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SAUDI ARAMCO ID/PID - 2/19/05 - REV 0 (Standards Cutoff - August 2004

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SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION CHECKLIST
Validation of Welding Equipment (Power Supply)

SAIC NUMBER

DATE APPROVED

SAIC-W-2011

PROJECT TITLE

WBS / BI / JO NUMBER

EQUIPMENT ID NUMBER(S)

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION

LAYOUT DRAWING NUMBER

REV. NO.

SCHEDULED INSPECTION DATE & TIME

ACTUAL INSPECTION DATE & TIME

25-May-05

QR NUMBER

WELD-

CONTRACTOR / SUBCONTRACTOR

EQPT CODE

SYSTEM ID.

PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER

PLANT NO.

EC / PMCC / MCC NO.
QUANTITY INSP.

MH's SPENT

TRAVEL TIME

SAUDI ARAMCO USE ONLY
SAUDI ARAMCO TIP NUMBER

SAUDI ARAMCO ACTIVITY NUMBER

SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION LEVEL

CONTRACTOR INSPECTION LEVEL

ITEM
No.

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

REFERENCE

Welding power supplies shall be VALIDATED in accordance with
BS 7570 or an approved equivalent if impact toughness test is
NOTE:
required by the applicable company or industry specifications or
codes.(SAES-W-011, Para. 19.2)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A

Preparation

A1

Personnel conducting calibration/validation was verified to be
qualified/expert. (Verification was made by observing his performance
and his certifications and resume, or by approval of the Company.)
(
BS 7570, Para. 7)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A2

Equipment used for validation/calibration have calibration traceable to
national standards. (BS 7570, Para. 7)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A3

Measuring instruments are in good condition. (BS 7570, Para. 9.3)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A4

Measuring instruments are calibrated by a recognized calibrator, with
standards traceable to a national standard.
(BS 7570, Para. 9.3)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A5

Measuring instruments are at least twice more accurate than the
accuracy required for the validation grade, (preferably more).
(BS 7570, Para. 9.3)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A6

Ambient temperature is measured to ensure it is within the limilts
specified for the power source, and the instrument rating been
been tested. Ambient temperature is recorded.
(BS 7570, Para. 9.5.1.1)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A7

Input voltage is measured to ensure compliance with specified value for
the power source. This measurement is recorded on the validation
certificate. Correct tappings been connected within the power source if
relevant. (BS 7570, Para. 9.5.1.2)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A8

For engine driven power sources, the rated load speed and no-load
speed is checked to ensure that the power source meets the rated
values. (BS 7570, Para. 9.5.1.3)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

A9

Power Source for each welding process are subjected to the following
loads:
a. TIG - is loaded with a conventional load of drooping
characteristics{(U2 = (10 + 0,04 I2) V up to I2 = 600 A},
after which it remains constant at 34V.
b. SMAW- is loaded with a conventional load of Drooping
characteristic {U2 = (20 + 0,04 I2) V up to I2 = 600 A}, after
which U2 remains constant at 44 V.
c. MIG/MAG/FCAW/SAW - loaded with Flat characteristic
{U2 = (14 + 0,05 I2) V up to I2 = 600 A}, after which U2
remains constant at 44 V.
d. SAW - loaded with a conventional load U2 = (20 + 0,04 I2) V
up to I2 = 600 A, after which U2 remains constant at 44 V.
(BS 7570, Para. 9.4)

SAES-W-011,
Para. 19.2

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WORK PERMIT REQUIRED?

PASS

FAIL

N/A

RE-INSP DATE

is connected as far as practical. 19. (BS 7570. Para. Para. NOTE: Either b) or c) is agreed upon before carrying out validation/calibration. Para. (BS 7570.) (BS 7570. or loaded with filler A13 wire diameters in excess of that shown on the rating plate.2. Para. (BS 7570. 9.2 B4 The power source is loaded in excess of that shown on the rating plate. c) selected points over the range of the control or meter.9) SAES-W-011. 19. Para. is connected. SAIC NUMBER SAIC-W-2011 WBS / BI / JO NUMBER ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA REFERENCE The resistive load across the output terminals of the power source.5.5. and the required value calculated.5) SAES-W-011.4) SAES-W-011.5. This procedure is repeated for each of the measurement points down to the minimum. 9.2 B2 Validation starts at the minimum output setting. Para.5. 9. Para.2.2 The validation/calibration range of the control or meter fitted to the power source is selected from one of the following: a) the full range of the control or meter. Para.2 A12 The wire feeder is assembled and adjusted according to the manufacturer's instructions.3) SAES-W-011. (BS 7570. 19.2 Page 2 of 4 DATE APPROVED 25-May-05 QR NUMBER WELD- CONTRACTOR / SUBCONTRACTOR PASS FAIL N/A RE-INSP DATE . 19.2/19/05 . 9.6) SAES-W-011.REV 0 (Standards Cutoff .10) SAES-W-011. 19.August 2004) SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION CHECKLIST Validation of Welding Equipment (Power Supply) PROJECT TITLE ITEM No.2) SAES-W-011. Para. (BS 7570. Para.2 B3 After a further 10 seconds a second reading is taken at the max. (BS 7570.1. The instrumentation used for validation of A10 the voltage across the resistive load and the transducer in the circuit. 9.2. 19.4) SAES-W-011. Para. 9. 19. Para.1. 9.5) SAES-W-011.2.1) SAES-W-011. Para.1. ( BS 7570. ( BS 7570. 19.5.2 The wire feeder shall not be driven driven at speeds. (BS 7570. 9. The power source output is energized and stabilized for 10 seconds.5. is connected to the source of power A11 supply normally used during welding. over the full or partial range. Para.10) SAES-W-011.1. but the nature of the load does not permit that current or voltage at the corresponding load voltage or current to be achieved. (BS 7570. 9.2 The current rating of validation welding cables used exceeded the maximum current flowing in the welding circuits by a factor of two. Para.2 The wire feed unit being validated. 19.5.7) SAES-W-011.1. Para. 19. Para.1. Para. 19.2 A16 Measurements are taken at the minimum setting. 9. Para. 9. 9.2 B Validation process B1 The equipment is switched on 5 minutes before any calibration requirements.5. The procedure is repeated for each of the measurement points up to the maximum. A15 b) a partial range of the control or meter.1.5. and a reading is taken. or circuit assemble characteristics . (BS 7570. setting.5. 19.2. A14 (NOTE: Excepton is where the welding system is being validated with specific welding cable.2 B5 If validation at a particular current and or voltage is required. Para. points are taken above and below the desired values.5. Para. Para. Para.5. the maximum setting and three other points nominally equally spaced between minimum and maximum. Para.SAUDI ARAMCO ID/PID .

3) SAES-W-011. Para. SAES-W-011. ( BS 7570.6) SAES-W-011. 19.2 REMARKS: REFERENCE DOCUMENTS: 1.2 B9 On completion of a validation the results are compared with the Accuracy set in Table 1 of BS 7570.REV 0 (Standards Cutoff .2 B11 Equipment that does not meet the accuracy recommended in Attachment 1(Table 1). 9.2.2 B8 A consistency test is carried out on controls which cannot be calibrated or validated because they are not graduated in absolute units or the original validation is not applicable due to the way the equipment is being used.1. (BS 7570.g.2/19/05 .1. The results of measurements are systematically recorded and supplied on. Para. Para. Welding Requirements for On-Plot Piping. 19. d) the mean value of the two measurements.8) SAES-W-011.2 B10 Equipment that meets the accuracy in Attachment 1(Table 1) are labeled with the following information: a) the statement "PASSED" b) the date the label is valid.the following is recorded on SATRW-2011: a) the current and/or voltage control setting. c) the name of the authority issuing the label. (BS 7570. 2000 ATTACHMENT: 1. 19. Code of Practice for Validation of Arc Welding Equipment. Attachment 1 .SAUDI ARAMCO ID/PID . this is agreed prior to the validation.5.5. (BS 7570. Para. a label bearing the following information is attached. b) the power source meter readings. Para. 19. 5) SAES-W-011. a) the statement "FAILED" b) the date the label was issued. under abnormal load conditions. or with the validation certificate. as shown in Attachment 1. 9. d) the make. model and serial number of the equipment. Para.5. Para. 19. (BS 7570.Validation Accuracies for Standard Grade Power Sources Page 3 of 4 DATE APPROVED 25-May-05 QR NUMBER WELD- CONTRACTOR / SUBCONTRACTOR PASS FAIL N/A RE-INSP DATE . Para.7) SAES-W-011.August 2004) SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION CHECKLIST Validation of Welding Equipment (Power Supply) PROJECT TITLE SAIC NUMBER SAIC-W-2011 WBS / BI / JO NUMBER ITEM No. e) the make.2 B7 If the power source has a slope control.2) SAES-W-011. (30 October. Or. 10. Para. Sec. ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA REFERENCE B6 At each validation point selected point.2. the setting is noted.2. 19. the equipment is subsequently be taken out of the project site. 10. 2002) BS 7570 – 2000. e. c) the date of expiry of the validation. (BS 7570. Para. If it is necessary to validate the power source at different settings of the slope control. 9. c) the two values of the true measurement of current and/or voltage from the test instrumentation. Para. model and serial number of the equipment. 2. d) the name of the authority issuing the label.

Initials and Date: QC Supervisor Proponent and Others Quality Record Approved: Name.REV 0 (Standards Cutoff .August 2004) SAIC NUMBER SAUDI ARAMCO INSPECTION CHECKLIST Validation of Welding Equipment (Power Supply) DATE APPROVED SAIC-W-2011 PROJECT TITLE WBS / BI / JO NUMBER ITEM No.SAUDI ARAMCO ID/PID . Initials and Date: QC Inspector PID Representative Performed Inspection Work / Rework May Proceed Name. Initials and Date: Name. Initials and Date: *Person Responsible for Completion of Quality Work / Test Y = YES ATTACHMENT 1 Page 4 of 4 N = NO F = FAILED .2/19/05 . Sign and Date: Name. Organization. ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA REFERENCE Contractor / Third-Party 25-May-05 QR NUMBER WELD- CONTRACTOR / SUBCONTRACTOR PASS FAIL N/A RE-INSP DATE Saudi Aramco Construction Representative* PMT Representative Work is Complete and Ready for Inspection: Name. Initials and Date: T&I Witnessed QC Record Reviewed Work Verified T&I Witnessed QC Record Reviewed Work Verified T&I Witnessed QC Record Reviewed Work Verified Name.