According to the American Petroleum Institute, the API 5L X80 is a specification which covers both seamless as well as welded steel line pipes. This API 5L Gr X80 Carbon Steel Pipe is meant to be used for pipeline transportation systems. Typically, the API 5L X80 PSL1 Seamless Pipe is used in industries such as petroleum and natural gas. The application of the API 5L X80 Seamless Pipe is noticed in conveyance of mediums like gas, water, and oil, as these pipes are well suited in the transportation of these media. Size range of the API 5L X80 PSL2 Welded Pipe, during production is limited only to the capabilities of the manufacturer.
Specifications for the manufactured API 5L X80 pipes generally adhere to the International Organization for Standardization or the ISO 3183. The ISO is an organization which is well known to provide standardized guidelines for pipeline transportation systems with regards to the materials, equipment and offshore structures of the API 5L Grade X80 Steel Pipe. These guidelines set for the manufacture of the API 5L X80 PSL1 Line Pipe is one which caters to several key industries like petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas. The technical committee, that has authored these said standards recognized the need for two basic Product Specifications Levels, also referred to as PSL of technical requirements. Therefore, this technical committee then developed PSL 1 as well as the API 5L X80 PSL2 ERW. This PSL 1 is a standard quality for line API 5L X80 Pipe, on the other hand, the PSL 2 for API 5L X80 ERW Pipe contains additional information such as chemical, mechanical properties, and testing requirements as well.
|Manufacturing Size range||
|Specification||ASME, API 5L / PSL 1/2, ASTM, ISO 3183|
|Mill TC and other Test||EN 10204 3.1, SSC TEST, EN 10204 3.1, HIC, TM0177 / 0284, NACE MR0175 or as client reuqired|
|Wall Thick.||10, 20, 30, STD, 40, 60, XS, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, XXS, Heavy wall thickness|
|Product Level||Specification for line pipe|
|X80 Pipe||80000 PSI (551 MPa)|