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Client Name : BASF India Limited Specification G3IR-1000-55-SP-9001

Project Name : Project GIR Date 12 Apr 2012

Project Number: G3IR Page 13 of 16

Painting ( Protective Coating )

Intercoat contamination shall be minimized by maintaining proper cleanliness and by applying all coatings within the
time period stated in the APPLICATION DATA. If contaminants are present, they shall be removed before applying
subsequent coats.


9.1. Repairs to primed, finish painted surfaces shall be as follows:

 Damaged coatings shall be removed unless they are tightly bonded to the substrate metal. The surface
shall be wiped with a clean rag to remove all dust and loose materials. If there is any oil, grease or other
foreign matter, it shall be washed with water based non-ionic, biodegradable detergent followed by further
rinsing with potable water to remove all traces of the detergent. The surface shall then be dried.

 Products used for repair of defects and damages shall be supplied by the same paint manufacturer of the
original paint system.

 Areas with spot rust, burnt residue, weld spatter and other solid adherent foreign matter shall be cleaned
per SSPC-SP11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, using 3M ScotchBrite surface conditioning discs.

 Existing coating shall be feathered and roughened at the edges with sandpaper or rotary discing.

 All dust shall be removed from the surface by vacuuming, brushing and wiping with a clean cloth.

 Repair materials shall be as follows:

1. Modified epoxy for operating temperatures ambient through 120°C.

2. Silicone acrylic for operating temperatures 121°C through 260°C.

3. Silicone aluminum for operating temperatures 260°C through 480°C.

4. Any repair shall be performed according to the instructions listed in the PDS (product data sheet)
published by the paint manufacturer.

 Primer repair material shall not overlap the existing adjacent finish. However, the finish repair material
shall overlap the adjacent existing finish a minimum of two inches.


10.1. Documentation

The SUPPLIER and CONTRACTOR are solely responsible for all QA/QC activities regardless of any QA/QC
activities performed by FLUOR. The SUPPLIER and CONTRACTOR shall maintain documentation to
comply with the guidelines of ASTM D3276 with the exception that the Inspection Checklist in the Appendix
shall be considered mandatory. Inspection shall also comply with the following additional requirements. Any
approvals for products and procedures submitted by the SUPPLIER and CONTRACTOR shall be considered
additional to the requirements stated in the specification and shall not be considered as a substitution to the
requirements of this specification.

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All QA/QC documentation for work performed shall be made available to FLUOR on demand and without
notice. If the SUPPLIER and CONTRACTOR are unable to produce the QA/QC documentation to the
satisfaction of FLUOR, such absence of documentation shall be sufficient cause for FLUOR to reject the work

When work is completed, SUPPLIER shall prepare a final report including the following data: surface
preparation characteristics, Trade name and characteristics of each paint system applied, Sequence of the coats
applied for each paint system, Atmospheric and thermo-hygrometric conditions, inspections and tests
performed and the relevant results, including final acceptance reports; Repairs, if any and corrective actions

FLUOR's review (or lack thereof) of quality control documents shall not be construed as acceptance of
omissions or defective work. Nor shall it in any way lessen the SUPPLIER's responsibilities to provide a
completely operative system or component in full compliance with this specification.

10.2. Instruments

The SUPPLIER and CONTRACTOR shall supply, calibrate and maintain the following instruments for
inspection. Alternate instruments may be approved by the ENGINEER.

Temperature and Humidity Gardner Certified Hygrometer and Temperature Indicator

Surface cleanliness SSPC-Vis 1 or NACE blast cleaned panels
Surface profile Elcometer surface profile gauge (Model 123), Keane-Tator Surface
Profile Comparator or Testex Press-O-Film
Wet Film Thickness Elcometer Model 154 or Nordson Wet Film Thickness Gauge
Dry Film Thickness Elcometer Inspector Model 111 or Mikrotest Dry Film Thickness
Gauge, Elcometer Paint Inspection Gauge Model 121 (required for
inspection of multiple coats)
Bond or adhesion strength Elcometer Adhesion Tester Model 106

10.3. Minimum Inspection Required Prior To and During Surface Preparation

Verify that nearby inlets of air intake and vacuum systems equipment are properly protected before initiation of
blast cleaning operations.

Verify that items requiring protection from abrasives and dust are properly protected.

Verify that the surface temperature is 5°C above the dew point and rain is not forecasted within the scheduled
painting time plus 24 hours.

Check abrasive quality, air quality and surface profile.

Verify that cleaned surfaces are free of contamination.

10.4. Minimum Inspection Required Prior To Painting

Verify that the storage, shelf life, mixing, thinning and application of primers and finishes are in accordance

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All surfaces shall be visually inspected to assure that the proper surface conditions necessary for painting exist.

Document the temperature, humidity and substrate surface temperature.

Verify that surfaces not to be coated are masked off or otherwise protected prior to painting of adjacent
surfaces. Stainless steel must be protected from zinc and aluminum rich coatings.

10.5. Minimum Inspection Required During Painting

Verify that the recoating time is in accordance with the APPLICATION DATA.

Verify that the paint materials are applied within the shelf life and pot life.

Verify that the materials are properly strained and mixed in the recommended order and that the reaction time
as necessary was allowed.

Verify that the moisture and oil filters, of the air lines, are functioning properly.

Check for initial mist pass of the coating to avoid bubbling.

Check for criss-cross spray pattern to assure proper film buildup.

Check for proper atomization and avoid dry spray.

Verify the wet film thickness of primer and finish coats. The wet film shall be uniform without runs or sags.

10.6. Minimum Inspection Required After Painting

Verify that the paint film is free of defects. The painted surface shall be free of blisters, bubbles, craters, sags,
runs, dry spray, lap marks and unnecessary brush marks.

Verify the bond strength of primer and finish coats. The adhesive bond between the substrate and the prime
coat (except silicone aluminum) shall be at least equal to or better than Grades 4A and 4B when tested per
ASTM D3359 Standard Test Method for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test. The number of tests shall be at
least TEN (10) for each batch of bulk items and FIVE (5) for each piece of equipment at random locations
selected by the ENGINEER. In case of failure, the number of tests shall be increased to the level approved by

Verify that all masking tape has been removed.

Verify that the coating is cured as specified in the APPLICATION DATA. Cure of catalyzed materials may be
determined by exposure to a suitable solvent as recommended by the coating manufacturer. Inorganic zinc
primers may be tested for cure by burnishing the surface with a dull metal object such as a coin or paper clip
and/or testing by exposure to a suitable solvent as noted above.

Nondestructive dry film thickness gauges shall be calibrated in accordance with the gauge manufacturer's
instructions at the beginning of each day. Type I (magnetic pull-off) gauges shall be calibrated using Certified
Coating Thickness Calibration Standard of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Type II
(magnetic flux) gauges shall be calibrated by using plastic shim standards supplied by the gauge manufacturer.

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The DFT measurement of each layer of coating at any given spot shall be within the minimum and maximum
values specified for the individual coating layer of the coating system. The number of nondestructive DFT
measurements shall be at least five per item or at the following rate whichever is higher.

 Pipe and Structural steel: 1 for each 20 lineal feet

 Equipment (except tanks): 1 for each 100 ft2
 Tanks: 5 for each 1000 ft2

The ENGINEER may require thickness measurement of individual coats of a multi-coat system. Such
destructive measurements of coating thickness shall be performed by the SUPPLIER and CONTRACTOR
when directed by the ENGINEER.

10.7. Certification of Personnel

All personnel involved in the inspection process defined above shall be NACE Level 3 or FROSIO Certified,
and shall have adequate experience.


Refer Attachment 02 “Paint Materials for Client Approval”.


Attachment 01 Primers and Finishes & Painting Schedule

Attachment 02 Paint Materials for Client Approval

Attachment 03 Plant Colors and Identification

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Primer and Finishes & Painting Schedule

Piping, equipment and tanks specified to be insulated shall not be primed or finish painted. However, all protrusions
through the insulation and portions not covered by insulation (such as flanges, nozzles, supports, clips, manways,
and saddles) shall be painted in accordance with the paint system specified for uninsulated surfaces. The painting
requirements specified in the Painting Schedule below pertains to all uninsulated surfaces including uninsulated
surfaces of partially insulated piping and equipment.
Surface Application Operating
System Primer (1st coat) Finish (2nd coat) Finish (3rd coat)
Preparation Method Temperature Range
From To Thickness Thickness Thickness
Vessels, Exchangers, Tubular equipment and Piping - Uninsulated

Inorganic Zinc
Modified Epoxy Acrylic urethane
5 – 8 mils 3 – 4 mils
2.5 – 3.0 mils
( 125 – 200 DFT) ( 75 – 100 DFT)
( 63 – 75 DFT)
System - A1
For CS & LAS Spray 120°C Alternative
SSPC-SP10 Ambient
Epoxy Based
Inorganic Zinc
Micaceous iron Acrylic urethane
oxide (MIO) 2 – 3 mils
2.5 – 3.0 mils
4 – 8 mils ( 50 – 75 DFT)
( 63 – 75 DFT)
( 100 – 200 DFT)
Inorganic Zinc Silicone Acrylic
Silicone Acrylic
Silicate ( Note 4 )
1.5 – 2 mils
2.5 – 3 mils 1.5 – 2 mils
System - A2 ( 37 – 50 DFT)
( 63 – 75 DFT) ( 37 – 50 DFT)
CS & LAS Spray
SSPC-SP10 121°C 260°C Alternative
Inorganic Zinc Heat resisting Heat resisting
Silicate Aluminum Aluminum
2.5 – 3 mils 1.5 to 2 mils 1.5 to 2 mils
( 63 – 75 DFT) ( 37 – 50 DFT) ( 37 – 50 DFT)
System – A3 Inorganic Zinc
Silicone Aluminum Silicone Aluminum
CS & LAS Spray Silicate
SSPC-SP10 260°C 480°C 1 – 2 mils 1 – 2 mils
(Uninsulated) 2.5 – 4 mils
( 25 – 50 DFT) ( 25 – 50 DFT)
( 63 – 100 DFT)
Stainless Steel
Not Not All temperature
( Uninsulated) None None None
Applicable Applicable ranges
( Note 9)

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