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Inspection Procedure

00-SAIP-51 Electrical Inspection Document Responsibility: Inspection Engineering Standards Committee 18 April 2009

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards
Table of Contents 1 2 3 4 5 6 Scope............................................................. 2 Abbreviations................................................. 2 Responsibilities.............................................. 2 Applicable Documents................................... 3 General Guidelines........................................ 3 Records.......................................................... 4

Previous Issue: 31 August 2004 Next Planned Update: 18 April 2014 Page 1 of 5 Primary contact: Kakpovbia, Anthony E. on 966-3-8747226
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residential buildings.2. 2 Abbreviations SAEP SAIP SAES EIS NEC API Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure Saudi Aramco Inspection Procedure Saudi Aramco Engineering Standard Equipment Inspection Schedule National Electrical Code American Petroleum Institute 3 Responsibilities 3. Enclosures for covers.2 3. Equipment for physical damage.2. 3. The internal inspection of plant equipment shall be made as required at installation.1. commercial buildings.1 The following external inspection of all industrial plant electrical equipment shall be made at time of installation and/or at the intervals specified in the attached EIS DE-14949: 3.2.3 3. Integrity of the ground grid system and equipment grounds.1. Included are all industrial plants. Tray and cable systems for support and continuity.3 3.1 3.Document Responsibility: Inspection Engineering Standards Committee Issue Date: 18 April 2009 Next Planned Update: 18 April 2014 00-SAIP-51 Electrical Inspection 1 Scope This SAIP provides functional guidance for Electrical Inspectors performing inspection in all Saudi Aramco Facilities.2 3.1 3.4 Conduit. upon request of the Operations Supervision or during scheduled test and inspections (T&Is).2.1. oil leaks. conduit seals and drains. overheating. public buildings.4 Fire detection and alarm systems and electric driven fire pump Emergency and Exit lighting Emergency generators and transfer switches Lighting and Distribution Panels Page 2 of 5 .2 The following inspections of all community and Operations Support Facilities shall be made at the intervals specified in EIS DE-093684 of SAEP-309: 3.1. and any other permanent or temporary facility within Saudi Aramco operating areas.

7 3.705 GI-0006. Community and Industrial Support Facilities DE-14949 DE-093684 5 General Guidelines 5.6 3. Report immediately to Operations/Construction Supervision.) Electrical Equipment Inspection Schedule (EIS) Industrial Plants Electrical Equipment Inspection Schedule. Page 3 of 5 5.1 Review Construction Schedules.8 4 Lighting Systems and Wall Devices Transformers Junction Box Enclosures Cable and Conduit systems Applicable Documents The following Saudi Aramco General Instructions. that pertain to electrical work and plant/facility modifications.012 GI-1001. Daily Work Schedules.2.2. Engineering Standards and Codes are the pertinent references for Electrical Inspection: GI-0002.2.00 SAEP-309 SAES-M-XXX SAES-P-XXX API NEC Performance Certification of High Voltage Cable Splicers Use of Hold Tags and Multiple Lockouts Responsibility for Electrical Systems Maintenance Inspection of Community and Operations Support Facilities Saudi Aramco Building Code Engineering Standards Series Saudi Aramco Electrical Engineering Standards Series Guide for Inspection of Refinery Equipment-API Chapter 14 The National Electrical Code (NFPA-70) (Shall be the general guide as modified by the Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards.Document Responsibility: Inspection Engineering Standards Committee Issue Date: 18 April 2009 Next Planned Update: 18 April 2014 00-SAIP-51 Electrical Inspection 3. Preventive Maintenance Test and Inspection Schedules. Maintenance Work Orders. unsafe operations of the facility or life and safety issues and follow up with a worksheet.5 3.2 .2.

6 6.2. Inspection worksheets documenting electrical discrepancies shall be written on Saudi Aramco Form 2643-ENG and structured to include the following: 6.2. Job No.4 5.3 5.7 Budget Item. 6 Records 6.2.7 Maintain a file of plant electrical drawings and equipment manuals Ensure that craftsmen making high voltage splices or terminations have current valid certificates per GI-0002.2. Project Manager/Project Engineer Loss Prevention Engineer (If Required) Page 4 of 5 .e.705. Dh. Review the area classification when plant modifications are made.Document Responsibility: Inspection Engineering Standards Committee Issue Date: 18 April 2009 Next Planned Update: 18 April 2014 00-SAIP-51 Electrical Inspection 5. i.1 6.2. 5. Report substandard workmanship of contractor personnel to the Project Engineer or Area Maintenance Engineer for action.9 Conduct special inspection programs. prior to commencing work on cable repairs.. E-1340B..5 5.3 6.1 6.4 6. Inspect all work to the latest codes and standards and approved drawings.6 5.e.2. Project Manager/Operations Supervisor Observations Recommendations Conclusions (If Required) Worksheet distribution will include: For New Construction: Superintendent. Infrared scanning of electrical equipment and arrange X-raying of conduit seals fittings. i. Projects Inspection Division.5 6. Engineering Plant number and location Equipment number and/or description Action for.2 Inspectors shall maintain a daily log book of inspection activities.2.. Inspect major renovation and upgrade of existing facilities to approved engineering drawings.2 6.

2.3 Discrepancies shall be defined and referenced by the applicable paragraph in the Code or Standard. Engineering Plant Area Maintenance Engineer Plant Inspection Files Loss Prevention Engineer (If Required) 6.Document Responsibility: Inspection Engineering Standards Committee Issue Date: 18 April 2009 Next Planned Update: 18 April 2014 00-SAIP-51 Electrical Inspection For Existing Operating Facilities: Superintendent/General Supervisor. 18 April 2009 Page 5 of 5 . Revision Summary Editorial revision to change the primary contact.8 6. Revised the “Next Planned Update”. A follow-up worksheet shall be issued for all discrepancies noted on worksheets that have not been corrected within a reasonable time.