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NORSOK STANDARD

M-650
Edition 4, September 2011

Qualification of manufacturers of special materials

This NORSOK standard is developed with broad petroleum industry participation by interested parties in the Norwegian petroleum industry and is owned by the Norwegian petroleum industry represented by The Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) and The Federation of Norwegian Industry. Please note that whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this NORSOK standard, neither OLF nor The Federation of Norwegian Industry or any of their members will assume liability for any use thereof. Standards Norway is responsible for the administration and publication of this NORSOK standard. Standards Norway Strandveien 18, P.O. Box 242 N-1326 Lysaker NORWAY Copyrights reserved Telephone: + 47 67 83 86 00 Fax: + 47 67 83 86 01 Email: petroleum@standard.no Website: www.standard.no/petroleum

NORSOK standard M-650

Edition 4, September 2011

Foreword Introduction 1 2 Scope Normative and informative references 2.1 Normative references 2.2 Informative references Terms, definitions and abbreviations 3.1 Terms and definitions 3.2 Abbreviations Responsibilities 4.1 Purchasers responsibility 4.2 Manufacturers responsibility 4.3 Responsibilities of Qualifying Company Qualification of manufacturers 5.1 Basis for qualification of manufacturers 5.2 Evaluation for acceptance 5.3 Acceptance of qualification 5.4 Proof of acceptance Validity of qualification 6.1 Term of validity 6.2 Renewal of qualification 6.3 Transitional arrangements General requirements 7.1 Knowledge and relevant experience 7.2 Manufacturing facilities and equipment 7.3 Sub-contractors 7.4 Quality requirements for test laboratories and manufacturers of welded products Manufacturing Summary 8.1 Requirements for Manufacturing Summary 8.2 Content of the Manufacturing Summary Heat treatment 9.1 Heat treatment facilities and equipment 9.2 Heat treatment procedure 9.3 Verification of heat treatment procedure 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 11 11.1 11.2 11.3 Qualification of the manufacturing process Objective of qualification testing Essential variables Qualification testing Welding procedure qualifications Qualification test record (QTR) General Content of qualification test record (QTR) Required copies and distribution of qualification test record (QTR)

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Annex B (Normative) Additional requirements to API Spec 6A:2010/ISO 10423:2009 , Annex M, and ASTM A 991 27 Annex C (Informative Verification of heat treatment procedure – Example Annex D (Normative) Form for Qualification Test Record (QTR) Front Page 28 29

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adding the provisions deemed necessary to fill the broad needs of the Norwegian petroleum industry.  changes in essential variables of the qualification tests especially regarding manufacturing equipment. Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.  definitions included or changed for Company. holding time. heat treatment procedure and verification of heat treatment procedure.  requirements to test laboratories and manufacturers of welded products included. value adding and cost effectiveness for petroleum industry developments and operations. The NORSOK standards are normally based on recognised international standards. intended to replace oil company specifications and serve as references in the authorities’ regulations. as far as possible.  clarification of transitional arrangements between Revision 3 and Edition 4 of this NORSOK standard. NORSOK standards will be used to provide the Norwegian industry input to the international standardisation process. Introduction This edition replaces NORSOK M-650.  changes in extent and requirements to additional testing at mid-thickness for bars. hipped products and start material. main contractor. The main changes in Edition 4 are related to the following items:  clarification of scope. NORSOK standard Page 4 of 30 . as applicable. soak time and test directions. the relevant NORSOK standard will be withdrawn. manufacturer.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. shall be stated in the Manufacturing Summary. The NORSOK standards are prepared and published with support by The Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF). Where relevant.  more stringent requirements to manufacturers knowledge. NORSOK standards are administered and published by Standards Norway. forgings and hipped (HIP) products. Furthermore. Rev. The Federation of Norwegian Industry. Qualifying Company. other type of forgings.  type of etchants to be used and preparation of samples for micro examination. 3. September 2011 Foreword The NORSOK standards are developed by the Norwegian petroleum industry to ensure adequate safety. The NORSOK standards are developed according to the consensus principle generally applicable for most standards work and according to established procedures defined in NORSOK A-001. Subject to development and publication of international standards. heat sink. equalization time. rolled bars and valves machined from forgings.  new clause about heat treatment with requirements to equipment. plates. heat treatment.  clarification of responsibilities. NORSOK standards are.  changes in test requirements for flanges.  otherwise editorial changes for clarification.

ASTM A 703. EN 10204.1 can verbal form used for statements of possibility and capability.2 API 6HT. ASTM A370-11. This standard is applicable to the following material grades and product forms: a) b) c) d) Duplex SS: High alloyed austenitic SS: Nickel base alloys: Titanium and its alloys: all grades. Informative references Heat Treatment and Testing of Large Cross Section and Critical Section Components Standard Practice for Microetching Metals and Alloys ASTM E407. ISO 3834-2. e. Latest issue of the references shall be used unless otherwise agreed. General Requirements.1.1 Normative references Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment/Petroleum and natural gas industries – Drilling and production equipment – Wellhead and christmas tree equipment Standard Test Methods and Definitions for Mechanical Testing of Steel Products Steel Castings.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. ASTM A 991. product forms and dimensions castings castings This NORSOK standard is also applicable to critical components or product forms in other materials and for special manufacturing/fabrication processes. 2. physical or casual 3.1 Terms. 3 3. ISO 9001. definitions and abbreviations Terms and definitions For the purposes of this NORSOK standard. PED 97/23/EC. definitions and abbreviations apply. and necessary facilities and equipment to manufacture these in the required shapes and sizes with acceptable properties. 2. NORSOK M-630.2 company owner or organization that is responsible for development of and/or operation of an installation/facility NORSOK standard Page 5 of 30 . through reference in this text. carbon steel and low alloy steel products and induction/cold bending. titanium and nickel alloys in other product forms than casting. the following terms. product forms and dimensions all grades. September 2011 1 Scope This NORSOK standard establishes a set of qualification requirements to verify that the manufacturer has sufficient competence and experience of the relevant material grades.g. 3. Other recognized standards may be used provided it can be shown that they meet the requirements of the referenced standards. 2 Normative and informative references The following standards include provisions and guidelines which. ISO/IEC 17025. constitute provisions and guidelines of this NORSOK standard.1. whether material. for Pressure-Containing Parts Conducting Temperature Uniformity Surveys of Furnaces Used to Heat Treat Steel Products Metallic products – Types of Inspection Documents Quality Requirements for Fusion Welding of Metallic Materials – Part 2: Comprehensive quality requirements Quality Management Systems – Requirements General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories Material Data Sheet for Piping Pressure Equipment Directive API Spec 6A:2010/ ISO 10423:2009.

UNS J95370. the purchaser or a party authorised to act on their behalf. 3. heat treatment. Qualifying Company shall be independent of the manufacturer.3 equalization time the time used to ensure a uniform pre-set temperature throughout a heat treatment load and/or throughout all section thicknesses of a component (see also figure in Annex C) 3. UNS S32654.1. including sub-contractors.9 may verbal form used to indicate a course of action permissible within the limits of this NORSOK standard 3.1.12 Qualifying Company party which monitor the qualification exercise and in the end accept the resulting qualification test record (QTR) by signing and stamping the QTR front page The Qualifying Company can be the Company.6 holding time time from the controlling thermocouple (normally furnace thermocouple) has reached set temperature until the specified soaking time is completed. 3.3 x %Mo + 16 x %N 3. NOTE Holding time consist of equalization time + soaking time.10 pitting resistance equivalent PREN PREN = %Cr + 3.4 heat sink separate block of material made from the same generic type of material as the parts being heat treated to monitor temperature during heat treatment 3.8 manufacturer party. which carry out operations affecting the material properties of the finished product NOTE These operations can include forming.1.1.1.13 shall verbal form used to indicate requirements strictly to be followed in order to conform to this NORSOK standard and from which no deviation is permitted. (see also figure in Annex C). etc. Edition 4. engineering.7 main contractor party. or operation or maintenance of a facility on a contract awarded by Company 3. UNS S34565.1. construction.1. commissioning or management of a project. the main contractor. 3.NORSOK standard M-650 NOTE For the purpose of this standard this is normally an oil company.1. UNS S31266.11 purchaser party that purchase a product from a manufacturer 3.1.5 high alloyed austenitic SS austenitic SS with PREN ≥ 40 or Ni + 2 x Mo > 30 (Mo > 2) EXAMPLES SS type 6Mo. September 2011 3.1. which carry out all or part of the design. unless accepted by all involved parties NORSOK standard Page 6 of 30 . 3. procurement.1.

NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. sect.15 soaking time time that the entire part being heat treated (throughout its cross sections) remains at the specified set temperature 3. UNS S32750.1. September 2011 3.1.1.16 type 22Cr duplex ferritic/austenitic stainless steel alloys with 22 % Cr EXAMPLES UNS S31803 and UNS S32205.1.19 test directions test directions are defined relative to the geometry of the component to be tested For the purpose of this NORSOK standard the definitions in ASTM A370-11. 3. EXAMPLES UNS S S32505. 3. UNS N08367 and UNS N08926. UNS S32760 and UNS S39274. UNS S32550. without mentioning or excluding others. 3.17 type 25Cr duplex ferritic/austenitic stainless steel alloys with 25 % Cr and PREN ≥ 40 NOTE Often referred to as “super duplex”.2 API ASTM CD EN HIP IEC ISO MDS MOM NDE PREN PWHT QTR SS UNS WPQR WPS Abbreviations American Petroleum Institute American Society for Testing and Materials compact disc European Standard hot isostatic pressed International Electrotechnical Commission International Organization for Standardization material data sheet minutes of meeting non-destructive examination pitting resistance equivalent post weld heat treatment qualification test record stainless steel unified numbering system welding procedure qualification record welding procedure specification NORSOK standard Page 7 of 30 .1. 4.14 should verbal form used to indicate that among several possibilities one is recommended as particularly suitable. or that a certain course of action is preferred but not necessarily required 3.18 type 6Mo austenitic stainless steel alloys with 6 % Mo and PREN ≥ 40 EXAMPLES UNS S31254.1. apply with axial defined as the longitudinal axis of test specimen located parallel to the main axis of the component. 3.

etc. the purchaser shall be informed. c) established Manufacturing Summary (procedure) covering all manufacturing steps from melting or semi product to finished products (see Clause 8). heat treatment. NORSOK standard Page 8 of 30 . and who has experience relevant for the manufacturing process to be evaluated.3 Responsibilities of Qualifying Company The qualification exercise itself shall be carried out in co-operation with and verified by a Qualifying Company. The Qualifying Company shall monitor the qualification exercise. forming. 5 5. 5.3 Acceptance of qualification A complete QTR with content in compliance with Clause 11 shall be established for possible acceptance. A manufacturer acquiring a "NORSOK M-650 qualification" assumes an obligation to carry out manufacturing in accordance with the qualified Manufacturing Summary including its referred procedures. etc. which shall fulfil the requirements of ISO 9001. d) an established heat treatment procedure (see Clause 9). September 2011 4 4. The result of the evaluation shall be documented in an evaluation report or a MOM.2 Manufacturers responsibility The manufacturer is responsible for establishing and maintaining required documentation and carry out verifications and testing in accordance with this NORSOK standard. 4.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4.4 Proof of acceptance The original signed and filled in QTR front page is the only valid proof of being accepted according to this NORSOK standard. The review shall be carried out by technical competent personnel. with knowledge of metallurgical aspects of the applicable alloys. 5. heat treatment.. including precipitation diagrams. If an order requiring "NORSOK M-650 qualification" is outside the qualified range. review and in the end accept the resulting qualification test record (QTR) and as proof of the acceptance sign and stamp the QTR front page.2 Evaluation for acceptance The Qualifying Company shall carry out a review of the manufacturers facilities. implementation of procedures and documentation as required by this NORSOK standard at the manufacturers and subsuppliers premises. effect of hot forming. as defined in 10. 4. b) acceptable manufacturing facilities and equipment (see Clause 7 and Clause 9). The evaluation for acceptance shall concentrate on facilities and equipment for melting.1 Qualification of manufacturers Basis for qualification of manufacturers Basis for qualification of manufacturers including their nominated sub-contractors shall be as follows: a) knowledge and relevant manufacturing experience with the type of material to be qualified (see Clause 7).1 Responsibilities Purchasers responsibility The purchaser is responsible for ensuring that the manufacturers engaged are qualified within the essential variables of this NORSOK standard. welding. It is important for acceptance of the QTR by other customers that the verification exercise is carried out by a recognized Qualifying Company. welding. 5. e) manufacturers quality system. equipment. Acceptance of a manufacturer is at the discretion and determination of the purchaser. f) results of testing in compliance with this NORSOK standard (see Clause 10).2. refining.

updated and a decision made whether retesting is required. e) a minutes of meeting (MOM) listing actual parts of the QTR which shall be updated and with conclusions for renewal of the qualification shall be included in the re-qualified QTR.1. and a decision made whether a new verification is required. effects of hot forming.3. 6.3. etc. and heat treatment parameters. NORSOK standard Page 9 of 30 . see 9. 6. is updated. The original Revision 3 validity date shall be maintained.2. c) the Manufacturing Summary and referred procedures shall be reviewed. d) the heat treatment procedure and its corresponding verification. as specified for selected product forms in Table 2. is established/updated. 7 7. see 8.2. The qualification is valid within the parameters specified in 10. etc.g. b) verification of the heat treatment procedure. shall be reviewed. see 9.3. e.2. Relevant experience should be supported by statistical data presented in the form of a histogram for key parameters. corrosion resistance.1 General requirements Knowledge and relevant experience 7.1 Knowledge The manufacturer shall have in-house knowledge of relevant metallurgical aspects of the applicable alloys including precipitation diagrams.1. impact thoughness.2 Relevant experience The manufacturer shall have relevant experience with manufacture of the type of material to be qualified. are fulfilled. In addition a relevant reference list from the last 2 years production for the products.1 Validity of qualification Term of validity The validity of a qualification is 5 years from the date of acceptance (signing) of the QTR front page.3 Transitional arrangements Subject to purchasers acceptance. f) a new QTR front page shall be established and properly signed. as applicable for his manufacturing process. For these products it is presupposed that the qualification shall be in accordance with Edition 4 of this NORSOK standard. has been carried out. b) evaluation and review at the manufacturers and sub-suppliers premises according to 5. It is a pre-requisite that all test requirements in the current revision of this NORSOK standard are complied with. c) the additional test requirements in 10. Transitional conditions are as follows: a) the Manufacturing Summary.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. and a heat treatment procedure. In such case a statement shall be included in the box “Other information” on the original Revision 3 QTR front page and signed off by the Qualifying Company.3.2 shall be carried out by the Qualifying Company.2 Renewal of qualification Renewal of the qualification shall be carried out as follows: a) a manufacturer with regular production of the originally qualified products and alloys is considered requalified and additional testing is normally not required. materials and the range of sizes to be qualified shall be included. There are no transitional arrangements for flanges or valves machined from forgings. tensile strength. 7. as specified in 9. welding. Revision 3 qualifications are considered to fulfil the Edition 4 requirements of this NORSOK standard until the validity of the Revision 3 qualification expires on the conditions stated below. September 2011 NOTE There is no official listing in the name of NORSOK of accepted manufacturers according to this NORSOK standard. 6 6.

2. the manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that the sub-contractor meets the requirements of this NORSOK standard for the manufacturing steps that the sub-contractor is performing. e.2 Manufacturers of welded products Manufacturers of welded products shall comply with the principles specified in ISO 3834-2. all important manufacturing activities with reference to detailed procedures. If essential parts of the work (e. 7. September 2011 New manufacturers with less than 2 years of documented production for actual product and material may be qualified to this NORSOK standard.1 Scope The scope of the Manufacturing Summary shall be clearly defined by stating a) b) c) d) name and address of manufacturer. 8 8. identification of the manufacturing process. NOTE Sometimes it can be convenient to combine several production routes. as shown in the flow chart in Annex A. 7.2 Content of the Manufacturing Summary 8.4 7. separate documentation is required for each of these. step by step in a logical and correct sequence. The Manufacturing Summary shall describe. 8. regularly maintained and calibrated as required.1. NORSOK standard Page 10 of 30 . after which a new evaluation shall be carried out.4. but with a validity period limited to 2 years. Distribution is at the manufacturer's discretion. type of product.1 Quality requirements for test laboratories and manufacturers of welded products Test laboratories Test laboratories shall have a quality system in accordance with the principles in ISO/IEC 17025 or equivalent.4. forming. type and size range of products for which the Manufacturing Summary applies.g. The laboratories should hold a national accreditation. Each production route shall be illustrated with a flow chart. 7.2 Manufacturing facilities and equipment Facilities and equipment shall be fit for purpose.3 Sub-contractors If parts of the production are carried out by a sub-contractor. A note to this effect shall be included on the QTR front page. The Manufacturing Summary is the property of the manufacturer. grade of material (UNS number) with reference to standard and MDS. 7.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. pickling. this shall be identified in the documentation. If the manufacturer has different plants or different production routes for a product.g. etc. heat treatment. A short description and the main parameters for each activity shall be included. type of products and/or grade of materials into one Manufacturing Summary.1 Manufacturing Summary Requirements for Manufacturing Summary The manufacturer shall have a Manufacturing Summary for each production route.) are subcontracted. The documentation shall then include the name and address of each subcontractor and the relevant documentation from the subcontractor’s equipment and procedures. grade of material and size range. Requirements for heat treatment facilities and equipment are further described in 9.

7 Heat treatment including a) description of heat treatment cycle. for spraying medium velocity.2. type of cooling (quenching. NORSOK standard Page 11 of 30 . are used as a basis for the manufacture. centrifugal.2.5 Foundry including a) melting and refining processes. etching and examination of microstructure including types of etchants used preferably with reference to one of the etchants listed in ASTM E407.2. 8. binding agent and method of casting. including the type of grit.2. continuous cast.. In such cases the manufacturer of the start material shall also be given.2 to 8. 8. loading temperature.11 8.2.g.15.2. b) maximum and minimum hot forming temperatures and how these temperatures are controlled.2.2. b) cooling details.2.g.2.3 Manufacturers inspection of start material on reception. b) casting method. investment. 8. Welding (including weld repair). 8. For continuous and semi continuous furnaces according to 9.g. which shall be identified as a separate activity and described in the correct sequence in the Manufacture Summary.2. plate. etc.2. type and size of nozzles. the requirements in 8.1 General The Manufacturing Summary shall include. d) procedure for preparation of specimens.NORSOK standard M-650 8. Type of NDE and inspection methods.2 The product type and the manufacturer’s requirements (purchasing specification) regarding start material. strip.2. see Annex A.10 8.. etc. 8.).2. d) method of cooling after completion of the hot forming process.9 8. f) sketch illustrating each step in the forming process.2. but not be limited to. set temperature with tolerances and holding.2.2. pressing and rolling with information about size and thickness range of each hot forming process.2.4 Melting shop including a) melting and refining processes.2. relevant parameters (temperatures of quenching bath.and soaking times. e.2 Content Edition 4. b) test sampling. cooling medium (water.8 8. e) minimum forging ratio including how the forging ratio is calculated. heating rate.6 Hot forming including a) all hot forming processes such as forging. PWHT (if applicable).12 Blasting/cleaning equipment.13 Production testing including a) type of tests to be carried out. air or combination thereof.2.). bar.g.2. e.2. pipe. e. etc. type of sand. etc.2. c) reference to the specific heat treatment procedure according to 9. b) handling of and maximum percentage of eventual return scrap.2. etc.2. c) casting process. spraying. Apply especially when semi finished products such as ingot.).2. 8.2. sand castings. d) moulding method.2. Pickling. September 2011 8. etc.2. c) possible reheating cycles. ingot.2.2. c) sketches showing typical samples with dimensions for production tests with location and orientation of test specimens. 8. 8. e.2.2.4. The WPS and PQR applicable for the qualification shall be listed.

NORSOK standard Page 12 of 30 . The quenching bath shall be equipped with continuous temperature monitoring/recording devices. Furnaces shall be equipped with automatic temperature indicating.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4.4 Thermocouples Thermocouples shall be calibrated and fulfil the requirements of API 6A (Twentieth Edition)/ISO 10423:2009. 9.14 Description of the material traceability system.15 A list of applicable procedures. Annex M. 9 9.1. Electrical furnaces shall have mechanical means of circulating the air during heating.2.1.1.8. 9.1.1. 9. controlling and recording devices. Annex M. API 6HT should be used as a guideline.2 to 9. Parts shall not be placed directly onto the furnace floor. 8. The quench tank shall be equipped with pumps or propellers to ensure satisfactory circulation and agitation during quenching. carbides and nitrides. The initially temperature uniformity survey shall be carried out with maximum load in the furnace. September 2011 For duplex steels in particular more than one etchants may be required for detecting intermetallic phases.1. 9.2 Foundries Foundries shall have heat treatment facilities within their own premises or they shall be located in their close vicinity.3 Heat treatment furnaces Heat treatment furnaces shall be adequately dimensioned for the loads to be heat treated.2. Piling of components in baskets is not allowed.7 Transfer time between furnace and quenching bath The equipment shall be capable of transferring materials from heat treatment furnace into quenching bath within a maximum of 60 s for alloys requiring water quenching.1. ASTM A 991 or equivalent and additional requirements given in Annex B.1 Heat treatment Heat treatment facilities and equipment 9. 8.5 Quenching baths Quenching baths shall have dimensions and cooling facilities adequate to keep the water temperature below 50 ºC at any time during the quenching operation. 9.6 Loading of components Pallets or other fixtures shall be used for placing parts during heat treatment and quenching to ensure free circulation of air and water between each component. which shall possess an accuracy of ± 1 % of their full scale range. Quenching facilities should include provisions for internal cooling for the quenching of products with penetrating bores such as pipes.1.1 General Heat treatment facilities and equipment shall fulfil the requirements in 9. An excerpt from a typical Manufacturing Summary is included in Annex A as an example. Subsequent temperature uniformity surveys may be carried out with empty furnace.2. In addition.3) that uniform heating is achieved without forced circulation.1. A temperature uniformity survey of the quality heat treatment furnaces shall be carried out annually in accordance with API Spec 6A:2010/ISO:2009. The only exception is cases where it can be documented through verifications (see 9. 9.2.

cross section. 9.) of products to be heat-treated and other relevant parameters.and soaking time. type and size of nozzles. For continuous furnaces the heating zone and the working zone shall be clearly defined. thickness. etc. f) cooling facilities.2 Description of heat treatment facilities and equipment The following information shall be included: a) type and identification of furnace(s).g.1. c) location and identification of pyrometers and/or thermocouples in the furnace for control and recording respectively. The transfer time is measured from the time the furnace door is fully open or the furnace roof is fully removed and until the component(s) is completely submerged into the quenching bath. g) sketch of heat treatment facilities showing furnace(s) and quenching bath relative to each other. e. e) description of how temperature is controlled. In such cases a longer transfer time may be specifically qualified. Qualification tests shall comprise both thin and heavy sections of such components as agreed with the Qualifying Company. September 2011 For large components it is recognised that a transfer time of 60 s may be difficult to achieve. Content of the procedure shall as a minimum be as given in 9. etc. 9.2. 9. 9. (sketch to be prepared) taking into account that selection should be from the center close to the bottom of a heat treatment load. d) maximum operating temperature of furnace(s). spraying.2.5 Production testing and traceability The following information shall be included: a) principles for selection of components to be used for production testing within each heat treatment load. working zone and location of burners as applicable.6 and 3. shall be highlighted on the QTR front page.2.2.2 Heat treatment procedure 9.4 Description of heat treatment cycle The following information shall be included: a) loading temperature. A specific evaluation shall be made in each case.).6. air. Details of the extended transfer time including for. heating rate. 3. for spraying medium velocity.and soaking time see figure in Annex C.1. diameter. overall dimensions.2. If several pallets/components are heated in the furnace at the same time the unloading of these should be especially addressed. c) maximum transfer time of components from open furnace door until components are completely submerged in quenching bath.). type of cooling (quenching. set temperature with tolerances and holding. b) method(s) for unloading of components from furnace. which products it is applicable for. etc.1 General A specific heat treatment procedure shall be established.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. b) cooling details. relevant parameters (temperatures of quenching bath. NOTE For definition of holding.1.15. gas or a combination thereof.2. b) description of NORSOK standard Page 13 of 30 .2. 9.). cooling medium (water.3 Loading and unloading of components and transfer between furnace and quenching bath The following information shall be included: a) stacking of components in furnace and during quenching (sketch to be prepared). b) sketch of furnace showing. 9.2 to 9. c) for continuous and semi continuous furnaces: travel speed and minimum soaking time as function of size (e.g.8 Continuous furnaces and induction furnaces Continuous furnaces and induction furnaces shall generally fulfil the principles stated above. etc.

3.6 Documentation of heat treatments A description of the following shall be included: a) b) c) d) how the temperature cycle is recorded and documented.3 Extent of verification The verification shall be carried out for each furnace used for quality heat treatment using the heaviest load and/or most dense packed load to be heat treated. The cross section of the heat sink shall be equal to that of the heaviest cross section of the parts being heat treated and the dimensions such as to allow for location of the drilled hole as specified above.3.3 Verification of heat treatment procedure 9. 9. 3) how components used for production testing in each heat treatment load are identified. To avoid damaging the components heat sinks may be used.2 Objective The objective of the verification is to ensure that the specified parameters in the established heat treatment procedure are correct by comparing the readings of the furnace controlling thermocouple and the contact thermocouples fixed onto the load/components.3. 6. After a major re-furbishment of a furnace or after a furnace modification changing the heating parameters. 9. forging.1. how documentation of the heat treatment loads is carried out [via photographs (preferred) or loading map]. NORSOK standard Page 14 of 30 .3. 2) how components within each heat treatment load are identified. a combination of shortest soaking time. sect.) of the component and shall be agreed in each case also taking into consideration the proposed soaking time in the heat treatment procedure for the component.3. 9. 9. pipe. a new verification shall be carried out. c) readings from the contact thermocouples shall be compared with the readings from the controlling thermocouple of the furnace by superimposing the time temperature curves from the contact thermocouples onto the curve from the controlling thermocouple of the furnace. etc. b) for heavier components holes shall be drilled into the components down to mid-thickness and the thermocouples placed into the holes.2. The verification shall especially verify that a) all components in a heat treatment load reach the specified set temperature throughout their thickness. highest set temperature) in their procedures to minimise the number of verifications required. follow up and documentation of maximum temperature of quenching bath during quenching.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. shortest heating time.1 General Verification is required of procedures for heat treatment except for stress relieving heat treatment in accordance with this NORSOK standard. The holes should be at least 100 mm from the second surface of the component.g. Manufacturers or heat treatment contractors having several heat treatment procedures shall verify the most extreme conditions (e. 9. The definition of “heavier” component varies with the type of component (e.4 Procedure for the verification The verification shall be carried out as follows: a) contact thermocouples shall be fixed onto the surface of at least three components which are respectively located in the middle of the heat treatment load and in two corners of the load diametrically opposite to each other. September 2011 1) how traceability of heat and heat treatment lot is ensured throughout the whole heat treatment process. For guidance see API 6HT (first edition).6. fitting. plate. casting. which shall be made from the same general type of material as the parts being heat treated. b) the soaking time is not started before the load/components have actually reached the minimum heat treatment temperature specified in the procedure. actual location of components used for production testing in each heat treatment load. The number and location of the heat sinks shall be as specified in a) above.g.

9.1 Qualification of the manufacturing process Objective of qualification testing The manufacturing process as described in the Manufacturing Summary shall be qualified by testing of actual products in order to a) demonstrate that the proposed manufacturing route and production parameters result in products meeting the specified requirements. maximum 60 N/A N/A G  250 N/A G + 100 % T > 60 T  120 T T + 10 %. The procedure shall be accepted by the Qualifying Company prior to start of the verification. which are representative of the properties of the actual components they represent.2. plate.5 Reporting A report shall be established identifying the furnace verified.6 Witnessing The verification of the heat treatment procedure shall be witnessed by the Qualifying Company.2 Essential variables 10.3. who also shall sign the final report onto completion of the verification exercise. Nialloys + SS type 25Cr duplex SS type 22Cr duplex NORSOK standard T  40 T > 40 T  60 T > 60 T  60 Qualified thickness Weight of tested component (G) kg N/A Qualified weight mm T + 25 %. bars and HIP High alloyed austenitic SS. but shall in no case exceed the limits specified in the Manufacturing Summary. The superimposed time temperature curves from the contact thermocouples and the controlling thermocouple(s) of the furnace shall be included in the report. forgings. tube and wrought fittings High alloyed austenitic SS + SS type 25Cr duplex SS type 22Cr duplex Castings.2. September 2011 See the example in Annex C. 9. 10 10. Table 1 .1 General A change in one or more of the manufacturing parameters stated in 10.13 requires re-qualification of the manufacturing process.2. 10. maximum 60 T T + 10 %.3. d) the manufacturer shall establish a procedure describing how the verification is proposed to be carried out including how the mid-thickness temperature will be checked.2 to 10.Qualified maximum thickness and weight for applicable products Type of product Type of material Tested thickness (T) mm Strip. b) verify that the proposed production test sampling gives results.2 Thickness limitations and weight The maximum qualified weight and thickness shall be according to limits given in Table 1.2. pipe.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. maximum 120 G > 250 G  250 All G + 100 % Page 15 of 30 . describing the heat treatment load used and location of thermocouples within the load (photograph). maximum 40 T T + 25 %. 10.

This applies also for a change of sub-contractors for essential operations such as heat treatment. e.9 Forgings Change of the following: a) open die and ring rolled product forms. 10.).2. HIPing. discs. 10. graphite moulding (titanium castings only). This requirement may be disregarded if a) the manufacturer of start material holds a valid NORSOK M-650 qualification for the specific start material. This applies also if the manufacturer has several alternative manufacturing routes for a product. which shall always be cast in vacuum.3 Material grade A change from one material grade to another. unicast-. fittings. rings.2. maximum 60 mm. September 2011 Weight of tested component (G) kg G > 250 G  150 G > 150 N/A Qualified weight mm T T + 25 % T + 25%. pipes. etc. 10.NORSOK standard M-650 Type of product Type of material Tested thickness (T) mm T > 120 T T Qualified thickness Edition 4. valve bodies. ceramic moulding (investment castings. a separate qualification is required for each plant. 10. billets. plates. etc. centrifugal casting. pressure.2. lost wax-. vacuum ) or HIP equipment (titanium castings only). change of casting technique between static casting.2. 10. Titanium Investment castings All All G + 100 % All N/A 10. bars. e. blooms. etc. used to manufacture a final product as flanges. shaw method.2.2.6 Manufacture at different plants and/or locations If production is carried out at different plants/locations. Separate qualifications shall be carried out for flanges. 10. change from one UNS No. time.g. The start material is defined as ingots. b) it can be documented that the specific start material from a manufacturer already has been used in other qualifications for the same grade of material. This is not applicable for titanium castings. e) change of HIPing parameters (significant changes in temperature. etc. to another UNS No. Above 60 mm as for Castings.4 Melting and refining equipment A change in the final melting/refining process. as described in the Manufacturing Summary.8 Castings Change of moulding method typically between a) b) c) d) sand moulding (sand castings). that can negatively influence the product properties. NORSOK standard Page 16 of 30 .2.5 Manufacturers of start materials A change of manufacturer of start material. or vacuum casting.7 Manufacturing equipment A change in manufacturing equipment. etc.g.

13 Heat treatment The following apply: a) change of heat treatment temperature outside the allowable range.g. Typical examples are a) b) c) d) e) f) from rolling to forging or vice versa. time. e. 10.2.2. from hot to cold forming/rolling or vice versa. The allowable range of heat treatment temperature shall be within –10 C to +30 C from the temperature used for the qualification testing of the component.1 Selection of components for testing The selection of components for testing and test sampling shall be as agreed with Qualifying Company.2. Castings and open die forgings selected for testing shall be actual products. e) change from batch furnace heat treatment to continuous furnace heat treatment or vice versa. b) change in welding method or combination of welding methods.2. e. g) change in quench medium from water to polymer. 10. Components for testing should have a section thickness in the upper thickness range specified by the Manufacturing Summary. b) change of heat treatment cycle. oil. nitrogen. i. from hammer forging to press forging or vice versa. 10. 10. valve body. c) reduction of holding and/or soak time to a time shorter than that established during the verification of the heat treatment procedure. September 2011 b) closed die forgings. except from the following: a) changes from double sided to single sided welds.e. from die forging to open die forging or vice versa. Change or re-furbishment of the heat treatment furnace within the same premises does not require requalification provided the requirements in Clause 9 are fulfilled. from a one step to a two step cycle or vice versa.3 Qualification testing 10. Components for testing shall have a section thickness in the upper thickness range specified by the Manufacturing Summary. contour forged valves and similar products where production testing is planned to be carried out on an integral prolongation such a prolongation shall be integrated in the qualification test forging. not test blocks.10 Hot isostatic pressed (HIP) products Change of a) the manufacturer of powder for HIP. For forged flanges.3. h) change in quenching method from quenching in bath to spray quenching or vice versa. 10. vacuum) or HIP equipment. d) change from furnace heat treatment to induction heat treatment or vice versa.11 Hot forming A change from one forming method to another and a change of forging temperature outside the established and qualified tolerances. provided the requirements of NORSOK M-630 are fulfilled. For castings qualification should be carried out on a cored component. pressure. Except for castings and open die forgings the components shall be representative in geometry of what actually shall be manufactured. air and similar or vice versa. from hot pressing to extruding or vice versa. change of cooling method after hot forming from water quenching to any other cooling method.12 Welded products For manufacture of welded pipe and fittings a change of WPS does not require re-qualification.g. NORSOK standard Page 17 of 30 . b) HIP parameters (significant changes in temperature.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. f) for hot finished seamless pipes only: change from furnace heat treatment to direct quench from hot finish operation or vice versa.

2 Testing 10. b) additional testing for qualification according to Table 2. This does not apply to the additional testing specified in 10. The components used for qualification should in addition be documented with photographs. e.3.2. Production test blocks shall be tested as part of the qualification testing. Integral or gated test blocks. i. 10. Tests from thin and thick sections of a sacrificial casting. The type of tests to be performed and minimum requirements shall be as specified in NORSOK M-630 and relevant MDS (or material standard/specification if materials are not covered by a MDS). From over-length of the component. A sketch shall be prepared with dimensions of production test samples and tested components tested for qualification.2 Extent of testing for qualification Testing for qualification shall as a minimum comprise a) production testing with test sampling as specified in NORSOK M-630: MDSs. 10.2. Tests shall be carried out from the over-length and from the deformed area of the component.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. e. It is at the discretion of the Qualifying Company to decide what is “representative”.2.e. For dished heads made of Castings Dished heads NORSOK standard Page 18 of 30 . an acceptable difference between results from tests located in the prolongation and in the product itself. The location and orientation of test specimens shall be shown. c) for forged flanges. exception to the requirement for the impact test results to be 20 J higher during qualification than the production test requirements. Manufacturing Summary.3. the requirement for base material shall be 20 J higher than the production test requirements. In such cases this shall be clearly stated onto the QTR front page. Type 3.3. d) non-destructive testing as specified in NORSOK M-630 and relevant MDSs and/or other relevant material specifications.2. contour forged valves and similar products with integral prolongations testing shall be carried out on both the prolongation and the product itself. Table 2 – Testing required for qualification Type of product All products Sample for Additional tests for qualification production test Test sampling as Type. number and location of tests as specified in the MDS specified in the MDS and material specification unless otherwise specified in this and/or the table.g.1 Certification of test sampling and test results All extraction of test samples and testing specifically related to the qualification tests shall be certified in accordance with EN 10204. other applicable standard and/or the Manufacturing Summary.g.3 or to the testing in position 2 for flanges. 10.3. 10.4 Acceptance of production testing from integral prolongations from forged products To accept production testing to be taken from the prolongation the test results from the prolongation shall be representative of the properties obtained from the same position of the sacrificial product.3 Requirements for materials requiring impact testing For materials requiring impact testing. September 2011 Components for testing shall be from regular production or from test production manufactured according to the normal manufacturing route and with regular production equipment. position 1 (TH /2) for flanges. NOTE For qualification of dimensions outside the range specified by the respective MDSs special acceptance requirements may be agreed.2.3.3.

Sacrificial forgings.or corrosion testing according to MDS/applicable specifications. September 2011 Additional tests for qualification plates and welded together prior to forming the tests shall include a weld. over-length of fitting or for welded fittings test plates welded as a prolongation of the fitting weld. Testing shall be made from thin and thick sections of a sacrificial product. Seamless pipe and tube Strip Valves machined from forgings Welded pipe and tube Cut from over-length of pipe Cut from strip. Additional testing may be required depending on shape and functionality of the forging as agreed with purchaser and Qualifying Company. In addition different locations with different deformation ratio should be tested.3. Cut from over-length of bar. Forgings . One pipe/tube shall be tested at one end and in the mid-length position. position 1 (TH /2) and position 2 (TB/2) respectively. Additional testing according to 10. Qualification testing shall encompass testing of a sacrificial flange in both the flange neck and flange ring. Additional testing according to 10. tangential direction. Additional testing according to 10. exceeds 50 mm for all materials requiring impact. Cut from sacrificial fitting. Other additional testing may be required depending on shape and functionality of the forging as agreed with purchaser and Qualifying Company. 1. inner. Wrought fittings seamless and welded NORSOK standard Page 19 of 30 .3 shall be carried out if section thickness exceeds 50 mm for all materials requiring impact. One fitting of each type shall be tested at one end as a minimum.open die Tests from prolongation on actual forging or from sacrifical forging.or corrosion testing according to MDS/ applicable specifications. Plates Cut from plate. Flanges – all manufacturing methods Sacrificial flange or an integral prolongation.or corrosion testing according to MDS/applicable specifications. Except for the additional testing test results shall fulfil the requirements in the respective MDSs . In position 1 impact testing shall be taken in both axial and tangential direction. shall be minimum 27 J/20 J (average/single values) tested at -46 ºC. e.and outer radii and neutral zone for elbows. Weld and base material shall be tested at one end and in the midlength position on one pipe. Tees should be tested both on one end and in the crotch area.3. Additional testing according to 10.g. Ring rolled products Rolled and forged bars Tests from prolongation on actual forging or separate forged test ring.NORSOK standard M-650 Type of product Sample for production test Edition 4. as shown in the respective MDSs.3. The minimum absorbed energy for impact tests in Pos. Both ends on one plate shall be tested with three sets of tests at each end located in the middle and at each edge. Test specimens shall be located in the mid-thickness. Additional testing according to 10. Other additional testing may be required depending on shape and functionality of the forging as agreed with purchaser and Qualifying Company.3. Testing according to the applicable MDSs.3 shall be carried out if section thickness exceeds 50 mm for all materials requiring impact. For welded fittings testing shall comprise base material and weld(s). One end on one coil shall be tested with three set of tests at each end located in the middle and at each edge. Tests shall be carried out at one end and in the mid-length position of one bar.or corrosion testing according to MDS/applicable specifications.3 shall be carried out if section thickness exceeds 50 mm for all materials requiring impact.3. Tests from prolongation on actual forging Cut from over-length of pipe or from test plate welded as prolongation of the pipe/tube weld.3 shall be carried out if section thickness exceeds 50 mm for all materials requiring impact.3 shall be carried out if section thickness HIP components except flanges Integral test blocks. Forgings – closed die.or corrosion testing according to MDS/applicable specifications.

3 and Annex B. See format and content as shown in Annex D. WPSs and WPQRs Page 20 of 30 d) Sect. 4 f) Sect. 4) start material certificate (when applicable).2. 3 e) Sect. 11.or corrosion testing according to MDS/applicable specifications.3. 3) test reports with results from qualification testing.3. 11 11. see 9.2 Content of qualification test record (QTR) The content of QTR shall contain the following: a) QTR front page.NORSOK standard M-650 10. see Clause 9. see Clause 8. The QTR shall be prepared with a front page with format and content as shown in Annex D. Heat treatment procedure.1 Qualification test record (QTR) General The manufacturer shall establish a qualification test record (QTR) with content as listed in 11.1. September 2011 For all materials having section thickness/diameter exceeding 50 mm and requiring impact. Results of qualification testing including 1) description of component(s) tested for qualification. b) corrosion and micro-examination in accordance with the requirements specified by the applicable MDS. 2 Table of content Manufacturing Summary. The documentation will otherwise be rejected and thereby also the qualification. c) minor and major repair welding as defined in ASTM A 703 for castings. NOTE It is recognized that for certain applications corrosion properties and microstructure in mid-thickness are not important for the functionality of the component as agreed with purchaser and Qualifying Company. 10.4 Welding procedure qualifications The qualification exercise shall include the supporting WPQR for the WPS for the following: a) welded products in accordance with the applicable MDS. b) Sect.3 Additional testing Additional testing shall be carried out as required in Table 2. 2) heat treatment chart(s) from the heat treatments of the components used for the qualification testing. b) repair welding of welds in accordance with the applicable MDS. Edition 4. 2) sketches showing typical samples with dimensions of production test samples and location and orientation of test specimens. The QTR shall be issued with document and revision numbers. 2) report on the temperature uniformity test. Sketch(es) shall be prepared showing dimensions of test sample and location and orientation of test specimens. 1 c) Sect. additional testing shall be carried out as follows using specimens located in the mid thickness position (T/2) and at a distance from any second surface of T or at least 100 mm: a) impact testing in axial and tangential direction. In such cases it may be agreed that the tests shall be carried out for information only and a note about this shall be included on the QTR front page. It is essential that all documentation be accurate. including 1) report on the verification of heat treatment procedure. including 1) process flow chart. see 9. The minimum absorbed energy shall be minimum 27 J/20 J (average/single values) tested at -46 ºC. 5 NORSOK standard . specific and in accordance with this NORSOK standard.

paragraph 4. Annex I. 7 1) welded products: a list of WPSs/WPQRs shall be included. September 2011 g) Sect. NORSOK standard Page 21 of 30 . e. which monitored the qualification exercise and accepted the QTR by signing the QTR front page.g.3 Required copies and distribution of qualification test record (QTR) After acceptance one electronic copy. i) Sect.2 Documentation of quality assurance system including 1) ISO certificate(s) according to ISO 9001. a CD.2. as available.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. MOM(s) from visit(s) to manufacturer by purchaser as required in 5. Additional distribution is at the manufacturer’s discretion. 2) castings: the actual WPS/WPQRs for repair welding of minor and major repairs shall be included.3. if different from the Purchaser. Specific reference list.1. 2) Certificate of compliance to PED 97/23/EC. see 7. 8 11. and one paper copy shall be issued to the Purchaser having initiated or ordered the qualification at the manufacturer and to the Qualifying Company. 6 h) Sect.

4 Qualification documentation: Ref. Other relevant information: Revision: Date: Made by: Checked by: Approved by: Manufacturing Summary No. NORSOK M-630. MDS D44 Rev.g. CLOSED DIE FORGINGS e. e.: NORSOK standard Page 22 of 30 . to the relevant document(s)/reports/test result(s) which confirm that manufacturing of materials in accordance with this procedure will ensure satisfactory results per the actual specification. which shall be included on the front page: Plant(s) and location(s): Product(s): Specification(s): Limitations in the procedure: Weigth: Length: Thickness: Other: Actual plants. September 2011 Annex A (Informative) Manufacturing Summary front page and example Example of information.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4.g. locations and equipment facilities where this procedure is relevant.

Equipment = furnace bloss N° 3 furnace gibbon N° 2 Ovalization of pipe by pressing Equipment = 60 t.14 % to 0. 13 Rev. 13 Rev. Extrusion of branch by press After extrusion the temperature shall not be less than xxx °C. Temperature controlled by optical pyrometer.O. After forming the temperature shall not be less than 950 °C.25 mm ASTM A 815 UNS S31803 – MDS D43 REV.O. 900 t.O.O.20 % Manufacturer: 100 % raw material. PROCEDURE POQ-05 2 3 4 5 PMI Cutting Identification marking Heating PMI-01 Rev.2 POQ-09 I. September 2011 EXAMPLE OF MANUFACTURING SUMMARY (4 pages) Doc. 150 t. No: MS-03 Page 1 of 4 MANUFACTURING SUMMARY TEE MADE BY FORGING Seamless pipe Size 1” to 24” / Thickness 10 mm to 31.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. 160) N° 1 PHASE Identification of base material DESCRIPTION Pipe to ASTM A 790 S31803 MDS D41 Rev. 13 Rev.2 POQ-09 I. 400 t. Cutting to final dimensions by plasma. except section connecting test samples to body of tee. 13 Rev. Cutting of bulge. Cutting to required length by saws.0 POQ-09 POQ-05 Heating at xxxx °C to xxxx 0 °C. Forging by presses Start forming temperature xxxx°C to xxxx°C Equipment = 60 t. Re-heating at xxxx °C if more than one step is necessary. I. Quenching in cold water. Hard stamping of last two number of heat number.2 12 Extrusion 13 14 Cooling Cutting NORSOK standard Page 23 of 30 . 150 t. Temperature controlled by optical pyrometer. 200 t. Re-heating at xxxx °C to xxxx °C. 1200 t. Reheating at xxxx °C to xxxx °C. 24 (Prototype Tee 6” sch. 300 t. holding time minimum 1 min for each mm thickness. 300 t. 400 t. holding time minimum 1 min for each mm thickness. 250 t. 24 N = 0. 100 t. 2 POQ-09 I. holding time minimum 1 min for POQ-09 each mm thickness. 900 t. 13 Rev.2 6 Ovalization 7 Re-heating 8 Forming 9 10 11 Cooling Cutting hole Re-heating POQ-09 I. 250 t.O. Quenching in cold water. POQ-09 I. 100 t. 1200 t.2 Temperature controlled by optical pyrometer.O. 13 Rev. 200 t.

Removal of material for test samples. NORSOK standard Page 24 of 30 .1 Accept criteria: ASME VIII Div. 100 % of the fittings. 972 PK-01 Rev.O. No.1 MDS D43 Rev. Re-immersion in acid solution for final cleaning and passivation.0 Marking by low stress stamping according P. No. PMI-01 Rev.4 19 Pickling 20 21 Machining Dye penetrant test 22 23 24 25 26 27 PMI Marking Visual and dimensional Pickling Final dossier Packing Immersion in acid solution at temperature of xx °C Equipment: N° 2 pickling vat 900 mm x 1600 mm x 1000 mm Working of the ends as per purchase order. 24 Test sample plan N° SP-01 Rev. POQ-05 Drw. Date Made by Approved by Note Flow chart is shown at page 4 coloured route.8 100 % of the fittings.3 16 17 Shot blasting Sampling 18 Mechanical test According to NORSOK MDS D43 Rev. PROCEDURE HT-01 Rev. 3.4 Revision No. By calibrated equipment. According to ASTM A 815 Supplementary requirement S7 ASME VIII Div. 160) N° 15 PHASE Heat treatment DESCRIPTION Heat treatment: Solution annealing in gas heating furnace Equipment: Sottri truck-hearth with dimension of Furnace loading temperature: room temperature Heating rate: xxx°C/h (above xxx°C) Holding temperature: xxxx°C Holding time: 1h/1” wall thickness or minimum 15 min Quenching: In cold water max xx °C within 60 s. 4 (Prototype Tee 6” sch.1B ASTM E 700 MDS D43 Rev. Stainless steel grit. September 2011 Doc. Inspection certificate plus NDE certificates.0 MDS D43 Rev.0 EN 10204.: MS-03 Page 2 of 4 MANUFACTURING SUMMARY TEE MADE BY FORGING Seamless pipe Size 1” to 24” / Thickness 10 mm to 31.1 App. 4 Test sample plan N° SP-01 Rev.1 PK-01 Rev.25 mm ASTM A 815 UNS S31803 – MDS D43 REV.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. According order requirements.

September 2011 Doc.: MS-03 Page 3 of 4 NORSOK standard Page 25 of 30 . No.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4.

No. September 2011 Doc.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4.: MS-03 Page 4 of 4 EXAMPLE OF MANUFACTURING FLOW CHART Manufacture flow chart for elbow and tee manufacture SEAMLESS PIPE CUTTING MARKING ELBOW REDUCING & CAP BY FORGING HEATING EXPANDING OVALIZATION (ELBOWS ONLY) RE-HEATING (ELBOWS ONLY) FORMING OVALIZATION CALIBRATION QUENCH CUTTING OF ENDS RE-HEATING FORMING QUENCHING CUTTING HOLE HEATING EXTRUSION QUENCHING CUTTING OF ENDS HEAT TREATMENT SAMPLING MECHANICAL TEST PICKLING MACHINING NDE EXAMINATION MARKING FINAL CLEANING FINAL DOSSIER PACKING ELBOW BY MANDREL HEATING TEE BY EXTRUSION HEATING QUENCH CUTTING OF ENDS NORSOK standard Page 26 of 30 .

Annex M. In any case the following requirements apply: a) the survey shall verify that 1) the specified heat treatment temperature for a material can be kept uniform within specified tolerances through the working zone of the furnace as defined in the heat treatment procedure.1. measured from when the set temperature is reached. A minimum of two surveys shall be carried out with products representing respectively the smallest (thinnest) and largest (thickness) sizes to be heat treated.2. B.8. shall not apply.3. Then readings shall be taken at maximum 5 min intervals for sufficient time to determine the recurrent temperature pattern of the furnace working zone for at least 30 min. or the alternative surveying techniques described in ASTM A 991. see 9. Annex M. Annex M.4. 2) the defined component travel speeds in the heat treatment procedure results in the minimum specified soaking time being achieved. NORSOK standard Page 27 of 30 . d) the documentation of the temperature uniformity survey shall include sketch of the furnace with working zone of furnace and number and location of thermocouples used for the survey. which shall be carried out annually. B. f) the manufacturer shall establish a procedure for how to carry out the temperature uniformity survey.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4.2. c) once the furnace temperature has reached the set point temperature. September 2011 Annex B (Normative) Additional requirements to API Spec 6A:2010/ISO 10423:2009 . may be carried out with empty furnace. are not acceptable as an alternative to the specified temperature uniformity survey. or ASTM A 991. see ASTM A 991.1. Para 1.3 Continuous conveyance and semi continuous conveyance furnaces The temperature uniformity check may be carried out as verification of the heat treatment procedure. The maximum limit of 1 100 ºC stated in ASTM A 991.7. Para 6. the temperature of all test locations shall be recorded at maximum 2 min intervals for at least 10 min. subclause M 3. or ASTM A 991 with the following additional requirements: a) the alternatives of attaching thermocouples to the extremities of each load. Paras 8. e) uniformity survey shall to be performed annually for actual furnaces included in Manufacturing Summary for solution heat treatment.1 General Temperature uniformity survey of quality heat treatment furnaces shall be performed according to API Spec 6A:2010/ISO 10423:2009.3. c) the calibration shall be carried out with maximum load in the furnace. see API Spec 6A:2010/ISO 10423:2009.2 Batch type furnaces The following additional requirements to ASTM A991 apply: a) for furnaces with set point temperature in the working zone above 800 ºC the temperature at any point shall not vary by more than ± 14 ºC from the furnace set point temperature after the furnace working zone has been brought up to temperature. and ASTM A 991 B. This is to demonstrate that the required temperature uniformity and the maximum temperature specified can be reached. b) for furnaces with set point temperature in the working zone below 800 ºC shall not vary by more than ± 8 ºC from the furnace set point temperature after the furnace working zone has been brought up to temperature. Subsequent calibrations.7 and 8. Para 7.2. b) the temperature survey shall be carried out on actual products. b) the temperature uniformity survey shall be carried out at the maximum set point temperature for the actual materials to be processed in the furnace.

September 2011 Annex C (Informative Verification of heat treatment procedure – Example Comparison of time temperature curves of the contact thermocouples (3 off) fixed to the load itself with the furnace thermocouple.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. NORSOK standard Page 28 of 30 . Note the time difference to reach set temperature between the furnace thermocouple and the contact thermocouples fixed onto the load.

xx Rolled rings. Edition 4 Example: ASTM A182 Gr. Production route No. Production route No. xx Example:  Heat treatment by: XXXXXXXX  Forgings shall be machined as close as possible to final shape prior to quality heat treatment. MDS D54. xx Forged discs. No. Production route No.: Rev. September 2011 Annex D (Normative) Form for Qualification Test Record (QTR) Front Page This form is available as a word file at the NORSOK home page http://www. No. Abs 56 Abs 57 Abs 58 Tested thickness mm 170 55 130 Qualified thickness mm 170 60 130 Test piece weight kg 250 70 300 Qualified weight kg All 140 All Qualification/acceptance signatures Manufacturer: Prepared by/Date: Checked by/Date: The manufacturer and this QTR are evaluated and found to be in compliance with the requirements of NORSOK M-650 for supply of the above listed products and materials. At the attached form examples of how to fill in the form is given. Manufacturer logo Qualification Test Record (QTR) NORSOK M-650 QTR.: Example: Die forged flanges.standard.: Manufacturer name/address/ Web page: Reference standard Material designation and MDS No. No. This acceptance does not exempt any purchaser from his responsibility to ensure that this qualification is valid for his products within the essential variables of NORSOK M-650. Other information: Qualification expires: Tested and qualified thickness and weight Products and manufacturing process(es): Die forged flanges Forged discs Rolled rings Test record No.no/.NORSOK standard M-650 Edition 4. F55.: Manufacturing Summary doc.: Products and manufacturing process(es): Mandatory conditions and subcontractors: NORSOK M-650. No. Rev. Qualified/Accepted by (company name /address): Signature/Date: NORSOK standard Page 29 of 30 . Example:  Pickling by XXXXXXX. Revision 4.