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Title:

Piping Tie-Ins

Individual Unit
Procedure

Function: Health and Safety


No.:
PA-020-0050

Port Arthur, TX.

Reviewed:

Preparer:
EHS Team Member

10/09

Effective:

Owner:
EHS Team Member

Page:

1 of 6

10/31/09 Supersedes: 06/15/08


(Rev. 02)
(Rev.01)
Approver:
EHS Manager

Document Revision Change Table


Revision
Number
01
02

Revision Description

Revised By

Changed Header and Footer


Added MOC and PSSR requirements

VB
DS

Revision
Date
06/08
10/09

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Title: Piping Tie-Ins

Individual Unit
Procedure

Function: Health and Safety


No.: PA-020-0050

Port Arthur, TX.

Reviewed: 10/09

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(Rev. 02)

06/15/08
(Rev.01)

PURPOSE AND BENEFITS


Tie-ins require special precautions and coordination. This procedure identifies steps to
minimize safety risks associated with performing mechanical tie-ins.

2.

DEFINITIONS
2.1.

Tie-in
2.1.1. A mechanical connection to an existing piping system.

2.2.

BASF Construction Representative


2.2.1. Individual responsible for coordinating construction activities between
Operations and the Contractor. For small projects this can be the Project
Engineer, or a person selected by the Project Engineer to represent the
project, such as the area Mechanical Maintenance Engineer. For
Maintenance work the Maintenance Planner will serve this function. For
large projects a dedicated Construction Engineer is normally assigned.

2.3.

BASF Operations Job Representative


2.3.1. Individual in Operations responsible for overseeing jobs being
implemented by Engineering or Maintenance. For Capital projects, this
person is the Manufacturing representative named for the project.

3.

SCOPE
3.1.

This procedure applies to all tie-ins at the Port Arthur Site. For capital projects the
connection can be bolt up, welded, compression fitting, or threaded. For routine
maintenance connections such as temporary connections for system preparation,
tie-ins that dont require hot or cold cutting of the line, etc. this procedure does not
apply.

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Individual Unit
Procedure

Function: Health and Safety


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Port Arthur, TX.

Reviewed: 10/09

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PROCEDURE
4.1.

The Project Engineer will generate a tie-in list identifying requirements for each tiein for approval by the Operations Job Representative. The list will include: tie-in
number, line number, pipe spec, P&ID number, service, operating pressure,
operating temperature, connection type. The Project Engineer will also identify any
other tie-ins or work activities that should be performed in association with the tiein, with the objective to minimize plant down time. For Maintenance activities a tiein list is not required.
Tie-ins which are a change to the process will require a MOC and evaluation of
hazards of this change as per PA-020-0029.

4.2.

As a part of his/her job definition, the BASF Construction Representative shall


arrange for the contractor to hang the tie-in tags.

4.3.

After tie-in requirements are approved, the Operations Job Representative and the
BASF Construction Representative, together with the Contractor shall field mark
tie-in locations using tie-in tags available from Document Control. Tie-in tags
contain the following information as shown in the Tie-in Tag Form attached to this
procedure (tags are available from Document Control):
4.3.1.
4.3.2.
4.3.3.
4.3.4.
4.3.5.

Tie-in number
Project or work order number
P & ID
Date Tie-in Tag was hung
Signatures
A.
Person hanging the tag
B.
BASF Construction Representative
C.
BASF Operations Job Representative

4.4.

When applicable, thickness checks will be done on existing piping for tie-ins.

4.5.

The BASF Construction Representative shall coordinate all preparations


necessary to perform the tie-in, including insulation removal, assembly of material
needed during the actual tie-in period, temporary supports, and a temporary
alternate supply such as an air compressor or generator. Care must be taken to
get the proper work permits.

4.6.

If a hot tap is required, refer to the Port Arthur Site Hot Tap Procedure.

4.7.

All materials installed prior to the actual tie-in will be tested in accordance with site
piping standards. Examples of testing are x-rays, dye penetrant testing, hydro or
pneumatic testing.

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PROCEDURE contd
4.8.

Once Operations has prepared the system to allow for the tie-in, the work crew
shall obtain a work permit. This permit identifies isolation blinds required, and all
other means necessary to ensure the tie-in work is safely performed. The permit
also identifies required special protective equipment such as gloves, acid suits,
breathing air, etc. Special procedures such as line drilling, cold cutting, spool
removal, etc. shall be listed on the permit.

4.9.

Upon completion, the tie-in will be tested in accordance with site piping standards.
All tags will be removed, and the system will be released to Operations.
If a MOC was required for the tie-in a PSSR will also be required as per procedure
PA-020-0028.

4.10.

5.

Once Operations is satisfied with the work, the work crew will remove all isolation
devices and Operations will put the system back in service.

RESPONSIBILITIES
5.1.

Contractor
5.1.1. Prepare and physically install tie-in tags
5.1.2. Work with the Maintenance Planner to plan and schedule all field activities
5.1.3. Execute tie-ins at identified location(s), in accordance with all applicable
BASF policies and procedures.

5.2.

BASF Construction Representative


5.2.1.
5.2.2.
5.2.3.
5.2.4.

5.3.

Coordinate tie-ins with Operations and the Contractor


Review tie-in plans and strategies.
Sign off and witness the hanging of tie-in tags
Inspect tie-in after completion to ensure new connection is install according
to design

Operations Job Representative


5.3.1. Ensure tie-ins have been internally reviewed/approved with-in the
Operations Organization
5.3.2. Sign off and witness the hanging of tie-in tags
5.3.3. Coordinate preparation and isolation of the system for the tie-in work.

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Individual Unit
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Function: Health and Safety


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Port Arthur, TX.

Reviewed: 10/09

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RESPONSIBILITIES contd
5.4.

Project Engineer
5.4.1. Generate tie-in list and obtain approval from the Operations Job
Representative
5.4.2. Ensure tie-ins are designed according to Site Standards
5.4.3. Enter SAP Notification for the planning and scheduling of tie-in work

6.

RELATED DOCUMENTS
6.1.
6.2.
6.3.

PA-020-0014 Performing Hot Taps and Stopples


PA-020-0002 Hot Work
Attachment A - Tie-in Tag

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Attachment A

PA-020-0050

Tie-Point Tag

TIE-IN POINT
TIE-IN #
JOB #
P & ID
DATE
TAGGED BY
BASF CONST REP
BASF OPS REP

Effective: 10/31/09

Approved by: EHS Manager