You are on page 1of 20

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

May 2001

Process Industry Practices


Piping

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

PURPOSE AND USE OF PROCESS INDUSTRY PRACTICES


In an effort to minimize the cost of process industry facilities, this Practice has
been prepared from the technical requirements in the existing standards of major
industrial users, contractors, or standards organizations. By harmonizing these
technical requirements into a single set of Practices, administrative, application, and
engineering costs to both the purchaser and the manufacturer should be reduced. While
this Practice is expected to incorporate the majority of requirements of most users,
individual applications may involve requirements that will be appended to and take
precedence over this Practice. Determinations concerning fitness for purpose and
particular matters or application of the Practice to particular project or engineering
situations should not be made solely on information contained in these materials. The
use of trade names from time to time should not be viewed as an expression of
preference but rather recognized as normal usage in the trade. Other brands having the
same specifications are equally correct and may be substituted for those named. All
Practices or guidelines are intended to be consistent with applicable laws and
regulations including OSHA requirements. To the extent these Practices or guidelines
should conflict with OSHA or other applicable laws or regulations, such laws or
regulations must be followed. Consult an appropriate professional before applying or
acting on any material contained in or suggested by the Practice.

This Practice is subject to revision at any time by the responsible Function Team
and will be reviewed every 5 years. This Practice will be revised, reaffirmed, or
withdrawn. Information on whether this Practice has been revised may be found at
http://www.pip.org.

2001 Process Industry Practices (PIP), Construction Industry Institute,


The University of Texas at Austin, 3208 Red River Street, Suite 300, Austin,
Texas 78705. PIP member companies and subscribers may copy this Practice
for their internal use. Changes, overlays, addenda, or modifications of any
kind are not permitted within any PIP Practice without the express written
authorization of PIP.

PRINTING HISTORY
February 1997
February 1999

Issued
Complete Revision

Not printed with State funds

November 1999
May 2001

Revision
Technical Correction

TECHNICAL CORRECTION
May 2001

Process Industry Practices


Piping

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System
Table of Contents
1. Introduction................................. 2

4. Notes ........................................... 3

1.1 Purpose ............................................. 2


1.2 Scope................................................. 2

5. Cover Sheet................................. 3

2. General ........................................ 2
3. Field Definitions and Example .. 2
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6

First Field ........................................... 2


Second Field...................................... 2
Third Field.......................................... 2
Fourth Field........................................ 3
Fifth Field ........................................... 3
Example............................................. 3

Process Industry Practices

6. Revisions, Alterations, and


Additions ..................................... 4
Appendices
Appendix A - Cover Sheet/Addendum Form
Appendix B - Sample Cover Sheet
Appendix C - Sample Addendum

Page 1 of 11

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

1.

TECHNICAL CORRECTION
May 2001

Introduction
1.1

Purpose
The purpose of this Practice is to provide a uniform system for identifying piping line
classes.

1.2

Scope
This Practice establishes the system used for identifying piping line classes.

2.

General
The base piping line class designator system consists of five alternating alphanumeric fields
containing one or two characters each (maximum of eight characters). Each field describes
various features of the piping line class.
At the users option, revisions, alterations, and/or additions can be made to a base line class
specification by adding an alphabetic character (maximum of two, making for a maximum of ten
characters total to define a line) after the fifth field designator to indicate that changes have been
made to the base PIP document. The addendum alphabetic character(s) should be added directly
to the base line class designator number as a suffix and without a delimiter.
See Section 6 for additional information on revisions, alterations, and/or additions.

3.

Field Definitions and Example


3.1

3.2

3.3

Page 2 of 11

First Field
3.1.1

The first field defines the pressure rating and is numeric in character.

3.1.2

The pressure rating field consists of one or two numeric characters as shown in
Table 1.

Second Field
3.2.1

The second field defines the nominal pipe material and is alphabetic in character.

3.2.2

The nominal pipe material field consists of two alphabetic characters as shown
in Table 2.

Third Field
3.3.1

The third field defines the corrosion/erosion allowance and is numeric in


character.

3.3.2

The corrosion/erosion allowance field consists of one numeric character as


shown in Table 3.

Process Industry Practices

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

3.4

3.5

3.6

Fourth Field
3.4.1

The fourth field defines the joint construction/construction type and is alphabetic
in character.

3.4.2

The joint construction/construction type field consists of one alphabetic


character as shown in Table 4.

Fifth Field
3.5.1

The fifth field defines a sequential number for numbering variations of the line
class specification and is numeric in character.

3.5.2

The sequential number field consists of two numeric characters. The field ranges
from numbers 01 through 99, with numbers 01 through 79 being reserved for use
by PIP and numbers 80 through 99 being reserved for use by owner.

Example
An example of a complete piping line class designator is 3CS1S01. This designator
means:

4.

First Field:

= ASME Pressure Class 300

Second Field:

CS

= Carbon Steel Base Material Piping System

Third Field:

= Nominal Corrosion Allowance in multiples of 1/16"

Fourth Field:

= Socketweld Small Bore Construction and Buttweld and


Flanged Large Bore Construction

Fifth Field:

01

= Sequence Number (first in this piping material/ pressure


class series)

Notes
PIP Piping utilizes a set of standard notes and note numbers on line class specifications to
provide the user with additional information (i.e., guidance, caution, clarification, etc.).
Occasionally, a user may find the need to add company- or project-specific notes to a line class
specification. This can be accomplished through the use of an Addendum form.
Note: Numbers 01 through 699 are reserved for PIP use. Numbers 700 through 999 are
reserved for users.

5.

Cover Sheet
5.1

While many users plan to use PIP line class specifications as is, some users will find it
helpful and/or necessary to attach a cover sheet to the document and communicate the
extent to which the line class specification applies within the users company and/or on
the users specific project. In cases where no revisions, alterations, or additions are made
to the line class specification, the dual-purpose cover sheet/addendum form should be
used to convey the users application intentions. The cover sheet/addendum form is
located in Appendix A.

Process Industry Practices

Page 3 of 11

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

5.2

6.

TECHNICAL CORRECTION
May 2001

When the form is used as a cover sheet, the user must complete the fields for PIP Piping
Practice number, piping line class material specification number, and scope. The user
should enter the words No Change in Sections 2 through 10. The addendum number
should not be filled in when the form is used solely as a cover sheet. An example of how
the form might be used as a cover sheet is shown in Appendix B.

Revisions, Alterations, and Additions


6.1

Users of PIP line class specifications may have company, location, or project
requirements that require revisions, alterations, and/or additions to the base PIP line class
specification(s). To accommodate such cases, the dual-purpose cover sheet/addendum
form is to be used.

6.1

To use the cover sheet/addendum form for revisions, alterations, and/or additions to the
base line class specification, fill in the PIP Piping Practice number, piping line class
material specification number, and addendum number alphabetic character(s). Within the
applicable section (i.e., Scope, Design, Materials, etc.), fill in the necessary information
to detail the deviation(s) being made to the base line class specification. Users may
create more than one addendum for a base line class specification. An example of how
the cover sheet/addendum form might be utilized as an addendum is shown in
Appendix C.

Page 4 of 11

Process Industry Practices

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

Table 1

Pressure Rating

Symbol

Nominal Pressure Rating or Class


ASME B16.5 or B16.47 Flange Class

150

300

400

600

900

15

1500

25

2500
ASME 16.1 Cast Iron Flange Class

Process Industry Practices

12

125

13

250

80 99

Reserved for Owner-Specific Rating Designations

Page 5 of 11

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

Table 2
Line Material
Symbol

Material

Aluminum Alloys
AA
AB
AC
AD
AE
AF
AG

Aluminum Alloy 1100, H112 temper


Aluminum Alloy 3003, H112 temper
Aluminum Alloy 5052, H32 temper
Aluminum Alloy 5454, H112 temper
Aluminum Alloy 6061, T6 temper
Aluminum Alloy 6063, T1 temper
Aluminum Alloy 6063, T6 temper

Brass, Bronze, Copper, and Copper Alloys


BA
BB
BC
BD
BE
BF
BG
BT

Aluminum-Bronze
Red Brass
Copper, deoxidized pure
90-10 Cu-Ni
80-20 Cu-Ni
70-30 Cu-Ni
Silicon-Bronze
Cast Leaded Tin Bronze

Carbon and Low-Alloy Steels


CA
CB
CC
CG
CH
CJ
CK
CL
CM
CN
CS

Impact Tested Carbon Steel


Killed Carbon Steel
Low Carbon Steel
Galvanized Carbon Steel
Killed Carbon Steel, PWHT for Process
1-1/4 Cr - 1/2 Mo Alloy Steel
2-1/4 Cr - 1 Mo Alloy Steel
5 Cr - 1/2 Mo Alloy Steel
9 Cr - 1 Mo Alloy Steel
12 Cr Alloy Steel
Carbon Steel

Iron, Ductile, Malleable, or Cast


DA
DC
DF
DM

Page 6 of 11

Ductile Iron, Austenitic


Cast Iron, Grey
Ductile Iron, Ferritic
Malleable Iron

Process Industry Practices

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

Table 2 continued
Symbol

Material

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRPs) and Resins


FC
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Furan
FE
Glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy
FF
Glass Fiber Reinforced Furan
FP
Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyester
FV
Glass Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester
Non-Metals/Non-Plastics
KA
KB
KC
KD

Clay
Concrete
Glass
Ceramic

Lined or Internally Coated Steel/Iron/etc.


LA
LB
LC
LD
LE
LF
LG
LH
LJ
LK
LP
LR
LS
LT
LV

PFA (Perfluoro Alkoxyalkane copolymer)-lined Carbon Steel


Cement-lined Ductile Iron
Cement-lined Carbon Steel
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)-lined Ductile Iron
Epoxy-lined Carbon Steel
FEP (Perfluoro Ethylene-Propylene copolymer)-lined Carbon Steel
Glass-lined Carbon Steel
ECTFE (Ethylene-Chlortrifluoroethylene)-lined Carbon Steel
PFA (Perfluoro Alkoxyalkane copolymer)-lined Ductile Iron
PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)-lined Carbon Steel
PP (Polypropylene)-lined Carbon Steel
Rubber-lined Carbon Steel
PVDC (Polyvinylidene Chloride)-lined Carbon Steel
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)-lined Carbon Steel
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)-lined Carbon Steel

Misc. Metals, not covered elsewhere


MG
ML
MS
MT
MY
MZ

Gold
Lead
Silver
Tantalum
Zirconium + Cb
Zirconium

Process Industry Practices

Page 7 of 11

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

Table 2 continued
Symbol

Material

Nickel and Nickel Alloys


NA
NB
NC
ND
NE
NF
NG
NH
NJ
NK
NL
NM
NN
NP
NQ
NR
NS
NT
NU
NV
NW
NX

Alloy C-2000
Alloy B2
Alloy C276
Alloy B
Alloy C4
Alloy C22
Alloy G
Alloy B3
Alloy G3
Nickel 200
Nickel 201
Alloy 400
Alloy C30
Alloy 600
Alloy 625
Alloy 800
Alloy 825
Alloy 20
Alloy 20Cb-3
Alloy 20-Mod
Alloy 25-6 Moly
Alloy AL-6XN

UNS N06200
UNS N10665
UNS N10276
UNS N10001
UNS N06455
UNS N06022
UNS N06007
UNS N10675
UNS N06985
UNS N02200
UNS N02201
UNS N04400
UNS N06030
UNS N06600
UNS N06625
UNS N08800
UNS N08825
UNS N08020
UNS N08020
UNS N08320
UNS N08926
UNS N08367

Plastics (other than FRPs)


PA
PB
PC
PD
PE
PF
PG
PK
PP
PS
PT
PU
PV

Page 8 of 11

ABS (Acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene)


PB (Polybutylene)
CAB (Cellulous acetate-butyrate)
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)
LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene)
PFA (Perfluoro Alkoxyalkane copolymer)
FEP (Perfluoro Ethylene-Propylene copolymer)
PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride)
PP (Polypropylene)
PVDC (Polyvinylidene Chloride)
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)
CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride)
PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Process Industry Practices

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

Table 2 continued
Symbol

Material

Stainless (High-Alloy) Steels


SA
SC
SD
SF
SG
SH
SJ
SK
SL
SM
SN
SP
SR
SS
ST
SU
SV

Type 304/304L SS
Type 304H SS
Type 316/316L SS
Type 316H SS
Type 317 SS
Type 317L SS
Type 321 SS
Type 321H SS
Type 347 SS
Type 347H SS
Type 904L SS
2205 Duplex SS
Type 304 SS
Type 304L SS
Type 316 SS
Type 316L SS
254 SMO

UNS N08904
UNS S31803

UNS S31254

Titanium and Titanium Alloys


TB
TC
TD
TE

Titanium Grade 2
Titanium Grade 3
Titanium Grade 7
Titanium Grade 12

Reserved for Future Use


E_, G_, H_
J_, Q_, R_
U_, V_
Not Used
I_, O_
Reserved for Owner-Specific Designators
W_
X_
Y_
Z_

Process Industry Practices

Page 9 of 11

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

Table 3
Corrosion/Erosion Allowance

Symbol

Allowance (Nominal)

zero corrosion allowance

0.063 inch (1/16 inch)

0.125 inch (1/8 inch)

0.188 inch (3/16 inch)

0.250 inch (1/4 inch)

Reserved for Owner-Specific Designator

Note: The corrosion/erosion allowance numbers are in multiples of 1/16th of an inch. The values
given in the table are nominal values. Unless otherwise specified, minimum values that are 80% of
the nominal specified values are acceptable.

Page 10 of 11

Process Industry Practices

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

Table 4
Joint Construction/Construction Type

Symbol
A

Description
Adhesive or Wrapped RTR (Plastic Pipe Joints) and Flanged

Buttweld Small Bore Construction and Buttweld and Flanged Large Bore Construction

Cement, Solvent (Plastic Pipe Joints) and Flanged

D
E
F

Flanged Only

Grooved Large Bore Construction and Threaded Small Bore Construction

Heat Fusion (Plastic Pipe Joints) and Flanged

(Not Used)

Jacketed Construction

K
L

Compression Fitting Small Bore Construction and Buttweld and Flanged Large Bore
Construction

Mechanical Joints

N
O

(Not Used)

Push On (Bell and Spigot)

Q
R
S

Socketweld Small Bore Construction and Buttweld and Flanged Large Bore Construction

Threaded Small Bore Construction and Buttweld and Flanged Large Bore Construction

U
V

Reserved for Owner-Specific Designator

Reserved for Owner-Specific Designator

Reserved for Owner-Specific Designator

Reserved for Owner-Specific Designator

Reserved for Owner-Specific Designator

Process Industry Practices

Page 11 of 11

Appendix A
Cover Sheet/Addendum Form

TECHNICAL CORRECTION

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

May 2001

USER COMPANY LOGO/HEADER Optional


User Specification Number Optional
Date: mm/yy
Cover Sheet / Addendum for Process Industry Practice PNXXXXXXXX
Piping Line Class Material Specification XXXXXXX
Addendum No.: X
Job No.: X Optional
Additions, Deletions, or Modifications listed below form part of this specification:
1.

Scope
(e.g., fluid service, hazard class, guidance on application, document classification)

2.

Design
(e.g., pressure/temperature limits, branch table)

3.

Materials
(e.g., components: pipe, nipples, fittings, flanges, gaskets, bolting)

4.

Valves

5.

Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection

6.

Inspection, Examination, and Testing

7.

Cleaning

8.

Other Modifications
(e.g., other additions, deletions, and/or modifications)

9.

Notes
(e.g., owner-specific notes numbered 700-999)

10.

Related Documents and References

Page A-1

Process Industry Practices

Appendix B
Sample Cover Sheet

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

TECHNICAL CORRECTION
May 2001

XYZ Petrochemical Company, Inc.


Engineering Standards Program
Cover Sheet for Process Industry Practice PN01CS1S01
Piping Line Class Material Specification 1CS1S01
Additions, Deletions, or Modifications listed below form part of this specification:
1.

2.

Scope
1.1

Process Industry Practice (PIP) PN01CS1S01 is accepted as company piping line class
specification 1CS1S01 without additions, deletions, or modifications.

1.2

1CS1S01 replaces existing Company specification 15480.C101.

1.3

This document is classified an Engineering Standard. Deviations must comply with


Company Administration Policy 6000-260, Engineering Standards.

Design
2.1

3.

Materials
3.1

4.

No change

Notes
9.1

10.

No change

Other Modifications
8.1

9.

No change

Cleaning
7.1

8.

No change

Inspection, Examination, and Testing


6.1

7.

No change

Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection


5.1

6.

No change

Valves
4.1

5.

No change

No change

Related Documents and References


10.1

Page B-1

No change

Process Industry Practices

Appendix C
Sample Addendum

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

TECHNICAL CORRECTION
May 2001

ABC Chemical Co. Engineering Standards


Piping
October 1998
ES PN01CS1S01A
Addendum for Process Industry Practice PN01CS1S01
Piping Line Class Material Specification 1CS1S01
Addendum No.: A
Additions, Deletions, or Modifications listed below form part of this specification:
1.

2.

Scope
1.1

Process Industry Practice (PIP) PN01CS1S01 is accepted as Company piping line class
specification ES PN01CS1S01A with modifications as indicated below.

1.2

This specification covers carbon steel piping for general non-corrosive gas and liquid
process service.

1.3

This specification shall not be used in sulfide environments or in other services subject to
environmental cracking.

1.4

ES PN01CS1S01A replaces existing Company specification 15480.C101.

1.5

This document is classified an Engineering Standard. Deviations must comply with


Company Administrative Policy 6000-260, Engineering Standards.

Design
2.1

3.

4.

No change

Materials
3.1

Threaded connections, NPS 1/2 2, for instrument connections are to be SCH 80 with
PTFE emulsion sealant. PTFE tape is not permitted.

3.2

Use NPS 3/4 Class 3000 combination socketweld and threaded bossets for hydrostatic
test connections.

3.3

ASTM A53 Gr-B ERW is an acceptable alternate for sizes NPS 16 24.

Valves
4.1

Add Company Index 211 Butterfly Valve - NPS 3 14, Wafer CS body 150 RF, NPS 8
and > GEAR (see Note 700, 701).

4.2

Delete PIP Valve Code BF1CS70.

4.3

Add Company Index 22A Ball - NPS 1/4 2, Brass body 600 WOG/125 WSP, F-NPT.

4.4

Delete PIP Valve Code BA1CS06.

Page C-1

Process Industry Practices

TECHNICAL CORRECTION
May 2001

5.

Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection


5.1

6.

7.

6.1

See PIP PNSC0001 for the fabrication of metallic pipe.

6.2

See PIP PNE00012 for the piping examination and leak testing guide.

6.3

See PIP PNSC0021 for specification for leak test of piping.

Cleaning

10.

See Company Specification 15480.0500 Piping, General Cleaning.

Other Modifications
8.1

9.

No change

Inspection, Examination, and Testing

7.1

8.

PIP PNSM0001
Piping Line Class Designator System

No change

Notes
9.1

Note 700: These valves have no flanges but are installed between line flanges with extra
length bolts.

9.2

Note 701: Butterfly valves NPS 6 and smaller w/handle; NPS 8 and larger with gear
operator.

Related Documents and References


10.1

See ES PNSM0001A, Line Class Designator System, for information on the system used
for identifying piping line classes and revisions/alterations/additions.

10.2

Attachment: PIP Piping Line Class Material Specification 1CS1S01.

Process Industry Practices

Page C-2