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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR COPPER SLAG

BLASTING AND PAINTING OF PIPELINES

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SPECIFICATIONS FOR COPPER SLAG BLASTING :


1.

The surface shall be cleaned of all dust and heavier layers of rust by copper
slag blasting the entire internal surface to photographic standard SIS: 0559001967.

2.

The consumption rate of copper slag is 1.6 Kg/Sqm of the blasted area. This
has to be ensured strictly.

3.

All tools, equipments, base material, hand and power tools for cleaning,
including scaffolding material, copper slag blasting equipment, air compressor
etc. shall be arranged by the contractor at site in sufficient quantity.

4.

The compressor used shall be of size enough to produce displacement of


5.6 to 7.0 Cum/Min of air at a pressure of 7 Kg/sqcm. Standard blasting
equipment, hoppers, hoses nozzles and attachments shall be used to obtain
best test results and to maintain safety standards. The rate of cleaning shall be
about 15 sq.mt. per hour at a pressure of 7 kg/sq.cm.

5.

The abrasive used shall be of the physical properties as mentioned below


and shall be free from oil, loan and mud etc.

6.

The blast cleaned surface shall be blasted with dry compressed air before
applying primer. This should be done even if the surface appears very clean
and white in colour. The white colour may be due to deposition of silicon and
reflection of light on the surface.

7.

Proper earthing and bonding arrangements shall be made to prevent any


damage by sparks produced by static electricity. Bonding shall be done
between tank and blast nozzles and hopper and air compressor also. The
bonding conductor should not be less than 16 SWG single strand copper cable.

8.

The time gap between blast cleaning and application of primer shall not be
more than THREE hours. Blast cleaning work shall, commence from top to
bottom.

9.

The blast cleaning operation shall be carried out keeping the nozzle at an
angle of 30 degree to the vertical in order to prevent rebounding abrasive
from showing down the abrasives emerging from nozzle and from under cutting
the material to be removed.

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10.

A blast cleaning, the percentage of bare metal obtained shall be between


95% to 100% of each of sq.cm.of the blasted area corresponding to
photographic visual standards of SA 2 of the Swedish standard referred
above. (Pictora) surface preparation standards for painting steel surfaces).

11.

Arrangements for inspection of various stages of the job shall be made


available by the Contractor so that the entire sand blasted area is available
for inspection. Any defective work noticed shall be immediately rectified and
even reblasting shall be done if necessary.

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SPECIFICATION FOR PAINTING OF PIPELINES


Primer : Zinc anode 304 primer.
Black or any other colour enamel paint shall conform to IS:2933 - 1964 or
equivalent.
The final coat shall be Bergerthane enamel of Berger or equivalent as approved
by HPCL.
Only superior grade paints of approved make quality and conforming to above
specifications shall be used.
Surface Preparation :
Before painting, the surface shall be cleaned thoroughly leaving it free of all
scales, rust, grease, oil coating, moisture and other matter. Heavy deposits of
grease and oily material if any shall be removed by a suitable solvent wash before
painting.
The following colours shall be painted for different pipelines and the fittings :
a)

All above ground decanting product pipelines, flanges on product pipelines


shall be painted with Bergerthane enamel of relevant shades as described
depending upon the product the pipeline used for it.
Name of the product along with the arrow mark as shown below shall be
written in black at specified places like bends, change of direction and other
places as directed by the EIC.

b)

Colour code bands :


The colour code bands shall be provided as shown below (conforming to IS
5-1978) :

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Pipelines shall be colour coded to indicate the product that is being carried.
Colour coding for all products, shall have one band of 100 mm (4) on each side with a gap of 300
mm (12) in between. Aluminium paint shall be applied on white oil lines and black oil lines shall
be painted black. The product carried shall be written in a gap of 300 mm in white letters for black
oils and black letters for white oils in the flow direction. The size of letters shall be half the
diameter of the pipeline (colour coding chart is enclosed as shown under).
A 45-50 mm thick x 300 mm long arrow (as shown above) shall be painted after each band on the
pipeline with respective colour code in the flow direction.
2.4.2 The recommended colour coding for bands shall be :
PRODUCT

COLOUR

ISC NO.

MS 93 OCTANE

Signal red

537

MS 88/91 Octane

Dark Orange

591

SKO

Golden Yellow

356

HSD, LSHF-HSD,HF-HSD, ELSHSD

Oxford Blue

105

LDO

Aluminium

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FO

Aluminium

Naptha (LAN & HAN)

Dark Brown

412

Ethanol

LILAC

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A 45-50 mm thick x 300 mm long arrow (Clause 4.3.3) shall be painted after each band on the pipeline with respective
colour code in the flow direction

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