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  • Section 8

    Piping Systems, Valves and Pumps

    A. General

    1. Scope

    1.1 The Rules in this Section apply to piping systems, including the selection of materials and the design of pipes, pipe connections, fittings and pumps, depending on the media conveyed.

    1.2 Reference to other GL Rules

    GL Rules II - Materials and Welding, Part 1 Metallic Materials, Part 2 Non-metallic Mate-rials and Part 3 Welding

    Section 9 - Fire Protection and Fire Extinguish-ing Equipment

    Section 17 - Oil Firing Equipment

    Section 16 - Pressure Vessels

    Section 15 - Auxiliary Steam Boilers

    GL Rules VI Additional Rules and Guidelines, Part 3 Machinery Installations, Chapter 5 - Guidelines for the Design, Equipment and Test-ing of Gas Welding Installations on Seagoing Ships

    2. Documents for approval

    The following drawings / documents are to be submit-ted for approval in triplicate:

    2.1 Engine room arrangement plan

    2.2 Diagrammatic plans of the following piping systems including all the details necessary for ap-proval, e.g. lists of valves, fittings and pipes:

    steam systems

    boiler feed water systems

    condensate systems

    fuel systems (bunkering, transfer and supply systems)

    seawater cooling systems

    fresh water cooling systems

    lubricating oil systems

    starting air, control air and working air systems

    exhaust gas systems

    bilge systems

    ballast systems

    cross-flooding arrangements

    air, overflow and sounding pipes including de-tails of filling pipe cross sections

    closed overflow systems

    sanitary water systems (fresh water, seawater) sewage discharge systems

    drinking water systems

    equipment for the treatment and storage of bilge water and fuel oil residues

    chilled water systems

    fuel storage, transfer and replenishment systems

    aviation fuel systems

    2.3 For remotely controlled valves:

    diagrammatic piping plans and diagrammatic plans of the arrangement of piping and control stands in the ship

    diagrammatic plans and electrical circuit dia-grams of the control stations and power units, as well as drawings of the remotely controlled valves, control stands and the corresponding pressure accumulators

    2.4 For pipes, pipe connections and accessories, as far as not defined otherwise in this Section, recog-nized national or international standards have to be applied.

    3. Pipe classes

    For the purpose of testing of pipes, selection of joint-ing, welding and heat treatment, pipes are subdivided into three classes as indicated in Table 8.1.

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  • Table 8.1 Classification of pipes into pipe classes

    Medium/type of pipeline Design pressure PR [bar] Design temperature t [C] Pipe class I II III

    Inflammable liquids heated above flash point Inflammable liquids with a flash point of 60 C or less Flammable gases

    all 1

    Steam PR > 16 or t > 300

    PR 16 and t 300

    PR 7 and t 170

    Air, gases (inflammable) Inflammable, hydraulic fluids Boiler feedwater, condensate Seawater and fresh water for cooling Brine in refrigerating plant

    PR > 40 or

    t > 300

    PR 40 and

    t 300

    PR 16 and

    t 200

    Liquid fuels, lubricating oil, flammable hydraulic fluids 2

    PR > 16 or t > 150

    PR 16 and t 150

    PR 7 and t 60

    Cargo pipelines for supply tankers all

    Refrigerants all

    Open-ended pipelines (without shutoff), e.g. drains, vent pipes, overflow lines and boiler blowdown lines all

    1 classification in Pipe Class II is possible if special safety arrangements are available and structural safety precautions are arranged

    2 for liquid fuels > 60 C the design pressure is to be at least 14 bar

    B. Materials, Testing

    1. General

    1.1 Materials must be suitable for the proposed application and comply with GL Rules II - Materials and Welding, Part 1 Metallic Materials.

    In case of especially corrosive media, GL may impose special requirements on the materials used.

    1.2 Where non-magnetic construction is required, non-magnetizable materials are to be selected.

    1.3 Potential differences between contiguous elements are to be kept as small as possible.

    1.4 Potential differences caused by inevitable combinations of different materials are to be compen-sated by suitable measures, such as isolation and/or protection of the material of lower potential. The ele-ment made of higher potential material shall be ar-ranged, where possible, downstream.

    2. Materials

    2.1 Pipes, valves and fittings of steel

    Pipes belonging to Classes I and II must be either seamless drawn or fabricated by a welding procedure

    approved by GL. In general, carbon and carbon-manganese steel pipes, valves and fittings are not to be used for temperatures above 400 C. However, they may be used for higher temperatures provided that their metallurgical behaviour and their strength prop-erty according to C.2.3 after 100 000 h of operation are in accordance with national or international regula-tions or standards and if such values are guaranteed by the steel manufacturer. Otherwise, alloy steels in ac-cordance with the GL Rules for Materials are to be used.

    2.2 Pipes, valves and fittings of copper and copper alloys

    2.2.1 Pipes of copper and copper alloys must be of seamless drawn material or fabricated by a method approved by GL. Copper pipes for Classes I and II must be seamless.

    In general, copper and copper alloy pipe lines shall not be used for media having temperatures above the following limits:

    copper and aluminium brass 200 C

    copper nickel alloys 300 C

    high-temperature bronze 260 C

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  • 2.2.2 At locations with restricted cross section as occurring at orifices, valves, etc., pipes made of cop-per alloys are to be protected by a GL-approved coat-ing, for a length as follows:

    5 d upstream of the section restriction

    10 d downstream of the restriction

    d = inner diameter of pipe

    2.3 Pipes, valves and fittings of nodular ferritic cast iron

    Pipes, valves and fittings of nodular ferritic cast iron according to the Rules for Materials may be accepted for bilge and ballast pipes within double-bottom tanks and for other purposes approved by GL. In special cases (applications corresponding in principle to classes II and III) and subject to GL's special approval, valves and fittings made of ferritic nodular cast iron may be accepted for temperatures up to 350 C. Nodu-lar ferritic cast iron for pipes, valves and fittings fitted on the ship's side must comply with the GL Rules for Materials.

    2.4 Pipes, valves and fittings of lamellar-graphite cast iron (grey cast iron)

    Pipes, valves and fittings of grey cast iron may be accepted on supply tankers for cargo pipes within cargo tanks and on the weather deck up to a working pressure of 16 bar.

    Ductile materials must be used for cargo hose connec-tions and manifolds.

    This applies also to the hose connections of fuel and lubricating oil filling lines.

    The use of grey cast iron is not allowed:

    for pipes, valves and fittings for media having temperatures above 220 C and for pipelines subject to water hammer, severe stresses or vi-brations

    for sea valves and pipes fitted on the ship sides and for valves fitted on the collision bulkhead

    for valves on fuel and oil tanks subject to static head

    The use of grey cast iron in cases other than those stated is subject to GL approval.

    2.5 Plastic pipes

    2.5.1 Plastic pipes may be used upon special ap-proval by GL. 1

    1 See IMO Resolution A.753 (18), "Guidelines for the Applica-

    tion of Plastic Pipes on Ships"

    The use of plastic pipes made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is not permissible.

    2.5.2 Pipes, valves and fittings made of plastic materials are to be subjected to a continuous GL-approved quality control by the manufacturer.

    2.5.3 Pipe penetrations through watertight bulk-heads and decks as well as through fire divisions are to be approved by GL.

    2.5.4 Plastic pipes are to be continuously and per-manently marked with the following particulars:

    manufacturer's marking

    standard specification number

    outside diameter and wall thickness of pipe

    year of manufacture

    2.5.5 Valves and connecting pieces made of plastic must, as a minimum requirement, be marked with the manufacturer's marking and the outside diameter of the pipe.

    2.6 Aluminium and aluminium alloys

    Aluminium and aluminium alloys must comply with GL Rules II Materials and Welding and may in individual cases, with the agreement of GL, be used for temperatures up to 200 C. They are not acceptable for use in fire extinguishing lines.

    2.7 Application of materials

    For the pipe classes mentioned in A.3. materials must be applied according to Table 8.2.

    3. Testing of materials

    3.1 For piping systems belonging to class I and II, tests in accordance with the GL Rules II Materi-als and Welding and under GL's supervision are to be carried out in accordance with Table 8.3 for:

    pipes, bends and fittings

    valve bodies and flanges

    3.2 Welded joints in pipelines of classes I and II are to be tested in accordance with the GL Rules II - Materials and Welding, Part 3 Welding.

    4. Hydraulic tests on pipes

    4.1 Definitions