Rubber & Urethane Lined Piping
Other commodities inspected by Decundi Inspection Services personnel, includes inspections performed during application of urethane lining on the I.D. of 30” diameter piping with Victaulic Ring End Connections is preceded by abrasive blasting on the I.D. of piping, carried out to SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2 Near White Blast Cleaning. Anchor profile readings are taken on the abrasive blasted surfaces for compliance to project specifications. Application of primer(s) are applied in two stages, one to the substrate of the 30” diameter piping and application of another primer is applied atop the primer on substrate. Curing of these primers is carried out according to specification and is followed by application of rubber lining and urethane lining.
Acoustic Valve Module
Decundi Inspection Services LLC
Inspections carried out during assembly and hydrotesting of Acoustic Valve Module. Hydrotesting carried out at high pressure for the main hydraulic supply line and pilot line and the test pressure is held for a duration outlined by project specifications. Additional inspections carried out on these acoustic valve module includes factory acceptance testing, pre-charge of the supply accumulator and verification of the set pressure for the relief valve.
Cleaning of the two cut ends at the damage at local area on SA/789 UNS S32750 super duplex umbilical tubing was carried out and was followed by welding the first pass of a two pass fillet weld, deposited at either end of the coupling to tube attachment and after cool-down of these fillet welds, visible dye penetrant testing was carried out with satisfactory result. The second pass of the required two pass fillet weld was deposited at either end of the coupling to tube attachment and after cool-down of these fillet welds, visible dye penetrant testing was again carried out with satisfactory result.
Dimensional inspection of the completed fillet welds found the welds to have “equal leg” and “sufficient throat.” The welds as measured were found to be a 1/8” fillet. No undercut was noted on the tubes or the coupling; additionally, no defects in the form of arc-strikes were noted on either the tubes or the coupling. The weld repair of previously damaged umbilical tube was found to be satisfactory. Flushing of the repaired umbilical tube was carried out to achieve the required NAS 1638 class 6 cleanliness. The flushing of the tube achieved satisfactory results. Spooling of the SA/789 UNS S32750 super duplex umbilical tubing using an Under Roller System with independently driven base mounted rollers and Carousel was carried out to completion with satisfactory result.
Repair of Damage at Local Area of Umbilical Tubing
Repair of damage at local area on SA/789 UNS S32750 super duplex umbilical tubing material with 25% chromium content include review of the material test report for compliance of the chemical composition and mechanical properties of the coupling and electrode rod required for the weld repair of the umbilical tubing. Weld repair of damage at local area on SA/789 UNS S32750 super duplex umbilical tubing carried out by GTAW manual process (single J groove) using 1/16” Ø electrode rods which are flagged tagged with the consumable type at both ends. Verification of the welder performance qualification record was carried out for assurance that the welders are qualified to make these welds was carried with satisfactory result.
Isolated of other tubes in the umbilical bundle was carried out using a wedge made from bronze material and a fire resistant blanket were inserted between the damaged tube and the good tubes and fillers. Visual inspections found no nicks or scratched area after cutting and removal of the damage at the local area on the umbilical tubing. De-burring on the I.D. and O.D. of the cut tubing also carried out. After the damaged tubing was cut, verification was made to ensure that the correct tube was cut by applying a slight flow of air inside the cut tubing in order to see which umbilical tube the hydraulic fluid would flow from, verification for the correct tubing to be repaired was satisfactory.
Decundi Inspection Services have many inspection personnel who are highly skilled regarding the manufacturing process for Heat Exchangers. Before the start of manufacture of Heat Exchangers, Decundi inspectors perform inspection checks for the material type of the tubes and also the tube sheet for the tube bundle and in some cases for weld overlay and the thickness of the weld overlay on the face of carbon steel tube sheet. Inspections are also carried out for verification for the material type for the shell, channel, cover and flanges used for the fabrication of Heat Exchangers. In addition to the above, Decundi Inspectors also carry out inspection checks for the 1/64” X 1/8” TEMA grooves inside the tube holes on the tube sheet and also fractionize dimension X 45° chamfer on the outer face of the tube sheet plus inspection for verification of consumable required for welding at tube to tubesheet joints.
During fabrication of the commodity commented on herein, Decundi inspectors also perform inspection for insertion of the tube bundle to the shell of the Exchanger and after bundle insertion and completion of seal welding or strength welding at the tube to tube sheet (depending on scope), inspections are also carried out for verification that the I.D. of some tubes are not blocked, restricted or plugged (refer to bundle inspection above) plus rolling of the tubes after welding. Inspection checks carried out by Decundi inspectors during the fabrication of Heat Exchangers also includes checks for assurance that impingement rods (or plates) are installed at Inlet nozzle, witnessing of helium leak testing, liquid penetrant testing of the welds at the tube to tubesheet, witnessing of hydrotesting on the shell-side and tube-side of the Exchanger and inspection during abrasive blasting and painting of the Exchanger.
It is the culture of Decundi that we assure that our inspection personnel will carry out their inspection duties so that quality equipment and commodity are delivered to our clients by diligently carrying out inspections during the fabrication and testing of Heat Exchangers (commented on above) and all every other type of equipment used by Energy companies for the processing of Crude Oil into Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Jet Fuel, and other commercial products.
Decundi Inspection Services have many inspectors who are highly skilled for carrying inspections during the fabrication and testing ow Wellhead assembly where these activities are noted to be but not limited to inspection of the fit up of Flange Outlets with 0.12” thick X 0.25” long integral backing material where the fit up of these Flange Outlets are attached to Wellhead assembly noted to be Casing Spool and Cross Flanged Body. Inspection for the fit up of Flange Outlet (see integral backing material above) to Wellhead assembly include checks for the weld preparation for the set-in on the Wellhead assembly for accommodating the Flange Outlets plus checks for the Flange rating are carried out by Decundi inspectors for compliance with drawings.
In addition, the inspection checks carried out by Decundi inspection personnel for Flange Outlets to Wellhead assembly include check for the root which is generally noted to have a 1/8” root gap. The progression of inspection for the commodities commented on above are carried out for five (5) parameters associated with the fit up of Flange Outlets to Wellhead assembly which includes checks for orientation, elevation, projection, 2-hole and levelness of the Flange Outlet in relation to the Wellhead assembly and these tasks are also supported by Decundi inspection personnel prior to welding of the assembly.
Generally, welding of Flange Outlets to Wellhead assembly is carried out by deposition of the root bead by employing GTAW process and is generally followed by the SMAW process. Decundi inspection personnel carry out assurance that the electrode rods for GTAW are AWS – ER100S-G as stated on the WPS and in addition, inspection checks are carried out for assurance that the electrode rods for SMAW process are AWS – E10018-D2 H4R electrodes as stated on the WPS and in addition, electrode rods type listed above are checked by Decundi inspection personnel for compliance for the welding of Low Alloy Steel AISI 4130 (UNS G41300) with 63.3 KSI minimum yield in the normalized condition.
Inspection for preheat of Flange Outlets and Wellhead assembly where the preheat temperature is stated on the WPS is carried out prior to welding of the root bead by GTAW process. During welding of the root bead Decundi inspection personnel carry out inspection checks of the welding machine, set to direct current and reverse polarity for compliance with QW-409 of the WPS. The flow rate of the 99.98% argon shielding gas plus inspection checks for amperage and voltage are also carried out by Decundi inspection personnel during welding of the root bead for compliance to the WPS.
Before carrying out welding by the SMAW process Decundi inspection personnel carry out inspection check for assurance that the welding machine is set to direct current and straight polarity in accordance with QW-409 of the WPS. During the continuation of welding of Flange Outlets to Wellhead assembly inspection checks are carried out for welding parameters for the fill passes and cap bead carried out by employing SMAW process and by use of AWS- E10018-D2 H4R electrodes. Inspections during welding of these Wellhead assemblies also include check for the interpass temperature and maintenance as required to maintain preheat plus visual inspection for assurance that proper interpass cleaning is being carried out for the removal of the slag, buckshot and brown soot (silicon residue) at the bevel being filled and adjacent to the area being welded. After completion of welding post weld heat treatment of these Wellhead assemblies is carried out.
Installation of Equipment Offshore
Decundi Inspection Services personnel carry out inspections during the installation, hook-up and commissioning of a bank of 20” Ø alloy 2205 Hairpin Heat Exchangers made from alloy 2205 tri-segmental baffles, 0.0625” w.t. x ¾” Ø SA-789 UNS S32750 tubes and alloy 2205 tube sheet where these equipment are on the main deck of an offshore production platform. Installation and hook-up of these 20” Ø alloy 2205 Hairpin Heat Exchangers includes the installation of flanged fiberglass reinforced piping (FRP), fiberglass reinforced tees and fiberglass reinforced elbows all made from vinyl ester resins. These fiberglass reinforced piping are connected to alloy 2205 flanges on the Hairpin Heat Exchangers. Additional installations include the installation of manually operated butterfly valves for controlling the process flow through these FRP (piping) system.
Inspection activities also include installation of galvanized grating with support clips, open drain system below the main deck and visible at the cellar deck, closed drain, demolition and removal of decommissioned equipment and piping on the cellar deck. Reinstallation of new equipment on the cellar deck include but are not limited to vessels, pressure relief valves (PSV), indicating gauges, vertical pump and motor, piping, “Y” type strainers, valves, verification of tagging and P&ID walk down of piping and systems. Inspections also include commissioning of equipment and witnessing of start-up of production platform at first gas.
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