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APISPEC
6D
SpecificationforPipelineValves.APISpecification6DisanadoptionofISO14313:1999,Petroleumand
NaturalGasIndustriesPipelineTransportationSystemsPipelineValves.ThisInternationalStandard
specifiesrequirementsandgivesrecommendationsforthedesign,manufacturing,testingand
documentationofball,check,gateandplugvalvesforapplicationinpipelinesystems.
API526
FlangedSteelPressureReliefValves.Thestandardisapurchasespecificationforflangedsteelpressure
reliefvalves.Basicrequirementsaregivenfordirectspringloadedpressurereliefvalvesandpilotoperated
pressurereliefvalvesasfollows:orificedesignationandareavalvesizeandpressurerating,inletandoutlet
materialspressuretemperaturelimitsandcentertofacedimensions,inletandoutlet.
API527
SeatTightnessofPressureReliefValvesR(2002).Describesmethodsofdeterminingtheseattightnessof
metalandsoftseatedpressurereliefvalves,includingthoseofconventional,bellows,andpilotoperated
designs.
ANSI
/APISTD594
CheckValves:Flanged,Lug,WaferandButtwelding.APIStandard594coversdesign,material,facetoface
dimensions,pressuretemperatureratings,andexamination,inspection,andtestrequirementsfortwotypes
ofcheckvalves.
API598
ValveInspectionandTesting.Thestandardcoversinspection,supplementaryexamination,andpressure
testrequirementsforbothresilientseatedandmetaltometalseatedgate,globe,plug,ball,check,and
butterflyvalves.Pertainstoinspectionbythepurchaserandtoanysupplementaryexaminationsthe
purchasermayrequireatthevalvemanufacturer'splant.
ANSI
/API599
MetalPlugValvesFlanged,ThreadedandWeldingEnds.Apurchasespecificationthatcovers
requirementsformetalplugvalveswithflangedorbuttweldingends,andductileironplugvalveswith
flangedends,insizesNPS1throughNPS24,whichcorrespondtonominalpipesizesinASMEB36.10M.
ValvebodiesconformingtoASMEB16.34mayhaveflangedendandonebuttweldingend.Italsocovers
bothlubricatedandnonlubricatedvalvesthathavetwowaycoaxialports,andincludesrequirementsfor
valvesfittedwithinternalbody,plug,orportliningsorappliedhardfacingsonthebody,bodyports,plug,or
plugport.
ANSI
/API600
BoltedBonnetSteelGateValvesforPetroleumandNaturalGasIndustriesModifiedNationalAdoptionof
ISO10434:1998.
API602
CompactSteelGateValvesFlanged,Threaded,Welding,andExtendedBodyEnds.Thestandardcovers
threadedend,socketweldingend,buttweldingend,andflangedendcompactcarbonsteelgatevalvesin
sizesNPS4andsmaller.
ANSI
/API603
CorrosionResistant,BoltedBonnetGateValvesFlangedandButtWeldingEnds.Thestandardcovers
corrosionresistantboltedbonnetgatevalveswithflangedorbuttweldendsinsizesNPS1/2through24,
correspondingtonominalpipesizesinASMEB36.10M,andClasses150,300,and,600,asspecifiedin
ASMEB16.34.
ANSI
/API607
FireTestforSoftSeatedQuarterTurnValves.Thestandardcoverstherequirementsfortestingand
evaluatingtheperformanceofstraightway,softseatedquarterturnvalveswhenthevalvesareexposedto
certainfireconditionsdefinedinthisstandard.Theproceduresdescribedinthisstandardapplytoallclasses
andsizesofsuchvalvesthataremadeofmaterialslistedinASMEB16.34.
API609
ButterflyValves:DoubleFlanged,LugandWaferType.Thestandardcoversdesign,materials,facetoface
dimensions,pressuretemperatureratings,andexamination,inspection,andtestrequirementsforgrayiron,
ductileiron,bronze,steel,nickelbasealloy,orspecialalloybutterflyvalvesthatprovidetightshutoffinthe
closedpositionandaresuitableforflowregulation.
API6FA
SpecificationforFireTestforValves.Thestandardcoverstherequirementsfortestingandevaluatingthe
performanceofAPISpec6AandSpec6Dvalveswhenexposedtospecificallydefinedfireconditions.
API6FC
FireTestforValvewithAutomaticBackseats.Thestandardcoverstherequirementsfortestingand
evaluatingtheperformanceofAPISpec6AandSpec6Dvalveswithautomaticbackseatswhenexposedto
specificallydefinedfireconditions.
API6RS
ReferencedStandardsforCommittee6,StandardizationofValvesandWellheadEquipment.
API11V6
DesignofContinuousFlowGasLiftInstallationsUsingInjectionPressureOperatedValves.Thestandard
setsguidelinesforcontinuousflowgasliftinstallationdesignsusinginjectionpressureoperatedvalves.
ANSI
/APIRP11V7
RecommendedPracticeforRepair,Testing,andSettingGasLiftValves.Thestandardappliestorepair,
testing,andsettinggasliftvalvesandreverseflow(check)valves.
API5201
Sizing,Selection,andInstallationofPressureRelievingDevicesinRefineries:PartISizingandSelection.
Therecommendedpracticeappliestothesizingandselectionofpressurereliefdevicesusedinrefineries
andrelatedindustriesforequipmentthathasamaximumallowableworkingpressureof15psig(1.03barg
or103kPag)orgreater.
API5202
RecommendedPractice520:Sizing,Selection,andInstallationofPressureRelievingDevicesinRefineries
PartII,Installation.Therecommendedpracticecoversmethodsofinstallationforpressurereliefdevicesfor
equipmentthathasamaximumallowableworkingpressureof15psig(1.03bargor103kPag)orgreater.
Itcoversgas,vapor,steam,twophaseandincompressiblefluidservice.
ANSI
/API574
InspectionPracticesforPipingSystemComponents.Thestandardcoverstheinspectionofpiping,tubing,
valves(otherthancontrolvalves)andfittingsusedinpetroleumrefineries.
ANSI
/API576
InspectionofPressureRelievingDevices.Therecommendedpracticedescribestheinspectionandrepair
practicesforautomaticpressurerelievingdevicescommonlyusedintheoilandpetrochemicalindustries.
ANSI
/API608
MetalBallValvesFlangedandButtWeldingEnds.ThestandardcoversClass150andClass300metalball
valvesthathaveeitherbuttweldingorflangedendsandareforuseinonoffservice.