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SUBIC DRYDOCK CORPORATION

QC WORK INSTRUCTIONS

(AIR TEST)

DOC. No.: QCI-201 Revision No.: 0 Issue No.: 1

TEST MEMORANDUM
Ref. No. : SB-001/TM-52

Vessel Name Main Code Contract No. System / Component Location Type of Test 1.0 OBJECTIVE:

: : : : : : AIR TEST

The objective of the Air Test method stated in this test-memo is for detecting the presence of leaks on ships tank/compartments, skeg, shaft tube, rudder blade & assemblies etc., 2.0 PURPOSE: To ensure water-tightness and good workmanship after fabrication or repair/renewal of plates. 3.0 TEST EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS: Pressure Gauge or Manometer Blanking plates w/ safety relief valve Soapsuds Air Supply

4.0 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Keep test area clear and safe. Ensure that no any worker inside the tank / compartment to be test. Wear i.e., fall protection harness, goggles, etc. proper PPE

NOTICE Carefully read and obey all CAUTIONS and WARNING on this Test Memorandum, equipment and chemical being used. Refer to the description of these statement that follow. - A CAUTION statement is given to prevent damage to the equipment. - A WARNING statement is given to prevent personal injury. Effectivity Date: Page No.:
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TITLE:
SUBIC DRYDOCK CORPORATION

QC WORK INSTRUCTIONS

(AIR TEST)

DOC. No.: QCI-201 Revision No.: 0 Issue No.: 1

5.0 METHOD OF TEST: The tank/compartment or inaccessible spaces adjacent to the sea shall be tested at an air pressure of 2.2 psi. While the tank or spaces is at this holding pressure, the soap solution shall be applied on the seam welds and check for any leakage. 6.0 TEST PROCEDURE: After final welding and clearing the tank or compartment, an air test shall be conducted to ensure water tightness and the integrity of welding according to the procedure as follows: 6.1 The Ship fitter, Pipe fitter or Welder receives instruction from the section supervisor to conduct air testing on the repaired tank/space. 6.2 The Production workers shall prepare the test equipment and materials, such as: the blank plate, pressure gauge or manometer, testing piece, supply air, soapsuds. 5.3 Blank off all possible air passage such as air vents, sounding pipes, filling or overflow pipes, including manhole cover. 6.4 The Production Supervisor shall fill-up the Request for Inspection and Acceptance Form QC-201B and advise the Quality Control to attend and witness the test at least 1 hour before the test. 6.5 Ensure that the tank/compartment is clear from people prior to closing the manhole. Ensure that the test area is clear and safe. 6.6 Set the testing piece to the desired filling point of air either on the manhole or air vents. 6.7 Fill and press up the tank/spaces with compressed air until it reaches 2.2 psi on the pressure gauge or an equivalent water level in the manometer and hold at this pressure for at least 1 hour. 6.8 Observe the pressure gauge or water level in the manometer if it remains in the desired test pressure.
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TITLE:
SUBIC DRYDOCK CORPORATION

QC WORK INSTRUCTIONS

(AIR TEST)

DOC. No.: QCI-201 Revision No.: 0 Issue No.: 1

6.8.1 If pressure remains the same, apply soapsuds to the welding seams or joint and the areas to be check for leaks. 6.8.2 If the pressure decreases, re-check the possible air passage and blank off or re-tighten. 6.8.3 If there are leaks, identify and mark the exact location of defect. 6.8.4 Release the air pressure, rectify the leak and retest again until successfully passed the test in the presence of SDC Quality Control. 6.9 If needed, the Section Supervisor shall advise the Owners Representative, Ships Officer, Surveyor for final inspection and acceptance. 6.10 The Inspection and Acceptance Report (QC-201B) shall be fully accomplished and signed by the Owners Representative, Class Surveyor, Section Supervisor and Quality Control. 6.11 Release the air pressure once the test are completed and accepted then put back all component/parts that have been removed. 6.12 Clean and clear the area and return the used equipment and materials to the tool room or shop. 7.0 REQUIREMENT: - No leaks allowed 8.0 QUALITTY RECORDS: - Inspection and Acceptance Test Report 9.0 REFERENCE: - AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code Steel
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QC WORK INSTRUCTIONS

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- ABS Rules for Building and Classing of Vessel

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