NORSOK M-630 is a technical standard that specifies the requirements for the qualification of manufacturers of metallic materials used in the petroleum industry.
The standard outlines the requirements for the manufacturing process, quality control, and documentation of metallic materials used in the petroleum industry, including carbon steel, low alloy steel, stainless steel, and nickel-based alloys. The goal of the standard is to ensure that the materials used in the industry meet high quality and safety standards and are compatible with international standards.
The latest revision of NORSOK M-630 is Revision 6, which was published in December 2020. The revision includes several updates and changes to the previous version, including new requirements for the qualification of suppliers, the use of digital documentation, and the use of non-destructive testing for the inspection of materials.
Revision 6 of NORSOK M-630 also includes new requirements for the qualification of metallic materials used in subsea applications, such as pipelines and risers. These requirements are designed to ensure that the materials used in subsea applications are able to withstand the harsh and corrosive environment of the deep ocean.
Overall, NORSOK M-630 is an important standard for the petroleum industry, as it ensures that the metallic materials used in the industry meet high quality and safety standards and are suitable for use in demanding environments.