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NIMR G

DEVELOPMENT &
KARIM WEST WATER
FLOOD PROJECT

METHOD STATEMENT FOR PIPE HANDLING,


STORAGE AND STRINGING

CONTRACT
NO:
C31/1033

NIMR G DEVELOPMENT & KARIM WEST WATER FLOOD PROJECT


CONTRACT NO: C31/1033

METHOD STATEMENT FOR ON- PLOT PIPING/ EQUIPMENT HYDROTEST

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METHOD STATEMENT FOR PIPE HANDLING,


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CONTENTS

1. Introduction
2. Purpose
3. References
4. Abbreviations
5. Personnel
6. Equipment List
7. Methodology
8. QA/QC
9. HSE
10. Annexure

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1.0 INTRODUCTION
Galfar Engineering & Contracting Company awarded for the works required to complete
Nimr G and Karim West water flood project in contract Number: C-31/ 1033.
2.0 PURPOSE
Purpose of this document to narrate detailed description of activities and Practice for
On- Plot Piping Hydrostatic test for Nimr G & Karim West Water Flood project to
ensure the work is performed in safe, professional and controlled manner by a
competent personnel.

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3.0 REFERENCE

Construction scope of work


MSP -04 Document & Data Control
SP 1006 Health ,Safety & Environmental Specification
SP-2051 Specification for Flushing, Pressure Testing, Pickling and Sensitive
Leak testing of Mechanical Equipments and Piping

4.0 ABBREVIATIONS
PDO: Petroleum development Oman (Company)
HEMP: Hazard and Effects Management process
HSE: Health, safety and Environment
ID: Identification
ITP: Inspection and test plan
PPE: personal protective Equipment
PTW: permit to work
SP: Specification
QA/ QC: Quality Assurance/ Quality Control
5.0 PERSONNEL
The following personnel with the responsibilities entrusted to them shall be responsible
for carrying the work mentioned in the scope of work.
Project Manger:

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Shall be responsible for providing all infrastructures and other resources required for the
completion of the project including safety related PPEs and tackles and competent
manpower.
Reports to the Executive Vice President (O& G and EPC)
Construction Manager:
Shall ensure that work procedures are in place and control measures taken before for
execution of project. Shall responsible for all construction activities, training and
awareness programs for all personnel deployed for the activity and to ensure the work
completed as per the approved Project schedule.
Reports to Project Manger. In his duties, he is assisted by the construction team as
indicated in the organization chart.
Sr. Project Engineer:
Responsible for formulating and implementing execution plan for the project and to
ensure project progressing on stipulated manner.
Reporting to project Manager
HSE Officer:
In addition to the roles and responsibilities as disseminated generally in the Contract
Specific HSE guidelines, the following activity specific functions shall be carried out;
Disseminate

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policies

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activities

involved

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facilitate

implementation.
Verify arrangements to handle emergencies; educate the team; observe mock drills for
adequacy of preparedness.
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Assist in incident investigations; maintain integrity of investigation process; disseminate


learning and track actions.
Monitor activities, recognize and report non-conformities, recommend and follow-up
corrective and preventive actions.
Analyze and report performance and recommend areas of improvement.
Shall ensure working gas testing equipments available, wherever necessary at site and
is being used
Provide inputs for work specific job Risk assessment and mitigation.
Reports to the construction Manager on day to day matters of the project and
functionally reporting to HSE Manager on HSE related matters.
Sr. QA/ QC Engineer
Shall be responsible for implementation of QA/ QC specifications, codes, procedures
and guidelines specific to the activity.
Reports to the construction Manager on day to day matters of the project and
functionally reporting to QA/ QC Manager on QA/QC related matters.
QC Inspectors
Liaise with QCI of PDO through the Sr. QA/QC Engineer for conducting day to day
activities for the projects
Hydro test Engineers/ Supervisors
Shall be responsible for interpretations of Project scope of work & drawings and
executes the work as per the Specifications, HSE & QA/ QC guidelines. Ensure the
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work is done as per approved method statement and specifications. Also ensure that
Permit to work is obtained through permit Holder.
Apart from the above; Hydro test Engineer is fully responsible for implementation of this
procedure. His responsibilities include but not limited to

Ensure that all activities and documents related to pipeline are completed and

obtain necessary Mechanical Clearance from QA/QC Personnel.


Ensure that Pressure gauges, Pressure recorders etc. are as per PDO
Specifications and have valid Calibration Certificates.

Ensure that water used for hydro testing is tested for Quality requirement and
test report available.

Ensure that standard fittings, valves, hoses etc. are used for testing.

Ensure proper communication facilities are available at site.

Liaison with PDO Representative and HSE Dept. on matters regarding Health,
Safety and Environmental Protection.

Ensure that area is barricaded with warning tape and warning signs are
displayed.

Ensure no unauthorized person enter barricaded area of test section while hydro
test is in progress.

Ensure all personnel involved in the Hydro testing activity are aware of the
communication and emergency procedure.

Ensure that adequate measures are taken to safeguard all personnel and
equipment working in the close vicinity of test section.

Ensure disposal of water is carried out as per PDO requirements.

Ensure necessary Lighting arrangement is there to carry out the work in the
night.

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Hydro test Engineer functionally reports to Construction Manager.


6.0 EQUIPMENT LIST

Circulation, Flushing and pressurizing Pumps

Temporary pipe fittings / connections, hose connections, spades and blank / blind
flanges, temporary pipe work, temporary strainers, valves and spool pieces.

Temporary supports.

Test gauges complete with test certificates and double block and bleed valves for
connection to equipment.

Dead weight tester accurate to 5 kPa with valid calibration certificate.

Air-compressor for pneumatic testing and equipment drying.

Chemical mixing and injection equipment.

Medium Density Foam

Crew Transportation vehicle


Pick-up/ Station Wagon

Consumables

Water treatment chemicals

Pickling chemicals

Temporary gaskets

Corrosion inhibiting chemicals

7.0 Methodology
7.1 Permit to work
Permit to work as required shall be obtained by the construction
supervisor/Permit Applicant from the authorities concerned of PDO for the
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section to be hydro tested. Necessary permission to carryout work in the night


and also to drive vehicle in the night will be obtained.
7.2 Preparation
Prior to pressure testing the Contractor shall ensure that the following are completed.
Flushing operation carried out as per the test pack sheet.

Prior hydrostatic testing system folder shall be submitted and approved by company.
The test pack folder should contain the following:
Data Sheet for Piping for all lines indicating the design pressure
and temperature at each line. Refer to DEP 31.38.01.92-Gen Data Sheet for Piping
An equipment list of items which shall be included in the system
test indicating design pressure and temperature ratings.
An equipment list of excluded items with reasons for exclusion.
The pressure test details indicating the test medium, test duration
and test pressure.
Piping Installation for Test check sheet.
Test Equipment Calibration check sheet.
Piping Cleanliness check sheet (where applicable).

Piping ISO Index for Test check sheet for each section of pipework included in the
system test. The isometric drawing shall indicate:

Vent and drain points.

Position of blanks/spades.

Position of test pressure gauges.

Temporary spool pieces.

Filling position and pressurization point.

Valves (mechanical) to be included in the tested.


Extent of pipe work to be pickled/chemically cleaned (where
applicable).

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Prior test shall submit a full set of flow sheets for all systems, marked showing each test
that is intended to be carried out.

The flow sheet(s) shall show the extent of the test loop clearly marked indicating all blank/
spade positions, vent positions, pressure gauge positions, and the filling entry point.

All pressure gauges to be used for the test shall have a unique number and shall be
calibrated prior to each test using a standard Dead Weight Gauge Tester.

The test details of each gauge to be used shall be entered on Test Equipment Calibration
check sheet. Any gauge showing an uncorrectable zero reading, or error of more than
2% of full scale range shall be discarded and a new gauge shall e obtained. New gauges
shall also be calibrated prior to use.

The gauge scales shall be calibrated in kPa and shall be not less than 125 mm in
diameter.

The WIN PCS / CCMS check sheet shall be completed and approved by the Contractor
and accepted by PDO before the testing can take place.

If equipment and vessels are to be included in the system limits, shall ensure that:
Manhole covers are installed with permanent gaskets.
All floats are removed from the equipment and vessels.
Any special precautions have been taken, e.g. exchange floating tube sheet test
ring fitted for shell side test, if shell cover is removed. Bellows restraining bars
shall be fitted, if required. Differential pressure considerations between shell and
tube side of the exchangers shall be observed.
When testing against CLOSED block valves, drains and vents on adjacent
equipment or systems are to be left open to prevent pressurization due to leaking
valves.
When vessels are to be tested separately from piping, care shall be taken that all
pipe connections are blinded or disconnected so that the entire system is not
flooded.
When testing connecting piping and not the vessel, pipe connections shall be
blinded and vents and drains of vessels shall be left open.
Equipment and vessels are unpainted and uninsulated.
Blanks installed at interface with all rotating equipment.

7.3 Flushing
The piping system and equipment to be flushed prior to test to ensure the line system free
from sand, debris, obstructions etc. Flushing will be carried out using pumped water from a
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separate supply or with water from the fire main system if available, and subject to
Company approval. On system / equipment where once through flushing is to be carried
out, the flush shall continue until clear water is observed at the exit point. Flushing shall be
continued for a further period of 5 minutes after the water at the exit point is confirmed
clear. On system / equipment where circulation loop flushing is to be carried out, the flush
shall continue until circulation pump strainers show no further evidence of extraneous
materials and the circulating water at the pump suction is clear.
Where possible the flushing water velocity should be approximately 5m/sec. This shall be
attained using either flushing pumps or fire main water (if available). Where fire main water
is to be used the following may be used as a guide to obtain the required velocities. The
guides are based on the assumptions:
Fire main pressure 790 930 kPa and one (1) fire hose delivers 300 m3/hr.

For lines up to and including 150 mm diameter, use one (1) fire hose (64 mm. fire hose
with 75 mm. hose coupler).

For lines greater than 150 mm. up to and including 250 mm. diameter use two (2) hoses.

For lines greater than 250 mm up to and including 400 mm. diameter use three (3) hoses.

For lines greater than 400 mm. diameter use four (4) hoses.
On completion of flushing, blanks installed for the purpose of flushing which are not
required during subsequent pressure testing shall be removed and the joints re-instated
with new gaskets. Any joint that has been broken shall have a new gasket fitted.
Permanent service gaskets shall be installed after flushing on any joints that will not be
broken again during or after hydro testing. All tanks, vessels and drums that were included
in the flushing operations, shall be checked to ensure cleanliness and security of internal
fittings. Flushing water shall be drained to a suitable open drain or sewer system, or if no
open drain or sewer system is provided an area designated by the Company. Flushing
documentation shall be carried in specific format identified in CQP.

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filling

The system shall be filled from the lowest point with all vents
open. All
high point vents and other connections which serve as vents shall be
open
during filling of the equipment / system. Venting through high point flanges shall be acceptable
where the system under test does not contain a high point vent. The vents shall be
progressively closed when a steady air free stream of test media is issuing from the vent. The
Company shall approve any test water supplied by the Contractor and additionally specify any
additions of inhibitors or scavengers that may be required. An adequate mixing system shall be
provided and utilised by the Contractor to ensure a uniform solution.

7.5 Hydrostatic Testing


The filling hose from the pressure generator shall be connected to the lowest point of the
system to be tested. Pressurize initially up to approximately 100 KPa and check for missing
gaskets and leaks. Prior to checking system for leaks external surfaces should be dry. During
the test the pressure shall be increased in stages to allow for strain and for leak checking and
inspection of the equipment / system. The actual pressure applied shall not exceed the test
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pressure by more than 2%. Should the actual pressure exceed the test pressure by more than
2% (due to thermal expansion in a closed system) the system shall be vented to reduce the
pressure to the specified test pressure. Leaks detected on the equipment / system shall only be
rectified once the test pressure has been relieved. Tightening of bolts on flanges or joints shall
not be undertaken with pressure on the equipment / system. When leaks have been rectified the
test shall be carried out again for the full duration. The test pressure shall be maintained for a
minimum of two (2) hours or for as long as it shall take to inspect all the equipment / system for
leakage or failure. The pressure generator shall not be connected to the equipment or system
under test until immediately prior to the test and shall be disconnected immediately after the test
pressure equalizing. Stop points and visual checking the equipment or system under pressure
at each stage shall be determined before testing commences.

7.6 Draining & Drying


On completion of hydrostatic testing the Contractor shall remove all water from the equipment /
system under test. The equipment / system shall be vented in a controlled manner during drain
down so as to prevent a vacuum or partial vacuum from being drawn. The equipment / system
shall be protected from corrosion once all test media has been drained. Depending on the
conditions prevailing at the time of testing i.e. availability of resources and the proposed
commissioning schedule a number of options may be available:

After drain down, the equipment or system may be immediately blown dry with air
to a dew point of -1C. Special attention shall be given to equipment which is
difficult to drain e.g. heat exchangers shall have their individual tubes blown
through.

If no reinstatement is required the test media may be displaced with an inert


atmosphere e.g. nitrogen or dry crude.

Refilling the equipment / system with the process fluid immediately after draining

7.7 Disposal of Test Media


Test water shall be drained to a suitable open drain or sewer system. Chemically treated test
media shall be drained via the open / closed drains systems of water handling facilities installed
at the location. Where no such facilities exist, an evaporation pond may be utilized taking
adequate precautions to keep animals away. Disposal to estuaries or the sea shall be avoided
wherever possible.

7.8 Corrosion protection

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Equipment / system that is to be drained of test media and then left empty one month or more
shall require to provide special precautions/treatments to prevent the ingress of air and
subsequent corrosion. Such special treatments shall include one of the following:
filling with nitrogen or other inert gas
filling with sweet dry oil

7.9 Reinstatement of the System


On completion of all flushing and pressure testing the system shall be reinstated as per the
construction drawings. Any joint that is broken after hydro testing shall have a new permanent
service gasket fitted. These joints shall be taped and subjected to an air pressure test not
exceeding 400 kPa to ensure the integrity of the joint. Leak testing shall be accomplished using
soapy water. The installation of instrument shall be in accordance with ERD-30-01.

7.10 Documentation /Records


Upon completion of hydrostatic test of each section/line, the hydro testing engineer shall
organize the following documents and hand over to the customer. Original shall be
submitted along with the test pack.
a. Flushing Report
b. Hydrostatic Test Report
c. Hydrostatic test Acceptance Certificate
d. Drying Acceptance Certificate

MED-QC-830-006 -F/01
MED-QC-830-006-F/05
MED-QC-830-006-F/07
MED-QC-830-006-F/08

e. Mechanical Acceptance Certificate


f. Original of all record charts.
g. Calibration certificates of all instruments/test equipments
8. 0 QA/QC
Inspection and Test plan, Storage and handling, stringing quality control procedures are
summarized in project Quality Control plan.
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Refer MED QC 830- 003.


9. 0 HSE
During all stages of the pipeline construction, the Contractor shall work to the highest
achievable safety and environmental standards. The safety performance of all staff
involved in the work shall be monitored and recorded. Regular safety inspection of the
construction sites shall be carried out, to ensure compliance with the relevant
procedures, as well as maintaining awareness of all staff regarding potential hazards.
The aspects related to the management of safety during the construction phase are
covered in EP 95 0000 and SP-1208/SP-1247 as applicable.

10.1 ANNEXURE
Formats

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