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Engineering Standards

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4715
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GENERAL PROCEDURE FOR
PURCHASE OF FIELD FABRICATION
OF STANDARD PREFABRICATED ASSEMBLIES

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SCOPE
This standard establishes a uniform procedure for the purchase or field fabrication of standard fabricated
assemblies such as meter tubes, pig launchers and receivers and gathering system drips and for the disposition of
the required permanent records.

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RELATED ENGINEERING STANDARDS


2.1

The requisitioner should obtain working copies of applicable Engineering Standards by copying from the
standards manual except for reduced fabrication drawings which may be obtained in a larger scale upon
request from the Drafting Section of Design Engineering. Fabrication drawings for typical pipeline
assemblies which are not included in Engineering Standards may also be available from the Drafting
Section.

2.2

See Engineering Standard 2305 for general specifications to be used when applicable for purchasing
fabricated pipeline assemblies.

2.3

See Engineering Standard 5400 series for standards for purchase and fabrication drawings for meter tubes
and skid mounted meter assemblies.

2.4

See Engineering Standards 4850, 4851 and 4861 for fabrication drawings for typical gathering system
drips.

2.5

See Engineering Standards 8703 through 8707 for general as-built requirements and procedures.

PURCHASED FABRICATIONS
3.1

The requisitioner will state, as applicable, the quantity, type, size, pressure rating and design factor of the
prefabricated item and reference the applicable fabrication drawing on the requisition and, if applicable,
on the specification sheet contained in the appropriate standard for purchase.
3.1.1

Fabrication and fabrication certification in accordance with Engineering Standard 2305 are
required unless the "standard for purchase" of the specific type item includes equivalent
requirements, e.g., Engineering Standard 5421 for orifice meter tubes.

3.1.2

For multiple units, unit serial numbers will be determined in accordance with the standard for
purchase or as noted on the fabrication drawings, e.g., Purchase Order number plus sequential
numerical suffix. As-built drawings will reflect the serial number of each unit installed.

3.2

The requisitioner will furnish to Materials Management one set of good quality copies of the purchase
specifications including, as applicable, the standard for purchase (or specification) with completed
specification sheet and the fabrication drawing(s).

3.3

The requisitioner should also consider furnishing a copy of the purchase specifications to the receiving
location if the material to be purchased will not be shop inspected or if it is otherwise deemed necessary in
order for the material to be properly verified as being correct at the receiving location.

3.4

Purchase Orders will be issued by Materials Management for prefabricated assemblies such as meter
tubes, pig launchers and receivers and drips. Blanket or Release Orders should not be used for these
purchases.

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3.5

Materials Management will furnish one set copies of the applicable standards, specifications and drawings
to the Vendor(s) at the time of the bid request or the purchase order issue, whichever is applicable, and
will retain one set of copies for the purchase order file.

3.6

Inspection and acceptance of equipment fabricated at Vendor's facilities will be coordinated by Materials
Management and carried out by the unit responsible for the project construction unless other
arrangements are made. This inspection should normally be done before shipment and will consist of
verification that requirements of drawings and specifications have been fulfulled.

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4.

FIELD FABRICATED ASSEMBLIES

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When a large number of meter tubes is involved in an order, the required "Miking" of internal diameters
will be done at the Vendor's facility by a Field Operations specialist or technician. Materials Management
will arrange for this activity.

4.1

Standard assemblies fabricated by construction contractors or Field Operations will be fabricated in


accordance with Company approved fabrication drawings. For example, see Engineering Standards 4850,
4851 and 4861 for gathering system drips.

4.2

The fabrication certification required by Engineering Standard 2305 are intended for purchased
assemblies prefabricated in a Vendor's shop and is not required for fabricated assemblies made in the field,
supervised/inspected by the Company's representative and documented component-by-component as for
normal construction.

4.3

When the fabrications are completed, an as-built copy of the fabrication drawing and applicable
documentation shall be included in the project as-built package. When multiple fabrications are made and
placed in stock for future projects, the applicable documentation will be retained at the stock location or
otherwise managed to assure that a copy will be forwarded with each assembly and included in the as-built
package at the time of installation.

PRESSURE TESTING
5.1

See Engineering Standard 8100 and 8101 for general pressure testing requirements and specifications for
pre and post installation tests.

5.2

Purchase specifications for prefabricated units will normally require a pre-test by the fabricator at a
minimum test pressure of 1.5 times MAOP for 4 hours minimum duration. Pre-testing of field fabricated
units is discretionary unless required for MAOP qualification.

5.3

Prefabricated assemblies are not required to be re-tested at the time of installation if a post installation test
is impractical and they are pre-tested in accordance with Engineering Standard 8100 prior to installation.

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ENGINEERING RECORDS
6.1

Vendor Data
6.1.1

Materials Management will specify on the Purchase Order the Vendor's distribution of the
Vendor documentation which will be required by the purchase specifications. Minimum
distribution of Vendor documentation shall be as indicated below and will normally include
items such as certified drawings, fabrication certifications, material certifications, heat
treatment records and radiographic examination and pressure test reports.
a.
b.
c.
d.

6.2

One complete set to the appropriate Purchasing Agent for the Purchase Order file;
One complete set to the Engineering Records Section of Design Engineering;
One set to the material receiving location;
Radiographic film (if required) to the material receiving location.

6.1.2

The Vendor's fabrication certification form is acceptable provided it is equivalent to that


contained in Engineering Standard 2305 or the standard for purchase, whichever is
applicable.

6.1.3

The material should not be reported as being received on the material receiving report until all
required documentation has been received from the Vendor.

6.1.4

When the required Vendor documentation has been received by Materials Management, it will
be placed in the Purchase Order file along with the purchase specifications.

As-built Records
6.2.1

As-built documentation for field fabricated assemblies will be required in accordance with the
applicable requirements in Engineering Standards 8702 through 8707 for field contruction.

6.2.2

Materials Management shall be responsible for maintaining records for prefabricated


assemblies purchased in accordance with this standard for the life of the facility in which they
are installed. Such records shall be retrievable by Purchase Order number and shall include
all of the Company purchase specifications/drawings and all required Vendor documentation.

6.2.3

For purchased prefabricated units, the unit serial number including the Purchase Order
number, must be included in all applicable unit and project as-built data to be able to correlate
to Purchase Order file documentation.

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6.2.4

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Pipe and piping components which are individually documented in the certified fabrication
drawings for a prefabricated assembly are not required to be itemized in the project drawings
or material lists. Prefabricated assemblies should be noted on project drawings or material
lists by type, size, design pressure, design factor and serial number. For example:
a.

Prefabricated 16" Drip, 1000 psig design @ 0.60 D.F.,


Serial No.

b.

Prefabricated 3"-Meter Skid, 1440 psig design @ 0.50 D.F.,


Serial No.

6.2.5

For prefabricated units qualified by a pre-test, the qualification test pressure for documentation
purposes will be the minimum test pressure which appears on the as-built fabrication drawing,
or Vendor certification if applicable, unless stated otherwise and properly documented with
test charts.

* Indicates revised paragraph, this Rev. No.