Materials System Specification

34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee 22 September 2010

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Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011

34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor

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Scope This specification defines the requirements for instrument control panels, control cabinets, and marshalling cabinets for location in electrically unclassified air-conditioned buildings. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), auxiliary systems, and Rotating Equipment Protection control cabinets must adhere to this specification. Excluded from this specification are: a) b) c) d) e) f) Vendor standard Fire Detection / Suppression Panels / Cabinets used for building protection. Vendor standard Security Alarm Panels / Cabinets. System Cabinets for Distributed Control System (DCS) except as referenced in 23-SAMSS-010. Consoles and server cabinets for Distributed Control Systems (DCS). Control panels that are provided as part of packaged Units. ESD System Cabinets except as referenced in 34-SAMSS-623.

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Conflicts and Deviations 2.1 Any conflicts between this specification and their applicable Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications (SAMSS), Engineering Standards (SAESs), Standard Drawings (SASDs), or industry standards, codes and forms shall be resolved in writing by the Company or Buyer Representative through the Manager, Process & Control Systems Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302 and forward such requests to the Manager, Process & Control Systems Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran. The designation "Commentary" is used to label a sub-paragraph that contains comments that are explanatory or advisory. These comments are not mandatory, except to the extent that they explain mandatory requirements contained in this SAMSS.

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References Referenced standards and specifications shall be the latest edition, revision or addendum in effect on the date of the Purchase Order, unless stated otherwise.

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. meters. pushbuttons. totalizers. pullbuttons. indicating lights. Inc.6 Nameplates.1 Saudi Aramco References Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure SAEP-302 Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering Requirement Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications 23-SAMSS-010 34-SAMSS-623 Distributed Control Systems Programmable Controller Based ESD Systems Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements 175-343100 3. Labels and Tags for Control Centers Underwriters Laboratories. (The front surface of a control cabinet may include Page 3 of 21 . UL 94 UL Standard for Safety Test for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances 4 Definitions Control Panel: A surface with cut-out(s) used to mount control devices and/or instrument indicators (e. etc. annunciators.).Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 3. Control Cabinet: An enclosed structure containing electronic equipment and wiring for process control / status devices.2 Instrument Control Panels Industry Codes and Standards National Fire Protection Association NFPA 70 National Electrical Code National Electrical Manufacturers Association NEMA ICS 6 NEMA 250 Enclosures for Industrial Controls and Systems Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000 Volts Maximum) International Electro-Technical Commission IEC 61000-4-3 Radiated Electromagnetic Field Requirements International Society for Measurement and Control ISA RP60.g.

1 The Cabinet Fabricator shall supply Saudi Aramco detailed drawings for review and approval.2.1 Style The cabinets shall be rigid and self-supporting. and relative humidity 80% maximum (non-condensing) and 20% minimum. When not critical. The calculations shall show that the components installed inside the cabinet will not be exposed to a temperature above their temperature rating.). Instruments and electronic accessories shall be wired in accordance with this specification. Commentary Note: The temperature of 50°C allows for a 35°C room ambient plus a 15°C rise within the cabinet.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor a control panel.2 Environmental Conditions All cabinet equipment and wiring shall be designed for continuous operation at 50°C. and may be followed by the equivalent value in English units between brackets. Cabinets: Generically used within this specification. 6. 5. the equivalent dimensions may be rounded off to their nearest practical value. The cabinets may be floor or wall mounted. 5.2 Drawings 6.3 Heat dissipation calculations shall be submitted for any cabinet that houses power supplies. Indoor cabinets shall be made of metal. 6 Design 6. Exception: This requirement does not apply to the vendor's standard documentation. Marshalling Cabinet: A cabinet containing mainly terminal strips and wire terminations. Page 4 of 21 . refers to all of the above. Cabinets containing DCS field termination assemblies (FTAs) should be treated as control cabinets.1 Engineering Units All dimensions and measurements shall be in the “International System of Units” (SI). PCs or other heat generating components. 5 General Requirements 5. The field wiring is normally terminated in the Marshalling Cabinet.

raceways. removable plates. removable filter screens inserted behind slotted louver inlets.3. rack-mounted equipment. openings.3. terminal strips. ventilation louvers. 6. convenience outlets.3 The cabinet shall be a NEMA Type 1 per NEMA 250 and NEMA ICS 6. pushbuttons.2 The detailed drawings. Cabinet layout drawings showing the location of all electronic equipment.2.2. Electronic equipment manufacturer and model numbers shall be shown.4 Page 5 of 21 . annunciators. Filters shall slide into preformed grooves or be fastened with removable. with tag names and equipment/terminal identification.1 6. Wiring diagrams showing termination strips and all electronic interconnections. Louvers and filters installed within cabinet doors are acceptable.3 All instruction manuals and technical information supplied with components received by the Cabinet Fabricator shall be placed in a folder or binder and shipped with the cabinet. contain the following information: a) Cabinet fabrication drawings showing dimensions for exterior. name plates.3 Construction 6. internal frame supports/bracing. b) c) Items a) and b) shall be drawn to scale and supplied as Vendor drawings for Saudi Aramco review and approval.3. Convection-ventilated cabinets shall be provided with readily accessible. Louvers installed at the top of cabinets shall be protected by a screen or shroud to prevent debris from falling into the cabinet. 6.2 6. corrosion resistant hardware. power supplies. lighting and grounding strips. Item c) shall be issued with Saudi Aramco drawing numbers and completed in the Intergraph or convertible format. lifting bolts. shall as a minimum. plastic ducts. All Vendor literature and drawings shall be of sufficient size and quality to be clearly legible. fuses.3.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 6.4 6.2. Cabinets requiring heat dissipation shall be convection-ventilated. doors and door swings. 6. internal cabinet segregation. and shipping breaks.

9 6. If the fan(s) are only required to dissipate heat when the HVAC is not running.8 6.10 6.3. Cabinet support bracing shall not restrict maintenance access to chassis. modules or components. The marshalling cabinets.5 Fans may be used within Cabinets or Power supplies to assist in heat removal and cabinet ventilation.7 6.2 6. All doors shall be dust-tight and reinforced against buckling.3. 6. Cabinet doors shall be full-height. Each cabinet shall be provided with removable lifting rings.11 6. Page 6 of 21 .3.3.6 6.4.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 6. unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order.3. If the fans are required to dissipate heat when the HVAC is running.5.3.4. Interior cabinet color shall be white or of a light color such as light gray. 6. the interior shall be an open-frame construction. unless otherwise specified in the purchase order. Where two or more front sections are required for a Control Panel.5 Nameplates 6. off-white. undercoat and finishing coat of enamel or lacquer is required. a single fan is adequate. The preferred design is to divide a 76 cm (30 inch) deep cabinet into 38 cm (15 inch) sections with front and rear access. All doors must be capable of swinging at least 90-degrees open at the installed location.6.1 Nameplates for cabinets and panels letter height and spacing shall follow ISA RP60. Electrostatic applied powder paint coatings which are then baked (such as polyester urethane) is acceptable. The maximum door width shall be 900 mm (36 inches) unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order.4 Cabinet Finish 6. In both cases. shall not be more than 46 cm (18 inches) deep to provide for safe access. redundant fans shall be provided. fan failure or overtemperature detection and alarm are required in the DCS.3. Appendix A and C. from the front surface to the surface of rear terminal blocks. A minimum of primer. etc.1 The exterior and interior cabinet finish shall be the Cabinet Fabricator's standard finish.

they shall be consistent with facility practices.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 6. Nameplates shall be made from laminated plastic. switches.1 Unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order. each cabinet shall be provided with the following spare capacity to allow for future system modifications: a) 20% installed spare terminal blocks of each terminal block type used. The rear of the above devices shall be identified with the device tag number.5.5. It is not intended to be additional terminals on top of terminals used to terminate spare pairs/triads.6. The nameplates shall be permanently attached. Individual rack modules are not required to have permanent nameplates attached. b) 10% spare relay bases in cabinets where there are ten relays or more. Spare terminal blocks are to be distributed to match the layout of required spare I/O modules. Control panel pushbuttons. The nameplate.5 6. Adhesives are allowed for indoor panels. field termination assemblies.5. Instruments and accessories mounted inside the cabinet shall be identified with a nameplate showing the tag number. as a minimum. etc. Commentary Note: The 20% spare terminal requirement is intended to be used for the 20% spare cabling required in homerun cables. Each cabinet.3 6. dull finish.4 6. nameplate abbreviations shall be avoided. shall be the cabinet name/number as given in the cabinet drawings. indicating lights and other through-mounted devices shall be identified with the service description on the front. one spare base should be installed. front and rear. 6. Where abbreviations are used. Page 7 of 21 .2 Where possible. ISA RP60.6 (Appendix B) shall be used to keep abbreviations consistent where facility practice is not established. shall be identified with a nameplate located above each door or pair of doors. white-black-white (information engraved into the black core) with white surface.5.6 6. For less than ten relay installations.5.6 Cabinet and Panel Spare Requirements 6. relays.

1.6. This requirement includes supplying spares for fuses integral to installed electronics (i. shall be individually fused and provided with a means of disconnecting the power without disturbing terminated wiring (e. 6.1 Power Supplies feeding process instruments shall be powered from instrument circuit power distribution panels. and ampacity ratings must be properly sized and coordinated.).3 Equipment shall operate at the supply voltages shown in Table 1. location.2 The Cabinet Fabricator shall supply a minimum of two (2) spare fuses or 10% (whichever is greater) for each type of general power and termination strip fuses used within each cabinet. Each distribution strip shall be dedicated to a single voltage level.. 7.1. knife-switch-type terminal blocks).6) Commentary Note: Fuse application. etc..2 Power wiring for field instruments. all input and output points. The cabinet shall be furnished with a minimum of 20% spare circuit breakers.g. field switch contacts. 7. taking into account the maximum expected load at the maximum operating temperature of the cabinet (50°C). flow computers.1. Exception: If the cabinet is equipped with only one circuit breaker for cabinet lighting. etc. Instrumentation circuit breakers and distribution strips shall not provide power to noninstrumentation circuits. Low Voltage wiring connected directly to I/O. Exceptions: 1) 2) Wiring connected to I/O modules or interfaces containing individual current-limiting circuit protection does not require fuses.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 Exception: 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor The above requirement does not apply on cabinets where only one relay is installed for fan failure or alarm. spare breakers are not required.1 Power Supply 7. field termination assemblies..e. 7 Electrical 7. Page 8 of 21 . twowire analog transmission loops. (See paragraph 7.

connections shall be made via terminal blocks. Twist-on wire nut connectors shall not be used for making any electrical instrumentation terminations.2 VDC 21 .126 VAC NEC Class 1 or 2 1 or 3 1 or 3 1 or 2 1 or 2 1 or 3 Note: The basis for the upper DC voltage variations are due to installations where battery back-up is used without voltage suppression and the batteries receive periodic charging.141 VDC 110 . Power Supply terminal block distribution wiring shall not be daisychained using wires or crimp connectors.1.4 Where multiple on-line DC power supplies are connected to a single power bus.28. Supplies to DC instrument loads: Voltage stabilization shall be provided to maintain the output voltage within tolerable limits of the loads served.28. 7.2 Splices are not permitted in wiring.2 VDC 110 . When wiring must be extended. 7. Power supply outputs shall be individually fused or protected by a circuit breaker.2.28.2 Wire Installation 7.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor Table 1 – Supply Voltage System/Device Annunciator Power Shutdown and Isolation System including relay coils Field Switch Contacts Analog Signal (Loop Power) Instrumentation Power Nominal 24 VDC 125 VDC 120 VAC.2 VDC 113 .1. 60 ± 2 Hz Tolerance 21 .1. Where multiple DC power supplies are an integral part of a manufacturer's standard product. Jumper bars or preformed jumper combs designed for the specific terminal blocks being used are acceptable methods of distributing power supply wiring. 60 ± 2 Hz 24 VDC (4-20 mA) 24 VDC 120 VAC.126 VAC 21 . diode auctioning shall be used to facilitate load balancing in the event of a single power supply failure.5 7.1.1. Page 9 of 21 .6 7.1 7.8 7. the manufacturer's standard method of load sharing shall apply.2.7 7. Power supplies shall be identical whenever possible for interchangeability and spare part requirements.

2 Wiring that is required to be segregated shall cross at right angles and the spacing shall be maintained as close as practicable to that shown in Table 2.1 General 120 VAC power wiring shall be minimum 14 AWG stranded. copper. PVC-insulated or cross-linked polyethylene.1 Separate plastic ducts are preferable for all Signal Categories that require separation for organization and noise reduction.2. thick grounded steel divider. Table 2 Signal Category Milli Volt T/C RTD 4-20 mA 24 VDC 125 VDC 120 VAC Copper Network Cable Milli Volt T/C RTD 0 0 0 0 25 25 150 75 150 75 0 0 4-20 mA Analog 24 VDC 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 25 75 25 0 0 24 VDC Power/ Digital 25 25 0 0 0 0 25 0 75 0 0 0 125 VDC 150 75 75 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 50 25 120 VAC 150 75 75 25 75 0 0 0 0 0 75 50 Copper Network Cable 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 25 75 50 0 0 Notes: 1) Upper Value Spacing is for wires in plastic ducts.3. 7. minimum. All dimensions are shown in millimeters.3 Segregation of parallel wiring internal to cabinets shall adhere to the following Table 2.2. 2) Lower Value Spacing is for wires separated by: a) One metal conduit or b) A 1/16-in. Wire insulation shall be rated for 600 volts. Example: 24 VDC digital and 24 VDC 4-20 mA may be run in the same plastic duct. 7. but not within a single multipair cable. Signal Categories shall not be mixed within any single multicore cable.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 7.3 Wire Specifications 7. 3) Voltages shown are nominal.3. 75°C.3. Signal Categories with upper values of zero separation may be mixed in a plastic duct. Page 10 of 21 . 7.2.

4.6 for low voltage wiring exceptions to the use of intermediate terminal strips. 7. and which do not contain the conductor within a clamp or yoke.) shall have the I/O device pre-wired to: 1) 2) intermediate terminal strips within the same cabinet shipping section. field termination assemblies. or PTFE. PVC. Commentary Note: Screw-type terminals are defined as those in which the termination method involves the direct compression of the conductor by the underside of the screw head.fork connectors. This process makes it easier to land field wires on-site and minimizes possible damage to vendor equipment during termination of field wires. Special electronic signal wires shall be as described in the Purchase Order. specifically designed to hold the connector on the terminal in the event of loosening of the terminal screw.4. shall be used on all such connections.. to intermediate terminals within the same building by the use of manufactured multi-conductor cable and plug connectors. Exception: See 7. solderless crimp/compression connectors shall be used for connecting stranded copper conductors.4. Wire insulation shall be cross-linked polyethylene. Insulated ring lugs.3.4 Wiring Methods 7.1 Cabinets containing electronic equipment with field inputs/outputs (I/O) (e.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 7.2 Electronic signal wire shall be stranded copper. insulating plastic covers (or equivalent). 300 V for multicore cable.2 Exposed electrical connections with voltages greater than nominal 48 volts AC/DC. locking-fork or flanged. etc. mounted on cabinet doors. 300 V for single conductors or a minimum 22 AWG. 7. shall have exposed wiring/terminations shrouded by transparent. or. with a minimum temperature rating of 75°C. minimum size 20 AWG. I/O modules.3 Page 11 of 21 . 7. When screw-type terminals are provided on instruments and other electrical devices. removable.g. Commentary Note: Field wiring shall be terminated on the intermediate terminal strips (by Others).

1 7.7. Wiring for a given instrument loop shall be terminated on adjacent terminals on the terminal strip in order to organize and group all loop wiring.g.7. Each terminal strip shall be labeled above or below with the terminal strip number. Terminals for various types of general wiring (AC or DC).. resistance temperature detectors (RTD).4 7. Annunciator(s) shall have a lamp/horn test.7. Where special cases of mixed ESD / Non-ESD signals occur in one cabinet or control panel (e. 7.5.5 7.6 Wiring for Millivolt. Terminal strip spacing shall allow ample room for plastic wire ducts and permit lacing of cables.7 Terminal Strips 7. Pulse and Frequency Signals Wiring for millivolt. Solid State / Relay Control Cabinets or Control Panels with ESD pushbuttons ).Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 7.2 When specified. This wiring method assures that all wires can be accessed without interference from other wires as the wire duct is filled.7. as shown on wiring diagrams.5 Annunciator Wiring 7. thermistor elements and transmitters with pulse outputs may be directly connected to the I/O unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order. Terminals for similar (AC or DC) current service shall be grouped together and physically separated from terminals for different service by means of dividers. separate mounting rails or separate enclosures. 7.7. acknowledge and reset button unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order.6 . control and instrumentation.1 7.3 7. and fanning of individual wires to termination points. terminal strips for Emergency Shutdown (ESD) wiring shall be completely separate from all other wiring including power.2 The termination method shall be channel (rail)-mounted terminal blocks.7. Page 12 of 21 7. Microamp. Standoffs for terminal strips are preferred to bring the terminal blocks forward to be flush with the top of the plastic wire duct. analyzer elements. vibration elements. annunciator points and signal wiring shall be separately grouped and separated by dividers. annunciator shall have a horn relay wired to terminals for connection to the remote horn system.5. pulse and frequency signals under 1 Volt such as thermocouples. microamp.

8.9 . As a minimum.8. However. Terminals shall be made of fire retardant. This may be a Light Emitting Diode (LED).8 One or two wire ferrule is acceptable. The disconnect levers for fused terminals and knife-switch terminals shall be hinged.8. 7.3.2 No more than two bare wires shall be connected to each side of a single terminal block.8. high strength material such as polyamide or equivalent in accordance with UL 94.6 7. recessed screw entrance which require a special screwdriver or wrench may be used only if the insulation material is per Paragraph 7.8. halogen free. Exception: When provided as an integral part of manufactured electronic Page 13 of 21 7.8. Multiple-deck and spring type terminal blocks shall not be used. termination of wiring which has individual strands of the copper conductor tinned during manufacture (typical of shield drain wires or for corrosion protection) is acceptable. V0. the use of ferrules to daisy chain is not acceptable.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 7.1 7. strip-type.3 7. The use of crimp-on ferrules shall follow the manufacturer's guidelines and the following: a) b) c) 7.4 7.8 Terminal Blocks 7.8. The terminal block must be suited for the wire size. with a tubular box clamp connector and compression bar or yoke for wire termination. visual sight indication through a port.5 7. All terminals shall be numbered on both sides.7 Terminal blocks with a narrow. Direct termination of the bare wire end is acceptable. the thickness of the terminals shall be 5 mm or higher.8.8. Brittle materials such as melamine shall not be used.8. Ferrules shall be provided with plastic insulating collars. A fused terminal block shall have a blown-fuse indicator. Only one ferrule shall be connected to each side of a single terminal block. or equivalent. Wires terminated on these terminal blocks shall not have the bare ends coated with or dipped in solder ("tinned"). All terminal blocks shall be channel (rail)-mounted. However.

Double-sided tape is unacceptable. wiring shall be neatly loomed and secured with plastic spiral wrapping or tiewraps and anchors.7 7.17. A minimum of 50 mm shall be maintained between the duct and terminal strips. Plastic wire ducts shall be mounted using screws. but never for direct termination of field cabling.9.6 7. Wiring shall not be threaded through undressed access holes.9. 7. Glands or protective grommets shall be used.9. Where space limitations preclude the use of plastic wire ducts.9 Wire Ducts and Looms 7. Vendor-installed cables shall be supported and provided with a strainrelief mechanism for cable connectors.3 7. Wire markers shall be completely presented without being obscured by the duct.9.9.9. The maximum conduit/plastic wire duct fill (including spare capacity) shall not exceed the heat requirements of NFPA 70 Section 300. Wiring between movable parts such as doors shall be installed in flexible hoses. Wire ducts for ESD wiring shall not contain any other types of wiring. the wire must be sleeved with the required color.10 Wire Color Coding AC Power Supply: DC Power Supply: Hot Neutral Ground Negative Positive Black White or gray Green or green with yellow tracer Black Red If the wire insulation cannot be color-coded as above. 7.9.9 7.8 7.1 Plastic wire ducts with removable covers shall be installed in cabinets as required to provide a means of routing and organizing wiring.2 7.9.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor equipment.9.4 7. the maximum plastic wire duct fill (including spare capacity) shall not exceed 75% of its depth.5 7. multiple-deck terminal blocks are allowed. The sleeve shall cover from the cut insulation end to a point past where the conductor enters the plastic wire duct or a minimum of 4 Page 14 of 21 . In addition to the above. Loomed wiring shall not be installed near sharp-edged surfaces.

1 Cables with connector plugs shall be tagged at each end. The first label (closest to the plug connector) shall identify the device and socket to which the plug is to be connected. heat shrinkable.3 Wire tag information shall be permanently marked in block alpha numerics or typed on tubular. a suitable tie-wrap or equivalent type permanent marker shall be used. The interconnecting wiring shall be tagged at each end with two identification tags (or the two may be combined into one tag with sufficient separation between wire numbers). Where shrink fit cable markers cannot be installed over pre-made cable and connectors. The first tag (closest to the end of the wire) shall identify the terminal number to which the wire is physically connected.11. slip-on sleeves. Wraparound. whichever is less.2 2) 7. 7. Process & Control Systems Department. The two tags may be combined into one tag with sufficient separation between the two labels. Sleeves shall not be used over green insulation.11. Commentary Notes: Where jumpers are installed between terminal blocks in the same row or column and are clearly visible. The second tag shall identify the terminal number to which the opposite end of the wire is connected. Exceptions: 1) Alternate wire tagging schemes. snap-on or self-adhesive markers shall not be used. Vendor Standard wire tagging of interconnecting wiring is allowable provided concurrence is granted by the operating facility Manager and General Supervisor.11.11 Wire Tagging 7. Each cable tag shall have two labels. Where wires terminate on instrument or device terminals. Page 15 of 21 . may be used for extensions to existing facilities with the prior approval of the operating facility Manager. wire tagging is not necessary. Blue color shall not be used except in intrinsically safe circuits. 7. Identification shall be in accordance with designations shown on instrument loop diagrams (ILDs).Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor inches. the instrument tag number and terminal designation (+) or (-) (if applicable) will be used in lieu of terminal strip identification. The second label shall identify the device and socket to which the opposite end of the cable is connected. Process Instrumentation Division. which conform to established local practice.

Per NEC 310-11.11.11. each row of Power supply and bus terminals shall be marked with voltage type and level.12. etc. 7.11. or 120 VAC. (Upside down or covering of tag information by plastic duct covers is not acceptable).12. Each row of ESD terminals shall additionally be marked to show ESD service. Manufacture's name or trade mark.5 Wire and cable tags shall not be handwritten.. All spares are to be terminated. Plastic sleeves that are specifically designed to fit on a specific wire gauge and come with pre-printed alpha/numeric inserts (such as Grafoplast Trasp System) may be used for wire tags with prior approval of the operating facility Manager.12 Terminal Coding 7. all conductors and cables shall be marked to indicate the following information: 1) 2) 3) 4) Maximum rated voltage for which the conductor was listed.4 7.11.2 .1.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 Exceptions: 1) 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor Alternate wire tagging schemes. 7. Spare pairs/triads in multi-pair/triad cables shall be labeled “SPARE” in addition to the destination and source terminal numbers. +24 VDC.7 Exception: If the wire insulation is not marked then a permanent placard must be attached to the inside cabinet door showing the above information and location of where the wiring is used.12. 2) 7.1 Each row of terminals shall be clearly identified with an alphanumeric label. In addition to 7. (e. The AWG size or circular mil area. The cable tie shall have a maximum continuous use temperature rating of 85ºC or higher.6 7. which conform to established local practice. Wire tags shall be installed and oriented such that the tags are easily read.8 All cable ties used inside of cabinets shall be weather resistant nylon cable ties with a stainless steel barb. 7. The letter designators for type of wire or cable.) Page 16 of 21 7. may be used for extensions to existing facilities with the prior approval of the operating facility Manager.11.g.

Coil voltage shall be as specified in the Purchase Order. 7.3 7.4 7. Long-life type lamps or LED cluster lamps shall be used. 11-pin (3PDT) or 8-pin (DPDT) plug-in type. All relays shall be provided with suppression diodes. Pull-in voltage shall be 80% or less of nominal voltage. 7. The relay tag shall not be mounted directly on the relay and shall be visible when the relay is installed. Exception: Relays provided as an integral part of manufactured electronic equipment installed within cabinets may use that manufacturer's standard offering.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 7. Each vertical row and group of rows shall be labeled separately. 7. color black-white (relay number engraved into the black core with white surface. Push buttons shall have protective mechanisms to prevent accidental activation as required by the detailed design specification. from top to bottom or left to right). dull finish). The relay number shall be shown as presented in the detailed cabinet drawings.6 7.13.1 Relays shall be of the electromechanical.13.13.13.8 7.13.5 7.3 Numerical terminal identification and coding shall be assigned sequentially (in ascending order.13 Relays 7. Using multisocket modules that can accommodate more than one relay is not acceptable.13.12. Using relays that are permanently attached to the relay base is not acceptable.7 7. A dedicated relay base shall be provided for each relay.2 Each relay shall be supplied with a bracket or holding clips to prevent it from falling off the base (socket). The mounting socket shall be provided with a plastic label.14 Push Buttons and Lights Push buttons and lights shall be industrial quality. DIN rail mounted relay bases are preferred. dust-tight.13.13. Relay configuration and pertinent operating information shall be imprinted on the case. It shall be possible to access the lamp bulbs from the front for replacement. The color of the pushbuttons or lights shall be green for Page 17 of 21 .

Only screw terminals shall be provided on push buttons.2 7.15 Lamp Test Facilities For all control panels with indicating lights. Circuit breakers shall not be interconnected using wire jumpers.3 Individual circuit breakers shall be provided for each power supply unit. Exceptions: LED or other lamps integral to a manufacturer's electronic instrumentation do not require the lamp test button.17.18. continuous path to ground.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor "ON"/"OPEN" and red for "OFF/"CLOSE" positions. Shields shall be consolidated and ultimately connected to the Instrument Circuit Ground Bar as detailed in paragraph 7. a lamp test button shall be provided per panel. 7.2 .16.16. Fuses and circuit breakers shall be readily accessible for maintenance with sufficient clearance from obstructions. Page 18 of 21 7. Power status-indicating lights that are normally "on" where it is not desirable to "cross-feed" lamp test power from an alternative source (Such as UPS power status).4 7.16.6.16 Circuit Breakers and Fuses 7. Tandem type (dual) circuit breakers in a single molded case shall not be used.1 7. Ground loops and floating shields shall be avoided. comb jumpers or bridges of any type. as the failure of one breaker requires complete replacement of the assembly. 7. Circuit breakers shall be installed in a manner that allows replacement of a breaker without disruption to adjacent breakers. Exception: Existing facilities that currently deviate from the above light color specification may use other conventions in order to keep the lighting philosophy consistent within the facility.17. 7.16.17 Marshalling Cabinet Shielding 7. Shield drain wires shall not be daisy-chained using bare wires or crimp connectors to the ground connection.1 Cable shields must have a single.

Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor 7.4 7. 7. 7. Terminal Block jumper bars designed for the selected terminal blocks.18 Grounding 7. chassis GND connections. or fitted with screw-type compression lugs. 2 AWG screw-type compression lug shall be provided on both end of each ground bar for interconnection with the Master Instrument Ground or Master Safety Ground.18.. suitably drilled and tapped for screw terminals and wire lugs. racks. The ground bus bars shall be labeled and wired as follows: "AC SAFETY GROUND" for all exposed metal surfaces of cabinets. Buses that are slightly different in sizes are acceptable provided that they are sized for the worst case ground currents.2 7.3 7.18. Electrically isolated bus bars running parallel to terminal blocks. Commentary Note: The ground bus dimensions in Paragraph 7.18.3 are nominal.3 Cable shields must have a continuous path to ground. Grounding system recommendations and requirements provided by manufacturers of instrumentation and control systems (e.18.18. etc. A No.5 The preferred location of the ground bus bars is at the bottom of the cabinet. Preformed jumper combs designed for the selected terminal blocks. All ground buses shall be made of a solid copper measuring the following nominal dimensions 5mm x 40 mm x (y length).1 Both safety ground and instrumentation circuit ground must conform to NEC. Separate. electrically isolated grounding bars shall be provided.18.g. green or green with yellow tracer Page 19 of 21 7. Acceptable methods of consolidating shields are as follows: a) b) c) d) Special grounding terminals in intimate contact with an electrically isolated DIN Rail. Distributed Control Systems) shall be followed.17. Article 250. Individual wiring interconnections between the internal components and the bus shall be minimum 14 AWG copper wire.6 .18. as required.

19. (e. size IEC.7 When provided. 60-watt incandescent lamps.g. independent of the UPS power supply.4 7.3 7. When specified in the Purchase Order. Interconnections between shield consolidation points and the bus bar shall be minimum 14 AWG copper wire. Convenience and Power Distribution Receptacle Outlets 7.19. as specified in the Purchase Order.19. 7. cabinet lights shall be 120 Volt.19 Lighting. If specified.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor insulation. Fluorescent lamps shall have clear plastic sleeve guards to help contain broken glass in case of an accident.) 7.19. A switch in the cabinet (in addition to the circuit breaker) shall control each lamp where the lamp is installed.6 8 Testing and Inspection The items manufactured to this specification are subject to verification by the Saudi Aramco Inspection representative. This bus shall be directly bolted to the cabinet without the use of insulators. type E27 or ES (Edison Medium Screw Base) fitting or 15-watt minimum industrial grade.2 Cabinet lights shall be installed where practical and necessary.1 7. 7. This bus bar shall be electrically insulated from the cabinet structure. Interior lamps and convenience outlets shall be wired to separate thermal/magnetic circuit breakers which shall be powered from a Saudi Aramco-furnished AC distribution panel. green or green with yellow tracer insulation. 10 amp as a minimum. convenience outlets shall be duplex-type and rated at 120 VAC. Incandescent lamps shall have a guard to help protect the lamp from accidental breakage. fluorescent lighting fixture(s) oriented in such a manner that the majority of the interior portions of the cabinet are illuminated. Page 20 of 21 .. AC power receptacle outlets shall be grounded using ground wire terminated on the receptacle grounding terminal. Automatic door switches for lamps are allowed.19. per the Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements Form 175-343100 attached to the Purchase Order. "INSTRUMENT CIRCUIT GROUND" for connecting cable and wire shields and DC Common.5 7.19. A receptacle utilizing the faceplate as a ground path is not permitted.18.

with cabinet doors open. EMI/RFI Interference (Radiated Susceptibility) The cabinet electronic equipment shall perform within the normal limits without loss of function or degradation of performance when subjected to radiated electromagnetic fields in accordance with IEC 61000-4-3. The certificate(s) shall be for either the entire cabinet or for all the electronic equipment installed within the cabinet. If certificates are not available.Document Responsibility: Instrumentation Standards Committee Issue Date: 22 September 2010 Next Planned Update: 1 September 2011 34-SAMSS-820 Instrument Control Cabinets – Indoor The Cabinet Fabricator shall verify the operation of all instrumentation and controls. Documented test procedures shall be submitted to Saudi Aramco for approval not less than thirty (30) days before commencement of test. 406. Level 3. Tests shall include. Visual inspection to verify compliance with requirements of this specification. 5 October 2005 28 May 2007 22 September 2010 Revision Summary Major revision intended to address major comments generated as part of the Instrumentation Standards Value Engineering conducted on March 5-9. and 800-870 MHz and held at a distance of 1. (at a 10 V/m power level). Editorial change to delete direct references of vendor names. Minor revision. 50-174 MHz. Complete wiring check with verification that terminal and wiring code conforms to cabinet design drawings. with cabinet doors open. the equipment in the cabinet shall function within the normal limit when tested with a 5 watt radio transceivers operating at 5 Watts within the frequency ranges.470MHz. Level 3. but shall not be limited to: a) b) c) d) A function test of all electronic instruments and electric control circuits and relays. 2005.0 meter from the cabinet. A certificate of compliance to the RFI requirements of IEC 61000-4-3. Page 21 of 21 .

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