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3.1 cert to 3.2 Certification for API 5L pipe

3.1 cert to 3.2 Certification for API 5L pipe

3.1 cert to 3.2 Certification for API 5L pipe

Hi All,

I am new here, I need a help and advice from you guys...
As a Purchaser I assigned to a project that needs some 3.2 certification.
No restriction if the materials from stockiest/trader or Mill/Manufacturer.

So we got some pipes from stock which is API 5L PSL2 in 3.1 certification. in order to comply to the client requirement we have to do the additional test.

My question is if the following testing below are enough or correct to do the upgradation of 3.2 certification.

*Tensile Test
*Hardness Test
*Charpy Test
*Chemical Composition
*HIC test

Furthermore, I would like to ask as well if MPI is included to perform for the pipe mentioned above..

Thanks in advance guys and keep safe

RE: 3.1 cert to 3.2 Certification for API 5L pipe

You cant upgrade a 3.1 to a 3.2. When you place your order, you have to tell the stockist or mill you need a 3.2; they can then only supply you with materials that either
- have already been made and come with a 3.2 certificate, or
- do a mill run and invite the notified body to make the material certificate 3.2.
Review EN 10204.

- You never get what you expect, you only get what you inspect.

RE: 3.1 cert to 3.2 Certification for API 5L pipe

Can't download that attachment Steve - missing a .xxx in the file name

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RE: 3.1 cert to 3.2 Certification for API 5L pipe

Thanks for the feedback. With more time, I'll do what I should have done in the first place, and give a link:

IOGP Report 571

Steve Jones
Corrosion Management Consultant


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