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INSTRUMENTATION GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Scope
2. References
3. General
4. Instrument Terminology, Symbols, and
Data Sheets
5. Design Considerations
5.1 Process Control Systems
5.2 Design Basis
5.3 Failure Requirements
5.4 Instrument Locations
5.5 Instrument Air Compressors and
Dryers
5.6 Electrical Area Classifications
5.7 Electrical Power Supply
5.8 Interlock and Shutdown Systems
5.9 Burner Management Systems
5.10 Tank Gaging Systems
5.11 Blending Systems
5.12 Custody Transfer Systems
5.13 Metering Facilities
5.14 Instrument Grounding
5.15 Seismic Testing
5.16 Control Room and Field Piping and
Wiring
5.17 Control Room
5.18 Pressurization
5.19 Winterizing and Heat Tracing
5.20 Instrument Seals
5.21 Fire Protection of Instruments
6. Flow Diagrams and Instrument Numbering
7. Drawings
7.1 Instrument Location Drawings
7.2 Piping and Wiring Drawings
7.3 Control Room Drawings
8. Procurement Data
8.1 Instrument Index
8.2 Procurement Status Report
8.3 Point Index
8.4 Source of Component Supply
8.5 Suppliers Drawings and Data
9. Calculations
10. Field Testing and Calibration
10.1 General
10.2 Alarms and Interlocks
11. Tags and Nameplates
12. Painting
Appendix Equipment Guides Instrumentation
Series and System Design Guides
Control Systems Series
History of Change
1. SCOPE
This Guide defines general requirements for the design, installation, and testing of instruments; control
systems; and related equipment for petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, and other industrial
applications.
2. REFERENCES
The following publications form a part of this Guide. The references cited with dates in this Guide were
used in its development. For all references which have been superseded, revised, and/or corrected, the
user of this Guide is obliged to determine if the latest versions of the cited references have any impact on
the content of this Guide or its use. Mobil Technology Company (MTC) Guide Sponsor should be consulted
if there are any concerns or questions.
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Mobil Engineering Guides Equipment
EGE 00-B-2 (1992) Flow Diagrams General Requirements
EGE 00-B-4 (1989) Winterizing and Heat Tracing
EGE 00-B-5 (1989) Equipment Sound Levels
EGE 00-C-4 (1993) Equipment Purchases General Engineering Requirements
EGE Series 14 Storage Tanks
EGE 16-B-10 (1994) Piping Instruments
EGE Series 32 Instrumentation (See Appendix for complete listing)
EGE 33-B-13 (1990) Electrical Lighting and Receptacle Installations
EGE 33-B-16 (1990) Electrical Pressurizing Systems for Building Housing Electrical Facilities
EGE 33-B-22 (1993) Electrical AC Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) System
EGE 34-B-15 (1989) Fireproofing General Requirements
EGE 35-B-10 (1995) Painting Manufacturing Facilities
EGE 41-B-10 (1991) Compressed Air Dryer Regenerative Type Design and Fabrication
Mobil Engineering Guides Systems Design
EGS 303 (1993) Recommended Spacing Within Operating Facilities
EGS 541 (1991) Instrument Air and Plant Air Systems
EGS 805 (1995) Instrumentation Fired Boiler Burner Management System
EGS 807 (1994) Product Blending Systems
EGS 809 (1989) Instrumentation Calibration and Acceptance
EGS 821 (1995) Instrumentation Watertube Steam Boilers
EGS 1253 (1994) Blast-Resistant Control Buildings
API (American Petroleum Institute) Recommended Practice
RP 550 (1986) Manual on Installation of Refinery Instruments and Control Systems, Parts I Through IV
NOTE: Although API RP 550 is not a current publication, Mobil considers the referenced material to be valid for Mobils purposes,
except as noted in this Guide. Requests for a copy of RP 550 should be directed to The Librarian, American Petroleum Institute, 1220
L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA. Phone: (202) 682-8040/Fax: (202) 682-8232.
ISA (International Society of Measurement & Control) Publications
S5.1 (1984) Instrumentation Symbols and Identification
S5.4 (1991) Instrument Loop Diagrams
S12.4 (1970) Instrument Purging for Reduction of Hazardous Area Classifications
RP 7.1 (1956) Pneumatic Control Circuit Pressure Test
S20 (1981) Specification Forms for Process Measurement and Control Instruments, Primary Elements and
Control Valves
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standards
8501 (1992) Single Burner Boiler Operation
85C (1991) Prevention of Furnace Explosions/Implosions in Multiple Burner Boiler - Furnaces
496 (1993) Standard for Purged and Pressurized Enclosures for Electrical Equipment
3. GENERAL
3.1 Mobil uses proven, cost effective microprocessor technology in control systems for all projects.
Distributed digital instrumentation/control systems shall be part of the overall systems design for new plants
and major upgrades.
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A distributed control system (DCS) is a process control system where many individual controllers are
implemented in a digital processors software. There are a multiciplicity of these processors. They
communicate to the display, history, and application processors via a data highway. In conceptual design,
a DCS permits flexibility in the establishment of control systems philosophy, control strategies, reliability
requirements, and process interface requirements.
The overall system requirements shall be defined during the initial stages of a project, even though field
implementation may be accomplished in discrete stages. Early decisions are essential in considering the
techniques to be used for meeting hazardous area requirements, protective interlock systems, information
retrieval methods, system capacity and expendability, and plant wide communication systems.
3.2 Instrumentation shall conform to the specific requirements of this Guide, as well as to the requirements
of all other applicable Guides, unless otherwise defined by the project specifications or other project
documents specifying exceptions or modifications approved by Mobil. Examples may include purchase
specifications, loop drawings, and agreed-upon minutes of meetings. Any exceptions shall be tabulated
during the course of the project and shall be incorporated in the control systems specifications.
3.3 The Guides on instrumentation, EGE Series 32 (see Appendix), are based on API RP 550; specific
exceptions and modifications are noted in individual Guides. Where no modifications are made, those
practices described in API RP 550 as "advisable," "most common," and so forth shall be considered Mobil
requirements. Purchases of engineered equipment shall conform to EGE 00-C-4. The term "Mobil approval"
means written approval.
4. INSTRUMENT TERMINOLOGY, SYMBOLS, AND DATA SHEETS
4.1 Instrumentation symbols shall conform to EGE 00-B-2; also see ISA S5.1.
4.2 Data sheets contained in ISA S20 shall be used except where Mobil approves the use of a contractor's
data sheets. If used, the contractor's document shall include, as a minimum, all data required on the ISA
data sheets.
5. DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
5.1 Process Control Systems (Refer to EGE 32-B-22)
5.1.1 The control system shall be a distributed, digital microprocessor-based network. It shall be
designed for flexible, reliable, high-speed process communications configured for centralized control but
adaptable to sectionalized control centers within a clearly defined hierarchy. Operator interaction with the
process shall be accomplished with a number of operator stations, each consisting of a color cathode ray
tube (CRT) display; functional keyboard; and other similar devices such as touch screen, mouse, trackball,
or light pen for operator requests and inputs.
5.1.2 A control and information system (CAIS) shall be provided. It shall consist of a distributed digital
control system; one or more computers for advanced control and/or management information; and
subsystems including tank gaging, analyzers, blending, laboratory data, custody transfer and package unit
control systems. A dual data communication link shall connect all parts of the system and shall provide
automatic switchover in the event of a link failure.
The selected CAIS shall allow growth to a full plant management system (PMS). A PMS permits sharing
of the plant database among the various departments by using standard networking techniques. In Mobil
refineries, these systems are called Integrated refinery information systems (IRIS). A typical IRIS would tie
the CAIS to a refinery-wide local area network (LAN). A number of common PC-based workstations are
used by the various departments to gain controlled access to the refinery database. Individual processors
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for specific functions may also be tied onto the network (for example, maintenance, laboratory information,
and automated drafting). In addition, the network would have a telecommunication facility for exchanging
information with remote computers.
5.1.3 Specialized control and information requirements shall be satisfied by microprocessor-based
dedicated systems. These systems shall have the capability to:
(a) Operate as stand-alone systems independent of the DCS or the computer system.
(b) Be linked to the CAIS or the plant network.
Examples of such dedicated systems include tank gaging, interlock and shutdown, analyzer loops, rotating
equipment condition monitoring, blending, metering, and custody transfer.
5.2 Design Basis
5.2.1 Control loops and Controllers
Controllers shall not be locally mounted unless economic or application requirements justify the use of local
pneumatic instruments and shall require Mobil approval. All locally mounted controllers shall be of the
indicating type with auto/manual facilities. Locally mounted Input/Output (I/O) electronics require Mobil
approval.
5.2.2 Analyzers (Refer to EGE 32-B-10)
Application of onstream analyzers shall maximize profitability of process unit design. Analyzer benefits shall
be quantified.
5.2.3 Package Units (Refer to EGE 00-B-2 and EGE 00-C-4)
Particular attention shall be given to package units to ensure that the control systems designs are consistent
with the main process units and the quality of the instruments used is of an equal standard. Wherever
possible, the same instruments used for main process units shall be used in packaged units. They shall
fulfill the basic requirements of the project and be integrated into the central control room data
communications network. The package unit supplier shall pay particular attention to compliance with Mobil
requirements for accessibility and ease of maintenance.
All appropriate package unit drawings shall be reviewed by the Mobil Facilities Group engineer.
5.2.4 Codes and Agency Standards
Instrumentation shall meet the requirements of applicable national and local codes. The contractor shall
certify in writing that he has met all of these requirements. Any instrument loop not meeting the certification
requirements of the country and locale of installation requires Mobil approval prior to purchase and
installation.
5.2.5 Electronic vs Pneumatic Instrumentation
In case of expansions of existing control rooms and process unit additions, electronic instrumentation shall
be installed, even though existing equipment may be pneumatic. For integration into a DCS, existing
pneumatic transmitters shall be replaced by electronic transmitters.
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5.2.6 Automatic Operation
Process units, offsite units, steam generation facilities, and utilities requiring minimum operator interaction
during normal plant operation shall be instrumented for automatic operation where practicable. Sufficient
data shall be provided to allow the operator to act effectively during a major plant upset.
Local control panels shall be furnished as necessary to enable operations personnel to safely start up
process equipment.
5.3 Failure Requirements
5.3.1 All instruments, pneumatic or electronic, shall fail to the safest position or lock in place upon air
or power failure as shown on the piping and instrument diagrams. Control valves that are required to fail
safe on air failure shall be spring assisted. The use of accumulators to meet control valve fail-safe
conditions shall be minimized. When accumulators are used, the supplier shall furnish the sizing
calculations. Mobil shall have final approval of the failure position of all instruments and related
components. Temperature controllers shall fail in the safest direction upon thermocouple or power circuit
failure.
5.3.2 Suppliers of electronic instrumentation and microprocessor-based control systems shall supply the
following information so that failure action analysis can be made:
(a) Maximum time (seconds or minutes) the power source can be interrupted without disruption of
control circuit operations.
(b) Quality of power supply required (in terms of maximum and minimum voltage level) and
maximum ripple that can be tolerated (in millivolts, peak-to-peak).
(c) Action of the instruments upon reestablishment of power; for example, drive full-scale up, drive
full-scale down, or lock in place.
5.3.3 Particular attention shall be made to verifying that failure requirements are met for solid-state
devices such as programmable controllers.
5.4 Instrument Locations
The location of instruments and instrument connections, including terminal and junction boxes, control
equipment, and relief valves, shall permit easy access from grade, permanent platforms, or stairways for
operation, inspection, and maintenance. Locations shall also minimize the possibility of damage from
passing or falling objects and from fire. A permanent platform may not be required where a clear area allows
access from a ladder or mobile platform to an instrument or element not more than 4.5 m (15 ft) abovegrade;
however, all instruments so mounted shall be subject to Mobil approval.
All appropriate construction drawings, and models shall be reviewed by the Mobil engineer.
5.5 Instrument Air Compressors and Dryers (Refer to EGE 41-B-10 and EGS 541)
Instrument air supply and drying equipment shall be in accordance with applicable specifications. Systems
design shall be based on supplying air that is clean, dry, and free of oil vapors and shall include a dryer
outlet dew point at least 10C (18F) below the lowest ambient temperature. Normally, two oil-free
instrument air compressors with different types of drives shall be provided.
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5.6 Electrical Area Classifications
5.6.1 All electrical or electronic instrumentation equipment shall conform to the requirements for
installation in accordance with the area classification. Enclosures or cabling and grounding systems for all
field-mounted or local panel-mounted electrical or electronic instruments (or instruments having electrical
connections) shall conform to the requirements of the electrical classification of the area of installation.
Housings located in unclassified outdoor areas or in unprotected areas shall meet the specifications of
NEMA 4X as a minimum.
5.6.2 Special attention shall be given to those instrument installations that meet all area classifications
and code requirements but may serve as a path for flammable gases or liquids to unclassified areas, even
under normal conditions. In addition to EGE 32-B-13 (for cables and raceways), these paths may be formed
by:
(a) Tubing runs.
(b) Air lines to pressure balance valves without isolation relays or dual diaphragms with a vent.
(c) Air and lines to explosionproof housings designed for internal leaks rather than external sources
of hydrocarbons; for example, an analyzer housing.
5.7 Electrical Power Supply
5.7.1 Electrical power to the control room shall be limited to that voltage required for instruments and
lighting. Use of higher voltage levels requires Mobil approval. Lighting systems shall have adequate filtering
to eliminate electrical noise (refer to EGE 33-B-13).
5.7.2 Instruments shall be supplied by uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) unless otherwise specified
(refer to EGE 33-B-22). Redundant UPS systems shall be considered to eliminate single point of failure in
instrument power systems. For analyzer power requirements refer to EGE 32-B-10.
5.8 Interlock and Shutdown Systems
5.8.1 Interlock and shutdown systems shall be installed as shown on the piping and instrument diagrams
(P&ID) or as outlined in the cause and effect drawings or as per project specifications.
5.8.2 All interlock and logic systems shall be in accordance with EGE 32-B-11.
5.8.3 Interlock and shutdown systems shall be designed to avoid trips caused by process transients or
power dips of short duration. The exact duration of these transients and power dips shall be specified by
Mobil; for example, a 10-second delay for low-flow trip to heaters and a one-second delay on power dips.
5.8.4 The contractor shall be responsible for the compatibility of all elements of an interlock and
shutdown system and for conformance of the total system to the requirements of the project.
5.8.5 The contractor shall be responsible for application of the requirements of Paragraphs 5.7.2
and 5.8.2 to interlock systems supplied with packaged units.
5.9 Burner Management Systems
Microprocessor-based burner management systems shall be used with boilers (refer to EGS 805 and
EGS 821). For process heater requirements refer to EGE 32-B-15.
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5.10 Tank Gaging Systems
Tank gaging display systems shall be of the microprocessor-based type and shall be capable of
communication with a process computer or with the plant information network. All tanks shall be furnished
with tank gaging and temperature equipment in accordance with EGE Series 14. They shall also be
furnished with a ground reading level instrument and local thermometers.
5.11 Blending Systems
Product blending systems shall be of the microprocessor-based type and shall be capable of communication
with a process computer or with the plant information network. These systems shall be designed in
accordance with EGS 807.
5.12 Custody Transfer Systems
In some countries servo-operated tank gages, coupled with a microprocessor-based control system, are
recognized as being sufficiently accurate to meet custody transfer requirements. Configurations intended
to fulfill these requirements shall be submitted to Mobil for approval prior to purchase and installation.
5.13 Metering Facilities
Metering systems, complete with high-accuracy flowmeters, microprocessor-based prover systems, and
panel-mounted equipment, shall be capable of communication with a process computer or with the plant
information network.
5.14 Instrument Grounding
All electronic instrumentation shall be grounded at a single, common point in the satellite instrument
house/remote instrument enclosure (SIH/RIE) or control room separate from the plant ground grid. Where
multiple grounds are required by local codes, these earthing points shall be separate from, and not be a part
of, the plant grid. When multiple grounds are required in an instrument wiring loop, galvanically isolated
devices shall be used for loop coupling.
5.15 Seismic Testing
When required by project specifications, instrumentation shall be subject to seismic testing. The standards
used for testing and the necessary certification shall be developed by the contractor and submitted to Mobil
for approval.
5.16 Control Room and Field Piping and Wiring
5.16.1 No process fluids, process gas, chemical, or steam (except for heating purposes) shall be piped
into the control room.
5.16.2 Field piping and tubing shall conform to EGE 16-B-10.
5.16.3 Where underground routing in the field is not practicable, overhead cable and tubing shall be
routed in vertical cable racks. These cable racks shall be located in areas not vulnerable to fire exposure.
Routing shall not be over pumps, compressors, or adjacent to fired heaters. If a cable rack is in a fire
exposure area, it shall be fireproofed in accordance with EGE 34-B-15. Vertical cable racks minimize the
exposure of cable runs to mechanical and fire damage. Where it can be demonstrated that vertical racks
are mechanically impractical or uneconomical, horizontal racks may be installed, subject to Mobil approval.
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5.16.4 Cable shall be routed to enter the control house in at least two (preferably four) separate locations
so that fire or physical damage to a cable run and rack shall affect no more than 50 percent (preferably
25 percent) of the operation. As far as practicable, these cables shall be kept separated in the control room.
All field measurements shall terminate in separate, cross-connect panels or marshaling racks. Wiring shall
be routed from the cross-connect panels, or marshaling racks, to the data interface cabinets and operator
control stations below the modular floor, while still maintaining separation.
5.16.5 Terminal strips in field junction boxes and control room distribution panels shall be of modular
construction. Electrical terminals shall be of the pressure-plate type, with all "live" parts recessed into the
insulated block. Terminal strips suitable for the environment (for example, tropic proofing) shall be used as
applicable.
The terminal strips shall have separate connections available for test leads or jumpers. All screws and parts
in the terminal blocks shall be captive. Construction materials shall be stainless steel or nickel-plated brass
for all electrical contacts. Aluminum is preferred for all other metal parts. Terminal screws shall have
integral lock washers, as a minimum, or be of tension-designed construction equivalent to a lock washer.
All instrumentation terminal strips shall have this type of screw unless otherwise approved by Mobil.
5.17 Control Room
5.17.1 Ideally, the control room and SIH/RIE shall be located 150 m (500 ft) away from a blast source
(refer to EGS 303). For closer locations, blast-resistant construction shall be used in accordance with
EGS 1253.
5.17.2 A control room, computer room, SIH/RIEs, office, and maintenance and storage space shall be
provided to house the CAIS activity. The facilities and equipment shall be completed in time to permit
adequate computer system testing prior to startup.
5.17.3 For systems that will be located in refineries, the system specification shall require bidders to
define the acceptable levels of sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide in locations where equipment is to be
housed. Depending on the existing environment, it may be necessary to provide supplemental chemical
filtration to reduce contamination to acceptable levels.
5.18 Pressurization (Refer to EGE 33-B-16)
Pressurization of instrument enclosures, SIH/RIEs, and field control panels for environmental or electrical
area classification shall be in accordance with NFPA 496 and ISA S12.4 practices. Local standards shall
prevail where they exceed the requirements of the NFPA or ISA practices.
5.19 Winterizing and Heat Tracing
Winterizing and heat tracing of instruments shall be in accordance with EGE 00-B-4 or local practices.
5.20 Instrument Seals
There are three types of instrument sealing methods used to prevent process fluid from damaging the
instrument or plugging the lines to the instrument.
5.20.1 Diaphragm Seals A method of sealing using a flexible membrane to hold the seal liquid in the
instrument and mechanically separating the sealing liquid from the process fluid in accordance with
API RP 550 Part I, Section 8.
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5.20.2 Liquid Seals A method of sealing that uses a liquid of a density different from the measured
process fluid and that is immiscible with it. Mobil shall review and approve installation drawings for liquid
seals and also approve the type of sealing material.
5.20.3 Process Purge A method that seals the instrument and sweeps the lines clean of the measured
process material. This type of purging system is commonly used on process streams subject to coking,
sedimentation, or other contaminants that might damage or plug the instrument or its lines.
5.21 Fire Protection of Instruments
Fireproofing of instruments shall be in accordance with EGE 32-B-8 and EGE 34-B-15. Fireproofing of main
instrument runs shall include supports and junction boxes.
6. FLOW DIAGRAMS AND INSTRUMENT NUMBERING
6.1 Flow diagrams shall be prepared in accordance with the project specifications and EGE 00-B-2.
Instruments shall be identified by letter and number, and numbering sequences shall be in accordance with
the requirements of the facility. The system shall be defined by the project specifications or by a separate
document on the subject.
6.2 If a piece of equipment with an assigned number is deleted, the number shall still be carried on the
instrument index, be shown as deleted, and not be used again on that project. If two or more pieces of
equipment are inadvertently assigned the same number, the number shall be deleted and each piece of
equipment, with the corresponding records, shall be assigned a new number.
7. DRAWINGS
7.1 Instrument Location Drawings
7.1.1 The contractor shall furnish standard location drawings. These drawings shall show the locations
(elevations and line or vessel number) of all instruments except pressure gages and local thermometers.
Pneumatic instruments and air lines shall be shown on one drawing or a series of drawings. Electronic
instruments and electrical wiring shall be shown on a separate drawing or a series of drawings. Instrument
equipment involving both pneumatic and electronic systems (such as electronic-to-pneumatic units and
control valves) shall be shown on both drawings. Routing of the thermocouple leads shall be shown in
elevation. All drawings shall have an alpha-numeric grid to allow for instrument cross-referencing and
location. When a series of drawings is used, all drawings shall have the same series number, with separate
sheet numbers or letters. For multiple-page drawings, appropriate match marks shall be shown on the grids.
7.1.2 Location drawings shall indicate instruments and auxiliaries that require fire or weather protection.
Instrument air drawings shall show routing of the instrument air header, air branch supply leads, block
valves, and controlled and transmitted air lines.
7.2 Piping and Wiring Drawings
Upon mechanical completion acceptance, all drawings and diagrams shall be corrected to as-built
configuration and made available to Mobil operating personnel for unit checkout and startup.
7.2.1 The contractor shall prepare hookup sketches (see API RP 550, Parts I through IV) for instrument
process piping, electrical wiring, and instrument air piping. All sketches shall be subject to Mobil approval
prior to construction.
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7.2.2 Wiring and Logic Diagrams
Wiring diagrams shall be furnished for all instrument systems. Wiring diagrams shall show all termination
and cable identifications. Interlock, shutdown, and safety system logic diagrams shall also be furnished.
All logic diagrams for these systems shall include block flow diagrams and a written description of the
proposed operation. Each sequence trip and alarm shall be described in detail. When unit control systems
have direct or ancillary effects, these effects shall be described. Examples are boiler combustion control
effects on flame lightoff, and fuel interlocks or process control effects on the compressor shutdown and
interlock system. All wiring and logic diagrams shall be submitted for Mobil approval prior to construction.
7.2.3 Loop Drawings
Loop drawings and proposed formats shall be in accordance with ISA S5.4. The contractors standard may
be used as a base, provided all data shown in ISA S5.4 are noted on sheets that have a similar format. A
loop diagram showing all terminations and cable identifications shall be prepared for each complete
instrument loop. Each loop drawing shall show and identify all items interconnected in an instrument signal
circuit, including power supply terminals and computer terminals. Loop diagrams shall be large enough so
that the dense wiring interconnections are clearly shown. Interconnections between power supplies shall
be shown on a separate schematic. These schematics are required for both pneumatic and electronic loops.
Related wiring shall be referenced on the loop diagram.
7.3 Control Room Drawings
7.3.1 The contractor shall prepare and submit, for Mobil approval, drawings of control room layouts
showing locations of operator consoles, interface cabinetry, peripheral equipment, doors, and other items
required by the project specifications.
Provisions for future changes, if required by the project specifications, shall be clearly indicated on the
drawings.
7.3.2 The contractor shall prepare detailed drawings of interconnecting wiring that conform to the
approved control room layout.
7.3.3 The contractor shall provide specifications for power, floor loading, floor area, heating, ventilation,
and air conditioning, as well as heat dissipation and sound level data for the system and its peripherals. Fire
protection/safety systems should be zoned in accordance with local codes and system hardware
configurations.
8. PROCUREMENT DATA
8.1 Instrument Index
8.1.1 The contractor shall furnish a master instrument index. MTC has developed a computer-generated
instrument index that may be used as a model from which individual project requirements may be adapted.
8.1.2 For basic project data, as a minimum, each index sheet shall display a title line showing the
revision number, date, area number (unit number), unit title, and sheet number. For detailed instrumentation
data, horizontal line entries are made for each unit (instrument, module, cabinet, etc.) and include tag
number, service, and remarks.
8.1.3 Computer programs and printouts shall be used for the instrument index. On occasion, when a
licensor or packaged unit supplier provides data sheets describing the furnished equipment, the contractor
may use different instrument numbers. In such cases, the instrument index shall show a cross-reference
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between the contractors index sheet and instrument numbers. The index shall be updated and submitted
to Mobil according to the document schedule defined in the project specifications.
8.1.4 An alarm and trip schedule shall be provided by the contractor.
8.2 Procurement Status Report
The contractor shall furnish a procurement status report. As a minimum, the status report shall display a
title line showing the revision number, date, area number (unit number), unit title, and page number. For
the instruments, there shall be separate columns for:
(a) Instrument type and code.
(b) Total number of items.
(c) Number of requisition.
(d) Number on inquiry.
(e) Number of supplier inquiries approved.
(f) Number of purchase orders issued.
(g) Number of supplier-certified prints received.
(h) Number of spare-parts lists received.
A consolidated summary shall be included for the entire project. Computer programs and printouts shall be
used. The status report shall be updated and submitted to Mobil according to the document schedule
defined in the project specifications.
8.3 Point Index
A computer-generated point index shall be used to assist in computer input point selection and control. All
documentation, user manuals, and tapes of computer programs, required by this Guide, shall be furnished
to Mobil and shall be upgraded to an as-built configuration by the contractor. Sufficient portions of the point
index shall be furnished during the engineering phase to permit verification of the programs. These
programs allow Mobil to continually upgrade the documents during the life of the unit.
8.4 Source of Component Supply
The supplier shall provide, on request, the name and source of the components used in the manufacture
of his equipment. The supplier shall not deviate from these stated names and sources of component supply
without Mobil approval.
8.5 Supplier's Drawings and Data
The contractor shall furnish the required number of copies (as specified in the project specifications) of the
suppliers certified drawings; electric circuit details; complete installation startup and service instructions;
complete and detailed field adjustment instructions; maintenance instructions; complete parts list with
illustrations; and price list of recommended spare parts, including flow sheet item number, catalog number,
and a serial or model number of each instrument that a part will fit. The contractor shall also furnish a
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cross-reference of the suppliers instructions and spare-parts lists. This may be included on the master
instrument index.
9. CALCULATIONS
9.1 The contractor shall provide Mobil with calculations for orifice plates, control valves, traps, drainers,
and relief valves as they are completed.
The equipment shall not be purchased until these calculations are approved by Mobil. Final plant data books
shall have consolidated sections including all of these calculations.
9.2 All symbols used in the calculations shall be identified. References shall be quoted for the equations
and methods of calibration used.
9.3 Sizing and sound level prediction of control valves shall be based on the control valve suppliers
computer program. The contractors base program may be used to confirm the suppliers data. Where
sizing data appear to be incompatible, the ISA method may be used as a secondary reference.
9.4 The flow elements shall be sized based on the suppliers standard computer program. Contractors who
do not have a computer program shall submit their calculations and calculation sheet format to Mobil for
confirmation. Where a discrepancy occurs, a recognized standard applicable to the location of installation
shall be used to resolve it.
9.5 Sound level calculations are required for all instrumentation devices that generate noise or contribute
to the plant sound level. These limits shall be in conformance with EGE 00-B-5 and shall be incorporated
in the project specifications.
10. FIELD TESTING AND CALIBRATION
10.1 General
10.1.1 The contractor shall demonstrate to Mobil that all instruments and control equipment are properly
installed and connected, pressure tested, and fully operable.
10.1.2 Test procedures shall require Mobil approval. EGS 809 shall be the basis for instrument calibration
and acceptance.
10.1.3 Pneumatic tubing shall be leak checked as required by ISA RP 7.1.
10.1.4 All tests and calibrations shall be subject to witness and approval by Mobil.
10.2 Alarms and Interlocks
Alarm settings and interlock action shall be checked for proper operation in the presence of a Mobil
representative. All interconnecting wiring on electronic instruments shall be checked for continuity,
grounding, and shielding (if required) as shown on the approved wiring diagrams.
11. TAGS AND NAMEPLATES
An identification tag shall be attached to each piece of instrumentation equipment. Tags for field-mounted
instruments shall be of 1.3 mm (16 US gage) stainless steel (or equivalent) unless approval is given for the
use of laminated plastic. All field tags shall be attached by 1.3 mm (16 US gage) wire or stainless steel drive
screws. Rectangular tags, a minimum of 25 mm by 50 mm (1 in. by 2 in.), shall be used for each piece of
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instrumentation unless otherwise specified in the project specifications. Plastic tag strips shall be used in
all junction boxes and behind control boards and shall be secured by metal fasteners, alpha-cyanoacrylate
adhesive, or other means approved by Mobil. All lettering shall be at least 5 mm (3/16 in.) high. Nameplate
color and nomenclature shall be submitted for Mobil approval.
12. PAINTING
Control room panels and visible portions of instruments mounted on the panel shall conform to the painting
schedule in EGE 35-B-10. The manufacturers standard colors shall be used for all other instrumentation,
unless otherwise specified by Mobil.
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APPENDIX

EQUIPMENT GUIDES INSTRUMENTATION SERIES
EGE 32-B-1 (1995) Instrumentation General Requirements
EGE 32-B-2 (1993) Instrumentation Flow
EGE 32-B-3 (1994) Instrumentation Liquid Level
EGE 32-B-4 (1993) Instrumentation Temperature
EGE 32-B-5 (1991) Instrumentation Pressure
EGE 32-B-6 (1994) Instrumentation Transmitters and Receivers
EGE 32-B-7 (1994) Instrumentation Controllers
EGE 32-B-8 (1994) Instrumentation Control Valves
EGE 32-B-9 (1994) Video Display Consoles and Control Panels
EGE 32-B-10 (1993) Process Analyzers
EGE 32-B-11 (1991) Instrumentation Alarms and Protective Systems
EGE 32-B-13 (1994) Instrumentation Wiring for Instruments and Digital Systems
EGE 32-B-15 (1995) Instrumentation Process Heater Controls
EGE 32-B-17 (1992) Instrumentation Pressure Relief Devices
EGE 32-B-18 (1990) Instrumentation Electric Motor Operated Valves
EGE 32-B-19 (1992) Instrumentation Storage Tank Level Gaging
EGE 32-B-20 (1992) Instrumentation Storage Tank Level Alarms
EGE 32-B-22 (1995) Instrumentation Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
SYSTEMS DESIGN GUIDES CONTROL SYSTEMS
EGS 801 (1990) Control of Simple Distillation Towers
EGS 804 (1991) Compressor Control Systems
EGS 805 (1995) Fired Boiler Burner Management System
EGS 806 (1995) Safety Instrumented Systems Design Methodology
EGS 807 (1994) Product Blending Systems
EGS 808 (1991) Control Centers
EGS 809 (1989) Instrumentation Calibration and Acceptance
EGS 821 (1995) Instrumentation Watertube Steam Boilers
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HISTORY OF CHANGE
The history of change contained herein does not constitute a complete listing of
revisions and changes made to this document. Only revisions and changes of
significant technical content (per sponsor and Steering Committee) are listed.
EGE 32-B-1 1995
EGE 32-B-1 1995 supersedes the 1989 version with the following significant
technical changes:
1. Revised to reflect current Mobil and industry practices.
2. Sections on distributed control systems (DCS) which will be covered by a new
Guide (EGE 33-B-22) have been removed.
3. Information currently included in existing Guides has been deleted and the
applicable Guides noted as references.
4. Added the System Design Guides (EGS 800 Series) to the Appendix.