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SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Department 31 May, 2003
Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards
Table of Contents 1 2 3 4 5 Scope............................................................ 2 Conflicts and Deviations............................... 2 Applicable Documents.................................. 2 Definitions and Acronyms............................. 5 Instructions and Approval Responsibility...... 6
Appendix I – Welding Master Set Preparation and Approval..................... 10 Appendix II – Welding Package Review and Approval Process for Company Projects................................ 11 Appendix III – Welding Package Review and Approval Process for Repair/Maintenance/Alterations............ 12
Previous Issue: New Next Planned Update: 1 June, 2008 Revised paragraphs are indicated in the right margin Primary contact: Adnan N. Al-Awwami on 874-6126
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B31. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval 1 Scope 1. 3. such as but not limited to ASME I. addenda. 1. Drawings.4. and Codes referenced in this procedure shall be of the latest issue (including revisions.3.2 2 Conflicts and Deviations Conflicts between this Engineering Procedure and any other Saudi Aramco Standard shall be resolved by the Consulting Services Department in writing. pipelines. Alterations. B31.1 Saudi Aramco References Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards SAES-D-008 SAES-D-108 SAES-L-850 SAES-L-133 SAES-L-460 SAES-L-350 SAES-L-450 SAES-M-001 SAES-M-005 Repairs.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept. and Rerating of Pressured Equipment Storage Tank Integrity Design of Submarine Pipelines and Risers Corrosion Protection Requirements for Pipelines/Piping Pipelines Crossing Under Roads and Railroads Construction Requirements for Metallic Plant Piping Construction Requirements for Cross-Country Pipelines Design and Construction of Fixed Offshore Platforms Design and Construction of Fixed Offshore Platforms Page 2 of 12 . VIII. and structures fabricated to a variety of standards. 3 Applicable Documents Unless stated otherwise.1. or other Instructions or Specifications pertaining to specific items of work.1. 620 and 650.8 and API 560. B31. 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June. This procedure applies to pressure vessels.1 This procedure specifies the responsibilities for welding procedure review and approval. and supplements) and are considered a part of this procedure. process equipment or components. IV. Specifications. Issue Date: 31 May. Additional requirements may be contained in Scopes of Work. all Standards. B31. piping. and AWS D1.
2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval SAES-W-010 SAES-W-011 SAES-W-012 SAES-W-013 SAES-W-017 Welding Requirements for Pressure Vessels Welding Requirements for On-Plot Piping Welding Requirements for Pipelines Welding Requirements for Offshore Structures Welding Requirements for API Tanks Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications 01-SAMSS-010 01-SAMSS-017 01-SAMSS-035 01-SAMSS-038 02-SAMSS-001 02-SAMSS-005 02-SAMSS-006 02-SAMSS-008 02-SAMSS-009 02-SAMSS-010 04-SAMSS-035 04-SAMSS-049 12-SMSS-007 12-SMSS-014 31-SMSS-001 31-SMSS-004 32-SAMSS-004 32-SAMSS-005 32-SAMSS-006 32-SAMSS-007 32-SAMSS-009 32-SAMSS-010 32-SAMSS-011 Fabricated Carbon Steel Piping Auxiliary Piping for Mechanical Equipment API Line Pipe Small Direct Charge Purchases of Pipe Piping Components for Low Temperature Services Butt Welding Pipe Fittings Hot Tap and Stopple Fittings Insulating Joints/Spools for Cathodic Protection Design and Fabrication of Scraper Traps Flanged Insulating Joints/Spools for Cathodic Protection General Requirements for Valves Inspection and Testing Requirements for API SPEC 6A. 10000 Fabrication of Structural and Miscellaneous Steel Pre-Engineered Metal Building Centrifugal Compressor Centrifugal Pumps Manufacture of Pressure Vessels Manufacture of Atmospheric Tanks Manufacture of Low Pressure Tanks Manufacture of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers General Purpose Steam Turbines Special Purpose Steam Turbines Manufacture of Air-cooled Heat Exchangers Page 3 of 12 . Issue Date: 31 May.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept.
4 ASME B31.2 Industry Codes and Standards American Petroleum Institute API STD 560 API STD 620 API STD 650 API STD 1104 Manufacture of Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers Manufacture of Trays and Packing Manufacture of Industrial Boilers Manufacture of Components for Flare Systems Manufacture of Electric Heat Exchangers Manufacture of Double Pipe Heat Exchangers Manufacture of Fire Heaters Manufacture of Small Tanks Manufacture of Clad Vessels and Exchangers Fired Heaters for General Refinery Services Design and Construction of Large. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval 32-SAMSS-019 32-SAMSS-020 32-SAMSS-021 32-SAMSS-022 32-SAMSS-027 32-SAMSS-028 32-SAMSS-029 32-SAMSS-030 32-SAMSS-031 3.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel Power Piping Process Piping Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and other Liquids Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems Rules for Construction of Power Boilers Rules for Construction of Heating Boilers Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels Welding and Brazing Qualifications Page 4 of 12 . LowPressure Storage Tanks Welded Steel Tanks for Oil Storage Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME B31. Issue Date: 31 May.8 ASME SEC I ASME SEC IV ASME SEC VIII ASME SEC IX American Welding Society AWS D1.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept.1 ASME B31.3 ASME B31. Welded. 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June.
The map should indicate where each approved welding procedure will be applied. Every page of the welding procedure specifications should include the reviewer signature and/or approval stamp. PQR: Performance Qualification Record Technical Approval: Approval of welding procedures acquired from CSD or PMT Designated Welding Representative. It is a standardized set of welding procedures that is used with a generic Weld and Line Designation Table and/or generic Weld Map. pressure vessel or tank). thickness. Page 5 of 12 . welding process... 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June. approval conditions (e.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept. low temperature. SAPMT: Saudi Aramco Project Management Team or some one acting on their behalf such as PMC. CSD: Consulting Services Department Welding Specialist/Engineer or CSD's Appointed Representative (e. WP: Welding Package.g. materials.. service.. PMC: A Program Management Contractor. etc. Weld Map: A schematic one line diagram of pressure containing equipment (e. Weld and Line Designation Table: A table that lists the applicable welding procedures. diameter. ID: Inspection Department Vendor. PMT Designated Welding Representative: A welding engineer/inspector assigned to and contracted by SAPMT who has the approval authority for project(s) associated welding procedures. Welding Master Set (WMS): It is compilation of welding procedures prepared by vendor/fabricator. Issue Date: 31 May. and any general welding information pertinent to those applicable welding procedures. etc. which include the material and service application information. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval 4 Definitions and Acronyms Application Approval: Approval acquired from Inspection Department to apply technically approved welding procedure. Operations or Project Inspector or Inspection Representative.) approval range.g.).g. ID generally verifies that the intended application of previously approved welding procedures is within the welding procedure's variables (e. This approval indicates that the welding procedure was qualified to Saudi Aramco and/or industry standards or codes and it is acceptable for the intended application. Aramco Services Company Welding Specialist/Engineer). sour service.g.
Refer to Table 1 for specific list of applications which requires CSD or PMT Designated Welding Representative review and approval of welding procedures.1. Storage Tanks A PMT designated welding representative assigned to and contracted by SAPMT shall be the approval authority for project(s) associated welding procedures not covered by 5.1. and c) Offshore Structures to SAES-M-005. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval WPS: Welding Procedure Specifications.3 5.6.1. When WMS is approved by CSD then it can be often used in various Saudi Aramco projects if ID approves the application.1. and as requested by PMT.1.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept.1. Applications that generally require CSD welding procedures approval are: 5. He must review the welding procedures for all applications listed in section 5. Pipelines Scraper Traps. b and c. The Welding Master Set (WMS) is submitted to PMT for CSD's one-time technical approval.1 5. and b) Maintenance/repair/alteration applications.1 CSD shall be the technical approval authority for the followings: a) "Welding Master Set" submissions for the applications listed in 5.2 5. 5 Instructions and Approval Responsibility 5. Issue Date: 31 May.1.1 and Table 1 from in-Kingdom and Gulf Cooperation Counsel fabricators. See Appendix I for details on welding master set's preparation and approval. 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June.5 5. Page 6 of 12 . Piping. Boilers and Fired Heaters. Appendix II is a flowchart that indicates the review process for Saudi Aramco projects.1.4 5. Appendix III is a flow chart that indicates the review process.1 to 5.2 Pressure Vessels and Heat Exchangers.6 5.1 a.
) the qualified welding procedures shall be available at the fabrication/welding site (e. Written examinations may be requested and prepared by CSD.3 For applications not listed in 5.. with complex processes or materials will mandate written examination to the PMT designated welding representative. pipe fittings. field fabrication.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept. 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June. if requested. With coordination with SAPMT.1 (e..) for review by the Inspector. Issue Date: 31 May. 5. vendor shop. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval CSD will interview and approve the PMT designated welding representative.g. onshore structures. etc. this will depend on the project scope. Commentary Note: Major projects development programs such as RT Refinery Upgrade. The procedures shall be included in the project or shop documentation record books. Page 7 of 12 . auxiliary piping. Shaybah Development. Hawiyah Gas Plant & Haradh Gas Plant. CSD will periodically audit some of his welding procedures review.g. etc.
8 Pipelines Pipelines/Piping Auxiliary piping Line Pipe Line Pipe Pipe fittings Pipe fittings Pipe fittings Scraper Traps Flare systems Insulating spools Insulating spools Valves Valves API tanks API tanks Small tanks Storage Tanks Pumps Compressors Steam turbines Steam turbines Offshore platforms Structural steel Pre-engineered buildings General purpose Special purpose Application Repair and Alterations Shell and tube Air cooled Plate and frame Electric Double pipe Clad Trays Coils only Specification 32-SAMSS-004 SAES-D-008 32-SAMSS-007 32-SAMSS-011 32-SAMSS-019 32-SAMSS-027 32-SAMSS-028 32-SAMSS-031 32-SAMSS-020 32-SAMSS-021 32-SAMSS-029 (01-SAMSS-010) SAES-L-350 (01-SAMSS-010) SAES-L850/460/450 SAES-L-133 01-SAMSS-017 01-SAMSS-035 01-SAMSS-038 02-SAMSS-001 02-SAMSS-005 02-SAMSS-006 02-SAMSS-009 32-SAMSS-022 02-SAMSS-008 02-SAMSS-010 04-SAMSS-035 04-SAMSS-049 32-SAMSS-005 32-SAMSS-006 32-SAMSS-030 SAES-D-108 31-SAMSS-004 (major repairs) 31-SAMSS-001 (brazed impellers) 32-SAMSS-009 (major repairs) 32-SAMSS-010 (major repairs) SAES-M-005 12-SAMSS-007 12-SAMSS-014 Welding Standard SAES-W-010 SAES-W-010 SAES-W-010 SAES-W-010 SAES-W-010 SAES-W-010 SAES-W-010 SAES-W-014 None Applicable SAES-W-010 SAES-W-011 SAES-W-011 SAES-W-011 SAES-W-012 SAES-W-012 SAES-W-011/012 None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable SAES-W-011/012 None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable SAES-W-017 SAES-W-017 SAES-W-017 SAES-W-017 None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable None Applicable SAES-W-013 None Applicable None Applicable Review/Approval Responsibility CSD PMT Not Required (Note 1) (Note 2) (Note 3) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Corrosion Protection Mechanical Equipment API SPEC 5L Small quantity Low temp Butt welding Hot tap Flanged 10K psi API STD 650 API STD 620 Storage Tanks Integrity Page 8 of 12 .Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept. Issue Date: 31 May. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval Table 1 – Welding Procedure Technical Approval Responsibility Component Pressure vessel Pressure vessel Heat exchanger Heat exchanger Heat exchanger Heat exchanger Heat exchanger Vessels/Heat exchanger Vessels Boilers.8 Pipelines B31. ASME I Fired heaters B31. 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June.3 Piping B31.4/B31.3 Piping B31.4/B31.
Page 9 of 12 .Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept. or maintenance/repair/alterations applications. 31 May. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval Notes: 1. 2003 Revision Summary New Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure. Issue Date: 31 May. or offshore structures CSD may delegate approval authority to PMT designated welding representative assigned to PMT Formal approval is not required. 3. 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June. all WPS/PQR/Weld Map documents must be available for the inspector review or verification upon his request. 2. However. Only for "Welding Master Set" submissions from in-Kingdom/Gulf Cooperation Counsel vendors.
impact toughness test. After the initial technical approval. hardness test. Page 10 of 12 . unsigned. The qualification tests must be performed by independent testing agency approved by Saudi Aramco. The fabricator/vendor must continuously review those approved welding procedures to ensure their conformance with the latest applicable Saudi Aramco Welding Standards and Industry Codes. intended to be used in the project. and the approved copy is attached to compare welding parameters between the two copies. The master set must include typical "Weld Maps". 7. 3. The PQRs must be either the original copies or certified/stamped copies. etc. 5.). WPS # is WMS P1-P8-1 and the revision # is M0.g. PWHT. Each fabricator/vendor awarded a contract or purchase order will compile all CSD previously approved welding procedures and any welding procedures. here both WMS and M indicate that the welding procedure is part of welding master set). Previously approved welding procedures must be submitted in new forms. 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June. The time required to review each master set will depend on the number of the submitted welding procedures and the pertinent technical welding requirements (e. The table below lists the estimated time to review welding master sets. 6.. "Request for Welding Procedure Approval" form and any supporting document required to be submitted by Saudi Aramco Welding Standard (SAES-W-10. etc. Issue Date: 31 May.g. It is recommended that a distinct identification system is used for the WPS and the revision number (e.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept. SAES-W-011. 4. Estimated Time to Review Welding Master Sets Number of MS Welding Procedure Up to 50 >50 to 100 > 100 Time to Complete Review 6 Weeks 10 Weeks 16 Weeks 2. 2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval Appendix I – Welding Master Set Preparation and Approval 1. "Weld Description" sheet. the welding procedures can be applied in various company projects if ID approves the application..).
2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval Appendix II – Welding Package Review and Approval Process for Company Projects Page 11 of 12 . 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept. Issue Date: 31 May.
2008 SAEP-352 Welding Procedures Review and Approval Appendix III – Welding Package Review and Approval Process for Repair/Maintenance/Alterations Page 12 of 12 . 2003 Next Planned Update: 1 June.Document Responsibility: Consulting Services Dept. Issue Date: 31 May.
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