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PDVSA

ENGINEERING DESIGN MANUAL


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LEVEL INSTRUMENTATION

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APPD.BY Eliecer Jimnez

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ESPECIALISTAS

ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION

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Index
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1 SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2 CODES, STANDARDS AND PRACTICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4 DESIGN REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7

D/p cell hydrostatic head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Buoyancy displacer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Radio frequency / capacitance / nuclear / ultrasonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A.P.I storage tank gauging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Gauge glasses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solids level measurement / switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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5 SPECIFICATION FORMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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6 INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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7 Q.A. / Q.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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FOREWORD

This document is the result of several years work by engineers in the petroleum industry
of Venezuela (PDVSA).
The recommendations presented in this publication are not intended to supersede
applicable laws and regulations.
Users of this recommended practice are reminded that no publication of this type can be
complete, nor, can any written document, be substituted for qualifed engineering analysis.
Suggested revisions are invited and should be submitted to:

The manager
PDVSA Engineering Standards,
C/O INTEVEP TENA Divisin,
Apartado 76343
Caracas 1070A
Venezuela

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SCOPE
This section covers PDVSA requirements for the design, specification, installation
and commissioning of level instrumentation. All guidelines of the introduction
specification K300 shall also be explicity followed.

CODES, STANDARDS AND PRACTICES


ANSI B31.3
Piping
API RP550
Instrument Installation
API RP551
Process measurement instrumentation
API 2545
Tank Level Gauging
PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION MANIFOLDS JOHN E. HEWSON (ISA)

DEFINITIONS
All definitions are listed in the appendix of specification K300.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
Level measurement to indicate, transmit, record, with or without control facilities
is classified under the following categories.
Continuous liquid level measurement in process vessels and tanks
They are based on the following principles:
S d/p cell hydrostatic head
S
S
S
S

Buoyancy displacer
Capacitance
Radio frequency / ultrasonic
Nuclear

On off type liquid level switches in process vessels and tanks


S Buoyancy float
S Capacitance/radio frequency/ultrasonic/nuclear
Gauge glasses
Liquid level measurement in A.P.I. storage tank
Solids level measurement/switches

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The following guidelines aid in the design of above items:


Where only a local indication of liquid level other than by means of level gauge
glasses is required and instrument air supply or instrument electricity supply is not
available, level indicators with magnetic coupling should be considered.
For transmission or local control, displacer level instruments or
differentialpressure level instruments shall be applied. Differentialpressure
instruments have preference for normal applications.
For special applications, other principles of measurement may be considered,
such as ultrasonic instruments or instruments based on capacity, conductivity or
radioactivity subject to agreement by PDVSA.
Special provisions such as purging or heating shall be provided to ensure proper
operation of level instruments for higly viscous liquids, or for liquids containing
solids, specially if the latter tend to form sediments.
For instruments on highpressure/temperature service due to difference in
density between liquid and vapour to obtain an accurate indication of actual level
under all operating conditions, consideration shall be given to correct the level
transmitter output by a computing device using the output of the pressure
transmitter or other suitable means.
On all applications the difference between liquid density and gas/vapour density
shall be taken into account when specifying instruments.
On liquidliquid interface services, especially when the difference in densities is
small, special attention shall be paid to the diameter of the displacer or float to
ensure measurement accuracy.
Level indicators with magnetic coupling shall not be used on applications where
the vessel contents is agitated, or where suspended solids in the process liquids
may deposit on the guide tube.

4.1

D/p Cell Hydrostatic Head

4.1.1

The preferred primary element shall be a differential pressure (d/p) cell operating
on the hydrostatic head pressure principle.

4.1.2

All parts in contact with the process fluid shall be 316 stainless steel unless other
materials are necessary to withstand the fluids corrosive properties. Flanged d/p
cells with or without capillary are available as an alternative but attention is drawn
to the resulting inaccuracies in measurement.

4.1.3

The d/p cell shall have range elevation / suppression facilities.

4.1.4

On steam drum level measurement reference columns to compensate for errors


due to differences between water and steam densities shall be installed to ensure
accurate level measurement. See PDVSA drawing No. 3. A copy of this drawing
is included at the end of this specification.

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4.1.5

Bubbler type and purged systems are a variation of the d/p cell type application.
They shall be used on sumps and also on corrosive fluid services. They are ideal
when it is necessary to ensure that the process fluid is not in contact with the d/p
cell. (See ISA publication Process instrumentation manifoldsby John E.
Hewson, section B for additional details).

4.1.6

Where plugging of the connections is expected, the instruments shall have the
highpressure side of the measuring element exposed, and be suitable for direct
bolting to a flanged nozzle on the vessel.

4.1.7

Where necessary to avoid plugging of the nozzle, the instrument shall have an
extended diaphragm flush with inside of vessel. The extended diaphragm shall,
not be specified for instruments on vessels requiring mechanical cleaning. For
instruments with an extended diaphragm, the diameter of the extension shall be
compatible with the inside diameter of nozzle.

4.2

Buoyancy Displacer

4.2.1

The buoyancy displacer type complete with external chamber shall be used for
ranges upto 32 inches. Existing displacer installation shall be replaced by d/p cells
at an available opportunity.

4.2.2

Displacers on process fluids operating at more than 200C shall be provided with
cooling fins and insulated extensions on fluids operating below 20C.

4.2.3

The external chamber connection size shall be 2. The flange rating shall be 300
# minimum unless the vessel connection requires a higher rating.

4.2.4

Instrument materials on cold services require impact testing before and stress
relieving after manufacturing.

4.2.5

Level instruments on LPG storage vessels require a ANSI certificate.

4.2.6

The displacer material shall be stainless steel AISI 316 unless another material
is more suitable.

4.2.7

The external chamber connections shall be located either upper side and bottom
or side and side.

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VESSEL
CONNECTIONS

4.2.8

All displacer chambers shall be provided with 1/2 N.P.T. valve vent and drain
connections. The connections shall be on the displacer chamber itself or on the
interconnecting pipe. The valves shall be plugged during normal operation.

4.2.9

External displacers shall not be used on fluids that boil or freeze or congeal in the
chamber.

4.2.10

Displacer for direct mounting inside process vessels or tanks shall not be used.

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A bridle type installation is strongly recommended to mount all the level


instruments. This type of installation enables all items to be prefabricated and
tested for correct functioning in the instrument workshop prior to mounting on the
vessel. It also aids in reducing the number of nozzles on the vessel and also
facilitates subsequent maintenance and readjustments to suit the process
conditions without necessity of shutting down the plant.

3/4

3/4

2
1

EXTERNAL
DISPLACER

3/4

LEVEL
SWITCH
d/p CELL

2
1

GAUGE GLASS

BRIDLE FOR INSTRUMENTS

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Radio Frequency / Capacitance / Nuclear / Ultrasonic


These types of level measuring instruments shall be used to suit the specific
application subject to PDVSA approval.

4.4

Level Switches
The primary element to indicate the presence of high or low level is based on the
following principles:

4.4.1

w.

Buoyancy float

x.

hydrostatic head

y.

Ultrasonic / radio frequency / radar / capacitance

z.

Nuclear

The buoyancy type float inside an external chamber complete with a magnetically
actuated hermetically sealed switch shall be used to indicate either high or low
level. The external chamber connection size shall be 1 minimum. The flange
rating shall be 300# minimum unless the vessel connection requires a higher
rating. The chamber connections shall facilitate testing switch action easily.

VESSEL CONNECTIONS

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4.4.2

The float material shall be 316 stainless steel and the chambers shall be forged
carbon steel unless other materials are necessary to resist the fluids corrosion
properties.

4.4.3

The level switch shall be snap acting D.P.D.T. type and wired to a block with three
(3) terminals so that either a normally closed (NC) or a normally open (NO) action
can be chosen to meet the necessary electrical circuitry requirements.
The switch shall be snap acting, hermetically sealed, tropicalised and corrosion
resistant to marine and any other specified toxic ambience. The switch rating shall
be 1 amp at 24 volts D.C. Mercury type switches shall not be used.

4.4.4

Floats without external chambers for direct mounting inside vessels, tanks or
sumps shall not be used.
As an alternative a continous level measurement transmitter which operates a
separate trip switch is the PDVSA recommended practice. When these switches
form part of a protection circuit, the primary level transmitter shall be independent
of any other level measuring system installed on the same vessel / tank / sump.

4.4.5

Level switches shall only be used where:


Instrument air supply is not available, e.g. in tank farms
The simplicity of the application does not justify a transmitter, e.g. on lube
oil/seal oil tanks for running equipment.

4.4.6

4.5

All other types of level switches such as ultrasonic / nuclear / radar / capacitance
shall be used to suit the application and subject to PDVSA approval.

A.P.I Storage Tank Gauging


All tank gauging systems shall have remote read out on the main panel in the
control room.
Tank gauging for custody transfer shall be radar or servo motor operated
(surface seeking) type, with remote checking facilities.
The level measuring systems on tanks on custody transfer service shall have a
measurement accuracy of "1 mm. The accuracy shall be certified by a
recognised authorityDIN, etc...
Corrosion resistant materials shall be used throughout.
Where storage tanks require an averaging temperature detector, this shall form
part of, and be connected into, the tank gauging system. These average
temperature detectors shall be fixed multiple resistance elements, Pt100 type.
Where a spot reading temperature detector is required this shall be provided in the
lower part of the tank and shall be a resistance thermometer connected to a
temperature indicator.

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Gauge Glasses
The following are the types of gauge assemblies directly connected to the process
vessel.
a.

Reflex glass column

b.

Transparent (thruvision) glass column

c.

Metal tube with magnetic follower

d.

Metal tube with conductance electrodes

4.6.1

Gauge glass columns shall be provided on all process vessels installed


immediately adjacent to any additional level instrumenttransmitter, indicator or
switch. They shall not be installed on silos or A.P.I. storage tanks.

4.6.2

Thruvision (transparent) type gauge glass shall be specified on the following


applications:
a.

Interface between two liquids

b.

Coloured liquids with specific gravity 0,9 or higher

c.

Liquids containing gum, sediment or other solid particles which cling to the
glass

d.

Boiler feed water services

e.

Glasses requiring mica shields

f.

Liquids not easily visible or tend to be opaque

On all other services reflex type gauges glass columns shall be used.
On corrosive and toxic services, fluids operating at more than 60C, and on
cryogenic services the metal tube with magnetic follower type of gauges shall be
used. Another available alternative is the metal tube with electrodes subject to the
fluid conductance properties.
4.6.3

Level gauges need continuous maintenance to ensure good and clear level
visibility. Hence consideration shall be given in providing only valved connections
on a vessel to which a gauge can be connected for e.g. during startup, level
instrument / switch calibration, etc.

4.6.4

A sufficient number of gauge glass columns shall be provided so that the visible
lengths provide complete coverage of the allowable range of liquid level inside the
vessel.

4.6.5

Gauge glass columns shall consist of one or more gauge glass sections with the
necessary isolating valves to permit cleaning of the glass. There shall not be more
than three (3) sections in each gauge glass column. Each section shall have 12
inches (300 mms) visible length.

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4.6.6

When two or more gauge glass columns are required to cover a level measuring
range the visible portion of the gauges shall overlap atleast 1 inch (25 mms).

4.6.7

Gauge glasses on steam boiler units (Drum, deaerator, etc.,) shall conform with
ASME section I requirements.

4.6.8

Each gauge column shall be complete with its own individual isolating valves
complete with a ball check device to shut off flow in the event of glass breakage.

4.6.9

Bridle assemblies are strongly recommended in order to reduce the number of


nozzles on vessels to mount gauge glass columns and associated level
instruments. See paragraph 4.2.7.

4.6.10

Length of nipple between glass sections or glass and isolating valve shall not
exceed three (3) inches.

4.6.11

Gauge glass columns shall be provided with a 1/2 N.P.T. drain valve plugged and
a 1/2 N.P.T. plugged vent.

4.6.12

The liquid chamber and cover plate shall be forged steel unless other material is
necessary to withstand the fluids corrosive properties. The inside of the chamber
shall have a nonremovable black finish.

4.6.13

Gauge glass quality shall be shatterproof so that in the event of breakage there
are no loose or flying glass particles. All glasses shall be armoured type. Tubular
gauge glass shall not be used.

4.6.14

Gauge glass columns on boiler feed water, caustic and other fluids that attack
glass shall be provided with mica shields to protect against glass etching.

4.6.15

Gauge glass columns operating on process fluids below 0C shall be provided


with frost shields.

4.6.16

Gauge glass shall be heat traced on all process fluids that freeze or congeal in
accordance with A.P.I. R.P.550, section BSeals, purges and winterizing.

4.6.17

Gauge glass lighting shall only be provided subject to PDVSA approval for
transparent type glasses if the gauge glass column is not conveniently accessible
for backside illumination and simultaneous observation by an operator with a
hand held light. The electrical items shall conform to the area electrical
classification. The lighting and gauge glass column shall be procured as one
complete assembly.

4.7

Solids Level Measurement / Switches


For continuous level measurement and/or high/low level indications of solids
inside vessels, silos, etc. the primary element selected shall have proven
operational reliability based on any of the principles listed below:

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Float

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c.

Radar / ultrasonic

d.

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The selected item shall be subject to PDVSA approval.

SPECIFICATION FORMS
FORM No.

TITLE

20.1a and 1b

Receiver instruments

20.10a and 10b

Single/Multiple input Millivolt/Milliamp instrument

20.20a and 20b

Differential pressure instrument

20.26

Displacer level instrument

20.27

Capacitance level instrument

20.28

Gauge glasses

The forms are included at the end of this specification.

INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING


All installation and commissioning shall be performed in accordance with project
drawings and specifications.

Q.A. / Q.C.
All items shall conform with the procedures detailed in specification K369.

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SHEET

PROJECT REFERENCE

Scale
Ranges

Chart
Ranges

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RECEIVER INSTRUMENTS
a.

To be used for a single item. Use secondary sheet for multiple listing.

b.

Check as many as apply.

c.

Nominal size refers to approximate front of case dimensions; width x height.

d.

It is assumed that the instrument has its own case of shelf suitable for single
mounting, unless MULTICASE is checked. Shelf or separable case for multiple
case mounting instrument is not included unless listed and described as an
accessory.

e.

Enclosure class refers to composite instrument. If electrical contacts are the case
they must meet this classification inherently or by reason of the enclosure. Use
NEMA identification system or ISA System RP8.1.

f.

Specify electrical power to the entire instrument from an external source.

g.

For multiple instruments list ranges on secondary sheet, but specify other chart
options on primary sheet. Chart graduations assumed to be uniform unless
otherwise noted. Circular charts assumed to have 24 hr/revolutions speed; strip
charts 3/4 in. to 1 in. per hour.

h.

Chart drive mechanism assumed to be synchronous motor operating on 117V 60


Hz and suitable for ENCLOSURE CLASS specified on line 5. If the chart drive is
pneumatic so state identify pneumatic pulser under options. Notes deviations
from standard (MFR) under notes i.e., dual speed or special speeds.

i.

The scale type may be SEGMENTAL, VERTICAL, HORIZONTAL, DIAL


(CIRCULAR) or other. Ranges 1, 2, 3 and 4 are used for multiple inputs. The first
listed (N 1) is assumed to be the controller input, if a controller is used.

j.

See explanation of terminology given on specification sheet. For further definition


refer to American National Standard C85.11963, Terminology for Automatic
Control. Specific ranges of control modes can be listed afetr OTHER, if
required.

k.

For multiple items specify on second sheet.

l.

If standard automanual switching is not known or not adequate, specify particular


requeriments, such a BUMPLESS, PROCEDURELESS, 4POSITION, or as
required.

m.

Remote set point adjustment assumes full adjustment range. Specify limits if
required. Under other can be noted bias or ratio.

n.

Specify if applicable.

o.

Specify if applicable.

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p.

All input signals on multichannel instruments assumed to be the same unless


otherwise noted.

q.

Specify number of inputs.

r.

Check if power source for the loop is contained in this instrument or in some
external instrument.

s.

Form may be SPST, DPDT or other. Rating refers to electrical rating of switch or
contacts in amps.

t.

Specify if alarm is actuated by measured variable or by deviation from controller


set point, Give contact action if single throw form.

u.

Specify required accessories and options, fill in number of charts. This is assured
to be number of chart roles for strip charts.

v.

After selection is made fill in manufacturer and specific model number.


SECONDARY SHEET For listing multiple instruments. List all instruments of the
same type specified on the primary sheet, with variations an shown. Notes refers
to notes listed by number at the bottom of the sheet. Line 11 of sheet 1a is
tabulated under measurement increases, output tabulate increase or decrease.

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ITEM N

QUANTITY

OFF

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GENERAL

1. Tag N
2. Function

Record

Control

Indicate

Thermocouple ref. junction comp.

4. Mounting

Flush

Surface

5. Enclosure

Safe area

Classified

Temp. Class

Ext.

Power supplyThis inst.

Ext.

Other
Class

T1

Group

Intr. safe

T2

T4

7. Chart

Roll

8. Scale Range

Direct Readout

9. For multiple inputs

Selector switches per note 3

Scan speed

420 mA

Other

Fold

Circular

13. Output

420 mA

14. Switches

Range

Multiple ranges

315 psig

T6

PI

Speed: See Note 3


Single
Seconds per point.

For receiver see sheet


PID

Automan Switch
Manual

T5

24 Volts D.C.

inputoutput isolation

12. Set Point Adj.

Div
STD.

T3

110 V 60 Hz

Other

Calibration:

6. Power Supply

CONTROLLER 11. Control Modes

T(CC)

Power supplyThis inst.

Ex. Proof

Weatherproof

K (CA)

4wire

Frequency/pulse

ALARMS

J (IC)

3wire

420 m.A.

Milliamps

10. Output

DATE

Transduce
r
No. of inputs

Multiple inputs

Resistance bulb

XMTR/
TRANSD.

REVISED

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Single input
3. Input

By

OF

Other
Manual Reg

Reversible Action
Manual loading STN.

Remote
21103 kPa (315 psig)

Function on measurement input


High
Low
Rating 1 AMP. at 24 Volts D.C. see note 2

High and Low

No. of alarms
OPTION

15. Input open circuit

MFR

16. Model N

Upscale

Downscale

Int. Ill

Charts

Notes: 1. All weatherproof and explosion items shall be corrosion resistant to marine atmosphere and tropicalised.
2. Alarm contact shall be normally closed and open on alarm condition. Alarm setting shall be programmable.
3. Programmable
20.10a

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Item N

Tag. N

Service

Scale and Chart Range


Point No.

Input type

Notes:

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MILLOVOLT OR MILLIAMP INSTRUMENT SPECIFICATION SHEET INSTRUCTIONS


Prefix number designates line number on corresponding specification sheet.
1. To be used for single item. Use secondary sheet for multiple listing.
2. Check as many as apply.
3. Check one. Note that sheet may be used to specify galvanometric type of
instrument.
4. Nominal size refers to approximate front of case dimensions: width x height.
5. It is assumed that the instrument has its own case or shelf suitable for single
mounting unless multicase is checked. Shelf or separable case for multiple
case mounting instrument is not included in this sheet unless listed as an
accesory.
6. Enclosure Class refers to composite instrument. If electrical contacts are in the
case, they meet this rating inherently or by reason of the enclosure. Use NEMA
identification system or ISA system presented in RP8.1.
7. Specify electrical power to entire instrument.
8. For multiple instrument list ranges on second sheet, but specify other items
here.
9. Ranges 1 and 2 refer to multichannel instruments. The first listed is assumed
to be the controller input (if any).
10. For multiple items list number of point on second sheet. Point Select permits
bypassing any or all points by a switching mechanism.
11. For multiple items show number of switches on second sheet under No. of
Point.
12. Specify if applicable.
13. See explanation of terminology given on spec. sheet. Specific ranges of control
modes can be listed under other if required.
14. For multiple items specify on second sheet.
15. If standard automanual swithching is not known or not adequate, specify
particular requirements, such as BUMPLESS, PROCEDURELESS,
4POSITION, or as required.
16. Remote set point adjustement assumes full adjustment range. Specify limits
if required.
17. Specify if applicable.
18. Specify if applicable.
19. Check if thermocouple input applies.
galvanometer.

Lead resistance required only for

ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION

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20. Specify any input other than thermocouple. Calibration refers to curve used
and does not imply that element is specifically calibrated for this instrument.
21. Form may be SPST, SPDT, DPDT, etc. Rating is electrical rating of switch in
amps.
22. Check if alarm is actuated by measured variable or by deviation from controller
set point. Give contact action if single throw form. Specify calibrated or blind
alarm index setter.
23. Specify if applicable.
24. Specify if applicable.
25. Accesories for multiple items may be covered by notes second sheet.
26. May be filled in after selection is made.
SECONDARY SHEET for listing multiple instruments. List all instruments of the
same type, specified on Primary Sheet, with variations as shown. Notes refers
to notes listed by number at the bottom of the sheet. Or use secondary Sheet to
list and identify the multiple points of a single multipoint instrument.

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QUANTITY

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE INSTRUMENTS


OFF

SHEET

PROJECT REFERENCE
N

SPECIFICATION REFERENCES
I.S.A S
PDVSAK

GENERAL

XMTR
CONTR

SERVICE

ALARMS

OPTIONS

1. Tag N
2. Function

Record

3. Material

Yoke

4. Enclosure

Safe area
Weatherproof

Classified
Ex. Proof

Temp. Class

T1

Notes:

Control

Circular

8.

Scale Range

9.

Output

420 m.A.

10.

Cont. Mode

12.

Set Point ADJ

Manual

13.

Output

420 m.A.

14.

Type

16.

Element

Flow
Diaphragm

17.

Material

Body

18.

Body

Rating

19.

Diff Range

Adj. Range

20.

Process Data

Fluid

21.

Switches

Function on measurement input

23.

Integrator

Transm

T3

Range

T4

DriveElec

T6

Spring

Speed

315 Psig
PI

T5

20 Psig

24 Volts d.c.

6. Chart

Options

DATE

Class
Group
Div
Intr. safe
STD.

T2

110 V 60 Hz

22.

REVISED

Other

5. Power Supply

Other

Reversible Action
Remote
Other

315 Psig

Diff. Press

Level

Elevation

Suppression

Bellows
Element
Conn1/2 npt

Flanged

Set At
Max. Press

Max. Temp.
High

Low

High and Low

No. of alarms

Rating 1 AMP. at 24 Volts D.C. see note 2

Pressure element

Range

Material

Temp. Element

Range

Type

Filt Reg

MFR

Service
Indicate

By

OF

Gauges

Charts

3valve manifold

Model No

1. All items shall be corrosion resistant to marine atmosphere and tropicalised.


2. Alarm contact shall be normally closed and open on alarm condition. Alarm setting shall be adjustable

20.20a

PDVSA
DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE INSTRUMENTS
ITEM N

QUANTITY

OFF

SHEET

PROJECT REFERENCE
N

SPECIFICATION REFERENCES
I.S.A S
PDVSAK

Tag. N

Set Range

Scale or Chart

Scale Factor

Service

By

OF
REVISED

DATE

Notes

NOTES

20.20b

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DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE INSTRUMENTS


1. To be used for a single item. Use secondary sheet for multiple listing.
2. Check as many as apply.
3. Nominal size refers to approximate front of case dimensions; width x height.
4. Yoke refers to a bracket designed for mounting the instrument on a pipe stand.
5. Enclousure class refers to composite instrument. If electrical contacts are the
case they must meet this classification inherently or by reason of the
enclousure. Use NEMA identification system or ISA System RP8.1.
6. Specify electrical power to the entire instrument from an external source.
7. Specify chart size, range and number if applicable.
8. 24 hr is the time for one rotation of the chart. Other speeds should be listed
in hours or days. If a spring wound clock is used fill in number of hours or days
it runs between windings.
9. The scale type may be SEGMENTAL, ELECTRIC, or DIAL (CIRCULAR).
Space is provided for multiple ranges on the same scale.
10. Specify transmitter output if applicable.
11. See explanation of terminology given on specification sheet. For further
definition refer to American National Standard C8511963, Terminology for
Automatic Control. Specific ranges of control modes can be listed after
OTHER, if required.
12. For multiple items specify on seconds sheet.
13. If standard automanual switching is not known or not adequate, specify
number of positions.
14. Remote set point adjustment assumes full adjustment range. Specify limits if
required.
15. Specify if applicable.
16. Specify if applicable.
17. Specify measured variable.
18. Specify type od element or write in MFR.STD.
19. Materials refer to wetted parts only.
20. Overrange protection refers to maximum differential pressure.
instrument can withstand without a shift in calibration.

The

21. Adjustable range means that the range can be changed without replacing any
parts.
22. Elevation.

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23. Give process data affecting meter selection. Flow elements such as orifice
plates are specified on separate forms.
24. Refers to connections piped to process equipment or pipe line. Special flanged
connections and extended diaphragms for level applications should be
described afetr OTHER.
25. Form may, be SPST, DPDT, or others. Rating refers to electrical rating of switch
or contacts in amps.
26. Specify if alarm is actuated by measured variable or by deviation from controller
set point. Give contact action if single throw form.
27. Specify required accessories. If temperature element is used, the second line
is provided to specify well, length of capillary tubing and other details of the
thermal system.
28. After selection is made fill in manufacturer and specific model number.
SECONDARY SHEET For listing multiple instruments. List all instruments of the
same type specified on the primary sheet, with variations an shown. Notes refers
to notes listed by number at the bottom of the sheet.

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LEVEL INSTRUMENTS (DISPLACER OR FLOAT)


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PROJECT REFERENCE
N

SPECIFICATION REFERENCES
I.S.A S
PDVSAK301

1.

Tag N

2.

Function

BODY/CAGE 3.

Material

AND CASE

Upper Conn.

Size

Location

5. Lower Conn.

Size

Location

7. Enclosure

Safe area

GENERAL

4.

By

OF
REVISED

DATE

Service
Trans

Contr

Trans & Contr

SP.GR Compensation

Level switch

Rating

Class

Classified

Weatherproof

Ex. Proof

Temp. Class

T1

8. Power Supply

24 Volts d.c. Ext.

9. Extension

Cooling

Group

Intr. safe
T2

T3

Div

STD.
T4

T5

T6

20 Psig

Radiation

DISPLACER 10.
OR FLOAT
11.

Length
Material

Displacer

XMTR

12.

Ouput

420 m.A.

CONT

13.

Cont. Mode

PROCESS

14.

Liquid

Upper

SP.GR

15.

Liquid

Lower

SP.GR

16.

Conds.

Max. Press

OPTIONS

17.

Options

Filter Reg

ALARMS

18.

Switches

Contacts to

PI

Torque Tube
Other

315 Psig

Reversible Action

Min. Temp.

Max. Temp.
Supply/Ouput Gauges
On Rise

On Fall

In level

Rating 1 Amp at 24 volts d.c.


MFR

Notes:

19.

Model No

1. All items shall be corrosion resistant to marine atmosphere and tropicalised.

20.26

ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION

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PDVSA 20.26
REVISION

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LEVEL INSTRUMENTS (DISLACER OR FLOAT)


1. Tag N or other identification.
2. Process service.
3. Line number or vessel number on which cage or body is installed.
4. Material of chamber and/or mounting flange.
5. For float specify top or side of vessel connection. For displacer in a chamber
specify upper, then lower connection; such as sideside, sidebottom, etc.
Give flange size and rating or NPT size.
6. Same as 5.
7. Refers to position of case when viewing the front of the case relative to the
chamber; the case is either to the left, right, or top.
8. On displacer instruments specify if case is to be rotatable with respect to the
chamber. This only applies if there is one or more side connections.
9. Orientation of control with respect to displacer cage.
10. Cooling Extension.
11. Specify float diameter or displacer length. The displacer length is also the
range.
12. Insertion depth applied to ball floats. It is the mounting flange to the center of
the ball.
13. The displacer extension is measured from the face of the mounting flange to
the top of the displacer. This dimension is required only for top of vessel
mounted instruments.
14. Includes rod.
15. Refer to MFRs standard materials or special materials.
16. Transmitter, controller, switch, etc.
17. Air pressure or electrical signal output of transmitter or controller.
18. P: Proportional.
Pn: Narrow band proportional
PI: Proportional plus Integral (Reset).
19. Differential if controller on/off must specify differential adj. or fixed. State
adjustable range or fixed amount.
20. INCREASE (Direct action) or DECRESE (Reverse action).
21. Remote, or integral.

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22. Electrical classification of housing. NEMA number.


23. Air pressure or voltage. If electronic, state whether ac or dc.
24. Used only for interface application.
25. Used for all services.
26. Specific gravities at operating temperature.
27. Operating and max. pressure, or vacuum.
28. For cryogenic service, give minimum temperature.
29. Airset assumed mounted to case.
30. Connections on chamber, give size.
31. Specify gauge glass, if required.
32. Contact form: SPST, SPDT, etc.
33. Give Volts, Amps.
34. Describe contact action with level.
35. Model number of entire assembly.

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LEVEL INSTRUMENTS (CAPACITANCE TYPE)


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PROJECT REFERENCE
N

SPECIFICATION REFERENCES
I.S.A S
PDVSAK

GENERAL

1.

Tag N
Safe area

Classified

Weatherproof

Ex. Proof

Temp. Class

T1

Notes:

Intr. safe
T2

T3

STD.
T4

T5

4.

28.

Range

5. FailSafe

29.

Enclosure Class

6. Model Number

30.

Compensation Cable

31.

Local Indicator

Function

9. Material

32.

I.P Transducer

33.

Signal Lights

10.

Sheath

34.

11.
12.

Insertion Length
Inactive Length

35.

Upper Fluid

36.

Dielectric Constant

13.

Gland Size & Matl

37.

Lower Fluid

38.

Dielectric Constant

39.
40.

Pressure Max.
Temp. Max.
Moisture
Material Buildup
Vibration

15.

Conduit Connection

16.

Location

17.

Enclosure

18.

Conduit Connections

41.
42.

19.

Power Supply

43.

20.

Type

21.

Quantity and Form

22.
23.

Rating: Volts/Hz or dc
Amps/Watts/HP

24.
25.

Load Type
Contacts

26.

DATE

Div

Output

14.

MFR

Group

27.

8. Style

SWITCH

Class

3. Application

7. Orientation

AMPLIFIER

REVISED

Service

2. Enclosure

PROBE

By

OF

Open
Close

On
Level

T6
TRANS.

OPTIONS

SERVICE

Normal
Normal

Incr.
Decr.

Model No
1. All items shall be corrosion resistant to marine atmosphere and tropicalised

20.27

ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION

PDVSA

INSTRUCTIONS TO FILL FORM 20.27

PDVSA 20.27
REVISION

DATE

AUG.94

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LEVEL INSTRUMENTS, CAPACITANCE TYPE


Prefix number designates line number on corresponding Specification Sheet.
1. Identification of item by tag number.
2. Process area or function.
3. Stream description and/or pipe size and number or vessel number in which
probe is installed.
4. Specify solids level, liquid level, interface, foam detection, etc.
5. Specify alarm, transmit, onoff control, etc.
6. Specify high, low, none.
7. Specify probe model number if known.
8. Specify if probe axis is horizontal, vertical, etc.
9. Specify general purpose, heavy duty, knifeblade, inline plate, concentric
shield, etc.
10. Specify probe material as 316 SS, etc.
11. Specify sheath, required, as 1/4 in. Teflon, etc.
12. Specify total inmersion in inches, or feet and inches.
13. Specify length of inactive extension in inches, or feet and inches.
14. Specify sealing gland material and size as 316 SS, 3/4 in. NPT, etc.
15. Specify conduit connection as 3/4 in. NPT hub, 7/8 in. OD knockout, etc.
16. Specify if electronics are mounted at probe or remotely located.
17. Specify general purpose, weather proof, explosion proof, etc.
18. Specify conduit connection as 3/4 in. NPT, 7/8 in. OD knockout, etc.
19. Specify power input as 115 V 60 Hz, etc.
20. Specify switch type as mercury bottle, snapaction, etc.
21. Specify number of switches and contact form of each switch (SPST, SPDT,
DPDT, etc).
22. Specify switch voltage as 115 V 60 Hz, 24 Vdc, etc.
23. Specify contact rating in amps, watts, or horsepower.
24. Specify load as inductive on noninductive.
25. Specify if contacts open or close when the level increases or decreases.
26. Specify transmitter output as 15, 420, or 1050 mA, 15 Vdc, etc.

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27. Specify level range in inches or feet and inches corresponding to minimum and
maximum transmitter signal.
28. Use NEMA identification mumbers.
29. Specify length of special compensating cable to be furnished with probe, if
required.
30. Specify size, type and range of local indicator, if required.
31. Specify if electropneumatic transducer 21303 kPa (315 psig output) is
required.
32. Specify if High, Low, HI/LO lights are required, and rating.
33. For items not covered in lines 31 through 34.
34. Specify upper fluid by name and state (liquid, vapor).
35. Specify dielectric constant of upper fluid.
36. Specify lower fluid by name and state.
37. Specify dielectric constant of lower fluid.
38. Specify maximum and normal operating pressure at probe.
39. Specify maximum and normal operating temperature at probe.
40. Specify percentage moisture content of solids.
41. Specify if material is expected to buil up on probe.
42. Specify vibration environment of probe as mild, severe, etc.
43. Fill in manufacturer and model number after selected.

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GAGE GLASSES AND COCKS


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N

SPECIFICATION REFERENCES
I.S.A S
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1. Gage Column

Assembled with Nipples

Cocks

2. Type:

Reflex
Transparent
Tubular
Large Chamber
Weld Pad
3. Conn: Size and Type
Side

Vent

Back

6. Options: Illuminator
Internal Tube
NonFrost
Calb. Scale

Vent/Drain

Trim

11. Min. Rating:

psig
at
Vessel

13. Bonnet

4. Material
psig at

Gage

Body

12. Construction:

DATE

Straight

Vessel

10. Material:

REVISED

Gage

Drain

5. Min. Rating

Offset

9. Conn:

GAGE GLASSES

Top & Bot.

8. Type:

By

OF

15. Options:
Other:

Offset

Straight

16. Manufacturer & Model

Mica Shield
External Jkt
Ext. Length
Other

7. Manufacturer & Model


Item
N

Quan.

Tag N

Visible
Glass

Conn.

Notes:
1. All items shall be corrosion resistant to marine atmosphere

Model N

Operating
Service
Press.

Temp
.

20.28

ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION

PDVSA

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GAGE GLASSES AND COCKS


1. Check what is to be supplied, and whether assembled or unassembled.
2. Select one type only per sheet.
3. Specify size, style and location of process connections. If side or back
connections are used, vent and drain connections are available.
4. Material of gage glass chamber and connections.
5. Specify minimum rating. It is assumed that a higher rating is also acceptable.
6. This section is used only if the option applies to all items listed on the sheet.
Where options apply to certain items only, use the notes column instead.
7. Use for Manufacturer and Series or Type; detailed number may be listed in the
tabulation.
8. Select style of cock, used.
9. Show connection sizes only.
10. Write in body and trim materials.
11. See Line 5 above.
12. Specify action and type of handle: plain closing or quick closing; handwheel or
lever handle. This may be covered by the Model N given on Line 17.
13. Specify type of connection on each side: plain union, spherical union, solid
shank. Give flange size, rating and type, if applicable.
14. Bonnet may be screwed, union type, or bolded:
15. Options checked here apply to all items. See line 6 above. Include special
packing.
16. Fill in if required, or as a final record after selection is made.
CONN in tabulation refers to distance between center lines of vessel
connections. This figure, along with the visible glass dimension, defines the
length of the column. A secondary sheet with tabulation only may be made up if
required.