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TANJUNG LANGSAT PORT SDN BHD

Tank Vacuum Leak Test
THE ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMISSIONING (EPCC) OF GASOLINE TANKS (RECONSTRUCTION) FOR TANJUNG LANGSAT PORT OIL TERMINAL

JOB NO: JN0901

DATE
29-12-2009

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KQKS/Site_Con-P-04

DESCRIPTION
Tank Vacuum Leak Test

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TLP/TPM/RNZ

4 .. INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………… 3 GENERAL……………………………….………………………………………….….…….. : KQKS/Site_Con-P-04 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.. 4.… 3 TESTING……………………………….…………………………………….. 2. Page Page 2 of 6 KQKS KEJURUTERAAN QKS SDN..……………………………………………….…. NO. 3 ATTACHMENT……………………. BHD 0 DOC.Rev. 3...

If leak is detected during testing. Apply soapsuds on the weld seams to be tested and position the vacuum box on the weld seam. A typical vacuum box is illustrated as in Attachment . Oil penetration test can be carried out in lieu of vacuum test for shell to bottom plate welds. Page Page 3 of 6 KQKS 1.4 3. The vacuum box is fitted with a glass viewing panel on its top and has an open bottom. GENERAL This test shall be carried out by using vacuum box.2 3. and examining the weld for sign of leakage. KEJURUTERAAN QKS SDN.3 Vacuum Testing shall be performed in accordance with API 650 Removal of welding slag and wire brush cleaning of weldseam prior to testing.9 3. NO. repair shall be carried-out and followed by retesting on that particular section of weldment. around which a continuous rubber gasket seal and former are secured. A soap film solution or commercial leak detection solution applicable to the conditions shall be used.1 3.I. 3. Applying high flash point penetrating oil such as diesel to either side of initial weld pass of Shell to bottom plate joint.7 3. The seal forms an airtight joint around the section of the weld to be tested when the box is pressed against the bottom plates. The vacuum shall be maintained when view the area under test through the top viewing glass. : KQKS/Site_Con-P-04 INTRODUCTION This procedure is established to test the weldment of bottom plate for the storage tank to ensure that the tank bottom is free from leaks before carrying-out the hydrostatic test.10 3.11 . The Vacuum Box Test shall have at least 50mm overlap of previously viewed surface on each application. BHD 0 DOC. 3.5 3.6 3. letting stand for at least four hours. Release the vacuum if the weld seam found satisfactory during testing. Testing shall be carried-out continuously section by section until completely cover all the weldment for bottom and annular plate. A partial vacuum of 6 inHg to 10 inHg is then created by means of compressor air. TESTING 3. 2.Rev.

KEJURUTERAAN QKS SDN.II .I 4. NO. Page Page 4 of 6 KQKS 4. BHD 0 DOC. : KQKS/Site_Con-P-04 ATTACHMENT 4.1 Typical Vacuum Box for flat weld & corner weld – Attachment .Rev.2 Vacuum Box Test Report – Attachment .

: KQKS/Site_Con-P-04 .Rev. Page Page 5 of 6 KQKS Attachment – I KEJURUTERAAN QKS SDN. NO. BHD 0 DOC.

Rev. NO. BHD 0 DOC. : KQKS/Site_Con-P-04 See attached Vacuum Box Test Report . Page Page 6 of 6 KQKS Attachment – II KEJURUTERAAN QKS SDN.

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