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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.  GENERAL ............................................................................................................................................................... 3 
1.1  INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................................................. 3 
1.2  PURPOSE ..................................................................................................................................................................... 3 
1.3  DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................................................................................ 3 
1.4  SITE CONDITIONS .......................................................................................................................................................... 3 
2.  CODES AND STANDARDS ....................................................................................................................................... 4 

3.  REFERENCE DOCUMENTS ...................................................................................................................................... 5 

4.  DOCUMENT PRECEDENCE ...................................................................................................................................... 6 

5.  SPECIFICATION DEVIATION/CONCESSION CONTROL .............................................................................................. 6 

6.  QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL ............................................................................................................. 6 

7.  VALVE TYPES AND SELECTION ................................................................................................................................ 7 

8.  DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE ................................................................................................................................ 7 
8.1  VALVE OPERATION ........................................................................................................................................................ 8 
8.2  MANUAL GEAR OPERATORS FOR VALVES ........................................................................................................................... 9 
8.3  MOTORIZED/ACTUATED VALVES ...................................................................................................................................... 9 
8.4  BY‐PASS AND DRAIN CONNECTIONS .................................................................................................................................. 9 
9.  MATERIALS ........................................................................................................................................................... 9 
9.1  SOUR SERVICE ............................................................................................................................................................ 10 
10.  INSPECTION AND TESTING ............................................................................................................................... 11 
10.1  NON DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION (NDE) FOR VALVE CASTINGS .......................................................................................... 11 
10.2  NON DESTRUCTIVE EXAMINATION (NDE) FOR VALVE FORGINGS ......................................................................................... 11 
10.3  INSPECTION AND TESTING ............................................................................................................................................. 12 
11.  POSITIVE MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION (PMI) ..................................................................................................... 12 

12.  DOCUMENTATION (VENDOR DATA REQUIREMENTS) ....................................................................................... 12 

13.  MARKING ........................................................................................................................................................ 13 

14.  PAINTING ........................................................................................................................................................ 13 

15.  SPARE PARTS ................................................................................................................................................... 13 

16.  PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT ......................................................................................................................... 13 
16.1  PACKAGING AND SHIPPING ........................................................................................................................................... 13 
16.2  PRESERVATION AND STORAGE ....................................................................................................................................... 14 
16.3  END PROTECTION ....................................................................................................................................................... 14 
17.  SPECIAL TOOLS ................................................................................................................................................ 14 

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1. GENERAL

1.1 Introduction
This specification describes the minimum requirements for the supply of Globe Valves as detailed
below for the ABU DHABI GAS INDUSTRIES LTD. (GASCO) facilities. This specification shall be
read in conjunction with material requisition, data sheet, stock code description (if any) and the
relevant codes and standards referred herein.

1.2 Purpose
This specification gives minimum requirements for the design, manufacture, testing, and supply of
Globe Valves as per BS 1873 & BSI EN ISO 15761.

1.3 Definitions
Where used in this specification, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below
unless otherwise clearly indicated by context of their use.
COMPANY – ABU DHABI GAS INDUSTRIES LTD. (GASCO)
CONCESSION REQUEST – A deviation requested by the CONTRACTOR or VENDOR, usually
after receiving the contract package or purchase order. Often, it refers to an authorization to use,
repair, recondition, reclaim, or release materials, components or equipment already in progress or
completely manufactured but which does not meet or comply with COMPANY requirements. A
CONCESSION REQUEST is subject to COMPANY approval.
CONTRACTOR – The party(s) which carries out all or part of the design, engineering, procurement,
construction, commissioning or management of the PROJECT.
PROJECT – (To be defined)
DRAWINGS – Drawings provided by the CONTRACTOR/VENDOR.
MANUFACTURER/VENDORS/SUPPLIER – The party(s) which manufactures and/or supplies the
material/equipment, and provides technical documents/drawings and services to perform the duties
specified by COMPANY/CONTRACTOR.
SUBCONTRACTOR/SUBVENDOR – The party(s) which carries out all or part of the design,
procurement, installation and testing of the System(s) as specified by the
SUBCONTRACTOR/VENDOR.
SHALL and SHOULD - The word ‘Shall’ is to be understood as a mandatory and the word ‘Should’
as strongly recommended to comply with the requirements of this document

1.4 Site Conditions


Site conditions shall be in accordance with DGS 00-001 “Basic Engineering Design Data”.

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2. CODES AND STANDARDS


The following codes and standards, to the extent specified herein, form a part of this specification.
When an edition date is not indicated for a code or standard, the latest edition in force at the time of
contract award shall apply.

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS (ASME)


ASME B16.10 Face-to-Face and End-to-End Dimensions of Valves
ASME B16.25 Butt Welding Ends
ASME B16.34 Valves – Flanged, Threaded and Welding Valves
ASME B16.47 Large Diameter Flanges NPS 26 through NPS 60
ASME B16.5 Pipe Flanges and Flanged Fittings NPS 1/2 through NPS 24
ASME B31.3 Process Piping
ASME Section V Nondestructive Examination

AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE (API)


API SPEC 6D Specification for Pipeline Valves
API SPEC 6FA Specification for Fire Test for Valves
API STD 598 Valve Inspection and Test

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS (ASTM)


ASTM A 105 / A 105M Standard Specification for Carbon Steel forgings for Piping
Applications
ASTM A 181 / A 181M Standard Specification for Carbon Steel forgings for General Purpose
Piping
ASTM A 182 / A 182M Standard Specification for Forged or Rolled Alloy and Stainless Steel
Pipe Flanges, Forged Fittings, and Valves and Parts for High-
Temperature Service
ASTM A 216 / A 216M Standard Specification for Steel Castings, carbon, suitable for fusion
welding, for high temperature service

ASTM A 350 / A 350M Standard Specification for Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Forgings,
Requiring Notch Toughness Testing for Piping Components
ASTM A 351 / A 351M Standard Specification for Castings, Austenitic, for Pressure-
Containing Parts
ASTM A 352 / A 352M Standard Specification for Steel Castings, Ferritic and Martensitic, for
Pressure-Containing Parts, Suitable for Low-Temperature Service
ASTM A 388 / A 388M Standard Practice for Ultrasonic Examination of Steel Forgings
ASTM A 479 / A 479M Standard Specification for Stainless Steel Bars and Shapes for Use in
Boilers and Other Pressure Vessels
ASTM E 165 / E 165M Standard Practice for Liquid Penetrant Examination for General
Industry
ASTM E 709 Standard Guide for Magnetic Particle Testing

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INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ORGANIZATION (ISO)


ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems – Requirements
ISO 9004 Managing for the sustained success of an organization - A quality
management approach

MANUFACTURERS STANDARDIZATION SOCIETY OF VALVE AND FITTINGS INDUSTRY (MSS)


MSS SP-6 Standard Finishes for Contact Faces of Pipe Flanges and Connecting
end Flanges of Valves and Fittings
MSS SP-25 Standard Marking System for Valves, Fittings, Flanges and Unions
MSS SP-61 Pressure Testing of Valves
MSS SP-44 Steel Pipeline Flanges
MSS SP-45 Bypass and Drain Connections
MSS SP 80 Bronze Gate, Globe, Angle and Check Valves

BRITISH STANDARDS INSTITUTE (BSI)


BS 1873 Steel Globe and Globe Stop and Check Valves (Flanged and Butt-
Welding Ends)
BS 6364 Valves for Cryogenic Service
BS EN 10204 Metallic products – Types of Inspection Documents
BS EN ISO 10497 Testing of Valves – Fire Type Testing Requirement
BS EN ISO 15156 – 1/2/3 Materials for Use in H2S containing Environments in Oil and Gas
Production
BS EN ISO 15761 Steel Gate, Globe and Check Valves for sizes DN100 and Smaller
BS EN ISO 5210 Industrial valves – Multi turn Actuator attachments
BS EN ISO 5211 Industrial valves – Part turn Actuator attachments
BS EN 12266-1&2 Industrial Valves-Testing of metallic valves. Pressure Tests, Test
Procedures & Acceptance Criteria, Mandatory & Supplementary
Requirements.

3. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
The following reference documents, to the extent specified herein, form a part of this specification.
When an edition date is not indicate for a document, the latest edition in force at the time of the
project execution shall apply.
Design General Specifications:
DGS 00-001 Basic Engineering Design Data
DGS 0000-001 Positive Material Identification of Equipment and Piping
DGS 0000-002 Material for Sour Environment
DGS 0000-003 Minimum Shop Inspection and Certification Requirements

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DGS 0000-004 Criticality Rating System


DGS 1300-010 Piping Systems (Piping Classes)
DGS 1300-030 Process & Utility Field – Shop Pressure testing
DGS 1541-001 Control Valves
DGS 1543-001 Motor Operated Valve
DGS 6300-001 Welding and NDE of Piping System
DGS 6300-003 Welding And NDE Of Pressure Vessels And Heat Exchangers
DGS 6600-010 Painting Specification Part A (Painting of New Metallic Structure
DGS 6710-001 Preservation and Export Packing

4. DOCUMENT PRECEDENCE
It shall be the CONTRACTOR, MANUFACTURER, or VENDOR’S responsibility to be
knowledgeable of the requirements of the referenced Codes and Standards.
The VENDOR shall notify the CONTRACTOR of any apparent conflict between this specification,
the related data sheets, the Codes and Standards and any other specifications noted herein.
Resolution and/or interpretation precedence shall be obtained from the COMPANY in writing before
proceeding with the design/manufacture.
In cases of conflict, the order of precedence shall be:
 Data sheets.
 Project Specification.
 Design General Specifications.
 Industry Codes and Standards

5. SPECIFICATION DEVIATION/CONCESSION CONTROL


Deviations from this specification are only acceptable where the MANUFACTURER has listed in his
quotation the requirements he cannot, nor does not wish to comply with, and the
COMPANY/CONTRACTOR has accepted in writing the deviations before the order is placed.
In the absence of a list of deviations, it will be assumed that the MANUFACTURER complies fully
with this specification.
Any technical deviations to the Purchase Order and its attachments, such as, the Data Sheets and
Narrative Specifications shall be obtained by the CONTRACTOR only through CONCESSION
REQUEST format. CONCESSION REQUESTS require the COMPANY’S review/approval prior to
the changes being implemented. Technical changes implemented prior to COMPANY approval are
subject to rejection.

6. QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL


Unless otherwise agreed with CONTRACTOR, the VENDORS’S Quality System shall fully satisfy
all the elements of ISO 9001 “Quality Management Systems – Requirements” and ISO 9004
“Managing for the sustained success of an organization - A quality management approach”.
To ensure that all work is being performed consistently and accurately and to the requirements of
the Project Specifications, the VENDOR shall have in effect at all times, a QA program, which

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clearly establishes the authority and responsibilities of those responsible for the quality system.
Persons performing quality functions shall have sufficient and well-defined authority to enforce
quality requirements that they initiate or identify and to recommend and provide solutions for quality
problems and thereafter verify the effectiveness of the corrective action.
Quality Systems and Quality Control requirements shall be identified and included in the
CONTRACTOR’S Purchase documentation. Based on these requirements the VENDOR will
develop a QA/QC program which shall be submitted to the CONTRACTOR for review and
concurrence. The VENDOR’S QA/QC program shall extend to SUBCONTRACTORS and / or
SUBSUPPLIERS.
COMPANY / CONTRACTOR reserves the right to inspect materials and workmanship standards at
all stages of manufacture and to witness any or all tests. The VENDOR / SUPPLIER, 30 days after
award but prior to the pre-inspection meeting, shall provide the CONTRACTOR with a copy of its
Manufacturing and Inspection Plan for review and inclusion of any mandatory COMPANY /
CONTRACTOR witness or hold points.

7. VALVE TYPES AND SELECTION


 Valves in Sour Service shall be flanged or butt welded as identified in the respective Pipe
Material Class. For Non Sour / toxic services, valves ½” to 1-1/2” shall be socket welded for
Pipe Classes up to and including 600#
 Valves shall be used for throttling flow, and shall not be used as the primary shut-off valve
because of the large pressure drop.
 Valves shall not be specified in sizes over NPS 12 for ASME 150# to 600# piping classes
without approval by COMPANY. For these applications, Butterfly Valves are preferred in sizes
over NPS 12. For ASME 900# piping classes, Flanged Globe Valves shall be used for throttling
valves.
 In control valves manifold the By-pass valve will normally be globe valves if smaller or equal to
6”.
 Refrigeration block valves shall be globe valves in all cases
 Where Blow-Down valves are specified in the P&IDs they shall in all cases be angle body or Y-
pattern globe valves
Size Type
1/2” to 1-1/2” Piston/plug type, OS&Y, Bolted: Bonnet BSI EN ISO 15761
2” to 12” plug type, OS&Y, Bolted Bonnet: BS 1873

8. DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE


 Unless otherwise specified, design and manufacturing shall be in accordance with BSI EN ISO
15761 for valves 1/2” to 1-1/2” for classes 800 and BS 1873 for 2” to 12” for classes 150 to
2500 shall be used
 Valve shall comply with additional requirement of Shell MESC SPE 77/104 specification
 The minimum body wall thickness for various materials shall be as per ASME B16.34 for
various classes or shall be calculated to substantiate that the wall thickness to be sufficient for
the appropriate class. The wall thickness shall not be less than minimum requirements of
ASME B16.34.
 CONTRACTOR shall specify the valve type in the data sheet as per piping material class with
body configuration and end connection details.
 P&ID’s shall be referred to capture globe valve special requirements indicated to achieve

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throttling needs.
 Face to face and end to end dimension of globe valves shall be in accordance with ASME
B16.10.
 End flange dimensions
- 24” and smaller ASME B16.5
- 26” and larger ASME B16.47 Series A (MSS SP-44)
 Flange facing finish machining shall be In accordance with ASME B16.5.
 Body-bonnet Gasket: Oval ring joint shall be used when ring joint is specified for connecting
flanges.
 All carbon steel forgings shall be normalized.
 Valve seat rings either shall be integral or fully welded for corrosion resistant valves.
 Removable seats shall be positively secured against loosening.
 Trim of all steam/gas service valves shall be stellited
 Valves shall be with fire safe design and shall be certified to API SPEC 6FA / BS EN ISO 10497
 Valve plug/piton shall be non-integral with the stem however the disc-to-stem design shall be
such that the disc cannot become detached from the stem as a result of vibration emanating
from either flow through the valve or attached piping movement.
 Conversion of flanged end to a butt-welding end is not permitted. All flanged valves including
forged valves shall have integral flanges. Flanged valves with welded-on flanges shall not be
permitted
 Valve data sheets shall be prepared by the CONTRACTOR and submitted to COMPANY for
review and approval.
 Valve of 250 Kg and higher shall be provided with lifting points. Their design and position shall
be agreed with the principal.

8.1 Valve Operation


All globe valves shall be capable of being locked with chains and padlocks, in the fully open and
fully closed positions.
The hand wheel of all sizes of valves shall be of ductile or iron or forged steel. Hand wheel
fabricated from metal sheet shall not be acceptable.
All hand wheels including those on gear operators shall be permanently marked “open” or “close”
with an arrow indicating the direction of arrow.

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8.2 Manual Gear Operators for Valves


Valves shall normally be actuated by gear operators in the following valve sizes:

MANUAL GEAR OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS FOR VALVES

ASME Rating Size Range (NPS)

150 8
300
600 6
900
1500
4
2500

Notes:
 Gear operator shall be supplied complete with hand wheel and position indicator
 Gear operator shall be designed and installed so that normal valve operation is not impaired
 Gear operators shall be fully enclosed type designed to bolt on valve yoke and should be field
mountable, weather proof type, packed with the suitable lubricant. Gear boxes shall be fitted
with easily accessible grease fitting to enable the lubricant to be renewed while the valve is in
service. The supplier’s valve data book shall include the name and Type of lubricant used.

8.3 Motorized/Actuated Valves


 Actuated valves shall be in accordance with DGS 1541-001 & DGS 1543-001
 Valve body and actuator assembly shall be under valve supplier’s responsibility
 Gear or actuator to valve assembly shall conform to ISO 5211

8.4 By-pass and Drain Connections


When specified, a by-pass and drain connections shall be furnished in accordance with MSS SP 45
Valves specified, to be drilled and tapped for drain connections, body cavity vents etc. shall be
supplied with the tapped holes fitted with solid, square head pipe plugs of the same material as the
valve body, in accordance with ASME B16.34.

9. MATERIALS
Valve metallurgy shall be fully compatible to the associated piping class and fluid(s) handled,
service conditions and chemical analysis of the fluid handled shall be specified in the data sheet.
All metallurgical requirements, specifically body and trim with the type of seats shall be specified in
the data sheet.

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9.1 Sour Service


Valves in sour services shall conform to the requirement of DGS 0000-002 & BS EN ISO 15156 -
1/2/3. If chlorides are present in the process fluid, in addition to H2S, following shall be adopted:

Material

Service Sour with Chlorides Cryogenic

Valve components

Body/Bonnet ASTM A 105N / ASTM A 216 – ASTM A 182 F316/F316L


WCB, WCC / ASTM A 350-LF2 or dual grade or A351 CF8M
ASTM A 352-LCC

Shaft & pins Inconel 718 UNS No.7718 ASTM A479 X M19

(See note-1)

Body Seat Inconel 625 overlay Stellite 6 or 21

Piston/Plug seal ring Inconel 625 316 SS

Laminated Inconel 625 w/graphite Laminated 316 SS /Graphite

Seat Retainer ring Inconel 625 SS 316

Gasket Inconel625/Graphite 316 SS/ Graphite

Notes:
1. Piston/Plug shall be solid Inconel 625 for sizes 8” and smaller. Larger sizes, above 8” shall be
of NACE material with 3 mm (final finish thickness) overlay of Inconel 625. This shall comply
with requirement as per DGS 0000-002
2. Where weld overlay is specified (e.g. Inconel 625), Contact surfaces shall be overlaid as per
DGS 6300-003 “Welding and NDE of Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers”. Minimum
overlay thickness shall be 3mm.
3. Since tendency to generate galling between the mating surfaces depend on the properties of
the metal, service and external conditions like valve operating load & speed, CONTRACTOR/
VENDOR may propose different material combinations (e.g. Inconel 718 & 625 etc.) to reduce
galling tendency based on his experience / study showing the galling effect reduction for the
proposed materials.
4. SUPPLIER shall confirm the long term suitability of valve materials for the intended service and
fluid handled.
5. All forged carbon steel shall be normalized.
6. All austenitic SS shall be furnished in the solution heat treated condition and free of subsequent
cold work

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10. INSPECTION AND TESTING

10.1 Non Destructive Examination (NDE) for Valve Castings


Class 1 NDE shall be 100 % visual examination of all castings. In addition, either 100 % dye
penetrant examination or 100 % magnetic particle inspection (dependent on material
type) and radiographic examination of all critical areas as defined in Section 8.3 of
ASME B16.34 for 25% of the castings with minimum two bodies per size and rating and
heat number.
Class 2 NDE shall be 100 % visual examination of all castings. In addition, either 100 % dye
penetrant examination or 100 % magnetic particle inspection (dependent on material
type) and Radiographic Examination of all critical areas only of 10 % of the castings of
each size and rating and heat number (minimum one). If there is any rejection
additional 10% sample from the same size and foundry shall be subjected RT. Any
rejection on this shall call for 100% RT of castings.
Class 3 NDE shall be 100 % visual examination of all castings. In addition, either 100 percent
dye penetrant examination or 100 percent magnetic particle inspection (dependent on
material type) shall be carried out. Other examination as per SUPPLIER standard
procedure shall be submitted with bid.
The NDE procedures and acceptance standards shall be as per ASME B16.34, relevant
appendixes as below:
 Radiography Procedure & Acceptance Standards: ASME B16.34, Mandatory Appendix-I
 Dye Penetrant Examination Procedure : ASTM E165 & Acceptance as per ASME B16.34,
Mandatory Appendix III -2
 Magnetic Particle Inspection Procedure: ASTM E 709 & Acceptance as per ASME B16.34,
Mandatory Appendix II – 2
Valve Castings Non Destructive Examination Requirements

DESCRIPTION CLASS OF NDE

1 2 3
150 lbs. X
300 lbs. up to 16” X
300 lbs. 18” and above X
600 lbs. (all diameters) X

10.2 Non Destructive Examination (NDE) for Valve Forgings


1. 100 % visual examination
2. Valve forgings shall be examined by magnetic particle method inspection procedure and
acceptance criteria shall be as per ASME B16.34.
3. Ultrasonic tests
Forgings of rating 600 lbs. and above with weight exceeding 500 kg (Note.1) and thickness more
than 50mm shall completely undergo Ultrasonic Testing to ASTM A388 with acceptance criteria as
per ASME B16.34
Note 1: Unit weight of parts of valves to undergo Ultrasonic Testing (rough or machined).

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10.3 Inspection and Testing


Unless additional inspection is specified in the material requisition, inspection and test shall be in
accordance with API 598.
Any seal that leaked during testing shall be replaced with new material following thorough drying of
the packing cavity. Shell and seat hydrostatic testing shall be repeated for these valves.
The chloride content of the test fluid shall not exceed 50 ppm weight. The chloride content shall not
exceed 30 ppm for stainless steel. Entire procedure and quality of test medium shall comply with
the requirements of DGS 1300-030
Following testing, all components, especially valve body cavities are to be thoroughly dried prior to
preparation for packing and shipping.
Valves used in cryogenic service shall be tested as per BS 6364 standard.

11. POSITIVE MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION (PMI)


Positive Material Identification (PMI) shall be performed on low alloy and high alloy basic materials
in accordance with DGS 0000-001
PMI is not required for any part supported by BS EN 10204 Type 3.2 certificates. For all other trim
parts PMI is required.

12. DOCUMENTATION (VENDOR DATA REQUIREMENTS)


The Material Requisition defines the documentation to be delivered by the SUPPLIER. The final
documentation shall clearly mention SUPPLIER’S name, Project identification and Purchase Order
or Material Requisition Number.
The documentation listed below is the minimum expected to be provided by the SUPPLIER:
 VENDOR documentation / literature
 Valve dimensions, layouts and details
 Valve assembly drawings with key parts list
 Two years recommended spare parts list and commissioning spare parts
 Details of weld assemblies (if any)
 Special tools (if required
 Inspection and Test records
 Installation, Operation and Maintenance manual
 Material Certificates. The type certificates shall conform to BS EN 10204 and shall be as
follows:
- Type 3.2 - for body/bonnet, disc and stem material
- Type 2.2 - for all other metallic parts in contact with fluid and for bolting assembly
- Type 2.1 - for all other parts
 Test Certificates
- Type 3.1- for body/bonnet material

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13. MARKING
Marking of valve shall also conform to the requirements of the Material Requisition.
As a minimum valve marking shall include:-
 Identification of the body liner material,
 Class rating and nominal size (marked on the valve body)
 Year of manufacture (marked on the identification plate)
 MANUFACTURER’S name or trade mark
 Marking shall conform to MSS SP-25
 CONTRACTOR’S stock code stamped on a metal tag securely wired to the body and hand
wheel of gear operated valves. Any hand wheel or lever packaged separately from the valve
shall have a second tag with same information.
 Body castings and forgings shall have the heat number and heat treatment batch cast in the
material.
 In case of complementary information printed on the valve, paint or ink to be used shall not
contain any harmful metal, or metal salts, such as zinc, lead, sulfur or copper which could
cause corrosive attack on heating.
 One more name plate shall be supplied for insulated valves

14. PAINTING
Painting shall be as per DGS 6600-010
 Carbon steel, low alloy steel and ductile iron surfaces shall be delivered to site shop primed.
 All surfaces to be painted shall be thoroughly cleaned in order to remove oil, grease and
contaminants by means of hot water with specific detergent.
 Cleaned surfaces shall be dried.
 Machined surfaces and threaded parts shall be protected against blasting media contamination.
 Prior to apply the painting, material surfaces to be painted shall be blast cleaning to as 2.5 and
shall have an anchor profile of 30-50 µm (total anchor profile measured peak to valley) Carbon
steel, low alloy steel, and ductile iron surfaces (including wheels and lever) shall be painted 75
µm of inorganic ethyl zinc silicate. Special care shall be made to the dry film thickness not less
than 60 µm.
 Stainless steel shall be delivered with SUPPLIER’S temporary protection.

15. SPARE PARTS


CONTRACTOR shall supply all spare parts for valves required for commissioning and shall
recommend and quote separately spares for two years of normal operation.

16. PREPARATION FOR SHIPMENT

16.1 Packaging and Shipping


Preparation for shipment shall be in accordance with the DGS 6710-001. VENDOR shall be solely
responsible for the adequacy of the preparation for shipment provisions with respect to materials
and to provide valves at the destination in “ex-works” condition when handled by commercial
carriers.

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Preparation for shipment and packing will be subject to inspection and rejection by COMPANY'S /
CONTRACTOR’S inspectors. All costs occasioned by such rejection shall be to the account of the
VENDOR.
After inspection and test, valves shall be completely free of water and dry before start of
preparation for shipment.
All valves shall be packed in closed position. When globe valves have any internal blocks or
packing to prevent the disc movement/pressure/rubbing against soft seats during shipment, this
fact must be stated on a large, bright red, warning tag, securely and prominently attached to each
valve so protected. Spare parts shall be completely boxed and identified by stock number and
marked with CONTRACTOR’S order number, tag number, and weight, both inside and outside of
each individual package or container. A bill of material shall be enclosed in each package or
container of parts.
Valves shipped with mounted actuators shall be packaged in a manner that will prevent damage
while in transit.

16.2 Preservation and Storage


Materials shall be protected to withstand ocean transit and extended period of storage at the jobsite
for a minimum period of 18 months. Equipment shall be protected to safeguard against all adverse
environments, such as: humidity, moisture, rain, dust, dirt, sand, mud, salt air, salt spray, and
seawater.
All material shall be preserved and export packed in accordance with DGS 6710-001 taking into
consideration of the following.
Exposed finished and machined surfaces, including bolting, shall be given a coating of rust
inhibiting compound. Internal metal surfaces shall be sprayed or coated with a suitable rust
preventative prior to shipment. Openings shall be suitably tagged to indicate the rust preventative
applied.
All threaded parts shall be protected with grease.
Machined surfaces shall be coated with a removable varnish or protected with grease. Rust
preventive shall not be detrimental to welding.

16.3 End Protection


Butt welding ends shall have wood or plastic cap cover bolted or wired
Flanged openings shall be protected with metal or wooden cover plates to prevent damage during
shipment. Covers shall be a minimum of 6 mm thick for metal covers and 12mm thick for wooden
covers and shall be installed with a full-size gasket using a minimum of 4 full diameter bolts. Large
diameter flanges will require enough full diameter bolts to seat the cover all around. The cover and
flange shall be taped for waterproof protection
Protection shall be of such design that the valve cannot be installed without complete removal of
the protective device.

17. SPECIAL TOOLS


SUPPLIER shall furnish special tools and appurtenance necessary for the installation, maintenance
and/or operation of valves covered by this specification, if any.

DGS 1310-015 REV 0