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PSL is "Product Specification Level".

In case of PSL-1 impact testing is not mandatory and in case of


PSL2 impact testing at 0 deg C is mandatory. There is a difference in Chemical composition requirements
between PSL1 and PSL2.In case of PSL1 Yield Stress and UTS demands "min" value whereas in case
of PSL2 there is a range of "min" and "max" for YS and UTS.

Summary of Differences Between PSL 1 and PSL 2


PARAMETERS
Grade range
Size range
Type of pipe ends
Seam welding
Electric welds: welder
frequency
Heat treatment of electric
welds
Chemistry: max C for
seamless pipe
Chemistry: max C for welded
pipe
Chemistry: max P
Chemistry: max S
Carbon equivalent

PSL1

PSL2

A25 through X70


0.405 through 80
Plain-end, threaded end

B through X80
4.5 through 80
Plain-end
All methods except
continuous and laser welding
100kHz minimum

All methods: continuous welding


limited to Grade A25

No minimum

0.28% for grades >= B

Required for all grades (B


through X80)
0.24%

0.26% for grades >= B

0.22%
0.025%
0.015%

Yield Strength, maximum

0.030% for grades >= A


0.030%
Only when purchaser
specifies SR18
None

UTS, maximum

None

Fracture toughness
Nondestructive inspection of
seamless

None required
Only when purchaser
specifies SR4
Permitted

Repair by welding of pipe body,


plate by skelp
Repair by welding of weld seams
without filler metal

Required for grades > X42

Maximum Required for


each grade
Maximum required for each
grade
Maximum required for each
grade
Required for all grades
SR4 mandatory
Prohibited

Permitted by agreement

Prohibited

Certification

Certificates when specified


per SR15

Certificates (SR 15.1)


mandatory

Traceability

Traceable only until all tests are


passed, unless SR15 is specified

Traceable after completion of


tests (SR 15.2) mandatory