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.