API RP 17L2

This recommended practice provides guidelines for the design, materials selection, analysis, testing, manufacture, handling, transportation, installation and integrity management of ancillary equipment for flexible pipes and umbilicals. It presents the current best practice for design and procurement of ancillary equipment, and gives guidance on the implementation of the specification for standard ancillary products. In addition, this document presents guidelines on the qualification of prototype products.

The applicability relating to a specific item of ancillary equipment within this recommended practice is stated at the beginning of the clause dedicated to that item of ancillary equipment. This document applies to the following flexible pipe ancillary equipment: bend stiffeners; bend restrictors; bellmouths; buoyancy modules and ballast modules; subsea buoys; tethers for subsea buoys and tether clamps; riser and tether bases; clamping devices; piggy-back clamps; repair clamps; I/J-tube seals; pull-in heads/installation aids; connectors; load-transfer devices; mechanical protection; fire protection; and VIV suppression strakes.

This document may be used for bonded flexible pipe ancillary equipment, though any requirements specific to these applications are not addressed. Where relevant, the applicability of recommendations to umbilicals is indicated in the Applicability subclause for the ancillary equipment in question. This document does not cover ancillary equipment for flexible pipes and umbilicals beyond the connector, with the exception of riser bases and load-transfer devices. Therefore this document does not cover turret structures or I-tubes and J-tubes, for example. In addition, it does not cover flexible pipe or umbilical storage devices, for example reels.

This recommended practice is intended to cover ancillary equipment made from several material types, including metallic, polymer and composite materials. It may also refer to material types for particular ancillary components that are not commonly used for such components currently, but may be adopted in the future.

Product Details

Edition:
2nd
Published:
06/01/2021
Number of Pages:
286
File Size:
1 file , 3.8 MB
Product Code(s):
G17L202, G17L202
Note:
This product is unavailable in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria
API RP 17L2

This RP provides guidelines for the design, materials selection, analysis, testing, manufacture, handling, transportation, installation and integrity management of flexible pipe ancillary equipment. It supplements API 17L1, which specifies minimum requirements for the design, material selection, manufacture, documentation, testing, marking and packaging of flexible pipe ancillary equipment.

This RP presents the current best practice for design and procurement of ancillary equipment, and gives guidance on the implementation of the specification for standard flexible pipe ancillary products. In addition, this RP presents guidelines on the qualification of prototype products.

The applicability relating to a specific item of ancillary equipment within this RP is stated at the beginning of the section dedicated to that item of ancillary equipment.

This RP applies to the following flexible pipe ancillary equipment:

  • bend stiffeners;
  • bend restrictors;
  • bellmouths;
  • buoyancy modules and ballast modules;
  • subsea buoys;
  • tethers for subsea buoys and tether clamps;
  • riser and tether bases;
  • clamping devices;
  • piggy-back clamps;
  • repair clamps;
  • I/J-tube seals;
  • pull-in heads/installation aids;
  • connectors;
  • load-transfer devices;
  • mechanical protection;
  • fire protection.

This document may be used for bonded flexible pipe ancillary equipment, though any requirements specific to these applications are not addressed.

Where relevant, the applicability of recommendations to umbilicals is indicated in the applicability section for the ancillary equipment in question.

This RP does not cover flexible pipe ancillary equipment beyond the connector, with the exception of riser bases and load-transfer devices. Therefore this document does not cover turret structures or I-tubes and J-tubes, for example. In addition, it does not cover flexible pipe storage devices, for example reels.

This RP is intended to cover ancillary equipment made from several material types, including metallic, polymer and composite materials. It may also refer to material types for particular ancillary components that are not commonly used for such components currently, but may be adopted in the future.

This RP applies to ancillary equipment used in association with the flexible pipe applications listed in Section 1 of API 17J:2008; API 17K:2005 and in API 17B.

Product Details

Edition:
1st
Published:
03/01/2013
Number of Pages:
275
File Size:
1 file , 15 MB
Product Code(s):
G17L201, G17L201, G17L201
Note:
This product is unavailable in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria