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PURPOSE AND SCOPE The purpose of this document is to provide a general guide for the engineers and design personnel involved in the review of vendor or manufacturer's drawings (referred also as vendor prints) submitted for equipment, components, materials and structures associated with the design and construction of manufacturing and large industrial facilities. This document addresses only the technical aspects of the review. Procedural aspects addressing the implementation of these activities are contained in the project Manual of Procedure. II RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibility for the review and handling of vendor prints belongs to the Supervising Discipline Engineer (SDE) of the discipline initiating the purchase order or contract. The SDE may delegate a responsible engineer and the Design Supervisor (or his delegate) to perform the activities associated with the detailed review. Verification that the functional, Code and Regulatory requirements contained in the associated specification have been correctly incorporated is the responsibility of the responsible engineer. The Design Supervisor (or his delegate) has the responsibility for the adequacy of the physical aspects, the QA and drawing quality aspects, and the maintainability aspects (which must meet with the concurrence of the SDE) of the design. III. GUIDELINES A. General The extent of the technical information to be reviewed in a specific vendor print may vary substantially depending upon the type of package under consideration, i.e., standard component drawing, pipe spool sheets, integrated systems drawings, etc. Although general guidelines which apply to most of the vendor prints are provided below, it may be necessary to identify which specific items are to be reviewed for a particular package, vendor, etc. It is recommended that the responsible engineer and the Design Supervisor assess the required effort for each package as soon as it is received. The responsible engineer and the Design Supervisor should keep in mind that checking should not extend into the details of the manufacturer's design. The Vendor is responsible for all manufacturing details of the equipment he is furnishing. Thus detailed dimensions and other information placed on the drawing for manufacturing use should be disregarded.


B. Functional Aspects Verify that the equipment(s) or system(s) comply with: The appropriate system description. The specific controls (assure that the appropriate disciplines review the details associated with their specific operational requirements). Specification requirements such as capacity, design pressure, flow, head, test requirements, special materials of construction, critical tolerances, etc.

Verify that associated utility services much as cooling fluid or air, lubricating fluid, instrument air, electric power, etc. are specified and comply with any specified values (assure that other disciplines review equivalent aspects in their scope). Review that drains are adequate. Review safety valve requirements. Verify that strainers are provided as specified and/or are required. Verify that adequate bypasses are provided. Review for specifics to the item.

C. Codes and Regulatory Requirements Review compliance with: Industry Codes and Standards. State and Local Codes. Federal, State and Local Regulatory Requirements (OSHA, NRC, EPA, etc.) Client Requirements.

D. Drawing Quality Aspects Review that: The title of the drawing (as listed for Vendor drawing file indexing, etc.) in descriptive of the system or equipment shown and refers to the project under consideration. The title used by the Vendor on his drawing may wall be inappropriate or confusing to the project. overall drawing is readable and suitable for microfilm reproduction.


if a revision is shown, the reason for the revision is properly stated (check with the previous issue if necessary). Notes, legends and tables are clear. Scale or scales are properly noted. Equipment numbers are marked to agree with flow diagrams. All material and equipment identified in the purchase order are included. Painting, finishing, lining or coating (and associated surface preparation for) are properly defined and/or comply with the specification. Adequate views and sections are given and marked correctly. Bill of Material is in agreement with the drawing. References to other drawings are clearly defined. Scope of other contractors is clearly defined.

E. Physical Interfaces Aspects Review that overall dimensional requirements have been complied with. Check that all the connections are properly identified including (but not limited to): Orientations. Labeled as to service. Rating and facing of each flange. Nozzle load and Pipe connection allowables. Review the completeness of the interface data for mounting or foundation attachments. Address aspects such an: Type of mountings or foundations. Bolt circles and their circumferential and vertical centerlines. Interface loads. Review the completeness of drains details (location, flow, fluid, etc.). Check that there is agreement with piping composite. Verify that the reference elevations, floors and platforms are correctly identified. Interface with other Vendors equipment, identification and controls. Interface with other disciplines. Pipe spools and Pipe supports.

GUIDELINES FOR VENDOR PRINT REVIEW Page 4 of 4 F. Maintainability Aspect Review that: The heaviest piece to be lifted is identified (empty and full weight). Vertical and/or horizontal clearance required for removal of component and its parts in specified. Equipment lifting lugs are provided. Adequate gratings, floors, ladders, are provided or equipment can be reached from existing or planned platform for ease of maintenance and/or operability Sufficient inspection door, ports, manways, etc., are provided Features provided for maintainability purpose comply with special OSHA and/or Client requirement (i.e., handrail design, etc.).