API RP 17Q-2010 pdf download.Subsea Equipment Qualification— Standardized Process for Documentation.
1 Scope This recommended practice (RP) provides guidance on relevant qualification methods that may be applied to facilitate subsea project execution. Qualification of subsea equipment is based on a breakdown of individual subsea components and categorization of those individual components based on classes of equipment and component functionality. A comprehensive component-level breakdown can cater to wide flexibility for field-specific configurations. The qualification process presented in this recommended practice is governed by component-level evaluation and referencing using two separate forms of documentation: failure mode assessments (FMAs) and product qualification sheets (PQSs). Detailed documentation resources related to the proactive qualification methodology presented in this recommended practice are provided in the annexes. These resources include an index of components and individual PQS documents. Documents relating to manufacturing inspection and Factory Acceptance Testing are outside the scope of this document. 2 Normative References The following reference documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies. API Recommended Practice 17A, Recommended Practice for Design and Production of Subsea Production Systems API Recommended Practice 17N, Recommended Practice for Subsea Production System Reliability and Technical Risk Management 3 Terms, Definitions, Acronyms, and Abbreviations For the purposes of this RP, the following terms, definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations apply. 3.1 Terms and Definitions 3.1.1 component Any self-contained part of a larger entity. 3.1.2 component description Brief narrative or explanation of the self-contained part of a larger entity [see component (3.1.1)]. 3.1.3 component identifier Part number or other discreet type of identification allocated by the supplier.
3.1.6 equipment data Technical, operational, and environmental parameters characterizing the design and use of equipment. 3.1.7 failure The termination of the ability of an item to perform a required function. NOTE After failure, the item has a fault. Failure is an event and is distinguished from a fault, which is a state. 3.1.8 failure mechanism The physical, chemical, human, or other processes, which lead to a failure. NOTE Most failure mechanisms involve more than one process and occur as a chain of events and processes. 3.1.9 failure mode The effect by which a failure is observed on the failed item. 3.1.10 failure mode assessment # Supplier or operator assigned number clearly documenting a specific component or assembly failure mode assessment. 3.1.11 fault Abnormal condition or defect at the component or assembly level that can lead to a failure. 3.1.12 item Any part, component, device, assembly, sub-system, functional unit, equipment, or system that can be individually considered. 3.1.13 operator Company, corporation, enterprise or part thereof, possessing ownership of supplied equipment. 3.1.14 operator governing specification Supplemental or overriding operator specification. 3.1.15 organization A company, corporation, firm, enterprise, institution, or part thereof, whether incorporated or not, public or private, that has its own functions and administration. 3.1.16 original equipment manufacturer An organization that manufactures components or parts, which are included in the finished product marketed or packaged by another. NOTE In some cases, the supplier and original equipment manufacturer may be the same organization.
3.1.17 process media Fluid conditions that can affect the component or assembly, such as hydrocarbon composition (e.g., hydrogen sulfide or chlorides) or specific chemicals being used. 3.1.18 product qualification sheet # Supplier or operator assigned number clearly documenting a specific component or assembly qualification status. 3.1.19 qualification The process of independently confirming by examination, testing or some other defining evidence, that equipment meets specified requirements for the intended use. 3.1.20 qualification testing A testing procedure designed to check that an item meets the customer’s specification. 3.1.21 revision # Organization assigned number used to identify the most current product qualification sheet or failure mode assessment template. 3.1.22 service conditions Prospective operating conditions to which a specific component, or assembly may be subjected such as water depth, pressure, temperature, process media, and design life. 3.1.23 specification (customer) The document in which the functional, performance, and operating requirements of an item are defined together with the request for compliance. 3.1.24 specification (supplier) The document in which the functional, performance, operating characteristics, and limits of an item are stated. 3.1.25 supplier An organization that supplies equipment and interacts with the operator or engineering firm on the operator’s behalf.