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Materials System Specification

34-SAMSS-119 Bi-Directional Meter Prover Custody Measurement Standards Committee Members


Fadhl, Khalid Ahmed, Chairman Roumi, Sulaiman Hamad, Vice Chairman Awami, Luay Hussain Bakhsh, Abduljalil Hamed Britton, Richard Leo Far, Husain Salah Grainger, John Francis Hijji, Abdullah Saleh Jumah, Yousif Ahmed Khan, Farooq Saeed Marri, Saeed Mohammad Othman, Fahad Adel Rockwell Jr., William Allen Sanna'A, Zaki Abbas Shaikh Jaffar, Abdullah Mohammed Torairi, Mohammed Saleh Trembley, Robert James

22 June 2009

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards


Table of Contents 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Scope............................................................. 2 Conflicts and Deviations................................. 2 References..................................................... 2 Definitions...................................................... 5 General Requirements................................... 6 Modifications to Industry Standard................. 7 Testing and Inspection................................. 13 Accessories.................................................. 14 Identification Tagging................................... 14 Shipping Requirements................................ 15 Documentation............................................. 15

Previous Issue: 19 October 2005 Next Planned Update: 22 June 2014 Revised paragraphs are indicated in the right margin Primary contact: Britton, Richard Leo on 966-3-8621297
CopyrightSaudi Aramco 2009. All rights reserved.

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Scope This specification defines the minimum mandatory requirements for sphere-type bidirectional meter provers for use proving or calibrating royalty and custody transfer meters in crude oil, liquid petroleum products and non-refrigerated liquefied petroleum gases (e.g., butane, propane, mixed LPG's) service. The specification covers the requirements of a complete skid-mounted, packaged unit, including the pipe-prover, outlet block valve, control valve, piping, local instruments and auxiliary equipment for meter proving.

Conflicts and Deviations 2.1 Any conflicts between this specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs), Engineering Standards (SAESs), Standard Drawings, (SASDs), or industry standards, codes, and forms shall be resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative through the Manager, Process & Control Systems Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302 and forward such requests to the Manager, Process & Control Systems Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. The Chairman, Custody Measurement Standards Committee, shall be solely responsible for interpreting this material specification and determining whether a vendor's proposal meets the requirements contained herein.

2.2

References Material or equipment supplied to this specification shall comply with the latest edition of the references listed below, unless otherwise noted. 3.1 Saudi Aramco References Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedures SAEP-21 SAEP-50 SAEP-302 Project Execution Requirements for Saudi Aramco Royalty/Custody Metering Systems Project Execution Requirements for Third Party Royalty/Custody Metering Systems Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirement

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Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards SAES-A-112 SAES-H-100 SAES-H-101 SAES-N-001 Meteorological and Seismic Design Data Painting Requirements for Industrial Facilities Saudi Aramco Paints and Coating Systems Basic Criteria, Industrial Insulation

Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications 01-SAMSS-010 01-SAMSS-017 01-SAMSS-035 02-SAMSS-009 04-SAMSS-001 04-SAMSS-041 04-SAMSS-042 09-SAMSS-080 12-SAMSS-007 17-SAMSS-515 34-SAMSS-611 34-SAMSS-711 34-SAMSS-718 34-SAMSS-831 Fabricated Carbon Steel Pipe Auxiliary Piping for Mechanical Equipment API Line Pipe Design and Fabrication of Scraper Traps Gate Valves Expanding Plug Valve 4-Way Diverter Valve Shop Applied Baked Internal Coatings Miscellaneous Steel Structures Auxiliary Electrical Systems for Skid-Mounted Equipment Safety Relief Valves Globe Control Valves Electric Motor Operated Valve Actuators Instrumentation for Packaged Units

Saudi Aramco Standard and Library Drawings AB-036019 AC-036045 AE-036175 AA-036513 AB-036646 DC-950040 Thermowell Assembly and Detail Details Vent, Drain and Sample Connections Details of Heavy Welding Boss for Threaded Connections to Vessels and Lines Custody Transfer Metering and Proving Station (Liquid), Typical Schematic Royalty & Custody Transfer Metering and Proving Station (Liquid), Schematic Pressure Indicators & Switches Locally Mounting Instrument Piping Details
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Saudi Aramco Forms and Data Sheets 8020-119-ENG 8020-200-ENG 8020-212-ENG 8020-213-ENG 8020-400-ENG 8020-416-ENG 8020-418-ENG 8020-611-ENG 8020-711-ENG 8020-718-ENG 8020-831-ENG Form 175-342800 NMR-7907 3.2 Industry Codes and Standards API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards (MPMS) Chapter 4.2 Chapter 4.7 Chapter 4.8 Chapter 7 Chapter 11.2.3 Chapter 11.2.3M Chapter 12.2.4 Other API Standards API SPEC 5L Specification for Line Pipe Displacement Provers, 3rd Edition, Sept., 2003 Field Standard Test Measures Operation of Proving Systems Temperature Determination Water Calibration of Volumetric Provers Water Calibration of Volumetric Provers (Metric) Calculation of Base Prover Volume by Waterdraw Method ISS for Bi-Directional Meter Prover ISS for Pressure Transmitters-Smart (Abs., Gage and DP) ISS for Pressure and Differential Pressure Gauges ISS for Pressure and D/P Switches ISS for Temperature Transmitters ISS for Resistance Temperature Detectors ISS for Thermowells ISS for Safety Relief Valves ISS for Globe/Angle Control Valves ISS for Electric Motor Operated Valve Actuators ISS for Package Unit Instrumentation Bi-Directional Meter Prover Non Material Requirements

American National Standards Institute ANSI C80.1 AWS D1.1 Rigid Steel Conduit Zinc Coated (GRC) Structural Welding Code-Steel
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ASME B31.3 ASME B1.20.1 NFPA 70

Chemical Plant & Petroleum Refinery Piping Pipe Threads, General Purpose (Inch) National Electrical Code

National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA RN 1 Polyvinyl-Chloride (PVC) Externally Coated Galvanized Rigid Steel Conduit and Intermediate Metal Conduit

International Electrotechnical Commission IEC 60751 Industrial Platinum Resistance Thermometer Sensors

Definitions Buyer or Purchaser: The Company (Saudi Aramco, AOC, or ASC) actually placing the order for the material. The buyer can be a third party metering customer. Buyer's Representative: The person acting on behalf of the Buyer, who may be from the Engineering, Inspection, Purchasing, or User organization. Custody Transfer Measurement: A specialized form of measurement that provides quantity and quality information used for the physical and fiscal documentation of a change in ownership and/or responsibility of commodities. The following measurements are custody transfer measurements: Measurement of hydrocarbon liquid or gas movements (deliveries or receipts) between Saudi Aramco and its customers, suppliers, or transport contractors. Measurement of hydrocarbon liquid or gas transfers between Saudi Aramco refineries, fractionation plants, bulk plants, terminals, pipelines, VELA ships, etc., where the measurement is used for accounting or loss control.

Nearshore: Any outdoor, onshore location within one kilometer from the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf; all of the Ras Tanura Refinery and Terminal; and within three kilometers from the shoreline of the Red Sea. Prover Skid: The field portion of a metering system consisting of the meter prover, outlet block valve, flow control valve, piping, instruments, electrical equipment and associated structural steel. Third Party Inspector: An independent inspection agency whose function is to conduct an unbiased inspection of certain systems, equipment, materials, etc., against a set of standards, guidelines or procedures. For purposes of this SAEP, the Third Party
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Inspector has particular knowledge of and experience with industry custody measurement standards and procedures. Vendor: The party that supplies or sells integrated metering systems, metering equipment, or components. 5 General Requirements 5.1 Design Criteria The prover shall be furnished in accordance with Instrument Specification Sheet, Form 8020-119-ENG. 5.2 Units of Measurement The units of measurement shall be either U.S. Customary or metric units as designated on Instrument Specification Sheet, Form 8020-119-ENG. 5.3 Environmental Conditions 5.3.1 Temperature Equipment and instrumentation shall operate continuously under the following ambient air temperatures without any degradation of the manufacturer's guaranteed performance:
Indoor Air Conditioned 35C (95F) 10C (50F) Outdoor (1) Sheltered 55C (131F) 0C (32F) Outdoor Unsheltered 65C (149F) 0C (32F)

Maximum Minimum

Note: (1): "Sheltered" refers to permanent, ventilated enclosures or buildings, or permanently fixed sunshades with a top and three sides".

5.3.2

Outdoors Equipment and instrumentation shall be designed to operate under the environmental and meteorological conditions specified SAES-A-112.

5.3.3

Offshore and Near-shore Environment Equipment and instrumentation which is not enclosed or hermetically sealed, but is situated offshore or nearshore, shall be protected against corrosion and operational failure due to wind-borne sea water spray and the accumulation of wetted salt (NaCl).
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Modifications to Industry Standard The following paragraph numbers refer to API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards, Chapter 4, Proving Systems, Section 2, "Displacement Provers", 3rd Edition, September 2003 (API MPMS Chapter 4.2) which is a part of this specification. The text in each paragraph is an addition, modification, exception, or deletion to the requirements of API MPMS Chapter 4.2, as noted. 6.1 Para. 2.6 (Temperature Stability) (Addition): The prover calibrated section shall be insulated in accordance with SAES-N-001 unless otherwise instructed on the Instrumentation Specification Sheet, Form 8020-119-ENG. 6.2 Para. 3.1 (Materials & Fabrication) (Addition): Provers, including the prover loop, shall be skid-mounted. The skid shall be designed to ensure a practical overall size for shipping and transportation. General requirements shall be per Saudi Aramco Drawings AB-036646 for Royalty measurement and AA-036513 for Custody measurement. Structural welding shall meet the requirements of AWS D1.1. Stairs or side step ladders shall be provided for equipment and instruments that are not easily accessible from grade level. Minimum platform clear width shall be 0.70 meter. Galvanized steel grating shall be used that complies with the requirements of 12-SAMSS-007. Beam, davit properly positioned and or lifting lugs shall be provided for entire skid mounted units and also for components weighting in excess of 20 kg, and which cannot be handled properly by a sling. All skid-mounted piping and pressure containing components shall be designed and constructed in accordance with ASME B31.3 and 01-SAMSS-010. Welding bosses shall be installed in accordance with Standard Drawing AE-036175. An approved vendor shall provide the prover. (Addition): Seamless pipe meeting the requirements of ASME B31.3 shall be used when the required pipe diameter is 24 inches or less. API SPEC 5L Grade B or X60 straight seam pipe manufactured by the submerged arc welding process shall be used when the required pipe diameter is greater than 24 inches. Internal weld seams in the calibrated section (including the longitudinal weld seam for SAW pipe) shall be machined or ground smooth and shall be free of any grooves. (Addition): The following Saudi Aramco specifications shall apply: 01-SAMSS-010 01-SAMSS-017 01-SAMSS-035 Fabricated Carbon Steel Pipe Auxiliary Piping for Mechanical Equipment API Line Pipe
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(Addition): The allowable tolerance of the prover piping shall be in accordance with API SPEC 5L. (Addition): Long radius (3R) elbows shall be used for all bends between detector switches (calibrated section). (Addition): Flange connections shall be provided on the interchange side of both detector switches to permit removal of the calibrated section without disturbing the interchange portion of the prover. (Addition): Process connections for pressure and differential instruments shall be inch NPT tapered thread per ASME B1.20.1. (Addition): All electrical wiring, terminations and other requirements shall be in accordance with 34-SAMSS-831; Instrument Specification Sheet, Form 8020-831-ENG; and 17-SAMSS-515. (Addition): Conduit shall be threaded, rigid steel per ANSI C80.1 and shall be hot-dip galvanized per NEMA RN 1. (Addition): Conduit fittings shall be cast or forged steel, cast iron or malleable iron, either hot-dip galvanized or zinc electroplated. (Addition): Supplies to DC instrument loads: Voltage stabilization shall be provided to maintain the output voltage within tolerable limits of the loads served. (Addition): All field transmitters shall be installed facing the same direction to ease maintaining and calibrating the instruments. 6.3 Para. 3.2 (Internal & External Coating) (Addition): The internal surfaces of the calibrated section shall be coated with a baked-on phenolic coating in accordance with 09-SAMSS-080. (Addition): External steel surfaces shall be painted as follows unless otherwise specified: Onshore Installations Non-galvanized steel shall be coated in accordance with SAES-H-101, APCS-4. SAES-H-100 shall apply. Offshore Installations All steel shall be coated in accordance with SAES-H-101. SAES-H-100 applies.

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The Vendor may propose an alternate surface preparation and finishing system with the quotation, for Buyer's approval.

6.4

Para. 3.3 (Temperature Measurements) (Exception): A temperature transmitter shall be installed on the outlet piping of the prover. A test thermowell with chained plug shall be installed downstream of temperature transmitter at a distance not to exceed 0.3 m. A second test thermowell with chained plug shall be installed on the inlet piping of the prover. (Addition): Thermowells shall be furnished in accordance with Instrument Specification Sheets, Form 8020-418-ENG. Thermowells shall be installed in accordance with Standard Drawing AB-036019. (Addition): The transmitter shall be a microprocessor based smart unit that uses a platinum resistance temperature detector (RTD) as its primary element. The temperature transmitter and RTD shall be furnished in accordance with Instrument Specification Sheets, Form 8020-400-ENG and Form 8020-416-ENG, respectively. The RTD shall be Pt100, four-wire design, with an alpha coefficient of 0.00385 per IEC 60751. The calibrated span of the transmitter shall normally be -18 to 65C (0 to 150F). The overall transmitter/RTD accuracy shall be 0.2% of the calibrated span or better. (Modification): Temperature instruments shall meet the requirements of API MPMS 7.

6.5

Para. 3.4 (Pressure Measurements) (Exception): A pressure transmitter and a pressure gauge shall be installed downstream of the test thermowell on the outlet piping of the prover. A second pressure gauge shall be installed upstream of the test thermowell on the inlet piping of the prover. (Addition): The pressure transmitter shall be furnished in accordance with the Instrument Specification Sheet, Form 8020-200-ENG. The pressure transmitter shall be a microprocessor based smart unit with a reference accuracy of 0.075% of calibrated span or better and shall be provided with over-range protection. Pressure sensor installation manifolds shall have vent, drain and test connections. (Addition): Pressure gauges shall be furnished in accordance with the Instrument Specification Sheets, Forms 8020-212-ENG. Pressure gauge accuracy shall be 0.5 % of span or better. The standard ranges shall be
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selected such that the normal operating pressure falls between 30% and 70% of the scale range. Pressure gauges shall be glycerin filled. (Addition): The pressure transmitter and gauges shall be installed in accordance with Detail 1 or 2, as applicable, of Library Drawing DC-950040. 6.6 Para. 3.5.1 (Sphere Displacers) (Addition): Sphere materials shall be compatible with the product to be handled. 6.7 Para. 3.6 (Valves) (Addition): A block valve shall be furnished on the outlet of the prover assembly. (Addition): In liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) applications, the outlet block valve shall be a double block-and-bleed plug valve meeting the requirements of 04-SAMSS-041. The cavity bleed on the double block-and-bleed valve shall be equipped with a pressure gauge, and isolation valve which is capable of discharging to a flare or other safe location. (Addition): In crude oil and petroleum product applications, the outlet block valve shall be a gate valve meeting the requirements of 04-SAMSS-001. (Addition): In all cases, the outlet block valve shall be furnished with an electric motor operated actuator meeting the requirements of 34-SAMSS-718 and Instrument Specification Sheet, Form 8020-718-ENG. The operator shall be capable of manual operation in the case of loss of power. (Addition): A globe-type control valve shall be installed in the outlet piping between the pressure transmitter/gauge and outlet block valve. The valve shall meet the requirements of 34-SAMSS-711 and Instrument Specification Sheet, Form 8020-711-ENG. 6.8 Para. 3.7 (Connections) (Addition): Vents shall be installed at high points on the prover launch chambers to permit removal of trapped air. No vents or drains shall be installed between detector switches. The number of vents and drains on the inlet piping to a prover shall be kept to a minimum. All vent and drain connections except those on the prover outlet piping shall be provided with a means to permit examination for, or prevention of, leakage during operation of the prover. Each such drain connection shall be furnished with a spectacle blind on the discharge side of the drain valve. The skid drain system piping shall slope to a single

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discharge point. Vent, drain and sample connections shall be per Standard Drawing AC-036045. (Addition): A single thermal relief valve shall be installed between the prover 4-way valve and the control valve. The relief valve shall meet the requirements of 34-SAMSS-611 and Instrument Specification Sheet, Form 8020-611-ENG. 6.9 Para. 3.7.1 (Connections for Prover Calibration) (Addition): Two 3-inch or larger water draw connections shall be provided for each pipe prover. One connection shall be located upstream of the pressure gauge and test thermowell on the inlet piping. The other connection shall be located between the temperature and pressure instruments, and the control valve on the outlet piping. 6.10 Para. 3.7.3 (Flange Connections in the Calibrated Section) (Addition): For all provers other than portable provers, flanged connections shall be used for all bends located between detector switches (calibrated section). (Addition): Flanges installed between the detector switches shall be flat faced, match bored, doweled and match-number die stamped in pairs. Flange o-ring material shall be compatible with the liquid to be measured. 6.11 Para. 3.8 (Detectors) (Addition): Detector switches shall be mechanical type with hermetically sealed contacts and shall be suitable for installation in a Class 1, Division 2 area per NFPA 70, National Electrical Code. (Addition): Detector switches shall have a repeatability of 0.2 mm or less. (Addition): Each detector switch shall be non-adjustable and shall be provided with a means for sealing the switch in place with a lead-and-wire seal. 6.12 Para. 3.12.2 (Launching/Receiver Chambers) (Addition): Prover ball launching chambers shall have a 45-degree inclination downwards toward the calibrated section. (Addition): Each launch chamber shall be fitted with a quick-opening closure which conforms to 02-SAMSS-009. Threaded closures shall not be used. 6.13 Para. 3.12.3 (Flow Reversal) (Addition): The 4-way diverter valve shall be in accordance with
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04-SAMSS-042. The valve shall be fitted with the Vendor's standard hydraulic operator, or an electric motor operator meeting the requirements of 34-SAMSS-718 and Instrument Specification Sheet, 8020-718-ENG. (Addition): The 4-way diverter valve shall be sized to ensure that maximum velocity through the port is less than 4.6 m/s (15 ft/s) and shall be provided with a differential pressure indicating switch, to allow monitoring of the valve seal during proving. (Addition): If the 4-way diverter valve is equipped with a hydraulic operator, an electro-hydraulic system shall be furnished to power the valve. (Addition): A snap-acting-type differential pressure-indicating switch meeting the requirements of Instrument Specification Sheet, Form 8020-213-ENG, shall be furnished to provide remote indication of 4-way valve seal integrity. The switch shall have a normal range of at least 10 psia to 30 psia as a minimum. The switch shall have hermetically sealed contacts and shall have a repeatability of 1.5% of full-scale range. 6.14 Para. 4.3.3 (Volume) (Modification): The minimum volume between the detector switches shall be sufficient to ensure the accumulation of at least 10,000 unaltered pulses during each 1-way trip of the prover displacer. (Addition): The K factor (pulse output per unit volume) used for prover sizing shall equal 95% of the lowest nominal K factor from the meters to be proved. For turbine meters, the K factor used for prover sizing will normally come from the largest meter. 6.15 Para. 4.3.4 (Displacer Velocities) (Addition): If the prover will be used for proving multiple meters, the prover shall be sized to handle the anticipated maximum and minimum flow rates of the largest and smallest meters, respectively. 6.16 Para. 4.3.4.1 (Maximum Displacer Velocities) (Modification): The prover diameter shall be selected to limit the sphere displacer velocity in the calibrated section to 1.5 m/s (5 ft/s) at the maximum normal linear (continuous) flow rate for the largest meter to be proved. 6.17 Para. 4.3.4.2 (Minimum Displacer Velocities) (Modification): The prover shall be designed to maintain the displacer velocity above 0.15 m/s (0.5 ft/s) at the minimum design flow rate.
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6.18

Para. 4.3.6 (Minimum Calibrated Section Length) (Addition): The minimum distance between the detector switches shall be 10 meters.

6.19

Para. 4.3.7 (Pre-Run) (Addition): The maximum normal linear flow rate of the largest meter to be proved shall be used to determine the minimum pre-run length.

Testing and Inspection 7.1 Hydrotest Prior to application of internal coating, external paint and insulation, all piping and piping components shall be hydro-tested in accordance with ASME B31.3 and 01-SAMSS-010. 7.2 Prover Calibration The prover volume shall be calibrated at the factory using the waterdraw method in accordance with API MPMS Chapters 4.8, 11.2.3 or 11.2.3M, as applicable, and 12.2.4. The basic functionality of the prover shall be verified during the factory calibration. The prover calibration shall be conducted by an approved third-party inspector and witnessed by Saudi Aramco. Sphere inflation shall not be less than 2% nor more than 4% of the inside diameter of prover calibrated section. The actual sphere inflation shall be annotated on the prover calibration certificate. 7.3 Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) If the prover is furnished as part of a metering system, its performance shall be verified as part of the FAT for the metering system in accordance with the requirements set forth in SAEP-21 or SAEP-50, as applicable. 7.4 Site Acceptance Test (SAT) The performance of the meter prover and associated equipment shall be verified during a SAT in accordance with the requirements set forth in SAEP-21 or SAEP-50, as applicable. 7.5 Inspection Items manufactured to this Specification are subject to the minimum Inspection
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requirements as specified in Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements Form 175-342800. 8 Accessories The Vendor shall provide the following accessories: Sphere extractor tool. Filler pump and all connection & fittings needed to inflate the sphere, for spheretype displacers. Sizing-ring or calipers for sizing the sphere. Two spare spheres with storage hangers. Two spare detector switches. Two spare seals for quick opening closures

The Vendor shall furnish standard test measures meeting the requirements of API MPMS Chapter 4.7 as specified on the Instrumentation Sheet, Form 8020-119-ENG. The test measures shall have volumes calibrated "to deliver" by the U. S. National Institute of Technology and Standards or other approved weights and measures agency. 9 Identification Tagging An identification tag of an AISI Series 300 (Austenitic) type stainless steel shall be attached to the equipment securely with similar stainless steel or Monel fasteners. The tag shall be marked by raised letters or die stamping with the following information and shall be located so that the information can be read after the equipment is installed: Purchase Order Number Manufacturer Part/Model Number Serial Number Material Date of Manufacture Equipment Tag No. Pipe Size, Outside Diameter, Inside Diameter, Wall Thickness ID, Wall thickness (inch/mm), Base Prover Volume (U. S. bbl @ 60 F & Liter @ 15C) Coefficient of Cubical Expansion Modulus of Elasticity (Kpa) Design Nominal K-factor
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Manufacturer, Type and Thickness of Internal Coating

Shipping Requirements 10.1 General All equipment and internals being shipped shall be braced and temporary supports shall be provided, if required, to prevent damage during shipment. 10.2 Internal Protection The internals of all piping, fabricated and assembled equipment shall be completely cleaned and dried to the satisfaction of the Saudi Aramco Inspector. A non-toxic vapor phase corrosion inhibitor (CORTEC VCI-609, or equivalent) shall be applied to the internal surfaces of all piping fabricated and assembled equipment. 10.3 External Protection All external surfaces shall be prepared and coated in the shop with the complete Saudi Aramco coating system (primer and final coats). All bolts, nuts and the faces of open flanged connections shall be coated with temporary protective coating such as petroleum paste. Permanent blind flanges or covers shall be installed with the gaskets and bolts required for service. Each connection shall be fitted with a neoprene gasket, and vapor tight steel cover. The cover shall be held in place by a minimum of four equally spaced bolts. 10.4 Electronic and Electrical Equipment The vendor shall determine if electronics and instruments are susceptible to damage from shock, weather or extremes of temperature during shipment. If required, such items shall be removed after the functional test and shipped separately.

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Documentation The supplier shall provide nonmaterial items as shown on Form NMR-7907.

22 June 2009

Revision Summary Revised the "Next Planned Update". Reaffirmed the contents of the document and reissued with editorial changes.

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