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MANGALA ASSOCIATED FACILITIES PROJECT (EPC-1)


TANKS AND EXPORTS SYSTEMS - PROJECT NO: M201
METHOD STATEMENT FOR SETTLING TANK ERECTION
USING JACK LIFTING METHOD
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DESCRIPTION

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Purpose

Scope

Reference Documents

Definitions

Health and Safety

Environmental

Training and competency of personnel

Process

8.1

General

8.2

Actual Load Calculation

8.3

Safe Working Load Calculation

8.4

Description of Equipment

8.5

Erection By Jacking Method

Closeout

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Personal

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Tank erection Sequence

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Scaffolding

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QA/QC testing ( NDT) testing

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Sand Blasting / Painting / Hydro Test

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Calibration of Tanks

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1. PURPOSE
The purpose of this method statement is to explain the various steps involved in lifting the
Settling Tank shells by Jack Lifting Method.
2. SCOPE
The scope of this method statement describes the method of lifting of Settling Tank using Jack
Lifting Method at Phase II-Mangala Process Terminal; associated facilities project EPC 1
Project of CAIRN INDIA Ltd.
3. REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

M201TPL-MPT-Q-PLN-0001 Project Quality Plan


M201TPL-MPT-M-DS-3006 MECHANICAL DATA SHEET SETTLING TANK
M201TPL-MPT-M-DS-3007 MECHANICAL DATA SHEET Export TANK
HSE Plan M201TPL-MPT-R-PLN-001 and relevant HSE Procedures

4. DEFINITIONS
CIL

- Cairn India Pty. Limited (Client)

EIL

- Engineers India Limited (PMC)

TPL

- TATA Projects Limited (EPC Contractor)

5. HEALTH & SAFETY


5.1

As per HSE Plan, the following system to be followed

5.2

All relevant elements of HSE Plan shall be followed.

5.3

Emergency and response Plan shall be followed in case of any emergency. Road
Transport safety procedure shall be strictly adhered while transportation of
manpower or formwork materials by vehicles.

5.4

Daily Tool Box talk shall be conducted prior to proceed for the work.

5.5

First Aid arrangements shall be followed as per procedure.

6. ENVIRONMENTAL
6.1

Refer to Environment Management instructions.

6.2 All activities shall comply with Environment Management Plan.


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7. TRAINING AND COMPETENCY OF PERSONNEL


7.1

Daily Tool Box talk shall be conducted by job supervisor and weekly tool box
talk shall be conducted by respective area in-charge.

8. PROCESS
8.1 General
Prepare work permits, JSA and working procedure for CIL approval prior to
commencing work.
Organise a pre job safety meeting with all concerned to brief the planned
work activities and discuss their associated risks.
All lifting gears such as wire slings, web slings, shackles etc shall be
inspected and shall come with the valid load test certificate prior to lifting.
All personnel that will be involved with the works shall review the Job Safety
Analysis, Work procedure and conduct tool box meeting immediately before
commencement of work.
Ensure all personnel are equipped with appropriate PPE for the right job
especially for personnel working at height to wear safety harness, hand
gloves and vest.
Barricade the work area with red and white tape, sufficient warning sign
boards, work permit and JSA at Work site. Only authorized personnel are
allowed to be within the area during the lifting and erection works.
Erect Scaffolding/ install temporary support and platform to ensure works
accessibility.
8.2 ACTUAL LOAD CALCULATION
For Settling Tank D-234 & D-244 the Total Loads to be lifted shall be arrived
from the approved Drawings.
The Details as follows:
DESCRIPTION

WEIGHT IN TONNES

ROOF PLATES

81.00

ROOF STRUCTURE

51.00

SHELL APPURTENANCES

9.80

ROOF APPURTENANCES

1.50

PLATFORM & STAIRWAYS

11.20

SHELL COURSES
WIND GIRDER
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Suction Bucket & Oil Trough

22.0

TOTAL

322.00

8.3 SAFE WORKING LOAD CALCULATION


Before going for JACK capacity calculation Safe Working Load shall be
derived from the actual load calculation.
The Safe Working Load will be 1.5 times of the actual load.
SWL=1.5 X 300.00 MT
=450.00 MT.
8.4 DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT
Hydraulic Cylinder Type BW 12-200
Lifting Capacity

12tonnes

Maximum lift height

100mm.

Weight

Approx. 25kg

Lifting Trestle with Two Supporting Stay legs


Safe Working load

12tonnes

Maximum lift height

2.5m or 3m

Total unit weight

approx. 200kg

Largest component
Jack rod

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8.5 ERECTION BY JACKING METHOD


1) Mark the shell I/S diameter and fix the elevators on the annular plate.
2) Tack the guide on the elevators.
3) Weld the lifting cleats. (2 nos. /Jack; capacity of hydraulic jack-12 MT; For
settling Tank 38Nos (Min.), Export Tank 55Nos (Min.).
4) Weld the pad plates. ( 1 no for trestle & 2 nos for stay member)
5) Install trestle and stay member. Length of the trestle to be checked
according to shell heights.
6) Connect the high pressure hosepipes from power pack to each jack.
7) Give electrical power connection to power pack and start jacking.
8) Continue jacking till the assemble is lifted to a height of 50 mm more
than the width of the shell course to be erected next.
9) Erect the shell course by using crane or by any mechanical means.

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9. CLOSE OUT:
All vehicles, tools & tackles shall be removed from the area after completion
of the job.
10.

PERSONNEL

Peoples Involved

Construction Manager.

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II

Project QA/QC Manager.

QC Engineer.

Site Engineer.

HSE Engineer.

Site Foreman.

Roles and Responsibilities Refer Project Quality Plan M201TPL-MPT-Q-PLN0001 Responsibility and authority section.

11. Tank erection Sequence

Sand Blast , complete Painting On Bottom Surface of Annular Plates

STOOL ERECTION

6th Shell Painting on outer surface one coat - and Bottom Plate along
with complete painting

Compression Ring Painting on outer surface one coat

Centre Column along with complete painting

Trusses And Cross Girder along with complete painting Lift Assly

5th Shell along with one coat painting


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Wind Girders / Foam Chambers/ Stair case along with one coat
painting /Roof Plat form / Roof Nozzles - LIFT

4th Shell along with one coat painting

Wind Girders / Nozzles / Stair case along with one coat painting /Balance
Roof Plat form along with one coat painting, Nozzles LIFT( Partially)

On 4th Shell ( Only on 4th Shell) Oil through support bracket fabrication,
Oil through bottom plate fabrication with shell plate, Oil through vertical
plate fabrication with support bracket. Oil through plates shall be pre
fabricated as per Drg and Sand blasted. Sand blasted surfaces shall be
protected with the help of adhesion tape to protect the sand blasted
surfaces from rust. Bottom of the oil through surface shall be fully welded
with support bracket of oil through, balance structural work of Oil through
after erection of 1st Shell on nozzle portion.

3rd Shell

Nozzles / Stair case/Balance Roof Plat form - LIFT

2nd Shell

Nozzles / Stair case/ - LIFT

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1st Shell Plate erection with one coat painting external to the tank (Only following plate erection shall be taken preliminarily
1. One plate on Inlet nozzle N3 @ 180 area Plate S1A -25 mm
Thk
2. One Plate S1A 25 mm Thk
@ 90 to Nozzle N3
3. One Plate S1A 25 mm Thk
@ 270 to Nozzle N3
After installation above plates, following activities to be taken up,
1. Oil suction bucket assly shall be installed along with all structural
support.
2. Fixing of base plates on the tank shells and oil bucket for support
of Bumper supports to hold Main Distribution and lateral
distribution supports.
3. Main distribution holding supports shall be drilled for bolting holes
as per Drg before welding on base plates on shells & suction
bucket assly.
4. Marking shall be done for welding of 8 mm x 300 mm x 300 mm
base plates for supports for Steam pipe on entire Bottom plates as
required.
5. Fabricate all Steam Pipe Supports in workshops as per Drg and
keep ready for installation.
6. Fabrication of Steam pipe ( Flange to flange) spools shall be kept
ready for assly inside the tank along with U- clamps. Also supports
shall be pre fabricated out side tank before erection along with
pipe.
7. Base plate for Bumper assly shall be fabricated on shell plate.
Lateral distribution Bumper assly shall be fabricated as per the
Drg. Fabricated Bumper support to be welded to the shell as per
the Drg.
8. Draw off sludge support shall be kept ready for assly on the
bottom of the shell dully painted as required.
9. While prefabricating the main and lateral distribution shells at
work shop, please (ensure)fabrication of adjacent lateral
distribution shell with respective main distributive shell shall also
be completed to avoid local welding inside the tank.
10.Main and lateral distributer shells shall be one coat painted with
Glass flake paint before shifting for assly.
11.Assemble the main distributing shell with bumpers fixed on the
shell.
12.After completion of alignment of main distributing shell , Seal weld
shall be done for complete assly of the Main distributive shall.
13.Similarly lateral distributive shell shall be aligned and seal welded.
14.After complete erection of main and lateral distributers, Oil
through, oil suction buckets, and draw off sludge assly with pipes
Now the inside of tank is ready for copper blasting.
15.Keep the shell -1 open (only with 4 plates in place and welded),
start the copper blasting for entire shell plate, before start of
blasting the shell plates, roof structure and plates shall be covered
by appropriate coverage to avoid damage of paint due to copper
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grit striking the paint surface during copper blasting of shell


plates.
16.VEGF (Vinyl Easter Glass Flake) paint holding primer is to be
applied on the inside of the shell within 4 hrs from the time of
completion of copper blast. Keeping the shell-1 open helps to
avoid dust to escape from the tank so that during the painting,
paint surfaces will not affected by dust contamination.
17.Now complete the copper blast of un erected shell plates at
bottom level ( level -1) and apply primer paint.
18.Erection of all shell plates now to be taken up and complete within
2 days of time.
19.Primer painting shall be done on weld joint,( shell course No1 and
2) after manual cleaning
20.After copper blast and primer painting, now the tank is ready for
final paint coating of VEGF (Vinyl Easter Glass Flake).
21.Apply VEGF (Vinyl Easter Glass Flake) on the internal surface of
shell and release for Holiday test as required by FQP.

12. Scaffolding

Scaffolding the is safety requirement is a temporary structure used to support people and
material in the construction or repair of buildings and other structures. It is usually a modular
system of metal pipes or tubes.
After the assembly of all internals OR if possible during the assembly of Internals to the
possible extent Scaffolding is being constructed inside the tank along the periphery of the tank
for activities related to copper blasting and painting activities.
Scaffolding for roof welding and touch up paint for roof under side, shall be carried out with the
help of hanging plat form constructed with girder clamps on roof structures and cross girder.
Detailed calculations for Quantity requirement is enclosed along with sketches of Scaffolding
construction.

13. QA/QC Testing ( NDT testing )


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Following are the testing methods for fabrication works are followed for quality controls.
Areas and type to be tested.
a. All butt welds horizontal joints -

10% Radiography

b. All T- Joints-

100% radiography.

c. Annular to Shell Plate

Chalk test by High Speed Diesel.

d. All fillet Weld

Vacuum tests 100 %.

e. RF pads for Nozzle

Pneumatic test.

However other than tests mentioned above, as per standards, following additional test are also
taken up for higher quality standards.
All fillet Welds and Butt welds Shall be provided with 100% DP test to find the quality of the
weld.
14 Sand Blasting / Painting / Hydro test /
Further to the sequence of operation of Tank fabrication and erection the following
are the sequence of operation to be followed for Sand Blasting / Painting / Hydro
test /
1. All Shell plates shall be pre fabricated, tank external surfaces of shell plates
copper blasted & one coat painted before the shifting to site for erection.
Similarly all roof structure members shall be cut to required size, copper
blasted painting as pr requirement shall be completed and then proceed for
fabrication of Roof structure /cross girder assly. After fabrication and before
erection heat affected zone shall be painted for final coat.
2. All bottom plates shall be prefabricated, copper blasted and painting is
completed with all respect for erection and welding of bottom plates.
3. All internals shall be pre fabricated / copper blasted and final coat painted
before erection. However Oil through shall be copper blasted and covered with
adhesion paper to avoid cleaned surface contamination with atmospheric
contamination to lead rust. After erection adhesion paper shall be dismantled
and proceed for final painting.
4. After complete erection of Tank shells, Roof structures and all other internals
proceed for copper blasting of tank internal shell surface, however shell course
No 1, shall not be closed to form full tank. This sis to avoid dust particles to
escape from tank inside area to prevent contamination with tank internal shell
surface while painting hold primer.
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5. After complete copper blast and primer paint of tank internal shell surfaces,
while 1st shell is still open, cover the tank open area by temporary cloth to
avoid spreading of copper grits to escape while copper blasting of bottom plate
and annular plate. Complete the bottom plate and annular plate primer paint
and thus completing the copper blasting and primer painting on all internal
surfaces of the tank.
6. Now clean the all internal surfaces of tank shell plates including all internals by
water and thus preparing the tank internal surface ready for Vinyl Easter Glass
flake paint as per specification requirement.
7. Complete the Vinyl Easter Glass flake painting in presence of NACE-II expert
and obtain the clearance from CAIRN.
Above all activities shall allow proceeding for Hydro Test of Tank Shell.
Hydro Test Since erection of tank has been completed as per approved Drg and
Painting is also completed as per quality requirements and approved documents, now
the tank is ready for Hydro test. Sequence of operation for hydro test.
1. Check the completeness of tank with respect all approved Drg for mechanical
erection completion.
2. During the hydro test, all instrumentation shall be excluded to avoid the
damage to instruments.
3. Since the hydro test is to be carried out by produced water, ensure all Hook ups
of pipes with tank nozzles so that, produced water from operating plant can be
fed to settling tanks.

SCOPE
1. This test procedure shall be carried out to detect the leak in shell weld joints
and to observe the load stabilization of liquid in interval level height.

PURPOSE
1. The purpose of this procedure is providing the guideline and sequential
steps for the hydro test / water fill up test for the tank.

CHECK LIST
1
2
3
4
5
6

After completion of the erection, welding and NDT the following points shall
be checked before testing.
All the mechanical activities completion in respect of the drawing.
Radiography completion including repairs.
The entire NDT test like chalk-diesel test, LPT (DP) , RF .Pad pneumatic test,
vacuum box test completion.
During the hydro test of the tank all Instruments shall be isolated to avoid
the damage during the hydro test
Since the is to be carried out by Tumbli Water / Injection water, ensure all

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hook ups of required pipes with tank nozzles, so that Tumbli Water / Injection
water from operating plant can be fed to settling tanks.
Line Size (Line Number)Isometric Drg No
Vent and M/w Open to be checked while filling the water to ensure air
release.
Finally mechanical clearance from the CAIRN/EIL shall be taken before
commence of hydro test in approved format

TEST MEDIA
Test media shall be Produced Water from MPT.

PROCEDURE
1

Required pipe shall be identified to allow the produced water to feed into
the settling tank. Ensure the hook up to be completed to settling tank
nozzles as per approved Drg.
2. Markers shall be provided on the shell, 500 mm from the bottom to check
tank settlement. Size shall be 50 X 50 X 6mm angle and 100 mm long. The
nos. of setting marker shall be minimum 4 Nos
3 Setting marker shall be welded and initial level reading shall be taken with
respect
to the permanent benchmark using dumpy level / Total station
4 Shell settlement measurements shall be made after tank erection, prior to
Hydro testing
5 and during water filling at 1000 mm intervals up to maximum filling height
of tank.
6 The levels taken before water filling called as initial level of the tank and
shall be recorded in an approved format.
7. The water filling height shall be restricted to the max. Liquid Level or up to
the curb record.
8. The water filling shall be carried out in four stages (25%, 50%, 75% & 100%
of the
max liquid level of the tank)
9. Any leaks observed in the shell joint during the hydro test shall be noted
and repaired with the water level min. of 300mm below the leak spot.
10.The repaired shall be carried out as per the procedure and tank test shall be
recommended.
11.After each stage of filling, a load stabilization period shall be
observed as
minimum
24 ours max between each stage of filling.
12.During the stabilization period the settlement reading shall be observed and
recorded
jointly with CAIRN/EIL through dumpy level.
13.Filling rate shall be not exceeding 5 meters per day.
14.After completion of the water filling the water load shall be maintained for
24 hours. After 24 hours the final settlement reading shall be recorded
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jointly with client.


15.Tank shall be emptied at a maximum water level variation rate of 5 meters
per day. Care shall be taken that top manholes are open during empty
operation of conical
roof tanks.
16.If salt water is used then corrosion inhibitor should be sprayed (mixed) prior
to filling / after hydro test the tank should be thoroughly cleaned with sweat
water.
17.After hydro test all instrument and Electrical items shall be restored to
connection as per project / documents requirements.

15.0 TANK CALIBRATION PROCEDURE


1. Definition
Tank Calibration is the process of determining the Volumetric Content of a tank per
unit height of liquid.
2. Scope
This procedure shall be intended for calibration of Oil Storage Tanks for M/s.
Cairn Energy India Pty. Ltd., Barmer Mangala Process Terminal in the state of
Rajasthan.
3. Calibration standards
The calibration shall be carried out by Optical Reference Line Method (ORLM) in
accordance with following API Standards.
:
API 2550, Section 2B
:
ISO 7507, Part 2
4. Calibration Agency
The calibration shall be carried out by the following agency.
R.P.J. CONSULTANTS & ENGINEERS
B-6/2, Saptarishi, Anand Nagar,
Manpada Road, Dombivili (East),
Dist. Thane 421 201 (MS)
Person to contact Mr. P.L. Mahajan,
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Phone No.:
(0251) 22456677
Fax No.: (0251) 2456489
e-mail:
pmahajan@bom5.vsnl.net.in
Mobile: 09821063498
5. Summary of Tanks
Sr. No. Tank No.

Dimensions

Type

Qty.

1
2

32.7M Dia X 11.9M Ht


51M Dia X 11.9M Ht

CR
CR

02
02

MPT-D-234/244
MPT-D-250E/F

6. Location of Tanks
Cairn Energy India Pty. Ltd.,
Barmer Mangala Process Terminal,
Barmer (Rajasthan)
7. Condition for Measurements
a. All details about tank including drawings shall be provided to the Calibration
agency before carrying out calibration.
b. Calibration of Shell and bottom up to datum point shall be
carried out only after hydrostatic test of the tank. The tank shall
be completely empty and clean.
c. The measurement works shall be carried out after ensuring the
tank is totally available for measuring work in safety condition.
8. Calibration Equipment
Following equipments provided by calibration agency will be used for
measuring.
Sr. No.
Equipment
Size
Make
1.
2.
3.
4.

Strapping Tape

100 M

Ritcher Metri, Germany

Dip Tape with Dip Wt.


30 M
Ritcher Metri, Germany
Measuring Tape
3M
Freemans
Spring Balance
10 Kg
Salter

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5.
6.

Theodolite/Tripod
Water Tube

Lieca, Germany/ Kolida, China


50 M

Calibration Method
a). Vertical Calibration
For use of Optical calibration a reference circumference is
required. This is obtained by taking the average circumference of
the bottom plate course, which is measured by strapping either
continuously or for larger tanks in series of areas by the use of
calibrated master tape. Reference strapping is taken at 80% from
the bottom of the course.
On the reference circumference stations are marked at equal
intervals around the tank wall, the number of optical
perpendicular stations. This is obtained by the following formula.
Stations = Circumference in meter
6
(Rounded the nearest even number of stations with the minimum
of 8 stations and maximum of 24 stations)
The horizontal stations shall be chosen to insure that the vertical
transverse of the trolley along the shell at any given station shall
be at least 300mm from the vertical weld seam and their should
be no interference in its line of travel.
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For any given horizontal station, a minimum of two vertical


stations is established for each course at 20% and 80%.

At the first station the theodolite in set up with its standing axis at
a known distance from the tank wall. The movable scale assembly
is placed against the tank wall and pulled upwards until the
graduated rule is at the same level as eyepiece of the theodolite
a reading on the graduated rule is taken.
Subsequently reading is then taken at all required levels. Two
reading per course minimum.
b). Bottom Calibration
Similar number of horizontal stations marked inside the tank at
equal distance around the circumference.
Vertical stations are taken from the center of the tank to the
inside of the wall, 5M apart with the first station at 0.5M from the
wall.

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By placing a water tube at the center of the tank and taking


reading with a water tube at each vertical station, the profile of
the tank bottom can be obtained.
From this profile the volume can be calculated using the correct
formula for the geometrical shape for the floor with irregular
configuration.
c).

Deadwood Measurements

The entire deadwood is accurately accounted for as to the volume and location in
order to permit adequate allowances for volumes of liquid displaced by various
objects and allocation of these effects at various elevations within the tanks.

d). Computation of Capacity Table


Once the field measurements have been carried out the
accumulated data is input onto our computer program to obtain
the tank table on recommended format of non-tearable tracing
paper showing the capacity in liters at every 1 cm depth and
fractions in mm to interpolate dip readings and get the Calibration
Chart duly certified and Approved by Competent Government
Authority.
A Soft copy of EXCEL file of Tank Capacity table shall also be
submitted to load tank capacity in the tank gauging system.

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