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Engineering Procedure

SAEP-1151
18 November 2012
Inspection Requirements for Contractor
Procured Materials and Equipment
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Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards


Table of Contents
1

Scope............................................................... 2

Conflicts and Deviations.................................. 2

Applicable Documents..................................... 2

Definitions and Acronyms................................ 3

Instructions....................................................... 4

Responsibilities................................................ 7

Technical Support............................................ 7

Appendix A - Minimum Inspection Levels............... 8


Appendix B - Special Materials Requirements.. 21
Appendix C Index... 22

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Scope
This document, together with the purchase order and appropriate project specifications
define the minimum mandatory inspection requirements for project Contractor materials
and equipment.

Conflicts and Deviations


2.1

Any conflicts between this standard and other applicable Mandatory Saudi
Aramco Engineering Requirement (MSAER) shall be resolved in writing by
the Company through the Manager, Inspection Department of Saudi Aramco,
Dhahran.

2.2

Direct all requests to deviate from this standard in writing to the Company
Representative, who shall forward such requests to Manager, Inspection
Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran according to the internal company
procedure SAEP-302, Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory
Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirement.

Applicable Documents
All references mentioned below shall be considered part of this document to the extent
specified herein and shall be of the latest issue (including all revisions, addenda, and
supplements) unless stated otherwise.
3.1

Saudi Aramco References


Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedures
SAEP-302

Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory


Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirements

SAEP-1150

Inspection Coverage on Projects

Other Document
Schedule Q
3.2

Quality Requirements

Industry Codes and Standards


International Organization for Standardization
ISO 9001:2008

Quality Management Systems - Requirements

ISO 10005

Quality Management Systems - Guidelines for


Quality Plans

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Guidelines for Quality Management Systems


Auditing

Definitions and Acronyms


Quality System: Organizational structure, procedures and processes are resources
needed to implement quality management.
Mandatory Hold Point: An inspection point, defined in an appropriate document,
beyond which an activity must not proceed without the approval of a designated
organization or authority.
Witness Point: An inspection point, defined in an appropriate document, beyond
which an activity can proceed after notifying the designated organization or authority.
Review Point: A review point, defined in an appropriate document, is the point at
which a work activity cannot proceed without first ensuring the review and approval of
applicable documents or personnel qualifications by a designated organization or
authority.
Quality Assurance (QA): All the planned and systematic activities implemented
within the quality system, and demonstrated as needed, to provide adequate confidence
that an entity will fulfill requirements for quality.
Quality Control (QC): The operational techniques and activities that are used to fulfill
requirements for quality.
Quality Control Procedure (QCP): A QCP is a documented procedure detailing the
processes necessary to complete a specific work activity.
PIM: Pre-Inspection Meeting
Inspection & Test Plan (ITP): An ITP is a document based on the detailed
manufacturing, fabrication and, construction program and identifies each process
description. The ITP will set out related sequence of activities to be inspected,
examined and tested, and includes the following:
1)

Lists the relevant approved procedures for a particular material, component,


assembly, and/or, type of work.

2)

Identification of requirements for documents and acceptance criteria as applicable.

3)

Roles and responsibilities of all involved parties.

RIO: Responsible Inspection Office

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Project Quality Manager (PQM): The senior Inspection Representative responsible


for coordinating all inspection requirements on behalf of the Inspection Department
with PM throughout all project phases.
QM: Project Quality Manager
SAIR: Saudi Aramco Inspection Representative
VID: Saudi Aramco Vendor Inspection Division
NDT: Non-Destructive Testing
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Instructions
5.1

5.2

Contractor Purchase Requisition


5.1.1

Purchase requisition originators shall identify the applicable fabrication


& inspection requirements. The minimum inspection requirements
stated in approved requisition shall be reflected in purchase orders.

5.1.2

Purchase requisition originators may also modify the content of a coded


SA-175 form for certain purchase orders provided the following
procedure is followed:
5.1.2.1

If the modification is to delete or modify an inspection activity


specified in Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering
Requirements, a waiver shall be duly obtained as per SAEP-302
against applicable standards before altering the coded SA-175
form.

5.1.2.2

If the modification is to delete or add an inspection activity not


explicitly stated in Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering
Requirements such as witnessed tests, certification requirements
etc., which are indicated in the coded SA-175 form, concurrence
shall be obtained from the Saudi Aramco inspection
representative (SAIR) before altering the SA-175 form.

Inspection and Test Plan


5.2.1

The vendor and/or sub-vendors shall prepare detailed ITPs for all
assigned equipment and materials in accordance with all relevant Saudi
Aramco inspection forms (SA 175 Forms), Schedule Q and purchase
orders.

5.2.2

ITP shall provide:-

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5.2.2.1

Detailed inspection activities and the required tests which


include, as minimum, inspection hold, witness, review points
and inspection frequency.

5.2.2.2

Sampling plan criteria for inspectable bulk material which shall


be determined based on Company Standards and international
code.

5.2.2.3

Clearly defined roles and responsibilities for each inspection


activity.

5.2.3

Sampling plan availability does not relieve the Vendor of the


responsibility to ensure compliance with Company requirements.

5.2.4

SAIR reserves the right to increase inspection activities and sampling


plan criteria in coordination with SME based on the criticality of the
purchase orders and past performance of selected manufacturers.

5.2.5

When required by Company standard and/or project specifications,


Vendor and/or sub-vendor shall submit for Company review and
approval all necessary quality control procedures such as welding, NDT,
heat treatment and the required related procedures for that specific
purchase order.

Special SA-175 Forms


5.3.1

Some inspectable materials do not have coded SA-175 forms linked to


them. When these materials are procured, the purchase requisition
originators shall specify source inspection requirements for materials, by
filling in the blank special SA-175 form.

5.3.2

The Contractor is responsible to develop and maintain full document


control of issued Special SA-175 Forms during a project in term of
numbering and identification, approval, revisions and records
preservation.

5.3.3

The PQM and/or SAIR is responsible to review and approve Contractor


generated Special SA-175 Forms.

5.3.4

SA-175 form provides sufficient space and flexibility to accommodate


all types of equipment. However, it is not normally designed to cover
more than one kind of equipment.

5.3.5

For packaged and skid mounted equipment, separate SA-175 forms are
required for each type of inspectable equipment in addition to the Special

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SA-175 form to cover the inspection and testing of the assembled


packaged and skid mounted equipment.
5.4

Minimum Inspection Levels


5.4.1

Inspection levels shall be assigned on project Contractors materials and


equipment to specify the minimum amount of inspection coverage
deemed necessary by Saudi Aramco to ensure that a product or service
conforms to specifications at a specific supplier's and/or sub-supplier's
factory or fabrication site.

5.4.2

The following system of coding the level of planned inspections shall be


used to define the inspection requirements:
Level 0:

Documentation requirements only; no vendor inspection


required.

Level 1:

Only final inspection is required prior to shipping.

Level 2:

Includes pre-inspection meetings, one or more


unspecified in progress surveillance visit/s, all witness
and hold points, final inspection, and release for
shipment.

Level 3:

Includes pre-inspection meetings, one or more


unspecified in progress surveillance visits, all witness
and hold points, final inspection, and release for
shipment. Inspections shall be on a regular basis (daily,
weekly or bi-weekly).

Level 4:

Resident inspector continually monitoring the work.

5.4.3

Minimum inspection levels for project Contractors materials and


equipment are indicated in Appendices A and B of this procedure.

5.4.4

VID provides quality monitoring and inspection support for projects in


accordance with approved ITP. SAIR will determine which purchase
orders and vendor activities to be monitored on the basis of the criticality
of the materials/ equipment and past performance of selected
manufacturers.

5.4.5

Inspection levels might be elevated or lowered by SAIR on case by case


basis, based on criticality of procured materials, performance of
selected manufacture, qualification of Contractors inspector,.. etc.

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In case of materials/ equipment not listed in below table, the SAIR will
determine the appropriate inspection level.

Responsibilities
6.1

SAIR and/or PQM is responsible to verify the assignment of appropriate level of


inspection. He is also responsible to determine the level of inspection for none
listed materials/ equipment.

6.2

Contractor is responsible to propose the proper level of inspection in accordance


with this procedure and/or other contractual documents.

6.3

RIOs are responsible to provide monitoring inspection services when requested


by the SAIR.

6.4

VID Management will insure the timely review and issuance of the revised
version of this procedure.

6.5

SAIR is responsible to escalating to SAIRs management any repetitive major


observations from the same vendor for any further actions.

Technical Support
For technical support or enquiry regarding this procedure, contact current VID/QMU
supervisor or VID Superintendent.

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Revision Summary
New Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure.

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Appendix A
Minimum Inspection Levels
CLASS

IR
CODE
175

INSPECTION
LEVELS

HIC Testing: Pressure Vessel Steels and Storage tanks

010210

HIC Testing: ANSI/ASTM/API 5L Line Pipe

010400

010600
010700
017010
010800

PIPE: High Frequency Welded Line Pipe, Class B, NPS 4


and larger.
PSL2 HFW PIPE: High Frequency Welded Steel Line
Pipe, Classes B & C, outside diameter 114.3 mm (NPS 4)
and larger.
PIPE: Carbon Steel; Seamless or Longitudinal Seam
Submerged-Arc Welded; Purchased Small Quantities in
accordance with 01-SAMSS-038.
PIPE: Beveled End, Seamless or Submerged Arc Welded,
Straight or Spiral Seam Carbon Steel Pipe
PIPE: Carbon Steel for On-Plot Piping, seamless or
welded, straight seam.
PIPE: Beveled End, Seamless or Welded, Straight Seam,
Stainless Steel Pipe

3
3

1
3
3
3

010900

PIPES: Nickel Alloy Pipes

011000

PIPE: CRA Clad or Lined Steel Pipe

011100

CRA Clad Pipe Spools

012000
012500
012200
012800
013100
013200
014300

014301

REMARKS

General template for special inspection form

010200

010300

01

DESCRIPTION

PIPE & FITTINGS: Fiberglass; TRP (Glass-FiberReinforced Thermosetting Resin) & RPMP (Glass-FiberReinforced Plastic-Mortar).
CONCRETE MORTAR LINING: for Internal Surfaces
of Line Pipe and Fittings.
PIPE: Heavy Duty Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and
Perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) Lined Carbon Steel Pipe and
Fittings
CONCRETE WEIGHT COATING: For Line Pipe Used
Underwater.
PIPE: Fabrication of Spools; Carbon, Alloy, High
Strength Special, Low and High Temperature Steels
Induction Pipe Bends
TUBES: for Condensers, Tubular Heat-Exchangers, and
Similar Heat Transfer Apparatus, Seamless cold-drawn
low-carbon steel; 1/8 to 3 outside diameter.
TUBES: for Condensers and Heat Exchangers, Externally
Helical, Integrally Finned Aluminum-alloy Seamless with
finned or un-finned ends, with continuous fins, or with unfinned sections; up to 2 in. outside diameter.

2
2
2
1
3
3
2

PIM is not
applicable

PIM is not
applicable

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CLASS

IR
CODE
014400

017800
018000
018200
019500
019800

022500
022501
022502

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DESCRIPTION
CONDENSER TUBES: Seamless tube and ferrule stock
of copper and various copper alloys up to 31/8 inch
inclusive, in diameter for use in surface condensers,
evaporators, and heat exchangers.
PIPE: Seamless 1 and Larger; and Straight Seam
Submerged Arc Welded 16 and Larger; for Low
Temperature Service.
High Density Polyetheline (HDPE) pipe , spool, and
fittings
PIPE: Seamless or Welded; Carbon or Alloy Steel; A312;
A335; A376; A430 or A524.
PIPE: High Temperature, ASTM A-369; A-426; A-451,
or A-660.
PIPING: Auxiliary; For Mechanical Equipment
Associated with Compressors, Pumps, Fans, Turbines and
Gears.
SPECTACLE PLATES, SPACERS, BLANKS & ALL
FLANGES NOT COVERED BY 02-SAMSS-11
FLANGES: WELDNECK, BLIND FLANGES ;
FORGED STEEL & ALLOY

INSPECTION
LEVELS

REMARKS

PIM is not
applicable

3
1
1
1
2

0
2

FLANGES: Nickel Alloy


PIPE COMPONENTS: Low Temperature Service,
Wrought Carbon Steel and Alloy Steel; Seamless &
Welded Construction; Includes elbows, tees, welding
outlets, reducers, caps, bosses, couplings, unions,
bushings, swaged nipples, pipe nipples, stub ends, blind
flanges, spectacle plates, spacers & slip blinds. Sizes .
INTEGRAL INSULATING JOINTS / SPOOLS and
FLANGES: For Cathodic Protection; ASME B16.5
Service Pressure Ratings of Class 150 to 1500
FITTINGS: Pipe, Butt Welding; Grade WPB Wrought
Carbon Steel & High Strength Fittings; Seamless or
Welded; Suitable for wet, sour service. Excludes cast
fittings, corrosion resistant alloy fittings and pipe bends.
FITTINGS: For Use In HOT TAP and/or Stopple
Operations; Wet & Sweet Sour Services; Include - Split
Tees, Stopple Fittings, Full Encirclement Saddles, Flanges,
Lock-O-Ring (LOR) Flanges.

026500

FITTINGS: Alloy Steel (Including Stainless Steel)

026600

Weld Overlayed Flanges, Fittings and spool pieces

026800

TRAP: SCRAPER: Permanent Scraper Traps for Line


Sizes >4, for Pressure Ratings of Class 150 to 1500.
Applies to Water or Hydrocarbon Services, Onshore and
Offshore.

023400

023800
02
026100

026400

PIM is not
applicable

PIM is not
applicable

PIM is not
applicable

1
PIM is not
applicable
PIM is not
applicable

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CLASS

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CODE

03

030100

043600

04
043601

045600
06

07

DESCRIPTION
STOCKIST SUPPLIED INSPECTABLE
MATERIALS
VALVES: Metallic; Includes gate, globe, angle, check,
needle, ball, plug, piston, butterfly, and choke; Excludes
Control, safety-relief, relief, surge relief, solenoid, pilot (&
other valves classified under SAMS Class 34), wellhead
valves under SAMS Class 45 and API 6A 10,000 psi
valves, non-metallic and Low Severity Valves.
VALVE: Low Severity, utility service in cast iron, brass
material, and butterfly valves. Excluding high
performance butterfly valves.
VALVES & CHOKES: API SPEC 6A 10,000 PSI 1
13/16; For Use in Sour Wet Services Downstream of the
Wellhead and Tree Assembly.

INSPECTION
LEVELS

GASKETS: Metal, Spiral-Wound or Jacketed.

070200

MANILA OR NYLON ROPE

070600

WIRE OR WIRE ROPE


Sling: Using Chain, Wire Rope, Manila, Nylon, Polyester,
Polypropylene or Synthetic Webbing

080100

HOSES: Marine Oil; Offshore Tanker Loading.

080101

HOSES: Oil Suction and Discharge Services; For Dock


Tanker Loading.

090100

SCAFFOLD PLANK: Wood, for Use with all


Scaffolding except where restricted by load limitations or
other site conditions

090200

LUMBER: Wood Piles, Timbers and Ties

090700

DOORS: Wood Flush, Solid Core, Fire Rated

091300

COATING: Shop Applied, Internal or External.

091400

COATING: Shop Applied; For Drilling Tubulars.

08

091450

091900

092000
092100

COATING: SHOP APPLIED; For Wellhead Equipment


That Includes: Casing Heads, Spools (Casing & Tubing),
Bonnets, Valves, Flanges and All Related Wellhead
Components, Onshore and/or Offshore.
COATING: SHOP APPLIED, For Tanks, Piping,
Pipelines (and Associated Appurtenances & Fittings),
Structures, Process Equipment, Internal & External;
Onshore, Offshore and/or Sub sea.
COATING: SHOP APPLIED (Electrostatic Spray);
Fusion Bonded Epoxy on Deformed and Plain Steel
Reinforcing Bars.
COATING: SHOP APPLIED; Application of Composite
Fluropolymer / Ceramic Coatings to Fasteners.

REMARKS

060100

071300

09

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PIM is not
applicable

0
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CLASS

10

12

IR
CODE

100100

FASTENERS: Alloy or Stainless Steel Nuts & Bolting


Materials: Bars, Bolts, Screws, Studs, Stud Blots, & Wire;
for use in High or Low Temperature Services.

120100

STEEL STRUCTURES: (Excludes Offshore Structures


and Pre-engineering Metal Buildings).

120200

BUILDING: Metal; One Story, Pre-engineered.

120400

DOORS AND FRAMES: Steel; Fire Rated or Blast


Resistant.

120500

TOWER: Communication.

120700

FENCING: Security, Fabricated Gates

121900

STRUCTURAL PLATES ROLLED SHAPES,


TUBULARS: Carbon Steel or Carbon Manganese Steel,
For Fixed Offshore Platforms.
FIBER REINFORCED PLASTICS (FRP) Grating and
FRP Components
BUILDING: Pre-fabricated.

130300

GEAR UNITS: Special purpose.

130900

COUPLING: Shaft, Special Purpose. Applicable only to


couplings transferring 2000 HP and above.

131000

GEAR UNITS: General Purpose

140200
140300
140400

TRANSFORMER: Distribution; Pad-Mounted,


Compartmental-Type, Self-cooled, Three-Phase.
TRANSFORMERS: Power; 3 Phase, Dry Type,
501 KVA and Larger.
TRANSFORMER: Distribution; Overhead Type, SelfCooled, Single-Phase and Three-Phase.

1
1
1
2

142100

WOOD: Utility Pole.

142101

WOOD: Cross Arm or Cross Braces.

150200

150300

PIM is not
applicable

TRANSFORMERS: Power; Oil Filled, 60 Hz.

SUBMARINE POWER CABLE 5 KV THROUGH


115 KV: Designed to AEIC, IEC and ICEA
Specifications.
MEDIUM VOLTAGE POWER CABLE: Solid
Dielectric Insulated Cables for Rated Voltages of 5 kV
through 35 kV
HIGH VOLTAGE POWER CABLE: High Pressure
Pipe Type, and Low and Medium Pressure Self-Contained
Liquid Filled.

REMARKS

140500

150100

15

INSPECTION
LEVELS

COATING: Shop Applied; Extruded 3-Layer


Polypropylene & 3-Layer P.E. Polyethylene External
Coating for Line Pipe.

121600

14

DESCRIPTION

092200

121400

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LEVELS

150400

HIGH VOLTAGE POWER CABLE: Solid Dielectric


Insulated Cables for Rated Voltages of 69 kV through
138 kV

160100

POWER CIRCUIT BREAKER SWITCHGEAR and


DRAWOUT POWER CIRCUIT BREAKERS: MetalEnclosed, Low Voltage

160200
160300
160400
160500
160600
16
160700
162000

162600

162700
165000

170200

170300

170301
17
170400

170700

INDOOR SWITCHBOARD-LOW VOLTAGE


INDOOR CONTROLGEAR: High Voltage, Built to
Either IEC or NA, 50 or 60 Hz, 3 Phase up to 4160 volts.

CONTROL SWITCHBOARDS
SWITCHGEAR: Metal-Clad, Air Insulated, Indoor,
1 to 38 KV.
METAL ENCLOSED BUS: Indoor and Outdoor; SelfCooled, Non-segregated-phase, Rated up to and including
34.5 KV.
SF6 GAS INSULATED CIRCUIT BREAKERS,
OUTDOOR - 34.5 KV THROUGH 230 KV
INDOOR CONTROLGEAR: Low Voltage, Built to
Either IEC or NA, 50 or 60 Hz, 3 Phase up to 480 volts, or
Single Phase up to 277 volts.
SWITCHGEAR: Load Interrupting, Manually Operated,
Pad Mounted, Circuit Breakers & Fuses,
1 KV Through 36 KV.
OUTDOOR SWITCHRACK: Low Voltage, Built to
Either IEC or NA, 50 or 60 Hz, 3 Phase up to 480 volts, or
Single Phase up to 277 volts.
ADJUSTABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE SYSTEM
1 KV AND ABOVE

MOTORS, ELECTRIC: Severe Duty Totally Enclosed


Squirrel Cage Induction Motors to 500 HP, 4000 V or
Below, and Explosion Proof Motors.
MOTORS: Form-Wound, Squirrel-cage Induction
250 HP and Larger, or Brushless Synchronous 500 HP and
Larger.
GENERATORS: Brushless, Synchronous, Continuous
Duty, 3 Phases, 60 Hertz, 600 to 6500 KVA, Built to
ANSI/NEMA MG1-22.
DIESEL ENGINE GENERATOR SETS: Stationary or
Potable, Rated From 35 KW up to and Including 2000
KW. This is not Applicable to Shipboard Marine
Installations.
RECTIFIERS: Conventional (Tap Adjustable) or Phase
Controlled.

REMARKS

2
1
2
2

2
2

PIM is not
applicable

171300

GALVANIC ANODES: For Cathodic Protection.

171400

IMPRESSED CURRENT ANODES: For Cathodic


Protection.

PIM is not
applicable
PIM is not
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CLASS

IR
CODE
171500
172500
173100
173400
173700

18

22

CABLE: 600 Volts MAX., for Cathodic Protection.


BATTERY CHARGER / RECTIFIER: Rated output >
100 ADC.
POWER SUPPLY, PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV): For
Cathodic Protection.
UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY (UPS)
SYSTEMS: Rated output power > 10 kVA.
AUXILIARY ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS: As provided
on custom-engineered, factory-assembled and pre-wired
equipment skids.

INSPECTION
LEVELS

1
1
1
2
0

180300

FIBER OPTIC CABLE

220200

FLOAT: For Submarine Oil Hose, 12" to 24" Diameter.

220300

230200
230300
230400

270200
27
270300
270500
300100

CHAIN, ANCHOR CHAIN, SHACKLES or


SWIVELS.
BUILDING AND INSPECTION OF A
HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY VESSEL (LAUNCH)
DISTRIBUTED CONTROL SYSTEM (DCS):
Equipment and Associated Software; Excludes Advanced
Control Systems, Field Instrumentation, Auxiliary
Systems, Remote Terminal Units, and Management
Information Systems.
SUPERVISORY CONTROL and DATA
ACQUISITION (SCADA) SYSTEM
TERMINAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (TMS)
EQUIPMENT AND ASSOCIATED SOFTWARE
Remote Terminal Unit
PACKAGED WATER-COOLED CENTRIFUGAL
CHILLERS: Primarily for Comfort Air Conditioning,
Ranging from 80-700 Tons. (Excluded Air Cooled
Package Units for Process Applications, Direct Process
Chilling Applications and Units That Utilize Reciprocating
or Helical Screw Compressors).
DIRECT EXPANSION AIR CONDITIONING
SYSTEMS: For Offshore Facilities, 10-Ton Cooling
Capacity and Over.
Damper: Fire, Smoke & Combination Fire Smoke
Dampers
DIESEL ENGINES: Reciprocating, CompressionIgnition.

REMARKS

STATIONARY BATTERIES.

230100

30

DESCRIPTION

173800

220500

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0
2

2
2
2

2
0
1

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INSPECTION
LEVELS

310100

ROTARY MULTIPHASE PUMP (TWIN-SCREW


AND PROGRESSIVE CAVITY TYPE): API 676

310200

MECHANICAL SEALS FOR PUMPS

310300

PUMPS: Rotary Per API 676

310400

PUMPS: Positive Displacement Reciprocating.

310500
310510

PUMPS: Centrifugal, Horizontal, End Suction Single


Stage, or Vertical In-line.
MOLTEN SULFUR PUMPS: Centrifugal, Horizontal
and Vertical

0
0

310520

PUMPS: Sealless

310530

Turbine, Hydraulic Recovery, MFR STD

310600

PUMP: API, Centrifugal.

310610

Turbine, Hydraulic Recovery, API STD

310700

FIRE PUMPS: Centrifugal, Horizontal and Vertical

310800
310900
311400
31
311500
311800
311850

HELICAL-AXIAL MULTIPHASE PUMP: API 610


(Modified)
PUMPS: Submersible, Bowl Type, Including Electric
Motors.
PUMPS: Jet Fuel Additives Injection, Product Hydraulic
Turbine Driven
PUMPS: Positive Displacement, Controlled Volume,
Diaphragm & Packed Plunger Types. (Excluded:
Diaphragm Pumps using Mechanical Actuation)
COMPRESSOR: Reciprocating, for Process Air or Gas
Service
COMPRESSOR: Reciprocating, in plant & Instrument
Air Service

2
0
2
0
1
0

311900

COMPRESSOR: Centrifugal

311901

AIR COMPRESSOR: Centrifugal, Constant Speed,


Packaged, Integrally Geared, Including Accessories.

312000

COMPRESSOR: Integrally Geared, Centrifugal.

312200

COMPRESSOR: Screw, Packaged Air Compressors.


This Does Not Apply To Compressors With Rated Flow
Less Than 250 SCFM

312400

COMPRESSOR: Rotary, for General Refinery Service.

312600

DRY GAS SEALS FOR GAS COMPRESSORS


HOISTS OR OVERHEAD CRANES: Lifting Capacity
Over 5000 Kg.
CENTRIFUGAL FLUOROCARBON
REFRIGERATION UNITS: For Industrial / Process
Applications, on & Offshore. This Does Not Apply to
Refrigeration Units for Utility Service.

313100

313800

REMARKS

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CLASS

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CODE

DESCRIPTION

INSPECTION
LEVELS

320200

TURBINE: Steam, General Purpose or Special Purpose

320300

POSITIVE MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION (PMI):


For ASME B31.3, B31.4, and B31.8 Piping components,
including welds, and other piping or equipment where
specified in the SAMS or Purchase Order.

321300

BOILER: Power; Water tube.

321500

HIGH INTENSITY BURNER FOR SULFUR


RECOVERY UNIT COMBUSTION CHAMBER

321900

PRESSURE VESSEL

321950

PRESSURE VESSEL: Small 32-SAMSS-036

323100

HEAT EXCHANGERS: Shell and Tubes.

323300

HEAT EXCHANGERS: Plate and frame

323400

HEAT EXCHANGERS: Electrical, Immersion-type.

323500

TUBE BUNDLES, SEPARATELY ORDERED.

323600

HEAT EXCHANGERS; AIR-COOLED.

323700

HEATER: Direct fired.

323710
32

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324300
324900

324901

324910
324920
324925
325000
325100
325200
325300
325400

TUBE: Centrifugal cast austenitic steel 35% nickel 25%


chromium plus niobium
COOLING TOWERS: Induced Draft, Used for
Domestic and Industrial Applications.
TANKS: Atmospheric, Steel, Within the Scope of
API-650; Except for Tanks According to Appendices F
and J of The Same Standard.
TANKS: Low Pressure, Steel, within the Scope of
API-620. Except for Tanks According to Appendix Q and
double wall tanks according to appendix R of the Same
Standard.
TANKS: Low temperature with the scope of API-620
Appendix R
TANKS ROOF: Aluminum roof with the scope of
API-650 appendix (G)
TANKS ROOF: Internal floating roof as per API-650
Appendix (H) and 32-SAMSS-005
Column Trays And Packing
TANKS: Steel; Aboveground or Underground to
API-12F, API-650 Appendix-J, UL-58, and UL-142.
TANK: Fiberglass; Underground; UL-1316 or
ASTM D4021, Single or Double Wall; Spherical or
Horizontal.
TANK: Aboveground, Fiberglass to AWWA D120,
ASTM D3299, API-12P.
REVERSE OSMOSIS SYSTEMS

REMARKS

1
3
2

2
2
2
2

PIM is not
applicable

3
2
1
3
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CLASS

IR
CODE

325500

325501
325502

325503
325504
325505

325506

325507
325508
325509

325510

325511
325512
325513
325514
325515
325516

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DESCRIPTION
INLET AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS for:
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINES to 32-SAMSS-008.
CENTRIFUGAL AIR COMPRESSORS to 32-SAMSS016; for use in both onshore and offshore environments.
Systems are limited to the automatic pulse-jet selfcleaning type.
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Battery
Charger/Rectifier
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE:
Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems (UPS);
For Auxiliary and Control Systems
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Coating;
Shop Applied for Inlet Filtration System Internal &
External
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Control
System
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE:
Coupling; Shaft, for: 1) Load Coupling [Power Generation
Units Only] 2) Auxiliary Gearbox Couple
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Gear
Unit for: 1. Auxiliary Gearbox (Power Generation and
Mechanical Drive Units) 2. Load Gearbox(power
generation units only)
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Heat
Exchangers; Auxiliary Systems
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Inlet Air
Filtration Systems: For use in both on and offshore
environments
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE:
Instrumentation (not applicable to inlet filtration)
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE:
MONITORING SYSTEMS; Vibration, Axial Position,
and Bearing Temperature. Not applicable to the driven
main pump, compressor, and gearbox in mechanical drive
gas turbine packages.
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Electric
Motors; for Auxiliary Systems(Not applicable to starter
motor)
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Starter
Motor
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Piping &
Valves; On-Skid Auxiliary Equipment
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Pumps;
For Auxiliary Systems
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Steel
Structures; For CGT Air Filtration & Heat Exchanger
Structures
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE:
Atmospheric Tanks; For Auxiliary System

INSPECTION
LEVELS

REMARKS

0
0

1
1
0

3
2
2

0
0
2
0
2
2

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CLASS

IR
CODE
325517
325518
325519
326100
326700
327300
328110
328120

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Procured Materials and Equipment

DESCRIPTION
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Turbine;
Industrial and Aero-derivative
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE: Indoor
Control Gear; Control Gear; MCC, AC & DC Control
Panels
COMBUSTION GAS TURBINE PACKAGE:
Batteries; For Auxiliary and Control Systems
LUBRICATION, SHAFT SEALING AND CONTROL
OIL SYSTEMS: This form is not applicable to
Combustion Gas Turbine Lubrication Systems.
FLARE SYSTEMS: Including Flare Stacks, Flare Tips,
Dry Gas Seals, and Knockout & Liquid-Seal Drums.
MIXERS: Side Entry.
REFRACTORIES: Hydraulic-Setting, Castable Systems;
To be used on pressure vessels, boilers, process heaters;
HEXs, piping and flares tips.
REFRACTORIES: Ceramic Fiber System (RCF) for
Boilers and Process Heaters.

INSPECTION
LEVELS
2
2
0
3
3
2
3
3

329000

Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG)

340100

VALVES: Control, Steel, General Service, Pneumatic


Operated, Up to and Including Class 600 ratings.

340150

VALVES: Control, Steel, and Non-General Service

340167

Truck Loading Metering Systems

340168

Truck Unloading Metering Systems

340200

INSTRUMENTATION FOR PACKAGED UNITS

341000

34
341001

341200
341210
341600
341700
341900

ACTUATORS VALVE:
(a) Pneumatic Actuators ON-OFF Service to
34-SAMSS-716;
(b) Electric Motor Operated Valve Actuators to
34-SAMSS-718.
ACTUATOR VALVE HYDRAULIC: With Integral or
Remote Power Unit for Rising Stem and Quarter Turn
Valves. Excluded are Actuators for Offshore Well
Platforms and Wellhead Valves.
ATMOSPHERIC TANK PROVER: For Use in Custody
Transfer Measurement of Hydrocarbon Liquids
Small Volume Prover
AUTOMATIC TANK GAUGING EQUIPMENT:
(a) Float Type, Spring Motor Driven
(b) Displace Type, Servo-Motor Driven
Pressure Retaining Instruments
VALVE: Safety Relief Conventional And Balanced
Type.

REMARKS

PIM is not
applicable

PIM is not
applicable

3
3
0
2
2

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DESCRIPTION

INSPECTION
LEVELS

342000

VALVE: Safety Relief, Pilot Operated Types.

342100

VALVE: Surge Relief, Gas Loaded and Pilot Operated


Types

342800

MECHANICAL METER PROVERS: Bi-Directional


Displacement-Type; For Use In Royalty And Custody
Transfer Applications (Covers Complete Packaged And
Skid-Mounted Unit Including Pipe-Prover Valves, Locally
Installed Instruments And Auxiliary Equipment For Meter
Proving).

342810

Uni-Directional Meter Prover

342900

METER: Flow, Turbine.

343000

METERS: Positive Displacement, Liquid and Gas.

343100

INSTRUMENT CONTROL PANELS:


(a) INDOOR; To 34-SAMSSS-820 for Panels,
Cabinets, Consoles and Marshalling Cabinets in
Electrically Unclassified Air-Conditioned
Buildings.
(b) OUTDOOR; To 34-SAMSSS-821 for Panels and
Cabinets for Locations in Electrically Classified or
Unclassified Outdoor Areas.

343200

CHROMATOGRAPHS: Process Gas.

343300

343500

ELECTRICAL ANNUNCIATORS: Solid State Plug-in


Module Type, Suitable for Indoor and/ or Outdoor
Application.
FIRE DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS:
Includes But Not Limited To, Fire Alarm Control Panels,
Associated Detectors, Manual Alarm Box Stations, Visual
& Audible Devices (Sirens, Bells, Horns, etc.), UV
Detection Systems, External Terminal Strips, Power
Supplies.

PIPELINES LEAK DETECTION SYSTEMS (LDS)

344000

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER


ESD SYSTEM: Hard Wired, Solid State (NonProgrammable).
ESD SYSTEM: Electromagnetic Relay.
PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER BASED ESD
SYSTEMS: Fail - Safe, Fault - Tolerant.
MONITORS: Combustible Gas or Hydrogen Sulfide,
Stationary.
MONITORING SYSTEMS: Vibration, Axial Position,
and Bearing Temperature.

DENSITY METERS

344300
344400
344900
345100
345300

For packaged
skid, inspection
level will be
level 3

343600

344200

REMARKS

2
2
2
0
2

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CLASS

IR
CODE
345400
345600
347400
347500
347600
348000
349000

DESCRIPTION
ANALYZER: OXYGEN; Covers Flue Gas, Trace,
Dissolved On-Line or Portable Analyzers.
FLAME MONITORING SYSTEMS: For igniters and
burners used in fired equipment.
ANALYZER: MOISTURE; Covers Both In-Line
(or in-situ) and Extractive.
AUTOMATIC SAMPLERS: for Petroleum and
Petroleum Products (See Note 2 for Exceptions).
INSTRUMENTATION AND THERMOCOUPLE
EXTENSION CABLE: For Signaling and Control
Purposes (Excluding Data Highway Cable).
INSPECT TETRA DEVICES OPERATING IN
HAZARDOUS AREA
WELLHEAD CONTROL, MONITORING AND
SHUTDOWN SYSTEMS

INSPECTION
LEVELS

1
0
2
0
0
3

CASING AND TUBING

450400

DRILL PIPE

450500

Non Heat Treated Green Tubes (Pipes & Coupling


Stock) for Casing & Tubing

450600

CASING: API 5L Steel Grades X-42 To X-70 (Note 1)

450900
451400

COATING: Shop Applied, External FBE; for Drilling


Tubulars, Catholically, Protected OCTG
OCTG; HIGH FREQUENCY WELDED SOLID
EXPANDABLE TUBULARS (SET)
WIRE ROPE: Includes Drill Line, Raising Line & Cable,
and Wire line (Well Measuring)

3
3
1

451500

DOWN HOLE COMPLETION EQUIPMENT

451600

BLOWOUT PREVENTERS (BOP) HOSES

451700

ANNULAR AND RAM TYPE BOP UNITS AND


DIVERTERS: All Working Pressure Ranges

451900

ROTARY OR VIBRATOR HOSE

452000

ROTARY SWIVEL, DRILLING HOOK,


TRAVELING BLOCK OR HOOK-BLOCK
COMBINATION

452100

ROTARY TABLE

452300

DRILL COLLARS WITH INTEGRAL


CONNECTORS AND KELLYS

452400

TOP DRIVE DRILLING SYSTEM

453100

CEMENTS FOR WELL CEMENTING


WELLHEAD COMPONENTS: Back Pressure Valves
and Two Way Check Valves
WELLHEAD COMPONENTS: Polish Nipples, Tubing
Hanger

453600
453700

REMARKS

450100

450700

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CLASS

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CODE
453800
453900
453950
454000

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DESCRIPTION
WELL HEAD EQUIPMENT: API 6A, PSL 1-2, Sour
Wet Service (Note 1 and 2)
WELL HEAD EQUIPMENT: API 6A, PSL 3 and 4,
Sour Wet Service (Note 1)
Subsea Wellhead Drilling System (API-6A, 17D, Sour,
PSL-2 and 3)
SAFETY VALVES; WELL CONTROL, KELLY
COCK STAB-IN TYPE 5K - 15K. NOT FOR H2S
SERVICE

INSPECTION
LEVELS
3
3

454100

ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY: Hydraulic; SSV

454400

VALVE ASSEMBLY: Safety, Subsurface

454500

MUD VALVE AND LOW TORQUE VALVES

456000

MUD PUMPS

457000

MOTORS, DRILLING: A/C

46

460100

DRILLING EQUIPMENT: Spares from other than


Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)

72

720100

HYDRAULIC POWER PACK SYSTEM & PIPING

73

730100

ROTORS: Separately Ordered for Turbines

74

740100

PANTOGRAPH (OUTBOARD) CABLES: for Marine


Loading Arms, Galvanized and Non-galvanized, Size 7/8"
to 1-3/4" Nominal Diameter

78

780000

CENTAC ROTORS - ALL STAGES (SPARES)

790700
791100
79
791200
791300

IMPELLER: Separately Ordered for API Pumps with


Rated Power Equal to or Greater than 300 HP per Stage
Re-Engineered Pump Spare Parts other than Impeller
and Casing Parts for API and Non-API Pumps.
Excluding Fire Water Pumps.
Re-Engineered Pump Casing Parts for API and NonAPI Pumps. Excluding Fire Water Pumps.
Re-Engineered Pump Impeller for API and Non-API
Pumps. Excluding Fire Water Pumps

REMARKS

0
0
2
2

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Appendix B
Special Materials Requirements
DESCRIPTION

INSPECTION
LEVELS

REMARKS

HVAC Units- On shore

Special SA-175 is required

Skid Mounted/ Packaged Equipment

Multi Discipline Inspection

Chemical Injection Skid System

Multi Discipline Inspection

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Appendix C
Index
1

Scope

Conflicts and Deviations

Applicable Documents

3.1

Saudi Aramco References

3.2

Industry Codes and Standards

Definitions and Acronyms

Instructions

5.1

Contractor Purchase Requisition

5.2

Inspection and Test Plan

5.3

Special SA-175 Forms

5.4

Minimum Inspection Levels

Responsibilities

Technical Support

Appendix A - Minimum Inspection Levels

Appendix B - Special Materials Requirements

21

Appendix C - Index

22

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