API 5L Line Pipe Specifications for these pipes regulate usage for standard Grade A and Grade B pipes, with Grade X indicating stronger variants for drilling, production and transport requirements for offshore, arctic, deep well or harsher environments. API 5lx42 pipe is a welded carbon steel pipe having max carbon contents is 0.28%. These pipes are used in mechanical and manufacture, steel structure, ship building, bridging, automobile chassis. Specifications for API 5L follow the practices of the International Organization for Standardization ISO 3183, and these are the standardized pipeline transportation systems within the materials, equipment and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries.
API 5lx52 pipe specification provides standards for pipe suitable for use in conveying gas, water, and oil in the natural gas and oil industries, grade X52 indicates 52000 PSI minimum yield strength and 66000 PSI minimum ultimate tensile strength. API 5L is a specification of API which defines the standard for the dimension, physical, mechanical and chemical properties of the steel. In India several pipe mills manufacture the API 5L pipes for Oil and Gas industry.API 5L grade B Pipe comes in exclusive range of that are offered with varied thickness and other dimensional specifications. The one of the well known manufacture of these API 5L steel pipes is Reliable pipes & tubes ltd. who is the 8th largest producer of API 5L steel pipe in India.
For the transportation of gasses and fluids at high temperature & pressure pipelines are more convenient, efficient and economical mode of transport. These oil & gas pipelines are made from carbon steel to protect pipes from corrosion & high temperature and pressure. As the oil and natural gas industries are the major factor towards the economical strength the industrialist must have to give more importance towards the material selection of these pipeline systems which are cost effective, durable can be easily installed and available at affordable rate in the market. Though these API 5L line pipes exhibits all these required features and are basically meant for the oil and gas pipeline systems, api 5l x42 pipe vs x52 is economically better option for Oil & Gas pipeline.