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SPECIFICATION FOR PIPING FABRICATION ERECTION AND INSTALLATION

CONTRACT TITLE: HYDRA – PK & SWP PROJECT EPC CONTRACT NO: 2007/B/PM/PRJ/1027 OWNER: BG EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION INDIA LIMITED EPIC CONTRACTOR: SWIBER OFFSHORE CONSTRUCTION Pte., Ltd..

EPC SUB-CONTRACTOR: CUEL LTD. DETAILED DESIGN: TECHNIP ENGINEERING THAILAND LTD.

Name Originator Manager Other1 (As Required) Other2 (As Required) Melvyn See

Reviewed & Approved Signature Company TET TET

Date 2-Jul-08 2-Jul-08

David Upson

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CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................. 4 1.1 Project Description ............................................................................................... 4 1.2 General ................................................................................................................. 4 1.3 Application of this document ................................................................................ 4 1.4 Supplier’s Responsibilities ................................................................................... 5 1.5 Sub-suppliers ....................................................................................................... 5 1.6 Definition of Terms ............................................................................................... 5 2. CODES AND STANDARDS ........................................................................................... 6 2.1 Codes, Standards and Regulations ..................................................................... 6 2.2 Order of Precedence ............................................................................................ 7 3. SCOPE OF WORK ......................................................................................................... 8 3.1 General ................................................................................................................. 8 3.2 Scope of Supply ................................................................................................... 8 4. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................ 9 4.1 General Requirement ........................................................................................... 9 4.2 Dimensions ........................................................................................................... 9 4.3 Documentation ..................................................................................................... 9 5. MATERIALS ................................................................................................................. 10 5.1 General Specification ......................................................................................... 10 5.2 Support and Miscellaneous ................................................................................ 10 5.3 Bolting................................................................................................................. 10 5.4 Gaskets .............................................................................................................. 10 5.5 Storage and Handling of Materials ..................................................................... 10

..................................................... 19 General Technical Notes ................................................ 19 Extent of NDT Coverage ....................................................... 19 11.................................. 11 6.................................. PRESSURE TESTING ....................................1 General .5 Scope.................... 19 Codes and Standards ....................................................... FABRICATION...... FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION FOR WELDING AND NDT................................................................................ 11 6............................................................ 15 9............. IDENTIFICATION AND RELEASE FOR DELIVERY.................... 18 11..................................................................... 12 6.................................................... 20 Technical Notes for Pipe Welding ..............................................................................................Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 3 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 6.... FABRICATION TOLERANCES ................................................................................................. 12 6...............................4 11...... CLEANING........3 Threaded and Socket Weld Piping ..3 11.............................................................................................................2 Flanging and Bolting ..................................... 25 13........................................................ 11 6.................................................... 16 10.. 12 7.........................6 Penetrations ..................................................7 Piping at Equipment ........4 Brazed Piping ...................................................................................1 11........... 21 12................5 Pipe Support............. 12 6............................ 14 8............................. 26 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11 6............................ PROTECTIVE COATING.......................................2 11............................................... INSTALLATION ....................................................

inspection. 1.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 1. testing. . India. The Panna Field is located 95 kilometres offshore northwest of Mumbai.2 General This specification identifies the general requirements for the fabrication. there will still be regions in the contract area which will not be drained by the existing platforms. Project Hydra aims to exploit the reserves from previously undrained areas of Panna field as well as to develop the newly discovered accumulations in South West Panna. 1. Over next couple of years. 1. PPA is bridge connected to PA wellhead platform. In the Panna-Mukta PSC. the development plans approved and executed so far has resulted in drilling of more than 25 infill wells in last two years and installation of two wellhead platforms (PH and PJ). a new 6 slot wellhead platform having water depth of 40 m approximately 8 km north-west of the Panna Processing Platform (PPA) • SWP. fittings and valves for this project. Panna & Mukta fields have eight well head platforms and a Processing Platform (PPA). However. a new 6 slot wellhead platform having water depth of 58 m approximately 12 km south-west of PPA. SW of main Panna field) The new wellhead platforms will be: • PK.3 Application of this document The scope of this document is limited to piping fabrication. This document shall not be used for any other purpose. project Hydra will include development of PK area (area in the main Panna field.1 INTRODUCTION Project Description 4 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Oil & Natural Gas Corporation ( ONGC). inspection and testing of piping materials. it is planned to drill a number of development wells from EPOD platforms and further infill wells in the field. coating. This specification covers all topside pipe work pertaining to this project except the following: • Piping in piping classes EP3N and EP6N. comprising topside piggable lines and pig launchers and receivers which are covered by pipeline specifications BGEP-WPMLB104-GENX-PL-10-003-0012-F and BGEP-WPML-B104-GENX-PL-10-003-0013-F. currently inaccessible from any of the well head platforms) and South West Panna (a small separate culmination. installation. • Instrument tubing downstream of the last piping block valve. PQ living quarter platform and PFP flare platform. as normally defined on the approved P&ID’s. The average water depth in the field is 47 Metres. In the current scope of work. Reliance Industries Ltd ( RIL) and BG Exploration and Production India Limited (BGEPIL) are joint operators of the Panna-Mukta offshore oil & gas production field situated in the Arabian Sea. off the west coast of India near Mumbai. erection and installation for this project.

6 Sub-suppliers Approval shall be obtained from the PURCHASER before any work is subcontracted. Definition of Terms PURCHASER SUPPLIER BG Exploration and Production India Limited (BGEPIL) Party who carries out scope of work of this specification .Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 1. design codes and standards. 1. inspection and testing.4 Supplier’s Responsibilities 5 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 The SUPPLIER shall be responsible for the complete fabrication. including full compliance with all applicable drawings.5 1. installation.

Standards and Statutory Regulations (where applicable): 1 API RP 14E Recommended Practice for Design & Installation of Offshore Production Platform Piping Materials Non-Destructive Examination Welding and Brazing Qualifications Pipe Threads. Valves.1 ASME B16. General Purpose (Inch) Metallic Gaskets for Pipe Flanges Process Piping Butt Weld Ends for Pipes.1 CODES AND STANDARDS Codes. Standards and Regulations 6 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 The piping shall be designed. manufactured and tested in accordance with the requirements of this specification and the latest edition of the following Codes.25 ASTM A283 10 ASTM A370 11 ASTM A435 12 AWS 13 ISO 15156 14 BGA-ENG-MATL-TS-0001 15 BGA-ENG-MATL-TS-0003 16 BGA-ENG-MATL-TS-007 17 BGA-ENG-MECH-TS-0012 . 2.3 ASME B16.20 ASME B31.20.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 2. Flanges & Fittings Carbon Steel Plates Standard Test Methods & Definitions for Mechanical Testing Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Plates Welding Handbook Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries – Materials for Use in the H2S Containing Environments in Oil and Gas Production Material Selection and Corrosion Control Piping in Sour Service Fabrication of Equipment and Piping Flange Joint Management. Cleaning and Pressure Testing 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ASME II ASME V ASME IX AMSE B1.

2 Order of Precedence 7 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 In case of conflict between this specification. All deviations from the requirements of this Specification. Should any conflict occur as a result of complying with the data sheets and specifications. the conflict shall be brought to the Purchaser’s attention for resolution and approval in writing. the most stringent requirements shall apply. other referenced specifications and the above Codes and Standards. In the absence of such a statement full compliance will be assumed. The order of precedence shall be as follows: • Purchase Order • Data Sheets • This Specification • Other referenced Project Specifications • Codes and Standards referred to within this Specification and its Attachments. . In all cases.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 2. its Attachments and the referenced Codes and Standards shall be advised to the Purchaser.

all PURCHASER coordination and guarantees as required and provision of certificates. not withstanding any omissions from this specification. . 3.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 3. 3. This specification covers all topside pipe work on this project except that in piping classes EP3N and EP6N and the Instrument tubing downstream of the last piping block valve. quality control records and as-built drawings. inspection and testing of the pipe work.1 SCOPE OF WORK General 8 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 The SUPPLIER shall be responsible for fabrication. installation.2 Scope of Supply The SUPPLIER shall furnish all labour. The SUPPLIER shall also supply the documentation required by this specification. as defined in the approved P&ID’s. materials and equipment necessary to perform the fabrication and installation.

welder qualification certificates. 4.2 Dimensions Dimensions shall be in mm and be related to the Platform datum or reference lines. with the sole exception of design pressure and design temperature. The SUPPLIER shall be responsible for compiling and handing over all material certificates. test and inspection records applicable to the completed work. mechanical clearance report.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 4. SI units shall be used.3 and API RP 14E. The SUPPLIER shall furnish these certificates/reports and relevant documents for the PURCHASER’s review and approval. Shop work shall not start until the relevant drawings and weld qualifications and procedures are received and approved by the PURCHASER. weld records. for which Psi and Fahrenheit shall be used. signed inspection and test plans. After construction. prior to the SUPPLIER proceeding with the work. are subject to inspection by the PURCHASER. installation and testing of pipe work shall conform to this Specification and ASME B31. The PURCHASER reserves the right to approve all material. 4. charts of weld heat treatments. installation check lists. . Weld procedures shall be accompanied by a weld procedure index and weld map for each line. All equipment used.3 Documentation The SUPPLIER shall comply with all the specifications. and materials used. 4. The SUPPLIER shall provide the PURCHASER with all weld qualifications and procedures and fabrication procedures for approval. tools and fabrication procedures.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS General Requirement 9 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Fabrication. the SUPPLIER shall supply project isometric drawings and P&ID’s annotated to show as-built information ie any change made to the pipe work design during fabrication and installation.

5. straps and such like.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 5.2 Support and Miscellaneous Material shall not be welded directly to process piping unless shown by PURCHASER’s drawings.4 Gaskets Gaskets shall be as per Piping Material Specification BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-0120010-D. tools. . 5. Valve Datasheets BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-07-012-0055-D. Specification for the Procurement of Valves BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0026-D and Specification for the Procurement of Pipe Fittings and Flanges BGEP-TETL-B104GENX-PI-10-012-0027-D. 5.5 Storage and Handling of Materials Carbon steel. The fabrication shop for stainless steel and duplex stainless steel shall be used exclusively for stainless and duplex stainless steel with no fabrication of any carbon steel being undertaken.1 MATERIALS General Specification 10 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Materials shall comply with the Piping Material Specification BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI10-012-0010-D. 5. stainless steel and duplex stainless steel shall be stored and handled separately. Carbon steel piping shall be fabricated in a separate fabrication shop to that used for stainless steel and duplex stainless steel.3 Bolting Bolting shall be as per Piping Material Specification BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-0120010-D. No carbon steel shall come in contact with stainless steel or duplex stainless steel including lifting devices. If the situation arises then prior approval of the PURCHASER shall be sought and shall note that the material welded directly to pressure retaining pipe work shall be of similar quality as the pipe work. crating. 5.

Piping design drawings and isometrics shall govern dimensions and materials. Flange bolts shall be tightened evenly and sequentially to impose equal pressure on the gasket and to avoid distortion or overstressing of equipment. . A3N. 6.2 Flanging and Bolting Flange boltholes shall straddle the established horizontal and vertical centrelines of the pipe except where connecting to equipment dictates otherwise and any deviation shall be shown on the piping design drawings and/or isometrics.1 FABRICATION General 11 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Piping shall be fabricated in accordance with the requirements of this Specification. E1N. All studs 1 inch diameter and larger shall be hydraulically tensioned. blinds and orifice flanges shall be purchased as “standard” and drilled and tapped at fabrication site during construction to accept jack screws. spacers. pipe shall be spaced approximately 1. Bolts shall be progressively tightened to full bolt torque using sequence tightening as per the gasket manufacturer’s recommendation. as per ASME B 31. and E4N. stud bolts shall be smeared with API thread compound containing molybdenum disulphide. Prior to installation. The use of gasket sealing compounds or sealing agents is prohibited except for anti-stick release agent. When socket weld fittings are used. Flange make up shall be made with clean new gaskets.55 mm away from the “bottom” of the socket. A8N. The requirements of this specification shall apply to shop and field fabrication and to piping within packaged units. The inside of each pipe spool shall be de-burred by Reaming. 6.3 Threaded and Socket Weld Piping Threaded or socket welded piping shall not be used in sour service including piping classes A1N. on that portion of the stud bolt. 6. Piping shall be prefabricated to the most practical extent onshore to minimise offshore fabrication or installation. which will be in the holes of the flanges and under the nut. A4N. with the piping codes and standards specified herein and under the individual material specification classes.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 6. However.3. PURCHASER-approved lubricants such as colloidal molybdenum disulphide shall be applied to all flange bolts before the joints are assembled. Threads shall be concentric with outside of pipe. Flanges used in conjunction with spectacle blinds. E2N. tapped and cleaned out. site verification shall be done by the SUPPLIER and the anomalies if any shall be brought to the notice of the PURCHASER’S representative.

Piping shall generally be supported as shown by the piping isometric drawings and pipe support drawings. dirt. Seal welding of threaded connections.6 Penetrations Final location and dimensional checks of the pipe penetrations are the responsibility of the SUPPLIER. mechanical stresses and vibrations. In locations where potentially severe vibration can occur. Deck or skid penetrations shall provide a minimum of 25 mm radial clearances around the piping. when specified. all small branch connections shall be braced by means of welded gussets or brackets in two (2) planes. 6. cover all threads and be done with electrodes not to exceed 3 mm in diameter. 6. pumps. 6. and Threaded connections shall be protected from oxidation during heat treatment and be gauge checked after welding or heat treatment. Thermo wells shall not be seal welded. oil and any other foreign matter. shall include the first block valve. Flux paste is to be evenly spread over the joint. Piping shall not sit directly on pipe supports without use of neoprene pads. while allowing for thermal and structural movement. all threads of the pipe and fitting shall be thoroughly cleaned of cuttings. The male threads shall be coated with thread sealant and the piping made up sufficiently for the threads to full thread engagement. Forces transmitted to equipment at tie-in points shall be within the recommended limits. Immediately before erection of piping. and in high velocity streams.4 Brazed Piping Brazing temperatures shall be achieved as quickly as possible using a suitably sized torch.7 Piping at Equipment Equipment shall not be used to anchor piping. All open deck drain cups shall be properly covered with suitable hinged caps in order to restrict the blockage due to debris and unwanted mud/dirt. . All pipes in hazardous service shall have shoes or alternatively wear pads with thickness same as pipe (minimum) between the pipe and support when the pipe would otherwise be resting directly on the support steel. The inside of brazed fittings and the outside of the associated tube shall be cleaned with sand paper.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: Seal welding is required as follows: a) b) c) d) Date: 2-Jul-08 12 of 26 All services which are subject to vibrations (such as lines to/from reciprocating pumps etc). pressure relief valves.5 Pipe Support Piping shall be suitably supported to prevent sagging. such as near control valves. e) 6.

Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 13 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Piping connected to rotating equipment shall be supported to minimise the transmission of vibrations from the machines. they shall be eccentric and installed flat side down. Piping connections to exchangers shall be properly aligned to allow for hot and cold service and to limit the stress on exchanger nozzles to be within allowable levels. . unless otherwise shown by the relevant piping isometric drawing. Where reducers are required on suction lines. Pump suction lines in which vapours may be present shall be inclined with sufficient slopes so that the vapour may flow to the vessel or tank attached to the suction line. Clearances shall permit installation of blind flanges against block valves when the service is hazardous and permit the removal of the pump wet end without removing the remainder of the pump. Piping at pumps shall be supported so that equipment can be dismantled or removed with a minimum number of temporary supports and without dismantling valves and piping other than the spool that connects to the pump.

E2N. Small residual deviations remaining after heat treatment may only be corrected by cold straightening. Flange alignment for piping connected to rotating machinery must not cause machine-todriver misalignment to exceed the equipment manufacturer’s tolerances. A8N.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 7. A3N. Material which has been locally stress-relieved shall be rechecked for tolerances in accordance with the drawings. and E4N will not be approved. E1N. . FABRICATION TOLERANCES 14 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Dimensional tolerances shown below shall apply to in-line items and connections or branches for other lines. except for non-pressure attachments. Cold straightening or cold bending of piping in sour service including piping in classes A1N. will not be approved. Also hot straightening after heat treatment. A4N.

testing of piping and application of protective coating. IDENTIFICATION AND RELEASE FOR DELIVERY 15 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Piece marking of prefabricated piping for identification during installation shall be the responsibility of the SUPPLIER. identification numbers shall be stencilled in several places along the length of each spool.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 8. After inspection. Marking paint or ink containing harmful metal salts such as zinc. Stamping of identification on pipe or flanges is not permitted. . lead or copper shall NOT be used to mark piping. Piece marks shall bear the line number with a suffix painted or tagged on each piece.

The SUPPLIER shall take all possible care to avoid contamination of stainless steel materials. with alignment checks made with and without pipe in order to prove piping does not effect alignment. Valves and special items shall also be covered to prevent entry of moisture or foreign matter. standard or recommended practice. Installation of piping shall be scheduled so that no undue strain will be inflicted on equipment due to lack of support. Piping shall be made. All lines shall be installed true and plumb except where specifically noted on the drawings. Construction supports required during installation shall be provided by the SUPPLIER and shall be clearly marked by the SUPPLIER for removal before commissioning. Piping installation includes the supply and installation of supports shown in the drawings and piping schedules together with any additional supports necessary to adequately and properly secure the piping. . dead weight or misalignment. the inside of the pipe shall be inspected by the SUPPLIER to ensure that all foreign matter has been removed. Austenitic stainless steel pipe and fittings and all valves and special items shall be stored out of contact with the ground. No heating or bending may be done except by using the PURCHASER’s approved procedures. If any piping does not meet alignment checks. Before installing pre-fabricated piping. the SUPPLIER shall cut and refit that pipe. Field modification of prefabricated piping shall be performed in strict accordance with this specification and the applicable codes. and re-made at all rotating equipment connecting points. Where required. Tack welded fit-ups lacking a completed root pass at the cessation of a work period shall be covered at the seam with polyethylene tape. All weld burrs and all foreign matter shall be removed from the piping prior to closure. INSTALLATION 16 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Piping shall be installed in accordance with the piping drawings and P&ID’s. they shall be protected against entry of foreign matter by reinstalling shipping protector caps and covers or other suitable means. Stainless steel materials shall be lifted with nylon or other approved slings. Under no circumstances shall chains or wire ropes be used.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 9. Flange bolts shall be tightened evenly and sequentially to avoid distortion or overstressing of equipment. field welds shall be used when installing pipe to equipment. Pipe shall be installed beginning at the equipment connection then moving away as the piping is assembled. broken. which are free from dirt or ferritic particles. At all times when piping fabrication or installation is not in progress and at other times when openings in pipe work are not required to be left exposed.

They may be attached to pipes prior to installation provided that when the pipe is installed the shoes and cradles are central over the pipe supports. Temporary strainers. when installed.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 17 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Shoes and cradles shall preferably be located and attached to the pipe work after the line has been installed. orifice plates and other instrument items shall be installed in the correct flow direction. Mono directional valves such as non-return valves and globe valves. blind flanges and the like shall be properly installed in the location and orientation shown in the drawings. To prevent damage to valve seal and seat surfaces. valves. slip-plates. special piping items. . Piping shall not be connected to a valve of any description unless the joints can be made without inducing stress in either the valve or the pipe work. shall be left in the following positions: Ball and plug valves Globe and gate valves Fully open Fully closed Valves shall be installed with spindle/actuator orientation/position shown in the layout drawings.

Special cleaning procedures may be required for specific services. paint and any other foreign matter. cleaning and protection during shipment and handling. If the pipe is not immediately installed and is to be stored or barged to the platforms. dirt or other foreign matter.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 10. assembly ends shall be protected for handling and shipment. The SUPPLIER shall furnish all materials for field flushing. . CLEANING 18 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 After installation. After fabrication and cleaning. each line shall be thoroughly cleaned to remove all moisture and loose scale. all ends and openings shall be sealed in a suitable and approved method so as to prevent the entrance of moisture. sand.

11. Internal line up clamping shall be used for welding piping 6” nominal diameter and above. For carbon steel. and supplement available at the time of bidding will be used. ASME Sec. from openings. These requirements cover welding done at SUPPLIER’s fabrication plant. Consumables for material conforming to NACE requirements shall have physical. or field installation. SUPPLIER’s Yard. The PURCHASER shall approve all consumables including brands. chemical. addenda. reinforcements. branch welds. The latest edition. 19 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION FOR WELDING AND NDT 11. PURCHASER reserves the right to specify additional requirements such as radiography. . fatigue and corrosion resistance properties comparable to base metal. Welded joints. ultrasonic inspection or PWHT in case of deviation. the maximum level of nickel in deposit weld metal shall be 1%.3 ASME Sec.1 Scope This specification supplements the referenced codes which apply to all piping welding. IX ASME B 31.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 11. including longitudinal and circumferential joints shall not be placed within the greater of 50mm or three (3) times pressure component wall thickness.3 General Technical Notes Low hydrogen electrodes shall be used for welding and shall be capable of achieving a maximum hydrogen level of less than 5ml/100gm weld metal. Test results shall include chemical. physical (including impact) and corrosion resistance (if welding material with NACE Requirement). Any part of any other non-listed code referred to in these listed codes as augmentation is to be considered applicable. Manufacturer’s batch test certificate shall be submitted for each batch of consumables used. V ASME Sec. II Part C ISO 15156 BGA-ENG-MATL-TS-0001 BGA-ENG-MATL-TS-0003 BGA-ENG-MATL-TS-007 BGA-ENG-MECH-TS-0012 11. supports and any other attachment.2 Codes and Standards The following Codes and BG Standards shall be the minimum acceptable codes and standards for welding and inspection. either onshore or offshore.

magnetic particle test or dye penetrant test shall be carried out. 5 % of welds for sour service lines shall be hardness tested. Magnetic Particle Test shall be carried out on all socket welds. radiography and other types of examination shall be as per ANSI B 31.4 Extent of NDT Coverage Extent of NDT coverage shall be as follows: All welds shall be subject to 100% visual inspection. Welds selected for radiography shall be fully examined by MPI/DPI.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 11. PG. Random radiography shall be performed on one weld in each 10 welds on the following: a) Potable water (fluid code WP) b) Diesel (fluid code DF) 25% RADIOGRAPHY shall be performed on the following: a) Vent gas (fluid code VL) b) Closed Drain (fluid code CD) c) Open Drain (fluid code OD) d) Chemicals (fluid code CI) 100% RADIOGRAPHY shall be performed for the following: a) Crude oil b) Fuel gas c) Process gas d) Production flow lines (well fluid) e) Piping which is ASME class 900# f) All hydrocarbon lines (fluid codes PF. equipment and personnel shall be subject to PURCHASER approval. The extent of inspection shall remain same as for radiography. Joints shall be stress relieved if measured hardness is not as per ISO 15156. Date: 2-Jul-08 20 of 26 For fillet welds and brazed joints where carrying out radiography is not possible.3 with the following modifications: Orifice flange butt-welds shall be internally ground smooth and flush. PL) All the lines which are stress relieved or are ASME class 900# or are in sour service shall be fully radiographed (100%). V Acceptance criteria based on visual. Acceptance criteria shall be as per ISO 15156. . (Socket welds are not permissible for piping in sour service). Radiographic Procedure shall be as per ANSI B 31. Hardness testing method.3 / ASME Sec.

Oxy-acetylene cutting torches shall not be used for pre-heating. to which it is welded. including any hardened zone beneath the strike. Reinforcing pads shall be added only after external and internal visual inspection of the attachment. process. Weep holes shall be plugged after welds of pads and testing is complete. pipe shall be space approximately 1. 11. Only welding equipment that is in good working condition and that is properly grounded shall be used. when welders are exposed to inclement conditions. Figure 328. Coupling or other weld-on type branch connection shall be located as least 80 mm away from the nearest adjacent weld joint.3 shall govern the geometry of all taper boring and bevelling. .4. by more than 3 mm (total bore diameter). Branch connections shall be joined to their headers with full penetration welds. When socket weld fittings or valves are used. or as per manufacturer’s recommendation. Any such repair shall be visually and magnetic particle or dye penetrant inspected. Reinforcing pads shall be provided with 6 mm tapped weep hole. Arc strikes should be made in the weld groove. Piping requiring special cleaning as shown in the drawings shall have the root pass deposited by the gas tungsten arc process. Certification shall be valid for 6 (six) month periods.5 Technical Notes for Pipe Welding Circumferential welds on pipes shall be staggered at least four times the pipe wall thickness or 25 mm apart. welder’s name. the thicker member shall be bored. welder number. whichever is greater.6 mm to avoid “bottoming” which could result in excessive welds stress. All welding machines shall be calibrated prior to commencement of fabrication and calibration certificates shall be available for audit by the PURCHASER. back-ups rings or chill rings shall not be used. If the bore of the pipe is different from the bore of fittings or flanges. Grounding of Equipment • • Each welding machine shall be individually grounded to the platform or portion of the platform being welded No machine shall be grounded to floating equipment during welding on the platform. Backing rings. Arc strikes on the surface of the base metal shall be removed by grinding. snow or high wind velocities. position and diameters qualified and the PURCHASER’s representative’s signature. All welders working on the project shall wear identification cards made at SUPPLIER’s cost which shall contain photograph.3 of ASME B 31. Welding shall not be performed when surfaces are wet or exposed to rain. taper bored or ground smooth to match the specified bore.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 21 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Those field welded joints which cannot be hydro tested due to unavoidable reason shall always be 100% radiographed. or when conditions prevent required inspections. The backside of the root pass shall be purged with inert gas.

Weld Procedures and Documentation Weld procedures shall be qualified as per ASME B 31. . No weld is to be cooled by quenching or by any means other than air. A welding summary recording progress of all welding shall be prepared by the SUPPLIER daily. Acceptance criteria shall be as per ASME B 31. IX / ANSI B 31. the prefabricated pipe shall be cut off 150 mm longer than the dimensions shown on the pipe fabrication drawings to allow for modification then precise fit-up in place. For each welding process.2. Field Welding Where field welds are designated. A welder shall not be permitted to weld on pipe work or attachments to pipe work unless qualified to the procedure in use and the documentary evidence has been sighted by the PURCHASER’s representative. by the SUPPLIER. The SUPPLIER shall not commence welding until appropriately qualified welding procedures have been accepted by the PURCHASER’s representative. In addition to the above requirement. Welder Qualification Welders and welding procedures shall be qualified as ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section IX.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 22 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Welder shall be supplied with tempil stick – thermal crayons.3 and ASME Code Section IX. No weld shall be coated or hydro tested before it has been inspected and accepted.3 and ASME Section IX. Mechanical testing of Test coupons for piping shall conform to the requirements of ASME Sec. Marking of the location of field welds on the drawings will be the responsibility of the SUPPLIER. NDT procedures shall be performed as per ASME Section V. Additional field fit welds may be included in a spool by the SUPPLIER for those locations which may have restricted site access or for those spools which may otherwise be cumbersome for transportation. hardness testing shall be performed on each test coupon. This record shall be available for audit by the PURCHASER’s representative. Qualification of production welds is not permitted. A welding procedures record shall be prepared by the SUPPLIER prior to the start of welding and shall be available or review by the PURCHASER.2. The SUPPLIER’s Welding Supervisor shall check daily and record machine settings for each weld procedure used during welding activities.3. so that welders and inspector can check and control the temperature of weldment. Charpy Impact Testing of Carbon Steel Pipe work shall be performed in accordance with ASME B 31.3 Table 323. the welding procedures shall specify all equipment settings.

.3. Mechanical defects such as scratches and gouges may be ground smooth provided the depth of the defect does not exceed 10% of the nominal wall thickness of the pipe. whichever is lesser. sand and other foreign materials. over and above that which would normally be required or specified in the drawings for that pipe work and the same shall be charged to the SUPPLIER’s account. Welds not identified and recorded. where defects requiring repair are located by this inspection. It will be the SUPPLIER’s responsibility to prove that the welds conform to the applicable Specification. If a welder fails to qualify. Dents or grooves whose depth is greater than 10% of the nominal pipe wall thickness shall be removed by cutting out and replacing that length of pipe in which the defect occurs. The minimum length of a cut-out shall be four times the nominal diameter or 150 mm. it shall be brought to the notice of the PURCHASER. then at the discretion of the PURCHASER’s representative. The PURCHASER may request a retest of any welder at any time and from time to time during the work. Exposed machined and threaded surfaces shall be protected from oxidation during heat treatment. including labour and laboratory testing associated with welder qualification tests and retests. or welded by unqualified welders. A test certified amp/volt tong tester shall be available at the SUPPLIER’s establishment at all times. Internal weld metal projecting into the pipe on weld neck orifice flanges shall be removed and ground smooth with the pipe. NDT prior to PWHT performed in addition to mandatory NDT following PWHT shall be at the discretion of the SUPPLIER. Repair of weld defects shall be made using the approved welding procedure. shall automatically be rejected. However. all non-installed welds completed by that welder shall be examined by additional radiographic tests. Repairs If the PURCHASER’s representative considers a weld to be grossly defective. All welds requiring PWHT shall have the required NDT carried out after the PWHT. it shall be cut out and the joint re-welded and all costs associated therewith shall be the SUPPLIER’s responsibility. weld spatter. Cleaning of pipe work after fabrication and heat treatment shall be performed externally and internally to remove all loose scale. Heat Treatment Preheat and post-weld heat treatment (PWHT) shall be in accordance with ASME B 31. The SUPPLIER shall be responsible for all costs.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 23 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Tack welds shall be made by a qualified welder using the same type of electrode as is used for the root pass. Qualification test welds shall be made on test coupons prepared in accordance with the relevant standard. The PURCHASER’s representative shall be advised in advance that the SUPPLIER’s conducting welder qualification to enable auditing by PURCHASER’s representitive of test facilities. The method and equipment used in heat treatment shall be subject to approval by the PURCHASER and its Inspector.

For each weld found to be defective. the SUPPLIER shall identify the piping as having received PWHT. The method of identification shall be recorded on the as-built isometric and P&ID together with the other recorded information.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 24 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 After final heat treatment. Weld repairs shall be re-examined by the same method used to detect the original defect. two additional welds made by the same welder who produced the defective weld will be subjected to radiographic examination. Because of the limited sensitivity of gamma radiography when used with heavy wall pipe. Inspection. A legible heat treatment chart shall be provided to the PURCHASER. A record shall be kept by the SUPPLIER of the quality and extent of each welder’s work. the holding temperature and time and rate of decrease of temperature. in addition to radiographic requirements. Radiographic Examination At least one of each type and position of weld made by each welder will be examined. Radiography is not required for the welds on slip-on flanges or socket welds or seal welds. Ultrasonic Examination Ultrasonic examination may be employed where the material thickness and degree of defect are such that determination is not possible by any other method. . all welds in material over 19 mm thick shall. The extent of inspection shall be the same as for radiography. Welds that cannot be radiographed because of their location will be examined by ultrasonic. These additional examinations will be made immediately after the defective weld is found and are in addition to the minimum examination requirements for the line class as specified in the drawings or specifications. This chart must show the rate of increase of temperature. be 100% ultrasonically tested. The procedure used and criteria of acceptance shall be based on the recommendations of ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section V. Examination and Testing Destructive tests required by this Specification shall be performed by an accepted thirdparty laboratory. liquid penetrant or magnetic particle method as applicable.

subject to review and approval by the PURCHASER. Rotating machinery shall be hydrotested by the machinery vendor and need not be retested. Following hydrotest. . Shop hydrotesting is not required for shop fabricated pipe where the pipe is to be field hydrotested.3 and the appropriate piping specification class chart or piping isometric drawing. all lines shall be drained. treated with biodegradable. PRESSURE TESTING 25 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Hydrostatic testing shall be performed in accordance with ASME B 31. Stainless steel piping and equipment must be tested with demineralised water containing less than 50 ppm chlorides.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 12. Piping shall be flushed prior to hydrotesting. The following shall be removed or isolated from the piping system prior to hydrotest (and reinstated after hydrotest is complete): • • • • Relief valves and bursting disks Self contained regulators and control valves Expansion joints Instruments All items shall be included for leak testing. SUPPLIER’s flushing procedure may be used. The fluid used for pressure testing shall be fresh water. environmentally safe corrosion inhibiting solution. blown and dried.

.Document Number: BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-PI-10-012-0023-D Rev: 0 Page: 13. PROTECTIVE COATING 26 of 26 Date: 2-Jul-08 Protective coating shall be applied in accordance with the project coating specification BGEP-TETL-B104-GENX-MT-10-0012-001-D and the piping isometric drawings.