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: TSPL-P143-WPS-812

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23.03.10 Date
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2 X 135MW THERMAL POWER PLANT (PHASE -1)
TAMMINAPATNAM & MUMMIDI VILLAGES, CHILLAKUR MANDAL SPSR NELLORE DISTRICT - 524121, ANDHRA PRADESH - INDIA

OWNER :

SIMHAPURI ENERGY PRIVATE LIMITED
MADHUCON GREENLANDS, BEGUMPET, HYDERABAD - 500 016, AP- INDIA

OWNER ENGINEER : EPC CONTRACTOR : ORIGINATOR : EPC ENGINEER VENDOR/ SUPPLIER : STATUS : FILE NO : UNITS : SCALE : NTS TITLE : DRG NO:

DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS PRIVATE LIMITED, KOLKATA MADHUCON PROJECTS LIMITED
ROAD NO.36, JUBILEE HILLS, HYDERABAD - 500 033, AP - INDIA

M.N.DASTUR & COMPANY (P) LIMITED, KOLKATA THERMOSYSTEMS PVT. LTD. HYDERABAD FIXING PROCEDURE OF GRP / FRP PIPES TSPL-P143-WPS-812
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The essential requirements to accomplish this jointing are: • • • Bell provided at one end of the pipe Spigot provided at other end of the pipe Elastomeric seals made of rubber Fig. Bell & Spigot Joint with Elastomeric Seal. The schematic arrangement of Bell & Spigot with rubber seal is shown in the sketch. This flexible joint allows for axial movement of the spigot in the Bell and some angular deflection. . No.Doc. Bell & Spigot joint has a groove on the Bell end to retain an elastomeric seal that shall be the sole element of the joint to provide the water-tightness. : TSPL-P143-WPS-812 Page 2 of 5 BELL & SPIGOT WITH RUBBER SEAL JOINT Bell and Spigot with elastomeric seal joint is used to connect two GRP pipes mainly used for underground application. The GRP pipe will have one end provided with Bell and other end provided with a matching Spigot.

. The spigot end is accurately machined to the required tolerance. Do not use cotton waste in order to prevent thread or fibers stick on the sealing surface. No. 2. Vegetable based lubricant. Joining Method Step 1: Clean the Bell & Groove. Joint Assembly: Tools required for assembly of joint 1. Thoroughly clean the inside of Bell end and Groove with clean cloth.Doc. This rubber seal provides a very tight leak proof joint. : TSPL-P143-WPS-812 Page 3 of 5 Bell End: The Bell end is an integral filament wound part of the pipe The inner diameter of the bell end is manufactured perfectly to suit the spigot end with required tolerance. Do not use any lubricant in the groove or on the gasket at this stage of assembly. Rubber Seal: The rubber seal is made up of EPDM rubber. Spigot End: The other end of the pipe will have the spigot. 3. Nylon slings. Make sure that any dirt or oil left on the surface. Clothe. Water may be used to moisten the gasket and groove to ease positioning and insertion of the gasket. Step 2: Install Gaskets Insert the gasket into the groove leaving loops (typically two to four) of rubber extending out of the groves. Chain pulley block 2. Wooden supports Accessories / consumables required 1.

take care to keep the bell and spigot clean. No. : TSPL-P143-WPS-812 Page 4 of 5 • • • • With uniform pressure. Tapping with a rubber mallet will be helpful to accomplish the above Step 3: Lubricate Gasket Using a clean cloth.Doc. Step 5: Fixing of Clamps Fix first clamp near to the bell end of one pipe or at the left in position to next joint. Using a clean cloth. Check also that both sides of the gasket protrude equally above the top of the groove around the whole circumference. pull carefully on the gasket in the radial direction around the circumference to distribute compression of the gasket. grease. When installed. After lubricating. etc. apply a thin film of lubricant to the rubber gaskets. never use petroleum based lubricants. . Thoroughly clean pipe spigot to remove any dirt. Fix Clamp B on the pipe to be connected in the correct position. push each loop of the rubber gasket into the gasket groove. Step 6: Pipe Placement The pipe to be connected is placed on the bed with sufficient distance from previously joined pipe to allow lowering the coupling into position. apply a thin film of lubricant to the spigots from the end of the pipe. grit. Step 4: Clean and Lubricate Spigot. Always use vegetable based lubricants.

No. when the pipes are jointed to form a pipeline. The joint testing method on the constructed pipeline is found to be more positive and it avoids the biggest problem of air entrapment and its associated technical issues during field hydro testing. the joint testing method is more suitable to wet trenches. On completion of testing. The above problems are avoided in joint testing method. However. Water is filled between the O rings through the nipple and subjected to the required pressure. it becomes necessary to do field hydro testing on the pipeline to ensure that joints constructed in the field do offer the required pressure tightness.5 times the pressure rating at our factory to ensure the leak tightness of the pipe. The entrapped air in the pipeline filled with water for segmental field hydro testing cannot be fully removed practically as certain pockets of entrapped air in bends and fittings tend to remain the pipeline even with air valves fitted in the line. The entrapped air during pressurisation gets compressed and causes fluctuation in the line pressure and pipeline movement. since leakage can be checked on every joints and assessment done. Also. : TSPL-P143-WPS-812 Page 5 of 5 FIELD HYDROTESTING OF GRP PIPELINES FOR BELL & SPIGOT JOINT WITH DOUBLE O-RINGS The GRP pipes are tested at 1.5 times the working pressure or by carrying out a joint testing on the constructed pipeline. Pipes are tested for joint testing at our factory by the above method and the joints are proved for its performance. . The hydraulic pressure testing along with other mechanical tests done on the pipe sections prove the capability of the pipe for its intended service.Doc. Strategic Engineering is adopting the jointing testing procedure for field testing of constructed pipeline and the procedure is as shown in the sketch. Hence. the nipple is closed with the male adaptor and laminated. This is done by either filling water in the constructed pipeline in segments by creating blinds at both ends and subjecting the selected segment to 1.