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CO2 Flow Loop

Comments to Piping Design Basis, doc CO2M-03-03-PI-DB-0001 Rev A

Clause 3.4 Codes and Standard
PTS 12.30.02 Piping General Requirement is not listed under this clause. If the
project is taking exception, it has to be documented via the MOC.
PTS12.31.01 Piping Classes is not listed under this clause. Add and comply.
Clause 4.1 Para 1- PTS 12.30.02 Piping General Requirements only allow threaded
connection on low pressure utility lines, PTS shall govern as it is more stringent than
ASME B31.3, Para 314 which allows threaded connection for Normal Fluid.
Clause 4.2 Refer to Line numbering example below:
Clause 4.3 State the reason why there is no need to comply to NACE std.
Clause 4.5 AIV/FIV is not discretionary. Screening shall be performed as per EI
guideline and full analysis shall be carried out if required.
Clause 5.3 Slip on flanges are not in accordance with PTS12.30.02 and
PTS12.31.01. Socket weld is allowed by PTS12.30.02 based on economic benefit.
Threaded connections are not allowed on process lines, only for Utility lines. Use of
Lap joint flanges is only allowed in instrument connections as stated in specific
piping class.
Clause 5.4 Fluorocarbon coating is not meant as corrosion protection, its purpose
is to reduce friction between the bolt and the nuts to increase the efficiency in
torque transfer. The bolts shall be zinc nickel plated for corrosion protection.
Clause 5.6 SP items are standard pipe products but are not stated in the specific
piping classes. Detailed specification and datasheet shall be produced for
procurement purposes. Where SP items are covered by PTS std dwgs, it shall be
stated in the datasheets and the std dwg shall be attached.
Clause 6.0 Fabrication
Refer to PTS12.30.05, PTS15.12.01, PTS15.12.03.
Refer to CSP-22 for hydrotesting
Clause 6.3 Trench shall be self draining to Hydrocarbon contaminated water
drainage system if there is a remote chance of contamination otherwise, if there is
none, then it may be discharged into the storm water system.
Clause 6.4 Please explain how a checkered plate is able to prevent injury to
humans. Please rephrase for clarity.
Clause 6.5 Add reference to PTS12.30.02 Piping General Requirement, it specifies
the size and rating where bolt tensioning is required.
Clause 7 Piping Layout

Clause 7.1 Pipe routing

Tubing is not considered as Piping and is generally under Intrument discipline.
Delete all references for tubing in this document and if required include under
Instrument Design basis.
Elevated piping minimum head clearance is 2.m. Pipe trench shall be free draining
to AOC if contaminated due to minor piping leaks etc mostly through flanged joints
or other tapping points. If no possibility of contaminated it shall be free draining to
the storm water drain. Trench shall be covered either galvanized grating or
checkered/non slip steel plate with no tripping hazard.
Valves classified as C-1 valve as per HFE/VCA shall be accessible from the ground or
permanent platform for ease of operation.
Delete last para, refer to PTS12.30.02 for std piping arrangement for control valves,
Clause 7.2 Pipe supports
Pipe supports shall comply to PTS 12.30.04 Pipe supports.
Clause 7.3 Valves
The default valve is reduced bore for ball valves and is much cheaper than full bore
so why is full bore valve being specified throughout? Full bore is generally required
for relief lines, pigging lines but otherwise reduced bore is OK.
Add valve testing requirements as per API598, FAT, SAT? Fugitive emission test as
per ISO15848.
Since the CO2 flow Loop is a testing facility which most of the time is idle and nonpressurized, the Project takes exception to the requirement for Valve TAT (type
acceptance testing).
Clause 7.5 Equipment Layout
The first sentence should be part of the Piping routing, clause7.1. do not use the
word pipeline as this terminology is normally used for transmission lines which is
under a different code, ie ASME B31.4 or 31.8 not ASMEB31.3. Use Piping not
pipeline in the write up.
Equipment Layout should be talking about the requirements or considerations that
were used to develop the equipment layout.
Clause 7.6 and 7.7
The software that will be used is 3D Solidworks, hence 3D model will be developed.
The Piping GA, Elevations, sections as well as isometrics shall be extracted from the
3D model.
Clause 8.2 Leak test

This clause is very confusing. ASME B31.3 Leak test requirements, Para 345. Does
the project intend to carry out pressure testing by hydrotesting or pneumatic
testing? If Hydrotesting, refer to CSP-22 for the detailed the procedure. If pneumatic
pressure testing, it shall comply with the requirements of ASME V, ie stored
potential energy limits and barricade radius.
Does the project intend to carry out reinstatement testing or System leak testing or
Sensitive Leak test (terminology from ASME B31.3, Para 345.8). If so then the test
shall comply with ASME V requirements in terms of test pressure, and selection of
leak test method as well as acceptance criteria. Refer to ASME PCC-2 for test
guideline from which a detailed test procedure should be developed.