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TAKREER DESIGN GENERAL SPECIFICATION (DGS

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DGS-PU-010

REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS

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ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 1.1 GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................................4 INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................................................4 1.2 PURPOSE......................................................................................................................................4 1.3 DEFINITIONS ..............................................................................................................................4 1.4 GRP PIPING APPLICATIONS .....................................................................................................5 1.5 EXCLUSIONS ..............................................................................................................................5 2.0 CODES AND STANDARDS ..................................................................................................................5 3.0 REFERENCE DOCUMENTS .................................................................................................................7 4.0 DOCUMENT PRECEDENCE ................................................................................................................7 4.1 COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS..................................................................................7 4.2 CONFLICT RESOLUTION..........................................................................................................8 5.0 SPECIFICATION DEVIATION/CONCESSION CONTROL ................................................................8 6.0 QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL .................................................................................8 6.1 QA/QC PROGRAM ......................................................................................................................8 6.2 COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFICATION GUIDELINES ...........................................................8 6.3 MATERIAL AND PRODUCT TRACEABILITY ........................................................................9 6.4 CRITICALITY RATINGS ............................................................................................................9 7.0 DOCUMENTATION ...............................................................................................................................9 7.1 MANUFACTURERS DRAWINGS - PIPES ................................................................................9 7.2 MANUFACTURERS DRAWINGS - FITTINGS .......................................................................10 7.3 MANUFACTURERS DRAWINGS - FLANGES.......................................................................10 7.4 MANUFACTURERS DRAWINGS - PREFABRICATED PIPING SYSTEMS ........................10 7.5 CERTIFICATION DOCUMENTS..............................................................................................10 7.6 TECHNICAL DEVIATION DOCUMENTS .............................................................................. 11 8.0 SUBCONTRACTORS/SUBVENDORS ............................................................................................... 11 8.1 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - GENERAL ..................................................................... 11 9.0 HANDLING........................................................................................................................................... 11 9.1 MARKING .................................................................................................................................. 11 9.2 PACKAGING .............................................................................................................................. 11 9.3 PIPING BULK SHIPMENTS .....................................................................................................12 10.0 DESIGN 12 10.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS...................................................................................................12 10.2 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...........................................................................................12 10.3 POTABLE WATER SERVICE ....................................................................................................12 10.4 DIMENSIONS – PIPE ................................................................................................................12 10.5 DIMENSIONS - FITTINGS .......................................................................................................13 10.6 DIMENSIONS - FLANGES .......................................................................................................14 10.7 PREFABRICATED PIPING SYSTEMS - DESIGN CRITERIA ...............................................14 11.0 MATERIALS .........................................................................................................................................14 11.1 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS...................................................................................................14 11.2 BASE MATERIALS - GENERAL..............................................................................................14 11.3 BASE MATERIALS - EPOXY RESINS ....................................................................................14 11.4 BASE MATERIALS - POLYESTER RESINS ...........................................................................14 11.5 BASE MATERIALS - GLASS-FIBER REINFORCEMENT, FILLERS AND PIGMENTS.....15 11.6 BASE MATERIALS - INTERNAL LINING/TOP COAT..........................................................15 11.7 BASE MATERIALS - ADHESIVES ..........................................................................................15 11.8 BASE MATERIALS - RUBBER SEALING RINGS .................................................................16 11.9 BASE MATERIALS - FIXATION ROD ....................................................................................16

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....................................................................................................................................GENERAL ................GENERAL .0 QUALIFICATION TESTING PROCEDURE...........0 FABRICATION........................0 PRODUCTION TESTS FOR SUBSEQUENT GRP PIPING DELIVERIES AFTER MANUFACTURER SATISFIES QUALIFICATION TESTING PROGRAM ...............3 FITTINGS AND FLANGES ..........................................................................16 13........................................................................................................................20 14...25 ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 3 of 25 ....................................................................2 PIPING SYSTEMS ..............................23 APPENDIX 1 STANDARD DIAMETERS OF GRP PIPES ..........22 15..................16 12.................................................................................................22 14...................................16 12......................................16 12.......0 QUALIFICATION TESTING PROGRAM FOR MANUFACTURER PRIOR TO FIRST DELIVERY OF GRP PIPING ....................................................................................................................................................17 13.......2 ACCEPTANCE TESTS......................................................................................................2 CENTRIFUGAL CAST PIPE .....1 FILAMENT-WOUND PIPE.................................23 15......................12..................................1 QUALIFICATION TESTING ........................1 FINISHED PRODUCTS ..................................................17 13..................22 14..............................................................................................................................1 INSPECTION/TESTING ....................

Often.2. centrifugal casting or pressed-sheet molding process.2 1. Described are pipes. SHALL − Denotes mandatory action or requirement SHOULD − Denotes an action or requirement which is not mandatory but which is strongly recommended. and in exploration. the following definitions shall apply: General Definitions: CONCESSION REQUEST − A deviation requested by the SUBCONTRACTOR or VENDOR. A number of requirements in this specification are comparable to those of API Specification 15LR.1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION This specification covers the general quality requirements for pipes. in order to standardize materials and piping components. components or equipment already in progress or completely manufactured but which does not meet or comply with COMPANY requirements.2. production and new ventures. 1. fittings and flanges made from Glass-Fiber Reinforced Epoxy. reclaim.1. gas plants. or release materials. and attain consistency in piping fabrication and maintenance. or GRUP (see Paragraph 11. it refers to an authorization to use.1. DEFINITIONS For the purposes of this specification. or RTRP). and from Glass-Fiber Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester. Specific Definitions: DESIGN CONDITIONS − Unless otherwise specified in this specification.1 1. chemical plants. fittings and flanges made by the filament-winding. inspection and transportation of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Epoxy (GRE) and Glass-Fiber Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester (GRUP) Piping.1. these general requirements apply for both types of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Resin materials.4): Both belong to the family of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Plastics (GRP.3 ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 4 of 25 . Requirements applicable to only one specific material will be clearly indicated.e.1.2 Unless otherwise stated. improve reliability.1.. A CONCESSION REQUEST is subject to COMPANY approval. pressures and temperatures refer to DESIGN CONDITIONS (i. Paragraph 13. recondition. 1. or GRE (see Paragraph 11.0 1.6). PURPOSE The purpose of this specification is to provide minimum requirements for the purchase. This specification is intended for use in oil refineries.3).2 1. repair.4 1.3 1. usually after receiving the Contract Package or Purchase Order.

MESC − Materials and Equipment Standards and Code.2 1. The Piping Classes for the PROJECT are contained in Project Specification DGS-PU-003. GRP material is recommended for use in utility services only. American National Standards Institute (ANSI): ANSI/ASME B16. or the recommended joining systems for various applications. 110°C).2 1. alternative materials should be considered. Reinforced Plastic Mortar Piping.3 High-Pressure Piping. form a part of this specification. Alloy 20.5.1. refer to the Piping Project Materials Catalogue (to be developed during detailed design).e. The latest edition in place shall apply. to the extent specified herein. Monel.4 1.): Aside from cost.4. references to international codes and standards. In general.3 kg/cm2. For detailed information comparing the characteristics of GRE and GRUP piping. etc.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY 2. Casing and Tubing. as defined by API Specification 15LR (approximately 71. Piping applications that exceed the maximum temperature limit for GRE (Glass-fiber Reinforced Epoxy) piping (i. The use of GRE and GRUP piping in different applications shall be in accordance with Project Specification DGS-PU-003. the use of GRP material in general.5 1.1 1. as well as its ability to be buried underground without any need for a corrosion-resisting coating (or cathodic protection).5..ITEM DESCRIPTIONS − The ITEM DESCRIPTIONS shown in the individual LINE CLASSES are abbreviated and shall not be used for purchase. In these situations. PURCHASE DESCRIPTIONS − For (MESC) PURCHASE DESCRIPTIONS.1 GRP PIPING APPLICATIONS When excellent corrosion resistance over a wide temperature range is a necessity. EXCLUSIONS The following are excluded from the requirements of this specification: 1. suitable for a defined service and design limits.4. the advantages of GRP piping over these alloys is its low weight. refer to Project Specification DGS-PU-011. or 70 bar).e.1). 1. LINE CLASS/PIPING CLASS − An assembly of piping components. technical specifications and minimum levels of certification. CODES AND STANDARDS The following codes and standards.. chemical inertness over a broad range of services.0 DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 5 of 25 . GRP material should be considered as a viable alternate to the traditional use of exotic alloys (i. The MESC system provides ITEM DESCRIPTIONS. in a piping system. Using the MESC system standardizes the piping materials ordered for construction and maintenance (see Paragraph 9.5.4.3 1.

Tubing and Line Pipe Threads Low Pressure Fiberglass Line Pipe. and Fittings External Loading Characteristics of Plastic Pipe by Parallel-Plate Loading Visual Defects in Glass Reinforced Plastic Laminated Parts Indentation Hardness of Rigid Plastics by Means of a Barcol Impressor Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins Beam Deflection of “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Resin) Pipe Under Full Bore Flow Obtaining Hydrostatic or Pressure Design Basis for “Fiberglass” (GlassFiber Reinforced Thermosetting Resin) Pipe and Fittings Transition Temperatures of Polymers by Differential scanning Calorimetry Dimensions of “Fiberglass” (Glass-FiberReinforced Thermosetting Resin) Pipe and Fittings “Fiberglass” (Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Resin) Flanges American Petroleum Institute (API): API Standard 5B API Standard 15LR Threading. Tubing. American Water Works Association (AWWA) AWWA AWWA M45 for Burried RTR Design and Analysis British Standards Institution (BS): BS 3396 BS 3691 BS 5750 Woven Glass Fiber Fabrics for Plastics Reinforcement E Glass Fiber Rovings for Reinforcement of Polyester and Epoxy Resin Systems Quality Systems ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 6 of 25 .American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): ASME B31.3 Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Piping American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM): ASTM D 570 ASTM D 696 ASTM D 1599 ASTM D 2412 ASTM D 2563 ASTM D 2583 ASTM D 2584 ASTM D 2925 ASTM D 2992 ASTM D 3418 ASTM D 3567 ASTM D 4024 Water Absorption of Plastics Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion Resistance to Short-Time Hydraulic Failure Pressure of Plastic Pipe. and Thread Inspection of Casing. Gauging.

Requirements for Test Methods REFERENCE DOCUMENTS Project Specifications: DGS-MU-002 DGS-MU-013 DGS-MU-014 DGS-PU-003 DGS-PU-011 DGS-PU-016 Project Summaries: XXXX-PP-500 Piping Line List (for Unit XXXX) (XXXX denotes Unit #) Preservation and Export Packing Criticality Rating Calculation Method Minimum Shop Inspection and Certification Requirements Technical Specification for Piping Systems Design and Installation of Glass-Fiber Reinforced Epoxy and Polyester Piping Piping Material Purchase Specification (SPE Specs) 4. and Catalyzed Resins International Organization for Standardization (ISO): ISO 62 ISO 14692 ISO 9001 . knowledgeable of the requirements of the referenced Codes and Standards (including Project Specifications). Hardeners and Accelerators.2000 ISO 9004 .Deutsches Institut Fur Normung E.0 4.0 Glass-Fiber Reinforced Thermosetting Plastic Pipe for Drains and Sewers . ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 7 of 25 .Determination of Water Absorption All Parts fro Above Ground Quality Management System Requirements Quality Management Guidelines for Performance Improvement System Guidelines for Quality and/or Environmental System Auditing Nederlands Normalisatie-Instituut (NEN): NEN 7037 3. (DIN): DIN 16945 Testing of Resins. or to become.V.1 DOCUMENT PRECEDENCE COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFICATIONS It shall be the VENDOR’S responsibility to be.2000 ISO 9011 Plastics .

if VENDOR’S facility is ISO certified. MANUFACTURER’S Instructions. In case of conflict. Technical changes implemented prior to COMPANY approval are subject to rejection. On request. A copy of the VENDOR’s QA/QC program shall be submitted to the CONTRACTOR with its quotation for CONTRACTOR’S review and concurrence prior to award.2 6. 5. where the work is to be performed. the VENDOR shall have in effect at all times. but not limited to.0 6. If VENDOR’S QA/QC program and facility. a QA/QC program which clearly establishes the authority and the responsibility of those responsible for the quality system.1 6.4. 6. the order of precedence shall be stated in the AGREEMENT or other PROJECT documents as applicable. Resolution and/or interpretation of precedence shall be obtained from the CONTRACTOR in writing before proceeding with the design/manufacture. is ISO 9000 (9001-2000. The MANUFACTURER will be evaluated for ability to perform adequate and sufficient Quality Control (including inspections and tests performed at sufficient intervals before and during production) to ensure that proper and correct base materials are being used.2 COMPLIANCE WITH SPECIFICATION GUIDELINES The VENDOR shall furnish CONTRACTOR with copies of VENDOR’S Quality Control Plan. and shall ensure compliance thereto. recommend and provide solutions to quality problems and verify the effectiveness of the corrective action.2 CONFLICT RESOLUTION The VENDOR shall notify the CONTRACTOR of any apparent conflict between this specification. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 8 of 25 . and any other specifications noted herein. unless the CONTRACTOR’S trend analysis program indicates areas of concern. 9004-2000. CONTRACTOR’S QA audit requirements will be waived in favor of ISO 9000 registrar audits. national and/or local regulations. Persons performing quality functions shall have sufficient and well defined authority to enforce quality requirements that initiate.2. 6. Inspection and Test Plan. the Codes and Standards.2. CONCESSION REQUESTS require CONTRACTOR’S and COMPANY’S review/approval. identify.1 QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL QA/QC PROGRAM To ensure that all detailed design/engineering is performed consistently and accurately. 9011) certified. prior to the proposed technical changes being implemented. VENDOR shall provide objective evidence of its QA/QC surveillance of its SUBVENDORS activities. that the finished material meets physical and chemical specifications and that the finished product meets all dimensional and performance requirements. the Piping Drawings and Project Specifications shall be sought by the VENDOR only through CONCESSION REQUEST format. then only a copy of the VENDOR’S ISO 9000 certificate is required.0 SPECIFICATION DEVIATION/CONCESSION CONTROL Any technical deviations to the Purchase Order and its attachments including. The VENDORS shall identify in purchase documents to its SUBVENDORS all applicable QA/QC requirements imposed by the CONTRACTOR. In addition.

i. Length of joint.0 through 15.4 6. Conical form of spigot/socket.0). distance between chamber for rubber sealing rings and fixation rod. Minimum total wall thickness.. shall be stated by the MANUFACTURER and shall be in accordance with the Certified MANUFACTURERS Drawings: • • • • • • • • • • Pipe inside/outside diameter. Shear length.e.2. the MANUFACTURER shall keep a record of all quality control tests performed and shall maintain this record for a minimum period of five years from the date of manufacture.e. The minimum requirements for factory inspection (based on Criticality Ratings) are given in Project Specification DGS-MU-014. and shall be listed on the Material Selection Diagram and Piping Line Lists.4. The calculation method and checking level requirements (based on Criticality Ratings) are given in Project Specification DGS-MU-013. MATERIAL AND PRODUCT TRACEABILITY In order to assure traceability of materials and products. DOCUMENTATION MANUFACTURERS DRAWINGS . Overall pipe length.3 7. when applicable.3 MANUFACTURER shall comply with a Qualification Testing Program and Production Tests as specified in Paragraphs 13. Spigot or socket chamber for rubber sealing rings and for fixation rod. 6.1 ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 9 of 25 . Outside/inside diameter of the end. Maximum allowable design conditions (i.4. (see 3.BS 5750 will be used as a guideline in this respect.1 6.4. 6. 6.3 CRITICALITY RATINGS A Criticality Rating (CR) shall be assigned to each piping section (between pieces of equipment).0 7.0 of this specification.PIPES The following Pipe dimensions and tolerances. Pressure and Temperature). Effective pipe length.2 6.

Spigot or socket chamber for rubber sealing ring and for fixation rod. 7. where applicable shall be stated by the MANUFACTURER and shall be in accordance with the Certified MANUFACTURERS Drawings: • • • • Thickness of the flange. He shall submit a Certified Record of Inspection and Testing.e. Maximum allowable design conditions (i. Effective fitting length. shall be stated by the MANUFACTURER and shall be in accordance with the Certified MANUFACTURERS Drawings: • • • • • • • • • Fitting inside/outside diameter. Pressure and Temperature)..3 of this specification. centerline-to-face and centerline-to-centerline.5 7. These shall also include the Certificates of the Steel Parts. together with a Statement of Compliance with the requirements. Maximum allowable design conditions (i.1 CERTIFICATION DOCUMENTS The MANUFACTURER shall keep complete Quality Control and Test Reports. Minimum total wall thickness.FLANGES The following Flange dimensions. where applicable. Bolt hole circle and diameter.4 MANUFACTURERS DRAWINGS . ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 10 of 25 . 7.e.5. where applicable. Pressure and Temperature). Overall fitting length.2 MANUFACTURERS DRAWINGS . Shear length. shall be stated by the MANUFACTURER and shall be in accordance with the Certified MANUFACTURERS Drawings: • • • • Items as indicated in Paragraphs 7.3 MANUFACTURERS DRAWINGS . if any.1 through 7. Conical form of spigot/socket taper.. i.e.FITTINGS The following Fitting dimensions and tolerances. Rating.7. 7.PREFABRICATED PIPING SYSTEMS The following flange dimensions. Flange face alignment. Face-to-face. Length of joint. distance between chamber for rubber sealing ring and fixation rod. Lateral off-set of flanges.

5 SUBCONTRACTORS/SUBVENDORS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES . Fastening is necessary where container transportation is used. warranties to the 9. Markings for identification purposes shall be made in such a manner as not to impair the integrity of the pipe/fittings material.6 8. It is the VENDOR’S responsibility to enforce all Purchase Order and specification requirements on its SUBVENDORS and SUBCONTRACTORS. and the appropriate MESC Number.1.2.0 8.2 9.3 ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 11 of 25 .1 9. The VENDOR shall obtain and submit all SUBVENDOR CONTRACTOR/COMPANY.GENERAL The MANUFACTURER/VENDOR (conducting detailed design and/or fabrication of piping) shall assume responsibility and overall guarantee compliance to this specification. PACKAGING The pipes and fittings shall be packed in a manner which will ensure arrival at destination in a satisfactory condition and which will be acceptable to COMPANY. in addition to the system warranty. the MANUFACTURER shall issue a Concession Request.2 Refer to Paragraphs 10. TECHNICAL DEVIATION DOCUMENTS If appropriate. 7.2. The bottom of crates shall be provided with skids to facilitate handling by forklift truck.2 9. the MANUFACTURER’S Identification Code. The marking shall remain legible under normal handling and installation practices.1.1.1 9. to ensure immobilization of pipe joints. The covers shall be securely attached.2 8. HANDLING MARKING All pipes and fittings shall be permanently marked with the MANUFACTURER'S name or trade name.0 through 15. the Nominal Pipe Size (in inches).1.1. the pressure class. The VENDOR shall transmit all relevant Purchase Order documents including specifications to its SUBVENDORS and SUBCONTRACTORS.0 9.1 8.1 8.4 8.2.3 9.1.2 9.1.0 for additional data.1.7.3 8. Pipe ends shall be protected with suitable protective covers. showing each deviation from the Purchase Order.1 9.5. information and documentation to be provided by MANUFACTURER. The VENDOR shall submit all relevant drawings and engineering data from its SUBVENDORS and SUBCONTRACTORS to the CONTRACTOR.

e.3.1.3 POTABLE WATER SERVICE Piping to be used for the transportation of potable (i. adequate supervision at all stages of installation.1 DIMENSIONS – PIPE Diameter a. 10.6 of this specification). Unless otherwise specified. if requested by COMPANY.4 10.4. The pipe standard for filament-wound pipe may be based on either the inside diameter (type A) or the outside diameter (type B).5 10. Centrifugally cast pipe is based on the outside diameter (Type B).1.. and preparation for piping bulk shipments shall be in accordance with Project Specifications DGS-MU-002. sea water.9. the mixing ratio of resin and curing agent: He shall also permanently record the mixing ratios. piping for water supply and distribution.3 DESIGN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS The MANUFACTURER shall submit a piping stress analysis based on data for his specific brand and in accordance with ASME B 31.1 10.2 10. b.2 The raw materials shall be checked by the CONTRACTOR against the sales specification as given by the MANUFACTURER of these materials.4 9. If the influence of chemicals is to be taken into account.1. 10.1 10. DGS-PU-011 and DGS-PU-016 (if applicable).3 Additional packaging requirements shall be in accordance with Project Specification DGS-MU002. as in cases where less severe chemical resistance is required. firefighting water. including potable water. sewers and other chemical services shall have a smooth uniform resinrich lining (per Paragraph 11. 10. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS The MANUFACTURER shall provide proper Installation Instructions and. or for electrically conductive piping. drinking) water shall carry an official approval by the local health authorities. The MANUFACTURER shall check for each production batch per shift of eight hours.2. PIPING BULK SHIPMENTS Assembly.1. the MANUFACTURER should state the maximum allowable operating conditions for continuous chemical service. 10. The inside diameter (Di) of type A1 pipes is equal to the nominal diameter. • The CONTRACTOR shall specify those applications where the presence of an internal lining is not mandatory. c. Standard diameters for both types of pipes are given in Appendix 1 of this specification.1. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 12 of 25 .0 10.4 10. preservation.

however.2 Ovality The difference between the largest and smallest measured inside diameter (ovality) shall not be more than 0. 10.5.4 Ovality The difference between the largest and smallest diameter (ovality) in each cross section.007 Do (Type B).2 Wall Thickness The reinforced wall thickness of the pipe shall be sufficient to withstand the temperatures. pressures.007 Di (Type A) or 0.5 10. The A2 and B1 series are based on a commercial need for pipes with the outside diameters equal to those of pipes made from other materials. integral socket ends or flanges as stated by COMPANY. e. 10.g. If piping has an internal lining (see Paragraph 10. cast iron and steel so as to enable joints to be made to existing pipes without special jointing adapters. and service conditions of the particular application.1.007 Di (Type A) or 0.5 mm.3 Liner/Top Coat a. The B2 series have their outside diameter (Do) related to the nominal diameter (NPS) by the equation Do = 1. f. with spigot ends.2 mm thick. shall be not more than 0. however. All piping shall have a smooth resin rich top coat having minimum thickness of 0. The pipe shall be supplied with plain ends. spigot ends.1 DIMENSIONS .3). b. The dimensions of the B1 series are equal to those of API Specification 15LR. 10. It shall.4. For centrifugally cast pipe the thickness of this lining shall be at least 1 mm. with shaved ends. Pressed-sheet molding compound (SMC) fittings have no liner but a press skin which shall be at least 0. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 13 of 25 . 10.8 mm.2 mm.5.02NPS + 4mm.3 Ends Fittings shall be supplied with plain ends.5.5 Ends a.4. its thickness for filament-wound pipe shall be at least 0.4. or with one spigot end and one (integral) socket end or with flanged ends as stated by COMPANY.007 Do (Type B). be at least 1.4. 10. and service conditions of the particular application. It shall. e.5 mm.d. 10.FITTINGS Wall Thickness The reinforced wall thickness of the fittings shall be sufficient to withstand the temperatures. 10. be at least 2. pressures.

3).GENERAL All Base Materials shall be new and unused. The butt and strap joints shall be laminated over a length of at least the pipe diameter on the outside. EPIKOTE 828).1 11.4 11. Resins. MANUFACTURER may propose alternate resins (i.6 DIMENSIONS . Pigments and other materials.1 BASE MATERIALS . and an Aromatic or Cyclo-Aliphatic AmineType Curing Agent.EPOXY RESINS Unless otherwise agreed. MATERIALS GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Purchase Specifications In addition to the component requirements specified in the Purchase Description. All Base Materials shall be specified in writing by the pipe MANUFACTURER and certified by the raw materials VENDOR(S) per delivery..1 PREFABRICATED PIPING SYSTEMS . e. The MANUFACTURER shall describe the type of resin and curing system chosen. when combined as a composite structure.e.4.. The flange face shall be flat-type. Bisphenol A-Polyester or Vinyl Ester Resin (i.10.2 BASE MATERIALS . fittings and flanges shall be made from Isophthalic Acid Polyester.7. 10. and if the diameter allows. the pipes. formulated to be resistant to the product to be conveyed and for use at the service temperatures and pressures.. also on the inside. referenced in specific Purchase Descriptions. The Base Materials. subject to COMPANY approval. if MANUFACTURER can document the behavior of other resins (for a given service) via laboratory tests and industrial user case histories.4 11.1. pipe. DER 331.2 10.7.e. except the spigot ends. fittings and flanges which meet the requirements of this specification.DESIGN CRITERIA Prefabricated piping systems may have adhesive-bonded socket/ spigot connections or handlaminated butt and strap joints or integral spigots and/or sockets for connections with rubber sealing rings. shall receive a coat of resin type.0 11. and flanges shall conform to the individual SPE Specifications (contained in Project Specification DGS-PU-016). All machined or cut surfaces.7 10. and shall be free from all contaminations and imperfections.7. shall produce pipe.POLYESTER RESINS Unless otherwise agreed.FLANGES The outside diameter and drilling template of flanges shall be in accordance with ANSI B 16. fittings and flanges shall be made from a Bisphenol A Epichlorohydrin Epoxy Resin (i. However. 11.7.3 BASE MATERIALS . fittings.3 10. 11. DERAKANE 411-45). depending upon the specified pressure class. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 14 of 25 . 10. the pipes.e. class 300 or class 600. The surfaces without a liner at adhesive-bonded connections exposed to the product shall be covered by the adhesive.5 class 150.1 11.g. Glass-Fiber Reinforcing materials.

0 of this specification. commonly comprised of C-glass (i.e. formulated to be resistant to the product to be conveyed. Thixotropic additives added to the resin/curing agent mixture for viscosity control shall not exceed 2 percent by weight. fitting or flange. or if agreed with COMPANY. BASE MATERIALS . in order to fulfill special application requirements.6. 11.5.e.5. DERAKANE 470-45). chemical-resistant glass) for most applications: In situations where improved flexibility and/or impact properties are required.INTERNAL LINING/TOP COAT Internal Lining Unless otherwise agreed (see Paragraph 10. Pigments are only acceptable as long as they do not affect the performance of the components as defined in Paragraph 13.3).. the top coat shall be able to protect against UV (ultra-violet) exposure for open air installation.3 11.e.5 11. Fillers are not acceptable.6 11. BS 3396.1) and shall have a proven record of good service. shall have a smooth uniform resin-rich lining consisting of: • A surfacing mat (tissue) or a veil. Polyester Resins are not generally preferred over Epoxy Resin systems (see Paragraph 1.2 Upon comparing the properties of GRE piping with GRUP.2 11. FILLERS AND PIGMENTS Glass-fiber reinforcement for the reinforced wall shall be made of E-glass (i.e. It shall be of the type and quality regularly supplied by the pipe MANUFACTURER for the duty intended.7 11.However.. and as used for the Qualification Test (Paragraph 13. 11. In addition to safeguarding the piping from abrasion. a Synthetic Fiber (i.1 11.ADHESIVES Adhesive for adhesive-bonded connections shall be of an Epoxy Type.1 • 11. Linear Polyester Fibers of Polyacrylonitrile Fibers) should be considered. subject to COMPANY approval. flange surfaces and all pipes and fittings which are to be exposed to the fluid. BASE MATERIALS .4).2 Top Coat Piping shall have a smooth resin rich exterior surface (i. and shall have a finish (coupling agent) which is compatible with the Epoxy Resin (Paragraph 11. low-alkali glass) meeting an internationally accepted standard such as BS 3691.5. The MANUFACTURER shall state the type of resin and curing system chosen.7. top coat) impregnated with Vinyl Ester or Epoxy resin (as required by the system type and design conditions).1 BASE MATERIALS ..4.2. The same resin which is used for the fabrication of the pipe.1.4). 11. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 15 of 25 . if MANUFACTURER can document the behavior of other resins (for a given service) via laboratory tests and industrial user case histories. MANUFACTURER may propose alternate resins (i.e. and for the service temperatures and pressures.GLASS-FIBER REINFORCEMENT.3) or Polyester Resin (Paragraph 11..6.

The Adhesive Kit shall have been date stamped at the time of the packaging and shall indicate the required storage conditions and date of expiration of shelf life.1 FILAMENT-WOUND PIPE Filament-wound pipe shall be manufactured by winding resin-impregnated continuous fibrous glass strand roving or woven glass roving tape on to the outside of a mandrel in a predetermined pattern under controlled tension. 12. The MANUFACTURER shall state the type of rubber. ultra-violet exposure etc. The MANUFACTURER shall state the type of thermoplastic material. such as temperature. providing evidence for its suitability in the proposed application. 11.7.11. 12.0 FABRICATION Unless otherwise agreed by COMPANY.8 BASE MATERIALS . sandpaper and brush.RUBBER SEALING RINGS The Sealing Rings for the spigot and socket connections shall be made of a rubber type resistant to the product to be conveyed and for the service temperatures and pressures. joint cleaner. The application of fittings and flanges of another design shall be specifically agreed upon between COMPANY and the CONTRACTOR(S). subsequently polymerizing the resin system. The Adhesive Kit shelf life at 40°C shall not be less than six months from the date of shipment or 12 months from the date of production.2 CENTRIFUGAL CAST PIPE Centrifugal cast pipe shall be manufactured by applying resin and reinforcement to the inside of a mold that is rotated and heated. resistant to the particular service conditions.FIXATION ROD The Fixation Rod for thrust-resistant spigot and socket connections with rubber sealing rings shall be made of a flexible thermoplastic material. 12.2 Adhesive Kits The Adhesives shall be provided in a kit containing at least epoxy resin and curing agent (separately in the recommended proportions) and mixing stick. the following fabrication/construction methods shall be adhered to: 12. surrounding environment.9 BASE MATERIALS .3 FITTINGS AND FLANGES Fittings shall be of a filament-wound construction. providing evidence for its suitability in the proposed application. 11. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 16 of 25 . together with instructions. Flanges shall be of a filament-wound construction or a pressed-sheet molded compound (SMC) construction. In the latter case the length of the reinforcing fibers shall be at least 12 mm.

13. GRUP • The preferred and recommended method for verifying the degree of curing shall be by determination of the transition temperature through differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).1* Appearance a. 3 bubbles/1000 mm2 : Level III : Level III. All tests to be carried out at ambient temperature.1.2 Curing a.1 QUALIFICATION TESTING PROGRAM FOR MANUFACTURER PRIOR TO FIRST DELIVERY OF GRP PIPING FINISHED PRODUCTS The following Qualification Requirements apply to the finished products. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 17 of 25 . The glass-transition temperature shall be at least 75°C. in accordance with ASTM D 3418. MANUFACTURERS complying to API Specification 15LR shall contact the CONTRACTOR upon the acceptability of tests carried out and as indicated in this section by means of an asterisk (*). d. The glass-transition temperature shall be at least 110°C. Upon COMPANY approval. GRE • The preferred and recommended method for verifying the degree of curing shall be by determination of the transition temperature through differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Unless otherwise agreed. density and other physical properties.1. with the following exceptions: Air bubble Pimple Pit c. or differential thermal analysis (DTA). After boiling and drying to constant weight the samples shall not show more than 2 percent loss of weight. All ends of pipes and fittings shall be cut at right angles to the axis and any sharp edges shall be removed.0 13. the inside of pipe and fittings shall have a smooth and uniform lining and be in accordance with ASTM D 2563 level I. b. or differential thermal analysis (DTA). unless otherwise indicated. 13.13. The other parts of pipes and fittings shall be classified according to level II of ASTM D 2563. the degree of curing of pipe and fittings may also be determined by boiling samples in acetone (dimethyl ethyl ketone) for 3 hours. in accordance with ASTM D 3418. but depth less than 10% of the wall thickness Pipes and fittings shall be uniform in composition and structure. : Maximum 2 mm. • b.

The rest styrene content shall not be more than 2 percent. c. The difference in the glass content between two samples shall be not more than 5 percent by weight. The hydrostatic design stress determined in accordance with Procedure B of ASTM D 2992 shall utilize a service (design) factor of 0. The samples tested shall carry the full end load due to pressure. fittings. the degree of curing of pipe and fittings may also be determined by testing the rest styrene content in accordance with DIN 16945. The glass content of each sample shall be determined in accordance with ASTM D 2584. Filament-Wound Pipe • The glass/resin ratio shall be tested in accordance with ASTM D 2584.• Upon COMPANY approval. The minimum reinforced wall thickness shall be identified.6* Hydrostatic Design Stress. The maximum glass content shall in all cases be 77 percent by weight.1.1. respectively. Adhesive joints. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY b. DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 18 of 25 . f. whereas for filament-wound fittings the glass content shall be at least 55 percent by weight. diameter) for these tests. Flanges shall be pressure rated and hydrostatic pressure tested in accordance with ASTM D 4024.1. 13. d.1.4 Consistency of the Pipe Material Three samples shall be taken from three places situated 120 degrees apart in the same cross section. Centrifugally Cast Pipe • • For the structural wall of centrifugally cast pipes and molded fittings. 13. The long-term hydrostatic strength of pipe. Testing shall be conducted at 20°C minimum.3 Glass Content a. The MANUFACTURER shall select the procedure and the size (i. if any.5 Water Absorption Pipes and fittings shall not show evidence of delamination or other impairment when tested in accordance with ISO 62 or ASTM D 570..1 of ASTM D 2992. e.0. Pressure Ratings and Hydrostatic Pressure Test a. and joints shall be determined in accordance with Procedure A or B of ASTM D 2992. if different.e. Pressure ratings for pipe shall be calculated using the hydrostatic design stress for the specific pipe material and the ISO formula for hoop stress in section 3. b. The glass content of the filament-wound pipe shall be at least 65 percent by weight. the glass content shall be at least 45 percent by weight and 30 percent by weight. 13. The hydrostatic design stress determined in accordance with Procedure A of ASTM D 2992 shall utilize a service (design) factor of 1. shall be included utilizing both the factory and field adhesives and their respective joining and curing procedures.2. 13.5.

The GRE pipe. The minimum specific tangential initial stiffness (STIS) shall. k.8* Beam Deflection a. pipe spools or pipe joints shall be subjected to a biaxial loaded hydrostatic pressure test as described in ASTM D 1599.g. In that case the pipe shall be free from cracks or delaminations at a minimum stiffness of: • • • 1.4 kg/cm2 (16 bar) piping 14.49 kg/cm2 (78 psi) for 16. The test pressure shall subsequently be increased to 3 times the design pressure and be maintained for at least 5 minutes. j.07 kg/cm2 (200 psi) for 25.5 kg/cm2 (25 bar) piping Alternatively. when tested in accordance with NEN 7037. 13.1. During this pressure test the test specimens shall not show any sign of breakage.5 kg/cm2 (25 bar) piping 13. h. Note: This test will cause irreversible deformations in the material. The modulus of elasticity of the GRE pipe shall have a minimum of 7.4 kg/cm2 (16 bar) piping 25.1. pipe spool or pipe joints shall not display a weeping effect below a hoop stress value of 95 MN/m2.000 MN/m2 at 90°C when tested in accordance with ASTM D 2925.000 N/m2 for 16. The pipe. i. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 19 of 25 .2 kg/cm2 (10 bar) piping 5. 2. the pipe stiffness at 5 percent deflection in accordance with ASTM D 2412 can be determined.9* Impact Resistance a. pipe spool or pipe joints shall not display a weeping effect below a hoop stress value of 150 MN/m2.7* Stiffness of Pipe a. b. A steel ball 50 mm in diameter and weighing approximately 550 g shall be dropped perpendicularly on to the surface of the test pipe with a free fall (which may be guided) of 300 mm. not be less than: • • • b.000 MN/m2 at 60°C (ASTM D 2925). The GRUP pipe.500 N/m2 for 10. 13.1.41 kg/cm2 (20 psi) for 10. so that the test specimens shall be discarded.2 kg/cm2 (10 bar) piping 10.000 N/m2 for 25. The modulus of elasticity of the GRUP pipe shall have a minimum of 5.

c. The bending force shall be applied in the middle of the joint and shall be calculated depending on the length of the specimens and the support distance. Four drops shall be made on randomly selected areas which are separated by a minimum length of one pipe diameter from each other. The relevant requirements for the specific component shall also apply for the adhesive bonded piping system. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 20 of 25 . The test shall be repeated on the same pipe but with the pipe pressurized at the pressure class of the pipe. b.2. The ball shall be caught or deflected after the hit so that the rebound does not strike the pipe again.b. Fittings shall be tested in the same manner except that the drops shall be reduced from four to one in each test.10 Linear Thermal Expansion The MANUFACTURER shall state in his Qualification Testing Report the coefficient of thermal expansion of a pipe length as determined in accordance with ASTM D 696. Four drops shall be made on different areas from those previously used. 13. It is not allowed to apply an additional overlap laminate to the joint to obtain the necessary strength.2 PIPING SYSTEMS Upon request of COMPANY/CONTRACTOR(S). No leakages shall occur during hydrostatic pressure testing at 1.g. The pipe shall then be pressurized to 2 times the pressure class rating at 25°C for 5 minutes. The pipe or fitting shall not show any porosity or visual delamination when examined. The test shall be made at room temperature and the pipe shall be supported on its bottom axis on a solid flat support. with an ultra-violet or normal lamp.5 degrees (for diameters up to 600 mm) or 1 degree (for diameters from 700 mm) with the center-line of the other section. d.5 times the design pressure.2 Spigot and Socket (with Rubber Sealing Rings) Joint Piping Systems A spigot and socket (with rubber sealing rings) joint piping assembly shall meet the following requirements: a. b.1 Adhesive Bonded Piping Systems a. The pipe shall be filled with water containing. The joint assembly shall withstand a combination of a bending force and an internal hydrostatic pressure of 1.5 times design pressure plus the occurring axial stress due to the bending force shall be two times the nominal axial stress. 13. if possible.1. e. the pipe MANUFACTURER shall provide the following certified documentation for mutually agreed piping diameter(s). 1 Indicated angles not to be used for actual design calculations. a soluble fluorescent dye.5 times the design pressure during 10 minutes. 13. c.2. 13. The applied bending force shall be such that the sum of the occurring axial stresses due to the internal hydrostatic pressure of 1. while the test sections are deflected angularly in such a way that the center-line of one section of the assembled specimen makes an angle1 of 1.

5 times design pressure shall be performed. at the unsupported spigot end of the pipe.2. by applying a load vertically at the spigot end of the joint. from the sealing of the assembled joint. This assembly shall meet the following requirements: • No leakages shall occur during hydrostatic pressure. 10 cycles of 0 to 1. g. The test sections shall be deflected while the pipe units are in horizontal position. the use of own weight of the filled specimen can be chosen. After having applied the calculated bending force. The pressure cycle time shall be 10 minutes (5 minutes without pressure. f.m increments according to the recommended practice.d.5 times that recommended by the MANUFACTURER at the design pressure. whichever is the smaller. 2 Indicated angles not to be used for actual design calculations.5 times the design pressure during 168 hours. The joint assembly shall withstand an internal vacuum of 0. Pressure stabilizing for 30 minutes is allowed. The bolts shall be tightened in 7 N. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 21 of 25 . The test pressure shall be cycled from 0 to the test pressure. 5 minutes at design pressure). The specimens in the test shall be supported on blocks. e. Instead of the applied load by external force. 5 minutes at design pressure). placed immediately behind the bell.testing at 1. Flanges shall withstand.5 degrees (for diameters up to 600 mm) or 1 degree (for diameters from 700 mm) with the center-line of the other section.76 kg/cm2 (abs) during 10 minutes when: • Deflected angularly in such a way that the center-line of one section of the assembled specimen makes an angle2 of 1. h. Two flanged sections shall be bolted together using the gasket and bolt torque for standard field installation as recommended by the MANUFACTURER. The time for one pressure cycle shall be 10 minutes (5 minutes without pressure. 10 times. The joint assembly shall withstand a combination of a shear force (in N) of 20 times the inside diameter (in mm) and an internal hydrostatic test pressure of two times the design pressure. • NOTE: 13. from the sealing of the assembled joint. without any visible sign of damage. b.3 Flanged Piping Systems a. a bolt torque of at least 1. For this test a flanged section shall be bolted against a flat face steel flange. AND WHEN Deflected in a horizontal position by a shear force vertically applied at the spigot end of the joint over an arc of not more than 180 degrees along a longitudinal distance of one pipe diameter or 300 mm. at the unsupported spigot end of the pipe. whichever is the smaller. The shear force shall be uniformly applied over an arc of not more than 180 degrees along a longitudinal distance of one pipe diameter or 300 mm. while holding the shear force.

3). 2 Unless otherwise agreed..4 Threaded Piping Systems The qualification testing of threaded piping systems shall be in accordance with the requirements given by the CONTRACTOR. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 22 of 25 . ACCEPTANCE TESTS Visual Inspection All pipes and fittings shall be visually inspected in accordance with Paragraph 13. both one size.2.2. 14.• • Retorquing to the MANUFACTURER’S specified level after initial pressurization is permitted.1. No rupture of the flanged connection shall occur during hydrostatic pressure testing at 2 times the design pressure for 10 minutes.2 Dimensions The dimensions of all pipes and fittings (Paragraphs 10.2.1 14. a lot of pipe shall consist of 900 meters or a fraction thereof and a lot of fittings of one fitting.1. 14. wall thickness and grade. Additional tests may be established by mutual agreement between MANUFACTURER/CONTRACTOR and the COMPANY prior to any contract award. this may constitute sufficient cause for rejection.2 14. If the material fails to pass any of these tests. 13. Bolt torque may be increased if necessary during the test in order to minimize gasket leaking and to achieve the pressure necessary to cause flange failure.1 PRODUCTION TESTS FOR SUBSEQUENT GRP PIPING DELIVERIES AFTER MANUFACTURER SATISFIES QUALIFICATION TESTING PROGRAM INSPECTION/TESTING .4 Glass Content3 The glass content of each lot2 of pipe and fittings shall be checked (refer to Paragraph 13. if appropriate a deviation (i.0 14. Leaking past the gasket interface is permissible during this test.1.GENERAL This section describes the minimum number of acceptance tests required for each delivery of GRP pipes and fittings purchased to this specification from a MANUFACTURER whose products have been qualified successfully (refer to Paragraph 13.6) shall be checked in accordance with ASTM D 3567.2.1 14.3 14.1.1.0 of this specification). 14.2 14. the 14.e.1. Concession Request) of test frequency shall be established by agreement between the MANUFACTURER and the CONTRACTOR/COMPANY.2.4 through 10.1.3 Curing The degree of curing of each lot2 of pipe and fittings (Paragraph 13.2) shall be checked at random by means of a Barcol Impressor (ASTM D 2583) and shall have a minimum value of 40. 3 These tests are destructive tests.

Representative diameters and products: Representative Products Representative Diameter (mm) Pipe. etc.0) is required before a MANUFACTURER will be allowed to deliver for the first time.2.1 15. 14. Equal Tee.5 times the pressure class rating of the pipe. Equal Lateral.14. the qualification testing of a certain make.3 Changes in the design and/or method of manufacture of pipes and/or fittings will in any case require new or additional Qualification Tests. The test pressure shall be equal to 1. Unless otherwise approved by COMPANY. COMPANY shall be contacted for those cases where testing of pipe spools would result in damage of the pipe ends caused by the end caps. completely or in part.5 times the pressure class rating and be maintained for at least 5 minutes. Qualification Testing shall be carried out on products with representative diameters (see Paragraph 15.1.1. The COMPANY may require to repeat.GENERAL The full program of Qualification Testing (as described in Paragraph 13. Unless otherwise approved by COMPANY. number. shall be mutually agreed with the COMPANY.1. all fittings.1.9) 15. 90° Elbow. and Reducer 50 25 40 Diameter Range (mm) 50 150 80 100 150 300 200 250 300 600 350 400 450 500 600 900 750 800 900 1200 1000 1200 15.1 QUALIFICATION TESTING PROCEDURE QUALIFICATION TESTING . its pressure and temperature rating. pipe spools and prefabricated piping shall be hydrostatic-pressure-tested at 1.4).2 15.1. 15.5 Hydrostatic Pressure Test Ten percent of the pipes furnished under this specification for ANSI Class 150 water supply and distribution and 100 percent of the pipes furnished under this specification for ANSI Class 150 hydrocarbon and chemical services and for ANSI Class 600 service shall be subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test at room temperature.1. for example because of time elapsed or new developments.2.4 ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 23 of 25 .6 Impact Resistance3 The impact resistance of each lot2 of pipe and fittings shall be checked (refer to Paragraph 13. The type of product. During the pressure test the pipes and/or fittings shall not show any sign of leakage.0 15.

the coefficient of expansion of a pipe length as determined in accordance with ASTM D 696. The MANUFACTURER shall state in his Qualification Testing Report.1.g.1.1.6 15.15. thermal 15. Such tests may be accepted on their satisfactory completion and the material will then receive the final clearance.5 Qualification Testing as described in Paragraph 13. The COMPANY shall be contacted for those cases where the material will be accepted and released pending some time-consuming Qualification Tests (e. the beam deflection test). Alternatively. This shall be confirmed by submitting a certificate stating the test results.0 of this specification shall be carried out by the MANUFACTURER and witnessed and certified by an independent authority recognized by COMPANY.7 ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 24 of 25 . testing and certification may be carried out by an independent testing organization.

8 105.5 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 24 28 30 32 36 40 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2400 2800 3200 3600 4000 27 40 53.8 262.3 168.7 433.2 159 208.1 81.9 313. 1 1. These dimensions are equal to the dimensions given in API Specification 15LR.1 867.7 48.8 482.3 219.4 393.3 60.6 723.APPENDIX 1 STANDARD DIAMETERS OF GRP PIPES1 Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) in mm in inch Type A (based on inside of diameter) Type A1 Di in mm Type A2 Di in mm Type B (based on outside diameter) Type B12 Do in mm Type B2 Do in mm 25 40 50 80 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 1200 1400 1600 1800 2000 2400 2800 3200 3600 4000 NOTES: 1).3 88.9 33. 2).1 273 323.9 114. Some MANUFACTURERS fabricate pipes with outside diameters which completely differ from those mentioned in the table. ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY DOCUMENT NUMBER: DGS-PU-010 REQUIREMENTS FOR GLASS-FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY AND POLYESTER PIPES AND FITTINGS CONNECTIONS Rev: 0 Date: March 2006 Page 25 of 25 .9 429 532 635 738 842 945 1048 1255 1462 1668 1875 30 45 55 86 106 157 208 259 310 412 514 616 718 820 922 1024 1228 1432 1636 1840 2044 2452 2860 3268 3676 4084 These dimensions are not yet accepted and approved by the ISO Council.7 344.1 578.