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REQUISITION NO.

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SCHEDULE “Q”
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONTROL, INSPECTION AND TESTING

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 General
2 Contractor Quality System Requirements
3 Contractor Quality Plan(s)
4 Personnel and Resources
5 Management Review
6 Contractor Quality Control Requirements
7 Procedures for the Control Of Non-Conformance
8 Quality Management Reports

Attachment I CONTRACTOR and Subcontractor Quality Personnel


Qualification Requirements

Attachment II SAUDI ARAMCO Standards and Procedures


Containing Quality Requirements

Attachment III QA/QC Requirements for Contractor Supplied


Materials
Attachment IV QA/QC Requirements for the Construction Phase

Attachment V Summary of Quality System Deliverables

Attachment VI Project Specific Quality Requirements

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SCHEDULE “Q”
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONTROL, INSPECTION AND TESTING

1. GENERAL

1.1. For the purposes of this Schedule “Q”, SAUDI ARAMCO shall have
the same meaning as COMPANY for contracts with Aramco Services
Company and Aramco Overseas Company.

1.2. This Schedule describes SAUDI ARAMCO’s minimum requirements


for CONTRACTOR’s Quality System.

1.3. CONTRACTOR shall be totally responsible for the quality of WORK


required by this Contract. Except as provided in Paragraph 4.5 of this
Schedule “Q”, CONTRACTOR’s responsibilities as described herein
may not be delegated without the express written consent of the
Company Representative.

1.4. CONTRACTOR shall inspect, test and accept all parts of the WORK
as defined in Schedule “B”, including its subcontractors' work, in
conformance with all drawings, specifications and standards
applicable to the WORK.

1.5. CONTRACTOR shall perform Quality Assurance and Quality Control


("QA/QC") functions for all parts of the WORK, including its
subcontractors', vendors', manufacturers' and suppliers' WORK as
specified in the CONTRACTOR's Quality Manual and approved
Quality Plan(s).

1.6. SAUDI ARAMCO shall be entitled to have the Company


Representative or his nominee present at all locations where
CONTRACTOR or its subcontractors and suppliers are engaged in
the performance of the WORK, at any and all times, to review all
aspects of CONTRACTOR's QA/QC activities and to witness
whatever inspection and testing is required by this Contract. SAUDI
ARAMCO retains the right to conduct whatever additional tests or
inspections it deems necessary to assure itself that the materials
meet the requirements of the Contract. CONTRACTOR shall not
refuse access to technical or other data which CONTRACTOR
considers proprietary or confidential, and which is reasonably
required to inspect CONTRACTOR's performance of the WORK,
except where the nominee of SAUDI ARAMCO’s Company
Representative is a competitor of CONTRACTOR in the sale,
engineering, or installation of systems similar to the FACILITIES or is
related to or affiliated with such a firm, in which event the Company
Representative may nominate an alternate.

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1.7. SAUDI ARAMCO will complete its review of CONTRACTOR’s QA/QC


documents and personnel qualifications no more than thirty (30)
calendar days after submittal of a document or its subsequent
modifications. Following its initial review, SAUDI ARAMCO will
approve or provisionally approve the submitted document or
personnel qualification, or it will reject the document with comments.

1.8. For any inspection or any test required to be witnessed by SAUDI


ARAMCO, including any required by applicable laws, rules and
regulations of Saudi Arabia, CONTRACTOR shall provide sufficient
notice of said inspection or test as specified in the approved
Inspection and Test Plans (ITP’s) to enable the Company
Representative to attend. If any part of the WORK or the FACILITIES
is closed or covered before the required inspection or witnessing has
been performed or without agreement by SAUDI ARAMCO, it must, if
required by SAUDI ARAMCO, be opened or uncovered for inspection
or witnessing and reclosed or recovered at CONTRACTOR's
expense.

1.9. If any inspection or test directed or performed by SAUDI ARAMCO,


or by another party at the direction of SAUDI ARAMCO, reveals any
defect in CONTRACTOR-supplied materials or in the WORK,
CONTRACTOR shall bear the cost of such inspection and testing and
shall promptly correct such defect at CONTRACTOR's expense.

1.10. If CONTRACTOR does not adhere to the QA/QC requirements of this


schedule, SAUDI ARAMCO may, after two weeks notification to
CONTRACTOR, supply sufficient inspection and testing services to
assure that the WORK is being done as required by this Contract.
CONTRACTOR shall bear the cost of such inspection and testing.

2. CONTRACTOR QUALITY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

CONTRACTOR shall implement for this Contract a Quality System according


to this Schedule “Q” and the latest version of ISO 9001 (Quality systems –
Model for quality assurance in design, development, production, installation
and servicing), which is incorporated herein by reference. Definitions
contained in the latest versions of ISO 9001and ISO 8402 (Quality
management and quality assurance – vocabulary) Section 3, (Terms related
to the quality system) apply to the terms in this Schedule ‘“Q”.’

3. CONTRACTOR QUALITY PLAN(S)

3.1. CONTRACTOR shall plan, organize, control and execute all WORK
in accordance with CONTRACTOR’s Quality Plan(s), Inspection and
Test Plans (ITP) and documented procedures. The Quality Plan(s)
shall be developed to ensure that quality personnel and processes,
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including those of subcontractors, are effective and that the WORK is


completed in strict compliance with all provisions of schedule “B” of
this Contract.

3.2. CONTRACTOR shall prepare Quality Plan(s) as specified in ISO


10005:1994 (Quality management – Guidelines for quality plans) and
this Schedule for the fulfillment of the requirements of this Contract.
CONTRACTOR shall submit Quality Plan(s) to the Company
Representative for review and approval not more than fifteen (15)
calendar days prior to the start of WORK or forty-five calendar (45)
days after the effective date of this Contract, whichever is earlier. ".

3.3. CONTRACTOR shall modify its Quality Plan(s) to reflect any


significant changes identified by CONTRACTOR or SAUDI
ARAMCO. CONTRACTOR’s revised Quality Plan(s) shall then be
resubmitted for SAUDI ARAMCO’s approval.

3.4. CONTRACTOR shall not place purchase orders for any equipment or
materials assigned an inspection level in Attachment VI of this
Schedule “Q” prior to SAUDI ARAMCO’s approval of the
Procurement Quality Plan.

3.5. CONTRACTOR shall not start any construction or precommissioning


activities prior to SAUDI ARAMCO’s approval of the applicable
Quality Plan. CONTRACTOR shall not start specific construction or
precommissioning activities prior to SAUDI ARAMCO’s approval (as
required by Attachments IV of this Schedule “Q”) of the applicable
ITP.

3.6. CONTRACTOR’s Quality Plan(s) shall address in detail the Quality


System implementation plan for all suppliers and subcontractors,
including all levels of services to be provided to CONTRACTOR and
subcontractors. In this regard, CONTRACTOR’s Quality Plan(s)
shall include the CONTRACTOR’s required quality submittals by all
suppliers and subcontractors. Each ITP shall include CONTRACTOR
required witness and hold points for all equipment purchases and
construction activities.

3.7. CONTRACTOR’s Quality Plan(s) shall include a system of document


control and change management for insuring that, for any change, all
affected work is identified and all required modifications are made to
the design, procurement and construction documents supplied by
SAUDI ARAMCO, CONTRACTOR, or its agents.

3.8. The Quality Plan(s) shall contain organization charts that show
reporting relationships from the inspector through the level above the
CONTRACTOR’s project manager for this Contract, internal and
external lines of communication, as well as the interfaces between
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the CONTRACTOR and its subcontractors and suppliers, and


between CONTRACTOR and SAUDI ARAMCO.

3.8.1. CONTRACTOR’s QA/QC personnel shall be dedicated


to the WORK described in this Schedule “Q” and shall
perform no other function. The CONTRACTOR’s
QA/QC Managers shall have organizational authority at
least equal to that of the line manager directly
responsible for execution of the WORK.
CONTRACTOR’s QA/QC personnel shall have
sufficient and well-defined responsibility, qualifications,
authority, and organizational freedom to identify quality
problems and areas of non-conformance and to initiate,
recommend and substantiate corrective actions.

3.8.2. During all phases of the WORK, CONTRACTOR’s QC


personnel shall functionally report to the
CONTRACTOR QA or QC Manager and shall be
supported by qualified personnel to effectively
accomplish their functions detailed in the Quality Plan.

3.9. CONTRACTOR shall include in all Quality Plan(s) a detailed


procedure for gathering the information necessary to complete
the Project Inspection Record Books as specified in SAEP-122
“Project Records” and Schedule “B”.

3.10. The latest revision of CONTRACTOR’s Quality Manual and


applicable Quality Plans and all referenced documentation shall be
available for SAUDI ARAMCO’s use at the CONTRACTOR's
procurement, fabrication and installation or construction locations.
Reference documents include all those contained in drawings,
specifications and procedures for the inspection of equipment and
materials to be fabricated or constructed at the applicable site.

4. PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES

4.1. CONTRACTOR shall provide resources to implement the


Quality System as set forth in this Schedule. For all
procurement, construction, and precommissioning activities,
sufficient SAUDI ARAMCO accepted QA/QC personnel shall
be on-site prior to the start of the applicable WORK.

4.2. CONTRACTOR shall provide resumes of all CONTRACTOR and


subcontractor QA/QC personnel to SAUDI ARAMCO for review and
approval prior to the start of work for each individual. SAUDI
ARAMCO shall have the right to interview and/or test assigned
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inspectors. SAUDI ARAMCO has the right to reject proposed


candidates if they do not comply with the requirements in Attachment
I or if SAUDI ARAMCO has had prior poor experience with such
candidates.

4.3. Within seven calendar days of the effective date of this Contract,
CONTRACTOR shall designate the QA or QA/QC Manager for this
Contract. The QA Manager shall be assigned to the WORK through
Mechanical Completion.

4.4. CONTRACTOR’s, subcontractor’s and third party agency’s


QA/QC personnel assigned to the WORK shall meet the
minimum qualification requirements of Attachment I of this
Schedule “Q”, and must be technically competent to perform
their duties. Records must be maintained for SAUDI
ARAMCO’s review that documents the qualifications of
CONTRACTOR’s QA/QC Personnel.

4.5. CONTRACTOR may subcontract inspection services, subject


to SAUDI ARAMCO’s review and approval.

4.6. CONTRACTOR shall submit a listing of QA/QC personnel, sorted by


discipline for each WORK Phase, to the Company Representative
within thirty (30) calendar days of the effective date of this Contract
and shall update the list monthly (with changes noted).

4.7. CONTRACTOR shall make QA/QC personnel changes required due


to vacations, illness, temporary assignments, emergency leave,
resignations or other reasons as necessary to maintain required
QA/QC coverage. CONTRACTOR shall advise the Company
Representative of such personnel and QA/QC coverage at least thirty
(30) calendar days in advance of scheduled absences or changes
and as soon as possible for other changes.

5. MANAGEMENT REVIEW

5.1. In accordance with ISO 9001, CONTRACTOR's senior management


shall review the project specific Quality System on a regular basis to
ensure that the system is suitable and effective. Senior Management
Reviews shall be scheduled events included in the quality audit
schedule approved by the Company Representative as provided in
Paragraph 5.3.2 of this Schedule “Q”.. At a minimum,
CONTRACTOR’s senior Management Reviews shall be conducted
every six months.

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5.2. CONTRACTOR shall make a presentation of the results and


recommended actions of such reviews to the Company
Representative within three (3) weeks after the scheduled review
date. Changes to the Quality System that result from
CONTRACTOR’s senior Management Reviews shall be incorporated
in the project Quality Plan(s), with the approval of the Company
Representative.

5.3. Internal Audits

5.3.1. CONTRACTOR shall develop and implement an internal audit


program covering all WORK Phases. This shall include audits
of the CONTRACTOR's quality function and obligations as
described in this Schedule ”Q”. This program shall also include
scheduled Quality System audits for all subcontractors.

5.3.2. CONTRACTOR shall submit a quality audit schedule to the


Company Representative for review and approval with the
Quality Plan(s) submittal. As a minimum, audits shall be
carried out at twenty-five percent (25%) and seventy-five
percent (75%) of completion stage for the Procurement and
Construction WORK Phases. CONTRACTOR’s audits may be
rescheduled only with the approval of the Company
Representative.

5.3.3. All audits shall be executed by Quality Assurance (QA)


personnel (qualified in accordance with Attachment I of this
Schedule “Q”) not directly responsible for the area being
audited or by an approved third party agency. Audits shall be
performed in accordance with pre-established written
procedures and checklists.

5.3.4. CONTRACTOR shall initiate corrective actions for items


identified in each audit. CONTRACTOR shall verify
implementation of corrective actions prior to the next
scheduled audit.

5.3.5. CONTRACTOR shall submit to the Company Representative a


copy of each audit report within fourteen (14) calendar days of
its completion.

5.4. The Company Representative or its nominee shall be invited to


participate in all audits and reviews. Audit and review notifications
shall be submitted to the Company Representative fourteen (14)
calendar days in advance.

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6. CONTRACTOR QUALITY CONTROL REQUIREMENTS

6.1. Procurement Phase Quality Control Activities

6.1.1. CONTRACTOR shall define the Procurement Phase Quality


Control (QC) activities in its Quality Plan to ensure that
qualified personnel properly monitor procurement activities and
supplier performance. The Quality Plan shall include
identification of all materials that will require specific pre-
inspection meetings and ITPs. CONTRACTOR shall define
activities and methods used to assure that procured
equipment, materials and services conform to the Contract
requirements.

6.1.2. Refer to Attachment III of this Schedule “Q” for other


procurement phase QA/QC activity requirements.

6.2. Construction Phase Quality Control Activities

6.2.1. CONTRACTOR shall define the Construction Phase QC


activities in its Quality Plan to ensure that qualified personnel
properly monitor construction, fabrication and subcontractor
performance. The Quality Plan shall include identification of all
construction processes that will require ITPs and specific
SAUDI ARAMCO approvals. CONTRACTOR shall define
activities and methods used to ensure that all CONTRACTOR,
subcontractor, and supplier construction processes and
services conform to the Contract requirements.

6.2.2. Refer to Attachment IV of this Schedule “Q” for other


construction phase QA/QC activity requirements

6.3. Pre-Commissioning Phase Quality Control Activities.

Prior to SAUDI ARAMCO’s acceptance of the WORK,


CONTRACTOR shall perform the inspections required by Schedule
“B” to complete pre-commissioning activities, and correct any non-
conformances in accordance with Paragraph 7 of this Schedule “Q”.
A copy of the inspection results and status of the correction of non-
conformances shall be submitted to the Company Representative
each week until the acceptance of the applicable system or facilities.

6.4. Inspection Schedules

CONTRACTOR shall submit each week a two-week look ahead


schedule of all planned QA/QC activities to the Company
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Representative during the Procurement, Construction and Pre-


commissioning WORK Phases as specified in Schedule “A”. The
schedule shall be sent electronically in a format acceptable to SAUDI
ARAMCO.

6.5. Material Identification and Traceability

6.5.1. CONTRACTOR shall maintain an identification procedure for


all documents, materials, parts and components, including
partially fabricated assemblies. Traceability shall be
maintained on equipment, materials, parts and components,
as specified in SAUDI ARAMCO standards and manufacturer’s
specifications. Identification of an item shall be addressed
either by using tags, stamps, color coding, stencils or labels or
by records traceable to an item throughout fabrication,
erection, installation, repair, modification and use of the item.

6.5.2. The location and the method of identification shall not affect
the function or quality of the item being identified. The
procedure shall require that verification of correct identification
of material, parts and components be made and documented
prior to installation.

6.5.3. Material not in compliance with these requirements shall be


rejected by the CONTRACTOR, reported and resolved in
accordance with Paragraph 7 of this Schedule.

6.6. Control of SAUDI ARAMCO Supplied Material and Equipment

CONTRACTOR shall implement a documented control system for all


SAUDI ARAMCO supplied material or equipment. The written
procedure shall provide for receiving inspection, proper storage, and
maintenance of such material and equipment. This procedure shall
have provisions for dealing with losses, damage or other problems
discovered with such material and equipment.

6.7. Waivers

6.7.1. CONTRACTOR shall not waive the requirements of any


CONTRACTOR Quality Plan or ITP previously accepted by the
Company Representative without the express written consent
of the Company Representative.

6.7.2. The CONTRACTOR shall maintain a log detailing all waivers


from SAUDI ARAMCO or CONTRACTOR QA/QC and
inspection requirements obtained during all WORK phases.
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This log must indicate the status of the waiver, a brief


description and details of the applicable purchase order and
equipment or construction process.

6.7.3. The CONTRACTOR shall also maintain a log detailing all


technical waivers to SAUDI ARAMCO’s standards, including
those initiated by SAUDI ARAMCO (during or prior to the start
of WORK) or CONTRACTOR. This log must indicate the status
of the waiver, a brief description and details of the applicable
purchase order and equipment or construction process.

7. PROCEDURES FOR THE CONTROL OF NON-CONFORMANCE

7.1. CONTRACTOR shall include in the Quality Plan(s) procedures to


prevent inadvertent use of design documents, materials, parts,
components, services, or workmanship not conforming to
requirements of the Contract. Quality Plan(s) shall require the
identification and documentation of non-conformances, corrective
actions and waivers of Contract requirements.

7.2. CONTRACTOR shall issue Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) for all


violations of Contract requirements and SAUDI ARAMCO approved
CONTRACTOR procedures by the CONTRACTOR, subcontractors,
manufacturers or suppliers. CONTRACTOR shall submit a copy of
each NCR to the Company Representative within 48 hours to
document specific Contract scope, standards and specification
violations observed. CONTRACTOR shall maintain a summary of the
open NCRs, and submit it at the regular project progress meetings.
CONTRACTOR shall notify the Company Representative prior to final
closure of each NCR for inspection by SAUDI ARAMCO.

7.3. CONTRACTOR shall respond to all NCRs issued by SAUDI


ARAMCO in writing within 48 hours of receiving notification of non-
conformance, including proposed corrective action.

7.4. CONTRACTOR shall investigate the causes of non-conforming items,


and initiate corrective actions to prevent recurrence of non-
conformities.

7.5. DISPOSITION OF NON-CONFORMING MATERIALS

CONTRACTOR shall control CONTRACTOR and subcontractor


supplied materials and fabricated assemblies that do not conform to
requirements as indicated in 7.5.1, 7.5.2 and 7.5.3 below. Controls to
restrict further processing or installation of non-conforming or

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defective items, pending decisions on disposition, shall be


established and maintained.

7.5.1. CONTRACTOR shall re-inspect repair and rework items in


accordance with applicable procedures. Those items accepted
after re-inspection may be used in the WORK. Those items
rejected will be managed as stated in 7.5.2 or 7.5.3 below.

7.5.2. CONTRACTOR shall submit an application for a waiver to


SAUDI ARAMCO standards to the Company Representative
for items that do not comply with SAUDI ARAMCO standards
but are still considered usable. The item may be used in the
WORK only if SAUDI ARAMCO approves the waiver.

7.5.3. CONTRACTOR shall segregate all other non-conforming


materials and assemblies to a clearly designated rejection site.
CONTRACTOR shall track and control all rejected equipment
or materials until it is reused, exported, or otherwise disposed
of. All imported rejected materials shall be disposed of in
accordance with Schedule “G”. CONTRACTOR shall notify
the Company Representative of the disposition of all rejected
materials on a monthly basis as part of the Quality
Management Report.

8. QUALITY MANAGEMENT REPORTS

CONTRACTOR shall prepare and submit a monthly quality management


report in a format acceptable to SAUDI ARAMCO to demonstrate effective
implementation of the CONTRACTOR's Quality System.

The CONTRACTOR shall include the following items as a minimum:

8.1. Listing of supplier surveys performed with a summary of findings

8.2. Listing of Pre-inspection Meetings conducted

8.3. Listing of supplier inspections performed versus scheduled


inspections

8.4. Non-conformance reports issued to vendors: number issued, closed


out, and pending for the month

8.5. Non-conformance reports issued during Construction: number


issued, closed out, and pending for the month

8.6. Listing of quality audits completed (internal and subcontractor)

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8.7. Listing and disposition of all defective or rejected material or


equipment received at jobsite by CONTRACTOR and subcontractor

8.8. Welding rejection rate, reported on a per joint basis for piping,
structural, and alloy welds. A chart showing the historical
performance during the project shall be included.

8.9. Listing and status of all engineering waivers

8.10. QA/QC Personnel Listing by Discipline as specified in Paragraph 4.6.

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ATTACHMENT I TO SCHEDULE “Q”

CONTRACTOR and SUBCONTRACTOR QUALITY PERSONNEL

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

At a minimum, personnel employed by CONTRACTOR or its subcontractors or


suppliers to perform the WORK described in this Schedule “Q” shall have 10 years
of relevant industrial experience, including 6 years experience in a given inspection
specialty, four of which have been in oil and gas or petrochemical industries; shall be
a High School graduate, or equivalent; shall be fully conversant with applicable
Industry Standards and Specifications; and shall perform a variety of complex
inspection functions with minimal supervision. SAUDI ARAMCO shall be the final
authority for the determination of equivalency for all qualifications, certifications, or
experience.
Additional requirements shall apply for specific disciplines as follows:
1. Welding/Mechanical Inspector: Inspector shall be certified as an American
Welding Society CWI, CSWIP Certified Welding Inspector, or SAUDI
ARAMCO approved equivalent. Inspector shall have a demonstrated
background and thorough knowledge of codes such as ANSI B 31.3, 31.4
and 31.8, ASME Section V and IX, API 620 and 650, AWS D1.1, required for
the execution of the WORK. Where Nondestructive Testing (NDT) forms
part of the WORK, and Inspector is required to review, audit or ensure NDT
programs and results, he shall have been previously qualified and certified
to a minimum ASNT Level II in the relevant method(s). When performing,
reviewing, ensuring or auditing Nondestructive Testing in VT, MT, PT, RT or
UT, he shall be certified in the specific method(s). When performing,
reviewing, ensuring or auditing Radiographic Testing Film Interpretation
(RTFI), Inspector shall be certified in RTFI.
2. Plant and Equipment Inspector: Inspector shall demonstrate working
knowledge of codes such as ASME Sec I, V, VIII and IX. He shall be able to
perform all types of equipment inspection such as inspections that require
the use of calipers, micrometers, infrared camera, boroscope, pit gauges
etc. to ensure continued safe operation; tests and inspections on equipment
that has been repaired or modified to assure that the equipment meets the
manufacturers and ASME Code requirements; inspections for the
installation of hot tap, weld plus ends, repair sleeves, or any welding that is
required on equipment while in service; and inspections on vessels and
equipment heat treatments.
3. Heat Treatment Inspector: Inspector shall have five years direct work
experience as a heat treatment technician (preferably with some supervisory
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experience) working directly for an industry recognized heat treatment


contractor(s). Inspector shall have direct knowledge of all aspects of heat
treatment with the types of equipment that will be used on the construction
project such as electrical resistance heating elements, induction coils, or gas
fired heaters. Related experience in any of these areas qualifies Inspector
to also inspect all types of shop or site erected heat-treating furnaces for
batch heat treatment of parts and vessels that are internally fired to stress
relieve them. Inspector shall also be thoroughly familiar with the heat-
treating requirements of ASME B31.3 and ASME Section VIII Division 1.
4. Civil Inspector: Inspector shall demonstrate a thorough working knowledge
of recognized building codes such as the Uniform Building Code (UBC) or
equivalent standards.
5. Coating Inspector: Inspector shall demonstrate a thorough working
knowledge and proven ability of all phases and types of critical coating
applications and methods and recognized industry standards and Inspector
shall be qualified to NACE Level II Critical Coatings Certification, CSWIP
Level I, or equivalent.
6. Plumbing Inspector: Inspector shall demonstrate a thorough knowledge of
codes such as the Uniform Plumbing Code or equivalent standards.
7. HVAC Inspector: Inspector shall demonstrate a thorough working
knowledge of codes such as the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning
Contractors National Association (SMACNA) codes and/or equivalent
standards.
8. Crane Inspector: Inspector shall demonstrate a thorough working
knowledge of codes such as ANSI-A17.1 and 17.2, ANSI-B30.1 through
B30.16, or equivalent standards.
9. Electrical Inspector: Inspector shall demonstrate a thorough working
knowledge of the National Electric Code/NFPA 70, or equivalent standards.
He shall also have working knowledge of electrical installations including
materials, methods, specifications, and hazardous location identification for
oil and gas or petrochemical industries.
10. Communication Inspector: Inspector shall demonstrate a thorough working
knowledge of telecommunications, and be familiar with North American or
International Telecommunications Standards; Building Industry Consulting
Services International - Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual
(BICSI-TDMM); National Electrical Codes; and National Electrical Safety
Codes, or their equivalents.

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11. Instrumentation Inspector: Inspector shall satisfy the requirements of a fully


qualified Instrument Technician/ Engineer meeting the requirements laid out
by the Instrument Society of America or the Institute of Measurement and
Control. He shall also have applicable working knowledge of instrument and
electrical installations including materials, methods, specifications, and
hazardous location identification for oil and gas or petrochemical industries
in accordance with the National Electric Code, NEC/NFPA 70, or equivalent
standards.
12. Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Personnel: All CONTRACTOR and
subcontractor personnel located in Saudi Arabia responsible for performing
NDT operations, or interpreting, reviewing, ensuring or auditing NDT
operations shall meet SAUDI ARAMCO’s requirement as listed in SAEP-
1142. All CONTRACTOR and subcontractor NDT and personnel shall hold
current certification where outlined below attesting to their NDT
qualifications.
12.1. Nondestructive Testing NDT Level III personnel: such
personnel shall have been tested and certified by ASNT (or
equivalent nationally recognized program as approved by
SAUDI ARAMCO) in the required NDT method(s) specified by
the Contract and shall be required to fulfill the full scope of a
practicing Level III including, but not limited to: method
application, interpretation of results, interpretation of codes
and standards, preparation of procedures, and training of
Level I and Level II personnel.
12.2. Radiographic Examination Personnel: such personnel shall be
qualified to perform X and Gamma Ray radiographic
examinations.
12.3. Radiograph Film Interpretation Technician: such personnel shall be
certified by SAUDI ARAMCO in Radiographic Testing Film
Interpretation (RTFI) when performing, reviewing, ensuring or auditing
RTFI.
12.4. Ultrasonic Examination Technician: such personnel shall be
qualified to perform longitudinal and shear wave ultrasonic
examination of welds utilizing A-Scan ultrasonic flaw detection
equipment.
12.5. Liquid Penetrant Examination Technician: such personnel
shall be qualified to perform visible and fluorescent liquid
penetrant examination.

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12.6. Magnetic Particle Examination Technician: such personnel


shall be qualified to perform wet and dry visible and wet
fluorescent magnetic particle examination.
13. Quality Assurance Manager: Shall have demonstrated knowledge and
training in the ISO-9000 Series international standards, or equivalent; a
university degree or equivalent with a minimum of 10 years of direct
experience in Quality Assurance system activities in the oil, gas and
petrochemical industries.
14. Quality Control Manager: Shall have demonstrated knowledge and training
in the use of measuring and test equipment routinely used in conducting
inspections. He shall have a university degree or equivalent and seven
years inspection experience or a high school diploma with ten years
inspection experience directly relating to supervision of construction
activities in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
15. Procurement Quality Control Supervisor: Shall have demonstrated
knowledge and training in the use of measuring and test equipment routinely
used in conducting inspections at manufacturing and fabrication sites. He
shall have a university degree or equivalent and seven years inspection
experience or a high school diploma with ten years inspection experience
directly relating to supervision of vendor inspection activities in the oil, gas
and petrochemical industries.
16. Vendor Inspector: Shall have 10 years Quality Assurance/Quality Control
(QA/QC) inspection experience in manufacturing plants, including 4 years of
this inspection experience in the specific commodity and processes to be
inspected. He must understand national codes and fabrication methods;
and shall be qualified to perform specialized inspection and testing of
petrochemical processing materials, plant surveys as required to verify
supplier compliance with purchase order and SAUDI ARAMCO’s
Engineering Standards. Where NDT forms part of the WORK, and Inspector
is required to review, audit or ensure NDT programs and results, he shall
have been previously qualified and certified to a minimum ASNT Level II in
the relevant method(s). When performing, reviewing, ensuring or auditing
Nondestructive Testing in VT, MT, PT, RT or UT, he shall be certified to a
minimum ASNT Level II in the relevant method(s). When performing,
reviewing, ensuring or auditing Radiographic Testing Film Interpretation
(RTFI), Inspector shall be certified in RTFI.
17. Quality System Auditors: Shall have 10 years Quality Assurance/Quality
Control (QA/QC) inspection or auditing experience in manufacturing plants.
Auditors shall be qualified as stated in ISO-10011 and competent in the
discipline being audited, familiar with Quality System standards and be able
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to exercise judgment against the criteria of the standards. Auditors must be


able to communicate clearly in writing and orally. Auditors shall have
satisfactorily completed a training course and passed the course
examination. Auditors shall have participated in a minimum of four audits for
a total of at least 20 days including documentation review, actual audit
activities and audit reporting.
END OF SCHEDULE “Q” ATTACHMENT I

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ATTACHMENT II TO SCHEDULE “Q”

SAUDI ARAMCO STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES CONTAINING QUALITY


REQUIREMENTS

CONTRACTOR shall comply with all applicable SAUDI ARAMCO Material System
Specifications (SAMSS), SAUDI ARAMCO Engineering Standards (SAES), and
other SAUDI ARAMCO standards and specifications including, but not limited to the
following:

1. SAEP-122 Project Records


2. SAEP -124 Producing, Processing and Controlling CADD Drawings Within Saudi
Aramco
3. SAEP-128 Security and Control of Saudi Aramco Engineering Data outside of
Saudi Aramco
4. SAEP-302 Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a Saudi Aramco Engineering
Requirement
5. SAEP-303 Engineering Reviews of Project Proposal and Detail Design
Documentation
6. SAEP-311 Installation of Hot Tapped Connections
7. SAEP-316 Performance Qualification of Coating Personnel
8. SAEP-318 Pressure Relief Valve Program Authorization for Installation, Deletion
and Changes
9. SAEP-324 Certification Review and Registration of Project Welders and Brazers
10. SAEP-334 Certification and Submittal of Saudi Aramco Engineering Drawings
11. SAEP-1101 through SAEP 1117: Welding and Brazing Test Supplements for
Welder Performance Qualification
12. SAEP-1131 Pressure Relief Valve Program Use of Form 3099A, RV Authorization
13. SAEP-1133 Form 3750, Pressuring Relieving Device Test Report
14. SAEP-1141 Industrial Radiation Safety
15. SAEP-1142 Qualification of Non-Saudi Aramco NDT Personnel
16. SAEP-1143 Radiographic Examination
17. SAEP-1144 Magnetic Particle Examination
18. SAEP-1145 Liquid Penetrant Examination
19. SAEP-1634 Factory Acceptance Test
20. SAEP-1636 Installation And Checkout Plan
21. SAEP-1638 Site Acceptance Test Plan
22. SAEP-3101 Spare Parts Data Requirements for Contractor Procured Equipment
23. SAER 1972 SAUDI ARAMCO Inspection Requirements (Form 175)
24. SAUDI ARAMCO Drafting Manual

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ATTACHMENT III TO SCHEDULE “Q”

QA/QC REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTRACTOR SUPPLIED MATERIALS

1. CONTRACTOR shall provide and document QA/QC activities in the


procurement of equipment and material to be used or installed during the
construction and installation of the facilities as specified in the requirements of
the Contract.

2. CONTRACTOR or its SAUDI ARAMCO approved third party inspector shall


perform QA/QC activities at the supplier and sub-supplier locations as
required by the inspection level assigned for the materials and equipment
identified in this Schedule “Q” Attachment VI - Project Specific Quality
Requirements. Subject to SAUDI ARAMCO approval, CONTRACTOR may
change the assigned level of inspection, upward or downward, during the
course of the work as a result of supplier performance.

3. CONTRACTOR shall prepare detailed Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs) for all
equipment and materials assigned a level 2, 3, or 4 in Attachment VI of this
Schedule “Q, and for any other equipment deemed necessary by
CONTRACTOR. CONTRACTOR shall review the QA/QC requirements in all
applicable SAUDI ARAMCO standards and procedures listed in Attachment II
to this Schedule “Q” and include appropriate QA/QC requirements in the ITPs.
Each ITP shall identify the inspection level and detail all witness, hold and
certification review points as specified in the each SAUDI ARAMCO Form175
(Inspection Requirements).

3.1. As a minimum, each ITP shall include the following information:

3.1.1. Process description


3.1.2. Quality control requirements
3.1.3. Notification requirements for supplier inspection witness and
hold points (minimum 5 working days.)
3.1.4. Responsibilities
3.1.5. Applicable procedures
3.1.6. Acceptance criteria
3.1.7. Verifying documents
3.1.8. Inspection points
3.1.9. Hold points

4. Supplier Selection

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4.1. Except as provided in Paragraph 4.3 of this Attachment III to Schedule
“Q”, for all equipment and materials for which inspection requirements
are specified on the applicable SAUDI ARAMCO Form 175,
CONTRACTOR shall prequalify each supplier and its specific
manufacturing site as described in 4.1.1 through 4.1.3 of this
Attachment III to Schedule “Q”. Evidence of the prequalification shall
be provided to SAUDI ARAMCO for its review at least two weeks prior
to placement of the purchase order.

4.1.1. CONTRACTOR shall evaluate supplier’s capabilities to meet the


technical and quality requirements of the WORK. Such
evaluation shall include technical review of products to ensure
compliance with applicable SAUDI ARAMCO standards.

4.1.2. CONTRACTOR shall evaluate suppliers’ Quality System, which


shall meet the appropriate ISO 9000 system requirements.
Reliance solely on certification to ISO Quality Systems is
unacceptable. CONTRACTOR's prior audit findings are
considered current if completed within 24-months prior to the
proposed equipment purchase and do not include any major
technical or quality deficiencies.

4.1.3. CONTRACTOR shall complete a physical survey of proposed


suppliers for any equipment requiring an inspection level of 2, 3,
or 4 as specified in Attachment VI to this Schedule “Q”.
CONTRACTOR supplier evaluations shall, at a minimum, be
carried out by a QA/QC representative and a technical expert for
the equipment under consideration.

4.2. CONTRACTOR shall notify SAUDI ARAMCO at least two weeks ahead
of all planned supplier surveys.

4.3. Quality System evaluations are not required for manufacturers or


suppliers currently specified in SAUDI ARAMCO Engineering
Standards (SAES) or in Schedule “G”. For equipment and materials
manufactured within Saudi Arabia, Quality System evaluations are not
required if the supplier is listed on the SAUDI ARAMCO Industrial
Development Group IDG-4a Report current as of the effective date of
this Contract.

5. Requisitions and Purchase Orders

5.1. CONTRACTOR quality personnel shall review requisitions and


purchase orders prior to placement to ensure that all technical and
quality requirements are included as specified in Schedule “G”.
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5.2. The CONTRACTOR shall review its supplier's sub-orders to ensure
that all relevant SAUDI ARAMCO technical and inspection
requirements are passed on to sub-suppliers.

5.3. CONTRACTOR shall complete and submit a weekly


inspection/fabrication status report to the Company Representative in
an electronic format acceptable to SAUDI ARAMCO. The report shall
include, as a minimum, the following information for each purchase
order:

5.3.1. Purchase Order Number and Date


5.3.2. Material Description
5.3.3. Vendor Name and Location
5.3.4. Inspection Assignment Package submittal date as specified in
Paragraph 8.1 of this Attachment III.
5.3.5. Level of Inspection as specified in Attachment VI of Schedule “Q”
5.3.6. Pre-inspection Meeting Date
5.3.7. Fabrication Start Date
5.3.8. Scheduled and Forecast Delivery Date
5.3.9. Inspection Agency and Inspector (qualified as specified in
Attachment I of Schedule “Q”)
5.3.10. Special Process Procedures (approved as specified in Paragraph
7.3 of this Attachment III)
5.3.11. Open and Closed NCR’s
5.3.12. Closeout Date
5.3.13. Disposition Report submittal date

5.4. SAUDI ARAMCO shall have access to all purchase order inspection
report files.

6. Verification of Purchased Materials

6.1. CONTRACTOR’s Quality Plan(s) shall include a procedure to review


and approve supplier submittals for conformance to SAUDI ARAMCO
designs, specifications and standards. These procedures shall include
required reviews of supplier proposals prior to purchase order
placement and supplier submittals purchase order in accordance with
the purchase order after placement.

6.2. CONTRACTOR’s Quality Plan(s) shall include a procedure to ensure


that all shop drawings originated by CONTRACTOR or its agents are
accurately incorporated into the SAUDI ARAMCO supplied designs and
approved by SAUDI ARAMCO prior to construction.

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6.3. CONTRACTOR shall maintain an effective system for continuity of
order identification that ensures drawings, specifications, and
inspection requirements are properly transmitted to suppliers at all tiers
of order placement.

6.4. CONTRACTOR shall ensure that all suppliers and manufacturers have
and maintain acceptable QA/QC programs as identified in the relevant
ISO-9000 Series standards.

7. Control of Manufacturing Processes During Procurement

7.1. When required by SAUDI ARAMCO’s standards, and prior to start of


the applicable WORK, CONTRACTOR shall submit for SAUDI
ARAMCO’s review and approval all supplier procedures for refractory
installation, welding, welding repair, NDT, heat treatment, and alloy
verification.

7.2. Supplier and subsupplier personnel for NDT, Positive Material


Identification, and welding shall be qualified as specified by SAUDI
ARAMCO’s Standards and Attachment I of this Schedule “Q”.
CONTRACTOR shall review and approve such qualifications prior to
the start of manufacturing.

7.3. The qualification and certification of Out of Kingdom Nondestructive


Testing (NDT) personnel shall be in accordance with a nationally
recognized program as listed in SAEP-1142. CONTRACTOR’s
designated Level III Inspector shall review and approve all supplier and
subsupplier NDT personnel qualification and certification programs, as
well as all NDT procedures prior to commencement of any NDT
operations.

7.4. CONTRACTOR shall make supplier and sub-supplier NDT personnel


records and Welder Qualification Records available to the Company
Representative on request.

8. Inspection and Testing

8.1. CONTRACTOR shall compile and forward to the Company


Representative no later than twenty-one (21) calendar days prior to the
pre-inspection meeting and start of any fabrication, either at the prime
supplier or a major sub-supplier, three (3) sets of the CONTRACTOR's
Inspection Assignment Package, which shall include:

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8.1.1. A complete copy of the CONTRACTOR's unpriced
purchase order or subcontract, material requisition, and
attachments.

8.1.2. Copies of sub-supplier's unpriced purchase orders.

8.1.3. Inspection requirements as specified in the applicable


SAUDI ARAMCO Form 175

8.1.4. Inspection assignment sheet specifying the inspector(s)


that will perform the inspections.

8.1.5. Inspection and Test Plan

8.1.6. The level of CONTRACTOR inspection (as required by


Attachment VI to this Schedule “Q”.)

8.1.7. Agenda for each pre-inspection meeting where


appropriate

8.2. CONTRACTOR or its approved third party inspector shall schedule and
perform source inspection at supplier and sub-supplier fabrication sites
as specified in the approved Inspection and Test Plans.

8.3. Contractor shall provide Pre-inspection Meeting Reports and


subsequent Vendor Inspection Reports to the Company Representative
within 10 calendar days of each shop visit.

8.4. If SAUDI ARAMCO waives a plant visit, CONTRACTOR shall obtain


from suppliers and sub-suppliers such inspection records as may be
required to meet the requirements of Paragraph 8.2, and include the
inspection records in the Inspection Disposition Reports (Paragraph
10). Such waiver shall not release CONTRACTOR from any other
obligations contained in this Schedule “Q”.

9. Procurement Inspection and Test Records

CONTRACTOR shall require its Subcontractors / suppliers to submit


manufacturing and test reports as specified on each form SA-175. The
CONTRACTOR shall review and indicate its acceptance of these inspection
records prior to issuing the inspection (or shipping) release. A copy shall be
provided to SAUDI ARAMCO with the Inspection Disposition Report.

10. Inspection Disposition Reports

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10.1. Within two weeks of acceptance of material or equipment, the
CONTRACTOR shall prepare and issue to the Company
Representative a final disposition report. This report shall be based
upon CONTRACTOR's review of the inspection file and shall provide
narrative details of QA/QC activities performed during manufacturing
and fabrication of the equipment or material. The report shall provide
as a minimum:

10.1.1. Copies of SAUDI ARAMCO approved waivers to SAUDI


ARAMCO’s requirements.
10.1.2. All SA-175 CONTRACTOR witnessed inspections.
10.1.3. Copies of supplier quality records as specified in SA-175.
10.1.4. Copies of all NCR's with final dispositions and resolutions.

10.2. In cases where the supplier is responsible for export packing, the final
disposition report shall be prepared after export packing has been
inspected and accepted by CONTRACTOR.

END OF SCHEDULE “Q” ATTACHMENT III

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ATTACHMENT IV TO SCHEDULE “Q”

QA/QC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE

1. CONTRACTOR shall include in the Construction Phase Quality Plan


procedures for controlling all fabrication and construction processes, clearly
identifying key parameters and variables affecting quality, as specified in the
appropriate WORK specifications or instructions. All of the WORK execution
steps shall be inspected or witnessed as documented by the CONTRACTOR in
the SAUDI ARAMCO approved Inspection and Test Plan.

2. Inspection and Test Plans

2.1. One month prior to the start of the applicable WORK, CONTRACTOR
shall submit for review and approval a detailed Inspection and Test Plan
(ITP) for all construction processes to be executed by CONTRACTOR or
subcontractors. CONTRACTOR shall review the quality requirements in
all applicable SAUDI ARAMCO standards and procedures listed in
Attachment II to this Schedule “Q” and include appropriate QA/QC
requirements in each ITP. Each ITP shall detail all review, witness, hold
and certification review points for SAUDI ARAMCO, CONTRACTOR, and
subcontractors as specified in this Contract. It shall also include the
methods, extent and timing for examinations, measurements or tests.

2.2. As a minimum, each ITP shall include the following information:

2.2.1. Process description


2.2.2. Quality control requirements
2.2.3. Notification requirements for Requests For Inspections (RFI)
(minimum 24 hours for site work, 48 hours for weekend
inspections, except when SAUDI ARAMCO personnel will require
special qualifications.)
2.2.4. Responsibilities
2.2.5. Applicable procedures
2.2.6. Acceptance criteria
2.2.7. Percentage of tests to be done (including increased inspection
levels when performance requirements are not met.)
2.2.8. Verifying documents
2.2.9. Review, Witness and Hold points

2.3. Inspection and Test Plans and related procedures shall include
provisions to ensure that test prerequisites have been met, that adequate

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calibrated instrumentation is available and used, and that the necessary
inspection is performed.

2.4. Revision Control – CONTRACTOR shall revise each ITP and obtain
approval for such revisions from the Company Representative as needed
throughout the WORK. CONTRACTOR and subcontractor inspectors
shall maintain copies of every currently approved subcontractor ITP.

3. Control of Construction Processes

The following special processes require SAUDI ARAMCO’s review and/or


approval of work procedures, personnel qualifications, or personnel qualification
procedures. CONTRACTOR shall ensure that these special processes are
accomplished under controlled conditions as specified in all applicable
standards and specifications. All process parameters shall be identified with
acceptance criteria specified and monitored. All Procedures and Personnel
Qualification shall be submitted for review and/or approval at least thirty (30)
calendar days prior to the start of the applicable WORK.

Personnel
Work Procedure Personnel
Qualification
Approval (A) or Qualification
Special Process Procedure
Review (R) Approval
Approval
Required Required
Required

Welding A Yes Yes

Nondestructive
A Yes Yes
Testing/examination

High Voltage (>1000V) Cable


R Yes Yes
splicing/termination

Alloy verification A Yes Yes

Coatings A Yes Yes

Concrete Mix Design A No No

Cable and Conduit Seal


R No No
Installation

Gasket Installation R No No

Concrete Installation R No No
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Structural Bolt Tensioning R No No

Gap Control for socket weld


and back welded threaded R No No
fittings.

Hydro-testing A No No

Heat Treatment A No No

Hot Tap Procedures


A No No
(Calculation Sheets)

Refractory Installation A No No

4. Calibration of Inspection, Measuring and Test Equipment

4.1. CONTRACTOR shall include procedures for the control of inspection,


measuring and testing equipment. Specific tools and equipment shall be
identified to make and perform tests in the field with instructions for their
use, calibration, and storage. The CONTRACTOR shall identify,
maintain, control, adjust, and calibrate tools, gauges, instruments and
other measuring and testing devices used for activities controlling quality.
Calibration shall be performed at established periods as specified in
SAUDI ARAMCO or other applicable standards; in no case shall the
calibration cycle exceed six months.

4.2. CONTRACTOR shall audit and document the validity of previous


inspection and test results when inspection, measuring and test
equipment is found to be out of calibration.

5. Construction Inspection and Test Records

5.1. CONTRACTOR shall submit its test reports and its subcontractors
test reports to the Company Representative as specified by the
applicable SAUDI ARAMCO standards. The CONTRACTOR shall
review and approve its subcontractor’s test reports prior to
submittal.

5.2. CONTRACTOR shall include in the Construction Phase Quality Plan


procedures to identify inspection and test status. The status report shall
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identify all CONTRACTOR and subcontractor required inspection and
tests for each system, when it is scheduled, when it was completed, and
any non-conformances discovered during the test or inspection.
Inspection status reports shall be kept current and shall be available for
SAUDI ARAMCO’s review at all times.

6. Receiving Inspections

CONTRACTOR shall inspect all incoming equipment for damage and for
conformance to all applicable requirements, including the supplier inspection
release with verified Material Test Reports (MTR). If the equipment does not
have the required inspection release and MTR, CONTRACTOR shall verify and
document the compliance of the equipment with applicable standards and
specifications prior to release to be used as part of the WORK. Data concerning
receiving inspections shall be included on the Monthly Materials Procurement
Status Report as specified in Schedule “G”.

7. Material Handling, Storage and Preservation

CONTRACTOR shall include in the Construction Phase Quality Plan


procedures for handling, storage, and preservation of material as specified in all
applicable specifications, manufacturer recommendations and SAUDI
ARAMCO’s standards. The procedure shall list all WORK and inspection
schedules for maintaining the quality of the material or equipment as well as
provide for documentation that the required activities have been performed.
Individuals responsible for special handling, storage and preservation shall be
fully qualified to do so, and supplied with predetermined WORK and inspection
instructions. Data concerning handling, storage and preservation shall be
included on the Monthly Materials Procurement Status Report as specified in
Schedule “G”.

END OF SCHEDULE “Q” ATTACHMENT IV

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ATTACHMENT V TO SCHEDULE “Q”

SUMMARY OF QUALITY SYSTEM DELIVERABLES

Subsequent
First Submittal to SAUDI
No. Title submittals to
ARAMCO
SAUDI ARAMCO
1. Quality Plan. 15 calendar days prior to the
Paragraph 3.2 of Schedule “Q” start of WORK or 45 calendar Within 7 calendar
days after the effective date of days of each
this Contract, whichever is revision
earlier
2. QA/QC Personnel or Agency Prior to bringing
Qualifications Prior to assignment of new QA/QC
Paragraph 4.4 of Schedule “Q” personnel on the project personnel on the
project.
3. Quality Audit Schedule.
Within 7 calendar
Paragraph 5.3.2 of Schedule Submitted with Quality Plan
days of revisions
“Q”
4. Audit Report Within fourteen (14) calendar
Paragraph 5.3.5 of Schedule days of completion of the
“Q” scheduled audit and re-audit.
5. Inspection Schedules Fourteen (14) calendar days
Paragraph 6.4 of Schedule “Q” before the start of any related Updated Weekly
activities
6. CONTRACTOR, Vendor and
Within 48 hours of reporting Notification of
Subcontractor NCR’s
each non-conformance clearance required
Paragraph 7.2 of Schedule “Q”
7. NCR Summary Weekly for the
Paragraph 7.2 of Schedule “Q” After the first NCR is issued Project Progress
Meeting
8. Quality Management Report Sixty (60) calendar days after
Paragraph 8 of Schedule “Q” the effective date of the Monthly
Contract
9. Inspection/Fabrication Status
One week after the first
Report
purchase order is awarded for Weekly
Paragraph 5.3 of Attachment
the Contract
III
10. Inspection Assignment
Twenty one (21) calendar days
Package Paragraph 8.1 of
prior to pre-inspection meeting
Attachment III
11. Preinspection Meeting
Ten (10) calendar days after
Reports Paragraph 8.3 of
preinspection meeting
Attachment III
12. Vendor Inspection Reports Ten (10) calendar days after Ten (10) calendar
Paragraph 8.3 of Attachment the first inspection visit for days after each
III each supplier inspection visit

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13. Inspection Disposition Report Whenever materials are
Paragraph 10 of Attachment III released for shipment
14. Special Process Procedures
and Personnel Qualification
Thirty (30) calendar days prior Revision Approval
Procedures
to operation or test prior to execution
Paragraph 7 of Attachment III
Paragraph 3 of Attachment IV
15. Construction Inspection and
One month prior to start of Revision Approval
Test Plans
applicable WORK prior to execution
Paragraph 2 of Attachment IV

END OF SCHEDULE “Q” ATTACHMENT V

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ATTACHMENT VI TO SCHEDULE “Q”

PROJECT SPECIFIC QUALITY REQUIREMENTS

1. Procurement Phase Project Specific Quality Requirements

1.1. The following system of coding the level of planned inspections shall be
used to define the inspection requirements. The inspection levels specify
the minimum amount of inspection coverage deemed necessary by
SAUDI ARAMCO to ensure that a product or service conforms to
specifications at a specific supplier’s and/or sub-supplier’s factory or
fabrication site. The following five levels of inspection shall be used:

1.1.1. Level 0: Documentation requirements only; no inspection


required.

1.1.2. Level 1: Only final inspection required prior to shipping.

1.1.3. Level 2: Includes, as a minimum, pre-inspection meetings, one or


more unspecified "in progress" surveillance visit/s, all witness and
hold points, final inspection, and release for shipment.

1.1.4. Level 3: Same as Level 2, except that "in progress"


surveillance inspections shall be on a regular basis (daily, weekly
or bi-weekly).

1.1.5. Level 4: Resident inspector continuously monitoring the work.

1.2. Minimum inspection levels for CONTRACTOR supplied equipment and


materials are indicated below or listed on the Master Equipment List
provided in Schedule “B”. CONTRACTOR shall submit its supplier
inspection and test plans according to these minimum inspection levels.

1.2.1. For equipment items the following inspection levels apply:

Pressure vessels /columns /separators/Preheater Level 3


Fin-Fan steam condensers Level 2
Control valves, switching valves Level 3
Motor Control Centers/Starters Level 2
Power and Control Cables (above 300 volts) Level 1
BTX analyzer Level 2
Locally fabricated electrical junction / terminal / splice boxes Level
1
DCS hard ware, control processor etc. Level 0
Pumps with drive motors and accessories Level 1

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1.2.2. For pipe, valves , fittings &fire protection items Level 0

1.2.3. For fabrication of pre-cast foundations/structural steel/


roof trusses, and miscellaneous civil/structural items Level 2

1.2.4. Any field fabrication requires Level 4

2. Construction and Precommissioning Phase Project Specific Quality


Requirements

2.1. As a minimum, CONTRACTOR shall assign, or require its subcontractor


to assign, SAUDI ARAMCO approved Inspectors to the WORK in
accordance with the following table. With SAUDI ARAMCO approval,
inspectors may be qualified to inspect more than one discipline; in such a
case, however, any individual inspector may not fill more than one full
time position at any time.

Construction Phase Inspector Requirements

Primary Inspectors CONTRACTOR


Construction Precommissioning
(CONTRACTOR or Supervising
Discipline Inspectors
subcontractor) Inspectors
Civil/Structural
Earth work,
foundations,
One Inspector full One Inspector full
concrete, N/A
time time
asphalting and
steel work.
Electrical
Two Inspectors full Two Inspectors full
Electrical N/A
time time
Mechanical
One Inspector part One Inspector part
Plumbing / piping N/A
time time
Welding
One Inspector part One Inspector part
Welding N/A
time time
2.2. Other Project Specific Requirements: Two Q/C Survey full time

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