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DESIGNATION SP-1015
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TITLE GALVANIZATION (HOT DIP & SPUN)
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BY NAME TITLE B.Unit Signature DATE

ACTION
Wael EL-shouly ME Prod./OID
REVISION Salah Youness CE Prod./OID
K.Tawfik A.Rahman SE Prod./OID
M.H.Al-Hamed OSTL Prod./OID
REVIEW M.Khalid Elshobary SSL Prod./OID
David F. Craddock TFITL Prod./OID
APROVAL Saeed M. Alawai MOI Prod./OID
ENDORSEMENT A.R.Al. Jarwan AGM(P) Production
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............................................ APPLICATION OF GALVANISED BOLTS.................................................................5 ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA ........................... 13 APPENDIX-C:DEFINITIONS ............................................... PACKING AND SHIPPING........................... 12 APPENDIX-B:ABBREVIATIONS ........................... 8 4........4 EXCLUSION........................................................... QUALITY ASSURANCE ............................................................................................3 SCOPE..........2 SURFACE PREPARATION............1 QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM .......................................................................................................................................1 SAMPLES FOR TESTING .................................................................................................................................................... 4 1......................... 6 3................................................................................................................4 FLUXING ................................................................... 3 1..... 9 6.......... .................................................................. 7 3.....................................................................4 ADHESION TESTING ............................. 4 1........................................................... . 4 2............DIP SPUN GALVANISING PROCESSING .................................................................. 8 4........................ 14 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev.............................................................................................................................................................................. 8 4............................................................... 9 4............... 7 3....................................................................................................6 ABBREVIATIONS .......................... Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 2 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev...........................................5 HOT-DIPPING ........................................................7 DEFINITIONS ...............8 USE OF LANGUAGE............................................................................................................................2 OBJECTIVE.... 6 3......... 0 Sheet 1 of 1 .......... HOT ........................................................................................................................................................................ INTRODUCTION.. 5 3..... TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.. INSPECTION AND TESTING ........ 4 1.......................... 5 3.............................................................................................................................................................................2 VISUAL INSPECTION ................................ 3 1.......................................................................................................... SOUR SERVICE REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................... 11 APPENDIX–A:REFERENCED DOCUMENTS.................................................3 THICKNESS AND WEIGHT TESTING ........................................................................................5 REFERENCED STANDARDS..................... 5 2........................................2 INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................1 BACKGROUND ..... 10 7.. 8 4................................................... 3 1..................................................... 9 5.............................................3 PICKLING . 3 1........................................... 5 2.................................................1 CLEANING ............................................................... 7 4.............................................. 3 1.............................................................................................................................................................................

Where the chemical pre-treatment prior to immersion in molten zinc bath could make high strength bolting material susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement.1. This Specification is not applicable for the following bolting items: 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Wellhead and Christmas Tree bolting. Note. b.0 which has been withdrawn as indicated above. previously called by SP-1015 Rev.1. 1.2 Easy damages for PTFE coating during bolts tightening.0 for PTFE coated bolts has been withdrawn for the following reasons: 1. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 3 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev. 1.3 amended 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev.2 Objective This Specification introduces the hot dip and spun galvanised as a metallic coating applied for carbon steel and low alloy steel bolts. This Specification also covers the applications/limitations of such galvanized bolting. 1. High strength bolts for assemblies shall be supplied uncoated and will be painted on site as per the relevant paint specification and in accordance with ADMA-OPCO MNL-01.4.1 The feed back from site application proved that PTFE coated bolts did not provide adequate corrosion protection and are not suitable for offshore and onshore application.3 Scope The Specification describes the Hot Dip and Spun Galvanised process necessary for metallic coating of carbon steel and low alloy steel bolts. 1.3 Appendix B 1. a. 1a 08-06 Clause 1. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 .2 High strength friction grip bolting material whose effectiveness depends upon parallel nature of the mating surfaces. This coating shall be applied as an alternative to the PTFE coating.4 Exclusion. 1.4. Refer to ADMA-OPCO STD-125 Rev.1 Background ADMA-OPCO Specification SP-1015 Rev.

the Manufacturer shall work in accordance with the requirements specified herein and the latest editions of the referenced Standard Engineering Documents listed in Appendix A in this Specification. ‘Will’ is used normally in connection with an action by ADMA-OPCO and / or nominated representative. personnel involved in the work.1 General Unless otherwise specifically indicated in writing by ADMA-OPCO.5. in the event of conflict. ‘Should’ is used where provision is preferred. 1. ‘may’.3 Austenitic. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . b. 1. 1. or nominated representative. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 4 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev.4.8 Use Of Language. 1. c. 1. remove responsibility from the Manufacturer to meet the best practices and/or requirements of the Standard Engineering Documents referred to herein. 1. The Manufacturer shall equip himself with copies of all the referenced Standard Engineering Documents referred in Appendix A of this Specification and shall make them readily available to all ADMA-OPCO. the referenced Documents shall apply in full. Throughout this Specification. Monel used for some special equipment and fittings or other bolting materials for equipment at high temperatures. in any way. ‘Shall & Must’ must be used where a provision is mandatory / vital. Where this Specification states no overriding requirements. 1. the words ‘will’. ‘should’ and ‘shall’. when used in the context of actions by ADMA-OPCO or others. ‘May’ is used where alternatives are equally acceptable. 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. The requirements of this Specification shall take precedence over these referenced Documents. d. Approval of equivalent Standard Documents will not. ferritic stainless steel or other corrosion resistant alloy bolting materials such as Inconel.2 Equivalent Standards Standard Documents equivalent to those referred to herein shall not be substituted without written approval from ADMA-OPCO.5.6 Abbreviations The abbreviations used in this Specification are listed in Appendix B. have specific meanings as follows: a.7 Definitions The definitions used in this Specification are listed in Appendix C. rather than by a Contractor or Vendor.5 Referenced Standards.

The Manufacturer's quality management system shall be based on the latest ISO 9000 Series (or an equivalent) and shall be described in a quality manual. may be audited following an agreed period of notice. Where an approved Manufacturer has made changes to their quality system/manual. testing and final inspection. Using of sub-contractors is not allowed for any of the common manufacturing functions carried out in the production of bolting items by the Manufacturer. 2. QUALITY ASSURANCE 2.1 Quality Assurance System a. 2. b.2 Inspection and Certification Requirements Inspection and certification of material shall be in accordance with the requirements of ISO 10474 and ADMA-OPCO CP-102. The manual shall provide details for the preparation of a quality plan.DIP SPUN GALVANISING PROCESSING Carbon and low alloy steel bolting materials shall be hot dip and spun galvanised in accordance with ISO 1461 or ASTM A153 and the following requirements: 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. 3. c. d. HOT . The Manufacturer shall operate a Quality Assurance System (QAS) within his organization. these shall be submitted to ADMA-OPCO for approval. process/fabrication. which shall include provisions for the QA/QC of materials. The effectiveness of this quality system may be subject to monitoring by the Company or its representative and. which ensures that the requirements of this Specification are fully achieved. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . e. The Hot Dip and Spun Galvanised Process shall only be done by Manufacturers approved by ADMA-OPCO. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 5 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev.

2 The surface shall be allowed to dry before proceeding with further preparation and / or coating. d. All parts shall be protected between blasting and pickling processes. Blast cleaning shall not be performed if the surfaces to be blasted are wet.0 mils (7. oil and other surface contaminants to avoid poor adhesion of the coating to the substrate utilizing the following methods: a.1. clean. all parts shall be cleaned with compressed air and a suitable clean brush or vacuum to dislodge all grits media.2. or are less than 5 °F (2. 3. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . b.1 Cleaning 3. Each part shall be grit blasted before coating with 60 to 120 mesh virgin aluminium oxide grit at blast nozzle pressure of 40 – 80 psi (suction blaster) or 20 – 80 psi (pressure blaster) depending on base metal.4 µm). Blast cleaned parts shall not be touched with bare hands. All coating substrates shall be blasted to a white metal finish to achieve an anchor profile of 0. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 6 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev.2 For applying zinc coating thickness less than 35 µm. the blast media shall be used only once. 3. 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. Each part should then be cleaned again with solvent wipe (MEK) to remove any surface contaminates material.1. 3. the pickling requirements of subsection 3. b. High-pressure fresh water wash.2.2 Surface Preparation 3.1 Each part to be coated shall be thoroughly cleaned in accordance with the requirements of SSPC-SP1 to remove grease.1 Surface preparation processes must not damage machined surfaces. c. f. separate and recycle the blast media.8 – 25. 3. After blasting. or when the relative humidity of the air is greater than 90%. Steam cleaning with alkaline cleaners. 3.8 °C) above the dew point temperature.3 shall be applied. Unless that blast equipment is specifically designed to reclaim. Surface profile shall not exceed zinc coating thickness.3 – 1.3 For zinc coating thickness higher than 35 µm the bolting material surface should be grit blasted based on the following: a. e.2.

bolting material shall be dipped in a flux solution (30 % zinc ammonium chloride) at temperature around 65 – 80 Co. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 7 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev.3 Pickling 3.3.5 % as defined in ISO 752. 3.3 After zinc coating.3. 3.5 Hot-dipping 3. Note: The nuts shall be galvanised as blanks and then tapped oversize by an amount related to the coating thickness and thread pitch. 3.1 The clean bolting material shall be dipped into molten zinc (450 Co) in a perforated basket.2 Excessive pickling shall be avoided. bolting material shall be centrifuged or spun at high speed. 3. Such bolting material shall then be rinsed in cold running fresh water. The nut threads in the assembled joint shall be protected from corrosion by intimate contact with the sacrificial zinc coating on the bolt.5.4 Fluxing After water rinsing operation. 3.5. to throw off the surplus zinc to ensure a clean and uniform profile. 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . 3.2 The total of impurities in the molten zinc shall not exceed 1.1 All bolting material shall be dipped in hydrochloric acid at ambient temperature to remove any remaining rust and mill scale.5.

uniform and shall be free from nodules. INSPECTION AND TESTING 4.1 Samples for Testing Control samples for coating testing shall be taken randomly from each inspection lot in accordance with the following table: Number of Items in the lot Minimum No. Microscopic cross-section in accordance with ISO 1463. 4.3 Thickness and Weight Testing 4. the results shall be compared with the results from the gravimetric test method as per ISO 1460.2 The galvanized weight shall be determined by gravimetric test.3.0000 20 4.1 The galvanised coating thickness shall be determined by any of the following methods: a.201 to 10. Electromagnetic method.3. Magnetic thickness gauging in accordance with ISO 2178. or b.000 13 >10. The Galvanized coating shall be smooth.2 Visual Inspection The significant surfaces of the galvanized bolts shall be examined visually.200 8 3. of Items in the control sample 1 to 3 All 4 to 500 3 501 to 1200 5 1201 to 3. 4. in accordance with ISO 2808 In case of dispute. blisters or uncoated areas. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . 4. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 8 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev. or c. 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev.

and ADMA-OPCO SP-1000 requirements. studs and exposed surfaces of the nuts shall be in accordance with the following table: Threaded Bolts and Local Coating Min Mean Coating Min. 5.3 The minimum and mean coating thickness and weight on threaded bolts. 4. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . In case of non. The coating thickness and weights shall be as stated in subsection 4. re-testing shall be performed in accordance with ISO 1461. 4.3 above and conform to ISO 1461.4 Adhesion Testing Adhesion of coating to steel surfaces shall be evaluated by a cross-hatch or V-cut test in accordance with ASTM D3359. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 9 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev. 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. The actual tests methods to be used by the manufacturer shall be stated in the bid documents and approved by ADMA-OPCO. 4.conformance of the control samples with the above coating thickness or weight requirements. uniform and without any irregular surface. that shall also demonstrate complete adhesion of the galvanised coating to the threaded components. Studs diameter Weight Thickness Weight Thickness (D) mm g/m 2 µm g/m 2 µm D < 6 mm 145 20 180 25 6 mm< D < 20 mm 250 35 325 45 D > 20 mm 325 45 395 55 Note.3.5 Acceptance Criteria The Hot Dip and Spun Galvanised coating on the bolting material shall be smooth. The coating shall not exhibit any flaking or peeling during the adhesion test. or other suitable tests methods. SOUR SERVICE REQUIREMENTS Bolting material exposed directly to sour environment shall also be met the NACE MR0175.

Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 10 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . A-490. 65OC. c. All zinc coated bolts shall be coated after installations as per ADMA-OPCO painting manual MNL-01 PSN-510. 6. Facilities exposed to Min. both for atmospheric and submerged installations are given in the following table.1 The applications range & the use of hot-dip spun galvanised bolting materials as well as and their operating temperature limitations are given in the following table: Bolting Specification & Grade Application Operating Temp. Operating Temp L7M. 65OC ASTM A-325. Topside Facilities. Above this temperature Zinc becomes cathodic to steel and will promote corrosion of steel in a conductive environment. A-325M. Bolting Material Galvanized Steel Bolts Carbon Steel (all grades) Satisfactory Aluminium Not used Copper Alloys Not used Stainless Steels Not used Monel and High Nickel alloys Not used 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. APPLICATION OF GALVANISED BOLTS 6. b. Zinc used as galvanised coating for corrosion protection of steel is satisfactory up to 65OC. Topside Facilities. 6. B 16 Splash Zone. operating Temp. A-490M. L 43 and Onshore 65OC. 10. Blow-down conditions. – Alloy Steel low temperature 73OC. Structure connection Max. Operating Temp. Max. Max. material Limitation after Type applying zinc coating (a) Carbon Steel ASTM A 307 Grade B onshore Structural Max. Galvanized bolting should not be used for insulated flanges on pipe work operating at above 60OC.9 Low Alloy ASTM A 193 Grade B 7.2 The guidelines shall be adhered to (regarding to galvanic corrosion) selection and specifying of galvanised bolting for particular material. Submerged Zones and Onshore facilities ASTM A 320 Grade L7. Steel B 7M. operating Temp. Operating Temp. Notes: a. 65OC ISO 898 Class 8.8 .

Moreover. storage and handling of bolting materials shall as a minimum meet the requirements stipulated by ADMA – OPCO Specification SP – 1002. paper towelling prior to packing. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 11 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev. protection. identification. and to be wrapped by polywrap. 7. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . PACKING AND SHIPPING Packing. 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. The Zinc coated bolting material shall be protected against the weather conditions. preservation.

Test Methods for Measuring Adhesion by tape test SSPC Publications: SSPC-SP1. ISO 1463 Metallic and Oxide Coatings . NACE Publications: MR 0175 Sulfide Stress Cracking Resistant Metallic Materials for Oilfield Equipment. American Society For Testing And Material (ASTM) ASTM A153 Zinc Coating (Hot-Dip) on Iron and Steel Hardware ASTM D3359. Painting Manual. BP North Sea Bulletin Feb 1999.Magnetic method ISO 2808 Paints and Varnishes . represent part of this Standard.Measurement of Coating Thickness- Microscopic Method. ISO 2178 Non-magnetic coatings on magnetic substrates . MNL-01. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 .Determination of Film Thickness ISO 10474 Steel and steel products – Inspection documents. 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. the latest edition of the Standard Engineering Documents listed below shall to the extent specified herein. ADMA-OPCO Documents SP-1000 Specification for Materials for Sour Service. Solvent Cleaning. APPENDIX – A REFERENCED DOCUMENTS Unless otherwise specified. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 12 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev.Measurement of coating thickness . ISO 1461 Hot dip galvanised coatings on fabricated iron and steel articles –Specification and test methods. Topsides Bolting Corrosion Protection Survey. STD–125 Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment to API Spec 6A CP-102 Third Party inspection and certification requirement for new equipment and material in manufacturer SP – 1002 Preservation of new materials & equipment BP Group Recommended Practices for Engineering Paul Badelek and Dave Moore. International Organisation for Standards (ISO) ISO 752 Zinc Ingots ISO 1460 Metallic coatings – Hot dip coatings on ferrous materials – Gravimetric determination of the mass per unit area.

: American Society for Testing and Material. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 13 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . : Non . : International Organisation for Standardisation ITP. : Inspection and Test Plan MPI. : Inside Diameter IQI. ASTM. : Quality Control TPA. : Quality Assurance System QC. APPENDIX . : Third Party Agency 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. : Outside Diameter QA.: Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company ASME. : Quality Assurance QAS. : American Society for Mechanical Engineers. : British Standards H2S. : Hydrogen Sulphide ID. : Image Quality Indicator ISO.Destructive Test. OD. : magnetic Particle Inspection. NDT.B ABBREVIATIONS ADMA-OPCO. BS.

: Refers only to ADMA-OPCO or its nominated representative. Quality Assurance. Date Description / Text Affected ADMA-OPCO SP-1015 PAGE 14 ADMA-OPCO/SEF/008 Rev. : The Third Party inspection organization appointed by ADMA-OPCO. : Inspection & test plan prepared by the Manufacturer reviewed and approved by ADMA-OPCO highlighting the principal hold and witnessing points during the production of line pipe. Galvanic Corrosion : Galvanic Corrosion is occurring due to intimate contact between dissimilar metals in a conductive environment. : The named Manufacturer in the ADMA-OPCO Purchase Order. Representative. to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will be fit for its intended purpose. Quality System. Quality Manual. The term "Manufacturer" as used in this Standard includes all Manufacturers and sub-suppliers of equipment covered by this Standard. : The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company Manufacturer. resources and events that together provide organized procedures and methods of implementation to ensure the capability of the organization to meet quality requirements. APPENDIX .e. 1 12-02 Major Revision to introduce Zinc Coated Bolting instead of PTFE coated bolting Rev. : All those planned and systematic actions (QA) necessary to ensure quality i. ADMA-OPCO. : A document prepared by the Manufacturer setting out the specific quality practices. : The structure organization. procedures and practices manufacturing organization. Quality Plan. 0 Sheet 1 of 1 . resources and activities relevant to a particular project.C DEFINITIONS Purchaser. activities. : A document setting out the general quality policies. ITP. responsibilities.