Piping system layout, design and structural analysis (Edition 2016)
This NORSOK standard covers the basis for layout, design and structural analysis of process, drilling, utility and instrument piping and tubing for offshore oil and/or gas production facilities, upper part of riser, barred tee and pig trap/launchers. Relevant parts of this NORSOK standard may also be used for control room, laboratory, helideck and other facilities around the platform.
This NORSOK standard does not cover risers, sub-sea pipework, sanitary piping systems, marine systems in hulls of vessels and floating platforms and land based plants.
The 2016 edition of this standard have focused on development of a standard that result in cost reductions within topsides layout and piping. The new version have been given a general update that clarifies and simplifies requirements and remove non-relevant requirements. Equipment specific material handling requirements have been removed, as they now can be found in the NORSOK R-002 standard. Guidance for use of hoses are included and the update highlight that reduction in engineering man-hours can be obtained by use of manual calculations.
Additional requirements: ConocoPhillips