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NATIONAL OIL CORPORATION

GENERAL ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION

GES J.16

INSTRUMENT CABLE AND CABLING

Rev Date Description Checked Approved


0 1999 Issued for Implementation DL

Compiled by Teknica (UK) Ltd


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INDEX

SEC TITLE PAGE

1.0 SCOPE OF SPECIFICATION 4

1.1 Introduction 4
1.2 Other NOC Specifications 4
1.3 Data Sheets 4

2.0 DEFINITIONS 5

2.1 Technical 5
2.2 Contractual 5

3.0 DESIGN 6

3.1 Codes and Standards 6


3.2 Cables 9
3.3 Cable Glands 11
3.4 Junction Boxes 12
3.5 Cable Trays/Ladders 13
3.6 Cable Drums 13

4.0 MATERIALS 13

4.1 Cables 13
4.2 Cable Glands 13
4.3 Junction Boxes 13
4.4 Cable Trays 13
4.5 Cable Drums 14

5.0 MANUFACTURE 14

5.1 QA/QC 14
5.2 Identification and Labelling 14

6.0 INSTALLATION 16

6.1 Cables 16
6.2 Cable Routing 16
6.3 Cable Segregation 17
6.4 Cable Trenches 18
6.5 Trays and Supports 18
6.6 Junction Boxes and Termination 19
6.7 Cable Glands 19
6.8 MICC Cable 19
6.9 Conduit Sealing 19
6.10 Earthing 19
6.11 Installation of Network Cable and Components 19
6.12 Intrinsically Safe (IS) Circuits 21
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7.0 INSPECTION 21

7.1 Procedures 21
7.2 Scope 22
7.3 Tagging Identifications 22
7.4 Cable Installations Inspection 22
7.5 Cable Glands 22

8.0 TESTING 22

8.1 Factory Testing 22


8.2 Site Testing 23

9.0 DOCUMENTATION 24

9.1 Introduction 24
9.2 Schedules and Reports 24
9.3 Data and Calculations 24
9.4 Drawings 25
9.5 Final Records, Documents and Manuals 25

10.0 PRIOR TO SHIPMENT 26

10.1 Packing and Storage 26


10.2 Shipping 26
10.3 Warranty 26

Table 2 Typical Petroleum Facility Cable Types Specification 27


Figure 1 Selection of Flameproof Glands based on BS 5345, Part 3 28

DATA SHEET (1)


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1.0 SCOPE OF SPECIFICATION

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 This specification covers the minimum requirements for the design, selection, specification, inspection,
testing, installation, documentation and preparation for shipment of instrumentation cables and associated
equipment. This specification does not cover instrument power supply cable or wiring.

1.1.2 The specification applies to equipment for refineries, onshore oil and gas installations and processing
facilities including items purchased either directly or as part of a package. This specification does not
cover instrument power supply cable or wiring or drilling area cables.

1.1.3 The specific cable details in this specification refer to cable normally used in petroleum facilities i.e. cable
to BS 5308 Part 1. Reference should be made to BS 5308 Part 2 for cable suitable for petrochemical
facilities. Cable and conduit systems supplied to other standards shall be supplied and installed in
accordance with the appropriate North American standards listed in this specification.

1.1.4 The Vendor/Contractor shall comply fully with the provisions laid down in this specification. Any
exception shall be authorised in writing by the Owner. The Vendor/Contractor may offer cables of his
standard manufacture which are equal or better than those required by this specification and where such an
alternative would offer a cost or delivery benefit to the Owner.

1.1.5 In the event of any conflict between this specification, or with any applicable codes and standards, the
Vendor/Contractor shall inform the Owner in writing and receive written clarification before proceeding
with the work.

1.1.6 This General Engineering Specification will form part of the Purchase Order/Contract.

1.2 Other NOC Specifications

The following NOC Specifications are an integral part of this specification and any exceptions shall be
approved in advance by the Owner.

GES A.06 Site Data

GES C.55 Field Installation, Calibration and Testing of Instruments

GES J.01 Standard Instrument Symbols and Tags

GES J.12 Indoor Control Panels and Cabinets

GES J.13 Field Panels and Junction Boxes

GES J.17 Earthing of Instrument Systems

GES L.35 Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area

1.3 Data Sheets

The technical data for each cable shall be specified on the Data Sheet(s). A typical project specific cable
specification for an oil field facility is attached. Project specific cable specification and Data Sheets for
each type of cable shall be developed for every project or facility.

2.0 DEFINITIONS

2.1 Technical
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The technical terms used in this specification are defined as follows:

Cable categories referred to in this specification are as defined in BS 6739, Section 10.7.2.

Category 1

Instrument power and control wiring (above 50V):

This group includes AC and DC power supplies and control signals including emergency shutdown control
circuits.

Category 1 may be considered for larger than normal cabling runs for control or shut-down circuits. Any
cable having a total loading of more than 10A shall be regarded as a power cable and is excluded from this
classification.

Category 2

High level signal wiring (5V to 50 V DC) - This group includes alarm signals, shutdown signals and high
level analogue signals e.g. 4 - 20 mA.

Category 3

Low level signal wiring (below 5V DC) - This group includes temperature signals and low level analogue
signals e.g. RTD, thermocouple signals.

2.2 Contractual

The commercial terms used in this specification are defined as follows.

Owner

The oil and gas company, an associate or subsidiary, who is the end user of the equipment and facilities.

Vendor

The company supplying the equipment and material.

Contractor

The main contractor for a defined piece of work.

Sub-Contractor

A company awarded a contract by a Vendor/Contractor to do part of the work awarded to the


Vendor/Contractor.
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Inspection Authority

The organisation representing the Owner or Vendor/Contractor that verifies that the equipment and
facilities have been designed, constructed, inspected and tested in accordance with the requirements of this
specification and the Purchase Order/Contract.

Inspector

A qualified individual representing the Owner, Vendor/Contractor or the assigned Inspection Authority,
who verifies that the equipment and facilities have been designed, constructed, inspected and tested in
accordance with the requirements of this specification and the Purchase Order/Contract.

3.0 DESIGN

3.1 Codes and Standards

Instrument Cable and Cabling shall be manufactured, tested, installed and shall conform to the following
Codes and Standards:

The requirements specified herein are based on the IEC/British Standards Codes and Standards which are
listed below. Unless otherwise stated, equipment and materials shall comply with these IEC/BS Codes and
Standards.

This specification is based on the use of multicore cable rather than the use of conduits. Equipment and
materials complying with North American standards shall be at least equal to the requirements of this
specification. The Vendor/Contractor shall advise full details of any deviations to those requirements in his
offer if North American standards are proposed.

American Society for Testing of Materials (ASTM)

ASTM D 2863 Method for Measuring the Minimum Oxygen Concentration to Support Candle-
like Combustion of Plastics (Oxygen Index)

British Standards Institution (BSI)

BS EN 10095 Heat Resisting Steel and Nickel Alloys

BS EN 10257-1 Zinc or Zinc Alloy Coated Non-Alloy Steel Wire for Armouring either Power
Cables or Telecommunication Cables - Land Cables

BS EN 50267-1 Common Test Methods for Cables Under Fire Conditions - Tests on Gases
Evolved During Combustion of Materials from Cables-Apparatus

BS 801 Specification for Composition of Lead and Lead Alloy Sheaths of Electric
Cables

BS 2782 Methods of Testing Plastics

BS 3858 Specification for Binding and Identification Sleeves for Use on Electric Cables and Wires

BS 4066, Part 3 Tests on Electric Cables under Fire Conditions - Tests on Bunched Wires or
Cables

BS 4937 International Thermocouple Reference Tables - Platinum 10% Rhodium - Platinum


Thermocouples Type S
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BS 5308, Part 1 Instrumentation Cables: Specification for Polyethylene Insulated Cables

BS 5308, Part 2 Instrumentation Cables: Specification for PVC Insulated Cables

BS 5467 Specification for 600/1000V and 1900/3300V Armoured Electric Cables having
Thermosetting Insulation

BS 5501 Electrical Apparatus for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Part 1 - General Requirements

Part 3 - Pressurised Apparatus "p"

Part 5 - Flameproof Enclosure "d"

Part 6 - Increased Safety "e"

Part 7 - Intrinsic Safety "i"

BS 5099 Specification for Spark Testing of Electric Cables

BS 5345 Code of Practice for the Selection, Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Apparatus
for use in Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

Part 1 - General Recommendations

Part 3 - Installation and Maintenance Requirements for Electrical Apparatus


with Type of Protection "d" Flameproof Enclosure.

Part 4 - Installation and Maintenance Requirements for Electrical Apparatus


with Type of Protection "i" Intrinsically Safe Electrical Apparatus and
Systems.

Part 5 - Installation and Maintenance Requirements for Electrical Apparatus


with Type of Protection "p" Continuous dilution and for Pressurised
Rooms.

Part 6 - Installation and Maintenance Requirements for Electrical Apparatus


with Type of Protection "e" Increased Safety.

BS 6121 Mechanical Cable Glands


Part 1 - Specification for Metallic Glands

BS 6207 Mineral Insulated Cables with a Rated Voltage not exceeding 750V.
Part 1 - Cables
Part 2 - Terminations

BS 6234 Specification for Polyethylene Insulation and Sheath of Electric Cables

BS 6346 Specification for 600/1000V and 1900/3300V Armoured Electric Cables having PVC
Insulation

BS 6360 Specification for Conductors in Insulated Cables and Cords

BS 6708 Flexible Cables for Use at Mines and Quaries

BS 6739 Instrumentation in Process Control Systems: Installation Design and Practice


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BS 6746 Specification for PVC Insulation and Sheath of Electric Cables

BS 6883 Elastomer Insulated Cables for Fixed Wiring in Ships and on Mobile and Fixed Offshore
Units - Requirements and Test Methods

Energy Industry Council (EIC)

CCI P/4 Specification for Colour Coding of Instrument Signal Cables

CCI P/7 Specification for Instrument Cable Numbering and Junction Box Identification

International Electro Technical Committee (IEC)

IEC 600092, Part 3 Electrical Installations in Ships - Cables (Construction, Testing and Installations)

IEC 60331 Fire-resisting Characteristics of Electric Cables

IEC 60332, Part 3 Tests on Electric Cables under Fire Conditions - Tests on Bunched Wires or
Cables

IEC 60540 Test Methods for Insulations and Sheaths of Electric Cables and Cords
(Elastomeric Thermoplastic Compounds)

IEC 60754 Test on Gases Evolved During Combustion of Electric Cables - Determination
of the Amount of Halogen Acid Gas

IEC 947-1 Low Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear

American Petroleum Institute (API)

API 540 Electrical Installations in Petroleum Processing Plants

API 552 Transmission Systems

Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FM)

FM 3615 Explosion-proof Electrical Equipment

Instrument Society of America (ISA)

ISA 12.1 Definitions and Information Pertaining to Electrical Instruments in Hazardous


(Classified) Locations

ISA RP 12.4 Pressurised Enclosures

ISA RP-12.6 Wiring Practices for Hazardous (Classified) Locations Instrumentation -


Part 1: Intrinsic Safety

ISA S 12.12 Non-Incendive Electrical Equipment for use in Class I and II, Division 2 and
Class III, Divisions 1 and 2, Hazardous (Classified) Locations

National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA)

NEMA ICS 6 Industrial Control and System Enclosures

NEMA 250 Enclosures for Electrical Equipment (1000V maximum)


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National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)

NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC)

Article 300-384 Wiring Methods and Materials


Article 500-510 Special Occupancies
Article 700-770 Special Conditions
Article 800 Communication Systems

NEC/NFPA National Electrical Code Handbook

NFPA 496 Purged and Pressurised Enclosures for Electrical Equipment.

NFPA 497B Recommended Practice for the Classification of Class II Hazardous (Classified)
Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process Areas

NFPA 499 Recommended Practice for the Classification of Combustible Dusts and of
Hazardous (Classified) Locations for Electrical Installations in Chemical Process
Areas

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

UL 698 Industrial Control Equipment for use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations.

UL 886 Outlet Boxes and Fittings for use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations.

UL 1203 Explosion-proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for use in


Hazardous (Classified) Location.

3.2 Cables

3.2.1 The cable will be subjected to salty atmospheres (costal areas only), long term direct sunlight, artificial
light and to light hydrocarbon gas contaminated atmosphere. The Vendor/Contractor shall warrant the
cables against deterioration for all the conditions above and as detailed in GES A.06.

3.2.2 The basic cable design shall be in accordance with BS 6739 Section 10.7 and shall be suitable for above
ground or direct buried installation.

3.2.3 Cables specified for the petroleum facilities shall be polyethylene insulated to BS 5308 Part 1. Cables
specified for chemical and petrochemical facilities shall be PVC insulated to BS 5308 Part 2. This
specification generally refers to the requirements for petroleum facilities.
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3.2.4 For petroleum facilities, cables shall be constructed generally in accordance with the requirements of BS
5308 Part 1 Type 2 (polyethylene insulation and PVC sheathing) and shall comply with the reduced flame
propagation requirements of BS 4066 Part 3 Category NMV3 and IEC 60332 Part 3 Category B for
bunched cables. Cable bedding shall preferably be polyolefin for improved flame retardancy but PVC
bedding may also be proposed.

3.2.5 Instrument cables used within buildings for interconnection between control systems in safe locations shall
be low emission reduced toxicity type, unarmored and constructed generally in accordance with BS 5308
Part 1 Type 1 (polyethylene insulation and PVC sheathing) and shall comply with the reduced flame
propagation requirements as stated in 3.2.4 above.

3.2.6 For petroleum facilities, all cables used in safety selected applications e.g. emergency shutdown and fire
and gas systems shall be constructed generally in accordance with BS 5308 Part 1 Type 2 and comply with
the fire resisting characteristics of IEC 60331.

3.2.7 The multipair cable core quantities shall be related to minimise the number of cable types on site. The total
multipair cable core quantity to a junction box shall be at least 125% of the installed single pair field
cabling to that junction box. No single multipair cable to a field junction box shall be more than 90% used.
All cores of all multipair cables shall be terminated. Multipair signal cables shall incorporate a single
telemetry pair as an option. Such requirements shall be specified on a project basis.

3.2.8 Unless otherwise specified all field cables shall be supplied with single wire galvanised steel armour.
However braided armour or interlocked galvanised steel type armour may also be specified. A proofed
tape shall be provided between the inner sheath and the armour.

3.2.9 Thermocouple extension cables shall be to BS 4937 individually screened, twisted (6 twists per foot) pair
or multipair compensating cables, incorporating drain wires to the following specification:

Copper Constantan for types K and type T thermocouples


Copper for type B thermocouples (where the cold junction temperature does not exceed 100°F (38°C)

3.2.10 Except for thermocouple cables, conductors for all cables shall be tinned annealed stranded coppers. For
thermocouple cables, the conductors shall be stranded and in the material specified. The number of cable
strands and conductor cross sectional areas are given in Table 1.

Table 1: Cable Strands and Cross Sectional Areas

No. of Cable Strands Diameter (mm) Area (mm2)


Field Run Multipair 7 min 0.43 1.0
Single Pair/Triplets 7 min 0.53 1.5

Control Buildings 16 0.2 0.5


System Cable 14 0.2 0.43

3.2.11 Consideration shall be given to the use of CSP (instead of PVC) for bedding and jacket (sheath) materials
for below ground cable. Also the use of lead sheathing to BS 801 (BS 5308 Type 3 cable) for areas of very
high hydrocarbon spillage risk.

3.2.12 Cable oversheathing colouring shall withstand the effects of direct sunlight, ultraviolet light and ozone.

3.2.13 Signal cables shall have overall collective screen only, the exception being cables for category 3 low level
signals; which shall have individual pair or individual triple (triad) screen.

3.2.14 Before ordering, the Vendor/Contractor shall submit to the Owner calculations showing the following:
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1. That the voltage drop produced at the design current and over the design length is suitable for the
equipment being connected. The cable cross sectional area may be increased from 1.5mm² to 2.5
mm2 in order to meet the volt drop criteria.

2. That the cable parameters including L/R ratio and total loop capacitance are suitable for the total
loop integrity when used in conjunction with an Intrinsically Safe (I.S.) barrier. Matching with the
total I.S. loop parameters as dictated by the requirements of the system certificate shall be a fully
documented. The calculations shall be submitted to the Owner for approval prior to cable
purchase.

3. That the cable is suitable for the functional and service conditions specified and any special
requirements of particular instruments.

3.2.15 Subject to the Owner's approval mineral insulated cable (MICC) and glands may be used generally within
buildings on safety related applications such as the fire and gas detection system. MICC cable shall have
solid copper conductors with copper sheath and PVC oversheath. Cable cross sectional area shall be 1.0 or
2.5 mm2.

3.2.16 MICC cable shall be 2, 3, 4 or 7 cores with copper sheath and PVC oversheath in accordance with BS 6207
Part 1.

3.2.17 The use of compensating cable to connect thermocouple elements to remote read-outs or control stations
shall be avoided. Head or locally mounted amplifiers shall be used wherever possible. In cases where this
is not possible, individually screened twisted pair or multipair compensating cables incorporating drain
wires to the specifications listed in 3.2.9 shall be specified.

3.2.18 Cable subject to oil splash shall be supplied in accordance with IEC 60092 (similar to BS 6883) and shall
have enchanced oil resistance. Sheathing material type (A, B, or D) shall be decided on the application
basis but Type A will be considered acceptable in most cases.

3.3 Cable Glands

3.3.1 For standardisation purpose, certified EEx"d" or EEx "e" glands shall be used throughout hazardous and
non-hazardous field locations and industrial glands inside buildings in safe locations.

3.3.2 Electrical cables circular in cross section, compact in construction and manufactured to BS 5308, BS 5467,
BS 6708, BS 6883 and to BS 6346 with extruded bedding (not taped bedding) and non-hygroscopic fillers
shall be considered to be "effectively filled". These cables shall be assumed to be resistant to the
transmission of combustible gases and hence may or may not require barrier glands depending on the
circumstances. "Not effectively filled" cables in hazardous locations shall be fitted with barrier glands.

Barrier glands shall be used as dictated by the requirements of BS 5345 part 3 shown in Figure 1. The use
of barrier glands shall require Owner's approval.

3.3.3 The main guidelines for the selection of flame proof glands are as follows.

For mineral insulated cables in hazardous locations certified flameproof "pyro" glands shall be used.

All "non-effectively filled" cables shall require barrier glands.

"Effectively filled" cables shall not be fitted with barrier glands if:

a. The enclosure does not contain sparking or hot components,

or
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b. The enclosure is in a IIA or IIB gas in a Zone 2 area.

or

c. The enclosure is in a IIA or IIB gas in a Zone 1 but the volume of the enclosure is less than 2
litres.

Should the flameproof apparatus have its own certified cable entry devices e.g. an in line plug, then a
"filled" cable may enter straight into this device.

3.3.4 Additionally barrier glands shall be considered:

1. Where `cold flow' of cable insulation in considered a possibility. This is not an issue with
thermoplastic, thermosetting or elastomeric cable sheaths.

2. To prevent the possibility (where existing) of gas migration from one area to another.

3. To prevent moisture migration possibility (where existing) in cables.

4. Where the Owner considers a barrier gland essential for safety reasons.

3.3.5 All glands shall comply with the requirements of BS 6121 part 1, BS 5501 Part 1, 5 and 6 and other
standards as applicable.

3.3.6 Glands shall be suitable for PVC sheathed, extruded bedded, steel wire armour or steel wire braid (and
where specified for lead sheathing) for buried cable, and unarmored cable to BS 5308 Part 1 Type 2 and
Type 3.

3.3.7 Cable glands shall be CENELEC/BASEEFA certified for the hazardous area where specified.

3.3.8 Glands shall adequately grip the inner and outer sheath to provide a degree of protection to IP 66 minimum.
The gland thread shall be ISO metric 1.5 mm constant pitch.

3.3.9 Cable gland dimensions shall be compatible with the cable dimensions.

3.3.10 The glands shall be supplied complete with the accessories as specified on the gland schedule. Such
accessories shall be seals, sealing compound, rubber gloves, locknuts, serrated (earth continuity) washer or
tags and insulated adaptors.

3.3.11 Insulating adaptors on cable glands shall have the same size entry threads as the specified gland.

3.4 Junction Boxes

3.4.1 Refer to GES J.12 and GES J.13.

3.4.2 Splices are not permitted in wiring. When wiring must be extended, connections shall be made via terminal
blocks in a junction box installed above ground.
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3.5 Cable Trays/Ladders

3.5.1 All above ground cable runs shall be adequately supported on 180 microns thick galvanised return flange
cable tray or ladder manufactured from corrosion resistant steel to BS EN 10095 and installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's recommendation.

3.5.2 The tray shall be perforated, heavy duty with return flanges and shall be supported by steelwork using deep
galvanised proprietary support materials to minimise the effect from atmospheric corrosion. Additionally,
supporting brackets which are welded, screwed or bolted shall be thoroughly cleaned and protected using
etching primer and two coats of epoxy paint finish.

3.6 Cable Drums

All cable lengths shall be calculated by the Vendor/Contractor. The cable schedule shall include the
reference to the allocated drum. The length of cable on each drum shall be calculated to include the
allocated designed lengths and the cutting allowance so that all cables are available in continuous lengths.
Splicing or joining of cables is not permitted. Cables shall be measured prior to cutting of the cable by the
Vendor/Contractor.

4.0 MATERIALS

4.1 Cables

4.1.1 Typical cable materials are outlined in Table 2 attached to this specification.

4.1.2 In areas of high hydrocarbon spillage risk all cables installed underground shall be lead sheathed type
unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Owner .

4.2 Cable Glands

4.2.1 Cable glands, ground tags, lock nuts and washers shall be brass, nickel plated and shrouded for exposed
outdoor environment.

4.2.2 For area of high corrosion e.g. presence of H2S, gland material shall be 316 SS, shrouds shall not be used.

4.2.3 Sealing washers shall be Nylon 66 or equal. Shrouds shall be from polychloroprene or equal weatherproof
material.

4.3 Junction Boxes

4.3.1 Refer to GES J.13. Terminal boxes carrying critical duty circuits installed in high fire risk areas shall be
considered for fire protection.

4.4 Cable Trays

4.4.1 Cable tray or ladder racking material shall be in accordance with the Owner's specification.

4.4.2 In the absence of specific project requirements, cable tray or ladder rack material shall be of hot dipped
galvanised steel. The use of fire resistant cable trays in high fire risk areas shall require Owner's approval.

4.4.3 Plastic cable ties shall not be used. Clips, saddles and strapping used for securing cables to steelwork or
trays shall be metal with plastic coatings.

4.4.4 For areas having highly corrosive atmosphere e.g. presence of H2S stainless steel cable tray shall be used.
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4.5 Cable Drums

Cable drums shall be of wooden construction, fitted with steel reinforcing plates and be suitable for
packing and battening to provide protection during transportation and delivery.

5.0 MANUFACTURE

5.1 QA/QC

5.1.1 The Vendor/Contractor shall submit to the Owner, for approval, details of his proposed quality assurance
and Quality Control Plan.

5.1.2 The installation Contractor shall likewise be required to submit to the Owner for approval, details of his
proposed quality assurance and quality control plans.

5.2 Identification and Labelling

5.2.1 Cables

(a) Cable inner and outer sheath colours shall be light blue for intrinsically safe circuits and dark grey
(preferrred) or black for non-intrinsically safe circuits.

(b) The cable shall be identified through its length with the manufacturer's "Trace" code in
accordance with BS 5308 Parts 1/2 Section 4 paragraph 20.

(c) The cable oversheath shall be embossed in accordance with BS 5308 Parts 1/2 Section 4
Paragraph 21.2 and with customer type code.

(d) Fire resistant cables shall be embossed on the outer sheath with the word "Fire Resistant" at a
minimum 3 feet (1 m) intervals, continually along the cable length.

(e) Unless otherwise stated instrument signal colour coding shall be in accordance with CCIP/4. The
following system may also be utilised. Core identification shall be by solid contrasting colours as
follows:

Pair White (negative polarity), Black (positive polarity) with number code on
polyester tape.

Triad White, Black, Red with number code on polyester tape.

Quad White, Black, Orange, Green with number code on polyester tape.

Thermocouple Extension cable: Positive white, negative blue to BS 4937

(f) A cable marker system shall be used to identify the cables, of a type to be agreed with the Owner.
Preferably the printer ribbon shall use indelible ink which dries quickly, does not smear or fade or
run when exposed to UV light, weathering or solvents.

(g) All wires and cables shall be identified using a project specific numbering system. In the absence
of a specific numbering system the Vendor/Contractor shall base his system on the requirements
of Energy Industry Council (EIC) document CCI P/7. See also GES J.01.

(h) The individual conductors of extension cables shall be colour coded in accordance with BS 4937.

5.2.2 MICC Cable


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a) A system of identifying the MICC Cable cross sectional area, number of cores and cable sheath
colour shall be developed by the Vendor/Contractor.

b) MICC cable sheath colour shall be blue for fire and gas system intrinsically safe circuits and red
for non-intrinsically safe circuits.

5.2.3 Junction Boxes

For identification of junction boxes see GES J.13.

5.2.4 Cable Glands

A project specific identification system for the cable glands shall be developed by the Owner. This system
shall utilise a combination of digits and letters to identify the type of gland, nominal gland size, actual
gland size within the manufacturer's range to fit the cable type specified and the gland accessories e.g. earth
tags etc. The Vendor/Contractor shall utilise this system to identify the individual gland for its suitable
cable.

5.2.5 Cable Drums

(a) Each cable drum shall have a waterproof and clearly marked identification label permanently fixed
to each flange. The label shall be 12"x 8" (300 mm x 200 mm) and shall carry the following
information in 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) high characters.

1. Drum number (coded if applicable)


2. Cable type number (if allocated)
3. Voltage grade
4. Cable length
5. Purchase Order/Contract number
6. Cable construction
7. Number of cores and cross sectional area
8. Total weight of cable and drum
9. Manufacturer and Date

(b) In addition to the above, each cable drum flange shall be clearly marked in 2" (50 mm) high
characters the following information:

1. Drum number (coded if applicable)


2. Cable type number (if allocated)
3. Purchase Order/Contract number
4. Weight
5. Manufacturer and date

5.2.6 Cable Trenches

(a) Concrete cable route markers buried over the cable protection tiles shall be positioned at 25 feet
(8 m) intervals on straight runs and, at route change points and at intersections. For trenches with
width greater than 3 feet (1 m) the markers shall be provided on both sides of the trench.
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(b) Concrete markers shall be sulphate resistant and shall have miniumum crushing strength of 2000
lb/in2 at 28 days. Markers shall be 2" (50 mm) and 10" (250 mm) above and below grade
respectively.

(c) A marker tape shall be laid 12" (300 mm) above the cable. The tape shall be made of non-
degradable material, shall be 6" (150 mm) wide and shall carry the legend "INSTRUMENT
CABLE BELOW" in both English and Arabic

6.0 INSTALLATION

6.1 Cables

6.1.1 Multicore cable shall not be bent during installation to a radius less than the manufacturer's recommended
"Minimum Bending Radius". This is typically 8 overall cable diameters.

6.1.2 Cable manufacturer's installation recommendations shall be followed if during installation an ambient
temperature of 0°C (32°F) is likely to be encountered.

6.1.3 Cable entering a "safe" area and originating from a hazardous area shall be pressure tight at the transition
point/wall. Such vapour tight seals shall also be provided where the cable enters or leaves an underground
pipe.

6.1.4 Cable run through pipes shall be smooth and burr free. Cable pulling through pipes shall be carried out in a
manner that will not damage the cable. Data link cables, and fibre optic cables and other specialised cables
shall be installed per manufacturer's recommendations.

6.1.5 Cable joints on cable tray, ladder racking or underground is not permitted. Only connections to approved
equipment, junction boxes or instrument terminals are permitted. All cables shall be installed and
terminated strictly in accordance with the documentation provided by the Owner.

6.1.6 Unless the cable is immediately glanded after cutting, the ends of the cable shall be effectively temporarily
sealed using a proprietary sealing cap.

6.1.7 Cable drum unloading shall be undertaken with hoisting equipment or with ramp boards, together with a
winch or a coil of rope around the drum.

6.1.8 The cable pulling rope shall be attached using a cable pulling stocking with double thimbles. If the load is
high then pulling eyes shall be used.

6.2 Cable Routing

6.2.1 Cable routing shall be in accordance with the cable installation and routing drawings.

6.2.2 Site-run cabling shall be routed bearing in mind the following; where possible, site runs shall:

1. Be kept as short as possible consistent with good practice and accessibility.

2. Not obstruct traffic through the process plant.

3. Do not interfere with the accessibility or removal of process equipment (e.g. pumps, motors
exchange bundles, etc).

4. Avoid hot environmental and potential fire-risk areas.

5. Not be subject to mechanical abuse (e.g. people stepping on it).


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6. Avoid areas where spillage is liable to occur (e.g. from overflowing tanks).

7. Avoid condensate drainage points.

8. Avoid areas where escaping vapour or corrosive gases could present a hazard.

9. Avoid process piping and are provided with sufficient clearance from piping which may require
lagging.

6.2.3 Cable routing shall be such that the physical protection afforded by structural steelwork is maximised.

6.2.4 In areas where the hazards stated in 6.2.2 can not be totally avoided, installing the cables within metal
conduits or trenching shall be considered. In high fire risk areas, additional protection in the form of
mineral wool with outer aluminium cladding, applied externally to the trunking, shall be considered.

6.2.5 Dual redundant data communications and such similar cables where installed overhead shall be routed
using separate paths. If buried, the duty and the standby cables may share the same trench since the
probability of damage is low. However, adequate segregation shall be maintained between the primary and
the backup cable in order to guard against exposure to damage. Such cable, if possible, shall enter cabinets
or consoles from opposite sides.

6.2.6 Cables inside a bund wall shall be routed above ground on cable trays.

6.2.7 Cables installed beneath raised type (computer type) floors shall be placed in a cable tray installed as close
as possible to the underside of the raised floor.

6.3 Cable Segregation

6.3.1 It is preferred that instrument cables above ground are run on dedicated cable trays and separate from
power cabling. If instrument and power cables run on the same cable tray or trench they shall be grouped
on opposite sides with a minimum separation distance as detailed below.

It is preferred that instrument cables above ground are run on dedicated cable trays and separate from
power cabling. If instrument and power cables run on the same cable tray or trench they shall be grouped
on opposite sides with a minimum separation distance as detailed below.

Separation of instrument and power cable on skids, cable tray or in cable trench shall be as follows:

125 V or 10A : 12 in (300 mm)


250 V or 50A : 18 in (450 mm)
440 V or 200A : 24 in (600 mm)
3.3 kV or 800A : 55 in (1400 mm)
11 kV or 1500A : 71 in (1800 mm)

6.3.2 All wires in the multicore shall carry signals of the same type and voltage level. Similarly, all multicores
routed by the same cable tray shall carry signals of similar type and voltage level.

6.3.3 Cables for turbine meters, analyser signals (not 4-20 mA), digital networks and thermocouple
compensating cables shall be separate.
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6.3.4 No segregation needs to be observed between thermocouple, millivolt pulse or 24V DC 4-20 mA signal
cables. However, a minimum of 1" (2.5 mm) distance shall be provided between the above signal types
and 24V DC and 48V DC signal cables. This distance shall be increased to 12" (300 mm) if the latter
voltage is increased to 125V DC.

6.3.5 Crossover of the instrument and power cable shall be avoided. Where this is not possible, the crossover
shall be at right angles to each other.

6.3.6 A minimum distance of 5 feet (1.5 m) between the instrument cable and electrical noise generating
equipment shall be maintained. Examples of such equipment are motors, generators, transformers, arcing
devices etc.

6.3.7 Where instruments are situated in remote locations and in close proximity to each other, different signal
types (e.g. category 2 - intrinsically safe analogue and digital circuits) may be combined in the same
multicore subject to the Owner's approval.

6.3.8 IS and non IS cables sharing the same cable trench shall be segregated using cable tiles on edge as
partition.

6.3.9 Where the thermocouple extension cables are run in a conduit, no other electrical or instrument wiring shall
run in the same conduit.

6.3.10 A minimum clearance of 12" (300mm) shall be maintained between cable and parallel run of underground
piping.

6.4 Cable Trenches

6.4.1 Buried cable depth shall be 30" (750 mm) for uncovered back filled trenches and 20" (500 mm) for
concrete-covered sand-filled trenches. A 6" (150 mm) and 4" (100 mm) (minimum thickness clean sieved
soft sand or other suitable cushioning material shall cover the top and bottom respectively of the cable. The
cable tile top shall have 6" (150 mm) wide green tape with message "CAUTION - INSTRUMENT CABLE
BELOW" printed on it. The layer shall be protected by concrete cable covers or earthenware and the
trench shall be back filled and compacted to restore the ground to its original grade and finish.

6.4.2 Alternative to the earthenware and concrete cable covers may be proposed by the Vendor/Contractor
subject to the Owner's approval.

6.4.3 Cable heat dissipation calculation check shall be carried out if multiple tiers of category 1 type instrument
cable installation is undertaken.

6.4.4 Metal sleeves, extending 6" (150 mm) below ground and 10" (250 mm) above ground, and encased in
concrete shall be used to protect cables from fire and mechanical damage where the cables leave the
trenches. Moisture ingress shall be prevented by the use of suitable sealing compound.

6.4.5 Cables shall not be installed under adverse weather conditions without the Owner's written approval.

6.5 Trays and Supports

6.5.1 Cables shall be supported and clamped on tray over their full length and shall be neatly run, adjacent to
structure and steelwork.

6.5.2 If required, cable trays shall be provided with additional support to prevent sagging if run in the horizontal
plane.
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6.6 Junction Boxes and Termination

6.6.1 Refer to Specifications GES J.12 and GES J.13.

6.6.2 With the exception of special cables e.g. co-axial cables, cables for vibration monitoring, load cells, certain
analysis such as pH cables and thermocouple cables, all signal wiring shall be routed to a marshalling panel
terminal strip.

6.6.3 Separate junction boxes shall be used for analogue control cables, digital control cables, emergency
shutdown system cables, fire and gas detection system cables and intrinsically safe cables. Also refer to
Section 6.3.7.

6.6.4 Cables shall be terminated and ferruled in accordance with the design drawings and project specifications.
Sufficient cable slack shall be left at instruments and junction boxes to allow for remaking of connections.
Multicore cables at control panels shall be terminated at terminal strips.

6.6.5 Terminations shall be made with approved tools. Crimp-on terminals shall not be used on thermocouple
wires. Stranded conductors shall be fitted with crimped lugs in accordance with the project documentation.

6.6.6 Wiring cabling, glanding and termination methods shall be strictly in accordance with the requirements of
BS 5345.

6.6.7 All unused entries on field mounted junction boxes shall be fitted with a certified plug, washer and nut to
satisfy the requirements of BS 5345 Part 6 Clause 17.3.

6.6.8 Where possible and practical, plug-in type of connectors shall be used for interconnections between
marshalling panel terminals to control room instrumentation. Wiring lists identifying pin connections shall
be provided for each such pre-assembled cable.

6.6.9 Analyser and other special instruments requiring special cables and connectors shall be installed and
terminated in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Load cell cables are normally factory
matched for resistance and therefore shall not be cut. Any such or any similar factory matched cable, if in
excess length, shall be neatly coiled and tied in a well protected area.

6.6.10 A numbering system for the junction boxes, terminals, terminal rails and wire numbers shall be developed
per project basis based on GES J.01.

6.7 Cable Glands

6.7.1 EExd glands shall be used to gland EExd certified instruments and junction boxes and EExe glands shall be
used with EExe certified boxes. Industrial glands shall be used inside buildings in safe locations.

6.7.2 Barrier glands shall be fully filled using the correct filler compound.

6.7.3 EExe glands shall be installed with an earthing tag of adequate capacity to carry the maximum fault current.
Glands shall be provided with neoprene washer and dust seal to provide a seal to IP65 and to protect the
armouring from corrosion. Armour clamp shall be capable of withstanding pull test.

6.7.4 EExd glands shall be checked to ensure that the gland:

1. is correct for the hazardous area

2. has adequate threads to provide the correct tolerance flamepath

3. has correct number of threads and length for the gas group

4. does not have undercut threads


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5. has inner seal that fits the cable properly

6. provides minimum seal length of 5mm

7. has an overall seal to stop ingress of moisture

8. the armour clamp can withstand the pull test.

6.8 MICC Cable

MICC cable sealing and terminations shall be made in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and
BS 6207, Part 2.

6.9 Conduit Sealing

For equipment ordered to North American standards conduit and cable seals shall be installed in
accordance with NEC Articles 501-5 and 502-5. Reference shall be made to NEC Handbook.

6.10 Earthing

6.10.1 Refer to Specification, GES J.17.

6.10.2 For cable systems supplied to North American standards both safety earth and instrumentation circuit
ground shall conform to NEC, Article 250.

6.11 Installation of Network Cable and Components

6.11.1 System Vendor/Contractors recommendations shall be followed.

6.11.2 Before installation is undertaken the following checks shall be made

1. The cable duct or tray shall be checked for spare capacity.

2. The number and location of taps shall be determined.

3. The proposed route shall be surveyed for hazardous environment, sharp bends, areas of high
temperature, electrical radiation (including from fluorescent light strips) and heavy electrical
equipment.

4. The cable shall be checked for soundness using Time Domain Reflectometers (TDR's). A
hardcopy record of TDR shall be attached to the cable test certificate. Optical TDR may be
available and used as required.

5. All transceivers, repeaters, drop cables and connectors shall be tested before installation.

6.11.3 A cable puller shall be used with setting to avoid strain on the cable.

6.11.4 The cable maximum bending radius shall be taken into account when pulling the cable.
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6.11.5 Special care shall be taken with fibre optic cables. Only personnel trained in this technology shall be
allowed to install these cables and make connections. Cable splicing shall be avoided wherever possible.
Where necessary precaution shall be taken to make sure that unacceptable level of signal loss does not
occur.

6.11.6 Where cable is spliced together with connectors, identical cable shall be used for splicing purposes.

6.11.7 Cable run records shall be updated after installation.

6.11.8 Cable shall be labelled at both ends using shrink ferrules and permanent markers.

6.11.9 When the appropriate connections are made to plugs, wall plate fittings, etc. a multimeter shall be used to
check for short circuits.

6.11.10 All transceivers shall be securely mounted and shall not hung from the cable.

6.11.11 Upon installation completion:

1. The cable structure shall be retested using a TDR and a hard copy of the record shall be retained.

2. A check for the existence of earth loops shall be performed.

3. Post installation checks shall include:

Checks to make sure that only proper size connectors have been used.

Checks that the connectors have protective shrink tubing.

6.12 Intrinsically Safe (IS) Circuits

6.12.1 Installation of IS circuits shall comply with the requirements of BS 5345 or NEC Article 504,
manufacturer's certificate, manual and control drawing.

7.0 INSPECTION

7.1 Procedures

7.1.1 The inspection requirements are covered by the "General Conditions of Purchase" which forms part of the
Purchase Order/Contract. Additional requirements are given below.

7.1.2 The Vendor/Contractor shall allow the inspector free access to all areas of manufacture, fabrication,
assembly, installation and testing.

7.1.3 The Vendor/Contractor has the responsibility to provide adequate quality control and inspection of
equipment and materials in accordance with QA/QC procedures. Any inspection by the Owner or his
Inspector shall not relieve the Vendor/Contractor of these responsibilities or those under his warranties.

7.1.4 The Vendor/Contractor shall submit the proposed test procedures for testing the cables, to the Owner for
approval, at least one month before the tests are due to start. The acceptance criteria for each test shall be
defined in the procedure.
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7.1.5 Test procedures shall include for assuring that the pre-requisites for a given test have been met and that the
test is performed under suitable environmental conditions by appropriately trained personnel using
calibrated instrumentation with current test certificates.

7.1.6 The Vendor/Contractor shall notify the Owner at least one week in advance that the cables are ready for
test.

7.1.7 The Vendor/Contractor shall provide a written report, with a record of the readings taken at the test, and
appropriate test certificates and test logs included for review by the Owner.

7.1.8 Original of all test certificates shall be submitted to the Owner within one week of the completion of the
tests.

7.1.9 The cost of rectification and repair to cables of any defects found during inspection/testing shall be at the
Vendor/Contractor's sole expense.

7.2 Scope

The Vendor/Contractor shall provide details of his inspection and testing procedures and provide results of
specific tests.

7.3 Tagging Identifications

Cable tagging and Identifications shall be as detailed in Section 5.2.

7.4 Cable Installations Inspection

Prior to back filling, an inspection shall be carried out to check and confirm:

1. proper bedding of cables has been carried out

2. the correct spacing for cables in the same trench, tray or ladder has been allowed for

3. duct mouths are protected with suitably sized bushes to prevent damage and stop vermin entering

4. removal of pulling equipment is complete

5. installation has not caused any damage to the cable

6. the underside of the cable shall be inspected using a mirror.

7.5 Cable Glands

Cable glands shall be inspected in accordance with the requirements of Section 6.7.

8.0 TESTING

8.1 Factory Testing

8.1.1 The tests below are not necessary for small quantities of cable where certificates of conformity may be
considered acceptable, subject to the Owner's approval.
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8.1.2 Should the selected cable sample fails a test, then at the discretion of the Owner and at Vendor/Contractor's
expense, retest on further cable samples shall be carried out. The cable shall be rejected if the cable fails to
meet the required acceptance criteria.

8.1.3 Testing shall be carried out on each drum.

8.1.4 All cables shall be tested in accordance with the requirements of BS 5308 Part 1 or BS 5308 Part 2 Section
3 as applicable.

8.1.5 Tests shall include, but not limited to:

1. Insulation resistance tests (of each conductor against remaining conductors, screens and armour).

2. Resistance, inductance and capacitance tests.

3. Voltage tests including spark test.

8.1.6 Test samples of flame retardant cables shall be randomly selected and tested to BS 4066 Part 3 Category
NMV3 and IEC 60332 Part 3, Category A or B as specified by the Owner.

8.1.7 Test samples of fire resistant cables shall be randomly selected and tested to IEC 60331 at a temperature of
1832°F (1000°C). In addition, a mechanical stress test and a water deluge test shall be agreed with the
Client.

8.1.8 When the cable is tested in accordance with BS EN 50267-1 (which is similar to IEC 60754 Part 1) the
acidic gas evolved during combustion shall be less than 0.5%.

8.1.9 The outer sheath and the bedding shall be tested in accordance with applicable codes and standards listed in
this specification. When tested in accordance with BS 2782 method 141D, the oxygen index of low
smoke/fume bedding and sheathing material of the assembled cable shall not be less than 30.

8.1.10 MICC cables shall be tested in accordance with the requirements of BS 6207 Part 1.

8.1.11 A check on the marking in accordance with the specification and the Purchase Order/Contract shall be
carried out.
8.1.12 A dimensional check of all cables and cable drums shall be carried out. A sample of each cable shall be
dissected and checked for correct dimensions, make-up of tapes, core colour, identification etc. These
checks shall include:

1. Measurement of insulation thickness and the thickness of inner and outer sheaths.

2. Measurement of diameter over inner and outer sheaths.

3. Measurement of wire diameter.

4. Measurement of weight per yard (m).

8.2 Site Testing

Site testing shall be carried out in accordance with the requirements of specification GES C.55.
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9.0 DOCUMENTATION

9.1 Introduction

9.1.1 This section covers the documentation required for the design, selection, fabrication, installation, inspection
and testing of cables.

9.1.2 The detailed list of documents that are required is attached to the Purchase Order/Contract. However, as a
minimum the following listed documents shall be provided by the Vendor/Contractor:

- Cross sectional drawings


- Catalogue Data Sheet
- Installation instructions
- Qualitly Control Plan
- Weight information sheets
- Cable test procedures
- Special tools list
- Packing/storage requirements

9.1.3 The following data shall be supplied with quotation:

- Gland dimensions for comparison of cable inner and outer sheath dimensions and armour diameter
to demonstrate that these are as stated in the Data Sheet.

- Gland cross-sectional drawing detailing materials used.

9.2 Schedules and Reports

The Vendor/Contractor shall submit with his tender a preliminary Quality Control Plan.

9.3 Data and Calculations

The following information shall be supplied by the Vendor/Contractor for each type of cable:

- Conductor size mm2


- Number of cores/pairs/triples
- Maximum operating voltage V (rms)
- Rated voltage of cable insulation KV (rms)
- Maximum allowable continuous conductor
temperature °F (°C)
- Conductor material
- Continuous current rating in free air
ambient temperature A
(Ambient temp=130°F (54°C)
- Number of strands in conductor
- Diameter of the strands inches (mm)
- Resistance of conductor at 70°F (21°C) Ω/1000 ft (Ω/km)
- Inductive reactance at 50/60 Hz Ω/1000 ft (Ω/km)
- Capacitive reactance at 50/60 Hz Ω/1000 ft (Ω/km)
- Minimum insulation resistance MΩ
- Insulation grade
- Sheath grade
- Weight of cable lb/ft (kg/m)
- Insulation thickness inches (mm)
- Sheath thickness inches (mm)
- Armour/braid thickness inches (mm)
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- Diameter over inner sheath (bedding) inches (mm)
- Overall diameter of cable inches (mm)
- Pair/triple screen
- Collective screen
- Minimum handling temperature °F (°C)
- Normal length of one drum yards (m)
- Weight of drum with cable (normal) lb (kg)
- Weight of drum with cable (maximum) lb (kg)
- Oxygen index overall
- Smoke density rating overall
- HCL emission level
- Cable/core marking details
- For IS cables, L/R ratio, mutual and
unbalanced capacitive reactance at 50/60 Hz.

9.3.2 The Vendor/Contractor shall supply proven data as part of the Purchase Order/Contract.

9.3.3 The cable data submitted and accepted by the Owner prior to Purchase Order/Contract placement may be
used for design purpose by the Vendor/Contractor. Any deviations from the data, after Purchase
Order/Contract placement, shall be subject to approval by the Owner.

9.4 Drawings

9.4.1 As-built layout drawings of all above ground and underground cable routings shall be furnished in
sufficient details and accuracy to serve as a record of the installation for maintenance purposes.
9.4.2 For underground cabling systems, the installation drawings shall specify the procedures to be followed in
the field to ensure that above ground markers, as finally installed, do accurately show underground cables.

9.4.3 A list of all above ground critical wiring circuits or sections of critical wiring circuits requiring fireproofing
shall be prepared by the installation Contractor for approval by the Owner. The list shall include:

(a) An identification of the possible source of sustained fire and the proximity to wiring.

(b) The length and location of each circuit requiring fire protection.

9.5 Final Records, Documents and Manuals

Two copies of the Data Dossier and six copies of the installation and maintenance manual shall be
supplied. The contents of the Data Dossier shall be agreed with the Owner but as a minimum shall include:

- Weight Test Certificates


- Inspection Release Certificates
- Code Compliance Certificates
- Component Certificate
- Hazardous Area Certificate
- Fire Test Certificates
- Test Reports
- Letters of Confirmity
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10.0 PRIOR TO SHIPMENT

10.1 Packing and Storage

10.1.1 This section describes the minimum requirements for the presevation and protection of cables and drums
during sea and land transportation and storage prior to installation.

10.1.2 The probable sorage period shall be specified in the Purchase Order/Contract and will extend from the time
of despatch to the time of unpacking at site. If the storage period is not stated, a minimum period of 24
months shall be assumed.

10.1.3 Cables shall be drummed in maximum continuous lengths, unless the Owner has specified specific drum
lengths, in which case the Vendor/Contractor shall not change the drum lengths without the Owner's
written approval. Drums shall be non-returnable type. The maximum diameter of the cable drums, shall not
exceed 7 feet (2.1 m) without written of approval by the Owner.

10.1.4 Cable ends shall be sealed and fixed to the drum and shall be suitably protected against damage during
transportation and storage e.g. by the use of battens fitted around the entire periphery of the drum.

10.1.5 Each gland shall be individually packed with accessories as specified. The pack shall be securely fastened
containing all components and be clearly identified with the project part number.

10.2 Shipping

The cable drums and other material shall not leave the Vendor/Contractor's works for shipment, until the
release has been approved by the Owner's Inspector.

10.3 Warranty

10.3.1 The Vendor/Contractor shall warrant all cables under the Purchase Order/Contract against any defect, for a
minimum period of 20 years after commissioning, or for the 20 years after the date of delivery to site,
whichever is the shorter period, or for the period stipulated in the Purchase Order/Contract.

10.3.2 The terms and conditions of the warranty shall be additional to any other requirements specified in the
Purchase Order/Contract.

10.3.3 Should any cable be found defective, the Vendor/Contractor shall be responsible for all costs associated
with replacing the cable to the standard specified by the Purchase Order/Contract.
DATA SHEET No.

INSTRUMENT SIGNAL CABLES


P.O. / CONTRACT No.
CLIENT
PLANT LOCATION SHEET 1 of 1
SERVICE ITEM No. No. of UNITS

1 VENDOR / CONTRACTOR
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3 PURCHASE ORDER NO
4 Single/Multi Pair/Triple Above/Below Ground Signal/Solenoid Valve/Thermocouple Extension/MICC Cable
5
6 Type
7 Conductors
8 Core Grade
9 Grade Volts
10
11 Construction
12 Screen
13 Drain Wire
14
15 Overall Sheath
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17
18 Lead Sheathing
19 Bedding
20 Armouring
21
22
23 L/R Ratio
24
25
26 Identification
27
28 Notes
29
30
31 All quantities in feet/yards/miles Minimum Drum Length
32 Item Cable Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
33 No Type Quantity Quantity Quantity
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35
36
37
38
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40
41
42
43
44
45
Revision No./Date
Prepared by/Date
Authorised by/Date
Purpose
(C) 1999 NATIONAL OIL CORPORATION. The information on this sheet may be used only for the purpose for which it is supplied by NOC.
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