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GS 112-16

Guidance for Specification GS 112-16

December 1992

Copyright © The British Petroleum Company p.l.c.

Copyright © The British Petroleum Company p.l.c.
All rights reserved. The information contained in this document
is subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement or
contract under which the document was supplied to the
recipient's organisation. None of the information contained in
this document shall be disclosed outside the recipient's own
organisation without the prior written permission of Manager,
Standards, BP Engineering, BP International Limited, unless the
terms of such agreement or contract expressly allow.

Issue Date December 1992

Doc. No. GS 112-16 Latest Amendment Date

Document Title

Regional Applicability: International


This Specification specifies BP general requirements for electrical equipment which

comprises part of a package that is assembled as a complete unit at a site remote from that
at which it is to be installed.

British Standards are referenced where these are known to provide satisfactory
specifications, however, these may be substituted by other relevant national standards as

Amd Date Page(s) Description

Issued by:-
Engineering Practices Group, BP International Limited, Research & Engineering Centre
Chertsey Road, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7LN, UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 1932 76 4067 Fax: +44 1932 76 4077 Telex: 296041
Section Page
FOREWORD .................................................................................................................. iii

1. INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................... 1
1.1 Scope .............................................................................................................. 1
1.2 General ............................................................................................................ 1
2. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ................................................................................ 1
2.1 Vendors Proposals and Exceptions................................................................... 1
2.2 Data Sheets...................................................................................................... 1
2.3 Environmental Conditions ................................................................................ 2
2.4 Equipment Rating ............................................................................................ 2
2.5 Equipment Electrical Demand .......................................................................... 2
2.6 Labels .............................................................................................................. 3
2.7 Equipment Layout ........................................................................................... 3
3. HAZARDOUS AREAS ............................................................................................. 3

4. ENCLOSURES ......................................................................................................... 4

5. EXTERNAL CONNECTIONS................................................................................. 5

6. SWITCHGEAR......................................................................................................... 6

7. MOTORS .................................................................................................................. 7

8. CABLES AND CABLE SUPPORTS........................................................................ 7

9. TRACE HEATING ................................................................................................... 11

10. EARTHING AND BONDING.................................................................................. 11

11. LIGHTING................................................................................................................ 13

12. CONTROL PANELS ................................................................................................ 15

13. POWER SUPPLIES.................................................................................................. 20

14. ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS AND DOCUMENTATION ...................................... 24

15. TESTING .................................................................................................................. 25


DATA SHEETS .............................................................................................................. 28

Packaged Equipment ............................................................................................. 29

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APPENDIX A.................................................................................................................. 32
DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS ........................................................................ 32
APPENDIX B.................................................................................................................. 33
LIST OF REFERENCED DOCUMENTS......................................................................... 33

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Introduction to BP Group Recommended Practices and Specifications for Engineering

The Introductory volume contains a series of documents that provide an introduction to the
BP Group Recommended Practices and Specifications for Engineering (RPSEs). In
particular, the 'General Foreword' sets out the philosophy of the RPSEs. Other documents in
the Introductory volume provide general guidance on using the RPSEs and background
information to Engineering Standards in BP. There are also recommendations for specific
definitions and requirements.

Value of this Guidance for Specification

This Guidance for Specification has been written to collate and disseminate requirements
applicable to a diverse range of packages. However, it was not possible to cover all
eventualities, and users are urged to feed back their experience in all aspects of its application.


This Guidance for Specification is intended to guide the purchaser in the use or creation of a
fit-for-purpose specification for enquiry or purchasing activity.

Text in italics is Commentary. Commentary provides background information which supports

the requirements of the Specification, and may discuss alternative options. It also gives
guidance on the implementation of any 'Specification' or 'Approval' actions; specific actions
are indicated by an asterisk (*) preceding a paragraph number.

This document may refer to certain local, national or international regulations but the
responsibility to ensure compliance with legislation and any other statutory requirements lies
with the user. The user should adapt or supplement this document to ensure compliance for
the specific application.

Specification Ready for Application

A Specification (BP Spec 112-16) is available which may be suitable for enquiry or purchasing
without modification. It is derived from this BP Group Guidance for Specification by
retaining the technical body unaltered but omitting all commentary, omitting the data page
and inserting a modified Foreword.

Feedback and Further Information

Users are invited to feed back any comments and to detail experiences in the application of BP
RPSE's, to assist in the process of their continuous improvement.

For feedback and further information, please contact Standards Group, BP Engineering or the
Custodian. See Quarterly Status List for contacts.

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1.1 Scope

This Specification specifies BP general requirements for electrical

equipment which comprises part of a package that is assembled as a
complete unit at a site remote from that at which it is to be installed.

Equipment packages for which this Specification is suitable include fire

pump packages, chemical injection skids, cranes and compressor skids.
It provides data sheets for enquiry and purchasing of equipment.

1.2 General

Verification of the vendor's quality system is normally part of the pre-qualification

procedure, and is therefore not specified in the core text of this specification. If
this is not the case, clauses should be inserted to require the vendor to operate and
be prepared to demonstrate the quality system to the purchaser.

Further suggestions may be found in the BP Group RPSEs Introductory Volume


2.1 Vendors Proposals and Exceptions

2.1.1 The vendor shall state when tendering either that his proposed
equipment complies without exception to the requirements of this
Specification, or that it complies subject to certain exceptions. A
detailed description of any exception together with reasons, cross
referenced to the relevant section number of this Specification, shall be
given by the vendor.

2.1.2 The vendor may offer alternative proposals which will still meet the
intent of this Specification, but such proposals shall form a supplement
to the main tender.

2.1.3 Where vendors standards are called for by the data sheets, the
appropriate standard used by the vendor shall be detailed at the time of

2.2 Data Sheets

2.2.1 Data Sheets (see Appendix C) will be partially completed where

relevant by the purchaser to specify the requirements and performance
of the supply system. The vendor shall complete the data sheets where
required for inclusion in his tender.

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* 2.2.2 Other data sheets may be supplied by the purchaser for vendor
completion at the tender stage. These may cover any major item of
equipment on the package.

Where the data sheets refer to other BP Group RPSEs, the vendor shall include a
detailed exception list to these additional documents as per 2.1.1.

2.3 Environmental Conditions

2.3.1 The equipment shall be suitable for operation within the specified
environment. Where equipment is specified for offshore or other
special environments, the vendor shall give details of any special
features proposed for these conditions.

2.3.2 The effects of snow loading on enclosures, cable tray etc., shall be
taken into account by the vendor, where applicable.

2.4 Equipment Rating

2.4.1 Batteries shall be rated for the minimum surrounding temperature for
discharge duty.

2.4.2 Semi-conductor devices, capacitors and other cubicle mounted

components shall be rated for a surrounding air temperature of 50°C
(122°F), or the predicted temperature within the cubicle (assuming a
maximum ambient temperature), whichever is the greater.

Unless otherwise specified, all other apparatus shall be rated for

operation with a surrounding air temperature of 40°C (104°F), or the
predicted local temperature within the enclosure, assuming the
maximum ambient temperature given in the data sheets, if this is

2.4.3 Equipment shall be rated for the maximum continuous duty and for any
specific overload duties specified on the data sheets. For equipment
mounted inside a panel the worst case duty will be considered by the
vendor with due allowance for derating. Calculations shall assume the
maximum ambient temperature specified on the data sheets.

2.5 Equipment Electrical Demand

* 2.5.1 The vendor shall provide estimates of package unit electrical demand
requirements at the time of quotation and allowable A.C. supply
voltage and frequency tolerances if outside those stated on the data

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2.6 Labels

2.6.1 All control panels, motors, relay boxes, terminal boxes, field control
stations, etc. shall be fitted with name plates indicating tag (equipment)
number and function. In addition, control stations and similar
equipment will also carry normal operating function labels i.e. 'stop',
'start', 'on' 'off' etc.

2.6.2 All equipment identification labels shall be of white-black-white

engraved laminated plastic ('Traffolyte' or equivalent). Labels shall be
fixed by rivets or self tapping screws. Labels fixed by adhesives are not
acceptable. The means of attachment shall ensure that it does not
affect the certification or IP rating of the enclosure.

2.6.3 Fuses shall be labelled with their current rating. If the colour coded
wiring to fuses connected to the main circuit is not visible from the
front of the fuses, the fuses shall also be labelled with their phase

2.7 Equipment Layout

2.7.1 The electrical apparatus shall be located in such a manner as to enable

the apparatus to be easily maintained when in service. The location and
installation shall also satisfy all relevant statutory and regulatory
requirements applicable at the installation site.

Where possible, the vendor should arrange that removable covers, panel doors etc.,
that may have to be removed or opened during maintenance have sufficient space
left within the package boundaries for this. Where space is required outside the
package boundaries the vendor should indicate the extent of clear space required
making due allowance for any specialist equipment.


* 3.1 Where the packaged equipment is to be installed in a hazardous area,

the area classification will be defined on the data sheets. The vendor
shall ensure that all electrical equipment and installations forming part
of the package meet the requirements of BS 5345 and BS 5501 or any
other equivalent standard approved by BP.

3.2 The vendor shall provide details at the time of tendering, of all
electrical equipment systems together with the appropriate certification
in English (or the language specified on the data sheets). The
certificates shall be issued by a CENELEC approved body (e.g.

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* 3.3 Where an air pressurisation system forms part of the vendors
equipment, all provisions for personnel entry and exit together with
interlocks, alarms and protection systems shall be subject to approval
by BP. Air purged/pressurised electrical equipment shall only be used
if approved by BP.

The vendor should include details of purging times and sealing arrangements
proposed as part of the tender documentation.

* 3.4 Where the vendor uses component approved items of equipment he

shall provide written evidence for BP approval that the particular
configuration offered is also certified by an approved body.

The vendor should highlight any special clauses or restrictions which may affect
installation of, or connection to, the package.


4.1 The degree of ingress protection (IP) of all electrical equipment shall
meet or better the following specification as defined in IEC 529:-

Offshore locations IP 55
Onshore exposed locations IP 55
General Outdoor locations IP 54
Indoor locations IP 42
Between adjacent compartments
in electrical apparatus IP 40

4.2 Where higher degrees of protection are required as part of the

certification requirements for explosion protected apparatus, these
higher values shall be used.

4.3 All enclosures specified for outdoor installation shall, in addition to

requirements in 4.1 and 4.2 be designed to shed rain water and prevent
the accumulation of standing water on any part of the enclosure. All
joints and seals shall be designed to totally prevent ingress of water.

4.4 Control panels should be located indoors where possible. However,

where an outdoor location is specified, a suitable weather shelter shall
be provided by the equipment vendor, in addition to the requirements
specified in 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, and additionally, panels shall be fitted with
anti-condensation heaters.

* 4.5 Enclosures for relay boxes, small control panels, push button stations
or other similar equipment shall preferably be constructed from high
impact resistance GRP or Polycarbonate material, suitably strengthened
to provide a rigid structure. Cover doors shall be hinged and gasketed
and should be padlockable although keyed doors may be used subject

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to approval by BP. The enclosures shall include metal inserts or
continuity strips to ensure earth continuity via the cable armour. Wall
mounted equipment shall be provided with external fixing lugs.

Where the use of keyed enclosure doors is considered, the vendor should give
details of different mechanisms available bearing in mind any certification

Where packages may be subject to excessive wear and tear, extremes of

temperature or the degrading effects of sunlight the use of stainless steel enclosures
should be considered.

4.6 Enclosures for equipment other than as stated in 4.5 shall be

manufactured in cast or fabricated steel having a minimum thickness of
2 mm. These shall be suitably weather proofed if specified for
installation in a hostile environment. Control enclosures over 1.2
metres in height shall have three point latching mechanisms. Wall
mounted equipment shall be provided with external fixing lugs.

* 4.7 Enclosure paint finish shall be manufacturers' standard for severe

industrial installations unless a site or project specification is supplied
by the purchaser. The paint specification shall be submitted with the
quotation. It shall be the vendors responsibility to ensure that the finish
applied is suitable for the environmental conditions specified.

4.8 Gaskets shall be rot-proof material, neoprene, synthetic rubber or


4.9 Floor standing enclosures shall be suitable for top lifting. Eyebolts,
lifting frames or other suitable means of lifting shall be provided.
Eyebolts shall comply with ISO 3266.


5.1 All outgoing electrical connections from the package except as stated in
5.3, shall be grouped and wired to terminal box(es) located in an
accessible position, with adequate space for routing and connection or
outgoing cables allowing for manufacturers minimum bending radii.
Floor mounted equipment shall be provided with gland plates
positioned at a minimum height of 300 mm above floor level unless the
equipment is to be mounted above a suspended floor allowing adequate
space for cable bending prior to entry into the equipment.

5.2 The configuration of outgoing connections shall be arranged to

minimise the number of outgoing cables and cable supports.

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5.3 Cables to motors, motor starters, switchgear and heaters will normally
be run directly to the equipment. The location of these items within the
package unit shall ensure adequate access for cabling, the routing for
which shall be detailed on Vendors drawings. The vendor shall provide
space on cable tray or racking for these cables within the package unit

5.4 The vendor shall provide details at the time of tendering of external
cable termination points, clearly identified.

5.5 Details of external supply cables connecting to equipment on the

package will be provided by the purchaser in the data sheets.

5.6 Terminal boxes provided for purchaser connections shall be positioned

for bottom cable entry unless otherwise specified. They shall be
equipped either with removable undrilled gland plates or threaded cable
entries as appropriate to the standards and hazardous area regulations.
Gland plates provided for the purchaser's use shall be separate from
those used by the vendor's cabling such that they may be detached and
drilled on site without disconnection of vendor installed cabling.
Where tapped entries are required they shall be tapped ISO metric.

5.7 Terminal boxes provided shall be adequately rated and sized to accept
the external cabling specified by the purchaser.

5.8 Where the terminal boxes are located inside a hazardous area suitably
certified blanking plugs shall be supplied by the vendor. In all cases
blanking plugs shall be supplied by the vendor to seal all spare entries.

* 5.9 All cable glands shall be brass compression type with ISO metric 1.5
mm pitch threads. Cable glands connected to equipment located in
hazardous areas shall be suitably certified. The use of compound-filled
'barrier type' glands is to be kept to a minimum and used only where
required by BS 5345 and with the permission of BP.

5.10 All external glands shall be fitted with shrouds.

5.11 Backnuts and serrated washers shall be used on all glands except Ex(d)


* 6.1 HV and LV switchgear shall comply with the standard specified on the
data sheets. The accompanying data sheets will be partially completed
by the purchaser if appropriate.

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6.2 Where vendor's standard switchgear is specified, the vendor shall
provide all switchgear and motor control gear necessary for the
functioning of the package. All equipment shall be suitable for the
short circuit and maximum continuous duty required. The vendor shall
also provide those extra spare circuits specified in the data sheets, fully
equipped, including electrical protection to the manufacturer's standard.

* 6.3 When vendor's standard switchgear is specified the vendor shall provide
the following additional details at the time of tendering:-

(a) the switchgear manufacturer,

(b) details of each switch/motor contactor circuit provided,

together with all electrical protective arrangements, VT's and
CT's, and

(c) details of certification tests

The vendor should ensure that the following information and documentation is
available for his recommended equipment:-

(a) Installation/maintenance details and recommended spares lists.

(b) Track record for the equipment.

(c) Isolation and interlocking facilities are provided.


7.1 HV and LV motors shall comply with the standards specified on the
data sheets. The accompanying data sheets will be partially completed
by the purchaser.

7.2 The vendor shall provide a completed data sheet for each motor on the

7.3 All motors shall, as a minimum, have a stop push-button positioned

adjacent to the motor for emergency use. The stop push button shall
be of the stay-put type and be lockable in the off position.


* 8.1 When required by the purchaser in the data sheets, cables within a
package shall conform to the same specifications and types as the rest
of the project.

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* 8.2 When manufacturers' standard cables are specified, the vendor shall
provide the following additional details at the time of tendering for
approval by BP:-

(a) cable construction,

(b) rating, and

(c) method of installation.

The vendor should consider the following in selection of cable offered:-

(a) Cables for use in an area contaminated by hydrocarbon or solvents shall

have a lead sheath.

(b) Number of spare cores in multicore cables should be indicated.

(c) Manufacturers lead times for replacement cables should be indicated for
any long delivery items.

* 8.3 For circuits which are required to be energised under emergency

conditions, cables shall have additional fire resistance qualities to the
requirements of IEC 331, IEC 92-3 and IEC 332 as applicable. Other
cables requiring these qualities will be specified by the purchaser.

If fire resisting qualities are required then cable supports and fixing arrangements
should have the same durability included.

8.4 All cabling and wiring shall be continuous from terminal to terminal.
Splices are not permitted. All cable cores shall be neatly loomed
around the enclosure with sufficient length to the furthest point of
termination or shall be included within the cable trunking within the
enclosure to meet the same requirements.

8.5 The minimum cable stranded conductor cross-sectional areas sizes shall
be as detailed below unless specific deviations to these are approved by

Alarms, protection system and electrical

Instruments 2.5 mm2
Lighting and small power 2.5 mm2
Motor control circuits 2.5 mm2
Solenoid valves 2.5 mm2
Instrumentation, control, ESD, F&G 1.0 mm2
Telecommunications 0.75 mm2
Current Transformer secondary wiring 2.5 mm2

8.6 Cables shall have stranded copper conductors unless specifically agreed
otherwise by BP. Conductors up to and including 4.0 mm2 shall be
fitted with insulated pin crimp type ferrules unless they form part of a

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current transformer secondary circuit when eyelet connectors shall be
used. Terminations on cables exceeding 4.0 mm2 shall be by solderless
compression type cable lugs.

8.7 The vendor shall be responsible for the cable volt-drop, rating,
installation, connection and mechanical protection of all cables in his
scope of supply. Power cables shall be rated in accordance with the
IEE Recommendations for the Electrical and Electronic Equipment of
Mobile and Fixed Offshore Installations and/or IEE Regulations for
Electrical Installations or similar relevant National Regulations as

8.8 Each cable, cable core and wiring conductor shall be clearly, precisely
and indelibly identified at both ends as detailed on the vendors wiring
and schematic diagrams. Any markers which are applied to the wiring
and which do not completely encircle and lock around the conductor or
markers of paper and/or adhesive types are not permitted. When core
numbers change, e.g.. at connections between equipment, a clear
system of coding is to be used at the change point and details shall be
clearly marked on drawings.

8.9 Cables shall be identified on both sides of a transit or penetration, every

30 metres, at every change of direction and at both ends.

8.10 Rigid conduit shall not be used without prior written agreement from

8.11 All cabling shall be carefully supported, routed and fixed into place to
avoid cable sag, stress on cable terminations and mechanical damage.
No more than two layers of cables shall be installed on cable rack and
tray. A minimum of 25% spare capacity shall be provided on cable
tray/ladder racks.

8.12 Cables shall be secured to the horizontal and vertical cable racks/trays
by means of stainless steel EVA coated reusable cable ties or all round
band every 300 mm.

8.13 The following minimum spacings between instrument and power cables
should apply:-

Power Cable Rating Instrument Cable Separation Distance

125 V or 10 A 250 mm
250 V or 50 A 500 mm
440 V or 200 A 750 mm
5k V or 500A 1250 mm
11/33 kV or 800 A 2000 mm

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* 8.13.1 The cable spacings listed above may be relaxed at entries to instruments
and associated housings and where due to physical constraints these
spacings cannot practically be achieved. All such instances, where
relaxation of these requirements is requested shall be highlighted by the
vendor and shall be subject to approval by the purchaser.

The minimum cable separation distances are 'rule-of-thumb' spacings, although

they have been successfully applied for many years. In all but the most sensitive
low-signal level instrumentation circuits a minimum separation of 300 mm should
be adequate but vendors should minimise parallel runs of cables and provide right
angled crossing points where practicable.

8.14 Conductors of multi-core power cables shall be colour coded in

accordance with BS 6346.

8.15 Cable tray, ladder, trunking and all fixing accessories including saddles,
cleats and bolting material shall be works manufactured of a rigid
design and self supporting between holding brackets without
deformation after the cables are installed.

8.16 Cable ladder rack and tray shall be heavy duty galvanised type unless
otherwise specified. Cable tray shall be return flange type with a
minimum gauge of 1.5 mm and nominal side height of 50 mm. The use
of untreated mild steel tray or trunking is unacceptable.

8.17 Cable ladder rack shall be supported at maximum 2m intervals and tray
at 1m intervals.

8.18 Junction pieces, bends etc. used in runs of tray or trunking shall be of
manufacturer's standard construction wherever possible. Where such
items are unobtainable the quality of fabricated items shall be not less
than that required for manufactured items.

8.19 Cable tray and trunking systems shall be designed and installed to
ensure electrical continuity throughout the run and such that water
cannot collect or remain in any part of the system. The ends of all runs
of ladder rack and tray shall be bonded to package steelwork.

8.20 Cables which leave main tray routes for connection to motors, push
button stations, etc. shall be installed on tray, channel or angle iron
supports fitted between the main cable tray and the equipment.

8.21 Where cables require to be installed through or across the edges of tray
or other metal work the edge of the lips shall be smoothed, painted and
lined with lead or other protective sleeving to avoid cable damage.

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9.1 Electric trace heating cable shall generally be of the self regulating type
and the installation shall be in accordance with the requirements of BS
6351 or similar relevant National Standard or Code as appropriate.
9.2 Designs for winterisation shall be based on maintaining 5°C in the
lowest temperature ambient given on the data sheets.

* 9.3 Where accurate process temperature maintenance is required, the

purchaser will specify a suitable temperature controller to avoid the
inherent swings in process maintained temperature as the ambient
temperature varies.

* 9.4 Trace heating tape selection for lines subjected to blowdown

temperatures shall be discussed and approved with the purchaser at the
tender stage.


10.1 Earthing within the package shall be the vendor's responsibility. It shall
comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations, the IEE
Recommendations for the Electrical and Electronic Equipment for
Mobile and Fixed Offshore installations and/or IEE Regulations for
Electrical Installations or similar relevant National regulations as

* 10.2 On larger packages BP may specify additional earthing requirements.

These will be included on the Data Sheets.

In particular consideration should be given to the provision of:-

(a) An alternative to sole reliance on cable armouring as the protective


(b) Additional earth cables on instrument reference and intrinsically safe

systems to allow testing of the system for maintenance purposes.

10.3 Where driven equipment, vessels, tanks, instruments etc. comprising

part of a package are directly bolted or welded to the skid, no
additional earth connection is required. High voltage equipment and
equipment mounted on anti-vibration mounts, or similarly insulated,
shall be provided with two earth studs located diametrically opposite
each other. These shall be earthed to the skid with suitably sized
earthing cable.

10.4 On package units which are to be installed onshore at least two

earthing bosses suitable for the connection of a 70 mm2 cable shall be

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provided for the purpose of connecting the package unit to the main
earth system.

10.5 When the driving and driven machines are on separate bedplates or
mounted on poorly conducting material, the bedplates shall be bonded
together and one connection shall be taken to the general earthing

10.6 Earthing and bonding conductors shall be single core, stranded

annealed copper conductors with a green/yellow outer sheath and shall
be sized 150 mm2, 120 mm2, 70 mm2, 35 mm2 or 16 mm2 depending
on application. They shall be sized in accordance with the IEE
Recommendations go the Electrical and Electronic Equipment of
Mobile and Fixed Offshore Installations and/or IEE Regulations for
Electrical Installations or similar relevant National regulations as

10.7 Joints in earthing conductors should be avoided. If this is not possible,

effective measures shall be taken to prevent inadvertent disconnection,
corrosion or other forms of deterioration at all such joints.

10.8 For terminating high voltage cables, the design of the cable gland or
terminations shall incorporate a lug for bonding the cable armour to
earth, or to the equipment enclosure.

10.9 Where non-metallic enclosures are used, means shall be provided to

preserve the electrical continuity of the armouring and/or metallic
sheath of cables.

10.10 To ensure the requirements for earthing in hazardous areas are met,
each packaged unit shall be provided with two welded bosses, easily
accessible and at opposite ends of the skid, to allow the purchaser to
earth the packaged unit as required.

10.11 In all areas classified as hazardous, any steelwork (such as stairways,

cable racks, handrails, etc.) which is mounted on or attached to non-
metallic structures shall be bonded to the general earthing system either
directly or via other earthed metal at intervals not exceeding 30 m.

10.12 The position of all earthing connections shall be visible and easily
accessible. Earthing points shall be protected against corrosion and
designed to ensure that effective electrical and mechanical connections
can be made.

10.13 Where additional bonding connections are required, they shall be made
at welded bosses local the equipment to avoid the need for long runs.

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10.14 Each control panel, marshalling unit or junction box shall be equipped
with an integral earth bar to which shall be connected all removable
sections of the panel, such as gland plates, component mounting plates,
cable boxes etc. The earth bar will be connected to the main protective
earth via the feeder cable armouring or a separate conductor. The
earth bar shall be positioned such that external cabling can be installed
without dismantling or limiting access to the bar.

10.15 Earth connections shall be made with crimped type connectors.

Soldered connections are not acceptable.

* 10.16 A reference earth system shall be provided for analogue and digital
signals. Screens of cables shall be run continuously from instruments
through junction boxes etc. to a reference earth bar, which shall be
insulated from steelwork or any connection to the plant ear system.
The purchaser will be responsible for connection of the package
reference earth bar to the platform reference earth bar.

* 10.17 Where applicable, a separate isolated intrinsically safe earth bar shall be
provided similar to that required for the reference earth system.

10.18 Where separate reference or intrinsically safe earth bars are provided
they shall be clearly labelled as to their function.


* 11.1 Where required, the vendor shall submit a lighting scheme for BP
approval. If particular light fittings are to be used these will be
specified on the data sheets.

* 11.2 Where manufacturers' standard lighting units are specified, the vendor
shall provide the following additional details when tendering for
approval by BP:-

(a) the type of fitting,

(b) method of control,

(c) illumination levels at control panels, switchgear, valves, gauges,

meters etc. measured in the place of vision,

(d) the percentage and location of fittings to provide emergency

lighting for safe shutdown of plant and personnel access escape,

(e) Certification documentation.

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The vendor shall ensure that the following factors are considered as part of the
standard lighting offered:-

(a) The certification is not affected by the extremes of temperatures specified

on the data sheets, especially for battery backed units.

(b) The scheme allows removal of individual fittings for maintenance while
allowing the remaining fittings to be safely operated.

(c) The scheme allows testing of emergency fittings on line.

11.3 The proposed scheme should maximise the use of floodlights

supplemented with infill fluorescent lighting. Lighting fittings shall be
positioned to provide easy access for maintenance. The provision of
permanent access platforms/ladders shall be considered.

* 11.4 Where the package equipment allows for personnel access the scheme
shall contain a proportion of emergency lights, sufficient to provide
illumination for the safety of movement of personnel. The scheme shall
comply with BS 5266 or similar relevant National standards.
Emergency lighting fittings shall be adequately and permanently marked
for identification purposes. The following schemes may be used:-

(a) Self maintained, battery back-up fluorescent fittings maintaining

one tube at full illumination for two hours.

(b) Normal fittings operating from a secure power supply. This

type of scheme shall only be used if approved by BP.

11.5 Standby lighting shall be provided within the package equipment in

areas where it is necessary to operate controls, valves or switchgear to
allow safe shutdown of the package or plant.

11.6 For large package offshore installations, standby lighting shall be

provided. Taken together with the escape lighting it should contribute
30% of the normal design illumination in all working areas and

11.7 Any standby luminaries should be normally energised and their

contribution to the normal lighting system design illuminance should be

11.8 Illumination within the package equipment shall conform to the

requirements of the CIBS Code for interior lighting and shall also
conform with any relevant statutory requirements. Unless specified
otherwise in the requisition, the following minimum lighting levels shall
be provided at floor level:-

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Location LUX (lumens/m2)
Machinery Areas 150
External walkways 50
External stairways & ladders 100
Control rooms 300
Rear of panels 150
Substations etc. 150
General areas (indoor) 150-200
Outdoor areas (general) 20
Focal points
e.g. instrument valves, gauges and 100
glasses etc.


* 12.1 Any special control panel requirements to meet site regulations and
standards will be specified by the purchaser in the data sheets.

* 12.2 Where a manufacturer's standard control panel is specified, the vendor

shall provide details at the time of tendering for approval by BP.

12.3 Unless specified or agreed otherwise the local control panel for a
packaged unit shall be built onto the skid base of the unit. The location
shall be such that it will not hinder access for normal maintenance and
will not be liable to impact damage.

12.4 Doors shall open at least 90 degrees (preferably 120 degrees). Door
movement shall be positively limited to prevent damage to wiring,
equipment mounted on the door, or adjacent apparatus.

12.5 When a panel is isolated and open the degree of protection to any part
remaining live shall be at least IP 20 and any covers, shrouds etc.
preventing access to live parts shall be fitted with labels stating the
voltage as follows: "Danger ...... volts". The danger label shall have
black lettering on a yellow background and comply with ISO 3864.

If this cannot be complied with, it shall only be possible to open the

panel with the use of tools. Labels shall be fitted to the outside and
inside of the unit stating the voltage as follows: "Danger .... volts,
isolate elsewhere before removing covers".

Terminals for tripping supplies shall be labelled "Tripping supplies".

12.6 Busbar insulation shall be marked red, yellow or blue, according to

phase, and black for neutral.

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12.7 Phase and neutral busbars shall be individually covered throughout their
length with solid insulation. Such insulation shall be not less than 1
mm. Joints shall be encased in removable moulded or similar cases.
Materials shall withstand without damage or permanent distortion the
effects of a through fault current (of the value and short time rating
specified in the Data Sheets), applied when the busbars have reached
thermal equilibrium with rated continuous current, at maximum ambient

12.8 Connections to load circuit fuses shall conform to one of the


(a) Insulated connections having a short circuit current and time

rating at least equal to that specified in the Data Sheets.

(b) Insulated connections having a short circuit rating at least equal

to the through-fault current magnitude and duration of the
highest rating fuse-link which may be fitted.

12.9 A.C. control supply voltage should preferably be 110V on load. D.C.
control supply voltages will be specified when required.

12.10 A.C. control supplies shall be derived directly, or via a transformer,

from the circuit side of the main circuit isolating device.

12.11 Control transformers where fitted shall conform to EN 60742 BS 3535

Part 2 and have a secondary voltage of 110 volts (Full-Load) and not
exceeding 120 volts (no load).

12.12 Primary and Secondary windings shall be protected by removable fuses.

Removable links shall be provided where appropriate. The secondary
winding shall be connected to earth via a further link.

12.13 The transformers shall include an interwinding metallic screen shall be

connected to earth.

12.14 Panel wiring conductors shall be PVC insulated to BS 6231 or similar

relevant National standard and shall conform to the cross sectional area
requirements of section 8.5.

12.15 The following conductor colour coding shall be used:-

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Type of Insulation Colour Identification
Wiring Ferrule Colour
A.C. Black (or as identification Phase 1 - Red
ferrule colour) Phase 2 - Yellow
Phase 3 - Blue
Neutral - None
D.C. Grey (or as identification Positive - Red
ferrule colour) Negative - Black
Earth Green/Yellow None

12.16 Cable/wiring within control panels, relay boxes or similar shall be run in
covered plastic trunking. Trunking shall be sized to allow for 25%
spare capacity. Wiring to cover mounted or hinged equipment shall be
bundled and looped to provide flexibility and shall be protected by
flexible conduit or equivalent.

12.17 Where condensation may be present, control panels should be fitted

with anti-condensation heaters, controlled by a series thermostat and
suitable for operation from a supply derived from the main power
supply to the panel. They shall be sub-fused from the main power

12.18 Local isolation shall be provided for incoming power supplies to the
control panel. Isolating switches/switch fuse units shall be provided
with padlocks and shall be lockable in the 'OFF' position only. The
isolator shall be interlocked with the enclosure doors/covers.

12.19 All sub-circuit protection shall be by HRC cartridge fuses complying

with IEC 269-1 and 2 or mcb's/mccb's complying with IEC 898. If
mcb's/mccb's are used they must be lockable in the off position.

12.20 Fuse holders shall be self coloured black and link holders self coloured

12.21 Instruments shall be flush mounted, complying with IEC 51, class index

12.22 Incoming units shall be equipped with either:-

(a) Supply on lamps with red, yellow and blue phase coloured
lenses or

(b) A voltmeter and selector switch arranged to measure each line-

line and/or line-neutral voltage.

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12.23 Indicating lamps shall be of the flush mounting pattern, mounted so that
they cannot rotate even if the retaining nut is not fully tightened.

12.24 Lamp holders and lenses shall be designed to dissipate continuously the
heat produced by the largest lamp that can be fitted, without
deterioration or discoloration.

12.25 Colours for indicating lamps shall comply with IEC 73.

12.26 All lamps operating at the same voltage shall be interchangeable.

Lamps operating at different voltages shall not be interchangeable.
Lamp nominal voltages shall be at least 110% of their supply voltage.
12.27 Push-buttons and related control switches shall comply with IEC 947-

12.28 All push-button switches, except stop switches shall have a full shroud
to prevent inadvertent operation.

12.29 Stop push-buttons shall be of the stay-put type, manually reset and
coloured red with facilities for padlocking in the off position. Stop
switches with mushroom heads shall have guard rings.

12.30 Control relays shall comply with IEC 947-5-1 and shall not be of the
plug-in type, unless approved by BP.

Where plug-in type relays are considered, they should possess suitable retaining
clips to prevent vibrational problems.

12.31 Control relays shall operate correctly between 85% and 110% supply
voltage, measured at the busbars.

12.32 Control relays shall remain energised without chatter at 75% supply
voltage, measured at the busbars. The dropout voltage shall not be
lower than 10% supply voltage.

12.33 Contractors shall comply with IEC 158-1 and 1A and shall be air break,
electromagnetically operated.

* 12.34 Unless specified in the data sheets, contactors shall be electrically held.

12.35 Separate terminal rails shall be provided for control, instrumentation

and power circuits. Each terminal rail and terminal shall be identified
and the terminal manufacturer shall be stated.

12.36 Within enclosures separately mounted and covered terminal

blocks/strips shall be provided for each voltage level and function and
labelled as to the voltage. Each group shall be separated from other

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groups using barriers or earth terminals. Terminals for 3 phase supplies
shall be phase segregated by installation of barriers. A.C. terminals
shall be shrouded if a danger exists and fitted with hazard warning

12.37 Terminal blocks shall have separate terminals for internal and external
connections. External connections shall always be connected to the
same side of terminal blocks for the complete equipment. Cores
requiring to be commoned shall be connected to individual terminals
and the terminals commoned by link bars. No more than one core shall
be connected to each terminal.

12.38 Terminals shall be of either the pressure clamp of bolted lug type.
Terminals for external connections exceeding 4 mm shall be suitable for
straight shank lug type cable terminations. Pinch screw terminals
where the screw bears directly onto the conductor and double stacked
terminals are not acceptable. Terminals for lug type cable terminations,
or where the terminals are subject to vibration, shall be provided with
locking arrangements.

12.39 Sufficient terminals shall be provided to terminate all cores including

spare cores of multicore cables and, in addition, spare terminal capacity
of 25% shall be provided. Terminals shall be arranged such that there
is no requirement for cables entering via a gland plate in one enclosure
to connect to terminals at the opposite end of a long enclosure or in an
adjacent enclosure.

12.40 Control panel mounted ammeters shall be provided for all package
units motors. The location of current transformers will be specified by
the purchaser. Ammeter requirements are as follows:-

(a) Suitable for 1 amp secondary CT with CT ratio to be advised by

the Purchaser.

(b) Full load motor current shall be indicated by a red line on the
scale which should appear between 50% and 80% of the normal
scale angular deflection.

(c) There shall be a compressed 6x overload scale to allow for

motor starting.

* 12.41 All selector switches, push buttons, relays etc., shall be fully rated for
the operating conditions. The presence of different voltages on banks
of contacts on individual devices should be avoided. In any case where
this is not practicable the arrangement offered shall be subject to
approval by the purchaser.

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It is frequently difficult to achieve single voltages on all contacts on a particular
relay but if differing voltages are required they should be kept to a minimum and
the provision of additional warning labels should be considered.

12.42 All items mounted in panels shall have individual dust tight covers and
be easily accessible for maintenance.

12.43 Equipment that incorporates indicator lamps shall include a push-to-

test, push button to prove lamp circuits. This 'lamp test' circuit shall be
separately fused.

12.44 All control signals between the purchasers equipment, e.g. motor
starters, contactors and the package unit, for starting and stopping
drives, permissives, indicating lamps etc., shall be by volt-free contacts,
with a minimum rating of 110V 1A, non-inductive unless otherwise

12.45 Control panels mounted on the skid base of package units shall be
isolated from vibration.


13.1 Any a.c. UPS and d.c. power supplies called for within the package
shall comply with the standards specified on the data sheets and with
the requirements below.

13.2 The vendor shall ensure that the equipment supplied operates without
detriment to the package in respect of output voltage variation, output
voltage ripple, voltage transients, output frequency and output
harmonic distortion under maximum continuous load conditions and of
the extremes of environmental conditions specified in the data sheets.

13.3 Radio interference of any d.c. power supplies system should be within
the limits specified in EN 55014 and shall have no detrimental effect on
the operation of adjacent equipment.

13.4 Unless otherwise specified on the data sheets, a.c. power supplies will

(a) for the battery charger, 3 phase 4 wire with solidly earthed

(b) for the mains by-pass, 2 phase 2 wire.

These supplies are subject to the tolerances specified on the Data


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13.5 The a.c. output shall have a solidly earthed neutral and unless otherwise
specified, shall be single phase, two wire.

13.6 The output supply of a d.c. system will be earthed as specified in the
data sheets. If earth free, the battery system should be provided with
an earth fault monitoring system.

13.7 Any inverter shall be of the electronically regulated type. Each inverter
shall include the following features:-

(a) A 'soft start' feature to limit d.c. inrush current.

(b) Inverter fault condition monitoring to be arranged to assist fault


13.8 Any battery charger shall be of the constant voltage type with a current
limiting feature to match battery characteristics.

13.9 Battery charging shall be arranged to ensure an acceptable rate of water

loss from the battery whilst the battery capacity is maintained. Unless a
specific alternative time is given on the data sheets, the charge rate shall
be arranged to provide sufficient battery capacity for the required duty
in 12 hours.

13.10 All charging shall be automatic.

13.11 Unless other devices are specified by the purchaser, protection shall be
provided throughout by fuses. Both poles of any d.c. supply shall
contain fault clearance devices.

13.12 The vendor shall ensure that the protection system shall give perfect
discrimination. Where charger short-circuit current is limited below
fuse rupturing values by a charger current limit feature, the vendor shall
ensure that the equipment is undamaged by continuous operation in this
mode and that an alarm is given.

13.13 The battery shall have sufficient capacity to supply 110% of the
standing loads after due allowance for intermittent loads together with
any losses involved in d.c./a.c. conversion, auxiliary systems power and
other power supplies system equipment necessarily connected to the
battery, for the full standby time specified on the data sheets (no
charger a.c. supplies being available over the standby time). D.C.
voltage during battery standby duty shall not fall below that required
for satisfactory operation of the package.

13.14 Battery performance in supplying the total load for the specified stand-
by time shall be possible when the battery commences duty at that

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percentage of its nominal charge capacity which exists in the battery
following 12 hours (or such alternative period otherwise specified) of
charging from an end-of standby discharge state.

13.15 Unless specified otherwise, batteries shall be supplied with a sheet steel
enclosure matching other enclosures and generally in accordance with
the requirements of this Standard. Where no battery cubicle is
specified, the vendor shall state the type of enclosure offered at the
time of tender. Battery arrangements shall allow easy maintenance
without the need for equipment removal or disconnection. All battery
connection points and interconnecting links shall, respectively, be
shrouded and insulation.

13.16 Drip trays for batteries shall be provided, when specified on the data

The use of pull out trays mounted on rollers to aid maintenance is preferred.

* 13.17 Battery types shall be as specified on data sheets. Nickel cadmium

batteries shall have plastic cases.

The vendor shall consider the effects of gassing, even in 'sealed' cells and advise
the purchaser of any ventilation requirements.

* 13.18 Cells shall be dispatched in the condition specified on the data sheets.

13.19 The following alarm conditions should be indicated and appropriately


(a) at each charger

(i) mains supply failure

(ii) charger failure
(iii) d.c. voltage low/high
(iv) d.c. earth fault (where applicable)
(v) battery isolated
(vi) charger current limiter operating (where applicable)

(b) at each inverter panel

(i) a.c. output high/low voltage

(ii) overload
(iii) inverter failure
(iv) output frequency out-of-limits

(c) at each a.c. output supplies static switch

(i) mains by-pass supply frequency out of limits

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(ii) device by-passed
(iii) standby in use
(iv) control circuit fault
(v) a.c. output supplies lost

(d) cabinet high temperature

(e) ventilation equipment failure (if fitted)

13.20 All alarm initiations shall be delayed for a nominal 20 ms, to eliminate
the effects of transients.

13.21 The alarm initiations shall be automatically reset, but the local alarm
indication shall remain until a reset button is depressed.

13.22 In addition to providing local indication, each alarm condition shall

provide voltage-free contacts for remote alarm initiation, or to provide
a common remote alarm initiation. Remote alarms shall be initiated by
changeover contacts and shall self reset when the alarm condition is
13.23 All local alarm conditions specified shall be individually indicated. In
addition, the following indications should be provided with colours in
accordance with IEC 73:-

(a) on each charger

(i) mains supply health - green

(ii) normal charging - white
(iii) boost charging - yellow (if applicable)

(b) at each inverter panel

(i) inverter available - green

(ii) mains by-pass supply available - green
(iii) inverter synchronised to by-pass supply - yellow
(iv) inverter out of synchronism - yellow
(v) inverter supplying load - green
(vi) mains by-pass supplying load - yellow
(vii) changeover device by-passed - red

13.24 The following meters and meter switches should be provided:-

(a) on each charger

(i) d.c. busbar voltmeter

(ii) mains supply ammeter and ammeter switch
(iii) d.c. ammeter

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(iv) centre zero d.c. ammeter, (battery amps)

Note - Offset zero instrument is acceptable if necessary.

(b) at each inverter panel

(i) frequency meter

(ii) inverter output voltmeter
(iii) mains by-pass voltmeter (where applicable)

(c) an a.c. output ammeter (and ammeter switch where 3 phase

outputs are involved).


14.1 All drawings shall be submitted using SI units and using symbols
complying with IEC 117.

14.2 The vendor shall provide detailed schematic and wiring diagrams, cable
schedules, skid and panel layouts and where more than one skid or field
mounted item of equipment is involved, he shall also provide
interconnecting wiring diagrams with recommended cable sizes.
Details of cable route lengths will be provided by the purchaser.

Vendor supplied cables should, if practicable, be included in the project or works

cable identification system. As a minimum a separate vendor cable schedule
should be obtained.

14.3 Each drawing supplied by the vendor shall incorporate the following

Vendor's name and address

Drawing title
Name of the project
Vendor's order or contract number
Purchaser's order number
Vendor's drawing number and revision number
Date of original issue and dates of any revisions with details

14.4 The vendor shall submit all relevant certification information to show
that the equipment included in the package is satisfactory for the
hazardous area in which it has to operate. An index sheet listing all
certified equipment shall be provided.

14.5 The vendor shall submit completed data sheets for all applicable
equipment on the package unit.

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14.6 The vendor shall supply a schedule of equipment weights with the


15.1 Each item of electrical equipment contained in the package shall be

tested to prove its suitability for purpose.

* 15.2 Specified equipment and the complete electrical installation shall be

subject to witnessed tests. Tests shall be carried out at the vendors
works in the presence of the purchaser or his appointed representative.
If no details are given in the data sheet, the vendor shall submit his
proposals at the time of tender. The following are typical examples of
the tests required by BP and are offered for the vendor's guidance.

All control panels should be cold wire checked and function tested as far as
possible in the factory to reduce on site vendor commissioning time.

Some items of equipment on the package may be covered by other standards which
specify testing requirements. For example, type and routine testing of a.c. and d.c.
power supplies to IEC 146.

(a) Test all cables (IR and continuity) after the cables have been
glanded to the equipment with the cores isolated.

(b) Megger motor windings and transformer windings for grounds

and moisture accumulation. Where evidence of moisture
accumulation is found, the equipment must be dried out and re-
tested before operation.

(c) Check circuit breakers, motor starters, switches, relays and

other equipment for loose connections (both mechanical and
electrical) to see that contacts and working parts are correctly
aligned and free from dust and foreign matter.

(d) Check motors for proper rotation, lubrication and proper


(e) Perform operational tests on all motor control circuits.

(f) Perform operational tests on all miscellaneous control switches,

alarm and shutdown devices, indicating lights and meters for
proper operation.

(g) On circuit breakers with adjustable trips, check both thermal

and magnetic settings for proper protection.

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(h) Check induction type relays for proper tap and time dial

15.3 Earthing tests (both continuity and impedance) shall be carried out and
results recorded.

15.4 The vendor shall give the purchaser at least 10 working days written
notice of such tests.

15.5 Certificates of Test shall be provided for each item of electrical

apparatus to prove it has been satisfactorily tested to meet all
requirements of its appropriate manufacturing standards, whether or
not witnessed by the purchaser.

15.6 Where appropriate, test certificates shall state values for all test results.

15.7 Test certificates for tests witnessed by the purchaser shall be available
for signature on the day of the test.

15.8 The vendor shall be responsible for the provision of all necessary
instruments, connections and other equipment including electrical
supplies, also the requisite personnel whether the tests are undertaken
at the works of the vendor, or of any sub-vendor, or carried out at Site.
All instruments shall be of an approved type and they shall have been
calibrated against certified standards or standard instruments at regular
and proper intervals, and their accuracy must be fully substantiated at
the time of use.


* 16.1 Before the equipment is offered for test and inspection, manuals
detailing operating and maintenance instructions shall be submitted for
approval by BP.

The manuals shall be bound and shall provide adequate information to

enable equipment to be installed, tested, set to work and maintained on

Documents required from the vendor (and sub-suppliers) should

typically include, as applicable:-

(a) comprehensive sectionalised index

(b) specifications and data

(c) general arrangement drawings

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(d) bills of material and sectional drawings with parts identified
with recommended spares

(e) electrical schematic drawings

(f) performance curves or data

(g) installation, operating and maintenance instructions suitable for

use by technicians

(h) descriptive literature for special equipment, auxiliaries and


(i) electrical safety certificates

(j) safety recommendations

(k) test certificates

All drawings supplied should be in CAD format.

16.2 Maintenance instructions shall include a detailed list of recommended

spare parts.

16.3 A complete set of operating and maintenance instructions shall

accompany the equipment when shipped.

16.4 A full list of the recommended spares, based on the first five years of
service, shall be supplied. This list shall be split into
installation/commissioning and operational spares. The list shall
identify in detail the original manufacturers name and manufacturers
part number together with any vendor part number.

16.5 The vendor shall supply one set of equipment, e.g. hydrometers, filling
bottle, spanners, etc. necessary for efficient maintenance of any battery.

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Data sheets for indent and purchase of equipment.

To be completed in block capitals by purchaser/vendor.

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1. Delivery Site
2. Job Name, Job No
3. Equipment Name
4. Order No.
5. Item No.
1. Frequency 50 Hz Hz
Mains Power Neutral Earthed
2. Supply v ph Wire v ph Wire
Power Supply v ph Wire v ph Wire Neutral Earthed
3. Voltage Tolerance ±6% ± %
4. Frequency Tolerance ±1% ± %
5. Cables: Duty
Function Power Control Power Control
(Note: this data Type
defines cables No of Cores
interconnecting Conductor
package to other Cu/A1
equipment) Core Size

1. Maximum Ambient Temp. 40°C °C
2. Minimum Ambient Temp. °C
3. Maximum Relative Humidity % AT °C
and Associated Ambient
4. Altitude Under 1000 m m
5. Hazardous Area Classification Zone 1 Zone 2 Unclassified
Gas Group
Temperature Class
6. Special Environment Offshore
7. Any other Special Features
Rev Date Remarks By App DATA SHEET
Packaged Equipment

Sheet 1 of 3

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1. By Purchaser, Refer to:
2. Not Provided by Purchaser
1. LV Switchgear Standard BP Std 227 Vendors Standard
2. HV Switchgear Standard BP Std 225 Vendors Standard
3. Short Circuit Level at Package KA pk AT KV after 10mS
KA rms AT KV after 50mS %dc
4. Spare Circuits Required to Vendors Standard:-
1. HV Motor Standard BP Std 220 Vendors Standard
LV Motor Standard BP Std 221 Vendors Standard
2. Special Cable Requirements


1. Cables Standards Vendors Standard
2. Special Cable Requirements

3. Electric Trace Heating

1. Lighting Standards Vendors Standard
2. Special Lighting Requirements

1. Control Panel Standards Vendors Standard
2. Special Control Panel
Rev Date Remarks By App DATA SHEET
Packaged Equipment

Sheet 2 of 3

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1. Battery Type Lead Acid Ni/Cd Sealed Vented
2. Battery Standby Time DC Supplies 110 Volt 24 Volt
AC UPS System 110 Volt
3. Drip Trays Required Not Required
4. Cell Condition for Despatch Charged Uncharged
(Ni/Cd only)
5. DC Supplies Standard BP Std 228 Vendors Standard
DC System Earth Unearthed Positive Pole Mid-Point
Special DC System Requirements

6. AC UPS Standard BP Std 231 Vendors Standard

Special AC UPS Requirements

7. Transformer Requirements

8. Socket Outlet Requirements

9. Earthing Requirements

10. Other Items


11. Language Documentation English
Labels English

Rev Date Remarks By App DATA SHEET

Packaged Equipment

Sheet 3 of 3

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Standardised definitions may be found in the BP Group RPSEs Introductory Volume.

battery: a number of cells connected to produce the required voltage and


battery charger: any controlled rectifier used for battery charging and/or supplying
direct load.

emergency lighting: the lighting provided for use when the normal lighting fails.

escape lighting: that part of the emergency lighting which is provided to ensure routes
leading to the means of escape are illuminated at all material times.

standby lighting: that part of the emergency lighting which is provided to enable specific
'normal' activities to continue.


BASEEFA British Approvals Service for Electrical Equipment

in Flammable Atmospheres
BS British Standard
CIBS The Chartered Institution of Building Services
GRP Glass Reinforced Plastic
HRC High Rupturing Capacity
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IEE Institution of Electrical Engineers
IP Institute of Petroleum
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
PTB Physikalisch - Technische Bundesanstalt
QA Quality Assurance
SI Systeme International d'Unites
VDE German Standard

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A reference invokes the latest published issue or amendment unless stated otherwise.

Referenced standards may be replaced by equivalent standards that are internationally or

otherwise recognised provided that it can be shown to the satisfaction of the purchaser's
professional engineer that they meet or exceed the requirements of the referenced standards.

National and Industry Documents

EN 55014 Specification for radio interference limits and measurements for

equipment embodying small motors, contacts, control and other devices
causing similar interference.

BS 3535 Isolating transformers and safety isolating transformers.

EN 60724 is identical to Part 1).

BS 5266 Code of Practice for Emergency lighting.

BS 5345 Code of practice for selection, installation and maintenance of electrical

apparatus for use in potentially explosive atmospheres (other than
mining applications for explosive processing and manufacture).

BS 5501 Electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres. (Identical to

EN 50014-20, 28 and 39).

BS 5750 Quality systems.

BS 6231 Specification for PVC insulated cables for switchgear and control gear

BS 6346 PVC-insulated cables for electricity supply.

BS 6351 Electric surface heating.

CIBS Application Guide: Lighting in Hostile and Hazardous Environments

CIBS Code for Interior lighting.

IEC 51 Direct acting indicating analogue electrical measuring instruments.

IEC 73 Colours of indicator lights and push buttons.

IEC 92-3 Cables (construction, testing and installations).

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IEC 117 Graphical symbols

IEC 146 Semi-conductor converters

IEC 158 Low-voltage control gear.

IEC 269 Low-voltage fuses.

IEC 331 Fire resisting characteristics of electric cables.

IEC 332 Tests on electric cables under fire conditions.

IEC 947-5-1 Control circuit devices and switching elements.

IEC 529 Classification of degrees of protection provided by enclosures.

IEC 898 Circuit breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar

IEE Recommendations for the electrical and electronic equipment for

mobile and fixed offshore installations.

IEE Regulations for Electrical Installations (wiring regulations)

ISO 3266 Eyebolts for general lifting purposes.

ISO 3864 Safety colours and safety signs.

ISO 9000-9004 Quality Systems.

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