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GENERAL SPECIFICATION

OFFSHORE PLATFORMS

OFFSHORE STRUCTURES CONSTRUCTION

08833.STR.MET.SPC
Rev. 5 December 2001

ENGINEERING COMPANY STANDARD
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PREFAZIONE
Rev. 0 December 1992 Total pages n. 107 Issue Rev.1 February 1993 Modify sheets 37, 38, 44, 45, 79, 91, 101 Rev.2 September 1993 Total pages n. 107 Modify sheets 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 81 Rev.3 December 1993 Total pages n. 120 RINA comments are included. General revision. Rev.4 October 1995 Total pages n. 120 General revision. Rev.5 December 2001 Total pages n. 89 Steels with yield strength of 460MPa and steels fabricated with thermomechanical rolling process are considered, check of congruence with specification 08832 STR-MME-SPC Rev.7 has been carried out, extension has been done for offshore welds and sea fastening, standard AWS D1.1/2000 has been considered, a dedicated section for impact test has been included in order to take into account recommendations of draft committee for revision of ISO 13819-2, reference has been done to European standards EN462 and EN970, PWHT applicability criteria has been review, specification has been review and simplify where possible.

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CONTENTS 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 7 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 GENERAL SCOPE OF THE WORK APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS TERMS AND DEFINITIONS REPORTING STRUCTURAL CLASSES AND TYPICAL ELEMENTS MATERIALS WELDING GENERAL DEFINITIONS WELD CLASS WELDING PROCESSES CONSUMABLES STORAGE AND HANDLING OF CONSUMABLES INITIAL DOCUMENTATION WELDING BOOK WELDING PROCEDURES GENERAL WELDING PROCEDURE SPECIFICATIONS QUALIFICATION OF WELDING PROCEDURES (WPAR) QUALIFIED PRINCIPAL POSITIONS VALIDITY OF WELDING PROCEDURES (ESSENTIAL VARIABLES) TESTING SPECIAL TESTS WELDERS AND WELDING OPERATORS GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS RETESTS PRODUCTION WELDS GENERAL WELDING SEQUENCES TEMPERATURE REPAIRS CLOSURE WELDS STRESS RELIEVING POST WELD HEAT TREATMENT PRODUCTION TESTING COUPONS WELDING PARAMETER CHECKING FABRICATION GENERAL FORMING WELDED ATTACHMENTS SITE ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES MANUFACTURED AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FINISHING OF SURFACES RAT HOLES BOLTED CONNECTIONS PREFABRICATED ITEMS TOLERANCES FABRICATED TUBULARS, NODES AND CONES ROLLED OR FABRICATED BEAM STIFFENED PLATE PANELS OTHER FABRICATION DETAILS 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 10 11 13 14 16 16 17 18 18 18 21 24 26 26 27 28 29 29 33 33 34 36 37 39 40 42 42 42 45 45 46 46 46 47 48 48 50 51 52

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FINAL FABRICATION TOLERANCES POSITION OF NODES JACKET LEGS HORIZONTAL AND DIAGONAL MEMBERS STRAIGHTNESS JACKET CENTERING GUIDE TUBES JACKET SLEEVES AND SHEAR PLATES DECK PLANS PILES BUOYANCY TANKS CONDUCTORS J TUBES SUPPORTS CAISSON / RISER / J-TUBES ANODES HANDRAILS WALKWAYS, LANDINGS AND STAIRWAYS TEMPLATE DOCKING PILES CENTRING SYSTEM INSPECTION OF WELDMENTS GENERAL DEFINITIONS REFERENCE STANDARDS METHODS OF NDT EXTENT OF NDT EDGE INSPECTION QUALIFICATION OF NDT PROCEDURES QUALIFICATION OF NDT PERSONNEL VISUAL INSPECTION EXECUTION RADIOGRAPHIC TESTING EXECUTION ULTRASONIC TESTING EXECUTION MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION EXECUTION STANDARDS OF ACCEPTABILITY REPORTS TESTING OF FIELD INSTALLED COMPONENTS PREASSEMBLY TESTING RISER PNEUMATIC TESTING PNEUMATIC TESTING OF BUOYANCY TANKS AND JACKET LEGS TESTING OF BALLASTING AND GROUTING SYSTEMS TESTING OF PACKERS SYSTEM APPENDIX 1: STRUCTURAL CLASSES APPENDIX 2: FIGURES

1 GENERAL SCOPE OF THE WORK 08833.1 / 2000. 288 "Specification and approval of welding procedures for metallic material" (Para.Eni S.2 1. 9).S. Designing and Constructing Fixed Offshore Platforms". construction and installation of steel fixed off-shore platform". 1.Image quality of radiograph -Image quality indicators".MET. 1.).2.p. Manual of Steel Construction.1 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS Referred Codes For items not specially covered by this specification. the latest editions (at the time of contract award) of the following codes in the order shown below shall be used:  American Welding Society (A.SPC Rev. 970 "Non-Destructive examination of fusion welds -Visual .  RINA "List of products approved by RINA according to sections G and H to the rules". 3) 5500 "Specification for unfired fusion welded pressure vessel" local out roundness (Para. Structural Welding Code D1.  API RP 2A "Recommended Practice for Planning. 3).2 Referred Norms The following norms are referred to in this specification: BSI BSI BSI EN 709 "Methods of destructive testing fusion welded pressure vessel" welding procedures (Para. 462 "Non-Desstructive testing .  Consumable Classification from Institutes members of the IACS International Association Classification.). 5 December 2001 Pag.A. (Para. 10025 "Hot rolled products of non-alloy structural steels and their technical delivery conditions" production weld (Para. 5). wires and fluxes. This specification contains general requirements: construction drawings shall prevail over this specification. 473 "General principles for qualification and certification of NDT personnel".STR. Specification for electrodes.  American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC). 5 di 89 This specification covers the minimum requirements for fabrication and construction of jackets.W.W.S. 9) 287 "Approval testing of welders-Fusion welding-Part1" (Para 5). Divisione Agip 1 1.  American Welding Society (A.  EEMUA 158 "Construction specification for fixed offshore structures".2. 7) 6072 "Method for magnetic particle flaw detection" NDT (Para. decks and modules of the offshore platforms of ENI Division AGIP spa.  RINA "Guide for design.

Assembly sequence drawings and temporary support drawings are considered fabrication drawings As built Drawings: fabrication drawings.STR. .2. on which are reported all the information on how the construction has been actually built.procedures.MET. Sub-CONTRACTOR: SUPPLIER: EXAMINER or APPROVED BODY: 1. equipment and NDT personnel.3. 10163 "Delivery requirements for surface condition of hot rolled steel plates and sections" EN API 10045 "Charpy impact test on metallic materials". 7. Standard 1104 NDT (Para. Construction Drawings: drawings issued by Client and developed to a detail level that may change from project to project. depending on Contractor scope of work.SPC Rev.2 Definitions and abbreviations Shall/Is to be: is used where a provision is mandatory. The Company responsible for the fabrication and construction who has awarded the contract from Client.procedures. May: is used where a provision is completely discretionary. Should: is used where a provision is advisory but preferred. 1.1 Parties Involved CLIENT: CONTRACTOR ENI Division AGIP or its Authorised Representative. Person or Society. 1.Eni S. issued by Contractor. 3) RP2X "Reccomended practice for ultrasonic examination of offshore structural fabrication and guidelines for qualification of ultrasonic technicians". 5 December 2001 Pag.p.3 Associated Specifications AGIP 08832-STR-MME-SPC "Purchase of offshore structural steel" Rev. . 6 di 89 examination". Construction drawings together with other specifications define the necessary Contractor information for fabrication drawings built up and relevant engineering detail. accepted by the Client. Charpy-V Specimen (Para.3.3 TERMS AND DEFINITIONS The following definitions are given for terms contained in this specification. The Company who receives the purchase order for supplying of materials or equipment. The Company Sub-Contractor to Contractor. approved by Client. 1. 9) Materials which shall be certified by Certifying Authority shall be in accordance with the relevant codes of the Certifying Authority.A. committed to certify: . Divisione Agip 08833. materials and welding operators. Fabrication Drawings: drawings issued by Contractor that contain all the necessary information required to fabricate items at shop and yard level.

at least. temporary ladders. 1.). Rm: tensile strength. but includes those items.4 and 6. Divisione Agip 08833. t: thikness NDT: Non Destructive Test.p.4 REPORTING Reports required throughout this specification shall conform to the applicable Contractor guarantee quality formats which shall contain. sea fatening etc.A. the information listed in the relevant paragraphs of this specification. This classification does not consider structural elements that are removed after platform installation (platform for lifting lugs.6 MATERIALS All building steel to be used shall comply with ENI Division AGIP 08832-STR-MME-SPC rev. Ry: minimum specified yield strength.5 STRUCTURAL CLASSES AND TYPICAL ELEMENTS For the scope of this document the structural elements of the off-shore installations are subdivided in classes. The definition of the structural classes is reported in Appendix 1 with the definition of structural element class for typical jackets.STR. Construction: assembly of several items carried out at yard. lifting aids. ecc). Construction drawings may indicate specific informations about structural element class. generally they are welds made on diagonal tubulars after row roll-up.MET. Fabrication: built-up of single item.5 of standard EEMUA 158. na: not applicable. 1. 1.Eni S. Insert: structural element part with the same diagonal dimension section in which it is fitted. Structural Element Class: level of importance of each structural element due to its loading condition and with respect to the overall integrity of the platform. although removed.SPC Rev. they are fundamental (buoyancy tanks. Materials substitution and handling shall be in accordance with sections 3. Ambiguous cases relevant to structural element class shall be cleared by Client. . 5 December 2001 Pag. 7 di 89 Assembly sequence drawings and temporary support drawings need no to be issued in "as-built" version. generally executed in a shop. nr: not required. Closure weld: welds on tubulars with inside diameter of 600 mm or greater without back gouging. except that all attachments left onto the structure shall be reported on as built drawings. decks and modules structural elements.7 requirements.

Q&T: 2. Divisione Agip 2 2.p. out of closure welds. consisting of three (3) specimens in weld centreline. for a total of 9 specimens. mechanical characteristics. may be used upon Client's approval only.4. consisting of three (3) groups of three (3) specimens each from the following lines: fusion line (FL= 50% WM and 50% HAZ). self shielding flux cored arc welding. and in accordance with paragraph 3.7. of which they maintain the same name. FL plus 2mm. KCV set in WM: Charpy V test set. NDT type and percentage.MET. welding procedure qualification record.SPC Rev.1 WELDING GENERAL 08833. welding procedure specification. 5 December 2001 Pag. gas shielding flux cored arc welding. KCV set in HAZ:Charpy V test set. . weld metal. Steel backing strips. submerged arc welding (using automatic equipment). 8 di 89 All structural welding shall be in accordance with the requirements of this specification. gas metal arc welding. FL plus 5mm. corresponding to the structural element classes. heat affected zone. Different requirements on applicable welding processes. gas tungsten arc welding (using manual equipment).A. TM: thermomechanically controlled rolled (base material): thermomechanical rolling process carried out with a rigid control of both plate temperature and rolling grade. defects acceptability combinations are defined for each weld class.3 WELD CLASS The welds to be executed are grouped in classes.STR. quenched and tempered (base material).Eni S. 2. fusion line.2 DEFINITIONS The following definitions are used: SMAW: SAW: GTAW: GMAW: GSFCAW: SSFCAW: WPS: WPQR: HAZ: WM: FL: shielded metal arc welding (using manual equipment). In welded joints between elements of different structural classes the higher structural element class shall govern.

SPC Rev.1. Divisione Agip 2.Eni S.1: JOINT TYPE AND WELD CLASS Structural element class = Weld class a Butt 1 run st b c d e GS/SSFCAW (1) SAW SMAW GS/SSFCAW (1) GTAW SMAW SAW SMAW GSFCAW (1) GTAW SMAW SAW SMAW GS/SSFCAW (1) SAW T butt 1 run Fillet st SMAW GS/SSFCAW GMAW SAW SMAW GSFCAW Closure 1 run Seal st na SAW SMAW GS/SSFCAW GMAW SMAW SMAW GSFCAW GS/SSFCAW GTAW SMAW SMAW GS/SSFCAW GMAW Note 1: not applicable for steels with minimum specify yield strength of 460MPa. the consumables. straight polarity. First run on principal tubulars longitudinal double side welds may be carried out by GMAW process providing it is completed removed prior to back passes are executed.4. TABLE 2. In this case full details about the process. 2. horizontal position for fillet weld only. the NDT techniques. flat position in general. Welding processes for structural classes of components are listed in table 2. .4.A. Other welding processes could be employed under Client approval. All welding fabrication of structures shall be accomplished with low hydrogen processes. except vertical down. 9 di 89 The approval is to be obtained prior the use of the process in production begins. The use of "narrow gap" welding processes are permitted only upon Client's approval.STR. horizontal position for fillet weld only and with "spray arc" technique.p.MET.4 2. 5 December 2001 Pag. flat position in general.2 Restrictions of Welding Processes The following procedures require the following positions: SMAW: SAW: GMAW: all positions. the relevant applications and the previous experience are to be documented. The use of GTAW shall be limited to the first passes where second side is not accessible.1 WELDING PROCESSES Acceptable Welding Processes 08833. GTAW shall be utilized only with direct current.

according to the reference code or specification.A. . use of ceramic inserts.MET. Electrodes classified conform to other specifications or codes are accepted provided correspondence and in that case the WPQ has in the name anessential variable All electrodes. shall be marked. b. Welding procedures shall not exceed the following limits: SMAW: SAW: GTAW: GSFCAW: SSFCAW: ALL: for heat input exceeding 3 kJ/mm. under Client's approval only. 5 December 2001 Pag. Electrodes classification shall conform to AWS. The use of filler metals giving a low diffusible hydrogen deposit (less than 5 cm³ per 100g of weld deposit.SPC Rev. when adequate environmental shielding is not provided. 10 di 89 GS/SSFCAW: all positions (except the vertical down for class "e" structures only). Divisione Agip 08833. for heat input exceeding 5 kJ/mm. welding on materials less than 30mm thickness with a heat input exceeding 3 kJ/mm.1. Consumables to be used for welded joints between steels having different yield strength shall be those applicable to the higher strength steel.) is compulsory when one of the following conditions is fulfilled:  welds in classes "a. or humidity equal to 0.p. carried out with mercury measurement method. Electrodes in sealed boxes shall have the hydrogen level certified. bead width exceeding 16mm or 4 times the core wire diameter. 2. c". single-pass fillet welds (other than by submerged arc) with a leg length greater than 7mm. for heat inputs exceeding 1.5 CONSUMABLES The use of consumables is subject to meeting the welding procedure qualification requirements.5 kJ/mm. with weave beads.  weld thickness greater than 10mm.2% of the weld metal weight. when adequate environmental shielding is not provided. square edge butt welds greater than 8mm thickness. welding on second side of a joint without back gouging except for SAW procedures using the punch-through technique. after a documented experience is furnished to Client's satisfaction. heat input greater than 3 kJ/mm for steels with minimum specify yield strength of 460Mpa. without the voltage and wire-feed speed are set and locked. according to AWS D1.STR. vertical up.  Specified Minimum Yield Strength of one of the parts to be joined equal to or greater than 275MPa. for heat input exceeding 3 KJ/mm.Eni S. Consumables to be used shall have chemical composition similar to and have a yield strength not lower than the base material.

STR.29 (class E81T1-Ni1-Ni2). 2. Gas mixture normally used is that with 80% Ar and 20% CO2.99% and a dew point not higher than 45°C below zero. 2.A. E8016-C3.MET. Divisione Agip 2. ER 70S3. Argon and Helium are to have a purity grade not lower than 99.5 classification E7015-A1. E9018-M and AWS A5.18 (classes ER 70S2. 2. Processes with 100% CO2 are not allowed. Heaters for CO2 are to be used. Gases are to be supplied in bottles where type is to be clearly indicated. Other type of gas mixture may be applied after Client approval. .8% and a dew point not higher than 45°C below zero.p.20 (classes E70/71-T6 E70/71-T8) and AWS A 5. Fixed distribution networks are to be clearly identified in their content.5.6 STORAGE AND HANDLING OF CONSUMABLES All consumables shall be supplied in sealed moisture proof containers capable of maintaining the consumables free from moisture for at least six months. E7018-A1. E7016. ER 70S6.17 classification F6XXEXXX or F7XX-EXXX or F6XX-EXXX or AWS specification A5.6 Gases CO2 is to have a purity grade not lower than 99.12.Eni S. 2.5 GSFCAW and SSFCAW Consumables shall be in accordance with AWS specification A5. 11 di 89 Electrodes for SMAW shall conform to AWS specification A5. E7018 ed E7028 (the last one for fillet weld only).2 SAW Wires and fluxes for SAW shall conform to AWS specification A5. 5 December 2001 Pag. 2. or E7016-A1. gas mixtures with 80% Ar and 20% CO2 are acceptable.18 and electrodes shall conform to AWS specification A5. 2.5.4 GMAW GMAW consumables shall be in accordance with AWS specification A5.5.5.3 GTAW Rods for GTAW shall conform to AWS specification A5.5.5.23 classification F7XXEXXX-A1 or F8XX-EXXX-A1. ER 70S7).1 classification E7015. E8018-C3.SPC Rev.1 SMAW 08833.

p. Divisione Agip 08833. provided they are in good conditions. After withdrawing from ovens for use. If these electrode types are used. Redrying is generally acceptable to a maximum of 2 times. oil.2 Fluxes Low hydrogen fluxes storage. Electrodes not used within above time limit may be rebaked. shall not be employed again.MET. may be carried out at Client's discretion. The maximum amount of recycled flux used for welding shall not exceed 30% of the total (70% minimum new flux). Client may require an additional monthly test (or two months in shop) and whenever he considers that the consumable baking and maintaining procedure are applied in wrong way.Eni S.2% for electrodes and 0. fluxes and wires that have been contaminated by water. recovery system and circumstances in which flux is deemed unsuitable and scrapped. which shall be previously calibrated shall be placed at midheight owen. 2. In alternative electrodes characterized by a low hydrogen level maintainment after box opening may be used. Electrodes.6.1% for fluxes. or unmarked consumables shall not be employed in the work and shall be removed from the worksites. Those electrodes are commercially available in packages equal to a workday or half workday. Electrodes that shall not immediatly applied may be stored in ovens at a temperature not lower than 100°C after baking.6. 2. usage and rebaking requirements shall be as for electrodes.5. 5 December 2001 Pag. On any electrode batch and on any flux lot. Anyway Client may require a test to verify the characteristical performance of those electrodes. use of heated hoppers. electrodes shall be contained in heated portable quivers at a temperature not lower than 70°C and shall be used within 4 hours. Fluxes may be recycled aspirating from welding and filtered to eliminate impurity before mixing with new one. those unemployed. ready for production use.STR.SPC Rev. or all other deemed unsuitable. at the day end. The maximum moisture content by weight for low hydrogen consumables shall be 0. 12 di 89 Unopened containers shall be stored in a dry location where the temperature shall not be less than 20°C and the relative humidity shall not exceed 50%.A. The Contractor shall provide a handling and recycling procedure including details of baking. Client reserves the right to verify the consumables chemical and mechanical characteristics by destructive testing. Thermocouple. Initial drying may be omitted in case the electrodes are supplied in fully sealed packs with a guaranteed hydrogen level content. Samples shall be taken from ovens where electrodes and fluxes are stored. . a moisture test in accordance with AWS specification A5.1 Electrodes Low hydrogen electrodes shall be baked for 2 hours at 350/450°C. unless otherwise recommended by the supplier. grease.

P above listed All the documents listed above shall be in accordance with the provisions given in following sections. cold forming and straightening procedures. . N. N. fabrication drawings including plate seam arrangement drawings and plate cutting drawings. 5 December 2001 Pag. O. wires shall be free from grease and moisture. list of proposed welding consumables and Supplier. key plans showing member identification and weld marking scheme.SPC Rev. gas holes. usage and re baking shall be the same as for electrodes. welding procedure specifications list. welding procedure qualifications list. Divisione Agip 08833.p. jacking points and sling points. K. procedures for heat treatment. O. 2. B.A. fabrication procedures and erection sequences.6. storage and consumables handling procedure. L. certificates of supply materials. J. Current swing avoidance during welding shall be avoided through a regular coil speed. To avoid porosity. 13 di 89 2. H. F. E. procedures for dimensional control.3 Wires Wires storage. inclusive of support points. P. welding machine calibration certification. procedures for NDT testing and inspection and associated personnel qualification. C. drawings and calculations of temporary works. hot cracking and low electrical contact.STR. M. At the workday end all the automatic welding coil winders shall be emptied as to avoid wire moisture contamination.7 INITIAL DOCUMENTATION Prior to begin fabrication and for all welding processes Contractor shall submit to Client's approval: A. I. welder/operator qualification list. control of tolerances during fabrication. For particular cases Contractor may require derogation for the points M. D.MET.Eni S. identification and control procedures for materials. G.

maximum interpass temperature. the hold time. Divisione Agip 08833. the temperature.g.MET. .  conditions and special measurements.  destructive and non destructive testing.8 WELDING BOOK Before the beginning of the works. a semi-automatic or an automatic process. diameter). whether it is a manual.  the welding procedure qualification records.STR. For each welding procedure qualification (WPAR) shall be indicated:  the references(s) of the qualification certificate(s) specifying the range of thicknesses and covered diameters together with maximum CEV and Pcm qualified for steels with Re > 275MPa. WPQ and WPS that shall be carried out during fabrication shall be added to the welding book. the precision of the backing fit. the grade of the backing material. if a temporary or permanent backing is used. preheating and postheating temperature (soaking time). 14 di 89 2. passes number. the heating and cooling rates.  all welding procedure specifications which shall be applied. For each pass the following indications shall be given:  the welding process specifying.Eni S. and the tolerances for each of these parameters. e. This book shall be permanently available to the Client on the site where the welding is to be carried out.  if stress relieving treatment is foreseen: the procedure. the Contractor shall prepare a welding book covering all the welding operations to be performed. It shall comprise:  identification sketches or a list of welded joints per type.SPC Rev. specifying the technique used for the latter. For each welding procedure specification (WPS) shall be indicated:  base material grade (when the grade actually used is be different from that initially foreseen on the drawings. the method of removal (if foreseen).  the consumables used (standard name.  the welding position.p.  a summary of the accepted welding procedures with their qualifications. certificates of the base and filler metals. during fabrication. if necessary. this shall be indicated). trade name.A.  the joint configuration before and after welding (size and tolerance).  the chemical composition and the carbon equivalent CEV / Pcm of the test pieces (for steels with a minimum specified yield strength higher than or equal to 275MPa only). 5 December 2001 Pag. with the testing record certificates and inspection.

weave bead or stringer bead. speed of travel.STR. Divisione Agip 08833.SPC Rev. 5 December 2001 Pag. current. whether or not back welding is carried out after gouging and/or grinding.  welding technique detailing polarity and nature of current. type of protection (gas).MET. welding direction.A. 15 di 89  welding parameters with tolerances (voltage. .Eni S. flow rate and type of gas).p. heat input.

MET. Welding of weld class "e" may be carried out with pre-qualify processes without new qualifications (see section 3.43 20 < 0. All welding procedures applied shall be qualified unless Contractor procedures have already been qualified or Contractor qualifications have been in use in the preceding 12 month. without the need of new qualification. The information indicated on each WPS shall be consistent and shall not leave the welder to choose within different combinations of parameters. b.41 20 < 0. 16 di 89 Welding of weld classes "a.STR. The Approved Body committed to certify the welding procedures shall be accepted by the Client. Weld thickness (t) t < 30mm 20 20 50 (20) 100 (75) t > 30mm 50 (20) 75 (50) 100 (75) 125 (100) Arc air gouging and oxicutting may be carried out without preheating. 5 December 2001 Pag.Eni S. the Contractor shall qualify all the required welding procedures for the various materials and welded seams of the structures to be fabricated.1 WELDING PROCEDURES GENERAL 08833.1 Preheating and Interpass Tacking and welding shall be carried out with preheating temperatures ranges stated in table 3. The requirements of section 5. Preheating and interpass values differing from the above stated may be used provided measured during the execution of welding procedure qualification.SPC Rev. Divisione Agip 3 3. Preheating temperature is to be measured on bevels and at 50mm minimum from bevels at both sides. 3.45 50 (20) Note: values in brackets refer to SAW only.1.1. . Welding of weld class "d" may be executed with procedure previously qualified by Contractor.p.A.1 shall apply. Welding procedure qualified before this period may be applied providing a test coupon is carried out as production welding begins.39 20 < 0.1. Working interpass temperature shall not be lower than preheating one. nor higher than 250°C. Prior to beginning work.1: MINIMUM PREHEATING TEMPERATURES (°C) CEV t < 20mm (check analisys) < 0. Carbon Equivalent formula is (IIW): CEV = C+Mn/6+(Mo+Cr+V)/5+(Ni+Cu)/15 TABLE 3. c" shall be carried out in accordance with approved and qualified welding procedures only.3).

 for each run: the current type. V = arc voltage in Volts.  welding process. 3. method of temperature measurement. or processes when more than one is used in making a complete joint.Eni S.2. and whether it is normalised or TM.  welding position and welding direction (for vertical position).4. or electrode run-out length and relevant burning time.  actual preheat and maximum interpass temperature used in the qualification test weld.  thickness and diameter ranges qualified.MET. arc current and voltage. ROL = electrode run-out-length in mm. s = welding speed in cm/min. type and flow rate for gas shielding.  sketch showing number of beads. frequency and waving amplitude. polarity. welding sequence and relevant consumables and welding parameters for each joint zone. 5 December 2001 Pag. wire protrusion. Divisione Agip 08833. .  for semi-automatic processes: torch position. and those to be used in production. provided adequate welding procedure qualification demonstrates it is not detrimental to the mechanical characteristics of welded joint.  name. welding speed. A = arc current in Ampere. length.006 VA / s HI = 0.2 Heat input Welding heat input shall be calculated with one of the following formulas: HI = 0. 17 di 89 3.STR.  sketch of joint showing plate edge preparation (specifying if oxygen cutting or machining) and joint fit-up tolerances.SPC Rev.1. classification and size of welding consumable and fluxes. and backing if applicable.p. width and pipe diameter (when applicable) used for procedure qualification.  post weld heat treatments (for avoiding hydrogen cracking and for stress relieving) if applicable.  the make. Any pretreatment of electrode/consumable.2 WELDING PROCEDURE SPECIFICATIONS Welding procedure specifications (WPS) shall specify the EN 288 requirements in addition to the following information (as recorded on relevant Procedure Qualification Record):  company name and unique WPS number.  steel type.  treatment to second side. T = arc time in second. Heat input value for filling passes and for any process on TM steel may be higher than those considered in paragraph 2.A. thickness.001 VAT / (ROL) where:HI= heat input in KJ/mm. trade name.

change of steel quality. AWS D1.  removal methods for weld defects. normalised.1 apply only to weld class "e". and not viceversa. Increase in product CEV above 0.  tack welding procedure.6.02% (for Re > 300MPa only). 3. Prequalified joints foreseen by AWS D1.01% of maximum nominal value of steel in comparison with the value of WPS. Change of microalloy elements or manufacturing procedure for steels with minimum specify yield strength of 460MPa.1. Where tack welds in production will remain in final joint and are done by a different process to that used for weld body. 18 di 89 3.MET. WPQ carried out on base material of quality not "Z" may be applied to other similar steels.A. 3.4 QUALIFIED PRINCIPAL POSITIONS Qualified principal positions shall be in accordance with table 4. and Pcm above 0.3 QUALIFICATION OF WELDING PROCEDURES (WPAR) Qualification of welding procedures shall comply with AWS D1. When a combination of welding processes is used. the procedure test plate shall be similarly tack welded and one macro section taken through a tack location.Eni S. The welding procedures shall be certified by an Approved Body accepted by the Client. The execution of procedure qualifications for SAW shall be done using the maximum value of the allowable recycled flux percentage (paragraph 2. 3. The changes described below are to be considered essential and are to initiate a new procedure qualification test.12000. page 109. .SPC Rev.5.1 Material Base Material: change of grade of steel. Q&T). the essential variables applicable to each process shall be applied. or lower grade.5 VALIDITY OF WELDING PROCEDURES (ESSENTIAL VARIABLES) A qualified welding procedure is to be used within the limitation of essential variables as stated below.1 or EN 288 or RINA and as specified in the following. 08833. The qualification of the welding procedures performed may be used for any other workshop or worksite within the same organization. 5 December 2001 Pag.2). including quality "Z".p. The qualification obtained for a normalised materials is accepted also for TM materials. Divisione Agip  any deposition augmentation system used. Change in supply condition (as rolled. TM.STR.

Welding parameters: change from AC to DC or vice versa. U groove. 3. Thickness: outside the qualified range listed in EN 288 -3. page 109. Divisione Agip 08833. Groove design: change from double side welding to single side welding and vice versa. K qualifies X. Preheating/working temperature: for preheating the lower limit of approval is the nominal preheat temperature applied at the start of the welding procedure test.SPC Rev. and 2:1 and 1:1 preparations qualify each other and all intermediate geometries). change of 10% or beyond in gas composition. Misalignment of 2mm is permitted. Misalignment: values exceeding the lesser of 5mm or 10%t on double sided joints. change beyond specified temperature range. 3mm or 10%t on single sided joints. Components angle : where acute angles in the stub to node can welds are below 45° weld processes are to be qualified by the test of TKY joints. Root face and root gap: changes of root face and root gap shall be in accordance with AWS D1.MET. soaking time increased more than 25%.5. either for double side weldings and for single side weldings.A. electrode and wire type are considered equivalent on condition that they belong to the same certification class and are approved by a Certifying Authority.2 Weld Geometry and Position Groove angle: change of included angle greater than +10° or -5°.Eni S. The bevel angle in this test is to be the smallest used in fabrication. For interpass the upper limit of approval is the nominal interpass temperature reached in the welding procedure test. 5 December 2001 Pag. etc.STR. in that case they do not have to be requalified. Welding positions: outside the qualified range listed in table 4.5.1. . Gas shielding: gas type change from active to inert and viceversa. change in groove weld preparation shape (V groove.4 Procedures Welding process: any change in welding process. with a tolerance of 10°/+50°C. Post weld heat treatment: added or omitted. change +27% or -10% in flow rate.p. Oxycutting without grinding to sound metal. change in DC polarity. Power: changes are made to pulsed power welding parameters. 3. increasing or decreasing speed more than 20%. 3. regardless of other parameters.5.1-2000. except that a single half V bevel qualifies a single V.3 Consumables and Equipment Welding consumables: change of electrode trade name. AWS D1. Diameter: outside the qualified range listed in EN 288 -3. 19 di 89 Groove preparation: presence of bevels protective coat.1-2000.

5. Speed: if wire feed speed setting for any pass is changed by more than 5%.6 Specific for SAW Number of wires used for any pass is changed. Divisione Agip Grinding: if grinding between passes is omitted. . All passes in the cap of the qualifying weld shall use the same electrode diameter.5. transverse or longitudinal. fill and weld cap passes) for weld class "a" and nodes of class "b". 3. 5 December 2001 Pag. Where heat inputs in two positions are different. 08833. each increase higher than 10mm of qualified depth.STR.SPC Rev. 3. Back welding: if omitted. qualification in both positions qualifies all intermediate heat inputs. Feeding direction is changed by more than 5° transverse or 3° longitudinal to the weld. for any electrode diameter. 3.7 Specific for GTAW Root gap exceeding 3mm is to be qualified with separate procedure. Run out length for any electrode size is changed by more than 10%.MET. and vice versa. is changed by more than 10%. Core diameter of an electrode used for capping passes is reduced. 20 di 89 Back-gouging: each reduction in depth of back-gouging in comparison with the qualified one for automatic process. Separation of tandem arcs. Welding of all other elements of class "b" and of every other class is considered a change beyond 15%. Heat input: change beyond 10% (tolerance applies to mean heats input values measured during qualification in root. Use of iron powder. qualification in both positions qualifies all intermediate run out lengths.5.5 Specific for SMAW Measured current for any electrode diameter is changed by more than 20%. Bead: if each bead width increase. where the runs out lengths in two positions are different. Tungsten wire changing diameter.5. 3. Welding direction: change from uphill to downhill.p.A.1 Welding Parameters Voltage and current: change beyond 10% of mean values.4.Eni S.

3. 3. The dimensions of the test plates (coupons) shall be in accordance with EN 288-3.01% in comparison with the maximum of the specification of the steel to be welded. When plate thickness to be tested is over 36mm or the power of tensile testing machine is not sufficient.A. (fig.Eni S. non-destructive testing and mechanical testing on test samples. samples taken for WPQ shall have welding direction parallel to the rolling direction. Divisione Agip 08833. Change of contact tip-to-workpiece distance. Test shall be performed on each strip and the results averaged.2.8 Specific for FCAW (GS and SS) If the mean voltage for any pass deposited by other automatic or semi-automatic process is changed by more than 10%. tensile specimens may be cut into a number of approximately equal strips not exceeding 36mm (or the machine strength equivalent thickness whichever is the greater) with a minimum overlap of 2 mm. 21 di 89 3.6 TESTING The qualification of welding procedures is based upon visual examination. Size and shape of specimens and test execution for Charpy-V are to comply with EU10045. 3.02% and Pcm than 0. If different welding consumables or welding processes are applied for the same joint.1) Test conditions shall be a realistic simulation of the actual conditions that will be experienced.6. for materials of other quality the welding direction can be perpendicular to the rolling direction. impact tests required are to be carried out for the related regions of the weld. Position and cut of test coupons shall be in accordance with EN 288-3 section 7.6. If SAW tandem process is used and fills passes have width over 19mm one KCV set is required at depth of 8mm.5.SPC Rev.STR.p. 3.1 Testing Coupon The test plates used for procedure qualification (samples location) shall have the rolling direction parallel to the test weld. Type and number of tests are those specified in table 7. all relevant procedures qualifications shall include PWHT over the full range of material thickness. For Z quality material beams. 5 December 2001 Pag. of RINA Codes. paragraph 6.MET. When PWHT of nodes or other sub-assemblies is required.7.2 Acceptance Criteria The welding procedure is qualified when the soundness and mechanical properties comply with the requirements hereafter indicated: . CEV shall be not less than 0.

Eni S. All weld metal tensile test: specimens shall be taken out from full weld metal.8 mm 70 mm °Tp > +5 °C t < 15 mm 15 mm < t < 30 mm < t < 50.2: IMPACT TEST TEMPERATURE °Tp > -5 °C t < 12. 3. Repairs are not allowed.1.MET. Bend tests: test conditions and acceptability limits shall be in accordance with EN 288-3 paragraph 7. the tensile strength of the welded joint is to be at least equal to the minimum specified tensile strength.p.5 mm 12.4.4. Toughness tests: the average and minimum Charpy V-notch energy absorption recorded at each specified position in WM and HAZ shall comply with the requirements stated in tables 3.13.STR.2.SPC Rev. 22 di 89 Non-destructive tests: Welded joints soundness is to comply with the prescriptions of section 9.A.8 mm < t < 30 mm 50. and shall take the form of the "reduced transverse test" piece to BS 709. 5 December 2001 Pag. Destructive tests: Transverse tensile tests: the tensile strength of the welded joint is to be in accordance with EN 288-3 paragraph 7.5 mm< t < 25. The locations of all imperfections exceeding 50% of the reference level shall be marked. bending angle test shall be of 180°.2.8 mm < t < 25.3 and 3. in case of welding between steels of different grades the tensile strength shall be equal to the lower steel grade.4: TABLE 3. NDT shall be carried out not prior than 48 hours from weld completion and in any case after PWHT when applicable. Divisione Agip 08833.4 mm 50. and the cutting of tests pieces shall be arranged to avoid these imperfect regions.8 mm 70 mm Test temperature Structural element class a -20°C 70 mm < t < 100 mm 70 mm < t < 100 mm 100 mm < t < 150mm 100 mm < t < 150 mm b -20°C -40°C c D E Note: 0°C 0°C (1) Impact test not required not applicable (1) Thickness range applicable only for plates to be used for piles fabrication .4 mm < t < 50.

Macro and hardness: the surveys on two more sections of the coupon have to meet specification. occurs for a load value that is between 95% and 100% of the tensile strength.Cap: 2mm +/. root or side).Eni S. 5 December 2001 Pag. 23 di 89 TABLE 3. occurs for a load value that is less than 95% of the tensile strength. on one or both the specimen.3. Bends: two other specimens of similar type (face.WM: weld metal in the centre of weld. HAZ means: FL. or more than one value is lower than the minimum average. . paragraph 7. Divisione Agip 08833. and in addition the mean value of all the two tested sets (the new and the failed) shall attain the specified minimum average value. FL+2mm. the procedure will be rejected.HAZ: heat affected zone.4. Hardness: the maximum hardness in any part across the welded joint shall not exceed 325 HV10. Tensile: when the failure. one further set shall be tested from the same location. on one or both the specimen.p. 3.3 ADSORBED ENERGY Nominal yeld strength (Ry) Average adsorbed energy on base material (J) 60 50 40 Average adsorbed energy on weld metal and heat affected zone (J) 45 36 27 Minimum adsorbed energy on weld metal and heat affected zone (J) 32 26 19 > 450 Mpa 350<Ry< 450 Mpa Ry<350 Mpa Minimum value obtained by a single specimen must be greater than 70% of the average value required TABLE 3. In case of any additional failure the welding procedure shall be rejected.6. . FL+5mm. shall meet specification.0.A.SPC Rev.3 Retesting Retesting shall be in accordance with EN 288-3.5mm below external weld cap surface.Root: in root region of back welding.MET. . When the failure. two additional tests will be carried out for the interested specimen. The new set shall meet the specified minimum values and conditions.5 with the following amendements.STR. located as near as possible to the failed specimen. Thickness Location Note: Macro section: EN 288-3 paragraph 7. test condition and acceptability shall be applied. Toughness: in case one specimen tested gives an energy value below the specified minimum single.4 IMPACT TEST LOCATION Double and single side welding t < 45mm Cap WM + HAZ root none t > 45mm Cap WM + HAZ root WM + HAZ . .

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3.7 3.7.1 SPECIAL TESTS TKY Joints

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The joint qualification shall be carried out in accordance with EN 288-3 paragraph 6.2.4. The can shall be positioned with vertical axis and brace acute angle downward (fig. 3.2). Welding shall be carried out with a qualified T-butt procedure, or with a qualified butt weld procedure. In this case the required mechanicals to qualify the T-butt procedure shall be carried out. Testing shall be 100% NDT, WM and HAZ thoughness at 12 and 3 o'clock positions, macro and hardnesses at 12, 3 and 6 o'clock positions. Acceptability shall be in accordance with applicable requirements of this specification.

3.7.2

Welding Repair Special qualification for repair of excavated welds is required in case the repair process differs from the filling used. The qualification shall be carried out in the worse position, through the utilisation of parameteres which are worse than the expected ones. HAZ of both parent material and original weld shall be tested. The Contractor shall issue standard WPQ repair that may be applied in various cases, including the applied methodology, length and maximum excavation depth, cleaning and NDT methods, preheat temperature and weld re shaping, if any. The previous methodology shall be exactly applied. The requirements of section 5.4 shall apply.

3.7.3

Buttering Buttering procedure carried out with the same process and parameters as for the filling weld need not to be qualified. In case buttering is done with a different welding process, or with same process but different parameters, from main weld, the buttered area and HAZ shall be tested as for a different process weld. Both HAZ on base material induced by buttering and HAZ on buttered area induced by main weld shall be KCV tested. In case one KCV set position coincides with another KCV set, one may be superseded. Welding procedure shall be carried out with maximum allowed root gap conditions. Buttering thickness shall be 4mm and at least 3mm width on each bevel; normally buttering shall apply only to weldments having thickness 15mm and above. Buttering area shall be MT inspected. The requirements of section 5.5 shall apply in case of use of buttering in closure welds.

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3.7.4

Permanent Backing Strip Welds Contractor may apply this technique providing a special WPQ including the insertion of steel backing strip into the fit-up joint and its tightening against bevel root, first passes, filling passes and relevant NDT execution. This procedure is not applied in stub-can joints. The test is carried out by welding a joint, at scale 1:1, built up by two tubulars pieces with diameter equal to the minus on which the process is intended to be applied (fig.3.3). A macrographic examination shall be executed on the weld root. Tacking shall be carried out inside the bevel all over the weld root: tacking shall never be done outside bevel. Air gap between the bevel root and backing strip shall be the minimum, before root welding starts. A special UT procedure shall be defined and applied to verify the bevel fusion, the absence of tacking between base material and backing strip, and to recognize the root discontinuity caused by backing strip. The actual bevel inclination shall be considered for choosing UT probes. The procedure shall include the execution of an identification mark on base material at 100mm from joint, to verify the root gap dimensions and the centre of backing strip in every point before weld execution. "Backing strip" welds shall be indicated on "as built" drawings. Maximum root gap variation in backing strip welds shall not exceed 6mm the root gap used during qualification. Backing strip weld is allowed with root gap values higher than 12mm but not exceeding 20mm. Overall procedure produced by Contractor shall be approved by the Client before its application. The requirements of section 5.5 shall apply in case of use of permanent backing strip in closure welds.

3.7.5

Grout Beads Mechanical tests required on grout weld beads shall be two macros, with hardness survey on fusion line and HAZ under bead, one KCV set in HAZ and WM as shown in figure 3.4. KCV temperature test shall be equal to the test temperature utilised for the parent material and shall conform with the minimum energy requirements for this last one.

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4 4.1 WELDERS AND WELDING OPERATORS GENERAL

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All welding on the structures shall be performed by welders or operators qualified by an Approved Body accepted by the Client. All qualified welder shall have a certification that witnesses the qualification. The certification shall be in accordance with EN 287 code or EN1418 code in case of weld operators. The purpose of welder performance tests is to verify that the welders may produce welds in accordance with this specification requirements using a qualified welding procedure. Welder qualification tests shall be carried out to an approved welding procedure specification. Welders having successfully performed the welds of qualification tests of a qualified process are automatically qualified for the same procedure. All welders shall be qualified with at least one of the qualification tests indicated in table 7 of EN 287-1 1997 "Approval testing of welders - Fusion welding - Part1: Steels" All welds using SMAW process are to be conducted with low hydrogen electrodes. During qualification at least one stop/start has to be produced in each run. The welders are generally to be qualified for all positions butt welding. For welding occurring only in one or limited number of positions, performance test may, after agreement with Client, be performed only in this (these) position(s). Welders, to be qualified for GSFCAW/SSFCAW or GMAW fillet, are to be qualified in all positions The welder can be qualified for mixed welding process by only one test, or by two tests as for EN 287-1 ch. 6.2. Semi killed or fully killed C-Mn steels are normally to be used for welder qualification tests.

4.1.1

Certification Validity The certification validity shall be submitted to the Client approval when fabrication starts, and it shall be in accordance with EN 287-1 with the following amendements. A welder or welding operator may be required to be re qualified if inspection during fabrication reveals that extensive repairs are due to poor performance. This shall be done following a period of supervised retraining. The length of this period shall be at Client discretion but shall be not less than one week. The Contractor shall record details of retraining. Client may review existing welder qualification meeting the requirements of this specification: existing qualifications may be accepted at his solely discretion.

4.1.2

Categories of qualification and test requirement The fundamental categories that the Client will recognise are listed in the following paragraphs of this section.

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The coupons to be welded are indicated in the same paragraphs. The coupons shall be checked in accordance with table 8 of EN 287-1. NDT acceptability shall be as per more stringent requirements of this specification. Requalification is necessary if a different welding AWS classification consumable is used. It shall be in compliance with EN 287-1 paragraph 6.5.

4.2

QUALIFICATIONS All the qualifications listed in EN 287-1 page 11,paragraph 6.3, will be applied. The extensions of the welders qualifications shall be in compliance with table 3 of EN 287-1

4.2.1

Automatic welding Welding operators using the submerged automatic arc welding (SAW) process shall be qualified as per AWS D1.1/2000 Chapter 4 Part C (or EN1418) and shall mark their welds for identification purposes. Qualification with more than one wire qualifies one wire weld according to codes.

4.2.2

Manual double-side welding WPQ test welds shall be carried out in accordance with EN 287-1, table 7.

4.2.3

Manual single-side welding WPQ test welds shall be carried out in accordance with EN 287-1, table 7.

4.2.4

Closure Butt Welds This qualification is required for all welders using the closure butt weld procedure. The qualification requirements are the same as per manual single side welding, except that the root gap value shall be as per relevant WPQ. The strong-backs shall be sufficiently strong so that the gap between bevels does not reduce significantly during welding. The extension of the qualification is ruled by EN 287-1, table 3.

4.2.5

Fillet welds Fillet welder qualification shall be carried out according to EN 287.

Carbon arcair gougers. 4.7 Tackers Tackers. shall demonstrate their ability to remove metal to a uniform depth in a workmanlike manner.3 RETESTS Retest applicability requirements shall be in accordance with EN 287-1 paragraph 9 requirements. Welders failing tests shall follow a congruous training period before retest.6 Carbon arcair gougers Manual welders are acceptable as Carbon arcair gougers.MET.STR. Divisione Agip 08833. Such a training must be proved by documents.p. 4. for structural class "a. for structural class "a.A. 5 December 2001 Pag.Eni S. An up-dated register of approved arc-air gougers shall be keep. b". 28 di 89 4.2.2. shall be qualified as per AWS D1. b". .SPC Rev.1/2000 section 4 part C unless already qualified for manual welding.

5. Each run of weld metal shall be thoroughly cleaned from flux. In this last case weld classes "a. depending if single wire or twin wire technique is used.Eni S. Divisione Agip 5 5. The arc shall only be struck on the bevel faces only and not on base material. Whenever practicable. 5 December 2001 Pag.2 Preparation and Fit-up Surfaces to be joined by welding and extended adjacent areas shall be thoroughly cleaned to remove all material or substance detrimental to welding. Arc gouging to open tight grooves are permitted on double side welding only. For SAW tandem process only fill beads may be 24mm. for fillet and T butt welds with root gap exceeding 20mm.6). Preheating temperature shall be raised by 50°C above that qualified. Should carbon arc air gouging be used. horizontal and overhead position. shall not exceed three times the electrode wire diameter or 16mm. by brush. for weld class "e". air draughts or chimney effects). magnets. clamps.STR.1. with GMAW and SMAW process. Vertical down welding is an acceptable technique only for GSFCAW and SSFCAW process. Such tabs shall be positioned on both sides of each longitudinal weld. holding devices or other setting-up fixtures shall be used in assembling structural members in order to avoid tack welding. The welding procedure for a single side butt weld shall provide 100% fusion of the root and be such that distortion or contraction of the weld metal is minimized. Run-out tabs for SAW are recommended to have a length greater than 150mm or 200mm.1. Two adjacent weld toes distance shall not be lower than 51mm. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) shall be permitted in workshop only and special care shall be exercised to protect the weld arc from air draughts.1 5. prior to deposit the next run.A. c. b.MET.1 PRODUCTION WELDS GENERAL Technique 08833. Peening of welds shall not be permitted. spatter and all slag removed. whichever is the less. 29 di 89 The width of individual deposited weld beads in flat. . Mechanical grinding and NDT of oxycut surfaces to be welded is required (see also Section 9. For double side buttweld the second side shall be cleaned to sound metal prior to deposit the second side runs. In vertical position the width shall not exceed 15mm.p. provided is followed by grinding to bright metal. unless there are geometrical problems. Welding joints shall be fully protected by shelters from the effects of inclement weather (wind. d" shall be ground smooth before NDT execution. carbon and other residual debris shall be completely removed by grinding or other approved mechanical methods.SPC Rev.

in the case of lack of fusion. c". In that . the flange beam area subjected to weld shall be UT tested to verify the laminations absence. 30 di 89 Before welding the stub to node can. the weld toe can be grinded to obtain the required profile. 4mm for thicknesses up to 50mm and 5mm for thicknesses over 50mm. with a minimum of 100mm. shall be MT on all the interested areas after removal of defective points and before commence welding. the relevant welding area on the can shall be 100% UT to detect for laminations. the weld is to be inspected visually for defects and cracks and. D1.1/2000 Para 5. shall not exceed 2mm Weld profiles shall not interfere with the NDT technique specified: reshaping shall be carried out to this purpose. shall have a minimum length of 4 times the weld thickness. Tack welding shall be performed by qualified tack welders and an approved qualified welding procedure. Tack welds with a length of 50mm or greater that have shown cracks and when the crack is believed to extend to the bevels.1.4 Weld Interruption Welding shall be a continuous operation as far as practical. weld profiles and weld finish shall comply with A. if necessary.1.S. c" very constrained and for mud-mats.3 Tack Welding Otherwise spacers shall be employed prior to tack welding to ensure correct root gap spacing. Steel bar material shall be similar to base material type or lower grade. b. incomplete penetration or for marginal indentation. have been executed by qualified welders (not tack welders).MET. on structural class "a. preheating shall never be discontinued before at least 1/3 of the joint thickness has been welded. 5 December 2001 Pag.STR.1.SPC Rev. For components of class "a. Tacking shall be done within the bevels. 5. Weld profiles shall not be re shaped by use of a gas torch.5 Weld Profiles As a minimum. 5.24 and 6. When beam shall be welded on flange beam.9. with GTAW process. Tack welds may be incorporated into double side main butt welds provided they are sound. When the above limit is reached the weld joint may be allowed to cool down to room temperature: the cooling rate shall be minimized by wrapping the weld areas with dry insulating blankets.A. all other structural classes the minimum length is 2 times the weld thickness or 50mm whichever are the major. including preheating requirements. if necessary or required by the Client.W. or by other unapproved means to change their appearance. b. After any interruption and before continuation of welding. 5. A similar control shall be performed on plates in the position of joint between pad-eyes and main beams. If necessary. Divisione Agip 08833. Steel bars tacked inside the bevel shall be permitted if their position is clearly marked on base material and that Client may verify their removal. the values shown in section 9. All tack welds. The excess penetration in root welding. When specified on the Project Drawings the weld toes shall satisfied API RP2A sect.p.11 requirements. and have their ends grounded and feathered. tested by MT. The external and internal weld reinforcement must not exceed 3mm for welding thicknesses up to 25mm.13 of this specification shall not be exceeded.Eni S.

5. as shown figure 5.5mm below the bottom of any undercut.1 values: TABLE 5. but not deeper than 2mm or 5% of the thickness.1.MET.SPC Rev. 5. Divisione Agip 08833.  in T butt welds of nodal joints when construction drawings show the presence of stub. Root back gouging is always required in double side joints. In particular:  in longitudinal and circumferential joints of tubulars and node cans having diameter 800mm and greater. 5. 5 December 2001 Pag. Where the joint is accessible from both sides.Eni S. double side groove preparation.p. 31 di 89 case a rotary burr grinder (no disc grinder) shall be used. Contractor may choose a desired welding groove provided all full penetration requirements are fulfilled. The requirements apply both to thickness and width (e.g. Bevel inspection shall be in accordance with paragraph 9. beams flanges) dimensions. Limitations to this statement are permitted only in case of non accessibility to back side of the weld. Grinding shall produce a smooth concave profile at the weld toe with the depth of depression penetrating into the plate surface to at least 0. pipe.1.15t or less. X or K type. shall be used to join members with thickness greater than 25mm.6. the larger member shall be prepared with a 1/4 tapered transition.1. Worked taper in double sided joints are not required when thickness difference is 1.1: MISMATCH VALUES Joint type Double side Single side Longitudinal Circumferential Longitudinal Circumferential Mismatch: the lesser of 0. may be used to join members with thickness 25mm or less. . whatever the bigger.1t or: 4 mm 3 mm 3 mm 3 mm When members of unequal size are joined. Localized unacceptable undercuts at the weld toe region of any stub to node can welds shall be removed by the technique mentioned above.6 Double side welding Double side welding shall be carried out whenever possible.STR. V or 1/2 K.8 Mismatch The butt joint mismatch of welded plate.1. or structural shape edges shall not exceed the table 5.A. one side groove preparation. below the surface.7 Welding Grooves Contractor is to prepare his own standard weld joint groove preparation in accordance with the indications given on the fabrication drawings and WPS qualified.

Eni S. 32 di 89 When tubular members are fabricated from two or more welded barrels. Nodes can with length minor or equal than 3m shall be supply in one piece only. extended for 150mm at least on both stub sides.9.MET.3 Node can welds and ring stiffeners The distance between ring stiffeners welds toe and circumferential chord weld toe is to be at least the chord thickness or 75mm.1.9.1. All cones shall be right conic frustum. In this case the minimum length of the single piece shall be not less than 1m and the circumferential weld between the two pieces shall comply with the following:  To be not located between two stubs.5 Pipe and node splices The minimum distance between two circumferential welds shall be 1m or one diameter.9. 5. 5. . Divisione Agip 5. whichever is greater. Otherwise the following requirements are to be fulfilled.  flush grinding of the outside area of chord welds intersecting the stub.SPC Rev.9 5.p. 5. whichever is greater. the longitudinal seams axes of adjacent sections shall be staggered at least 300mm.  stress relieving of the complete node. unless approved by Client or specified on the construction drawings.9.  MT and UT on ground area. typical node. Circumferential node can weld between two stubs is not allowed.1.1.STR.  Satisfy the requirements reported in the project drawings for the circumferential welds of the nodes In any case the location of the circumferential weld in the node can shall be submitted to Client for approval.1.9. 5 December 2001 Pag.A.4 Cones Circumferential welds within cone are not allowed.1. 5. The distance between longitudinal stub seam and any node can seam type measured between weld toe and weld toe shall be in any case not less than 51mm.2 Node can welds intersecting stubs Longitudinal and circumferential chord welds shall be separated from stub to chord welds as indicated in construction drawings. Nodes can with length greater than 3m may be supply made in two pieces.1 Spacing between welds Longitudinal seams 08833.

g. Temperature check or measurements shall be done at 50mm minimum from bevel borders and on back side where accessible.SPC Rev.MET.A. for complex items (e. No welding shall be carried out between pretensioned parts.STR. to the Client's approval. nodes with four or more stubs.  not closer than 1m to any support or node.6 Beam splices In cantilever beams no splice shall be located closer to the point of support than 1/2 of the cantilever length. Thermic crayons shall be used only outside the weld bevel.1.Eni S. according to the thickness. Postheating of 300°C for 2 to 4 hours may be applied to reduce the risk of hydrogen induced cracking in welds of complex items. pile clusters.9.3 TEMPERATURE Welding is not allowed if weldment temperature is lower than 5°C. temperature reading on weld bead is for interpass temperature measurement only.5. Welding sequences are to be defined.) including:  WPS to apply. 5 December 2001 Pag. 5. . Divisione Agip 08833.  number and location of welders at each stage of assembly. 5. In beams with two or more supports there shall not be splices in following positions (fig. etc.  postheating (if applied).  position of preheaters and shelters.  in the 1/8 of the span nearest to any supports. if it need or it is required by the Client.p.  sequence of items welding and welding direction and way. Definite methods and procedures shall be established for all operations involving preheat and interpass temperature control. In these cases preheating is mandatory to the required minimum temperature prior to begin welding. 5.2):  in the middle 1/4 of the span. Preheating shall be applied to an area of 100mm minimum from bevel borders. 33 di 89 There shall not be more than 2 splices in any 4m of pipe.2 WELDING SEQUENCES Contractor shall develop welding sequences to control tolerances within specification and prevent the build-up of excessive residual internal stresses in the structure.

weld area preparation.1 Repair of finished welds Defects in weld metal may be repaired without Client's approval provided the repair procedure is qualified.STR. the reasons are to be cleared up and reported to the Client prior to proceed with the new repair. the names of the original welders. Serious failures.SPC Rev.4. the defects. but are not considered repairs. All weld repairs shall be executed prior to any stress relieving heat treatment. 34 di 89 5. Contractor shall have a relevant NDT documentation to identify the exact defect position. etc. Preheating temperature for repairs shall be 50°C higher than the relevant WPS temperature requirement. like cracks.MET. they will be examined in order to establish the originating reasons. Repair shall be carried out as per qualified procedures only. Divisione Agip 08833.A. 5. A register shall be kept by Contractor that details the location of all repairs. When detected.Eni S. dates and repair procedures. for each repair. after the repair.4.4 REPAIRS Contractor shall prepare a written repair weld procedure. In case that. after repair completion. will be treated in a proper way. grinding shall be carried out in a 50mm area from both ends of the crack.p. Defects removal for repair shall be carried out by any method foreseen by this specification and shall produce a clean uncontaminated surface for the repair weld execution. UT shall be used to assure defect removal. when required. In any case the excavation for the new repair is to be widened in order to reduce residual stress concentrations. then they will be repaired. which is determinated by MT or PT. The MT shall be extended to base material surface to detect possible propagation. 5 December 2001 Pag. All NDT shall be carried out in optimum conditions of accessibility. NDT shows the presence of new unacceptable defects. including details of removal methods. Excavations closer than 100mm shall be linked into a single excavation. Client reserves the right to ask for PWHT on multiple repaired joints. shall be UT detected.2 Bevel Repairs . Cosmetics grinding for eliminating shape defects on cap layers are permitted only if necessary. The crack shall be removed by either grinding or arcair gouging plus grinding to sound metal. Re inspection shall be as per the original inspection technique and shall include all weld metal within 100mm of the repair. The areas interested to the cracks. 5. Minimum excavation length shall be 100mm.

For Z quality products no repair is accepted.SPC Rev.STR.4.13. The exact root opening shall allow the closure with a single pass by the qualified procedure. and 4.4 Base Metal Repairs All corrective action shall be in accordance with the approved procedure.3 shall apply. The repair by welding is allowed only if previously authorised by the Client and if executed in conformity with EN10163. The acceptance criteria of the UT test are as described in paragraph 9.  the weld is MTI and UT tested. Buttering shall be done using qualified welding procedure. The repair of failures by grinding shall follows the procedures set in EN10163 rules with the following limitations:  the residual thickness after grinding shall be not less than 93% of the nominal thickness.4. Notches deeper than 5mm shall be ground out and the face buttered according to the applicable requirements of this specification.  the depressions shall be radiused to the other surfaces. 5 December 2001 Pag. Reference is made to Cap. the grinded areas shall be MTI tested. Buttering on stub to can node welds may be applied to the node can side instead of stub side.  the maximum extension of the grinded area shall not be greater than 5% for each m² of surface. All boundaries of cavities resulting from removal of detrimental defects shall be faired to a slope of at least 4 to 1. 3. To verify the complete removal of discontinuities. Following buttering bevel preparations shall be re established by grinding or machining to the acceptable limits. Divisione Agip 08833.7. 5. . The requirements of section 3.3 Buttering Buttering shall be applied as a corrective action only.Eni S. Buttered area of double side welding shall be 100% MT prior the execution of root pass. with the following limitations:  the repair by welding is carried out by qualified welders and in accordance with qualified procedures.MET.A. 5. 35 di 89 Local grinding may be used to remove notches up to 5mm deep in order to give an even profile. if applicable.3.p.  the maximum depth of the grinded area shall not be greater than 3 mm. for what concerns the qualification of procedures and welders.

two macro sections.9. SMAW and GTAW process may be used to carry out the first two passes.9.7.1 Normal and buttering actions The requirements are relevant to joints with root gap between 4mm and 12mm.Eni S. Contractor shall identify all closure welds on fabrication drawings.2: HIGH ROOT GAP Element thickness (mm) t < 20 t >20 Limit root gap values (mm) 4 4 10 12 18 20 > 18 > 20 Actions Normal Buttering Backing strip Insert Welders qualification for first pass shall be carried out accordingly.1. 1mm under surface is required.MET. Weld process used for class "a.6. These welds shall be carried out with a special WPQ considering a greater root gap. 36 di 89 Qualified root gap values.  permanent backing strip with root gap values higher than 12mm up to 20mm (paragraph3. including qualified tolerance.A. Considered welds are single side only.).7. b" closure welds can be used for welds in other structural classes in case of high root gap. following the relevant requirements of this specification. may be difficult to be reached during assembly phase. 5. 5 December 2001 Pag. b" closure welds shall be carried out in accordance with the following requirements. In this case only class "a.5.STR. The above described conditions are reported in the following table 5. follows mixed process requirements including KCV test in WM and HAZ.5.1.5 and 5.SPC Rev.3. WPS to apply shall be chosen by the Contractor considering actual situations and bevel mismatch and Client shall be informed on the choice.)  with root gap higher than 20mm an insert is required.5 CLOSURE WELDS 08833. or with a different WPQ. When the root gap exceeds qualified value the following possibilities apply:  3mm buttering on each bevel with root gap values between 4mm and 12mm as maximum (see paragraph 3.2 in function of the element thickness: TABLE .p.4. Divisione Agip 5. following the tolerance values indicated in paragraph 5. in root region. indicating the applied procedures. First pass with root gap exceeding 4mm. Special and limit situations shall be approved by Client. In this case only Charpy-V test. with SMAW process is not allowed. hardness and bends. . Buttering carried out by SMAW process does not require qualification with thickness up to 6mm. otherwise GTAW process may be used both for buttering and air closure. GTAW root process used both for buttering and filling.

or if any of the stubs has wall thickness greater than 40mm Welds in regions other than the above  Any welds on structural element of any class having wall thickness greater than 65mm Additional areas requiring PWHT and areas where PWHT may be omitted shall be indicated on construction drawings. temperature gradients. Contractor can propose. No welds. shall be heat treated more than once.p. soaking temperature range and time. that weld joint mechanical properties satisfy the requirements of this specification also after repeated heat treatment. in as rolled conditions.STR.Eni S. The procedure is to be submitted to the Client's approval. For every application procedure shall include a drawing of the items. 5 December 2001 Pag. insulation. No KCV are required on base material.5.SPC Rev.3):  backing strip shall not be tack welded to member outside of bevel. or part thereof. For a girth weld a maximum of three continuous strips may be used. supporting method and location of all thermocouples.MET. 5. Divisione Agip 08833. marked with a clear identification. Additional temporary stiffeners shall be used to avoid any final distortion of the items free ends when D/t ratio is above 40. control devices and recording equipment.6. In the latter case additional requirements may be required For TM steels Contractor shall seek the advice of steel-maker before starting PWHT. heating facilities. 37 di 89 5. All temperature charts shall be signed. If it is necessary to repeat the heat treatment Contractor shall demonstrate.6 STRESS RELIEVING POST WELD HEAT TREATMENT Stress relieving is to be performed in accordance with a PWHT procedure specification. Backing strip material shall be EN 10025 S235JR. with additional qualification tests. and filed The stress relieving post weld heat treatment is required in the following cases: Welds in tubular nodal joints of classes "a" and "b":  The whole fabricated node if chord wall thickness is greater than 60mm. otherwise joint shall be cut.2 Permanent backing strip In this case the following requirements shall be fulfilled (see fig.A. to Client for approval. or equivalent. even if completed. dated at both start and finish points.1 Heat treatment conditions . 5. a detail procedure for the use of failure mechanical assessment (FMA) in alternative to PWHT. 3.  backing strip dimension should not be greater than 4mm thickness and 40mm wide. This specification is to detail heating and cooling rates. Support positioning shall be defined assuming a yield strength of 35MPa at soaking temperature. Strip interruptions shall not be wider than 1mm.

additional pyrometers should be used to check that undesirable thermal gradients do not occur. Soaking time is to be 2. with weld in the centre.STR. between the outside and the inside surface is not to exceed 50°C.SPC Rev. or in local manner.6. or item part. . Temperature shall be recorded continuously and automatically. 5 December 2001 Pag. Divisione Agip 08833.p.5 hours. A minimum total insulated band width of 10√(Dt/2) is recommended for this purpose. The procedure specification for stress relieving shall contain the calculations of the necessary heat power and insulation. During the stress relieving heat treatment the furnace atmosphere shall be controlled so as to avoid excessive oxidation of the surface of the item. 5. The same may not be taken out from furnace if its temperature is over 300°C. Sufficient insulation shall be fitted to ensure that the temperature at the edge of the heated band is not less than half the peak temperature. Thermocouple locations shall be selected to ensure that the whole item. during heating and cooling phases. 38 di 89 Soaking temperature is to be within the range 590°C ±10°C: therefore temperature all over the points of the item to be treated shall be within this range. the temperature measurement point.3 Local heat treatment Local heat treatment is to be carried out by electrical heating: resistance or induction. this choice depends by the item dimension only. or closer than 300mm from inside walls. The temperature difference on the item. Any local stress relieving heat treatment is subject to Client's approval.6.A.MET.2 Furnace heat treatment The item may be introduced in the furnace if this has not a temperature over 300°C. Soaking time begins when the lowest measured temperature value is within soaking temperature range. being treated is within the range specified. with a minimum of 1.5 minutes for each millimetre of thickness of the thickest member in item. The adjacent portion of the item outside the heated zone shall be thermally insulated such that the temperature gradient is in accordance with above paragraph. No parts of the item shall be closer than 200mm from furnace sole plate. There shall be no direct impingement of flame on the item. Cooling down below 300°C shall be in air. measured along symmetry lines and planes shall not exceed 50°C. 5. between any point of the item far not less than 4500mm shall not exceed 150°C. In circumferential seams the width of the heated band shall be not less than 5√ (Dt/2). Item temperature shall be recorded from introduction in the furnace until taking out. The heat treatment may be done introducing the item in the furnace. the actions to take in case of temperature difference exceeding the above values and in case of any thermocouple damage.Eni S. Rate of increasing and decreasing temperature is to be 55°C per hour maximum for temperatures above 300°C.

1).7 PRODUCTION TESTING COUPONS Production weld test coupon shall be tested as follows:  1 transverse tensile stress test  1 straigth bend test  1 back bend test  1 FL + 2 mm Charpy-V strength and welding test. . RT shall be performed in addition in questionable interpretation.STR. The following frequency shall be used:  class "a.SPC Rev. If production testing coupon presents defects not acceptable to this specification the WPS becomes suspect: causes are to be determined and submitted to Client. two lateral bend tests can be accepted. b" welds: a production testing coupon for every 100 m welds. 39 di 89 as an alternative to the straigth and back bend tests. All production joints represented by this production testing coupon shall be 100% UT to demonstrate are free from the same unacceptable defects. if no recent qualification of the procedure is available (see section 3.  class "d" welds: a production testing coupon for every 200 m welds. thickness or process.Eni S. The production testing coupon shall be taken in accordance with a proper plan submitted by the Contractor for the Client's approval This plan will take into account any similar condition for any type of joint. Note: 08833. performed in furnace together with relevant joint.MET. the production testing coupon shall be tested after the same heat treatment. with a maximum of 25 circumferential or longitudinal welds.  class "c" welds: a production testing coupon for every 150 m welds. The first production testing coupon shall be taken at the start of production. For stress relieved joints. and samples shall be representative of different base material casts and different welding consumables batches throughout production. and 200mm for greater thicknesses.A.  1 macro and hardness test. Divisione Agip 5. All coupons shall be 100% UT and 100% MT as per this specification. 5 December 2001 Pag. The coupon size shall be sufficient to obtain the required type and number of specimens. Production weld test coupons for butt welds shall not be considered representative for fillet and T butt welds. Client may allow reduction of frequency after initial satisfactory results. Production testing coupon welding shall be carried out by the same equipment and steel used in production at that time. In any case the coupon length shall be not less than 150mm for thickness up to 20mm. Otherwise all represented production welds shall be subjected to the Client's approval. The requirements and acceptable limits foreseen for the procedure qualification apply. with a maximum of 25 circumferential or longitudinal welds. even if carried out with the same WPS.p.

 welder or welding operator identification number. Divisione Agip 08833. For circumferential welds with horizontal fixed axis.6. At the time of the tests Contractor shall record at least:  data required on PQR during weld procedure qualification. If the retest fail production test coupon shall be rejected all the welded joints represented by the coupon shall be rejected.  corresponding production weld number.7.2 Tee butt joints The coupon shall be prepared from a test coupon cut from an excess length of a piece.2 for the test of the welding procedure) 5. coupons shall be carried out in vertical position.  consumable batch numbers and identification number of represented weld.  location of test.  identification numbers of equipment used. 5. or a test coupon attached to the end of the piece and welded to form a continuous seam. including the represented welds identification.7. 5 December 2001 Pag. For thickness > 45 mm impact test shall be carry out also on root region (as foreseen at section 3.SPC Rev.MET. 5.1 Butt welds For longitudinal seams the coupon shall be prepared from a test coupon attached to the end of the longitudinal seam being fabricated and welded to form a continuous seam.Eni S.4 Retest In case of failure of one test the provisions indicated in section 3. For circumferential welds the coupon shall be prepared by a simulation of production welding to be welded in location very close to one of the represented production joints and at same production welding time. 5.  date and time.STR.8 WELDING PARAMETER CHECKING .3 apply.p. 5.7.7.6.3 Tubular joints (TKY welds) The coupon shall consist of three T butt joints with edge preparation and dihedral angle corresponding to the values applied during welding procedure qualification. 40 di 89 Contractor shall present to the Client approval a detailed programme of execution of production testing coupon.A.

A. 5 December 2001 Pag. 41 di 89 Welding parameter check may be applied after to have verified the first production coupon weld soundness. . Divisione Agip 08833.STR. Client anyway may require a production test coupon whenever he considers necessary.Eni S.MET. Before starting fabrication Contractor shall submit to Client's approval the procedure and checking methods that he intends to use to this purpose. Welding parameters checks shall be continuous all over the production.SPC Rev. Acceptability of welding parameter checking procedure is solely to Client.p.

2 6. and any movement out of the level shall be immediately rectified by appropriate shimming to re establish a level plane.Eni S. 5 December 2001 Pag. 6. when forseen. 6.p.2.A. The Contractor shall submit his dimensional control procedures indicating proposed methods of monitoring dimensions. The Contractor shall survey and control dimensions before fit-up for welding of additional components and sections.1 FORMING Tubular fabrication Tubular may be formed with calendar rolls axis both parallel or orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the plate (plate rolling direction).2. Tubular may be re rolled after welding in order to reduce deformations. TM steel shall not be hot formed. In this case WPQ mechanical testing shall be performed in the same final condition. SA 2 level. For TM steels Contractor shall seek the advice of the steel-maker before start any warm forming activity. All defects that may appear after forming shall not exceed 3mm in depth.1 FABRICATION GENERAL 08833.2. Qualification shall be carried out within the terms and as specified in paragraph 6. Fabrication shall proceed on a flat and level surface and frequent checks shall be made on the supports and blocking. The forming shall be not carried out in the temperature range from 200 to 450°C or above 800°C. tolerances (if given) and the final survey shall meet the defined tolerances. Work shall not be performed when weather does not permit satisfactory workmanship or when particular conditions prevent adequate inspection. in order to demonstrate that the joint is not impaired by the re rolling process. 42 di 89 All fabrication and erection shall be in accordance with these specification requirements. including final re forming calibration process.7. Re rolling carried out with an equipment type different from that used for forming shall be subject to Client's approval.3 Surface preparation Plates having surface condition that may impair the forming operation or which may have scale incorporated into its surface shall be restored by blasting. Dimensions shall be checked at each stage in accordance with the fabrication procedure.MET. before forming.SPC Rev.2.2 General Contractor is to qualify each complete forming process. i. above 600°C. Divisione Agip 6 6. . 6.e. their tolerances compatibility and construction method philosophy to the Client before commencing fabrication.STR.

the item shall be submitted to a thermal relieving treatment before the start of operations.6 Hot forming Hot forming is carried out beyond 600°C up to 800°C. For assembled elements.Eni S. heat treatment included. 6.MET. shall be carried out according to a procedure previously approved by the Client.p. as an alternative. shall be qualified with the tube in its final condition. TM steels should not be hot formed. In all the other cases. For this purpose.7 Qualification of the forming procedure Each forming process. When the cold forming is executed on a plate which has not been submitted to any ageing test. subsequent welded according to that foreseen by the fabrication specification and cold sizing. When the cold forming is executed on plates which have already pass successfully through the ageing test foreseen in the specification 08832 STR-MME-SPC " OFFSHORE PLATFORMS . and the actual diameter/thickness ratio is less than 30. Divisione Agip 6. Deformations greater than qualified value shall require new qualification. including re rolling where used. measuring the gap between the weld and gouge itself.2.7 and the true deformation is higher.Steel for structure" Rev.A. Forming process shall be followed by normalization heating treatment to restore the mechanical steel characteristics All forming processes.SPC Rev.5 Warm forming Forming processes carried out from 450°C up to 600°C shall be considered as "warm forming".1. 43 di 89 Cold forming is considered the forming carried out at ambient temperature.2. The local deformation at weld level shall be measured by a straight gouge 300mm long. the plate shall be submitted to a new ageing test with a strain value not less than the real one. or to a thermal relieving treatment.4 Cold forming 08833. 6. 5 December 2001 Pag. including cold re rolling for tube calibration after welding. one plate for eache heat / steel quality and thickness shall be submitted to an ageing test with a deformation value not less than the real value. The length of the sample shall be equal to the diameter of the tube used and can not be less than 1m. . an element of welded tube shall be carried out for every grade and quality of steel according to the proposed procedure.2. From the sample coupon shall be obtained in order to carried out the tests indicated in table 6.STR. the relieving treatment can be executed just before the start of operations. cold forming can be carried out on plates without any additional test.2. 6.

 steel grade lower than those qualify.2.2. First specimens set shall be taken from the outer surface.1: TYPE AND TEST NUMBER 08833.  D/t ratio greater than the qualification value.STR. The following requirements shall be fulfilled:  gas torch may be used.  impact properties lower than specify. Hot straightening shall be carried out to a Client's approved procedure. jacket legs.SPC Rev. 6. All class "a" elements.Eni S.6 for the grade and quality steel on test. 6.  cold expansion rate or deformation after welding restored by the re-rolling not beyond the tested value.  maximum temperature shall not be greater than 550°C and shall be kept under full control at least by means of portable contact thermocouple. (2) Test shall be carried out on base material and HAZ with at least three readings for each test The tests and requisite conditions shall be the same as those described in paragraph 3. 5 December 2001 Pag. Previous qualifications accepted by Client avoid new qualification.A. the second specimens set shall be taken from the inner surface. Divisione Agip TABLE 6.8 Validity limits of forming qualifications procedure The forming procedure is valid within the following limits:  same fabricator.9 Hot Straightening Hot straightening may be applied to recover excessive deformations caused by welding or stress relieving.p. deck legs. jacket nodes and padeyes shall not be submitted to hot straightening in any care. . Specimen shall be taken on base material close to the welding. 44 di 89 Thickness < 16 mm Type and number of tests 1 set for KCV impact test (1) 1 tensile test on base material 3 macro and hardness on base material and HAZ (2) 2 set for KCV impact test (1) 1 tensile test on base material 3 macro and hardness on base material and HAZ (2) > 16 mm Note: (1) Impact test specimen set (KCV) shall be taken at 2 mm under the surface with axis perpendicular to the longitudinal tube axis. but heated areas shall not be larger than 60mm.MET.  same manufacturing process.  same calender process.

provided that the attachment thickness is not greater than 20mm and the welds location are not closer than 51mm from any weld. In this last case too they must be maintained at a minimum number. After the structure completion.MET.p. In these cases welding shall be allowed. . all temporary erection loads imposed on the structure from supports.  The heating should be rapid. Flush grinding is required for structural elements of classes "a". All attachments shall be welded to the structure according to this specification requirements and approved procedures.  Conduct a qualification test of the flame straightening procedure in question. temporary cranes. during site assembly. The qualification test should incorporate: . 6. by water or other means.metallographic examination.tensile test. jacking and slinging at each stage of the structure assembly. all welded attachments shall be removed by flame cutting 5mm from the base material. Divisione Agip 08833. 45 di 89  steels with 500MPa tensile strength.STR.impact test .3 WELDED ATTACHMENTS Welded attachments to the structure not shown on the construction drawings shall not be permitted except for temporary and non-structural attachments. staging. followed by smoothing corners. . at each stage of the structure assembly. .  If possible utilize mechanised equipment to moving of the heat source. during site assembly. Attachments shall not be removed by hammering or any other method that may cause mechanical damage to the surface. welding shelters and temporary works. in order to introduce as little heat as possible. 5 December 2001 Pag. The interested areas shall be carefully examined by MPI and the results shall be reported. the local or overall stability from self weight and environmental loads. shall not be fast cooled.SPC Rev. .5 mm. These include scaffolding.Eni S. "b" and "c" and where paint is foreseen.  Follow the advice (recommended practice) provided by the steel manufacturer. 6. and to limit the amount of heat that is conducted away from the zone to be heated.hardness measurements. All hot straightening operations shall be witnessed by Client.  The depth of the visible HAZ in a transverse macrosection should not exceed 2.A. or higher. Contractor shall consider.4 SITE ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES Contractor shall consider. Temporary attachments welding to nodes or PWHT elements are not allowed.

Unless otherwise restricted by construction drawings.g. 5 December 2001 Pag. b and c" interested shall be carefully examined visual and MPI and the results shall be reported. 6. burrs.7 RAT HOLES Rat holes are required when shown on construction drawings and whatever they are necessary to full penetration weld execution (e.MET. each bar shall be pressed in firm contact with the underlying structure and secured with a minimum 50mm line tack weld. 46 di 89 Contractor shall provide during the assembly phase storage for all items. 6. Steel floor plate shall not present subsidence higher than 3mm measured with a 1200mm length gouge. to seal all facing surfaces from corrosion.5 6. Seal fillet welds shall have a minimum leg length of 4mm. when a stiffener weld crosses a full . 6. Divisione Agip 08833.5. the Contractor shall remove all welds. The areas of components "a.SPC Rev. Seal welds and butt joints shall be staggered at least 50mm.6 FINISHING OF SURFACES As fabrication of various items or portions of the structure is completed. the surrounding heated area of zinc galvanised bar grating and the bar grating cuts shall be touched-up according with the relevant painting specification or as per procedure.STR. bar grating may be attached by either tack welding or bolting. All floor plate under-side shall be 100% seal welded to deck stringers and other supporting. If tack welded. tack welds and other marks made by scaffolds or temporary bracing used in the fabrication procedure.2 Steel floor plate All butt type joints shall be double welded to produce an 85% fused joint minimum.5.Eni S. The tack weld.1 MANUFACTURED AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Bar grating Bar grating shall be cut to dimension and installed as shown on the construction drawings. visual and PT inspected. API RP 2A). All arc-strikes and burn marks shall be ground smooth.A. 6. to prevent their damage from environmental. The welding of forced members shall not be allowed unless Contractor shows that the induced stresses are lower than those of design. Contractor shall make provision for alignment correction at each stage of the structure assembly provided he demonstrates to Client satisfaction that the induced stresses in the items are lower than the admissible value (ref.p.

otherwise iron mastic approved by Client may be applied. 6. After final tightening. etc. cotter pin or locknut. 47 di 89 penetration weld joint).Eni S.STR. All bolts shall be of a length such that they will extend entirely through but no more than 6mm beyond the nut and locknut.5mm larger than the bolt diameter. with Client's approval.p. No rat holes are permitted on tubular members.SPC Rev.MET. Bolt heads and nuts shall rest squarely against the metal surface. . Sealing shall be made with a thin steel plate.3mm): Stiffener thickness (t) in mm Rat hole radius (R ) in mm t < 20mm R = t + 15 mm t < 35mm R = t + 10 mm t > 35mm R = t + 5 mm The surfaces of the holes shall be smooth and without any indentation. boxed support. Equipments. When weld joint crossed is fillet welded. Full penetration welded stiffeners shall blend onto parent material inside rat hole. dimensions of rat holes shall be the follows (+/. fillet welded. 5 December 2001 Pag.A. Divisione Agip 08833. Fillet weld shall be returned through the rat hole. nuts shall be locked by tab washer. bolt material and tightening torque shall meet the requirements specified on construction drawings. Bolts shall be freely insertable into the holes without damage to the thread. a 45° clip of sufficient width may be provided on stiffener corner in order to shape it onto weldment and facilitate complete stiffener fillet welding. No bolt holes shall be enlarged by burning or flame cutting. When not otherwise indicated on the design drawings.g.) shall be seal closed before paint is applied.8 BOLTED CONNECTIONS Bolt holes shall be drilled at right angles to the metal surface and shall have at least a diameter 1. box beam. In these cases the use of rat holes shall be minimized. In this case only Contractor shall define the relevant solution. Rat holes in structural elements to be painted but which are not accessible to back side (e. about 5mm thickness.

TABLE 7.Eni S.5 times the above.5% D Nr. 7. of measures (*) two diameters four diameters six diameters Two diameter measurements may not be at 90° between them. at the same section.75% D greater of 15mm or 0. at each 3m interval.1: OVALITY VALUES AND MEASUREMENT NUMBERS Diameter (mm) ≤ 600 ≤ 2000 > 2000 Value 1% of diameter greater of 6mm or 0.3 Ovality (General) Ovality is intended as the difference between the maximum and the minimum diameters.p.MET. necessary for monitoring and controlling dimensions and tolerances. This difference shall not be greater than 0.SPC Rev.1. in various position. 5 December 2001 Pag. The following sections give the admitted tolerances for every measurable dimension and shape of structural elements. 7. The following table 7. Intermediate measured values shall not differ more than 1. based on EEMUA 158 optimum centre out of circularity. measured either internally or externally.1.1 applies. whichever is less.1 7. The average radius defined by optimum centre and the radius measurements. Divisione Agip 7 PREFABRICATED ITEMS TOLERANCES 08833.25% of the external ring stiffener diameter. NODES AND CONES Circumference Circumference measured with tape shall not differ from theoretical value more than ±1% of nominal circumference or 10mm.A.1 FABRICATED TUBULARS. Ovality shall be checked at each item end. relevant to the optimum centre shall be calculated in accordance with a procedure. in different points. with current valid calibration certificates. 7. 48 di 89 The Contractor shall provide personnel with qualified surveyors. .1. The circumferential tolerance shall not be reason for increasing the mismatch tolerated by this specification. but carried out in the position with maximum and minimum value. approved by Client.2 Ring stiffeners out of circularity For each ring stiffener shall be checked the difference between the actual radius and the average radius.STR. The measurement shall be carried out at 600mm from any tubular splice and at tubular ends. equipment and instruments. and at midway between two ring stiffeners. at each circumferential seam.

1%L or 3mm. 49 di 89 Measuring method.0 + 100mm from length shown on fabrication drawings. stubs and cones shall be within .1.A.1. 7.4% of the diameter. 7. This value shall not exceed 20% of the wall thickness. Straightness shall be checked in at least two perpendicular planes. This control shall be carried out on tubular elements with diameter greater or equal than 1000mm.1. and the positions shall be those indicated in table 7. TABLE 7. The check shall be either on the inside or outside. .5 Local out of straightness Local out of straightness is the deviation of the shell plate from its axis. b.p. with more than two diameters. c" members out of straightness tolerance is the greater of 0.2 along all tubular element.Eni S.1.1.7 Ends perpendicularity Ends perpendicularity shall be held within 3mm. Local out of roundness shall not be greater than 0. but not greater than 12mm. 7.SPC Rev. Divisione Agip 08833.6 Out of straightness Structural classes "a. Local out of straightness shall be checked on tubes with nominal outside diameter greater than 2000mm or with nominal outside diameter/wall thickness ratio greater than 65.MET. and the measurement is verified all over the circumference (360°). 5 December 2001 Pag. may be equally spaced instead of maximum and minimum position. This tolerance shall not be cumulated with weld root gap tolerance 7.STR.4 Local out of roundness Local out of roundness shall be measured by means of a 20° gauge having a theoretical tubular form.2: LOCAL OUT OF STRAIGHTNESS Type of joint Unstiffened tubular Stiffened tubular node barrels Manways after welding Check location 45° intervals of arc with template L = 3000mm 20° intervals of arc with template L = distance between stiffeners or 3000mm in other uses at the centre and manway quarter points with template L = 1000mm 7.8 Prefabricated nodes Length tolerance of node cans.

For permissible variations from flatness of web see AWS D1.2. but not greater than 12mm. Stiffeners in tubulars shall be fitted with an accuracy of 12mm.2.1%L or 3mm. The deviation of the flange edge. The maximum bow in the web of an internal or external ring stiffener shall be within 1% of the nominal web depth.9 Ring stiffeners Rings stiffeners in node cans and cones shall be fitted.1 / 2000 Code. out of straightness and verticality is the greater of 0. 7. with respect to their theoretical location shown on fabrication drawings to an accuracy of ±1/3 stiffener thickness but not more than 6mm.1 to paragraph 5.1 Global tolerances Structural class "a.2 Local tolerances Flange eccentricity shall be equal to 0.2%L or 5mm but not greater than 25mm.23 from paragraph 5. Each actual stub centre line shall be kept within 10mm cylinder from its theoretical position shown on the fabrication drawings (fig 7. 5 December 2001 Pag. Divisione Agip 08833. 7. b" members.6. 7. from the diameter measured at the flange centreline shall be within 5% of the nominal flange width. For more explanation see fig 7. Tilt and roof shape shall be equal to (1+0. The internal or external ring stiffeners inclination shall be within 1% of the nominal web depth but not more than 6mm.3) . section 6. with b is the flange width and t the thickness.2 ROLLED OR FABRICATED BEAM Fabricated structural steel section tolerances shall comply with section 5. The out of straightness and verticality tolerance for girder and beam with hollow section is the greater of 0.1.01b)mm but not greater than 6mm.02b.2.1.1).1 / 2000 paragraph 5. If ring stiffener is fabricated in two or more pieces and if flange is required the buttwelds mismatch shall not exceed 0. but not more than 3mm.23.Eni S. All other tolerances not considered here shall be in accordance with EEMUA 158.9 of AWS D1. 7. (fig.A. one of the diameters is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the node chord.23. For ring stiffeners in nodes and in node cones the same tolerance is 0. 50 di 89 Actual stub centre line is intended as the intersection of two orthogonal diameters at both ends of the stub. with maximum value equal to 6mm.2. of an internal or external ring stiffener.STR.5%h with maximum value of 3mm. no hollow sections.p.23.MET.1 stiffener web or flange thickness nor 3mm. 7.2.SPC Rev.

7. Divisione Agip 08833. 7. 7.MET. where t is the web thickness.2. but not greater than 10mm.STR.3 STIFFENED PLATE PANELS The following apply.Eni S.p.4). when present.2. . Web bow shall be equal to 0. 5 December 2001 Pag. The outstand of web stiffener under load bearing surfaces shall be within 0. 51 di 89 Web girder twisting shall be equal to (1+0.4).5t. Welds shall be returned through the rat hole. 7. Web stiffener out of straightness shall be within 0. 7.5: TABLE 7. Web stiffeners shall be fitted with respect to their theoretical location to an accuracy of half stiffener thickness.5% L1 lateral to the plate plane Where: L1 is the distance between two consecutive stiffeners h is the height of the stiffeners.15% L Limiting value(mm) 10 10 15 TABLE 7.01h)mm.3: TOLERANCES FOR PLATE PANEL Tolerance type Plane out of position Global lateral deflection between principal stiffeners Global lateral deflection between secondary stiffeners Tolerance value 0.3 Web stiffener Web stiffeners location between girders flanges shall be within tolerances values. where h is the web height in millimetre.A.4: TOLERANCES FOR PLATE PANEL STIFFENER Tolerance type Inclination ay Out of position py Nodal out of position py Tolerance value 2.5% of the maximum web height but not more than 3mm of a perpendicular set out from two girders flanges3mm (fig.3% L 0.SPC Rev. but not greater than 6mm.5% L1 0.01h with maximum value equal to 0.15% L. 7. but not more than 3mm (fig.5% h 5% h 5% h Limiting value(mm) 5 10 3 5 Out of straightness sy both orthogonal and 0. with reference to fig.4 Fillet welds execution Weld passes shall be continuous to prevent any risk of crevice corrosion.

A.1 Stiffeners forming cruciform arrangements Where a combination of stiffeners (ring. Weld beads distance from circumferential barrels butt welds shall not be less than 51mm. Tolerance on position of each weld bead is ±5mm with respect to what required on fabrication drawings. web) from a cruciform arrangement with other member or stiffener the mismatch of the alignment through the joint shall be according to table 7. TABLE 7. However not more than one weld bead per sleeve may be out of pitch.7 for indication.Eni S.4. 7. The height of the bead shall to be a tolerance of -0 to +2mm.5. UT check shall be performed where external measurement can not guarantee the alignment.6.4. Divisione Agip 08833. 52 di 89 7.3. max 6mm As built dimensions shall be used to align members. 7. 7. .STR. diaphragm.7. max 10mm t2 / 2. See fig. The actual size of any opening shall be within a tolerance of ±2mm of the theoretical dimensions.5: MISMATCH VALUE Thickness t3 > t1 and > t2 t2 > t3 and > t1 for t1 . Mismatch t3 / 2.SPC Rev.1 OTHER FABRICATION DETAILS Weld beads for grouting Weld beads position and size shall be in accordance with the construction drawings.4 7. measured at weld toes. The barrels length shall therefore be defined also taking into account the above requirements.MET.2 Opening and penetration holes The centreline point of any opening and penetration shall be within a tolerance of ±10mm of the theoretical central point.p. The weld beads pitch is to be constant throughout the zone where weld beads are required and are to be kept equal between sleeves and piles. t2 and t3 identification see fig. 5 December 2001 Pag.

obtained as per fig.4 JACKET SLEEVES AND SHEAR PLATES Completed pile sleeves out of roundness shall be measured at shims location and mid-way of these positions.1. TABLE 8.MET. 53 di 89 Final fabrication tolerances shall be within the tolerance values specified here below. The out of roundness measurements shall be as per paragraph 7. TABLE 8.2: DISTANCE TOLERANCES Measures Length between first and last node working points on jacket legs Distance between working point not involving one leg nodes placed on the same plane involving one leg nodes Distance between abutting jacket and deck node working point Tolerance (±) ± 16mm 30mm 25mm 12mm 8.SPC Rev.A.1 POSITION OF NODES The node working point (intersection point among items axis measured on structure) (fig. 8. Divisione Agip 8 FINAL FABRICATION TOLERANCES 08833.1) shall be positioned within the error sphere whose radius is indicated in table 8. 8. The actual centre shall not be far more than 12mm from best fit line. checked in at least two perpendicular planes shall not exceed 1/1000 of measured length with maximum value of 10mm.STR. 8.2 shows the tolerance values of some structural dimensions.4 only at top and bottom shim location.1: NODES POSITIONS Node type Jacket and deck matching nodes Other leg nodes Other nodes Tolerance 6mm 10mm 15mm Table 8.2 JACKET LEGS HORIZONTAL AND DIAGONAL MEMBERS STRAIGHTNESS Overall out of straightness of final structure axis. relevant to the theoretical position shown on fabrication drawings.1. 8.p. At mid shim location six diameters shall be taken in correspondence to the shims: the design value is to be respected as a minimum. 5 December 2001 Pag. .3 JACKET CENTERING GUIDE TUBES Conductor support centre.1.1. as an example of said above. measured on the structure shall be within a circle with 6mm radius centred in the drawing position.Eni S.4.8. At shims mid-way positions the measurement method and the tolerance values shall be as per paragraph 7.

Centreline of each sleeve shall be located within ±12mm of the relevant column best fit line.1 DECK PLANS Deck section columns The columns intersections centre (item axes intersection centre) measured on the structure shall be within the error sphere. Shear plate details out of plane shall be in accordance with table 8.3: SHEAR PLATE OUT OF PLANE Position Bow of straight free borders Horizontal stiffener between leg and sleeve Vertical stiffener straightness Planarity of sub-panel Planarity of full panel Value (± mm) ± 3 4 2 5 10 8. Tolerance among same level column shall not be higher than planarity and bevels mismatch limit.Eni S. the overall distances and elevations tolerances measured on structure. Position of shear plate joints onto leg and sleeve shall be within 6mm from the theoretical vertical plane containing leg axis and sleeve axis. TABLE 8. Divisione Agip 08833. whose radius is indicated in table 8. relevant to theoretical fabrication drawings position. TABLE 8.4. as an example. 54 di 89 The completed pile sleeves centrelines taken at shim location shall be within 6mm from their best fit line. The measurements shall be undertaken at the intersections of the sleeve with the horizontal connecting plates to the legs. TABLE 8.SPC Rev.MET.5 8.A.5.3.p. 5 December 2001 Pag.STR.4: HEADER POSITION Header Beams on column Beams on stringer Beams on principal beams Error sphere radius 6mm As said above.5: STRUCTURE MEASUREMENT Measurements Column distance Header distance Header elevation difference Tolerances ± mm 12mm 12mm 12mm Indicated tolerance shall not be higher than bevel mismatch. table 8. .5 gives.

SPC Rev.A. Out of straightness shall not exceed 0.5. Longitudinal seams. indicated on fabrication drawings. 5 December 2001 Pag.p.1% of any measured length. Measurement shall be repeated at a minimum of three radial points. Local deviation from straight generator is: . Distance between longitudinal seams shall be 300mm at least.2% of the outside diameter or 25% of the wall thickness.4 buoyancy tanks outside diameter at least. whichever is the less. Out of roundness shall be checked at each ring stiffener and in between two adjacent ring stiffeners and shall not exceed the 0. relevant to the theoretical plane.5% of the nominal external radius. Different wall thickness and/or diameter pile section positions shall be within ±75mm relevant to the theoretical distance. 8. The driving head face shall be worked (machined or grinded) to present a square surface perpendicular to pile centreline with maximum tolerance value of 0.3 Working plane position Deck and modules working plane position shall have a vertical outstand lower than R/500. Divisione Agip 08833.7 BUOYANCY TANKS The butt joint mismatch shall not exceed 0. Local out of roundness shall not be greater than 0.STR. 55 di 89 8. The minimum distance between two circumferential seams shall be 0. between two consecutive barrels shall be separated by a minimum of 100 gon.5. with 9mm as maximum.1t nor 3mm whichever is the less (t= weld thickness).6 PILES Overall piles length tolerance shall be ±300mm relevant to the fabrication drawing value. 8. Inserts or barrels of every pile shall never have length lower than 2m 8.01 gon. from head.2 Deck section plate Plates on deck beams shall not have sags higher than ±3mm relevant to theoretical bearings level. R is the distance from reference point.Eni S.MET. The checking straightness method by a taut wire along the pipe length is considered acceptable. The maximum number of water collectors shall be defined on construction drawing and Client shall define their position after welding of steel floor plates.5% of diameter. The ovality shall not exceed the greater of 10mm and 0.

1 Same buoyancy tanks reutilization for more than one launching Whenever buoyancy tanks have already been applied in several launchs.MET.5° of theoretical value. bend angle shall be within ±0. .9 J TUBES J tubes bends may be obtained either by hot forming or by cold forming processes. Contractor shall perform the following inspections:  100% visual inspection all over the structure. unless otherwise shown on fabrication drawings. Straigthness shall be in accordance with paragraph 8. t = shell thickness The circumference tolerance shall be + 25mm or .  100% UT on padeyes.7.  100% MT of high stress areas (padeyes and attachments). but not more than ±50mm.p.A. 5 December 2001 Pag. Bend radius tolerance shall be within ±2% of nominal radius. comparing the new inspection certificate with the previous one relevant to construction phase.6.5mm.8 CONDUCTORS Conductors shall be fabricated to a total tolerance of ±300mm from the length indicated on fabrication drawings.SPC Rev. Additional requirements shall be specified on fabrication drawings. Divisione Agip ∆g= Lg/120 where Lg is the gage length to be used which shall be: Lg= 4(Rt) where: R = shell radius. A minimum of 900mm over length shall be provided at top extremity. Ring stiffeners tolerances shall be in accordance with relevant sections. 08833. 8. 8.Eni S. 8. The measured distance between the actual centrelines of the lower and upper supports shall be within ±10mm of their theoretical dimensions. 56 di 89 The length tolerance shall be within ±50mm of theoretical length shown on fabrication drawings. J tube tolerance shall be in accordance with API 5L specification.STR. Conical head section length shall be within ±10mm of their theoretical length.

STR. and the handrail shall be plumb. the following may be applied:  anode translation from the defined position plus or minus one anode length. In case of interferences experienced with other welded items. Location of anodes shall be as close as possible to the lesser local dihedral angle of each stub-chord intersection. by Client. longitudinal or circumferential welds of tubulars.MET.12 HANDRAILS Fabrication and erection shall be performed to a degree of accuracy that the top rail shall be level to the eye. provided the angle between two successive anodes is not changed more than 45° from that shown on fabrication drawings. All cases of impracticable solution as per above requirement shall be decided on a case by case basis.A. Welds onto nodes (stubs or chords) are not allowed in any case. 8. landing and stairway shall be located within the following tolerances. Divisione Agip 08833.10 SUPPORTS CAISSON / RISER / J-TUBES Caisson/riser/j-tubes supports shall be located in such a way that the centreline of caisson/riser/j-tube at each horizontal frame is within ±25mm with respect to theoretical location shown on fabrication drawings. relevant to the fabrication drawings. 8.11 ANODES Anodes positioning shall be done according to relevant fabrication drawings with respect to a uniform distribution throughout the jacket.13 WALKWAYS. 57 di 89 Completed J tubes are to be pigged on site to ensure they are clear with no internal weld protrusions that may damage umbilicals and risers. LANDINGS AND STAIRWAYS Walkways. 5 December 2001 Pag. TABLE 8. 8. Distance among structural weld toes is not less than 150mm both on longitudinal and circumferential joint.Eni S. prior the messenger wire installation. .  anode rotation of 90° each side relevant to the position shown on the fabrication drawings. 8. or similar.SPC Rev.p.6: TOLERANCE FOR LANDING AND STAIRWAY Elevation Planarity Planimetric position ± 12mm ± 6mm each 3m length ± 12mm Distance among steps shall not be more than 3mm from theoretical position.

SPC Rev.Eni S.14 TEMPLATE DOCKING PILES CENTRING SYSTEM Template docking piles centring system shall be rected after having verified the actual engagement distances and verticality of the erected template docking piles The location of each pile centring cone measuring centre shall be within 12mm of the theoretical location shown on construction drawings.A. 5 December 2001 Pag.p. Divisione Agip 08833.MET.STR. 58 di 89 8. .

For offshore welds Contractor shall supply for approval a detail NDT procedure that shall include wait time.p. Divisione Agip 9 9.SPC Rev. NDT on weld class "a.2 DEFINITIONS The following definitions are used: NDT: VI: MT: PT: UT: RT: DAC: HD: Non Destructive Testing. c" shall be carried out only 48 hours after completion of welding. as per a proper schedule and relevant drawings supplied by the Contractor. 59 di 89 All welds are to be subjected to non destructive examination (NDT)as fabrication and construction proceed. 5 December 2001 Pag. Visual Inspection. All NDT reports are to include all data that allows to repeat the examination in the same conditions.A. Distance Amplitude Correction. Contractor shall formulate a quality control plan that shall contain mandatory NDT inspection and the time when they shall be done.MET. They are:  API RP 2X  API Standard 1104  EN 462  EN 970 . b.3 REFERENCE STANDARDS The standards and codes of practice called up by this specification are considered at the latest edition at time of contract award. This plan shall be submitted to Client's approval. Ultrasonic Testing.STR. The same requirement for weld class "d" with thickness higher than 20mm. Dye Penetrant Inspection. 9. before NDT and possible accelerated cooling procedures of the welds. after welding.Eni S. NDT on weld class "e" and on all other classes not considered above may be carried out 24 hours after welding completion. Radiographic Testing. Magnetic Particles Inspection.1 INSPECTION OF WELDMENTS GENERAL 08833. Inspection and NDT prior to PWHT shall be at the Contractor discretion and shall not avoid further tests. 9. Maximum Amplitude of Flaw Echo Height.

New UT procedures that permit both to correlate echoes with position on piece through scanner use and to record on magnetic support. 5 December 2001 Pag.A.4 METHODS OF NDT Accepted NDT methods are RT. d 12<t≤38mm RT MT t >38mm UT + 10%RT MT e all thicknesses MT T-butt Fillet UT MT MT PT Table shall be integrated with the following requirements. Gamma rays may be applied on yard only or on large prefabricated items. when the joint geometry issuch that RT is unappropriate. TABLE 9. .1: NDT APPLICABILITY Weld Classes Joint Butt t ≤12mm RT MT MT a. may be submitted to Client's approval. shall be compared with the results of UT control. other than to be in compliance with the requirements of this specification. Obtained results. UT shall be carried out for deck and modules beams. X rays for thickness above 38mm. 9. 60 di 89 Contractor shall equip themselves with copies of all the standards and codes referred to in this specification and shall make them readily available to all inspection personnel involved on work. MT and PT. c.MET.STR. UT shall be applied when RT inspection is not possible (i.SPC Rev. RT For thickness greater than 38mm. in addition to UT control. Divisione Agip  BS 6072  EN 473 08833.Eni S. Ir and Yt up to t=38mm. Thickness limits are relevant to complete one crossed by rays. T joints) or for offshore welds. In any case UT can not substitute RT for thicknesses lower than 10mm. The use of Co 60 is generally not acceptable. b. Following isotopes do not require Client's approval: Yt up to t=12mm. RT in shop are to be preferably executed by X ray equipment. Ir for thickness from 10mm to 19mm with qualification of the procedure test. UT UT shall be applied also for chevron cracks checks on SAW welds with thickness above 25mm. 10% of welds (one each ten examined) chosen at Client discretion shall be 100% RT. The indicated thicknesses are those referred to welding thickness.e. Their applicability shall conform to the following table. Change of NDT procedure based on these new techniques is solely at Client acceptance.p. UT.

The substitution with PT for parent materials with minimum yield strength not greater than 275MPa requires Client's approval. Welds class "a. The NDT control of sea fastening shall comply in any case with the code and the requirements of the Certifying Society in charge of the transport certification The percentages indicated on table 9. For weld class "e" and all classes bevel inspection.A. TABLE 10.5 EXTENT OF NDT Extent of NDT shall be as per following table.STR. and 100% inspection on one element every 10 welded elements. Where unacceptable flaws are detected in partially inspected seams the NDT percentage shall be doubled and extended to both adjacent sides of the defective area.2: EXTENTION OF NDT ON WELD CLASSES VI UT/RT MT PT Note 1: a 100% 100% 100% - b. d". Table shall be integrated with the following requirements.e. b.p. test percentage shall be 100%. c 100% 100% 20%(1) 100% d 100% 20% 20% - e 100% 20% The MT test for joints and closure welds adjacent to nodes shall be 100%.  20% inspection for the following elements from the same welding machine. The percentage extension shall be the same for main inspection. Other requirements For weld class "d" joints RT/UT percentage inspection shall be 20% on yard and 10% on shop.MET. the required indicated percentages may refer to the percentage of the completed joints of the same type to be inspected (i. Fillet welds class "a. except nodes and buoyancy tanks. Divisione Agip 08833. may be RT/UT inspected as follows:  100% inspection on the first three welded elements from every welding machine. c" mainly submitted to tensile stress. For welds with a length less than 1m. UT inspection to check chevron cracks shall be carried out even if RT inspection is standard method. SAW All longitudinal SAW welds class "b. selected by the Contractor. 5 December 2001 Pag. 20% means 1 weld over 5 to be 100% examined). b. 61 di 89 MT MT is the reference surface NDT methods for all welds of classes "a. with minimum inspection length of 1m. 9. b. c".2 refer to the total length of each weld. c. In case other unacceptable flaws are found in the new area the extension shall become 100%. PT may substitute MT without approval.SPC Rev. c" cruciform joints and start/stop points shall be RT inspected for a 300mm all around area.Eni S. . shall be UT inspected against lamellar tears and to verify the weld discontinuity.

cracks and other planar flaw. may be additionally tested up to 100%.  intensifying screens (front and/or back material. or by grinding to verify the laminated area depth. Bequerel. radiation angle with respect to weld and film.A.STR.  technique (equipment rating in voltage or curie.MET. 9.  film type (trade name and designation). focal spot). object film distance.Eni S. all welds made with the same welding procedure during the period in question.7.1.7 QUALIFICATION OF NDT PROCEDURES The Contractor shall prepare procedures for each of the NDT techniques he proposes to use. 5 December 2001 Pag.  geometric relationships (film focus distance. Any discontinuity extending 5mm and above shall be repaired. double wall/single image. all edges shall be inspected to find any eventual defects.e. external or internal equipment single wall. . is greater than 1% of the inspected length the Client reserves the right to increase NDT percentage up to 100%. If gamma rays. Divisione Agip 08833. thickness).2 shall apply for laminations defects check before the stub to node can and beam to flange welding.SPC Rev. The requirements of section 5. The inspection of the bevel edges shall be carried out with VI integrated with MT or PT when necessary to show defect. Welds of all classes except "e" that become inaccessible during item fabrication shall be 100% NDT. The extension of flaw behind the bevel shall be checked by appropriate UT examination using compression probes. Client may require the qualification of some or all of the procedures. min.p. after Client's request. mA. excessive slag lines and cluster porosities) occur repeatedly to Client opinion. by demonstration of their capability to detect known flaws. type of isotope).6 EDGE INSPECTION Prior to assembly for welding. 9. min). in joints with NDT percentage less than 100%. and submit these to the Client's approval prior to commence any testing. double wall/double image).1 Radiographic Testing (RT) The procedure specification for the radiographic testing is to include at least the following information:  radiation source (X-rays or gamma rays. In case the defective weld length. 62 di 89 If severe flaws (i. 9.  exposure conditions (kV.

7.p.4 shall apply 9. which is at least to include the following information:  type of instrument.SPC Rev.  frequencies.  calibration details. also for double walls 9. 5 December 2001 Pag.  type of transducer.). stopbath.3 Magnetic Particle Inspection (MT) .STR. The test pieces are to be available as reference all over the inspection work. In order to check the sensitivity.  surface requirements. but submitted to Client's approval.MET.  check of calibration. The representative radiographic procedures are to be qualified by making two radiographic exposures of a welded joint with the same or typical configuration and dimensions.  reference to applicable welding procedures.A. fixation.7.  material thickness and curvature range. UT carried out by automatic equipment is generally acceptable.  scanning techniques. In this case the requirements of section 9. drying. 63 di 89  processing (developing time and temperature.  film coverage. the above requirements apply images.  temperature range The qualification test is to be performed under normal working conditions and at Client presence.  density (the radiographs density measured on the sound weld metal image).  recording details. washing.Eni S.2 Ultrasonic Testing (UT) A procedure specification for the ultrasonic testing according API RP 2X is to be established. on a material equal to or similar to that which is to be used in the structure.  image Quality Indicator sensitivities in percent of the wall weld metal thickness based on sources and film side indicators respectively. etc.  type of couplants. Divisione Agip 08833.

and magnetic particle operators shall be qualified to EN 473 or an equivalent rule. The procedure is considered qualified based on approval of the testing procedure specification. If the qualification of the personnel is in doubt. Contractor is responsible for manufacturing suitable test joints.  wet or dry method.  make and type of magnetic particle and contrast paint.MET. . 5 December 2001 Pag. the Client may require their interdiction to production activities until their ability has been satisfactorily demonstrated.  evaluating size and location of reflectors. EN 473 or equivalent level III. Operators shall examine the number of test plates defined by the above scheme and shall set a written examination.Eni S.  classifying reflectors as planar.8 QUALIFICATION OF NDT PERSONNEL Radiographic. cylindrical or spherical.STR. The internal qualification of NDT personnelshall comply with EN 473. Moreover all ultrasonic operators shall be especially qualified in accordance with API RP 2X paragraph 2.  magnetizing current (for prod magnetizing: the prod type and spacing are to be stated).A.  type of equipment. Divisione Agip 08833. representative of the construction configuration that must be carried out. ultrasonic. is required within the project and within yard or shop organization.  performing an operational test under production conditions. 64 di 89 A procedure specification for the magnetic particle testing is to be established which is to include at least the following information:  materials and dimensions.p. including artificial and natural flaws. as supervisor. 9.3.  temperature range No special procedure qualification test is required. UT operators shall have up to date certification in accordance with ASNT-TC-1A and are to be capable of:  calibrating the equipment.SPC Rev.  surface preparation including background paint.  interpreting the screen display. RT operators are to be fully capable of performing an operational test using the qualified radiographic procedure. A scheme for qualification of operators conform to EN 473 or an equivalent rule shall be established by Contractor.

The execution procedures for the radiographic control must be qualified when the source is not accessible during the production control.9 VISUAL INSPECTION EXECUTION Visual Inspection shall be carried out in accordance with EN 970. only film side penetameters are required. The maximum acceptable film lengths are defined by the film references.MET.SPC Rev.p. In case that the source side is inaccessible during production radiography.2 Examination Image quality indicators shall be of the wire type as recommended by IIW/IIS 62-60 or ISO Standard and are to be placed on the source side.11.6 to 3. 5 December 2001 Pag.0 to 3. at 120° one from eachother.1 RADIOGRAPHIC TESTING EXECUTION General Contractor shall prepare a document in which he indicates the radiation source (X and isotopes) he intends to use in function of thickness ranges. If the panorama technique is used to include 100% of tubular girth weld in one exposure. For "double wall technique" the IQI sensitivity shall be calculated putting the total weld thickness penetrated. i.0 .Eni S. and the sensitivity of the source side indicator is to be equal to or better than the requirements given in for "single wall technique". 65 di 89 Operators performing MT testing are to be capable of performing an operational test. Divisione Agip 08833. using the test method or technique that is to be applied in production. The image quality indicators are to be clearly identified.3. 9.10 9. For single images the density shall be in the range 2. Only lead reinforced screens are to be used. In this case the permissible IQI values shall be double of those indicated (ref. shops) and relevant to the whole job conditions. If the multiple exposure technique is used. a minimum of three penetrameters are to be equally spaced around the circumference.STR. but shall be marked with an "F" and the procedure shall be qualified. two times the plate thickness plus the two weld reinforcements. worksite locations (yard.A. 9. The stub to node weld inspection shall be carried out with the aid of clipped disk. at the denominator of the formula. Radiographs are to have a density at the weld metal image in the range 2.1 ULTRASONIC TESTING EXECUTION Equipment . EN 462).e.10. 9.8 for the double images with a minimum of 1. 9. at least one penetrameter is to be recorded on each film.11 9.10. The film type utilised shall be as per ISO 5579.

For echo amplitude evaluation. Equipment horizontal and vertical linearity shall be always calibrated before the any examination beginning. 9.Eni S. . For portable testing equipment the IIW/ISO calibration block is to be used. Calibration of the ultrasonic equipment is to be carried out whenever it has been out of function for any reason.  include straight beam transducers. Divisione Agip 08833.11. 9. flaw length shall be evaluated with the "half-value-drop" method.SPC Rev. Flaw width shall be evaluated with the 6dB technique. using a 45° 4 MHz probe.  allow echoes with amplitudes of 5% of full screen amplitude to be clearly detectable under test conditions.  have a flat screen accessible from the front for direction plotting of reference curves.11. 60° and 70°.STR.  cover the frequency range from 2 to 6 MHz. UT equipment shall be left warming up before initiating the testing.A. The weld shall be ground as necessary to facilitate this inspection. Tandem technique keeping constant the inclination angle relevant to the weld seam axis may be applied. a DAC reference curve is to be established and plotted on the instrument screen.  satisfy vertical linearity according to ASME V and horizontal linearity in accordance with ASTM. The reference block for gain calibration and construction of DAC is to be manufactured from the actual production material and be in accordance with the requirements of API RP2X for Level A. 5 December 2001 Pag. SAW welds shall be examined for transverse (chevron) cracking by weld cap scanning.p. and angle beam transducers of 45°. 66 di 89 The equipment used for ultrasonic testing is to:  be applicable for the pulse echo technique and for the double probe technique. and whenever there is any doubt concerning proper functioning of the equipment.3 Examination Ultrasonic testing of production welds. shall be carried out in accordance with API RP 2X and with the following requirements. T-butt welds are to be examined also from through member opposite face. DAC curve construction shall be in accordance with the indications of API RP2X.MET. For SMAW welds the separate probes for transmitter and receiver method shall be applied when surface conditions are detrimental to correct inspection. The weld is to be examined from at least two sides.2 Calibration Calibration shall be in accordance with API RP 2X requirements.

 for sections with thickness 20mm or more. Surface shall be grind to an appropriate standard for the inspection purpose.MET.  AC electromagnetic yoke is to have a lifting power at least 4. free from any dirt that may interfere with the examination. This need not be proven by measurement in case of coil or prod magnetizing.5kg with 300mm prode spacing. 9. the examination is to be performed with the magnetic field shifted in at least two directions on each area.5 to 4.5 A per each mm prod spacing. Prods tipped with lead. and with thickness above 40mm the tandem technique shall be used. Equipment and calibration blocks applied to verify the above requirements shall be available to NDT personnel and to the Client. 5 December 2001 Pag. Divisione Agip 08833.1 MAGNETIC PARTICLE INSPECTION EXECUTION Equipment Only AC equipment or DC equipment with current obtained through half wave rectifier) may be used for testing.12 9. Inspection for acceptance of butt welds over 60mm thick. for surface defects only. the prod spacing is within the range 75200mm with a current of 5-6A for each millimeter.STR.  the coil magnetising current is to be chosen depending on the number of turns of the coil. the current is to be 3. To ensure detection of discontinuities having axes in any direction. 9. The equipment used for magnetic particle testing is to establish a field strength among 2400 A/m (30 Oersted) and 4000 A/m (50 Oersted).p.SPC Rev. . or "soft prods" are required. permanent magnets or equipment which introduce current directly in the item shall not be used.A.Eni S. shall include unrestricted scanning from the surface of the weld.  for sections with thickness less than 20mm. with prode spacing within the range 75-200mm. to which access is limited to one side only.12. For butt welds with bevel angle between 0° and 10°. The magnetic field adjustment shall be verified by a relevant instrument. provided the following requirements are met:  AC electromagnetic yoke is to have a lifting power of at least 5 kg at the pole working spacing. Other DC equipment.2 Examination The surface of the parts subjected to test is to be clean and dry.12. 67 di 89 The use of beam path lengths longer than 200mm is not allowed. The ratio between the ampere turns and the diameter of the pipe work piece to be tested is to be 8 to 16 ampere turns per each mm.

9.p.1 Visual Inspection Acceptance Standard All the outside and inside welds whenever accessible shall be visually inspected. Wet magnetic particle examination is not to be performed on parts with surface temperature exceeding 60°C. Divisione Agip 08833. Wet particles shall be applied on smooth welding surface only. Cracks and lamellar tears found by any of the NDT methods are not admitted in any case and for any weld classes.12. a weld flaw is itself a flaw and shall be repaired.13 STANDARDS OF ACCEPTABILITY Any weld imperfection that prevents the sizing of. Acceptable undercuts are as follows: TABLE 9.3: ACCEPTABLE UNDERCUTS Weld Classes Depth mm Length mm a 0. Glasses and contact lens shall not be photosensitive. and slag inclusions are to be repaired. Care is to be taken to avoid local heating of the test surface. when necessary. gas cavities. All this type of discontinuities shall be inspected to find out the originating cause. c 0.5 20 e 1 40 . it is necessary to wait 5 minutes for a correct heating and for a correct operation. Before light intensity measurement. Ultraviolet radiation light intensity shall be measured each 8 hour or whatever the working position is changed. All prod burns shall be ground out and PT. 9. 9.25 Intermittent b. 68 di 89 Non-fluorescent wet or dry particles are to provide adequate contrast with the background of the surface being examined.SPC Rev.3 Magnetic fluorescent particles This control type shall be done in a darkened room using an ultraviolet radiation light with wavelength within the range 3200/3800 Angstrom. There shall be 800 microwatt/cm² on the examined surface. Abutting porosities. the weld restored and a new NDT inspection carried out all over the interested area. Surface painting shall be used to improve the detection of flaws: white background paint is preferred. All detected defects that are higher than the following acceptability limits shall be repaired. Magnetic particle examination is not to be performed on parts with surface temperature exceeding 300°C. or may prevent the detection of. Before starting the testing the operator shall remain for 5 minutes to accustom his eyes to low luminosity.MET.Eni S. Ultraviolet radiation light shall be measured by a particular instrument.13.5 10 d 0.A.STR. Demagnetization shall be provided. 5 December 2001 Pag.

5t or 6mm 2t or 30mm not admitted not admitted not admitted Two gas cavities are treated like a linear porosity when the distance between them is less than 6 times the diameter of the biggest porosity. regardless of size.13. All other elements as nodes. deck beams and bracings.MET.p. All transverse defects are to be regarded as defects requiring repair. buoyancy tanks and their supports are excluded.5t d t/3 or 6mm 3t 12t or 150mm 6mm 2.5t or 60mm 10mm 1. root penetr. 9.2 RT Acceptance Standard Flaws on films appearing to meet the acceptance standards limits. b t/3 or 6mm 0. All echoes that exceed 50% DAC shall be classified and evaluated in size.5t over 12t 10mm 1.75t c t/3 or 6mm 1. 69 di 89 9.5t over 12t 1.5t or 6mm t or 20mm not admitted 1.SPC Rev. The lengths of acceptable volumetric flaws are as follows: TABLE 9. b HD > DAC (100%) 10mm HD > DAC/2 (50%) 20mm HD = maximum amplitude defect echo.A. All flaws classified as planar. 5 December 2001 Pag.Eni S.6. This requirement does not apply. The lengths of acceptable volumetric flaws are as follows: TABLE 9. c" as diagonals. . Divisione Agip 08833. clearly detected as lack of fusion and incomplete root penetration may be accepted for weld class "d" as per table 9. padeyes. like cracks or lamellar tears.5: NON PLANAR ACCEPTABLE UT FLAWS Maximum HD and DAC a. individual cumulative a. in accordance with table 9.4: ACCEPTABLE RT FLAWS Defect type Gas Cavities Linear Porosity individual cumulative Slag Inclusions individual cumulative Lack of fusion individual cumulative Incom. where indication can be unequivocally correlated to longitudinal defects.13.3 UT Acceptance Standard Any flaw from which echo height exceeds the DAC by 6db shall be repaired and reexamined. but having darkness density giving a doubt on their depth shall be re examined with UT technique. c 30mm 45mm d 40mm 60mm Planar defects. The lack of fusion and incomplete penetration acceptance standard for weld class "d" may be applied to longitudinal double welds class "b. shall be repaired whichever is their echo height.STR.5.

All other elements as nodes.  flaw description and dimensions.  sketch of the welded joint and probable flaw location.d " length cumulative 1.SPC Rev. 70 di 89 TABLE 9.  any remark. or as circular shape in other cases.  weld identification number. All surfaces to be examined shall be free from linear and rounded indications caused by weld defect. not weld geometry.5 Length (mm) t/2 1.  repair flaws.5t Max Individual 10mm 10mm The lack of fusion and incomplete penetration acceptance standard for weld class "d" may be applied to longitudinal double welds class "b. c. lack of fusion. The report is to indicate if the weld quality meets the acceptance standard limits of this specification. and there shall not be more than three indications in line. padeyes.5t over 12t Flaw type Lack of fusion Incomplete root penetration Depth (mm) 1.p. The minimum requirements shown in a NDT report shall be the following:  procedure qualification informations. deck beams and bracings. Divisione Agip 08833. Two gas cavities are treated like a linear porosity when the distance between them is less than 6 times the diameter of the biggest porosity.A.13.6: FLAW ACCEPTABILITY FOR WELD CLASS "b. separated by 1. and indicate the flaws to be repaired.4 MT Acceptance Standard Detected rounded indications shall be classified as elliptical shape if the length is equal to or less than three times the width. 9. having the limits indicated below:  linear indications are not acceptable whichever their dimensions.e.Eni S. .  acceptable rounded indications shall not be greater than 4mm. 5 December 2001 Pag. c" in diagonals.5t over 12t 1. incomplete penetration. buoyancy tanks and their supports are excluded.5 1. The report shall clearly show the type of flaw detected (i. the testing results.5mm or less from edge to edge.STR. Linear indications are the remainders.MET. porosity and slag) including a repairing flaws location sketch from a particular point choosen as reference.14 REPORTS Operator shall formalise. in the following 24 hours after test completion. 9.

 black light intensity.14.14. beyond general requirements. beyond general requirements.2 UT reports The report shall show.1 RT reports 08833. beyond general requirements.MET. . the following:  planar and not planar flaw evaluation.Eni S. the following:  tested surface conditions. the following:  film identification number. 5 December 2001 Pag. 9. 71 di 89 The report shall show. 9.SPC Rev.3 MT reports The report shall show. Divisione Agip 9.  film location.p.STR.14.  powder and solvent types used.A.

A.3 PNEUMATIC TESTING OF BUOYANCY TANKS AND JACKET LEGS Members that are designated to provide buoyancy shall be pneumatically tested prior to load-out. During testing flanged manways shall be tested with soap solution technique. The leak test shall be done by hydrotest at the maximum working pressure. 10.4 TESTING OF BALLASTING AND GROUTING SYSTEMS All equipment. Items such as bolt or pin shall be assembled.SPC Rev. Contractor shall carry out a yard assembly test in order to verify the correct fit. Flooding valves are to be lubrificated and checked before load out to ensure that they are in the closed position.Eni S.5 10.1 TESTING OF FIELD INSTALLED COMPONENTS PREASSEMBLY TESTING 08833. operability shall be tested while flooding lines are under pressure. and that protective caps or other obstructions are not present that would prevent proper valve operation. Testing shall be done according to relevant line service conditions (1. Handrail sections or other similar items shall be stamped or metal tagged so that it is possible easily to restore their exact position during offshore assembly.1 TESTING OF PACKERS SYSTEM Testing of line . and to verify for their smooth and free operability. fitted and welded so that the connection can be easily installed or removed. when present.p.5.3 bars and the variations measured over a period of 2 hours with a well-type manometer.MET.2 RISER PRESSURE TESTING Pressure test of risers shall be carry out in accordance with the requirements of the applicable project specifications. before the load-out. 10. 10.STR.2-0. components and piping of jacket ballasting and grouting system shall be tested both by pressure test and in working conditions. Reach-rods and flooding valves. 10. 5 December 2001 Pag. The air pressure shall be set to 0. Pressure testing shall be done in conditions of minimum temperature variation as per applicable piping specification. Pressure shall be maintained at least for one hour. Divisione Agip 10 10. 72 di 89 When large and complex assembly items shall be joined offshore. Flooding values shall be hydrotested to detect leaks either from body or trim.5 times the design pressure).

.2 Testing of packers When packers are already inside the barrels. the purchaser shall give a certification relevant to the acceptance test.Eni S.MET. dried and re-connected to the grout packers. Divisione Agip 08833.p.SPC Rev. Test pressure shall be 1. to prevent damage to grout packers. 5 December 2001 Pag.5.STR. There shall be no pressure drop and no leaks. 73 di 89 All air lines shall be isolated from the grout packers. 10. After testing of all lines.5 times the design pressure and shall be held for one hour.A. they shall be completely drained. before this testing to be done prior to load out. Contractor shall apply purchaser requirements for acceptance test when previous certification is not available.

Eni S. Divisione Agip 11 APPENDIX 1: STRUCTURAL CLASSES Structural Classes Definition Structural elements essential for the safety of the platform with low structural redundancy. Legs. Legs. flood and air system. Foundation piles. complex shape and stresses concentration not easily foreseeable Module and Deck 08833. Launchways and relevant attachments. Risers supports. structural walls. Padeyes for pile and conductors guides. Water tight diaphragms. predrilling template and conductors installation guides Pumps casing. Lifting padeye of jackets and templates and elements connected to. Fenders. bracings. Sleeves. Stairs and walkways. Lifting padeyes and their connection to the deck. 74 di 89 Jacket a Not typical nodes with complex geometry Not typical nodes with complex geometry b Structural elements essential for the global safety of the platform Typical nodes with simple geometry. Mud mats. Not structural walls.p. Boat landings. Anode core. Grouting. Buoyancy tanks.A. Tubular and beam elements situated between two legs. pin piles c Essential structural elements for the total structure safety with simple geometry and with fatigue stress not dimensioning Significant structural elements for the local safety of the structure Beams with height higher or equal to 300 mm or thickness higher than 15 mm. Stairs and walkways. sea fastening d Conductor guide frames.STR. Flare and supports bridges Typical nodes with simple geometry. bridge structure and flare structure Beams with height lower than 300 mm and thickness up to 15 mm. Diagonal braces. 5 December 2001 Pag. Blow down e Unimportant structural elements and nonstructural elements Chequered plates.SPC Rev.MET. Supports and reinforcements of floatation tanks. Draining system . sea fastening. Crane columns.

p.Eni S.A. Divisione Agip 12 APPENDIX 2: FIGURES 3.1 5.MET.2 3. 5 December 2001 Pag.SPC Rev.STR.2 7.4 7.5 7.7 8.2 7.3 7.4 5.1 7.1 Beam weld. WPQ test samples Special test for TKY joints Permanent backing strip weld Charpy-V set for grout bead Improved weld profile Beam splices Node working point position Ring stiffeners Roof shape Web stiffener Stiffened plate panel Mismatch on cruciform joints Opening and penetration Mismatch between centering guide 08833.1 3.6 7.3 3. 75 di 89 .

STR. Divisione Agip Fig 3.1 Beam weld.SPC Rev. WPQ test sample 08833.A. 76 di 89 Weld bead Beam web Beam web Weld bead MATERIAL QUALITY NOT Z MATERIAL QUALITY Z .Eni S. 5 December 2001 Pag.MET.p.

p.2 Special test for TKY joints 08833. 5 December 2001 Pag.Eni S. Divisione Agip Fig 3.STR.SPC Rev. 77 di 89 CAN VERTICAL AXIS BRACE ACUTE ANGLE DOWNWARD 300mm min .A.MET.

Eni S.STR.MET. 5 December 2001 Pag. 78 di 89 < 60° YES TACK 4 mm NO TACK 40 mm 1mm MAX . Divisione Agip Fig 3.A.3 Permanent backing strip weld 08833.p.SPC Rev.

A. 5 December 2001 Pag.4 Charpy-V set grout bead 08833.p.Eni S.SPC Rev.STR.MET. Divisione Agip Fig 3. 79 di 89 = = .

WITHOUT EDGER OR SIGNIFICANT GROOVES. 80 di 89 STUB WELD R 8 min * CAN 6 min * 0.SPC Rev. TOE GRINDING: IS TO BE PERFORMED AROUND THE STUB TO CHORD WELD WHERE INDICATED ON DRAWINGS SO TO PRESENT SMOOTH SURFACE.STR. Divisione Agip Fig 5.p.5mm UNDER ANY VISIBLE UNDERCUT BUT NOT GREATER THAN 2mm OR 0.MET. WITH BURR ROTATION DIRECTION PERPENDICULAR TO THE WELD LENGTH.Eni S. .A.1 Improved weld profile 08833.05T WHICHEVER IS THE LESS. 5 December 2001 Pag.

STR. Divisione Agip Fig 5.p.SPC Rev.2 Beam splices 08833. 81 di 89 ZONES IN WHICH SPLICES ARE ALLOWED L/8 L/4 L/4 L/8 L/2 L/2 L .A.MET.Eni S. 5 December 2001 Pag.

SPC Rev.STR.1 Node working point 08833.Eni S.A. Divisione Agip Fig 7.p. 5 December 2001 Pag. 82 di 89 ACTUAL WORK POINT TRUE WORK POINT ANYWHERE IN SPHERE OF ERROR RADIUS OF ERROR SPHERE .MET.

Divisione Agip Fig 7.p.A.STR. 5 December 2001 Pag.01 h 6mm MAX b 0.05 b h WEB BOW FLANGE 0.Eni S.MET. 83 di 89 DESIGN POSITION t h OUT OF LOCATION OUTSTAND 0.2 Ring stiffener 08833.SPC Rev.01 h 3mm MAX DEVIATION .

Eni S.SPC Rev. 5 December 2001 Pag.MET.STR.p. 84 di 89 6mm max . Divisione Agip Fig 7.3 Roof shape 08833.A.

5% h .MET. 85 di 89 h 0.4 Web stiffener 08833.p. Divisione Agip Fig 7.STR.A.Eni S.SPC Rev. 5 December 2001 Pag.

5 December 2001 Pag.5 Stiffened plate panels 08833.Eni S.STR.SPC Rev.p. 86 di 89 TRANSVERSE STIFFENERS LENGTH BETWEEN GIRDERS L LONGITUDINAL STIFFENERS sy py L1 LENGTH BETWEEN STIFFENER ay .A.MET. Divisione Agip Fig 7.

STR.p. Divisione Agip Fig 7.6 Mismatch on cruciform joints 08833.A.SPC Rev.MET. 5 December 2001 Pag.Eni S. 87 di 89 t3 t1 t2 .

5 December 2001 Pag.STR.SPC Rev.p.Eni S. 88 di 89 CENTRELINE OF OPENING AND PENETRATION .A.7 Openings and penetrations 08833. Divisione Agip Fig 7.MET.

5 December 2001 Pag.Eni S.p.SPC Rev. 89 di 89 MEASURED CENTRE ai BEST FIT LINE when (ai)^2 = minimum = 90° = = = MEASURED CENTRE .1 Mismatch between centering guides 08833. Divisione Agip Fig 8.A.STR.MET.