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ABAN CONSTRUCTIONS PVT. LTD


113, (Old No.96) PANTHEON ROAD
EGMORE CHENNAI-600 008
PROJECT
CLIENT

: MUNDRA-KANDLA PIPELINE PROJECT


: INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LTD

PROCEDURE FOR PAINTING


(AB/MKPL/QCP/18 Rev. 0)

1.0 SCOPE:
This procedure covers the minimum requirements of painting of above ground piping,
structural, fuel tanks & light poles etc.
2.0 REFERENCE:
IOCL specification: IOCL-PREXPL-MECH-WORKSPEC.
3.0 REQUIREMENT:
Painting of above ground piping, Structural & other items.
4.0 SURFACE PREPARATION:
4.1
Surface shall be blast cleaned by using sand blasting unit before primer application,
before blast cleaning operation it should be ensured the surface is free from oil, grease &
other scales. Mechanical cleaning using power tools shall be carried out where ever sand
blasting is not feasible or not applicable.
4.2

Approved quality river sand shall be used for sand blasting operation and the same
should be free from any other impurities like clay etc.

4.3

The sand blasting operation shall be carried out in daytime only; blasting shall not be
undertaken in high humid condition (less than 80%)

4.4

The sand blasted surface shall conform to SA 2. Swedish Standard.

4.5

Sand blasted surface shall have a shining and near white metal appearance. The Surface
anchor pattern shall not exceed 70.

4.6

After sand blast cleaning, the surface shall be dry brushed to remove sand dust & silica
deposits.

4.7

Where the sand blasting operation is not feasible operate, mechanical cleaning by using
power brushing, grinding etc shall be carried out with prior permission from IOCL Site
Engineer.

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5.0 METHOD OF APPLICATION:


5.1 Painting shall be carried out as per IOCL specification & Manufacturer recommendation
only.
5.2 Same brand of Primer, Intermediate & Finish paint shall be used.
5.3 The specified DFT (Without negative tolerance) has been achieved in every coat of
primer & paints.
5.4 Storage of paints & other products shall be in a covered place and it should be ensured
that the paints should not come in contact with moisture & protected from Fire.
5.5 Surface shall not to be coated during rain, wind and the relative humidity is exceeding
85%.
5.6 Paint shall be used after obtaining inspection clearance form IOCL site engineer.
5.7 Blast cleaned surface shall be coated with one complete application of specified primer
as soon as practicable, well before the nightfall.
5.8 Each coat of paint shall be applied as a continuous film uniform thickness.
5.9 Any spots or areas missed in application shall be re coated and permitted to dry before
the next coat.
5.10 While applying the paints the manufacturers recommendation shall be strictly
followed for mixing, time duration etc
5.11 No coats of primer or paints are applied on wet or damp surface.
5.12 Painting shall not be carried out when the atmospheric temperature is less than 15C.
5.13 Minimum specified final DFT should not be less than 230.
5.14 Brush painting, Spray painting & airless spray shall be followed for painting.
5.15 No painting shall be force dried under continuous which will cause the damages.
5.16 No drier shall be added unless the manufacturer specifically called.
5.17 Paints shall be protected from rain, condensation, freezing etc until dry to the fullest
extent practicable.
6.0 REPAIR OF DAMAGED SURFACES:
6.1 The damaged portion shall be cleaned properly by mechanical cleaning. Primer paint &
finish coat shall be applied of the damaged portion as per the above procedure.

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7.0 PAINTING SYSTEM: 7.1 PRODUCT PIPING, VALVES & SUPPORTS: - One coat of Zinc Phosphate epoxy
primer of 50 & two coats of High build epoxy finish paint of 100 each.
7.2 FUEL TANKS: 7.2.1 Tank bottom: - 1 M Height from the bottom of shell internal surface, Roof
supporting legs, piping & the bottom plate of the tank, one coat of Zinc
Phosphate epoxy primer of 50 & two coats of High build epoxy finish paint
of 100 each. Colour:
7.2.2

Out side: - one coat of Zinc Phosphate epoxy primer of 50 & two coats of
High build epoxy finish paint of 100 each shade of the finish coat as follow
1st coat: Light gray & 2nd coat: Dark Admiralty gray.

7.2.3

Stairways & Structural: - One coat of Zinc Phosphate epoxy primer of 50


& two coats of coal tar epoxy paint of 100 each.

7.3 FLOOD LIGHT TOWERS & LIGHT POLES: - One coat of Zinc Phosphate epoxy
primer of 50 & two coats of Aluminum finish paint of 100 each.
7.4 STAIR WAYS, WALK WAYS, HAND RAILS & PLATFORMS: - One coat of Zinc
Phosphate epoxy primer of 50 & two coats of Aluminum finish paint of 100 each.
8.0 INSPECTION: 8.1 Surface preparation is as per specification.
8.2 Primer application carried out within the time as per specification.
8.3 No painting operation is carried out when there is danger of dew, moisture, high humid
condition or during monsoon.
8.4 Mixed paints are applied within the time specified by the manufacturer.
8.5 Each coat is allowed to dry as per manufacturer recommendation.
8.6 DFT of all coats shall be measured and recorded the final DFT shall be measured at
different location the average DFT should meet the requirement.
8.7 The paint system shall be allowed to cure as per the manufacturer recommendation.
8.8 Defective location shall be repair by using the same procedure and inspected thoroughly.
8.9 Finish coat shade shall be approved by IOCL.

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9.0 DOCUMENTATION: Inspection report:


Inspection & test plan:
10.0

ABAN/MKPL/FM/18
ABAN/MKPL/ITP/18

NOTE: In case of any conflicts between this procedure and Bid Document the latter
Shall be govern.

Prepared & Checked By

ABAN

Approved By

IOCL