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Additional Technical Requirements for

Pipes & Fittings


Additional Technical Requirement for Pipes & Fittings

Along with the technical requirements for the piping components, the
requisition engineer has to include the inspection & testing, marking & colour
coding and packing & preservation requirements in the inquiry requisition.

Requisition engineer has to collate all the inspection &testing requirement for
the piping components from the project specification & finalize the schedule in
consultation with the quality department.

For marking, colour coding, packing & preservation requirements requisition

engineer has to refer to the project specification & if that is not available he
has to develop the standard based on the company standard.

1. Inspection & Testing

1.1 All items shall be inspected and tested in accordance with the
relevant product standard and as stated in the Purchase requisition.

1.2 Pressure testing of stainless steel products where required by the

standard shall be performed using water having less than 30ppm of chlorides.

1.3 All welds in pipes & fittings shall be 100% radio graphed in
accordance with the individual ASTM Standard. Ultrasonic examination in lieu
of radiography is not allowed.

1.4 Examinations and / or tests may be reviewed and / or witnessed by

the contractor or their authorized third party inspector at the vendors facility.

1.5 The vendor is responsible for informing the contractor about the
availability of goods for inspection and testing.
1.6 Inspection shall be performed as per Vendor Quality Requirement
form attached with the Inquiry / Purchase requisition.

1.7 The manufacturer shall submit the certificate of conformity of the

material duly certified by inspector.


2.1 Marking of the piping components shall be done as per applicable

codes and standards in addition to piping item/part number, purchase order
number specified in Material Requisition Scope of supply. For the material
specified as sour service, LT, CRYO in Material Requisition Scope of supply,
the marking shall include Sour, LT, and CRYO respectively.

If punching or die stamping is used for carbon, low temperature and alloy steel,
the stamps shall be of low-stress stamps (dot or round bottomed). For stainless
steel stamping shall be electro etched. If stenciling is used, it shall be done by
indelible paint. For sizes below 1.1/2 and below the markings shall be done on
attached metal tags.

2.2 Colour coding of piping components shall be done based on the

material categories as identified in project specification attached with Inquiry /
Purchase requisition.


3.1 Material shall be packed ready for export in a manner which allows
easy handling and prevents damage. Vendor shall submit their standard packing
procedure to purchaser for approval.

3.2 Pipe ends shall be protected with heavy duty plastic end caps. For
beveled ends, the caps shall cover the full area of the bevel.

3.3 Thin wall pipes shall not be overloaded with multi layer of pipes
while shipping. All thin wall pipes shall be braced suitably at the end to avoid

3.4 Open ends of fittings and flanges shall be supplied with heavy duty
plastic protective plugs or caps. For beveled ends, the caps shall protect the full
area of the bevel.
3.5 Water proof barrier material shall be used for stainless steel
materials to protect against chlorine attack by exposure to salt water

3.6 Carbon steel and stainless steel items are not allowed to be stored
together and shall be packed separatel