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SAUDI ARAMCO ID/PID - 18-MAY-05 - REV 0 (Standards Cutoff - December 2005)

Rev 2 SAIC NUMBER

SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION CHECKLIST


Inspection of Pneumatic Test (Strength & Service)
PROJECT TITLE

31-Dec-05 DATE APPROVED QR NUMBER

SAIC-A-2021
WBS / BI / JO NUMBER

1-Dec-06

MECH-

CONTRACTOR / SUBCONTRACTOR

EQUIPMENT ID NUMBER(S) LAYOUT DRAWING NUMBER SCHEDULED INSPECTION DATE & TIME SAUDI ARAMCO TIP NUMBER SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION LEVEL

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION REV. NO. PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER

EQPT CODE

SYSTEM ID.

PLANT NO.

EC / PMCC / MCC NO. QUANTITY INSP. MH's SPENT TRAVEL TIME

ACTUAL INSPECTION DATE & TIME SAUDI ARAMCO ACTIVITY NUMBER CONTRACTOR INSPECTION LEVEL

SAUDI ARAMCO USE ONLY


WORK PERMIT REQUIRED?

ITEM No. A

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

REFERENCE

PASS

FAIL

N/A

RE-INSP DATE

General Requirements for Test Conditions & Bubble Leak Test (Utilize with SAIC-A-2023, SATR-A-2001) Pneumatic Tests (Strength, Service) follow detailed and approved procedures containing specific test pkg instructions. Approved Procedure exists for Pneumatic Testing with subsection for Bubble Leak Testing. Refer to Note 1 & Attachment 1. Construction joints in system test are exposed, including all welds (seal welded threaded joints), flanges and threads. Construction joints in system test are properly illuminated. Note: ASME Sec V, Art. 10, Para. I-1075 & Article 9, Para. T-952 requires natural or supplemental white light with minimum light intensity at exam surface/site of 100 footcandles (1000 lux). Light source, technique used, & light level verification is required to be demonstrated one time, documented, and maintained on file. Tests utilizing natural sunlight more than meet this requirement. Tests in the morning are preferable as surface metal temperatures are still below 125 F (50C). Testing after sunset with lights/flashlights is extremely dangerous (prohibited) as personnel must climb, use mirrors & apply bubble solutions while wearing safety harnesses. Visual examination access for follow-up Soap Bubble Leak Test is safe & adequate to allow construction joint (thread, flange, weld) direct visual examination (24" and 30 degrees to the eye) per ASME Sec V, Article 10, Par. I-1075 & Article 9, Par. T-952, 953) Note 1: Mirrors are utilized to allow sufficient access to joints. Note 2: Plant system access utilizes manlifts and tied-off ladders. Unsafe climbing in piperacks is prohibited. Follow Safety rules. An approved Bubble forming solution is available in adequate quantity & compatible with surface metal test temperatures. DATA SHEET ON APPROVED SOLUTION IS AVAILABLE Note: Household soap or detergent use is prohibited per ASME V, Article 10, Mandatory Appendix 1, Para. I-1032 a) Note: As a standard technique, temperature of surface of part to be examined shall not be below 40F (4C) nor above 125F (52C) throughout the exam. (Test early in the day) (ASME Sec V, Article 10, Para. I-1032 b & I-1072) Bubble forming solution is to be applied to surfaces to be tested by flowing, spraying, or brushing the solution over the exam area. Note: Number of bubbles produced in solutions applied must be minimized to reduce the problem of masking bubbles and assure proper interpretation of results. (ASME Sec V, Art 10, Par. I-1073) SNOOP IS APPLIED TO JOINT USING SMALL DIA. TUBE Pressure Vessel Pneumatic test, met reqmts of UG-100 of ASME SEC VIII D1, or T-4 of ASME SEC VIII D2, as applicable. Pressure gages showed no loss in pressure. See Note 2. REFER TO SAIC-A-2023 Section B.

A1

SAEP-1160, Section 8

A2

SAES-L-150, Para. 7.3

A3

SAES-A-004, Para. 5.6.1

A4

SAES-A-004, Para. 5.6.1

A5

SAES-A-004, Para. 5.6.1

A6

SAES-A-004, Para. 5.6.1

A7

SAES-A-004, Para. 6.3.3 SAES-L-150, Para. 5.2

A8

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SAUDI ARAMCO ID/PID - 18-MAY-05 - REV 0 (Standards Cutoff - December 2005)

Rev 2 SAIC NUMBER

SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION CHECKLIST


Inspection of Pneumatic Test (Strength & Service)
PROJECT TITLE

31-Dec-05 DATE APPROVED QR NUMBER

SAIC-A-2021
WBS / BI / JO NUMBER

1-Dec-06

MECH-

CONTRACTOR / SUBCONTRACTOR

ITEM No. REMARKS:

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

REFERENCE

PASS

FAIL

N/A

RE-INSP DATE

NOTES: 1: SAES-A-004 (March 2005 Edition, Para. 5.6.1) now requires ASME Code Leak Test (Direct Pressure Bubble Test) per ASME V, Article 10, Mandatory Appdix 1 "during" pneumatic strength tests. This also applies to service tests performed in lieu of pneumatic strength tests. It is advisable, but not mandatory, to perform a preliminary Soap Bubble Leak Test at 5 -10 psi to identify leakage at threaded and flanged joints (per SATIP-A-004-05). After repairs, a successful Mandatory soap bubble "Leak Test" AFTER strength test is presented to COMPANY (HOLD POINT). Leaks at pressures higher than 5-10 psi (such as 25 psi) make soap bubble solutions unreliable for leakage assessment as the solution can be immediately "blown away". COMPANY now requires "LEAK TEST" evaluation at 5-10 psi in accordance with an approved LEAK TESTING PROCEDURE to assure reliable leakage assessment for new systems. 2. TESTING FOR LEAKS AT ANY PRESSURE OTHER THAN 5-10 PSI (FOR ACCEPTANCE) IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AT SAUDI ARAMCO. CONTRACTOR MAY EXAMINE LINES AT PNEUMATIC STRENGTH TEST PRESSURE ON HIS OWN. THEY SHALL BE EVALUATED FOR FINAL ACCEPTANCE BY SAUDI ARAMCO AT 5 - 10 PSI. Complete exams using SAIC-A-2023 & SATR-A-2010. ATTACHMENTS: Attachment 1 -- BUBBLE LEAK TEST PROCEDURE REQMTS (ASME V) ATTACHMENTS: 1. SAES-A-004, General Requirements for Pressure Testing, (30 March, 2005) 2. SAES-L-150, Pressure Testing of Plant Piping and Pipelines, (30 September, 2003) 3. ASME Section V (2004 Edition, July 2005 Addenda) 4. Saudi Aramco General Instruction, G.I.-2.102, Pressure Testing Safely, (22 July, 2001) REFERENCE DOCUMENTS: 1. SAES-A-007, Hydrostatic Testing Fluids and Lay-Up Procedures, (5 October 2005)

Contractor / Third-Party
Construction Representative*
Work is Complete and Ready for Inspection: Name, Initials and Date: Name, Initials and Date:

Saudi Aramco
PMT Representative
T&I Witnessed QC Record Reviewed Work Verified

QC Inspector
Performed Inspection Name, Initials and Date: Work / Rework May Proceed

PID Representative
T&I Witnessed Name, Initials and Date: QC Record Reviewed Work Verified

QC Supervisor
Quality Record Approved: Name, Sign and Date: *Person Responsible for Completion of Quality Work / Test

Proponent and Others


Name, Organization, Initials and Date: T&I Witnessed QC Record Reviewed Work Verified

Y = YES

N = NO F = FAILED

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SAUDI ARAMCO ID/PID - 18-MAY-05 - REV 0 (Standards Cutoff - December 2005)

Rev 2 SAIC NUMBER

SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION CHECKLIST


Inspection of Pneumatic Test (Strength & Service)

31-Dec-05 DATE APPROVED QR NUMBER

SAIC-A-2021

1-Dec-06

MECH-

Attachment 1 -- BUBBLE LEAK TEST PROCEDURE REQMTS

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