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Rev. No.

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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this method statement is to provide guidelines for inspection of the field instrumentation installation.


SCOPE: This method statement covers the activity of field instrumentation installation for quality inspections and tests.


REFERENCES: The following documents are considered as reference document: Project specifications. Applicable international codes & standards. Project Quality Plan. Quality Inspection Plan. Project drawings.




RESPONSIBILITIES: Area in charge E&I checks layout, project and typical installation drawings for the activity. Area supervisor E&I accomplishes the activities in accordance with drawings. All relevant tests will be performed and results will be filled on FRMs (refer to related documents). The concerned quality inspector checks that the relevant work is being carried out in conformance with project specifications, PQPand QIP along with the best engineering practices. In case of non-conformance at any stage, it will be controlled by corrective action request. If an inspection plan is given by customer, the sequence of inspections will be followed accordingly.


PROCEDURE: Following checks shall be performed for the completion of activities, in accordance with the relevant project specifications and reference documents. Mounting of instruments shall be in accordance with location and detail drawings along with hook up details. Instrument or equipment to be installed shall be inspected to check that its data meets with the specification. The instrument shall then be examined for calibration and installed at its intended location on


brackets, a sub-panel, mounting post or pedestal ensuring that it is leveled and firmly secured. The instruments which require re-calibration, as specified by customer, shall then be bench tested / calibrated prior to installation. Instruments and associated equipment shall be supported in accordance with methods shown on typical drawings. Instrument location generally should not obstruct equipment access or walkways. A check shall be implemented to ensure that access to hand valves and equipment is not impaired. Re-positioning of control valve hand wheels or positioners may be carried out, with approval of the customer. All instruments and instrument scales shall be installed in a vertical orientation (unless otherwise specified). It is ensured that all indicating instruments shall be readable from floor level or permanent ladders or platforms. All isolation, vent and drain valves shall be operateable from permanent platform or ladders. Where capillary systems are used, they shall be continuously supported and protected and any excess length neatly coiled. The installation shall not introduce any standing errors. Protective enclosures shall be provided for instruments as specified and shall be installed in locations where maximum access is provided for maintenance purposes. Care shall be taken that the forces developed by the expansion of piping or vessels shall not damage instruments or impulse piping. Control valves shall be located in accordance with piping detail drawings and, in general, shall be accessible from floor level or permanent platforms. Clearance shall be allowed above the control valve to allow for servicing of the actuator and below for servicing the valve internals where applicable. Suitable clearances shall also be allowed to give access to manual hand wheels and valve positioners. Care shall be taken in locating tapping points to keep the impulse lines as short as possible. Allowance shall also be made for withdrawal as necessary.

7. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENTS: LN key set. Spanners and wrenches - Right type and size shall be used. Extension on spanners and wrenches shall not be used unless the wrenches are designed for such use. A pipe wrench shall not be used as a hammer. A wrench (except slugging wrenches) shall not be hammered to tighten a bolt. Pliers shall not be used as wrenches. It will be ensured that scrap does not fly off and cause injury when cutting metal with pliers. Only long


handled pliers shall be used to cut wire under tension. Pliers with insulated handles shall be used for electrical work. Hacksaws - Correct type of blade shall be selected to suit the material to be cut. The blade should be set in a hacksaw frame so that the teeth are pointing in the forward direction and sufficient tension shall be applied to ensure the blade is maintained rigid. Power tools - All portable power tools shall be stored in clean dry conditions. Power tools shall not be left lying around the job site where they may be damaged. Rotating tools shall be switched off and held until rotation has completely stopped before they are set down. Tools shall be disconnected before changing bits, blades, cutters, or wheels. All portable power tools shall be equipped with properly functioning "deadman switches". Grinding Machine - Care shall always be taken to ensure that the grinding wheel is free from defect before mounting. The proper size and type of wheel shall be fitted to the tool so that the maximum permissible periphery speed of the wheel does not exceed the maximum speed displayed on the machine. No grinding machine shall be used unless the maximum speed is clearly marked on the case. All wheels shall be fitted with adequate guards.

8. HSE INSTRUCTIONS: During work, the following procedures should be adopted to ensure safe working. Procedure for crainage shall be followed for shifting of control valves etc that has been submitted in our HSE manual. Fire extinguishers should be available near the vicinity of hot work. The following personal protection wears shall be used, they are: Safety helmets Safety goggles. Safety shoes. Cotton gloves. The supervisors shall deliver toolbox talk daily to the workers. All efforts will be made to keep the job site neat clean and tidy by removing the scrap on daily basis.