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Method Of Statement

Project: Client:

This method of statement caters for

This method of statement shall be used as a guideline to assist xxxxx. (hereinafter referred as xxxx) personnel to fully understand their responsibility on how to execute their work in a safely and efficient manner throughout the project.

This procedure is applicable to all Natural Gas pipeline installation at xxx and aims to: To ensure that all works carried out comply in all respect with the Act and Regulations and by laws of the followings: 1. XXXStandard Code of Practice for the Installation of Fuel Gas Piping Systems and Appliances 2. Occupational Safety and Health Act and Regulation 1994 * Not limited to the above act and regulations, the duty to comply extended to any other authority having jurisdiction over the scope of works.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Storage management HDD work Soil excavation work Soil backfill work MDPE pipe and fittings installation Carbon steel pipe and fittings installation Anti-corrosion tape wrapping work Coring work Sleeve insertion works Gas cock installation Leakage testing Housekeeping

Pre-job meeting

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Pre-job meeting shall be held prior to the commencement of any work activities at site in order to ensure all parties involved are well informed of the work process and the associated safety hazards. Toolbox talk and JSA shall be held with the workers prior to commencing work.

Manpower xxx shall be represented by:Engineering Manager He is responsible of all activities related to the project. He is available on request or as per job requirement. Project Manager He is responsible of the execution of the project. He is available full time at site. Project Executive He assists Project Manager in the execution of the project. He is available on request or as per job requirement. Site Supervisor He is responsible of the manpower planning onsite. He is responsible to obtain all permits required prior to the job, holds toolbox talk and JSA with workers and ensures work complies with the design. He is also responsible for chairing daily progress meeting onsite. He shall act as the immediate authorized person in the absence of the Project Manager. Welder He is responsible of MDPE pipes and fittings fusion, carbon steel sch40 pipe and fittings welding and conducts leakage testing. Fitter He is responsible for general works at site.
Management General Workers Total no. of workers at site : : : 3 person 7 person 8 person

Machinery, Tool & Equipment xxx shall provide good working equipments in order to complete the work safely. xxx shall supply but not limited to the following equipments:1. Electro-Fusion Welding Machine 2. Pipe Clamp 3. Diesel Generator 4. Welding Set 5. Thread Machine 6. Drilling Machine 7. Speed Cutter 8. Rotary Hammer 9. Grinder 10. Hacker 11. Coring Machine PPE & Safety Equipment xxxshall supply sufficient and comply with the mandatory requirements of standard PPE i.e. 1. Safety helmet 2. Safety shoes 3. Safety glasses 4. First aid box

Storage management

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xxx shall erect site storage facilities to store all work materials, tools and equipments. The store shall act as xxx site office.

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) work To carry out Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) work for underground MDPE pipe installation across the main road. 1. Prior to carrying out HDD works, xxx shall discuss and verify with the main contractor and consultant the area/path to be drilled. Drilling path designed with consideration to the position of existing utilities, accessibility of drilling rig and geographical site, and shall be at least 3 feet below the road. Details of utilities shall be marked on plan, should necessary final adjustment will be made at site. 2. Radio detection shall be used to finalize the path. Trial hole shall be excavated to verify the base of the underground utilities. Warning signs and colored bunting shall be erected at locations of overhead power cables. Work area shall be barricaded with warning signs erected. 3. Horizontal distance and cross sectional profile of the proposed bore shall be determined with measuring tape and dumpy level. Drilling path shall be marked on the ground. 4. High viscosity drilling fluid shall be used to prevent the collapse of borehole during drilling. Drilling fluid viscosity shall be monitored and maintained at Funnel Viscosity 40 secs/quart. 5. A (1.5 m x 1.0 m) x 1.0 m depth pit shall be dug at the entry and exit point to cater for cuttings and fluids. 6. Commence drilling operations by attaching a 3 diameter fluid jet drill head with sensor to the drill rod. Drilling trajectory shall be monitored at every 3m by Digitrak Electronic tracking system. 7. Locator technician shall inform drilling operator should drill head strays off course. Adjustment shall be made by the drilling operator. 8. At exit pit, drill head shall be removed and replaced with a fluid jet reamer. 9. Reamer shall be retracted through the drilled hole at doing so borehole will be enlarged and more cuttings will be removed. Different diameter reamers shall be used to enlarge borehole in steps to a max of approx. 30 percent than pipe size. 10. MDPE pipe will be laid on rollers after being string up. 11. After final reaming, pipe will be attached to the last reamer and swivel and will be pulled into borehole. 12. Upon installation pipe ends shall be capped to prevent foreign particles ingress. Site shall be cleaned and reinstated and drilling rig demobilized. Soil excavation work To conduct soil excavation work to lay underground MDPE pipe and underground carbon steel pipe (c/w anti-corrosion tape). 1. Prior to carrying out excavation works, LWG shall discuss and verify with the main contractor and consultant the area/path to excavate. 2. Permit shall be applied and made available at site. Toolbox talk shall be held prior to starting work. 3. JCB excavator shall be mobilized, unauthorized personnel kept out of the excavation area. 4. Trench shall be excavated as per approved drawing. It shall be prepared as such that the pipe lays on a firm, continuous bearing on the bottom. 5. Excavator demobilized and site cleaned in preparation for pipe laying.

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Method Of Statement MDPE pipes and fittings installation 1. Welders shall make sure that all pipes and fittings are dry, free from burrs, suspended matter and oil. 2. Prior to jointing the pipes with electro-fusion machine, the MDPE pipe shall be aligned properly by clamp. 3. For more detailed information on electro-fusion joint of MDPE pipes and fittings, refer to attachment B. Carbon steel pipe s and fittings installation Pipe Cutting Pipes shall be cut to desired length based on shop drawing:1. Pipe length shall be measured by measuring tape and marked at the desired length based on endorsed shop drawing. 2. Speed cutter (on Portable Cut-Off Saw) shall be set on clean, dry, stable surface, without the presence of flammable elements and connected to the power supply. 3. Wear proper apparel. Do not wear loose clothings, gloves, necklaces, rings, bracelets or other jewelleries which may get caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear is recommended. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair. 4. Safety glasses shall be used. Face or dust mask shall also be used. 5. Pipe shall be laid on the speed cutter, pipe marked position adjusted to the speed cutter cutting wheel. 6. Pipe position shall be fixed at 90deg with the base of speed cutter and hold down by clamps. 7. Before using the tool on pipe, let it run for a while. Watch for vibration or wobbling that could indicate poor installation or a poorly balanced wheel. 8. Switch on, wait until wheel attains full speed and lower gently cut the pipe on marked position. 9. Watch out for flying sparks when operating. They can cause injury or ignite combustible materials. 10. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. 11. Do not touch the workplace immediately after operation; it is extremely hot. 12. Never leave tool running unattended. Turn power off. Do not leave tool until it has come to a complete stop. 13. Power off and disconnect power supply.
Anti-corrosion Tape Wrapping All underground, floor/wall embedded carbon steel pipes should be wrapping with anti-corrosion tape to keep the pipes corrosion free. 1. The pipe surface shall be free of mud, oil, grease or any others foreign material that will prevent the joint coating system from bonding to the steel pipe surface. 2. Visible oil and grease shall be removed with suitable solvent. 3. The steel surface shall be dry prior to the application of the joint wrap tapes. 4. KEROSENE shall NOT be used for cleaning the pipe joints. 5. Wrapping shall be applied under hand tension or using a hand-wrapping machine capable of maintaining even, constant tension across the width of the tape. 6. The wrapping shall be 55% over lap. Screw Thread Making To fabricate male screw end on pipe, pipe shall be threaded by threading machine:1. The threading machine shall be set on clean, dry, stable surface, without the presence of flammable elements and connected to power supply.

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2. Wear proper apparel. Do not wear loose clothings, gloves, necklaces, rings, bracelets or other jewelleries which may get caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear is recommended. Wear protective hair covering to contain long hair. 3. Be sure switch is OFF before plugging in. Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch ON invites accidents. 4. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enabl s e better control of the tool in unexpected situation. 5. Insert the pipe into the Threading Machine so that the cutting mark is located about 12 inches to the front of the speed chuck jaws. 6. Insert workpieces less than 2 feet long from the front of the machine. Insert longer pipes through either end so that the longer section extends out beyond the rear of the Threading Machine. 7. To avoid equipment tip-over, position the pipe supports under workpiece. 8. Tighten the rear centering devise around the pipe by using a counter clockwise rotation of the handwheel at the rear of the Threading Machine. This prevents movement of the pipe that can result in poor thread quality. 9. Secure the pipe by using repeated and forceful counterclockwise spins of the speed chuck handwheel at the front of the Threading Machine. This action hammers the jaws tightly around the pipe. SMAW Welding Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) or stick welding is a process which melts and joins metals by heating them with an arc between a coated metal electrode and the carbon steel pipe:1. Wear welding mask /welding goggle and welding glove. 2. Arrange cables to one side and away from the operator. 3. Do not coil or drape cables around body. 4. Keep welding power source and cables as far way from operator as practical. 5. Connect work clamp to pipe as close to the weld as possible. 6. Bevel the pipe end into 30 Degree by using grinding tools. And also remove oxidation and mill scale. 7. Align the pipe/fitting in jointing position with 1.5mm gap between 2 elements. 8. Set-up the welding machine with proper amp and select an electrode. 9. Electrode angle should be 75r - 80r according to welding position. 10. The electrode outer coating, i.e. flux, assists in creating the arc and provides the shielding gas and slag covering to protect the weld from contamination. 11. The electrode core provides most of the weld filler metal. 12. Weld the joint by moving electrode along the pipe end bevel at the correct speed, the metal deposits in a uniform layer will seal the joint (bead). Leakage testing Pneumatic leakage testing shall be conducted by welder prior soil backfilling for MDPE pipe and cement patching for embedded carbon steel pipe. 1. Testing pressure is determined by 1.5x of operating pressure or minimum 5 psig. 2. Testing shall be witnessed by main contractor / consultant. 3. Testing record must be documented and endorsed by main contractor / consultant.

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To core floor slab / beam by coring machine to allow pipeline to be installed through. 1. Prior to carrying out coring works LWG shall discuss and verify coring position and obtain permit from main contractor and consultant. 2. Mark core position and fit/mount the coring machine in position by using wall plug. 3. LWG shall e uip the coring machine with proper size of core bit and provide current supply. 4. Switch on the coring machine and spray water on the core hole during process. 5. Turn off coring machine after bit core is through the slab/beam. 6. Dismantle the wall plug and clean the coring site.
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To conduct soil backfilling work after the installation of underground MDPE pipe and underground carbon steel pipe. 1. Upon installation, the underground piping shall be covered with sand bedding. 2. Tracer wire, warning slab, protection slab shall be laid to mark the position/as protection to the installed piping system. 3. On top of the protective concrete slabs, the trench shall be filled and compacted with soil. Drawings as per Attachment A. 4. GI. B pipe sleeve is re uired as a protective sleeve for road-crossing pipes.

Gas coc installation

Gas cock shall be installed at each gas outlet after the pipeline system installation is complete.


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ins tion wo s Tools and e uipments to be prepare e.g. measuring tape PVC pipe etc. The level of PVC to be inserted at the wall slab shall be measured and marked. PVC pipe shall be cut using pipe cutter and pipe s butt sealed with masking tape. The completed PVC pipe shall be inserted into the floor beam mold. Tighten the PVC pipe with the wire at the mesh wire.

Tempo a y B a et In ta ation Nail bracke s all be applie to all e be e carbon steel pipes for te porary positioning before ce ent plastering:a) Fabricate pipes s all be aligne into pipe groove x 25 b) 2 pieces of nail (approx 3 length) shall be drived into the wall/slab and nail head sec red with slim wire to hold pipe in centre c) Care to be taken not to scratch/damage pipe
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