Change involving Class


and/or dissimilar materials
Class 300
Class 150

Fig. 16 Change in Piping Material Specifications for automatic valves


8.1.2.5 General requirements for valve arrangements
8.1.2.5.1 Control valve arrangements must have bypass passages that will include two manual shutoff
valves, one on each side, and one direct or bypass passage with a valve to keep the piping system in
operation. The valve in the direct or bypass passage must be of the same diameter as the control valve
and should be as close as possible to the lowest pressure tee, unless the Licensor indicates otherwise.
8.1.2.5.2 Valves at a height above 4.5 m must have platforms and fixed stairways to operate them, except
for ND 50 (NPS 2) and smaller root valves attached to headers.
8.1.2.5.3 In onshore facilities, frequently operated valves should be located so that they can be operated
from the finished floor level or from an operating platform at a height of no more than 1.9 m, as indicated
in Fig. 17.
8.1.2.5.4. In offshore facilities, frequently operated valves at heights above 1.9 m must be specified with
rapid-action hammer-blow chainwheels, with the exception of DN 50 (NPS 2) and smaller root valves
attached to the header.
8.1.2.5.5 Infrequently operated valves installed at heights above 2.1 m and up to 4.5 m must be
accessible through adjacent fixed platforms, articulated platforms or fixed stairs. Articulated platforms
must comply with NRF-268-PEMEX-2010.
8.1.2.6 Valves at battery boundaries must have sufficient space for their operation and maintenance, with
fixed stairs for access on each side of the piping support and fixed platforms.

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STEMS WTH ANGLE OF ROTATION
HEIGHT FROM CENTER OF
WHEEL

VERTICAL STEMS
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NOTES:
1. IF DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS ALLOW, IT IS PREFERABLE TO INSTALL VALVES WITH THE STEM VERTICAL
BECAUSE THIS GREATLY FACILITATES MAINTENANCE (LUBRICATION, INSPECTION, REPACKING). THEY MAY
BE INSTALLED WITH THE STEP HORIZONTAL, BUT NOT TURNED DOWNWARD BECAUSE THE BONNET WOULD
ACT AS A TRAP FOR ABRASIVE SEDIMENTS AND LIQUID THAT COULD FREEZE, DAMAGING THE VALVE.
2. VALVES INSTALLED ABOVE PLATFORMS AND/OR PASSAGEWAYS WILL BE LOCATED AT A MINIMUM HEIGHT
OF 0.340 M.
3. VALVES REQUIRING FREQUENT AND/OR EMERGENCY OPERATION IN WHICH THE STEM CENTERLINE IS
HIGHER THAN 19 M ABOVE THE FLOOR OR PLATFORM LEVEL WILL BE INSTALLED WITH RAPID-ACTION
HAMMER-BLOW CHAINWHEELS . THEY WILL NOT BE USED IN THREADED VALVES. IN THE ABSENCE OF
SUCH OPERATING CONDITIONS, THEY WILL BE INSTALLED SO THAT THEY CAN BE OPERATED FROM
PORTABLE STAIRWAYS OR FROM THE PIPING TIERS.
4. GATE VALVES IN PUMP DISCHARGE PIPING WILL BE LOCATED SO THAT THEY CAN BE NORMALLY OPERATED
FROM THE FLOOR. THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE HEIGHT TO THE STEM CENTERLINE WILL BE 175 M. WHEN
THE VALVE CANNOT BE SERVICED DUE TO DESIGN REQUIREMENTS, IT WILL BE INSTALLED WITH THE
DEVICES MENTIONED IN POINT 3.
5. FOR FABRICATION DETAILS, SEE THE MANUFACTURER'S MANUAL.
6. DIMENSIONS ARE GIVEN IN METERS.

HORIZONTAL
HEIGHT FROM CENTER OF
STEM
THE CHAIN SHOULD
NOT HANG IN
PASSAGEWAYS

MAXIMUM HEIGHT FOR


VERTICAL STEMS

ALTERNATIVE W/
ANGLE OF
ROTATION

FREE SPACE FOR


HEAD

CHAINOPERATED
VALVE

MAXIMUM HEIGHT
FOR DISCHARGE
VALVES IN PUMPS

FACIAL DANGER ZONE


VALVE STEMS ARE
NOT ALLOWED TO
PROTRUDE. THEY
MUST BE COVERED
BY EQUIPMENT
AND/OR PIPING

FIRST
ALTERNATIVE

SECOND
ALTERNATIVE

DANGER ZONE
EXTENSIONS FOR
WHEELS
(NOTE 5)

ONLY ACCEPTABLE
FOR VALVE
MAINTENANCE

COLUMN OR RAILING

VALVE STEMS ARE


NOT ALLOWED TO
PROTRUDE. THEY
MUST BE COVERED BY
EQUIPMENT AND/OR
PIPING

MAX. HORIZONTAL DISTANCE


OPERATOR

FLOOR OR PLATFORM LEVEL

Fig. 17. Location of frequently operated valves


8.1.2.5.7 At supports for hook-up piping, fixed marine-type stairways must be installed at the start of the
piping support and every 50 meters along its length. At piping supports inside plants, two additional
marine-type fixed stairways must installed at the battery boundaries, one at the end opposite the battery
boundary and another in the middle.
8.1.2.5.8 The passageways or areas where personnel circulate must be free of any obstructions, with a
clear width of at least 70 cm. Valve wheels, handles, stems and actuators, among others, should not
extend into this area.
8.1.2.5.9 The orientation of wheels, handles, stems and actuators must be indicated on the piping
isometrics and/or drawings, and in the 3D electronic model when applicable.
8.1.2.5.10 In parallel equipment or facilities for the same function, separate shutoff valves must be
installed to isolate the equipment or facilities for maintenance, without interrupting normal plant operation.

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8.1.2.5.11 Valves housed in manholes or trenches (under cover) must be specified with wheeled stem
extensions for operation from a finished floor level of approximately 10 cm, with an open/closed position
indicator that displays the valve's position outside the manhole or trench as shown in Fig. 18; except for
valves in manholes with depths and dimensions allowing them to be operated inside by personnel
standing upright.

Fig. 18. Valves housed in trenches


8.1.2.6 Piping arrangement in heat exchangers
8.1.2.6.1 The inlet and outlet piping of heat exchangers must include manually operated shutoff/isolation
valves and figure eights for their isolation, unless the Licensor or risk assessment indicates otherwise.
The location of the valves and figure eights must be accessible from the operating floor or platform level;
see Fig. 19.
8.1.2.6.2 Valves in vents or drains located in the inlet or outlet piping of heat exchangers must be at least
DN 25 (NPS 1).
8.1.2.6.3 The distance between the bottom of the piping under the heat exchangers and the operating
floor level must be at least 50 cm.
8.1.2.6.4 Piping arrangements must be designed so that in the event of flow failure, the heat exchangers
remain full of cooling fluid.
8.1.2.6.5 The piping arrangement in heat exchangers must allow removal of the tube bundles, covers,
channels and bonnets; the free space in front of the equipment for this operation must be at least the
length of the tube bundle plus 1 m.

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Venting
Figure eight

Heat
exchanger

Figure
eight

Manually
operated
shutoff valves

Fig. 19. Piping arrangement in heat exchangers

8.1.2.7 Piping arrangement in process compressors


8.1.2.7.1. Suction and discharge piping must have manually operated shutoff valves and figure eights,
accessible from the operating floor level or from platforms.
8.1.2.7.2 Utility piping for the compressors must have manually operated shutoff valves.
8.1.2.7.3 At onshore facilities, the arrangement and distribution in the process compressor house must
have a mezzanine, with the compressor in the top part and the utilities in the bottom part, unless a
different arrangement is indicated in the project's Service Specification.
8.1.2.7.4 Compressor discharge piping must have a non-slam axial flow check valve.
8.1.2.7.5 Compressor suction piping must have filters, and the piping arrangements should allow easy
removal. Filters must be accessible from the operating floor level or from operating platforms.
8.1.2.7.6 Piping arrangements must have vents and purges to release pressure. Process gases must be
sent to venting.

8.1.2.8 Piping arrangement in pumps


8.1.2.8.1 In suction and discharge piping, the manually operated shutoff valves must be accessible to
personnel and as close as possible to the pumps in order to reduce the volume of the purged product,
and must have figure eights; see Fig. 20.
8.1.2.8.2 Piping arrangements for swing-type check valves must be for operation in horizontal position.
8.1.2.8.3 Piping arrangements must leave space that allows access for maintenance work, equipment
removal and filter cleaning.

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8.1.2.8.4 In the design of piping arrangements, the eccentric reducer on the pump suction side must be
with the flat face (flat side) up, as shown in Fig. 20.
8.1.2.8.5 The design of pump suction piping must include a final filter with a purge that is removable with
no need to disconnect the piping. Permanent conical filters are not acceptable. Purges must be specified
for the lowest point of the piping.
8.1.2.8.6 Compatible pump purges should be grouped in a common header and connected to the
appropriate drainage.

8.1.2.9 Piping arrangement in towers and vessels


8.1.2.9.1 Piping arrangements in fractionating towers must have a slope of at least 2 percent to ensure a
free drain toward the process equipment (condenser and accumulator, among others), as shown in Fig.
21.
8.1.2.9.2 Nozzles for process utilities must be oriented toward the plant's piping racks.

Discharge
valve

Figure eight

Venting

Check valve

Eccentric
reducer

Figure eights

Filter
Purges
Cup or closed
drainage

Fig. 20. Typical piping arrangement at pumps


(Figure does not imply a specific design)

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8.1.2.9.3 Valves, instruments and inspection boxes, among others, must be accessible from platforms
and conform to NRF-028-PEMEX-2010.

Fractionating
Column

2% slope allowing
free drain of
condensates

Condense

Fig. 21 Piping arrangement in fractionating column

8.1.2.10 Piping arrangement for air service (breathing, instruments, plants, seals, combustion)
8.1.2.10.1 The discharge piping of compressors or blowers must have manually operated shutoff/isolation
and check valves.
8.1.2.10.2 At offshore facilities, the check valve in the blower discharge must have a dual plate, with
reinforced springs made of UNS N07750 material or equivalent.
8.1.2.10.3 The blower suction piping must be stainless steel from the filtering system outlet nozzle up to
the blower nozzle, preventing the formation of rust or scale on the steel and damage to blower internals.
8.1.2.10.4 The piping system for breathing air must be a dedicated system independent of air piping for
other services. The breathing air piping system must be sanitary grade from the conditioning package up
to the breathing air outlet stations. Air quality must be for human consumption and comply with CGA-G72008 and CGA-G7-1-2011 or equivalents.
8.1.2.10.5 Breathing air taps must be DN 25 (NPS 1) with 4 DN 8 (NPS ) quick connects, with latch.
See Fig. 22.
8.1.2.10.6 Compressor and blower air taps must be located and oriented to facilitate the entry of
contaminant-free air. The design must keep out rain and animals.
8.1.2.10.7. Plant and instrument air headers in hookups must have a slope toward the drainage points at
the low points and at air header elevation changes. The drainage arrangement must have a shutoff valve
and condensate trap at floor level.

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Air flow
Quick connects

Latch for
connectors

Fig. 22. Piping arrangement at breathing air taps

8.1.2.11 Piping arrangement at battery boundaries


8.1.2.11.1 All piping at battery boundaries must have a shut/off isolation or double valve as required in
8.1.2.11.2.
8.1.2.11.2 Battery boundary arrangements for process, fuel gas and steam piping or piping with
hazardous substances with Level 3 risk or higher must have a manually operated double shutoff/isolation
valve and figure eight, as well as a purge, drain or vent, as applicable, as shown in Fig. 23.
8.1.2.11.3 Battery boundary arrangements for Class 300 piping or higher or for working temperatures of
100C (212F) must have an equalizing line, as shown in Fig. 23.
8.1.2.11.4 Piping arrangements at battery limits must include a figure eight to ensure isolation of the
facility. In the case of the double valve, it must be installed after the second or between the two valves
when there is a particular requirement of Pemex. The valve/figure eight arrangements must be accessible
to the personnel.

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Figure
eight

Hookup side

Isolated facility side

Figure
eight

Fig. 23. Double shutoff with valves at battery boundary


8.1.2.12 Piping arrangement for direct-fired heaters
8.1.2.12.1 The design of piping arrangements for (process) fuel gas must include a manually operated
shutoff/isolation valve and an automatic shutoff valve in the process side supply stream to the heater, as
well as a manual shutoff/isolation valve and a check valve in the outlet stream.
8.1.2.12.2 Valves must be located at least 15 m from the direct-fired heater, measured horizontally as
shown in Fig. 24, and must include connections for the instrumentation required for project equipment.
8.1.2.12.3 Taps for furnace hearth or direct-fired heater blowdown steam must be included, as well as a
ring to form a steam curtain on the periphery of the equipment.

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FSDH = High-flow trip


FSDL = Low-flow trip
FR = Flow recorder

Partition
SDV = Remote-operated
isolation valve (emergency
shutoff valve)

Manual shutoff
valve

TI = Temperature
indicator

TSDH = Hightemperature trip

15 meters
DH=Pressure relief
valve to vent

High-temperature trip

TRC = Temperature
recorder control

Check valve

PSDL = Lowpressure trip


Direct-fired heater

Fig. 24. Piping arrangements for direct-fired heaters

8.1.2.14.4 The design of fuel gas piping arrangements must include manually operated shutoff/isolation
valves upstream from the pilot and burner fuel gas skid. The valve must be a quick open/close ( turn)
ball valve located at least 15 m from the direct-fired heater, measured horizontally as shown in Fig. 25.
Arrangements should also include the valves and connections required for project equipment.

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Hearth of directfired heater


Pilot

Burner

15 m min. between furnace and ESDV

TCV = Temp.
control valve

FR = Flow
recorder
PI = Pressure
indicator

PSDH = Highpressure trip

ESDV = Emergency
shutdown valve

PSLD = Lowpressure trip

Fig. 25. Fuel gas piping arrangement

8.1.2.13 Vent piping arrangement


8.1.2.13.1 Piping arrangements for the installation of pressure relief valves and venting systems must
comply with NRF-031-PEMEX-2011, ASME B31.3-2010 paragraph 322.6 and the following:
8.1.2.13.2 Horizontal piping must have a slope that allows the free drain of liquids and condensates to the
accumulator or seal tank.
8.1.2.13.3 Piping must not have pockets, dead legs or arrangements that accumulate liquid, create
backpressure, or limit or hinder the free flow of gases and liquids.
8.1.2.13.4 Branch connections in the headers must be designed with a 45 angle at the top of the header
in the direction of flow as shown in Fig. 26, and must be made of line and/or factory components (not
improvised).
8.1.2.13.5 Pressure relief valve discharges must be tied into the venting header to prevent the
accumulation of condensates that could cause overpressure in the valve discharge and corrosion of valve
internals and the piping, as shown in Fig. 26. If not feasible, then as an exception and at the specific
request of PEMEX in the Service Specification, the pressure relief valve discharge piping must be selfdraining to prevent the accumulation of liquids downstream from relief valves, complying with API RP 520
Part II:2003 or equivalent.

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header
Pressure
relief valve
located on
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Integrally reinforced
connection or Y fitting

Branch
connection
into
venting
header

Venting header
Shutoff
valve

To venting
header
Sloped piping to ensure free
drain of liquids

Equipment or piping
to be protected

Fig. 26. Relief valve arrangement


8.1.2.13.6 Piping arrangements for pressure relief valves on equipment that must not be left unprotected
under any circumstances, such as storage spheres, reactors and distillation columns, among others, must
have two relief valves with a 100 percent pressure relieving capacity each, and unless otherwise
indicated by PEMEX or the Licensor in the Service Specification, with 2-position 3-way valves for
selecting the pressure relief valve, which must comply with API RP 520 Part II:2003 or equivalent.
8.1.2.13.7 Piping arrangements for pressure relief valves due to thermal expansion of heat exchangers
must have a manually operated shutoff/isolation valve with discharge piping to a drainage cup or, if
applicable, per 8.1.2.13.5.
8.1.2.13.8. Pressure relief valves that discharge into the atmosphere should only be specified for
substances that do not pollute the environment, such as steam or air, and must discharge to an elevated
location that is safe for the personnel. They must also have a 6.4 mm (1/4 in.) diameter orifice at the
lowest point, as shown in Fig. 27.

Discharge to safe
location

Pressure relief valve


6.4 mm ( in.) orifice at lowest point

Fig. 27. Pressure relief valve to atmosphere

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8.1.2.14 Basic Nipple Arrangements


8.1.2.14.1 The basic nipple arrangements for process services or hazardous substances must consist of
the following:
a)
b)
c)

Integrally reinforced connection (nipolet or nipple pipet) plus valve, nipple and plug.
Integrally reinforced connections such as a sockolet plus nipple, valve, nipple and plug.
Integrally reinforced connections such as a valvolet plus nipple and plug.

8.1.2.14.2 All vents, drains and purges must be piped to safe discharge points per 8.1.2.15, with a plug or
flanges as applicable.
8.1.2.14.3. Integrally reinforced connections (nipolet or nipple pipet) must have a minimum length of 90
mm (3.5 in) for piping without a thermal insulation system and a maximum length of 165 mm (6.5 in.) for
piping with a thermal insulation system so that the valve actuator is not obstructed.

8.1.2.15 Vent, drain and purge arrangements


8.1.2.15.1 Purges, drains and vents must comply with 8.1.2.1.16-18 and the basic nipple arrangement in
8.1.2.14, with the exception of the arrangements required by the Licensor's specifications.
8.1.2.15.2 Purges, drains and vents in Class 600 and higher piping must be specified with a manual
double shutoff/isolation valve. Class 600 piping must have two gate valves, and Class 900 and higher
piping must have one gate and one globe valve.
8.1.2.15.3 For the hydrostatic test, the piping must have drains at the lowest points and vents at the
highest points, with an integrally reinforced connection (threadolet) plus nipple and valve. After the
hydrostatic test, the nipple and the valve should be removed and a solid-bar plug installed, applying a
weld bead to the threaded connection to seal it.
8.1.2.15.4 For piping purges, drains and vents in services with dirty substances that entail a risk of
plugging, the basic nipple arrangement should be replaced with piston valves with a built-in coupling. In
closed position, the valve piston should be flush with the inner wall of the piping.
8.1.2.15.5 Inside plants, the purges and drains must be piped to drains based on the service. Purges and
drains should not be discharged into the atmosphere or the ground.
8.1.2.15.6 Piping arrangements must have enough space that the purge valves can operate without
obstructions or maneuvers that put personnel at risk.
8.1.2.15.7 "L" drain arrangements or arrangements in more than one plane must be kept to a minimum.
When they are unavoidable, a support must be installed to prevent overstressing that could damage their
mechanical integrity. They should preferably be aligned under the longitudinal axis of the piping.
8.1.2.16 Arrangements for instrument taps
8.1.2.16.1 Arrangements for instruments should allow the instrument to be removed, leaving the piping in
operation and not exposing personnel to substances. Arrangements must have an isolation, purge and/or
vent valve and comply with API RP 551:1993 or equivalent.

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8.1.2.16.2 The arrangement for pressure gauges must have a gate valve to the header and a purge or
vent valve that allows for bleeding pressure from the gauge.
8.1.2.16.3 Arrangements for instruments should be designed with a nipolet or nipple pipet with a gate
valve, per Piping Material Specification. This type of arrangement does not apply to flanged instruments.
The arrangement downstream from the valve should be supplemented as specified in the applicable
typical instrument installation arrangement.

8.1.2.17 Arrangements for sampling taps


8.1.2.17.1 Arrangements for sampling taps must allow sampling while the piping is in service, without
exposing personnel to substances. Arrangements must have a shutoff, purge and/or vent valve per
8.1.2.15 and the type of sampling device.
8.1.2.17.2 Liquid sampling taps in horizontal piping must be in the middle of the piping to ensure that
there is no interference from gases.
8.1.2.17.3 Gas sampling taps in horizontal piping must be in the top part of the piping to ensure that there
is no interference from liquids.
8.1.2.17.4 The typical arrangement for a conventional sampling tap must conform to the following unless
PEMEX or the Licensor indicates otherwise:
a)

It must have a minimum interior projection of 25 mm into the pipe as shown in Fig. 28.

b)

In clean fluids, the sampling control valve must be a -turn ball valve equipped with a spring
return ("deadman") handle that ensures safe closure. The allowable diameters are DN 8 and DN
15 (NPS and NPS ), with ASME B1.20.1-1983 or equivalent threads made of ASTM
A182/A182M-11 Gr. F316 stainless steel in Class 3000 or higher.

c)

For purges and sampling taps in piping or vessels that contain liquids with sudden vaporization
such as LPG, two separate valves must be included one meter apart; the valve near the header
or equipment must be a -turn ball valve, and the valve on the terminal end must be a gate
valve. In the case of a sampling tap, the arrangement must start downstream from the gate valve
(purge).

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2.5 cm
minimum

Nipple

Machine to allow passage of


the nipple

Valve

Weld nipple to pipe and then introduce


sockolet and weld to pipe and nipple

Fig. 28. Sampling tap arrangement

The piston should pass through the


coupling until it is flush with the inner
wall of the pipe.

Feedthrough coupling
into pipe supplied by
valve manufacturer

Outlet for sampling


arrangement

Fig. 29. Piston valve arrangement

8.1.2.17.5 Piping arrangements for sampling fluids with solids that entail a risk of plugging, such as the
process service in sulfur plants, must include piston valves; see Fig. 29.

8.1.2.18 Piping arrangement for steam system

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8.1.2.18.1 Medium- and low-pressure steam systems must be designed with drain legs (condensate
traps) and steam traps. The number, type and location of steam traps should be determined in detail
engineering, and in at least the following cases:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)

Upstream from the manually operated shutoff/isolation valves.


Upstream from the pressure- and temperature-control valves.
Upstream from the thermal expansion curves (loops); see Fig. 30.
Upstream from an increase in elevation.
At the end of the headers.
Where condensate might accumulate.
The case shown in Figure 30.

In the case of saturated steam piping where condensate may form due to the design and distances, drain
legs must be installed.

Thermal expansion
curves

Flow

Condensate trap

Fig. 30. Drain legs in expansion curves

8.1.2.18.2 The condensate trap arrangement must conform to the typical arrangements shown in Figs. 31
and 32. The maximum separation between condensate traps in horizontal low-pressure steam piping
must be 45 m, and 60 m for medium-pressure steam.

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HEADER
SAME AS HEADER

SAME AS HEADER
" TO TRAP

" TO TRAP

Threaded end plug

Threaded end plug

(2" AND SMALLER WELDABLE INSERT)

TYPE 1

3" HEADER

3" HEADER

TYPE 2
SAME AS HEADER

SAME AS HEADER

" TO TRAP

" TO TRAP

TYPE 4

TYPE 3
(3" HEADER WITH WELDABLE TEE)

HEADER
HEADER

" TO TRAP

" TO TRAP

TYPE 5

TYPE 6
(4 OR LARGER HEADER WITH INSERT)

Figure 31. Typical drain leg and steam trap arrangement

8.1.2.18.3 The steam trap arrangement must discharge into the condensate header and include a flanged
steam trap with a drain and built-in filter, as well as a bypass, as shown in Fig. 33.
[8.1.2.18.4 is missing in the original. Editor]
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Straight tee

Steam header

Steam flow
Basic nipple
arrangement

Collector

To steam trap
Welded end
plug

Two shutoff valves in class 600 lb


and higher

Threaded end plug

Fig. 32. Typical condensate trap arrangements

Fig. 33. Steam trap arrangement

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8.1.2.18.6 Steam traps must be located so that they are accessible for safe operation and maintenance
by personnel at finished floor level, without obstructing other installations and/or traffic in the area.
8.1.2.18.7. Piping branch lines and offshoots for steam distribution must be located in the top part of the
headers or piping, preventing condensate entrainment and must have a manual shutoff valve (root valve)
located as close as possible to the header without entrapping condensate.
8.1.2.18.8 Steam taps at service points must be DN 20 (NPS ). The terminal nipple must be made of
ASTM A312/A312M-12 Type 304 or 316 or equivalent stainless steel.
8.1.2.19 Package equipment
8.1.2.19.1 Package equipment must be designed with flanged ends at the package boundary.
8.1.2.19.2 Piping and piping arrangements for package equipment must comply with this reference
standard unless the Licensor indicates otherwise.
8.1.2.19.3 In package equipment, all supports, guides, directional stops, springs and hangers must be
confined within the package equipment battery boundaries. The allowable forces and moments at the tiein points with the lines outside the package should not cause or transmit stress to the tied-in piping.
8.1.2.19.4 Package equipment piping must be secured during shipment to prevent damage to equipment
and/or internal materials, and temporary elements to be removed after installation should be indicated in
orange.
8.1.2.20 Filling station piping arrangements
8.1.2.20.1 Piping arrangements in loading islands must have sufficient space to allow access by
personnel, and contention barriers on both ends of the island to protect the piping.
8.1.2.20.2 The height of the loading arm connection must be in keeping with the dimensions of the
loading package system (tankers or tank trucks) and the fluid.
8.1.2.20.3 A utility station supplying air, water and steam must be included and, when specified, breathing
air.
8.1.2.20.4 The piping arrangements at islands for loading or unloading hydrocarbons or environmental
pollutants must have a vapor return line to the vapor recovery system.
8.1.2.21 Piping arrangement for showers and eye-wash stations
Must be designed in unobstructed areas with easy access wherever hazardous chemicals are handled
and personnel is exposed to splashing and/or spills, including areas where filters are cleaned. They must
have a connection for transmitting these systems' operating signal.
8.1.2.22 Piping identification
Piping must be identified per NRF-009-PEMEX-2004.
8.1.2.23 Anticorrosion protection

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8.1.2.23.1 All overhead carbon- and low- and intermediate-alloy steel piping must be protected with
anticorrosion coatings complying with NRF-053-PEMEX-2006. For underground piping, coatings must
comply with NRF-026-PEMEX-2008, with mechanical protection extending over the air/soil interface up to
50 cm above the finished floor level. This protection must withstand UV rays.
8.1.2.23.2 Galvanized piping coatings must comply with NRF-281-PEMEX-2012.
8.1.2.23.3 Metal piping with a thermal insulation system must have an anticorrosion coating complying
with NACE SP0198:2010 or equivalent. This anticorrosion coating should only consist of primer, and
should not have a finish coating.

8.1.3

Piping flexibility and supports

8.1.3.1 Piping flexibility


8.1.3.1.1 Piping must be designed for a structural behavior that withstands the operating, design
conditions and any special conditions to which it is subject, with the flexibility needed to control expansion
and/or contraction, such as movements or displacements of supports, piping supports and equipment,
without the piping undergoing excessive deformation that causes leaks, overstresses or failures, among
other adverse effects, or inducing such effects in the facilities.
8.1.3.1.2 Piping must be designed and calculated per ASME B31.3:2010 to withstand pressure and
temperature loads, environmental conditions (ice, hail), dynamic effects (impact, wind, earthquake,
vibration and reaction forces), weight and fatigue, per ASME B31.3:2010, Paragraph 301, and
combinations thereof.
8.1.3.1.3 To determine the resulting loads, the load cases indicated below and the combinations in Table
3 should be applied at a minimum:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

Operating loads
Thermal loads
Occasional loads (earthquake and wind, among others)
Friction loads
Test loads

MINIMUM LOADS TO BE ANALYZED


CASE

TYPE

ALLOWABLE STRESS

Thermal

(ASME B31.3:2010)
SA

Weight + Pressure + Concentrated or external loads

Sustained

Sh

Temperature + Weight + Pressure + Load + Displacement

Operation

Paragraph 302.3.6

Wind or earthquake (whichever is greater)*

Occasional

Paragraph 302.3.6

Sustained + Occasional

Sustained

1.33 Sh

Hydrostatic Test

Sustained

1.33 Sh

Temperature + Displacements

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SA: Range of allowable displacement stresses.


Sh: Allowable stresses at operating temperature.
Table 3. Minimum Loads
8.1.3.1.4 Occasional wind and earthquake loads should be determined by procedures given in the Civil
Works Earthquake and Wind Design Manuals of the Federal Electricity Commission.
8.1.3.1.5 Valves, instruments and fittings should not be used as piping supports.
8.1.3.1.6 Piping that connects to reciprocating compressors or pumps must be designed to prevent the
natural frequency of the system from a response to the excitation frequency of the equipment in various
operating modes, applying the acoustic and mechanical methods needed to obtain the most efficient and
lowest-cost design.
8.1.3.1.7 Flexibility studies should be performed using formal and informal methods. The formal method
should be done with specialized software packages.
8.1.3.1.8 Piping should be classified according to the following criteria:
A)

Category I, which must be analyzed with a formal method that should be detailed and performed
on the piping in one or more of the following services or cases:
a) Piping connected to dynamic equipment:

DN 80 (NPS 2) and larger equipment connected to reciprocating pumps and compressors,


centrifugal compressors and turbines whose normal operating temperature exceeds 90C.
Equipment connected to centrifugal pumps with the following characteristics:
DN 100 to 250 (NPS 4 to 10) with normal operating temperatures of 145C or higher.
DN 300 (NPS 12) and larger with normal operating temperatures of 120C or higher.
Piping with DN larger than that of the pump nozzle and normal operating temperatures of
120C or higher.
b) Piping connected to equipment with stress limitations, such as: air coolers, ejectors, heat
exchangers, furnaces, boilers, steam generators, deaerators, pressure vessels, direct-fired
heaters, process towers, spheres, storage tanks, flares and cold boxes, among others.
c) Piping made of non-ferrous materials, such as titanium, Monel and Incoloy, among others.
d) Piping in service with hazardous chemicals with a level 4 health risk per NOM-018-STPS2000.
e) Piping with fluid in two phases (liquid and vapor).
f) Piping under a vacuum (negative pressure).
g) Jacketed piping.
h) Transfer piping.
i) Piping for venting systems and flares, including the discharge side of pressure relief valves.
j) Piping DN 150 (NPS 6) and larger, with operating temperatures higher than 120C.
k) Piping DN 50 (NPS 2) and larger with operating temperatures higher than 250C.
l) Piping of any DN (NPS) with metal design temperatures higher than 500C.
m) Piping with operating temperatures of 18C (0F) or lower.
n) Piping DN 350 (NPS 14) and larger.
o) Piping in bridges between offshore platforms.
p) Piping located under the first deck of offshore platforms.
q) Critical-service piping defined by the Licensor.
r) Piping under severe cyclical conditions per ASME B31.3:2010.

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t)
u)
v)
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Piping with expansion joints.


Piping subject to temperature gradients (such as the banana effect).
Piping connected to equipment where differential settling of 12 mm or more is expected.
Piping designated as Category I in Fig. 34.
The piping specified by PEMEX or the Licensor in the Service Specification.

Category II, which should be analyzed with informal methods (approximate methods or nondetailed computer programs):
a) Piping connected to equipment with external load and/or stress limitations that would appear
to be included in Category I, but is not, due to its diameter or temperature.
b) All piping designated as Category II in Fig. 34.

C)

Category III, which should be analyzed using approximate methods. Calculation reports are not
required.
a) Piping not classified as Category I or II, operating at ambient temperature and up to DN 400
(NPS 16).
b) Piping classified as Category III in Fig. 34.

8.1.3.1.9 Piping replacing existing piping that has operated successfully does not require a new analysis,
provided there are no changes in diameter, geometry, location, supports, operating or design conditions,
Piping Material Specifications, wall thickness or schedule.
8.1.3.1.10 When an accepted flexibility analysis is applied to identical, mirror and repetitive piping
arrangements, an additional flexibility analysis is not required.

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HIGHER

OPERATING TEMPERATURE (C)

CATEGORY I

CATEGORY II

CATEGORY III

CATEGORY I

Larger

NOMINAL PIPING DIAMETER


Fig. 34. Piping Classification by Category
8.1.3.1.11 The Contractor must deliver the calculation reports for the piping system studied, including
reports using formal methods and those using informal methods. These reports should make it possible in
and of themselves to identify the main data for the lines studied, and the analysis isometric must include
information needed to review runs, such as the following:
a)
b)

c)

Cover page showing: Project name and number, work site, plant, identification of line(s) studied.
Analysis isometric showing: all essential information on the design and material quality;
identification of the line(s); diameters; service fluid; operating pressures; operating temperature;
insulation thickness, type and density; location; elevations; reference to key piping drawings;
indication of continuity with other plans or isometrics; summary of calculated maximum forces
and moments; resulting maximum stresses and allowable stresses, clearly indicating units used;
points of interest (nodes); and type of supports, among others.
Computer run output report (in the formal method) and/or results of the informal study, with
essential information such as: line number(s); material of piping and connections; diameters;
thicknesses; allowable stresses; calculated maximum stresses; modulus of elasticity; operating
temperature and pressure; weights included in the calculation (pipe weight, thermal insulation,
fluid and densities, among others); applied loads and load combinations (operating, wind and
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check of forces and moments in nozzles; and all other information needed to review calculations.
Schematic and /or copies of equipment connected.
Summary with acceptance criteria and the name and signature of the individual responsible for
the flexibility study.
Summary of the study and acceptance criteria.
Summary of critical loads on supports and at connection points.

PEMEX reserves the right to verify the designs prepared, and if at any time PEMEX finds that a design
fails to comply with guidelines given in this reference standard, PEMEX may reject said design and
require the Contractor to prepare new designs, at its expense, that do comply with said requirements.
8.1.3.1.12 The flexibility analysis studies must be applied to complete piping systems and when branch
lines are involved, they must be part of the header, including supports and restrictions, up to the closest
directional stop. All displacements that could occur in the piping system within the maximum operating
temperature range must be included.
8.1.3.1.13 The piping configuration must have the flexibility needed to control thermal expansion and
contraction through its direction changes, so that the resulting displacements and stresses remain within
the allowable limits given in Table 3.
If this is not possible, one or more of the following alternatives may be used:
a)
b)
c)

Expansion curves ("loops")


Expansion joints, when specified by the licensor (under reserve and after approval by PEMEX)
Mechanisms that allow angular, rotational or axial movement (after acceptance by PEMEX).

Expansion joints must comply with NRF-158-PEMEX-2012 or NRF-171-PEMEX-2007 and the following:
a)
b)

They must not operate under torsion.


They must not be of the slip-on or telescoping type.

8.1.3.2 Piping supports


8.1.3.2.1 The engineering must indicate the location and type of supports for all piping, which should be
the result of the flexibility studies.
8.1.3.2.2 Piping supports must withstand the actions and combination of actions of the piping, including
hydrostatic test loads, among others.
8.1.3.2.3 The piping arrangement must have the supports needed to ensure that connections do not
transmit excessive stresses to the equipment while maintaining the alignment of the piping, which must
be demonstrated by the Contractor in the applicable flexibility study.
8.1.2.3.4 Piping must have permanent supports. Temporary supports are only permitted for the
hydrostatic test.
8.1.3.2.5 All supports must be made of material that withstands service and environmental conditions.
Ductile and malleable cast iron is not permissible for piping supports.
8.1.3.2.6 Carbon-, low- and intermediate-alloy steel supports must be protected with anti-corrosion
coatings that comply with NRF-053-PEMEX-2006.

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8.1.3.2.7 Piping supports must be located, supported or hung on structural elements. Supports on grating,
anti-skid plates, railings, stairways or floors without concrete blocks, among others, are not permissible.
8.1.3.2.8 Piping must not be supported on other piping.
8.1.3.2.9 Valves DN 450 (NNPS 18) and larger should preferably be supported by piping supports.
8.1.3.2.10 Flanges must not be used as piping supports.
8.1.3.2.11 Piping supports made of concrete, masonry or similar material must have an embedded plate
or structural element protruding from the support, which must be the contact and slide surface between
the piping and the piping support.
8.1.3.2.12 To the extent possible, piping welds should not be placed on support elements, wear plates or
backing plates.
8.1.3.2.13 Sloped piping must have saddle-type supports, and elevation adjustments must be made in the
saddle. The use of shims to adjust elevations is not permissible.
8.1.3.2.14 Piping supports must allow for installing valves, instruments and equipment without using
temporary supports.
8.1.3.2.15 Wooden supports are not permissible.
8.1.3.2.16 Supports for piping with a thermal insulation system for cold service must be:
a)

b)

High-density polyurethane with at least the following physical properties or materials with
equivalent properties:
3
- Temperature range: 250C to 100C (418F to 212F); density: 240 kg/m
- Compression strength: 795 kPA
- Compression modulus of elasticity: 38.019 kPA
6
- Thermal expansion coefficient: 50 x 10 mm/mm-K
- Thermal conductivity: 0.028 W/m-K and non-combustible
Smooth metal casing with a vapor barrier that secures the arrangement as illustrated in Fig. 35.
The casing plate may be galvanized carbon steel secured with ASTM A 307 bolts and A194 Gr
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E = Insulation thickness
Pipe
Jacket

Metal finish of
insulation
High-density
polyurethane

Reinforcement
DN 350 (NPS 14)
and larger

Free support
Displacement 38 mm

Fig. 35. Supports for piping with a thermal insulation system

8.1.3.3 Backing plates


8.1.3.3.1 Support elements such as saddles, lugs, shoes, trunnions, fastening brackets, among others,
must have a backing plate with alignment hole.
8.1.3.3.2 Backing plates must be made of material similar to and compatible with the piping material and
have a thickness equivalent to that of the standard schedule for the piping to which it is welded for
carbon-steel piping and the same or standard schedule, whichever is less, for non-ferrous materials.
8.1.3.4 Wear plates
8.1.3.4.1 When the project so specifies, carbon- and low- and intermediate-alloy steel piping with no
insulation must have a wear plate between the piping and the support point on piping supports, which
must be a 45-120 angle segment of plate or pipe, per Table 4.
DN (NPS)
Angle in degrees
4
45
6 and larger
120 and use saddle
The length of the wear plate must extend 10 cm on each side of the piping support.
Table 4. Wear Plates
8.1.3.4.2 Stainless steel, non-ferrous metal and non-metal piping should not rest directly on structural
supports; there must be at least one wear plate.
8.1.3.4.3 Metal wear plates must be made of material similar to and compatible with the piping material
and have a thickness of 6 mm (1/4) for diameters up to DN 300 (NPS 12) and 10 mm () for diameters
of DN 350 (NPS 14) and larger; with complete peripheral welding and an alignment hole.
8.1.3.4.4 Non-metal wear plates and their adhesive should be selected on the basis of mechanical
strength (crush and shear) and the temperature to which they are subject. They should also be resistant
to the environment and have a service life at least equal to that specified for the piping.

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8.1.3.4.5 Wear plates must be of a length that they do not work out of the supports in service during
temperature changes, vibrations or any other action, extending at least 100 mm on each end of the main
supports or concrete support blocks.
8.1.3.4.6 The alignment holes in backing and wear plates must be 6 mm () in diameter and must be
located at the lowest point and on an end that is accessible from outside the support. Alignment holes
must not be obstructed by piping supports. The holes should be filled with epoxy resin that can withstand
the operating temperature.
8.1.4

Service Index and Piping Material Specifications (PMS)

8.1.4.1 Requirements for Preparing the Service Index and Piping Material Specifications
8.1.4.1.1 The Service Index should be prepared on Form 12.1.1 and the Piping Material Specifications on
Form 12.1.3 in Annex 12.1 of this reference standard.
8.1.4.1.2 The Contractor must prepare the Service Index for the piping included in the scope of the
project and, if applicable, the Piping Material Specifications for service or components not covered by this
reference standard, and the Contractor must request approval by authorized PEMEX personnel.
8.1.4.1.3 The Contractor must ensure that the Piping Material Specifications for the project comply with
this reference standard and if technical discrepancies are found, the Contractor must submit a written
request to PEMEX to determine the appropriate definition.
8.1.4.1.4 For particular cases in which PEMEX specifies in the project that steam piping for power
generation must be designed per ASME B31.1:2010 or equivalent, the Contractor must prepare the
Piping Material Specification based on that standard and the applicable requirements of this reference
standard.
8.1.4.1.5 In the selection of Piping Material Specifications from this reference standard and/or preparation
of standards for the project, the Contractor must identify, as applicable, shall verify and review the
service, Class, work center environment, design and operating conditions, NDT and other factors
including, but not limited to:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
k)
l)

Chemical composition and/or concentration of the substance.


Classification and hazard levels of the substance.
Content of abrasive solids or any other foreign substances.
Contamination of the substance by the piping.
Corrosion tolerance.
Service life, maintenance, wear and/or corrosion of the piping.
Mechanical integrity and confinement of the substance by the piping.
Results of materials used and experience gained.
Environmental conditions.
Constructability.
Cost-benefit ratio

8.1.4.2 Technologists or Licensors Piping Material Specifications


8.1.4.2.1 The process Piping Material Specifications must be agreed upon between PEMEX and the
Licensor or Technologist and will be used in the piping engineering. The Piping Material Specifications for
the utilities and firefighting water systems must be as given in this reference standard unless PEMEX

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indicates in the Service Specification that the Technologists or Licensor's Piping Material Specifications
should be used.
8.1.4.2.2 In projects where no Technologists or Licensors Piping Material Specifications are given, the
Contractor is responsible for selecting specifications from this reference standard per 8.1.4.1.
8.1.4.3 Nomenclature for Piping Material Specifications
The nomenclature for identifying the process and service piping specifications is as follows:
a)

The first character defines:


C = Offshore facilities
T = Facilities at onshore industrial plants

b)

The second character defines the Class, as follows:


A = Class 150
B = Class 300
D = Class 600
E = Class 900
F = Class 1500
G = Class 2500

c)

The third character is a consecutive number consisting of two digits. This character indicates the
consecutive number of the Piping Material Specification within each Class by base material. It
begins with 01 and progressively increases. If applicable, the Technologists or Licensor's Piping
Material Specifications should begin with 30 and the Contractor's with 60.

d)

The fourth character defines the base material and consists of the letter T and a number, as
indicated below:
T 1 = Carbon steel
T 2 = Low- and intermediate-alloy steel
T 3 = Stainless steel
T 4 = Nickel and nickel alloys
T 5 = Titanium and titanium alloys
T 6 = Aluminum and aluminum alloys
T 7 = Tantalum, tantalum alloys and other non-ferrous alloys
T 8 = Non-metal materials
TX = Materials other than the above

e)

Examples:
- C-A01T1 = Offshore industrial facilities (C); Class 150 (A); Specification one (01); Material Carbon steel (T1).
- T-B01T3 = Facilities at onshore industrial plants (T); Class 300 (B); Specification one (01);
Material - Stainless steel (T3).
- C-A31T1 = Offshore industrial facilities (C); Class 150 (A); Licensor's specification one (31);
Material - Carbon steel (T1).
- T-B61T3 = Facilities at onshore industrial plants (T); Class 300 (B); Contractor's or vendor's
specification one (61); Material = stainless steel (T3).

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Information to be provided by PEMEX

8.2.1 PEMEX will provide Bidders/Contractors with any special Service Specification (SS) for each
project.
8.2.2 The Service Specification will be the compendium of the minimum information needed to award a
contract for the Contractor's piping engineering services, which must comply with this reference standard.
8.2.3 The Service Specification must contain at least the following information or, as the case may be,
specify whether the Contractor's scope includes developing or obtaining said information, as appropriate
and applicable to the project.
a)
b)

l)

Scope of the project.


Information on the work center or location for which the piping is intended, such as a geographic
location schematic of the facility, highways and distance from the closest city or town.
Weather conditions at the work center or project site, with data for at least the last five years on
maximum, minimum and 30-day average temperatures; maximum, dominant and prevailing winds
and wind directions; earthquake zone; rainfall; environmental conditions (marine environment,
fumes that attack metal, such as ammonium and sulfur); and corrosive environments due to
sulfates, nitrates or hydrosulfuric acid that are to be taken into account.
List any available drawings of underground and surface facilities and major adjacent structures at
the project site, as applicable.
Special technical specifications of the project, when applicable.
General plant layout drawing.
Piping and instrumentation schematics, as applicable
Process flow schematics, as applicable.
Piping index (line index), as applicable.
Piping Material Specification index and Piping Material Specifications for the project, as
applicable, including:
- Technologists or Licensors Piping Material Specifications, if applicable.
- The Piping Material Specifications and any special requirements to use non-metal piping and/or
piping with grooved ends, among others.
List of tie-ins between new and existing piping and type of connection, with location references
and schematics, as applicable.
Required piping service life.

8.3

Information to be provided by the Contractor

c)

d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)

k)

8.3.1 The Contractor must prepare and deliver to PEMEX the documentation listed below for the piping
engineering included in the scope of services as required by this reference standard and the Service
Specification.
8.3.2 The catalogs, installation, operation and maintenance manuals and the results of software runs,
among others, which, due to their validity characteristics, should not and/or cannot be altered with a
translation into Spanish, are permitted in English or, alternatively, in the original language accompanied
by a certified technical translation into Spanish per Annex 12.2, Paragraph 7, of this reference standard.
The Spanish translation will be used for the purposes of acceptance and the outcome, as well as the
fabrication and/or construction of the piping and piping systems.

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8.3.3 The documents must comply with NOM-008-SCFI-2002 ("General System of Units of
Measurement." In exceptional cases, foreign contractors may use their system of units of measurement in
parentheses, preceded by equivalents per NOM-008-SCFI-2002, which shall be the basis for acceptance
with respect to the law, guarantees and claims, among others, as well as the fabrication and construction
of the piping.
8.3.4. The review, confirmation or acceptance of the documents by PEMEX or the party it designates or
omission to do so shall not release the Contractor from its responsibility for guaranteeing and achieving
full compliance with this reference standard and the Service Specification, and the Contractor shall
remain obligated to correct any deviations, omissions, errors, misinterpretations, defects or hidden flaws,
among others, to the satisfaction of PEMEX.
8.3.5 The Contractor must prepare and submit at least the documents listed in the following
subparagraphs to PEMEX for review (each of which must be duly identified) with the following information
at a minimum:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
g)
h)
i)
j)
k)
l)
m)

Contractor's name and logos


Project name
PEMEX contract number
Document title
Document identification number
Revision number
Description of revision
Revision date
Piping or line nomenclature
Symbols
Name and signature of Contractor's engineer responsible for engineering
Name and signature of the individual responsible for the Contractor's quality management
Table of contents, including page numbers

8.3.5.1 Design bases.


8.3.5.2 Piping Index (Line Index)
8.3.5.3 Service Index and Piping Material Specifications
8.3.5.4 Overhead and buried piping drawings, as applicable
a)
b)
c)
d)

General equipment layout drawing (updated)


Area key plans
Plan view by area
Elevation, cross-section and detail drawings

8.3.5.5 Index of isometrics and isometrics of piping DN 50 (NPS 2) and larger (unless otherwise indicated
in the project) for all project piping materials.
These must indicate all the essential information on design, materials and for fabrication, containing at
least: piping number; Piping Materials Specification; list of materials; diameters; substance handled;
design, operating and test pressures (including type of test); design and operating temperature; thermal
insulation system and thickness; heat treatment (if applicable); percentage of X-ray and other nondestructive tests that should be performed; dimensions; elevations; location; location and identification of
supports; reference to piping drawing; P&ID; and continuation in other isometrics.

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8.3.5.6 Calculation reports for:


a)
b)
c)
d)

Flexibility study on piping per 8.1.3.1.11 of this reference standard.


Thickness of piping not included in the Piping Material Specifications in this reference standard
and for any new or additional Piping Material Specifications developed by the Contractor.
Blind plates larger than DN 600 (NPS 24).
Tie-ins and construction details (if applicable).

8.3.5.7 Specification, drawings and typical installation arrangements for piping supports.
8.3.5.8 List and details of tie-ins.
8.3.5.9 Materials list for piping and valve components and, if applicable, the requisition and purchase
order as specified in the Service Specification and Contract.
8.3.5.10 Specification of piping components, including special specifications such as: piping supports,
expansion joints and vibration dampers, among others, and if applicable, the requisition and purchase
order as required by the Service Specification and Contract.
8.3.5.11 If applicable, the opinion and report from the audit on the engineering and related piping
documents as regards industrial safety and environmental protection or similar requirements, prepared by
an independent professional expert recognized by the Mexican Department of Energy through the
National Hydrocarbons Commission, complying with the Enactment Act on Article 27 of the Constitution
for the Petroleum Industry and Related Regulations.
8.3.5.12 An intelligent 3-D Electronic Model per NRF-107-PEMEX-2010, if specified in the Service
Specification.
8.3.5.13 Any additional documentation indicated in the Service Specification.
8.4.5.14 Any additional documentation indicated in the Contract.
8.3.6 The Contractor must deliver the final piping engineering documents indicated in 8.3 to PEMEX as
part of the project book, as approved for construction or as approved for a given phase of the project
revision, signed by the responsible engineer and approved by the individual responsible for quality
assurance.
8.3.7 The documents and project book must be delivered in an original hard copy and in an electronic file
in the format of the original source in which they were created, and in as many reproducible copies as
indicated by PEMEX in the Service Specification.
8.3.8 The approved-for-construction versions of the engineering documents and Piping Material
Specifications must not include notes, annotations or directions that indicate "approximate dimensions,"
"adjust in the field," "check, modify and adjust in the field," "by the contractor or vendor," "by the buyer,"
"by a third party," among others.
8.3.9 The piping must be identified in compliance with the P&IDs and applicable nomenclature in the
Piping Material Specifications.
8.3.10 The project books must comply with NRF-271-PEMEX-2011, providing the following information in
the following order:
a)

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- Service specifications (SS)


- Design bases
- Special technical standards and specifications
b)

Section A2
- General location drawing
- Process flow schematics
- Piping and instrumentation schematics
- Piping index (line index)
- Service index for process and utility piping
- Project Piping Material Specification
- Underground installation schematics, if any

c)

Section A3
- Project schematics
- Key piping schematic and section views
- Detail piping schematic (plant, elevation and cross-sectional views)
- Piping isometrics
- Final piping index (line index)
- Final service index (process and service piping)
- List and location of battery boundary connections
- List of materials and volumetrics and, if applicable, purchase orders
- List of supports and typical support drawings.
- List and specification of special supports and, if applicable, the purchase order
- Calculation reports
- List and specification of special piping fittings, such as expansion joints and, if applicable,
purchase orders
- 2-D Electronic Models/3-D Electronic Models, if within the scope of services contracted
- Technical annexes.

d)

Section D
Constructability procedures

e)

Section G
Opinion and report from the audit on the engineering and related piping documents as regards
industrial safety and environmental protection or similar requirements under the Enactment Act
on Article 27 of the Constitution for the Petroleum Industry and Related Regulations, as
applicable.

f)

Section H
Administrative, technical and legal documents written during the project, including documentation
accrediting the professional expert and authorizing the responsible engineer, legal representative
and individual in charge of quality assurance for the Contractor, as applicable.

8.4

Acceptance criteria

8.4.1 The Contractor must have a Quality Management System certified per LFMN, the scope of which
includes the field of application and scope of this reference standard, in accordance with NMX-CC-9001IMNC-2008 (ISO 9001:2008), applying NMX-CC-9004-IMNC-2009 (ISO 9004:2009).

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8.4.2 The Contractor must prepare and deliver the Quality Plan for the project to PEMEX, which must
expressly comply with NMX-CC-10005-IMNC-2006 (ISO 10005:2005) in order to confirm compliance with
this reference standard, the Service Specification and the Contract, and include the following:
a)

Autonomy and clear separation of the responsibilities of the individual in charge of quality and
inspection for the Contractor.

b)

Review of the Service Specification and contract in order to ensure that it contains the information
required by this reference standard and that the Contractor may proceed with the services and
work in terms of the contract.

c)

Preparation of an execution schedule containing the critical path, verification or inspection and
payment events, and a mitigation and recovery plan in the event of deviations.

d)

Preparation of the verification or inspection plan listing events to be verified, reviewed or


witnessed by PEMEX or its designated agent.

e)

Assurance that the personnel is qualified or certified, as applicable, and will remain so for the
duration of the project for the task, activity, process, examination or test which they are to
conduct, following an approved and proven procedure or practice, keeping and maintaining a
record of all activities and personnel involved.

f)

Assurance that all processes, tasks, activities or work have at least one verification or inspection
point before continuing.

g)

Assurance that the Conformances or Non-Conformances are written up, recorded and reported
upon each verification or inspection.

h)

Assurance that all actions needed to resolve all Non-Conformances, both those found by the
individual in charge of quality assurance for the Contractor and those found by PEMEX or its
designated agent, are taken and completed.

i)

Comply with the LFMN, its regulations and the legal provisions arising therefrom.

j)

Assurance that preparation of the project book begins with the signing of the contract and that the
information and history documents are added as they are written, up to the delivery and
acceptance of the piping engineering by PEMEX and winding down of the Contract. In addition,
one copy of the project book must be retained for at least five years from the final settlement of
the Contract.

k)

Assurance that the engineering documents are reviewed and endorsed with the signature and
professional I.D. of the responsible engineer and the individual in charge of quality assurance for
the Contractor.

8.4.3. The Conformance or Non-Conformance Reports must record the results of all evaluations and the
required data or values needed for comparison purposes and determination of compliance with this
Reference Standard, the Service Specification and the contract. The Contractor must deliver the original
copies of the Conformance or Non-Conformance Reports to PEMEX, including reports, opinions or
certifications, which must comply with the LFMN and related Regulations.
8.4.4 The Contractor must deliver the piping engineering indicated in the Service Specification and/or
Contract to PEMEX, completely finished in due time and form, complying with this reference standard and
free of any Non-Conformances.

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8.4.5 The work and services contracted by PEMEX that are subject to this reference standard must be
verified by the individual in charge of quality assurance for the Contractor independently of the verification
and/inspection by PEMEX or its designated agent.
8.4.6 The individual in charge of quality assurance for the Contractor must verify at least the following in
documentary form and, if applicable, physically:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

Compliance with the contract, Service Specification and applicable standards.


Execution schedule and progress reports.
Verification (inspection) plan.
Acknowledgement of the technical competence and reliability of the accredited individuals and
independent experts involved in the work.
Competence and qualifications of personnel involved in and performing the work.

8.4.7 Verification or inspection by PEMEX or its designated agent shall not release the Contractor from
liability for guaranteeing and achieving full compliance with this reference standard, the contract or the
Service Specification, and the Contractor shall remain obligated to correct any deviations, omissions,
errors, misinterpretations, defects or hidden flaws, among others.
8.4.8 The Contractor must at all times provide and facilitate free access to the facilities where the wok
and services are performed for PEMEX and/or its designated agent, and access to all contract-related
documentation.
8.4.9 The individual in charge of quality assurance for the Contractor must verify and confirm that the
accreditation of the accredited individuals is currently valid and complies with the LFNM, furnishing
PEMEX with evidence thereof.
8.4.10. The services covered by this reference standard are subject to review and verification by PEMEX
or whomever it designates at all times in order to comply with this reference standard, the Service
Specification and Contract for at least level IV in accordance with NRF-049-PEMEX-2009, and until all
verifications determine and demonstrate their conformance.

9.
9.1

RESPONSIBILITIES
PEMEX

9.1.1

To ensure compliance with this reference standard.

9.2.1

To comply with this reference standard.

9.2.

Contractors

9.2.2 To request any clarification from or report any omission or discrepancy to PEMEX in writing during
the bidding phase and before commencing activities and/or services. To advise PEMEX of technical
problems and request their solution if it finds any obvious error in the Piping Material Specifications that
could result in risks.
9.2.3 To deliver piping engineering in conformance with this reference standard and current applicable
laws and regulations.
9.2.4 To deliver the engineering to PEMEX signed and endorsed by its responsible engineer and quality
assurance representative, and with the approval of the independent professional expert, if applicable.

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9.2.5 The Contractor shall be technically and legally liable for the piping engineering covered by the
scope of its services.

10.

ADAPTATION TO MEXICAN OR INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

This reference standard adopts ISO 15649:2001 for onshore facilities and ISO 13703:2000 with ISO
13703:2000/Cor. 1:2002 for offshore facilities, with the definition between parties and special
requirements of PEMEX contained in Section 8 of this reference standard.

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11.83. ASTM A778-01 (R2009 e1-2009). Standard Specification for Welded Unannealed Austenitic
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Sheet, and Strip
11.87. ASTM B165-05 (R2009). Standard Specification for Nickel-Copper Alloy (UNS N04400)*
Seamless Pipe and Tube
11.88. ASTM B166-11. Standard Specification for Nickel-Chromium-Iron Alloys (UNS N06600, N06601,
N06603, N06690, N06693, N06025, and N06045)* and Nickel-Chromium-Cobalt-Molybdenum Alloy (UNS
N06617) Rod, Bar, and Wire
11.89. ASTM B177/B 177M-11. Standard Guide for Engineering Chromium Electroplating
11.90. ASTM B265-11. Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Strip, Sheet, and Plate
11.91. ASTM B283/B 283-12. Standard Specification for Copper and Copper-Alloy Die Forgings (HotPressed)
11.92. ASTM B363-06a. Standard Specification for Seamless and Welded Unalloyed Titanium and
Titanium Alloy Welding Fittings
11.93. ASTM B366-10a, Standard Specification for Factory-Made Wrought Nickel and Nickel Alloy
Fittings
11.94. ASTM B367-09. Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Castings
11.95. ASTM B381-10e1-2011. Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Forgings
11.96. ASTM B521-98 (R2004). Standard Specification for Tantalum and Tantalum Alloy Seamless and
Welded Tubes
11.97. ASTM B564-11. Standard Specification for Nickel Alloy Forgings
11.98. ASTM B619-10e1-2012. Standard Specification for Welded Nickel and Nickel-Cobalt Alloy Pipe
11.99. ASTM B650-95 (R2008). Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Engineering Chromium
Coatings on Ferrous Substrates
11.100. ASTM B708-05. Standard Specification for Tantalum and Tantalum Alloy Plate, Sheet, and Strip
11.101. ASTM B733-04 (R2009). Standard Specification for Autocatalytic (Electroless) NickelPhosphorus Coatings on Metal
11.102. ASTM B841-99 (R2010). Standard Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Zinc Nickel
Alloy Deposits
11.103. ASTM B861-2010. Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Seamless Pipe

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11.104. ASTM B928/B928M-09. Standard Specification for High Magnesium Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and
Plate for Marine Service and Similar Environments
11.105. ASTM C585-10. Standard Practice for Inner and Outer Diameters of Thermal Insulation for
Nominal Sizes of Pipe and Tubing
11.106. ASTM C656-07. Standard Specification for Structural Insulating Board, Calcium Silicate
11.107. ASTM C142398 (R2011). Standard Guide for Selecting Jacketing Materials for Thermal
Insulation
11.108. ASTM C172912. Standard Specification for Aluminum Jacketing for Insulation
11.109. ASTM D1599-99 (R2011). Standard Test Method for Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic
Pressure of Plastic Pipe, Tubing, and Fittings
11.110. ASTM D2000-12. Standard Classification System for Rubber Products in Automotive
Applications)
11.111. ASTM D2105-01 (R2007)e1. Standard Test Method for Longitudinal Tensile Properties of
Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe and Tube
11.112. ASTM D2310-06. Standard Classification for Machine-Made Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced
Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
11.113. ASTM D2321-11, Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pipe for
Sewers and Other Gravity-Flow Applications
11.114. ASTM D2412-11. Standard Test Method for Determination of External Loading Characteristics of
Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading
11.115. ASTM D2774-12, Standard Practice for Underground Installation of Thermoplastic Pressure
Piping
11.116. ASTM D2992-11, Standard Practice for Obtaining Hydrostatic or Pressure Design Basis for
Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe and Fittings
11.117. ASTM D2996-01 (R2007)e1-2007. Standard Specification for Filament-Wound "Fiberglass"
(Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Thermosetting-Resin) Pipe
11.118. ASTM D303510 Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (DR-PR) Based on
Controlled Outside Diameter
11.119. ASTM D3350-12. Standard Specification for Polyethylene Plastics Pipe and Fittings Materials
11.120. ASTM D4024-05. Standard Specification for Machine Made "Fiberglass" (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced
Thermosetting Resin) Flanges
11.121. ASTM D4101-11, Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
11.122. ASTM D5685-11, Standard Specification for Fiberglass (Glass-Fiber-Reinforced ThermosettingResin) Pressure Pipe Fittings

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11.123. ASTM F468M-06 (R2012). Standard Specification for Nonferrous Bolts, Hex Cap Screws, and
Studs for General Use (Metric)
11.124. ASTM F71412. Standard Specification for Polyethylene (PE) Plastic Pipe (SDR-PR) Based on
Outside Diameter
11.125. ASTM F105511. Standard Specification for Electrofusion Type Polyethylene Fittings for Outside
Diameter Controlled Polyethylene Pipe and Tubing
11.126. ASTM F1139-88 (R2010) Standard Specification for Steam Traps and Drains
11.127. ASTM F 129098a (R2011). Standard Practice for Electrofusion Joining Polyolefin Pipe and
Fittings
11.128. ASTM F1476-07. Standard Specification for Performance of Gasketed Mechanical Couplings for
Use in Piping Applications
11.129. ASTM F2389-10, Standard Specification for Pressure-rated Polypropylene (PP) Piping Systems
11.130. ASTM F2619/F 2619M-11, Standard Specification for High-Density Polyethylene (PE) Line Pipe
11.131. AWS A5.13/A5.13M:2010 Specification for Surfacing Electrodes for Shielded Metal Arc Welding
11.132. AWS A5.21/A5.21M:2011 Specification for Bare Electrodes and Rods for Surfacing
11.133. AWWA C 901-2008. Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe and Tubing, 1/2 in. (13 mm) Through 3 in.
(76 mm), for Water Service
11.134. AWWA C906-2007. Polyethylene (PE) Pressure Pipe and Fittings, 4 in. (100 mm) Through 63 in.
(1,600 mm), for Water Distribution and Transmission
11.135. BS 6364:1984. Specification for valves for cryogenic service
11.136. BS EN 1057:2006. Copper and copper alloys. Seamless, round copper tubes for water and gas
in sanitary and heating applications
11.137. CGA-G7-2008 Compressed Air for Human Respiration
11.138. CGA-G7.1-2011Commodity Specification for Air
11.139. CSN EN 1555-3-2010, Plastics piping systems for the supply of gaseous fuels - Polyethylene
(PE) - Part 3: Fittings
11.140. CSN EN 12201-3 - Plastics piping systems for water supply, and for drainage and sewerage
under pressure - Polyethylene (PE) - Part 3: Fittings
11.141. DIN EN 1982: 2008. Copper and copper alloys - Ingots and castings
11.142. DIN 17455-1999. Welded circular stainless steel tubes with general quality requirements Technical delivery conditions

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11.143. DIN 86019:2006. Seamless tubes made of CuNi10Fe1.6Mn for pipes - Dimensions for standard
and precision tubes
11.144. EEMUA Publication No.144-1987, Specification: Tubes Seamless and Welded
11.145. EEMUA Publication No.145-1987, Specification: Flanges Composite and solid
11.146. EEMUA Publication No.146-1987, Specification: Fittings
11.147. FM Approval Class Number 1613-2006. Approval Standard for Polyethylene (PE) Pipe and
Fittings for Underground Fire Protection
11.148. FM Appprovals Class Number 1614-2008. Fiber Reinforced Composite (FRC) Pipe and Fittings
for Underground Fire Protection Systems
11.149. MSS SP-44-2010 E2011. Steel Pipeline Flanges
11.150. MSS SP-75-2008. Specification for High-Test, Wrought, Butt-Welding Fittings
11.151. MSS SP-80-2008. Bronze Gate, Globe, Angle and Check Valves
11.152. MSS SP-95-2006 Swage (D) Nipples and Bull Plugs
11.153. MSS SP-97-2012. Integrally Reinforced Forged Branch Outlet Fittings-Socket Welding,
Threaded, and Buttwelding Ends
11.154. NACE 37519-1985. Corrosion Data Survey - Metal Section
11.155. NACE MR0103:2010. Materials Resistant to Sulfide Stress Cracking in Corrosive Petroleum
Refining Environments
11.156. NACE RP0170:2004. Protection of Austenitic Stainless Steels and other Austenitic Alloys from
Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking During Shutdown of Refinery Equipment
11.157. NACE 5A171:2007. Materials for Receiving Handling and Storing Hydrofluoric Acid
11.158. NACE SP0198-2010 Control of Corrosion Under Thermal Insulation and Fireproofing Materials
A Systems Approach
11.159. NACE SP0403:2008 Avoiding Caustic Stress Corrosion Cracking of Carbon Steel Refinery
Equipment and Piping.
11.160. NACE SP0472:2010. Methods and Controls to Prevent In-Service Environmental Cracking of
Carbon Steel Weldments in Corrosive Petroleum Refining Environments
11.161. NSF/ANSI 61-2009. Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects

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ANNEXES

12.1

Annex 1. Forms

PIPING SYSTEMS IN
INDUSTRIAL PLANTS DESIGN AND MATERIAL
SPECIFICATIONS

Form 12.1.1 Service index


Piping
Material
Services Design conditions
Specification
Temp.
Pressure

Heat
Treat. and
Stress
Relief

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X-ray/
Nondestructive
testing

Corrosion
tolerance
mm
(in)

Class
Face
Material

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Form 12.1.2 Index of Piping Material Specifications
Specification

Service

X-ray of
circumf.
butt-welded
joints

Class,
Face,
3
Materials

Heat Treat.
and Stress
Relief

Corrosion
Tolerance

Service
operating
2
limits

Pressure and
temp. limits by
range of flange
class
1
(ASME B16.5)

PAGE 1/N
General Notes to Piping Material Specifications
1

Even when foreign standards referenced in this annex are not literally followed by the words "or
equivalent," this requirement must be met as part of each and every specification contained in this
reference standard.

The operating limits shown are the most common in the oil industry. The Contractor is responsible for
checking and reviewing service fluid conditions for which Piping Material Specifications are used in the
specific project to ensure that they are the appropriate concentration, pressure, temperature, material
specification and corrosion tolerance conditions in accordance with the Piping Material Specification given
in this annex.

The information given in the column with the heading heat treatment is separate from the
manufacturing process required by the piping and its components according to manufacturing processes
based on material specifications in the ASTM designation or equivalent, such as: normalizing, thermal
stabilization, grain size, and equivalent carbon and impact tests, among others. See Paragraph 8.1.1.5
(Heat Treating).

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Form 12.1.3 Piping Material Specifications


Material Specifications for Piping

Facilities
Service

Pressure and temp. limits


Allowable corrosion

Component
Piping

Pipe
Nipples
Nipple
Conc. swage
Eccen. swage
Connections
90 elbow
45 elbow
Straight tee
Reducing tee
Coupling
Reducing
coupling
End plug
Solid-bar plug
Street elbow
90 long-radius
elbow
45 elbow
Straight tee
Reducing tee
Concentric
reducer
Eccentric
reducer
Cap plug

Notes

Material:

Heat treat. and stress relief

Diameter
(DN (NPS)

Min. thickness
(in.) or
schedule/Class

Valve internals
Trim:
Ends

Nomenclature
RT

NDT

Class 150

Description

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Integrally reinforced connections

Threadolet or
equivalent
Sockolet or
equivalent
Latrolet or
equivalent
Weldolet
Nipolet or nipple
pipet
Flanges
Socket weld end
flanges
Weld neck
flanges
Blind flanges
Blind flanges
Orifice plate
flanges
Long-neck
flange
Valves
Gate valves
Gate valves
Gate valves
Globe valves
Globe valves
Check valves
Check valves
Check valves
Gaskets
Gaskets
Hardware
Bolts
Nuts
Misc.
Figure eights
(one-piece)
Figure eights
(separate blind
and spacer)
Tee type filters
Tee type filters

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Connections for branch lines


Notes:

HEADER DIAMETER
(DIMENSIONS IN INCHES)

Graphic C-A01T1 Connections for branch lines

Straight tee, threaded ends


Reducing tee, threaded
Threadolet
Straight tee with grooved ends
Reducing tee with grooved ends
This specification prohibits making direct or lap weld
branch connections.

BRANCH LINE DIAMETER


(DIMENSIONS IN INCHES)
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Annex 2. Index of offshore Piping Material Specifications (PMS)

Specification5

C-A01T1

C-A02T1

C-A03T1

C-A04T1

Service

Cement and
barite
Fuel gas
Instrument gas
Residual gas
Diesel
Heating oil
Oily open
drainage
Venting

Material

Class &
face type

Corrosion
tolerance

150

1.6 mm

RF

(0.0625 in)

150

1.6 mm

RF

(0.0625 in)

150

1.6 mm

RF

(0.0625 in)

150

1.6 mm

Carbon steel

Carbon steel

Carbon steel

Carbon steel
RF

C-A05T1

Plant air
Potable water

150
Carbon steel
RF

C-A06T1

C-A07T1

C-A08T1

C-A09T1

C-A10T1

Sour gas
Hydrocarbon
mixture
(gas/liquid)
Venting
Chemical drain
Diethanolamine
(rich)

Carbon steel
with
requirements
of ISO 15156
& API RP 945

Oily water (sour)

Carbon steel
with
requirements
of ISO 15156

Low-pressure
condensates
Poor
diethanolamine
Oil
Pressurized oily
drain

Salt water

(0.0625 in)
CS + Galv.
0.0 mm
(0.0 in)
CS
1.6 mm
(0.0625)

150

3.2 mm

RF

(0.125 in)

150

3.2 mm

RF

(0.125 in)

150

3.2 mm

RF

(0.125 in)

150

3.2 mm

RF

(0.125 in)

150

6.3 mm

RF

(0.250 in)

Carbon steel

Carbon steel
Carbon steel
with
requirements
of ISO 15156
+ galvanized

Pressure &
temp.
limits2

X-ray
welded
joints, %

Heat treat.
and
stress
relief3

1.8 MPa
96 C

N/A

NO

1.17 MPa
260 C

20

NO

1.17 MPa
260 C

10

NO

1.96 MPa
38 C

20

Note 1.6
of the
PMS

1.38 MPa
70C

NO

1.80 MPa
93 C

20

YES

1.80 MPa
93 C

10

YES

1.48 MPa
176 C

20

NO

1.48 MPa
176 C

10

NO

1.58 MPa
150 C

33

YES

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Specification5

Service

Material

C-A11T1

Firefighting water
(overhead)
Service seawater
Crude washing
water
Backwashing
water
Brine

Carbon steel
+ galvanized

C-A01T3

C-A02T3

C-A03T3

C-A04T3

C-A05T3

C-A01T4

C-A02T4

C-A01T7

C-A01T8

Class &
face type

Corrosion
tolerance

150

6.3 mm

RF

(0.250 in)

Oxygen
scavenger

316L
Stainless
Steel

150

0.0 mm

RF

(0.0 in)

Corrosion
inhibitor
Incrustation
inhibitor
Anti-foam
solution
Polymer solution

316L
Stainless
Steel

150

0.0 mm

RF

(0.0 in)

316L
Stainless
Steel
316L
Stainless
Steel
316L
Stainless
Steel

150

0.0 mm

RF
150

(0.0 in)
0.0 mm

RF
150

(0.0 in)
0.0 mm

RF

(0.0 in)

Nickel-Mo-Cr
Alloy
(Ni-Mo-Cr)

150

0.0 mm

RF

(0.0 in)

Nickel-Mo-Cr
Alloy
(Ni-Mo-Cr)
Copper-nickel
alloy
(Cu-Ni)

150

0.0 mm

RF
150

(0.0 in)
0.0 mm

FF

(0.0 in)

150

0.0 mm

FF

(0.0 in)

Deemulsifier

Instrument air
Recovered salt
water
pH regulator
(95% sulfuric
acid, 69-85%
phosphoric acid,
28% hydrochloric
acid)
Organic biocide
Bactericide
solution
Firefighting
seawater
Service water,
potable water,
hot water and
treated seawater
(Service for living
quarter platforms
only)

Fiberglass
and epoxy
resin
(RTRP)

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Pressure &
temp.
limits2

X-ray
welded
joints, %

Heat treat.
and
stress
relief3

1.55 MPa
38 C

NO

1.79 MPa
93 C

33

NO

1.79 MPa
@ 93 C

20

NO

1.79 MPa
93 C

10

NO

1.03 MPa
54 C

NO

1.02 MPa
60 C

33

NO

1.83 MPa
43 C

50

NO

1.83 MPa
43 C

33

NO

1.55 MPa
37 C

NO

1.24 MPa
65 C

N/A

N/A

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C-B01T1

C-B02T1

C-B03T1

C-B01T3

C-B02T3

C-D01T1

C-D02T1

Service

Fuel gas
Residual gas
Diethylene glycol
High-pressure
condensates
Poor
diethanolamine
Oil
Sour gas
Hydrocarbon mix
(gas/liquid)
Recovered
condensates
Chemical drain
Oil
Oily water
Diethanolamine
(rich)
Oxygen
scavenger
Corrosion inhibitor
Incrustation
inhibitor
Anti-foam solution

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Material

Class &
face
type

Corrosion
tolerance

300

1.6 mm

RF

(0.0625 in)

300

3.2 mm

RF

(0.125 in)

300

3.2 mm

RF

(0.125 in)

300

0.0 mm

RF

(0.0 in)

300

0.0 mm

RF

(0.0 in)

600

1.6 mm

RF

(0.0625 in)

600

3.2 mm

RF

(0.125 in)

Carbon steel

Carbon steel

Carbon steel
with
requirements
of ISO 15156
& API RP 945

316L
stainless steel
316 L
Stainless
Steel

Fuel gas
Residual gas
Recovered
condensates
Dry diethylene
glycol
Diethylene glycol
Poor
diethanolamine

Carbon steel

Residual gas
(sour)
Sour gas
Hydrocarbon mix
(gas/liquid)
Wet diethylene
glycol
Wet diethylene
glycol
Chemical drain
Rich
Diethanolamine
Oil
Oily water

Carbon steel
with
requirements
of ISO 15156
& API RP 945

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Pressure &
temp.
limits2

X-ray
welded
joints, %

Heat treat.
and
stress
relief3

YES
4.69 MPa
93 C

20

Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

YES
4.52 MPa
149 C

20

Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

YES
Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

4.52 MPa
149 C

20

5.03 MPa
138 C

33

NO

5.03 MPa
138 C

20

NO

YES
9.38 MPa
60 C

33

Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

YES
9.20 MPa
121 C

33

Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

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Specification5

C-D03T1

C-D01T3

C-E01T1

C-E02T1

C-E01T3

C-E02T3

C-F01T1

Service

High-pressure
condensates
Poor
diethanolamine
Oil

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Material

316L
Stainless
Steel

Suction gas for


injection into wells
Well injection
water

Carbon steel

Hydrocarbon
mix
Recovered oil

Carbon steel

Lubricating oil
Seal oil

316L
Stainless
Steel

Well injection gas


Well injection
water

Corrosion
tolerance

600

3.2 mm

RF

(0.125 in)

600

0.0 mm

RF

(0.0 in)

900

3.2 mm

RJ

(0.125 in)

900

3.2 mm

RJ

(0.125 in)

900

0.0 mm

RJ

(0.0 in)

900

0.0 mm

RJ

(0.0 in)

1500

3.2 mm

RJ

(0.125 in)

Carbon steel

High-pressure
venting
Corrosion inhibitor
Hydraulic oil
Seal oil for LP
compressors
Lubricating oil

Salt water for


injection into wells
(without corrosion
inhibitor)

Class &
face
type

Super duplex
stainless steel
(25Cr-8Ni3Mo)

Carbon steel

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Pressure &
temp.
limits 2

X-ray
welded
joints, %

Heat treat.
and
stress
relief3

YES
Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

9.20 MPa
121 C

33

9.48 MPa
149 C

33

NO

14.03
MPa
93 C

50

NO

YES

13.32
MPa
168 C

50

14.41
MPa @
93 C

50

NO

10.78
MPa
60 C

50

NO

23.40
MPa
93 C

Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

YES
100

Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

Notes for: Index to Offshore Piping Material Specifications (PMS)


1

Even when foreign standards referenced in this annex are not literally followed by the words "or
equivalent," this requirement must be met as part of each and every specification contained in this
reference standard.

The operating limits shown are the most common in the oil industry. The Contractor is responsible for
checking and reviewing service fluid conditions for which the Piping Material Specifications are used in
the specific project to ensure that they are the appropriate concentration, pressure, temperature, material
specification and corrosion tolerance conditions in accordance with the Piping Material Specification given
in this annex.

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The information given in the column with the heading Heat Treatment is separate from the
manufacturing process required by the piping and its components according to manufacturing processes
based on material specifications in ASTM designation or equivalent, such as: normalizing, thermal
stabilization, grain size, and equivalent carbon and impact tests, among others. See Paragraph 8.1.1.5
(Heat Treating).

These Piping Material Specifications are also applicable to Pemex Exploracin y Produccins onshore facilities.

To see each of the Piping Material Specifications listed, refer to the annex attached to this reference standard with
links to specifications.

When a Piping Material Specification indicates two or more valves of the same type, for example, a gate valve with
design NRF-211-PEMEX-2008, ISO 10434:2004 or ASME B16.34:2009 or equivalent, the supplier or contractor must
ask the user (PEMEX) which type valve should be specified on the basic data sheets according to the basic design
engineering
for
the
project.

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Specification5

Service

T-A01T1

Fresh water
Cooling water
Raw water
Pretreated water
Treated water
Service water
Chilled water

T-A02T1

Anhydrous ammonium
Aniline

X-ray buttwelded
Class, face,
circumferential
materials
joints, %

Corrosion
tolerance

Service
Operating
limits2

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(20 to 50C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1378 kPa @
100C
Temp. range
(-20 to 100C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1517 kPa @
260C
Temp. range
(-20 to 260C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

(Class 150)
5

RF
CS

(Class 150)

T-A03T1

T-A04T1

Fuel or sweet gas


Liquid benzene
Toluene
Inert gas
Butane
Ethane (gas)
Regeneration gas
Natural gas
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons H 2 CO2
Methane (gas)
Isopropyl alcohol
N-propyl alcohol
Cyclohexane
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbon
condensate
Crude oil
Reduced crude
Hydrocarbon
condensate
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons
Non-corrosive light
hydrocarbons
Isopropyl alcohol
Methanol
Light naphthas
Heavy naphthas
Non-corrosive chemical
reagents
Water non-corrosive
hydrocarbons
Air- non-corrosive
hydrocarbons - water
Corrosion inhibitor
Contaminated
condensate (waterhydrocarbons)

50

RF
CS
(Class 150)

33

RF
CS

(Class 150)
20

RF
CS

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

Heat treat.
and stress
relief3

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Specification5

T-A05T1

T-A06T1

Service

High-vacuum residual
Light alkylate
Heavy alkylate
Asphalts
Fuel oil
Kerosene
Diesel
Heavy gasoil
Fuel oil
Heating or thermal oil
Flushing oil
Recovered oil
Oily water
Anti-foam agent
Chemical
deemulsifier
Glycol
Flushing water
(without H2S, NH 3)
Reflux water
(recirculating)
Compressor or
blower discharge
combustion air
Plant air

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circumferential
materials
joints, %

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Heat treat.
and stress
relief3

Corrosion
tolerance

Service
Operating
limits2

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1585 kPa @
165C
Temp. range
(-20 to 165C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

3.2 mm
(0.125 in)

979 kPa @ 75C


Temp. range
(-20 to 75C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

3.12 mm
(0.125 in)

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 80C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

3.12 mm
(0.125 in)

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 80C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

343 kPa @ 38C


Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

N/A

3.2 mm
(0.125 in)

343 kPa @ 38C


Temp. range
(-20 to 370C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

(Class 150)
10

RF
CS

(Class 150)
5

RF
CS

(Class 150)

T-A07T1

Sour gas (partial H2 S


pressure over 0.05
psia)

33

T-A08T1

Sour water

T-A09T1

Rich amine/poor
amine

20

T-A10T1

Liquid sulfur
(jacketed)

33

T-A11T1

Sulfur plant process,


Sulfur vapor

33

33

Stress relief
RF
NACE
Killed carbon MR0103:2010
steel
(Class 150)
Stress relief
RF
NACE
Killed carbon MR0103:2010
steel
(Class 150)
Stress relief
RF
API RP 945
2003.
Killed carbon
steel
(Class 150)
RF
CS
(Class 150)
RF
CS

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

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Specification5

Service

X-ray butt-welded
Class, face,
circumferential
materials
joints, %

Service
Operating
limits2

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

343 kPa @ 38C


Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

Stress relief
NACE

3.2 mm
(0.125 in)

343 kPa @
200C
Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

5 mm
(0.200 in)

1373 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 50C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

1373 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 60C)
1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)
1373 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 50C)
1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

33

Stress relief
RF
NACE
Killed carbon
SP0472-2010
steel

5.0 mm
(0.200 in)

343 kPa @
200C
Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C

100

(Class 150) Table 330.1.1


1.6 mm
and Table
RF
331.1.1
(0.063 in)
(1Cr-Mo) ASME B31.3

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 480C)

1980 kPa @ -29 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C
344 kPa @ 482C

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 450C)

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 450C)

1980 kPa @ -29 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
552 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C
1980 kPa @ -29 to
38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
552 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

T-A13T1

Sour gas venting


Acid gas venting

20

T-A14T1

50% caustic soda


Alkaline solution
(KOH)

50

T-A15T1

Firefighting water
(Fresh water)

T-A17T1

95% or higher sulfuric


acid

T-A18T1

Low-pressure steam
(.448 MPa)
Steam condensate

T-A19T1

Acid gas

(Class 150)
20

RF
CS
(Class 150)

RF
Killed carbon MR0103:2010
steel
(Class 150)
Stress relief
RF
NACE
Killed carbon SP0403:2008
steel
(Class 150)

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

N/A

0.0 mm
(0.0 in)

N/A

3.2 mm
(0.125 in)

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

RF(CS)
(Class 150)
5

50

RF
Galv. CS
(Class 150)
RF
CS
(Class 150)
RF
CS
(Class 150)

YES

T-A01T2

Regeneration
products

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

Corrosion
tolerance

T-A12T1

Instrument air,
shower and eye
Note 4 Applies
washing station air

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and stress
relief3

Wet venting
Liquid drain
(non-corrosive
hydrocarbons)

T-A16T1

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T-A02T2

Decoking, residual,
non-corrosive
hydrocarbons

20

T-A03T2

Asphalt 1, asphalt 2

10

or equivalent
YES
(Class 150) Table 330.1.1
and Table
RF
331.1.1
(5Cr-Mo)
ASME B31.3
YES
(Class 150) Table 330.1.1
and Table
RF
331.1.1
(5Cr- Mo)
ASME B31.3

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C

1961 kPa @ -28 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
1961 kPa @ -28 to
38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
7758 kPa @ 371C

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Specification 5

T-A04T2

Services

Service: Topped
crude oil, reduced
crude oil,
HV residual

Hot venting
T-A05T2 Closed liquid drain
(non-corrosive
hydrocarbons)
Methane (gas)
Ethane (gas)
Propane
T-A01T3 Butane
Note 4 Applies Ethylene
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons
Methane
Ethane
Ethylene
T-A02T3 Propane
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons

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Corrosion
tolerance

YES

100

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 480C)

1980 kPa @ -29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
552 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

1961 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 480C)

1980 kPa @ -29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
552 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-50 to 100C)

1896 kPa @ -190 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-190 to 100C)

1896 kPa @ -190 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C

(Class 150) Table 330.1.1


3.2 mm
and Table
RF
(0.125 in)
331.1.1
9Cr-1Mo
ASME B31.3
YES

100

Service
Operating
limits2

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

(Class 150) Table 330.1.1


1.6 mm
and Table
RF
(0.063 in)
331.1.1
9Cr-1Mo
ASME B31.3

20

(Class 150)
RF
304 Type SS

20

(Class 150)
RF
304 Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

T-A03T3

Dry venting (cold)


Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons
Closed liquid drain
(cold)

20

(Class 150)
RF
304 Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

343 kPa @ 38C


Temp. range
(-190 to 100C)

1896 kPa @ -190 to


38C
1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C

T-A04T3

Rich/poor amine

20

(Class 150)
RF
304 Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)

1896 kPa @ -29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

(Class 150)
RF
304 Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 100C)

Instrument air,
Breathing air, seal air,
Note 4 Applies compressor and
blower suction air
T-A05T3

1896 kPa @ -29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C

T-A06T3

Phosphates

33

(Class 150)
RF
304 Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)

1896 kPa @ -29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

T-A07T3

Reduced crude
Hydrocarbons
Reduced residual
Lubricating and seal
oil

20

(Class 150)
RF
304 Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)

1896 kPa @ -29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

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Services

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circumferential
joints, %

Class, face,
materials

Heat treat.
and stress
relief3

Corrosion
tolerance

Service
Operating
limits2

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

T-A08T3

Demineralized water
(for demineralization
units upstream from
deaerator)

(Class 150)
RF
304 Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)

1896 kPa @-29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

T-A09T3

Acetaldehyde

50

(Class 150)
RF
316L Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 425C)

1896 kPa @-29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

T-A10T3

Gas to burner
Process gas
Spent gas
(All three gases are
refinery products.)

20

(Class 150)
RF
316L Type SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 425C)

1896 kPa @-29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
551 kPa @ 426C
344 kPa @ 482C

YES
and
thermal
stabil.

0 mm
(0 in)

1896 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 538C)

1896 kPa @-29 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C
758 kPa @ 371C
137 kPa @ 538C

T-A11T3

Combustion gases

20

(Class 150)
RF
347 Type SS

T-A01T4

Hydrocarbons +
water

20

(Class 150)
RF
Ni-Cu
Alloy

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 475C)

2000 kPa @-29 to 38C


600 kPa @ 400C
100 kPa @ 538C

20

(Class 150)
RF
ASTMA A-333
Gr. 3

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

1569 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-50 to 100C)

1961 kPa @ -50 to 38C


1172 kPa @ 260C

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1177 kPa @
41C
(4 to 50C)

PER PROJECT AND


MANUFACTURER

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

1370 kPa @
23C

PER PROJECT AND


MANUFACTURER

Methane (gas)
Ethane (gas)
Propane
T-A02T4 Butane
Note 4 applies Ethylene
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons

Potable water
Note 4 applies (underground)
T-A01T8

T-A02T8

Firefighting water

Note 4 Applies (underground)

N/A

N/A

(Class 150)
FF
Polypropylene
(Random
copolymer)
(Class 150)
RF
HDPE
(High-density
polyethylene)

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Services

Firefighting water
T-A03T8 (underground)
Note 4 applies Water to cationic and
anionic units

Potable water
Note 4 applies (underground)
T-A04T8

T-A05T8 Potable water


Note 4 applies (underground)

T-B01T1

Anhydrous
ammonium

T-B02T1

Liquid benzene
Phosphate
Nitrogen

X-ray butt-welded
Class, face,
circumferential
materials
joints, %

N/A

N/A

N/A

50

33

(Class 150)
FF
RTRP
(Glass-fiberreinforced
thermosetting
resin pipe)
(Class 150)
FF
HDPE
(High-density
polyethylene)
(Class 150)
FF
RTRP
(Glass-fiberreinforced
thermosetting
resin pipe)
(Class 300)
RF
CS
(Class 300)
RF
CS

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Heat treat.
and stress
relief3

Corrosion
tolerance

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

N/A

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

0 mm
(0 in)

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

Service
Operating
limits2

1370 kPa @
90C

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1
PER PROJECT
AND
MANUFACTURER
1370 kPa @ 90C

1370 kPa @
23C

PER PROJECT
AND
MANUFACTURER
1370 kPa @ 23C

1550 kPa @
37C

PER PROJECT
AND
MANUFACTURER
1550 kPa @ 37C

4680kPa @100C 5102 kPa @-28 to 38C


4171 kPa @ 260C
Temp. range
3481 kPa @ 399C
(-20 to 100C)
5102 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

5102 kPa @-28 to 38C


4171 kPa @ 260C
3481 kPa @ 399C

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Specification5

Services

T-B03T1

Butane
Ethane
Natural gas
LPG
Fuel gas
Sweet gas
Methane
Propane
Cyclohexane
Condensates of noncorrosive
hydrocarbons
Reduced crude
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons
Methanol
Light naphthas
Heavy naphthas
Water + noncorrosive
hydrocarbons
Fuel oil
Heating or thermal oil
Flushing water
Recovered oil
Anti-foam agent

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Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

Heat treat.
and stress
relief3

Corrosion
tolerance

Service
Operating
limits2

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

5102 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

5102 kPa @-28 to 38C


4171 kPa @ 260C
3481 kPa @ 399C

N/A

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

5102 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

5102 kPa @-28 to 38C


4171 kPa @ 260C
3481 kPa @ 399C

3.2 mm
(0.125 in)

2758 kPa @
149C
Temp. range
(-20 to 149C)

5102 kPa @-28 to 38C


4171 kPa @ 260C
3481 kPa @ 399C

5170kPa @38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 475C)

5170 kPa @-29 to 38C


4585 kPa @ 260C
3930 kPa @ 371C
3102 kPa @ 482C

20

(Class 300)
RF
CS

T-B04T1

Medium-pressure
steam (1.896 MPa)
Medium-pressure
condensate

20

(Class 300)
RF
CS

T-B05T1

Sour gas (partial H2 S


pressure over 0.05
psia)

33

(Class 300) Stress relief


RF
NACE
MR0103:2010
Killed
CS

T-B01T2

Hydrocarbons +
Hydrogen
Regeneration
products
Catalyst
Air + carbon dioxide +
water

100

(Class 300) Table 330.1.1


1.6 mm
and Table
RF
(0.063 in)
331.1.1
(1Cr-Mo)

YES

ASME B31.3

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T-B02T2

Services

Asphalt
Solvent asphalt
Heavy gasoil
Residual
Hydrocarbons
Butane-air-steam mix
Steam-nitrogen
Butadiene

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materials
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Corrosion
tolerance

YES

100

(Class 300) Table 330.1.1


1.6 mm
and Table
RF
(0.063 in)
331.1.1
5Cr - Mo
ASME B31.3

YES

T-B03T2

Residual,
HV residual

100

(Class 300) Table 330.1.1


3.2 mm
and Table
RF
(0.125 in)
331.1.1
9Cr - 1Mo
ASME B31.3

Hydrocarbons + H2
Hydrogen
Hydrocarbons +
T-B04T2 Hydrogen +
hydrosulfuric acid
(H2 S)
Hydrocarbons
Methane
Ethane
Propane
T-B01T3 Butane
Note 4 Applies Pentane
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons
Methane
Ethane
Propane
T-B02T3
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons

YES

100

(Class 300) Table 330.1.1


3.2 mm
and Table
Ring Joint
(0.125 in)
331.1.1
(1Cr-Mo)
ASME B31.3

Service
Operating
limits2

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

5170 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 538C)

5170 kPa @-29 to 38C


4585 kPa @ 260C
3516 kPa @ 426C
1378 kPa @ 538C

5170 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 600C)

5170 kPa @-29 to 38C


4585 kPa @ 260C
3516 kPa @ 426C
792 kPa @ 600C

4800 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 450C)

5170 kPa @-29 to 38C


4585 kPa @ 260C
3930 kPa @ 371C
3102 kPa @ 482C

20

(Class 300)
RF
304 TYPE
SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

4119 @ 38C
Temp. range
(-50 to 100C)

4964 kPa @ -190 to


38C
3206 kPa @ 260C
2792 kPa @ 426C

20

(Class 300)
RF
304 TYPE
SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

4119 @ 38C
Temp. range
(-190 to 100C)

4964 kPa @ -190 to


38C
3206 kPa @ 260C
2792 kPa @ 426C

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

4964 kPa @-29 to 38C


3206 kPa @ 260C
2792 kPa @ 426C
2447 kPa @ 538C

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

4120 kPa @
50C
Temp. range
(-20 to 50C)
4119 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 520C)
4119 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 520C)

T-B03T3

Toluene and TBC

33

T-B04T3

Vacuum residual
Seal oil

20

T-B05T3

Air plus catalyst


Catalysis

20

(Class 300)
RF
304 TYPE
SS
(Class 300)
RF
304 TYPE
SS
(Class 300)
RF
316H TYPE
SS

4964 kPa @-29 to 38C


3206 kPa @ 260C
2792 kPa @ 426C
2447 kPa @ 538C
4964 kPa @-29 to 38C
3309 kPa @ 260C
2895 kPa @ 426C
2516 kPa @ 538C

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Services

Methane
Ethane
Propane
T-B01T4 Butane
Note 4 Applies Pentane
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons
Natural gas
LPG
Fuel gas
Methane
Ethane
Propane
Butane
Sweet gas
T-D01T1
Fuel gas
Heavy naphthas
Light naphthas
Condensates
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons
Methanol
Nitrogen

T-D02T1

Sour gas (partial H2 S


pressure over 0.05
psia)

X-ray butt-welded
Class, face,
circumferential
materials
joints, %

20

(Class 300)
RF
ASTMA A333 Gr. 3

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

4119 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-50 to 100C)

5102 kPa @-50 to 38C


4171 kPa @ 260C

33

(Class 600) Table 330.1.1


1.6 mm
and Table
RF
(0.063 in)
331.1.1
CS

10201 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

10204 kPa @ -29 to


38C
8308 kPa @ 260C
6998 kPa @ 399C

(Class 600) Stress relief


RF
NACE
Killed carbon MR0103:2010
steel

3.12 mm
(0.125 in)

7584 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 100C)

10204 kPa @ -29 to


38C
8308 kPa @ 260C
6998 kPa @ 399C

3.2 mm
(0.125 in)

10201 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 80C)

10204 kPa @ -29 to


38C
8308 kPa @ 260C
6998 kPa @ 399C

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

10201 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

10204 kPa @ -29 to


38C
8308 kPa @ 260C
6998 kPa @ 399C

(Class 600) Table 330.1.1


1.6 mm
and Table
RF
(0.063 in)
331.1.1
1 Cr - Mo

10340 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-10 to 575C)

10342 kPa @-29 to


38C
9170 kPa @ 260C
7825 kPa @ 371C
1930 kPa @ 575C

9807 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 600C)

10342 kPa @ -29 to


38C
9170 kPa @ 260C
6998 kPa @ 426C
1551 kPa @ 600C

N/A

YES

ASME B31.3

33

Stress relief
NACE

33

Medium-pressure
steam (1.896 MPa)
Water to boilers

33

(Class 600) MR0103:2010


RF
Stress relief
Killed carbon
API RP 945
steel
2003 or
equivalent
(Class 600)
RF
CS

N/A
YES

T-D01T2

Hydrocarbons

100

ASME B31.3

T-D02T2

Gas and oil vapor


Oil
Hydrocarbons and
water

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

Service
Operating
limits2

Poor amine
Rich amine

T-D04T1

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tolerance

Sour water
T-D03T1

Heat treat.
and stress
relief3

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YES

100

(Class 600) Table 330.1.1


3.2 mm
and Table
RF
(0.125 in)
331.1.1
9Cr - 1Mo
ASME B31.3

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Services

Methane
Ethane
Propane
T-D01T3
Butane
Note 4 applies
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons

T-D02T3

Methane
Ethane
Propane
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons

T-D03T3

Hydrocarbons
Methanol
Seal oil
DEA at temperatures
exceeding 80C

T-D04T3

Hydrocarbons plus
water

Methane
Ethane
Propane
T-D01T4
Butane
Note 4 applies
Methanol
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons

T-E01T1

Medium-highpressure steam (5.86


MPa)
Water to boiler

T-E02T1

Inert gas
Non-corrosive
hydrocarbons

X-ray butt-welded
Class, face,
circumferential
materials
joints, %

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and stress
relief3

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Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1

Corrosion
tolerance

Service
Operating
limits2

9928 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-50 to 100C)

9928 kPa @-29 to 38C


6412 kPa @ 260C
5584 kPa @ 426C

33

(Class 600)
RF
304 TYPE
SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

33

(Class 600)
RF
304 TYPE
SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

9928 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-190 to 100C)

9928 kPa @-29 to 38C


6412 kPa @ 260C
5584 kPa @ 426C

33

(Class 600)
RF
304 TYPE
SS

N/A

0 mm
(0 in)

9928 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 200C)

9928 kPa @ -29 to 38C


6412 kPa @ 260C
5584 kPa @ 426C

33

YES
(Class 600)
At min.
RF
temp of
347H TYPE 1093C and
SS
thermal
stabilization

0 mm
(0 in)

9928 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 750C)

9928 kPa @ -29 to 38C


7101 kPa @ 260C
6101 kPa @ 482C
951 kPa @ 750C

33

See
(Class 600)
Table 330.1.1
1.6 mm
RF
and Table
(0.063 in)
ASTMA A331.1.1
333 Gr. 3
ASME B31.3

9928 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-50 to 100C)

10204 kPa @ -50 to


38C
8308 kPa @ 260C

50

(Class 900)
YES
Weldable
Table 330.1.1
ends
1.6 mm
and Table
Killed carbon
(0.063
in)
331.1.1
steel
ASME B31.3

8825 kPa @
350C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

50

(Class 900)
YES
Ring Joint Table 330.1.1
1.6 mm
and Table
(RJ)
(0.063 in)
331.1.1
Killed carbon
ASME B31.3
steel

8825 kPa @
350C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

FLANGES NOT
PERMISSIBLE
LIMITED TO:
8826 kPa @ -29C TO
371C

LIMITED TO:
8826 kPa @ -29C TO
371C

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X-ray butt-welded
Class, face,
circumferential
materials
joints, %

T-E01T2

Superheated highmedium pressure


steam (5.86 MPa)

T-E02T2

Hydrocarbons +
hydrogen +
hydrosulfuric acid

T-F01T1

High-pressure steam
(9.997 MPa)
Steam condensate
Water to boiler

T-F02T1

Inert gas
Hydrogen + nitrogen

T-F01T2

Superheated high
pressure steam

100

Startup hydrogen

100

T-F02T2

100

100

100

100

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and stress
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Corrosion
tolerance

YES
(Class 900)
Weldable Table 330.1.1 1.6 mm
and Table
(0.063 in)
ends
331.1.1
1Cr Mo ASME B31.3

(Class 900)
Ring Joint
(RJ)
1Cr-Mo
Class 1500
Weldable
ends
Killed carbon
steel
Class 1500
Ring joint
(RJ)
Killed carbon
steel
Class 1500
Weldable
ends
1C Mo
Class 1500
Ring joint
(RJ)
1Cr-Mo

Service
Operating
limits2

Pressure &
temperature limits
by range of flange
class
(ASME B16.5)1
FLANGES NOT
PERMISSIBLE

13729 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 470C)

15513 kPa @ -29C to


38C
9307 kPa @ 482C

YES
Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

13729 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 470C)

15513 kPa @-29 to


38C
13755 kPa @ 260C
9307 kPa @ 482C

YES
Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

14710 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

FLANGES NOT
PERMISSIBLE
18305 kPa @ -29C to
38C
14710 kPa @ 371C

YES
Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

14710 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 350C)

LIMITED TO:
18305 kPa @ -29C to
38C
14710 kPa @ 371C

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

18338 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 470C)

1.6 mm
(0.063 in)

18338 kPa @
38C
Temp. range
(-20 to 470C)

YES
Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3
YES
Table 330.1.1
and Table
331.1.1
ASME B31.3
and API RP
941-2008

FLANGES NOT
PERMISSIBLE
15478 kPa @ 482C

25855 kPa @ 38C


15478 kPa @ 482C

Notes to: Piping Material Specifications for onshore industrial plants


1

Even when foreign standards referenced in this annex are not literally followed by the words "or
equivalent," this requirement must be met as part of each specification contained in this reference
standard.

The operating limits shown are the most common in the oil industry. The Contractor is responsible for
checking and reviewing service fluid conditions for which the Piping Material Specifications are used in
the specific project to ensure that they are the appropriate concentration, pressure, temperature, material
specification and corrosion tolerance conditions in accordance with the Piping Material Specification given
in this annex.

The information contained in the column with the heading Heat Treat is separate from the
manufacturing process required by the piping and its components according to manufacturing processes
based on material specifications in ASTM designation or equivalent, such as: normalizing, thermal
stabilization, grain size, and equivalent carbon and impact tests, among others. See Paragraph 8.1.1.5
(Heat Treating).

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This Piping Material Specification only applies for these services at the express request of PEMEX in the project or
by specification of the Technologist or Licensor.
5

To see each of the Piping Material Specifications listed, refer to the Annex attached to this reference standard with
links to specifications.

When a Piping Material Specification indicates two or more valves of the same type, for example a gate valve with
design NRF-211-PEMEX-2008, ISO 10434:2004 or ASME B16.34 or equivalent, the supplier or contractor must ask
the user (PEMEX) for the type valve that should be specified on the basic data sheets according to the basic design
engineering for the project.

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Annex 4. Requirements to be met by an "or equivalent" document

1. The phrase "or equivalent" found in this reference standard after foreign documents means the
following:
2. A regulatory document indicating the characteristics, rules, specifications, requirements, attributes,
directives, or prohibitions applicable to a Good, Process, Activity, Service or Method, and documents
related to their implementation or application, at a qualitative/quantitative level equal to that proposed in
this Reference Standard.
2.1 "Equivalent" foreign documents must comply with requirements contained in and/or required by the
foreign document referenced in this Reference Standard, Service Specification or Technical Specification.
2.2 National, international, industrial or foreign regulatory documents or guidelines having requirements,
specifications or demands less than those referenced and/or requested by PEMEX are not acceptable as
equivalents (for example: smaller thicknesses, fewer safety factors, lower pressures and/or temperatures,
lower levels of electrical insulation, lesser properties at temperature, greater smoke emissions and
construction characteristics of electrical conductors, lower capacities, operating characteristics, physical,
chemical and mechanical properties, among others).
3. The above is also applicable to the requirements contained in the technical documents of the
Licensor's Basic Engineering Packages.
4. In all cases, the characteristics, specifications requirements and/or obligations indicated in this
Reference Standard, Technical Specification and others arising herefrom are mandatory for bidders,
contractors and/or suppliers of goods or services.
5. A bidder, contractor or supplier that believes a document is equivalent to the foreign document
indicated in this Reference Standard, Service Specification and/or Technical Specification must request
PEMEX for authorization in writing to use said document, attaching the background and arguments
supporting the request, including an item-by-item comparison demonstrating that the proposed document
is equivalent to the document indicated or referenced in this Reference Standard, Service Specification or
Technical Specification. PEMEX must expressly respond to this request.
6. If documents mentioned in the preceding paragraph are not of Mexican origin, they must be
authenticated by a Mexican consul or, as applicable, apostilled in accordance with the "Decree
Promulgating the Convention Eliminating the Requirement to have Foreign Public Documents
Authenticated," published in the Gaceta Oficial de la Federacin on August 14, 1995.
7. Documents submitted in a language other than Spanish must be supported by a translation into
Spanish by a certified official translator, including the conversion of units of measurement per NOM-008SCFI-2002. The translation must include the following sentence and must be signed by the legal
representative of the bidder, contractor and/or supplier proposing an equivalent document:
"This translation faithfully reflects the content and interpretation of the original document in the language
of origin for the purposes of the Bid and/or Contract and applicable legal purposes."
8. PEMEX must respond to the request for use of an equivalent document in writing, indicating whether or
not the document proposed as an equivalent is authorized. If use of an equivalent document is not
authorized, the bidder, contractor or supplier is obligated to comply with the foreign document given in the
Reference Standard, Service Specification or Technical Specification.