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Method Statement

1.1. Scope of work

1.2. Field of Application
1.3. Purpose
1.4. References
1.5. Plant and General Requirements
1.6. Manpower & Key Personnel
1.7. Materials
2. General Work Methodology
2.1 Preparatory works
2.2 Work Procedure
2.3 Cleaning of Tanks
2.4 Coating application
2.5 Inspection & Testing
2.6 First Anniversary Inspection
1.3.1 The Purpose of this Method statement is to define construction
intend to perform in relation to the Coating of TES Tanks
1.3.2 The Aim of the method statement is to set out the procedures,
to be observed during surface preparation and painting of TES Tanks at
1.3.3 This method statement shall be read in conjunction with the
project specification, and relevant codes of Coating of Tanks.
1.4.1 Approved Tank drawing.
1.1.3 Risk assessment
1.1.4 Paints MSDS
1.1.5 Paints data Sheet
1.1.6 ISO 8501-01

1.5. Plant and General Requirements

1.5.1 Mobile Air Compressor.
1.5.2 Blasting Equipment

1.5.3 Airless Painting Equipment

1.5.4 50 Ton Mobile crane
1.5.5 Certified Lifting Tackles
1.5.6 3 Ton Chain block
1.5.7 Fire extinguisher
1.5.8 Electrical Extension board with Cables
1.5.9 Wooden blocks
Scaffolding with platform to work at heights.
1.5.11 Painting brush.
1.5.12 Grinding Machine (110 Volt)
1.5.13 Wire brush & emery sheets.

1.6. Manpower & Key Personnel

Key personnel in charge of Monitoring and Execution of
and Painting activity:
Project Manager: He shall be responsible for the overall management of the
Construction and
installation works of this contract. Meet all the contractual requirements pertaining to this activity
and Method
statement. Be the focal point for all communication and correspondence. Ensure that effective systems to monitor and control the works
implemented, particularly in respect of safety and quality of the works. Directing of construction activities through Project Engineers. Review overall progress of activities pertaining to this method
and reporting to General Manager of Petron and communication with
Client. Take active participation in all QA/QC matters. Coordinate with various agencies to reduce interface problems.

1.6.2 Blasting & Painting Manager

He shall be overall responsible for the complete activity including, but not

limited to:
safe and timely
completion of work.
Regular monitoring of work ensuring the qualification of
equipment and material.
Ensure the quality of work as per the shop drawings / design
Specification, Quality Procedure and coordinate with QA/QC Engineer to
advice for the areas to be raised for inspection.
project Reporting of any non conformance to QA/QC Engineer and to the
manager. Stage inspection and notification to Client for Inspection. Closing of non conformances issued by Client. Ensuring that tool box talks are conducted regularly by
supervisors. Ensure
at site.
that method statement is followed strictly and
1.6.3 Painting Supervisor Conducting Tool Box talks to explain the work procedure and
safety guidelines. Manage the Paint storage container and Paint material stored. Plan and allocate blasters and painters, paint materials and tools. Measure, Monitor and Maintain Relative Humidity Records. Supervise the blasting and painting activities Measure and Record WFT and DFT. Ensure correct procedures, materials and documentation are
applied in
coordination with QA/QC Engineer.

1.6.4 QA/QC Engineer QA/QC Engineer shall be overall responsible for QA/QC activities. He shall be responsible for the execution of correct Blasting and
techniques and control with respect to this Method Statement and
reference documents. Witnessing all Checks / tests. Maintaining records of calibration, inspection and testing
equipment. Documentation of test records and stage inspection. Reporting and monitoring of non-conformance status. Close out NCRs if any.

Scaffolding Foreman & Scaffolding erectors
Scaffolding Foreman will be trained and hold Scaffolding Certificate. He
be responsible for inspection, verification and Tagging all the scaffolding
materials and supervise erection of scaffold. He shall conduct TBT for all
scaffold erectors and monitor their erection activities.
Responsible for performing blasting operation; connect and check the
integrity of connections of blasting hoses, nozzles; abrasives storage and
handling; cleaning and clearing of spent abrasives. Report to Blasting and
Painting Manager.

Responsible for performing paint application as per paint manufacturers
recommendations, Technical Data Sheets and this method statement.
Maintain the Airless Spray machine and Spray Gun by thoroughly cleaning
before and after painting operation. Report to Blasting and Painting

Stand by man for Blaster / Painter
Responsible for acting on the signals issued by Blaster/ Painter and
the Air Compressor and Blasting/ Painting Equipment. He shall maintain
visible contact with Blaster/ Painter at all times and shall not leave the site
during operation.



1.7.1 Material Receipt The materials received at site stores / Site shall be checked for
manufactures details, as per delivery note and to ensure delivery is
correct. Verification of Quantity as per Delivery Notes, the Packing list and

certificates shall be done by Stores personnel. Details of the material receipt will be conveyed to Project
Engineer and
Quality Engineer. Related Material informations will be conveyed to Client and will
integrated with requirements and procedures of Client. Respective Informations will be conveyed to Project Engineer for
arrangement of unloading, if necessary and issue of material. Responsibility for this lies with Overall In charge of stores at site. Site incoming material control procedure SE-BEN-01AP-PRO-00011
shall be
Material Handling Use hand gloves for shifting / unloading / loading / handling etc. Offloading will be done with appropriate Handling Equipments of
capacity using a nylon sling, Belts.
1.7.3 Material Storage Paints shall be stored in well ventilated air-conditioned Storage
Container at
temperature recommended in the manufacturers product data sheets
proper identification and fire extinguishers. MSDS (as per Directive 1999/45/EC) shall be prominently
displayed at the
Storage Container. In case of Spill, Contain and collect spillage with an electrically
by wet-brushing
and place in container for disposal .
not allowcleaner
to enter
or watercourses.
2. General Work Methodology
Preparatory Works
2.1.1 Place the blasting compressors (2 nos). Place one mobile wheel
compressor on firm base outside the tank. Place one compressor inside
tank on the bottom plate using 50T Crane (Roof Plate is not erected).

2.1.2. Connect the blasting hoses and check the moisture separator and
adjust the
drain of moisture separator so that a constant clean and dry air is
discharged at required pressure.
2.1.3. Cover all nozzle faces with wooden blanks to protect from damage
due to
2.1.4. All personnel working shall be wearing PPE. Blaster shall wear
2.1.5. Garnet shall be used as abrasive for cleaning (GMA Garnet
2.1.6. Abrasives for blasting shall be preserved only in its original bag
packing and
placed on wooden planks / pallets.
2.1.7. The paints shall be stored in 20 ft. container fitted with air
conditioner and
fire extinguisher (CO2, Dry Powder, Water spray). MSDS (as per directive
1999/45/EC) for the paints shall be pasted on the storage container door.
2.1.8. In Case of spill: Contain spillage with non-combustible, absorbent
like sand, earth, vermiculite and place in separate container for disposal.
not allow to enter drains or water courses.

Risk phrases :

R 20 /22 Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed

R 34

- Causes burns
- May cause sensitization by skin contact

R52/53 - Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse

effects in the aquatic environment.
2.1.10. Safety phrases :
S23 Do not breathe, vapor /spray
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
and seek medical advice.

S36/37/39 - Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye / face

S45 In case of accident or unwell, seek medical advice immediately
label where possible)
S51 Use only in well ventilated areas.

2.1.11. First aid measures : -

General : In all cases of doubt, or when symptoms persist, seek

medical attention. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person
Inhalation : Remove to fresh air. Keep person warm and at rest. If
not breathing, if breathing is irregular or if respiratory
arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by
trained personnel. Give nothing by mouth. If
unconscious, place in recovery position and seek
medical advice.
Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash skin
thoroughly with soap and water or use recognized skin
cleanser. Do not use solvents or thinners
Eye contact: Check for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately
flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes,
keeping eyelids open.
Ingestion : If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show
the container or label. Keep person warm and at rest.
Do not induce vomiting.

2.1.12. Fix heavy duty exhaust fans on shell man holes S05 (24),
S06/36), S08
(16) and S10 (16) for ventilation during blasting and painting.
2.1.13. Lay scaffolding all around the tank shell both inside and outside at

away from the shell. Lay wooden working platforms at every 2 mtr level
ladders for access to blaster / painter all around the shell.
2.1.14. The entire outside of the tank shell scaffolding will be laid with
knitted cloth to contain and prevent blasting dust / paint vapor to spread
around the worker.
2.1.15. The top of the shell (Roof not fitted during tank shell blasting and
will also be laid with green knitted cloth to prevent dust spreading to the

2.2. Work Procedure

2.2.1 After completion of erection of tank bottom plate, shells and
blasting of tank internal and external by 2 independent groups shall be
carried out.
2.2.2 Thorough cleaning of tank internal to remove construction debris to
performed before start of work. All weld slag, weld spatters and tack welds
shall be removed by chipping / wire brushing and or grinding.
2.2.3 Internal surfaces shall be blast cleaned in compliance with SSPCSP10/NACE
No.2 and external surfaces in compliance with SSPC-SP10/NACE No.6(as
contract specification) or according to Paint Manufacturers
2.2.4 The blasting and painting shall be performed in stages as detailed
below :
One group of blaster & painter can cover 70 to 100 surface area
in one day shift.
Blaster and Painter will be assisted by stand by Man for controlling the
air compressor regulator for open/modulation/shut off.
Blasted surface shall be painted within a maximum period of 6 hours. In
case the waiting period exceeds, the surface shall be examined. Sweep
blasting to be performed to remove any deposits surfaces.

Blasting shall not be performed where the relative humidity is more

RH shall be monitored and recorded at regular intervals.

2.2.5 The roof with structures shall be blast cleaned and painted on
ground before
erection. The welding area between roof & shell shall not be painted and
masked with masking tape. This area shall be blast cleaned and painted
erection and welding.
2.2.6 There shall be at least 6 of overlap on either side of weld area. This
area will be sweep blasted to crate rough surface (not complete blasting)
adhesion of paint.
2.2.7 The abrasives after blasting will be collected manually from the
work area
and packed in the same bag as supplied and disposed off through Trucks
from Muscat Municipality according to local regulations.
Cleaning of Tanks
2.3.1 Remove all visible oil, grease, dirt, dust and other contaminants
from inside
and outside the tank by high pressure jet washer.
2.3.2 Surface imperfections such as sharp fins, sharp edges, weld spatter,
burning slag should be removed by grinding / chipping / wire brushing.
2.3.3 Perform Blasting to SSPC-SP-10/NACE No.2 by using Dry abrasive
blasting using compressed air, blast nozzles and abrasives.
2.3.4 Blasting shall not be performed if one or more of the following
2.3.5 Relative humidity is greater than 85%
2.3.6 There is a risk of any of the above condition during the blast
2.3.7 Spent abrasives, dust and loose residues shall be removed from
surfaces and thoroughly cleaned by brush or by compressed air.
2.3.8 Visually Inspect the entire surface to comply with the degree of
specified i.e. Near White Metal Blast Cleaned Surface according to SSPC-

SP10/NACE No.2.

Coating Application

2.4.1 The Coating shall not be applied when the metal surface
temperature is
less than 3C above the dew point.
2.4.2 The minimum temperature and temperature of paint should be
2.4.3 Surface should be clean and dry.
2.4.4 Relative humidity of the air max 85%.
2.4.5 All weld joints and corners shall be given a stripe coat by
brush prior to

coating applications.

2.4.6 Recoating intervals shall be as given in the manufacturers data

2.4.7 Airless spray pumps shall be use by paint manufacturers
fluid pressure at spray tip between 1400 to 2100p.s.i. for
2.4.8 All equipments for coating application shall be thoroughly
cleaned before
and after use with the manufacturers recommended tool cleaner/thinner.
2.4.9 Surface Preparation & Painting shall be carried out after completion
of all
applicable NDT.
2.4.10 All 2 component Paints shall be mixed thoroughly with a portable
2.4.11 The mixing ratio for the paints used on this tank are listed below:Resist 78:Mixing ratio (volume) 9:2,6
Mixing Comp. A is a liquid and Comp. B is dry zinc dust. Consists of 9
litres Comp. A and 18.5 kg/2,6L Jotun Zinc 100, Comp B or 18,5 kg/2,6
litres Jotun Zinc 100 ASTM D520 Type II, Comp B. Pour the zinc dust
slowly into the liquid during mechanical mixing. The Comp. A must be well

shaken before use. Stir until lump free and pass through a 60 mesh sieve.
Pot life (23C) 8 hours.(Reduced at higher temp.)
Pressure at nozzle 10 MPa (100 kp/cm, 1400 psi)
Nozzle tip 0.46-0.58 mm (0.018-0.023")
Penguard Primer:Mixing ratio (volume) 4:1
Mixing 4 parts Penguard Primer Comp. A (base) to be mixed thoroughly
with 1 part
Penguard, Comp. B (curing agent).
Induction time 30 minutes
Pot life (23C) 8 hours. (Reduced at higher temp.)
Pressure at nozzle 15 MPa (150 kp/cm, 2100 psi)
Nozzle tip 0.46 - 0.58 mm (0.018-0.023")
Jotamastic 87 Aluminium:Mixing ratio (volume) Std Comp. B: 5,5:1
Mixing 5.5 parts Comp. A ( base) to be mixed thoroughly with 1 part
Jotamastic 87, Std Comp. B (curing agent)

Induction time 10 minutes.

Pot life (23C) Std Comp. B: 1 hours
Pressure at nozzle 15 MPa (150 kp/cm, 2100 psi).
Nozzle tip 0.53 - 0.79 mm (0.021-0.031")

Tankguard Storage:Mixing ratio (volume) 6,5:1

Mixing 6,5 parts Comp. A (base) to be mixed thoroughly with 1 part
Comp. B (curing agent)

Induction time 20 minutes.

Pot life (23C) 4 hours (Reduced at higher temp.)
Pressure at nozzle 15 MPa (150 kp/cm, 2100 psi)
Nozzle tip 0.46-0.69 mm (0.018-0.027")
Inspection and Testing
2.5.1 The Painting System shall be inspected as per related specification

2.5.2 The dry film thickness shall be within the minimum and maximum
2.5.3 Generally free of application related defects such as sags, drips, dry
or foreign matter in the approved coating system.
2.5.4 Areas with blisters, cracks, pores or below the minimum dry film
shall be repaired.

Uniform in appearance.

All coated Tank shall be holiday tested according to AWWA
D102- 06,Sec.
A.8.3 : The Standard does not require holiday testing for inside nonimmersed surfaces above the TCL (Top Capacity Level) and other nonimmersion surfaces.
Low Voltage Wet Sponge Tester with Voltages ranging from 5 t0
90 V DC
shall be used and Holiday Testing performed according to NACE Standard
RP0188-99; Item No. 21038 Standard Recommended Practice
Discontinuity (Holiday) Testing of New Protective Coatings on
2.6 First Anniversary Inspection:The Interior and Exterior surfaces shall be inspected within one year after
coating work has been completed as per AWWA D102-06.Remedial
Work. Any location where layers of coating have peeled off, bubbled, or
cracked, and any location where rusting is evident, shall be considered to
be a failure of the coating system. Rust stains emanating from
areas, such as un-welded roof plate lap joints and where roof plate
cross supporting members, are acceptable as the rust stains do not affect
the integrity of the coating surface. Repairs shall be made at points where
failures are observed by

removing the deteriorated coating, cleaning

the surface, and recoating with the same coating system. The
manufacturers cure time requirements for coating repair shall be

observed. If the area of failures exceeds 25 percent of the area of

portion of the tank surface, then for that portion, the entire coating
shall be removed and that section recoated. For purposes of determining
the need for complete recoating, the following separate area, and
individual accessories not specifically identified, shall each be

3 Health and Safety Control Measures

3.1 Safety
3.1.1 Safety risk assessment shall be performed for every job or task,
which has
the potential for harm.
3.1.2 Ensure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available with all the
involved in the installation / erection work.
3.1.3 All required equipment and tools should be checked before start of
work for
suitability and integrity.
3.1.4 Necessary permit to work to be obtained as per the site

3.2 Risk Assessment

In addition to their safety induction received at their arrival on site, all
workers will have a toolbox meeting and briefed about the risks of their
specific work task, prior to start of works. A relevant risk assessment is

3.3 Protective & Safety Equipment

Safety helmet, safety boots, Dust masks, safety glass , hand
and Breathing Apparatus for Blasters.


Fire Extinguishers

3.4 Environment Issues

In general Environmental issues arising from the construction activities
covered in the scope of this Method Statement are mainly:

3.5 General issues

3.5.1 Dust and paint spray
COSHH Essentials:
* the process and task(s) being carried out;
* the chemical(s) used and whether a solid or liquid;
* the Risk phrases that appear on the safety data sheet;
* the dustiness of the chemical if a solid or the volatility if a liquid;
* how often the task is carried out and how long it takes;
* how much of the chemical is used.

COSHH Essentials then worked out the control measures needed

Skin or eye contact
COSHH essentials:
Harm via skin or eye contact
Control approach S Supplementary advice
Direct contact handling, immersion;
splashes and dust or spray settling on the skin; and
touching contaminated surfaces, including work clothing.
Skin contact is almost inevitable. Once the hands are contaminated,
contamination spreads to other parts of the skin or into the mouth by
touching or scratching.

Exposure control
Reduce the chance of contact with skin or eyes:
segregate clean and dirty areas to reduce the spread of

provide smooth, impervious, easily cleaned surfaces;

launder work clothing regularly;
provide clean washrooms.
tell workers about the risk and about good personal hygiene;
check skin for dryness or soreness regularly;
clean the workroom regularly;
provide eye protection where there are splash risks; and
plan how to deal with spillages swiftly and safely.
Workers should wash their hands before and after eating, drinking,
smoking, using the lavatory or applying cosmetics.

of PPE
chemical protective gloves;
protective footwear;
face or eye shields;
respiratory protective equipment (RPE).

3.6 Mitigation Measures

3.6.1 The Blasters and Painters will receive tool box talk in order to avoid
excessive exposure to Dust and Fumes
3.6.2 Appropriate Dust / Fume Masks; Face shield shall be used.