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Materials System Specification

01-SAMSS-016 5 November 2018


Qualification of Plates for Pressured Equipment and
Storage Tanks for Resistance to Hydrogen-induced Cracking
Document Responsibility: Materials Engineering Standards Committee

Contents
1 Scope ................................................................ 2
2 Conflicts and Deviations ................................... 3
3 References........................................................ 3
4 Definitions ......................................................... 4
5 Test Solution Requirements .............................. 5
6 Quality Control Requirements ........................... 5
7 Acceptance Criteria ........................................... 6
Revision Summary................................................... 9

Appendix A – Documentation Required


for Bid Evaluation ............................ 10
Appendix B – Test Procedure for Evaluating
HIC in H2s Saturated Solution A ..... 11

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Document Responsibility: Materials Engineering Standards Committee 01-SAMSS-016
Issue Date: 5 November 2018 Qualification of Plates for Pressured Equipment and
Next Planned Update: 5 November 2021 Storage Tanks for Resistance to Hydrogen-induced Cracking

1 Scope

1.1 This specification is supplementary to the latest edition of NACE TM0284 and
covers the following:
 Pressure Vessels under the scopes of 32-SAMSS-004 and 32-SAMSS-036.
 Heat Exchangers under the scopes of 32-SAMSS-007, 32-SAMSS-011,
32-SAMSS-019, 32-SAMSS-027, and 32-SAMSS-028.
 Storage Tanks under the scopes of 32-SAMSS-005, 32-SAMSS-006, and
32-SAMSS-030.
 Fittings made from plates under the scope of 02-SAMSS-005.
 Hot tap and stopple fittings under the scope of 02-SAMSS-006.
 Scraper Traps under 02-SAMSS-009.
Commentary:

Piping components (such as nozzle/manway necks, elbow, etc.) made from rolled
and welded plate used in the manufacture of pressured equipment and tanks and
exposed to HIC environments shall be manufactured from HIC resistant steels.
Forged piping components do not require HIC testing.

1.2 Mandatory Requirements

1.2.1 This specification must be provided in full by the Buyer, Agent, or other
intermediary to the primary Fabricator or Steel Mill at both bidding and
purchasing processes. Both the steel mill and fabricator shall fully
comply with this specification. They must provide documentation
(see Appendix A) supporting their capability to manufacture and supply
HIC-resistant products. For new Fabricators, a current clients' list for
HIC-resistant products shall also be required.

1.2.2 HIC resistant Plates intended for the manufacturing of equipment listed in
scope above shall be procured from an approved Saudi Aramco steel mill.
Commentary:

Contact Saudi Aramco Buyer for a list of approved steel mills for supplying
HIC resistant steel.

1.2.3 Pseudo-HIC resistant steel shall not be used to fabricate pressure vessels
intended for sour service application. Steel that passes the HIC test, but
has not been initially manufactured to be HIC resistant steel shall not be
used.

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1.2.4 Plates procured from stockiest shall be verified by HIC testing and meet the
requirements of this specification. The original Mill Test Certificate, of the
plates procured from stockiest or directly from the steel mill, shall be
verified by VID to confirm meeting 01-SAMSS-016 requirements.

1.2.5 The Mill Test certificate shall state that the radiation level from the steel
plates is less than 100 becquerels/gram (Bq/gram) or 0.5 microsieverts per
hour (μSV/hr).

2 Conflicts and Deviations

2.1 Any conflicts between this document and other applicable Mandatory Saudi
Aramco Engineering Requirements (MSAERs) shall be addressed to the
EK&RD Coordinator.

2.2 Any deviation from the requirements herein shall follow internal company
procedure SAEP-302.

2.3 Conflicting Requirements and Deviations

In case of conflict or deviation between this specification and drawings, design,


data sheet, or order not specifically covered as an exception by the Purchase
Order, the Buyer shall be consulted and a ruling in writing obtained by the
Fabricator before any work is done.

3 References

The following references in force on the date of the Purchase Order form a supplementary
part of this specification, as applicable.

3.1 Saudi Aramco References

Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure


SAEP-302 Waiver of a Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering
Requirement

Saudi Aramco Materials System Specifications


02-SAMSS-005 Butt Welding Pipe Fittings
02-SAMSS-006 Hot Tap and Stopple Fittings
02-SAMSS-009 Design and Fabrication of Scraper Traps
32-SAMSS-004 Manufacture of Pressure Vessels
32-SAMSS-005 Manufacture of Atmospheric Tanks

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32-SAMSS-006 Manufacture of Low Pressure Tanks


32-SAMSS-007 Manufacture of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
32-SAMSS-011 Manufacture of Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers
32-SAMSS-019 Manufacture of Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers
32-SAMSS-027 Manufacture of Electric Heat Exchangers
32-SAMSS-028 Manufacture of Double Pipe Heat Exchangers
32-SAMSS-030 Manufacture of Small Tanks
32-SAMSS-036 Manufacture of Small Pressure Vessels
34-SAMSS-010 Quality Requirements for Pressure Retaining
Instruments

Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements


Form 175-010200 Inspection and Testing Requirements - HIC Testing

3.2 Industry Codes and Standards

American Society for Testing and Materials


ASTM A435 Standard Specification for Straight-beam Ultrasonic
Examination of Steel Plates
ASTM A578 Standard Specification for Straight-beam Ultrasonic
Examination of Plain and Clad Steel Plates for
Special Applications

National Association of Corrosion Engineers


NACE TM0284-2016 Evaluation of Pipeline and Pressure Vessel Steels
for Resistance to Hydrogen-induced Cracking

4 Definitions

For the purpose of this specification, the following definitions shall apply:
Agent: The Company representing the Fabricator.
Buyer: Saudi Aramco Purchasing Department Representative.
Buyer's Representative: The Saudi Aramco person(s) designated by the Purchasing
Department to monitor/enforce the contract.
Crack Length Ratio (CLR): Is defined as the sum of the lengths of the individual
longitudinal cracks divided by the width of the polished specimen face times 100%

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(Figure 2).

Crack Thickness Ratio (CTR): Is defined as the sum of the thickness of crack arrays
divided by the thickness of the polished specimen face times 100% (Figure 2).

Fabricator: Vessel/Equipment fabricator

Pseudo-HIC Resistant Steel: Plate that is not fabricated utilizing the quality
control/assurance and fabrication measures to intentionally produce HIC resistant steel.

Responsible Standardization Agent (RSA): The Responsible Standardization Agent


for commodity assigned by Engineering Services/CSD, the responsible agency, with the
concurrence of materials standardization, to be the technical authority on issues related
to commodity.

Sample: Is defined as a set of test specimens; multiple samples could be collected from
one plate to be tested, and each consists of multiple specimens based on the plate thickness.

Specimens: Is defined as part of the sample. See Sample definition.

Steel Mill: Company which manufactures the required steel plates.

Third Party Laboratory: An independent testing laboratory not affiliated with the
fabricator or steel mill.

5 Test Solution Requirements

Solution A of the current NACE TM0284 shall be used for qualifying the products
listed above in paragraph 1.1. The test procedure is detailed in Appendix B.

6 Quality Control Requirements

The laboratories shall be approved by CSD. The testing shall be done using approved
HIC testing labs.
Commentary:

Contact Saudi Aramco Buyer for a list of approved HIC testing laboratories.

For quality control, the following minimum requirements shall be met:

6.1 Verify the Inspection and Testing Requirements specified in Form 175-010200
HIC Testing are completely satisfied. This task shall be carried out by Saudi
Aramco Inspection Representative, e.g., Vendor Inspection Division.

6.2 HIC control samples, provided by the Steel Mill/Fabricator or Third Party
Laboratory, shall be used for all tests. These control samples shall have
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demonstrated HIC-cracking susceptibility, i.e., Average Crack Length Ratio


(CLR) exceeding 20% in Solution A. Control samples manufactured by
quenching shall not be acceptable, e.g., hardness shall not exceed 248 HV.

6.3 The purity of the H2S gas shall be 99.5% minimum. H2S gas generated from
other resources other than gas cylinder including chemical reactions, e.g., Kipps
apparatus, is not acceptable as a source of H2S gas.

6.4 H2S concentration shall be measured by iodometric titration as per the current
NACE TM0284, i.e., ≥ 2,300 ppm. Measurements shall be conducted at start of
test, i.e., after 1 hour (saturation) and at the end of test (96 hours).

6.5 Calibration of equipment and flow meters used in the testing and examination,
with validation certificates.

6.6 The HIC testing laboratory shall provide documentation supporting the adequate
training of technicians or engineers undertaking the evaluation of CLR and CTR
measurements.

6.7 Should the HIC test results be rejected by Saudi Aramco, re-testing may be
referred to an independent third party laboratory acceptable to Saudi Aramco for
resolution. This laboratory shall use HIC test methods and control samples in
accordance with this specification.

6.8 HIC test specimens shall be fully traced to their mother plates including plate
number and the rolling direction and location on the mother plate. Marking on
the specimens shall be applied by hard stamping.

7 Acceptance Criteria

The criteria presented below include HIC Testing Susceptibility and Non-destructive
Inspection.

7.1 HIC Susceptibility Testing

The following sections cover HIC susceptibility testing for raw material intended
for fabrication of storage tanks and pressured equipment. The HIC test shall be
performed in accordance with Appendix B of this specification.

7.1.1 Raw Material (Plate)

Testing shall be done using an approved HIC testing lab.


 Testing shall be carried out on all heats.
 Three samples shall be cut from one end, across the width of the
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plate. These samples shall be oriented longitudinally, i.e., along the


principal rolling direction (Figure 1). The long axis of the sample
shall be parallel to the rolling direction of the plate.
 If the steel is produced by the ingot casting method, the samples shall
be taken from both ends of the ingot.
 If several thicknesses are produced from a plate of a single heat, the
Steel Mill shall qualify the thinnest and thickest plates as a minimum.

Figure 1 – Plate Sampling Location Diagram

7.1.2 The Plate shall be HIC tested as follows:


 One plate from each heat supplied on the Purchase Order shall be
tested.
 If more than one thickness of plate is produced from a single heat,
the thinnest and thickest plates shall be tested as a minimum.
See paragraph 7.1.1.

7.1.3 Specimens intended for HIC testing shall be in the same heat treatment
condition of the plates. Conducting stress relieving on the HIC
specimens is not acceptable if the delivered plates have not been stress
relieved at a minimum temperature of 593°C for 1 hour/1 inch.
Plates used for fabrication of equipment that does not require full
PWHT, i.e., tanks, shall be tested in the same application condition.

7.1.4 Stress relieving of the HIC specimens at a minimum temperature of


593°C for 1 hour/1 inch is deemed acceptable if declaration from the
vessel fabricator is obtained confirming the application of full PWHT on
the vessel will be conducted subsequent to fabrication of equipment.
Stress relieving temperature of the HIC specimens shall not exceed 640°C.

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7.1.5 HIC resistant plate procured from stock shall be verified against the
stress relieving temperature requirements in 7.1.4.

7.1.6 HIC Testing Acceptance Criteria

HIC is evaluated in terms of crack length ratio (CLR) and crack


thickness ratio (CTR) as defined in Section 4 and illustrated in Figure 2.
These values shall be reported for each metallographic cross-section
examined and as the calculated average of three specimens per sample.
The results for each sample, i.e., the average of the three specimens
examined, shall be used for evaluating HIC susceptibility.
a) Acceptable
Surface Blistering - Cracks associated with surface blistering which
at no point extend more than 1 mm from the specimen surfaces are
acceptable. Cracks extending deeper than 1 mm shall be evaluated
as per Appendix B, Section 9 of this specification.
Longitudinal cracking is acceptable as long as the calculated average
CLR for each individual specimen is less than or equal to 10%.
Stepwise cracking is acceptable providing the calculated average
CTR for each individual specimen is less than or equal to 3%.
b) Not Acceptable
Longitudinal cracking in which the calculated average CLR of any
of the specimens exceeds 10% is not acceptable.
Stepwise cracking in which the calculated average CTR of any of
the specimens exceeds 3% is not acceptable.

7.1.7 Retesting Requirements

A heat that fails the acceptance criteria above may be retested as follows:
a) The plate that failed the test shall be rejected and the root cause of
failure shall be reported by the manufacturer. However, two
additional plates may be selected at random from the same heat for
further testing. If both of the retest groups pass, all plates in the
heat are acceptable except the one from which the initial test
samples were taken.
b) If one or both of the retest groups fail to meet the acceptance
criteria, the heat shall be rejected and materials specified in the
Purchase Order shall either be tested heat by heat or rejected

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entirely at the discretion of the Fabricator.


c) Altering the stress relieving temperature for the retest shall be done
in accordance with paragraphs 7.1.3 and 7.1.4.

7.1.8 Additional testing shall be required if the steel-making procedure is


significantly altered during production.

Revision Summary
4 November 2013 Major revision.
25 December 2013 Editorial revision to ensure verification of the original Mill Test Certificate by VID to confirm
meeting 01-SAMSS-016 requirements. In addition, changed committee name to Materials
Engineering Standards Committee.
1 January 2018 Editorial revision to modify and/or delete paragraphs Section 6 (1 st paragraph) and 7.1.1.
5 November 2018 Major revision to align with latest edition of NACE TM0284.

Summary of Change Form


No. Paragraph No. Change Type Technical Change
1 General Modification Modified title.
2 General Modification Changed the word HIC sensitivity to susceptibility.
Modification/ Rearranged the scope and added commentary note related to piping
3 1.1
Addition components.
Added MTC requirement for both plates procured from stockiest and
4 1.2.4 Addition
directly from the mill.
Added references for fittings from plates, hot tap fittings, scraper
Addition/
5 Section 3.1 traps, and pressure retaining instruments.
Modification
Updated version date of NACE TM0284 to 2016.
6 Section 4 Modification Rearranged the listed definitions.
Added commentary note to contact SA Buyer for the list of approved
7 Section 6 Addition
HIC testing labs.
Included that other methods other than gas cylinder are not
8 6.3 Modification
acceptable.
Added new requirement for the calibration of testing equipment and
9 6.5 Addition
flow meters.
Modified to indicate that testing of plates shall be done on the
10 7.1.1 Modification
thinnest and thickest plates from each heat.
11 7.1.3 Modification Replaced PWHT with full PWHT.
12 7.1.6.4 Modification Referenced the right Section 9 instead of 7C.
13 7.1.7.a Addition Added to report the root cause analysis in case of failure.
14 A.1 Modification Modified to include steel chemical composition.
15 A.2 Deletion Deleted.
16 A.2 Addition Replaced with calibration of testing equipment and flow meters.
Added clause to replace Figure 1 in NACE with Figure 3 in this
17 Section 3 Addition
spec.
18 (10.8) Modification Arranged requirements.

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Appendix A – Documentation Required for Bid Evaluation

This Appendix shall be highlighted and included in the purchase requisition (PR) intended for
first order of the new fabricator.

The bid package shall include the following items:

A.1 Documentation detailing that the proposed steel chemical composition,


manufacturing process and controls will result in a product resistant to hydrogen
induced cracking.
Specific measures that will be taken to ensure HIC resistance will be stated.

A.2 Documentation for HIC testing facility, including, but not limited to the
following:
 Description of the HIC testing setup/apparatus (schematic required) to be
used for qualifying the plates.

 Purity of the utilized salts and H2S for the test solution.

 Detailed procedure describing the testing, metallographic preparation and


evaluation of HIC specimens.

 Calibration of equipment and flow meters used in the testing and


examination, with validation certificates.

 Documentation confirming availability (with Steel Mill /Fabricator) of HIC


Control Samples with demonstrated HIC-susceptibility, i.e., average CLR
exceeding 20% in Solution A.

 The Steel Mill /Fabricator shall qualify his test method using HIC control
samples.

 If the Steel Mill /Fabricator does not have a HIC testing facility acceptable
to Saudi Aramco or its representative, then he must provide documentation
supporting that testing shall be conducted by an independent Third Party
Laboratory meeting Saudi Aramco's approval.

A.3 Description of NDT equipment that will be used during plate inspection.

A.4 A current clients list for HIC-resistant products.

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Appendix B – Test Procedure for Evaluating


HIC in H2S Saturated Solution A

For the purpose of this specification, the test method used for determining the HIC
susceptibility of steels shall be Solution A, as described in NACE TM0284, except as modified
in this Appendix. The testing shall be performed using the apparatus given in Figure 3 of this
specification, using glass vessels or other inert materials. All test batches shall include a
control sample with demonstrated HIC-susceptibility, i.e., average CLR exceeding 20%.
Additions, deletions, or modifications to NACE TM0284 are given below. The sections
referenced below are as those given in NACE TM0284.

Section 1 - General

Modify (1.2) The test method consists of exposing unstressed test specimens to a
standard test solution – Solution A, sodium chloride (NaCl), acetic acid
(CH3COOH) solution saturated with H2S at ambient temperature and
pressure.

Modify (1.4) Acceptance criteria are as given in paragraph 7.1.6 of this specification.

Section 2 - Reagents

Modify (2.1) The reagents for Solution A shall be nitrogen gas for purging, H2S gas,
NaCl, CH3COOH and distilled or deionized water. The used nitrogen shall
be minimum industrial grade, 99.5% pure.

Caution: H2S is extremely toxic and must be handled with extreme care
(see Appendix B of NACE TM0284).

Modify (2.3) The gases shall be reagent grade or chemically pure. The purity of the
H2S gas shall be certified to be 99.5% minimum. H2S gas generated from
chemical reactions, e.g., Kipps apparatus, is not acceptable as a source of
H2S gas.

Delete Paragraph 2.4

Section 3 – Testing Apparatus

Modify (3.1) Substitute Figure 1 in NACE document with Figure 3 of this


specification.

Section 5 - Test Specimens –Plates

Modify (5.2.1) One set of three samples is required as per paragraph 7.1.1 in this
specification.
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Section 9 - Evaluation of Test Specimens


Modify (Paragraph 9.4) Substitute Figure 11 with Figure 2 of this specification.

Add Paragraph 9.4

For each specimen containing cracks, a photograph shall be taken of the


complete cross-section at a magnification no less than 5X.
Higher magnifications shall be used as necessary to resolve fine cracks.

The defects listed below shall be disregarded.


a) Features such as inclusions that cannot be definitely identified as cracks.
b) Isolated, definitely identifiable cracks shorter than 0.1 mm in length.
c) Blisters and their associated cracking which at no point extend more
than 1mm from the inner and outer surfaces of the test specimen. If
any part extends more than 1 mm from the surfaces, the entire
blister/crack system shall be counted.
d) Isolated longitudinal cracks (i.e., cracks having a thickness less than or
equal to 0.1 mm) having no part more than 1.0 mm from the inner and
outer surfaces of the test specimen. If the cracks are located partly
within 1.0 mm from the surface and partly deeper than 1.0 mm into the
specimen, the entire crack shall be counted.

Modify (Paragraph 9.5) Delete all references to Crack Susceptibility Ratio (CSR).

Section 10 - Reporting Test Results

The CLR results of the control sample shall be reported.

Delete All paragraphs in Section 10. Replace with the requirements given below.

Add Data to be provided:

(10.1) Location, orientation and dimensions of samples.

(10.2) pH of H2S saturated solution at the start and end of the test.

(10.3) Chemical composition of material tested, including Al, B, C, Ca, Cr,


Cu, Mn, Mo, Ni, Nb, N, P, Si, S, Ti, and V.

(10.4) Results of cracking evaluation.

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(10.5) Photomicrographs of metallographically-polished (1 micron finish)


specimens of typical parent material microstructures on a plane with
the same orientation as that used for cracking evaluation:
i) (Unetched) The types of inclusions in the steel
ii) (Etched) Parent material microstructure

The magnification shall be sufficient to clearly show the details


being photographed. Normally, a range of 100X to 500X shall
be used.

No need for photomicrographs if there is no HIC indications.

(10.6) The Vickers Hardness method shall be performed using a maximum


test load of 5 or 10 kg. Measurements shall be carried out on
metallographically-polished (1 micron finish) specimens and the
average hardness shall not exceed 250 HV.

(10.7) Cracks are evaluated according to crack length ratio (CLR) and crack
thickness ratio (CTR) by measuring the total crack length and extent
of stepwise cracking respectively.

(10.8) Heat treatment parameters (i.e., temperature, soaking time,


heating/cooling rates, cooling media, etc.).

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Length of stepwise crack: a i Thickness of stepwise crack: b i

n n

 ai b i
CLR  i 1
 100% CTR  i 1
 100% 
W T

A and B considered as two separate cracks

A and B considered as a single crack

Figure 2 – Method for Measuring and Evaluating Cracks

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Legends Descriptio
: n
Control
Valve
3-Way Control
Valve
Pressure Gauge

N2 Gas Cylinder H2S Gas Cylinder


Schematic Not to Scale

N2 H 2S N2/H2S

Purging Line
Solution A

N2

Temp. Test
25 ± 3 °C Specimen
s

Flow Meter Solution A Glass supports


Perforated plexi glass Trap 10 - 20% NaOH
0 - 2000 cc/min
Support Sintered Disc
disc
Test Solution

Note: The test vessel should be placed in a temperature-controlled bath at 25 ±3°C

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Figure 3 – HIC Testing Apparatus Schematic

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