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API 15LE : 2008 : R2013

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SPECIFICATION FOR POLYETHYLENE LINE PIPE (PE)
Available format(s)

Hardcopy , PDF

Superseded date

02-17-2021

Language(s)

English

Published date

01-01-2013

1 Scope
  1.1 Purpose
  1.2 Applications
  1.3 Unit Conversion
2 References
  2.1 General
  2.2 Requirements
  2.3 Equivalent Standards
3 Glossary (Definitions, Abbreviations)
  3.1 Definitions
  3.2 Abbreviations
4 Purchasing Guidelines
  4.1 General
5 Design
  5.1 Design
  5.2 Dimensions and Tolerances
6 Process of Manufacture
  6.1 Process of Manufacture
  6.2 Materials
  6.3 Rework Material
  6.4 Fittings
  6.5 Finish and Workmanship
7 Quality Program
  7.1 Quality Manual
  7.2 Quality Control Tests
  7.3 Inspection and Rejection
8 Equipment Marking
  8.1 General
9 Handling, Storage and Installation
  9.1 Storage
  9.2 Handling
  9.3 Installation
Annex A (informative) - Conversions
Annex B (informative) - External Pressure Rating
                        (Collapse Pressure)
Annex C (informative) - Cross-linked Polyethylene
Annex D (informative) - API Monogram
Annex E (informative) - Installation

Describes standards for polyethylene (PE) line pipe suitable for use in conveying oil, gas and non-potable water in underground, above ground and reliner applications for the oil and gas producing industries.

DevelopmentNote
Also available in Chinese edition, see API 15LE CHINESE. (01/2014)
DocumentType
Standard
Pages
50
ProductNote
Reconfirmed 2013
PublisherName
American Petroleum Institute
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy
Supersedes

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