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GEN-SU-5227

UNITS OF MEASUREMENT

APPLICATION: ONSHORE, TOPSIDES, FPSO, FLOATING AND FIXED


PLATFORMS, SUBSEA, PIPELINES

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June 2009

Rev

Date

Description

Author

Sponsor

6/09

Replaces PIM-SU-3.13. Name change only, no


content change.

JWRO

JROF

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CONTENTS
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Scope ..........................................................................................................................3

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References ..................................................................................................................3
2.1 ......Purchaser Documents ......................................................................................3
2.2 ......Industry Codes and Standards .........................................................................3

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Definitions ...................................................................................................................3

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General ........................................................................................................................3

5.0

Specific Applications .................................................................................................4


5.1 ......Pipe ..................................................................................................................4
5.2 ......Pipe Fittings ......................................................................................................4
5.3 ......Pipe Flanges and Flanged Piping System Components ..................................4
5.4 ......Pressure ...........................................................................................................4

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GEN-SU-5227

SCOPE
This specification establishes the units of measurement to be used on drawings and specifications
for projects using SI (International System of Units).

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REFERENCES
1. The following documents are referenced herein and are considered part of this specification.
2. Use the edition of each referenced document in effect on the date of the publication of this
specification.

2.1

Purchaser Documents
None

2.2

Industry Codes and Standards


American Petroleum Institute (API)
6A

Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment

MPMS

Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards


Chapter 15, Guidelines for the Use of the International System of Units (SI)
in the Petroleum and Allied Industries

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


B16.5

Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings - NPS 1/2 Through NPS 24

B16.47

Large Diameter Steel Flanges

B16.9

Factory-Made Wrought Buttwelding Fittings

B36.10M

Welded and Seamless Wrought Steel Pipe

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and American Society for Testing
and Materials (ASTM)
IEEE/ASTM SI 10

American National Standard for Use of the International System of Units


(SI): The Modern Metric System

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


ISO 7005-1
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Metallic Flanges - Part 1: Steel Flanges

DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of this document, the following definitions shall apply:
DesignerThe person or organization in responsible charge of the engineering design.
PurchaserThe Owner or the Owner's authorized agent.

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GENERAL
1. Units of measurement shall satisfy law and statute of the prevailing governing authority.
2. Conflicts between the Purchaser Specifications and the applicable codes, standards, laws and
statures shall be submitted in writing to Purchaser for resolution.
3. Exceptions to the Purchaser Specifications shall be submitted in writing to Purchaser for
acceptance.

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4. The system of units shall comply with IEEE/ASTM SI 10 unless otherwise specified herein.
5. Flow measurement units shall comply with API MPMS Chapter 15 unless otherwise specified
herein.
6. Designer shall be responsible to assure that units of measurement are consistent throughout the
project and in compliance with this specification.
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SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS

5.1

Pipe
1. The SI equivalent of NPS (Nominal Pipe Size) is DN (Nominal Diameter).
2. The SI units for pipe shall be in accordance with ASME B36.10M.
3. NPS may be substituted with written acceptance by the Purchaser.

5.2

Pipe Fittings
1. The SI equivalent of NPS (Nominal Pipe Size) is DN (Nominal Diameter).
2. The SI units for pipe fittings shall be in accordance with ASME B16.9.
3. NPS may be substituted with written acceptance by the Purchaser.

5.3

Pipe Flanges and Flanged Piping System Components


1. The SI equivalent of Rating Class, PN (Nominal Pressure) in accordance with ISO 7005-1,
shall not be used.
2. Pipe flanges and flanged components shall be specified by rating class in accordance with
ASME B16.5 and ASME B16.47 through class 2500.
3. Pipe flanges and flanged components shall be specified by ratings in accordance with
API SPEC 6A through 20,000 psi.
4. The following PN equivalents of ASME flange classes are included for reference only:

5.4

ASME B16.5 Flange Class

150

300

600

900

1500

2500

Flange Pressure Number, PN

20

50

100

150

250

420

Pressure
1. Pressure designated in terms of bar is an acceptable substitute for kPa.
2. Absolute pressure and vacuum in bar shall be designated bara.
3. Gage pressure in bar shall be designated barg.

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