This document covers the scope for leak testing, flushing, and cleaning of piping
Systems on the Konari Field.


ASME B16.5

Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings NPS 1/2 Through NPS 24

Metric/Inch Standard
ASME B31.3

Process Piping


Testing and Flushing

Preparation for Leak Testing

The following piping components and equipment shall not be subjected to piping
system leak testing (pressure testing):

Rotating machinery, such as pumps and compressors

Pressure relieving devices, such as pressure safety and pressure relief

Any equipment that does not have a specified test pressure at least as
great as the piping test pressure

Vessels that do not satisfy impact requirements at the piping test

Locally mounted instruments and indicating pressure gauges, where the
test pressure would exceed their scale range

Other equipment as designated by the CONTRACTOR Engineer

Piping containing soft sealed valves shall be flushed and drained before the
valves are installed.

• Instrument lead lines. This includes orifice plates. and foreign objects. • Instrument Piping and Sampling Connections • Instrument take-off piping and sampling system piping. • Procedures shall include the following: • Source and disposition of test fluid • Provisions to prevent the creation of significant negative pressure (vacuum) during draining of the test fluid. • All restrictions that would interfere with filling.• Control valves shall be excluded from pressure testing and line flushing to protect the valves from dirt. draining procedures. • Piping shall not be pressure tested at metal temperatures below 35°F (2°C) or below the piping design minimum temperature without specific approval by the Owner. venting. etc. draining or flushing shall not be installed until after completion of the pressure test and line flushing operations. as appropriate. The valves may be replaced with spool pieces or the ends of the pipe blanked off. Testing may be performed separately or at the same time as the piping or equipment is tested. • Specific lines to be included within a system test . and any other similar in-line equipment. but the instruments shall be disconnected • Leak Test Procedures • Calibration records for gauges used for testing shall be provided to the CONTRACTOR Worldwide limited. up to the first block valve. • Test fluid quality. scale. between the first block valve and the instruments to which they are connected. strainers. shall be leak tested with the piping or equipment to which it is connected. shall be leak tested to the test pressure of the associated piping/equipment. flow nozzles. and drying procedures shall be in accordance with Standard practice.

• • The following shall not be tested with water: • Instrument air supply lines • Air lines to air motor operated valves Pneumatic Leak Testing • Pneumatic leak testing of instrument air piping and tubing shall be performed with dry instrument air. drain.5. The minimum test pressure shall be 90 psig (620 kPa) for supply systems and 20 psig (138 kPa) for transmission systems. except as follows: • For ASME B16. and gauge locations • All leak tests shall be witnessed and accepted by the Inspector.5 material groups 1.5 and up through size NPS 24 shall be set equal to the lower of: • 1. Where a system component limits the maximum working pressure of the piping system. • Test pressure for Class 300 piping systems for ASME B16. The test results shall be recorded and a copy shall be provided to CONTRACTOR.• Provisions for temporary supports. • Hydrostatic Leak Testing • A strainer shall be installed in the fill line to minimize the possibility of foreign matter being introduced into the system during the leak testing and line flushing operations. consideration shall be given to isolating the .1 through 2. • Leak Test Pressures Hydrostatic leak test pressure shall be determined per the applicable code but shall be at least 100 psig (690 kPa).5 times the working pressure of Class 150 flanges at 100°F(37°C). the test pressure for Class 150 piping systems up through size NPS 24 shall be equal to 1.5 times the working pressure of Class 300 flanges at 100°F (37°C) • 1.5 times the maximum pressure rating of the limiting system component at 100°F (37°C). fill connections.1 through 2. vent.5 material groups 1.

• Test Records Records shall be made of each piping system during the testing.limiting component from the test circuit so as to allow for an increase in the test pressure. including: • date of test • identification of piping system tested • test fluid • test pressure • certification of results by examiner .