API 5L PSL 1 Pipes
API 5L PSL1 is a Product Specification Levels 1 pipe as per the American Petroleum Institute specification. API 5L PSL1 pipes are used in transportation system. The main purpose of PSL1 is to transport products such as Natural gas, Petroleum, Water and Oil from one place to another.
API5L PSL1 pipe is manufactured in compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 3183 standards. This standardizes the standards for the petrochemical, refining and natural gas sectors for products, facilities, and offshore structures.
Whats is PSL 1 Line Pipes?
The American Petroleum Institute (API) designates different specifications on selling line pipe. The two specs under API 5L are PSL-1 and PSL-2. These specs cover seamless and welded steel line pipe from grades X42 through X80. API 5L is suitable for transporting gas, water, and oil, and is usually found in the hydrocarbon petroleum and natural gas industry.
The API committee issues standards in regards to these pipes, that most Energy companies require adherence to. PSL-1 and PSL-2 are standards that have been put in place to help with the more strict requirements for each grade. These two basic specifications are in part recognized as different levels of physical and technical requirements.
PSL-1 is a loose standard quality for line pipe, whereas PSL-2 contains additional testing requirement, stricter chemical physicals, along with different ceiling limits of mechanical properties, and require Charpy impact testing conditions.
Furthermore, additional testing requirements under PSL-2 include CVN testing, non-destructive inspection of seamless products, certification to SR15, and mandatory traceability throughout the entire production process. Most FERC, DOT, or FEMSA lines require PSL-2, meaning these types of requirements are a must when supplying pipe for pipelines that are regulated by any of these governing bodies.
We have the complete range of pipes in both PSL1 and PSL2 in seamless and welded to meet your needs. Plus, we can ship globally with a fast turn-around time at the best price.
PSL1 and PSL2 are the two product specification levels which the Technical Committee accepted.
PSL 1 contains standard quality pipes, while PSL 2 pipes have specific chemical & mechanical properties and their testing requirements are also special.
As a manufacturer and supplier it gives us greater control over delivery schedules and custom orders for our client’s.