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QUALITY SYSTEM

QUALITY DEPARTMENT

API 650 RADIOGRAPHIC REQUIREMENT INSTRUCTION

Ref. : DRAFT
Date : 09/2011
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SCOPE

This instruction specifie the Radiographic Examination of Welded Steel Tank in accordance with API 650 subject to prepare Radiography examination
Programm. The QA/QC Inspector is responsible to apply this instruction.
This instruction is applied for same plates thickness or for the plates when difference doesnt exceed 3mm.
If customer specifie each contractual requirement, the QA/QC Inspector shall include this requirement in any Radiography examination Programm.

NORMATIVE REFERENCE

API 650 ELEVEN EDITION JUINE 2007 SECTION 8 METHODS OF INSPECTING JOINTS

DESCRIPTION

Radiographic inspection is required for:

Shell but weld

Annular plates butt weld

Flush type connection with butt welds excluding neck to flange weld and weld in nozzle and manway necks made from plate.
All radiographic films shall have the following dimension: Length = minimum 150 mm / Width = minimum 100 mm
The number of spot radiographs shall be applicable on a per tank basis.
If two welder weld opposite side of butt joint it is permissible to inspect their work with one spot and when the radiograph is rejected, additional spot
radiograph shall be taken to determine whether one or both of the welder are at fault.
Radiographs shall be taken as soon when welding progresses.

1- Vertical butt joint:

a- Joint Eficiency equal to 1:

Thickness of thiner shell


plate

Th. 10mm

10mm<Th. 25mm

Th. > 25 mm

Number of
radiographic
spots

Location
Location

condition
Each weld type.
Welded by each welder.
Without regard of the number
of welder

1 SPOT

In the first 3 m

1 SPOT

In each additional 30m

1 RANDOM SPOT

In each joint in the lowest course

1 SPOT

In the first 3 m

1 SPOT

In each additional 30m

2 RANDOM SPOT

In each joint in the lowest course

No condition

1 SPOT

In each junction

No condition

100 %

For each vertical joint

No condition

1 SPOT

In each junction

No condition

No condition
Each weld type.
Welded by each welder.
Without regard of the number
of welder

Supllemantary
- 25% of SPOTS shall be at junction.
- 100 % Radiographic inspection of
butt weld around the periphery of an
manhole or nozzle.

- All junction shall be radiographed.


- 100 % Radiographic inspection of
butt weld around the periphery of an
manhole or nozzle.
- All junction and all vertical joint shall
be radiographed
- 100 % Radiographic inspection of
butt weld around the periphery of an
manhole or nozzle.

b- Joint Eficiency equal to 0.85:


Thickness of thiner shell
plate

For all thickness

Number of
radiographic
spots

Location
Location

1 SPOT

In the first 3 m

1 SPOT

In each additional 30m

condition
Each weld type.
Welded by each welder.
Without regard of the number
of welder

Supllemantary
- 25% of SPOTS shall be at junction.
- 100 % Radiographic inspection of
butt weld around the periphery of an
manhole or nozzle.

c- Joint Eficiency equal to 0.7: NO RADIOGRAPHY REQUIRED

(Note) For more details, refer to code

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Baccari Tarek le 23/09/2011

Checked by
Marweni Fraj le 29/09/2011

Approuved by
Mohamed fakhfakh le 29/09/2011

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QUALITY SYSTEM
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API 650 RADIOGRAPHIC REQUIREMENT INSTRUCTION


2- Horizontal butt joint:
Thickness of thiner shell
plate

For all thickness

Number of
radiographic
spots

Location
Location

1 SPOT

In the first 3 m

1 SPOT

In each additional 60m

Supllemantary

condition
Without regard of the number
of welder.
Without regard of the number
of welder.

- This requirement is applied for weld


with joint efficiency = 1 or 0.85
- No radiography required for weld
with joint efficiency = 0.7

3- Bottom annular plate butt joint:


Number of
radiographic
spots

Thickness of thiner shell plate

1 SPOT

Location
Location

condition

On 10% of radial joint


Location of radiographs shall preferably be at the outer edges
of the joint where the shell plate and annular plate join

1 SPOT

On 50% of radial joint

4- Nozzle and manway:


Thickness of thiner shell
plate

Extend of
radiographic

Nozzle and manay made


from pipe
Nozzle and manay made
from plate

100 %
0%

Location
Location
All longitudinal butt-welds
The circumferential butt-weld .
No radiography required

condition
Excluding neck to flange weld
No radiography required

5- Technique and radiographic standards:


Methode: ASME V Article 2
Interpretation: ASME VIII UW-51(b)
Qualification of Radiographic personel: ASNT SNT-TC 1A

(Note) For more details, refer to code

COPYRIGHT 2011 SOCOMENIN

Prepared by
Baccari Tarek le 23/09/2011

Checked by
Marweni Fraj le 29/09/2011

Approuved by
Mohamed fakhfakh le 29/09/2011

Ref. : DRAFT
Date : 02/2011
Revision : 0
Nbr. Page : 3

QUALITY SYSTEM
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API 650 RADIOGRAPHIC REQUIREMENT INSTRUCTION


6- Defective welds:
If Radiograph Section of weld is shown
acceptable

NO

YES
No radiography required

Two spots adjacent to the defective section shall be


examined by radiography.

If Sections of weld is acceptable

NO

YES

Repair and Radiography of the first Section of weld


Replace all of the welding
performed by the welder on that
joint

OR

Additional spots adjacent to the


news defectives section shall be
examined by radiography.
If Section of weld is acceptable
YES

NO

If Sections of weld is acceptable


No radiography
required

YES
NO
Repair and Radiography all defective Sections of
weld

NO

Records:

If Sections of weld is acceptable

YES

No radiography
required

The QA/QC Inspector shall prepare the NDE Programm Ref. E1001001 REV.02
The QA/QC Inspector shall prepare an as-built radiograph MAP showing the location of all radiographs taken along
with the film identification marks.

(Note) For more details, refer to code

COPYRIGHT 2011 SOCOMENIN

Prepared by
Baccari Tarek le 23/09/2011

Checked by
Marweni Fraj le 29/09/2011

Approuved by
Mohamed fakhfakh le 29/09/2011