Alloy pipe 17172kgs by air shipment to nigeria

Project for Shell oilfield Nigeria

Product Name: OD219 chrome moly P9,P91 pipes
Specification: ASTM 335,ASTM A213
Quantity: 171172KGS
Country: Nigeria
Year: 2023

We shipped  alloy pipe 17172kgs by air shipment to nigeria,  these pipes with very large weight and also the length approximate 6meters.
which nearly meet largest loading sizes for airplane,  our production dept make a precision cotrol and packing  to fit the air company requirements.
the attached pictures and video are the air shipping packing for these alloy steel pipes.




Gernerally our packign and transportation of steel pipe, pipe fitting follow below procedures.

The Pipe Supplier / Contractor shall produce and submit for approval a method
statement for line pipe handling at all stages of the transportation. The method
statement shall include, but not be limited to:
a. slinging and lifting
b. securing to vehicles
c. driver training and accreditation
d. journey management
e. accident Procedures & Authority Notification
Bare pipe prior to the application of the coatings shall only be handled with best
quality pipe lifting hooks. End lifting hooks, if made of steel, shall be suitably
lined. Coated line pipe shall be handled at all times with best quality wide, non￾abrasive belts or vacuum lifting equipment. The use of ropes and wires is
All lifting equipment such as belts and end lifting hooks shall be kept in good
condition so as to prevent damage to the line pipe coatings. Prior to use, all lifting
equipment shall be accompanied by appropriate certification that clearly
demonstrates the date of inspection for said equipment.
Pipe hooks or slings which cause damage to the pipe or external coatings shall
immediately be discarded.
Proper spreader frame to facilitate handling of a multiple number of pipes shall be
All sharp or leading edges of vehicles and equipment used in the hauling and
handling of pipe shall be padded. Suitable bedding shall be inserted between all
individual steel pipe sect

4.3 Stockpiling at Pipe Supplier’s Premises
Line pipe shall not be dropped under any circumstances. Care shall be exercised
to ensure that the bare or coated line pipe is not laid in such a manner as to
distort the round form of its ends, damage the coatings or the bevelled ends of
the line pipe or damage or bend the line pipe in any way whatsoever. Any line
pipe so damaged shall be repaired in accordance with specifications and
procedures previously approved.
Suitable padding shall be placed between tiers of line pipe, the minimum number
being determined on basis of the length of the pipe joints. Line pipe shall be
stored free-standing, off ground and above the level of standing water.
Line pipe shall be stored in accordance with its respective diameter and wall
thickness only. It is not permitted for pipe of differing diameters and/or wall
thickness to be mixed.
No concrete coated line pipe shall be stockpiled or nested with regular coated or
bare line pipe.
The maximum stacking height of line pipe shall not exceed the limits defined by
the Pipe Supplier and/or API 5L.
Walking on the line pipe shall not be permitted.
4.4 Transportation of Line Pipe
Transportation shall generally comply with the KSA transport regulations.
Transportation of line pipe on barges or marine vessels shall be in accordance
with API RP 5LW.
Transportation of line pipe by railroad shall be in accordance with API RP 5L1.
“Transportation” refers to the transportation of bare or coated line pipe either from
the pipe mills or the coating facilities to the site or to temporary storage facilities.
During sea-borne transportation, the bare or coated pipe joints shall be stacked in
such a manner as to prevent movement. Where the pipe joints are transported on
a flat bottom barge the joints shall be adequately restrained against rolling or
lateral movement by vertical members welded at suitable locations to the barge
deck. Pipe ends shall be so covered as to prevent the ingress of salt water or
spray during sea transportation by flat bottom barge.
In view of the fact that different methods are employed for the stacking and
securing of pipe on barges and ships for sea-borne transportation (hatch storage,
deck storage, athwart) arrangements for shipping of pipe shall be submitted in
advance for review and approval.

4.5 Hauling of Line Pipe
Hauling refers to the transportation of bare and coated line pipe joints between
temporary stockpiles and shipping facilities or the stringing on the pipeline right￾of-way. In all cases handling of line pipe joints shall be performed within the
constraints defined herein.
Hauling may be either by tractor, trailer or wagon. The joints shall be adequately
tied down for hauling. The tie down straps shall be padded to prevent gouging of
the external coatings.
4.6 Receipt by Contractor
The Contractor shall receive all bare and coated line pipes and other materials at
a yard, either defined in the Contract or subject to prior approval. Contractor shall
comply with authority and landowner requirements prior to utilizing any site for
storage. Adequate temporary access roads shall be prepared in accordance with
the project requirements prior to the commencement of any storage type
The Contractor shall prepare and execute all records and receiving inspection
reports. The Contractor’s forms and procedures for receiving line pipe and all
other materials shall be submitted for approval.
Upon receipt of materials Contactor shall inspect these materials and provide a
Material Receipt Report. The Material Receipt Report shall be accompanied by a
separate report detailing overage, shortage or damage (OS&D Report) pertaining
to materials received by the Contractor.
4.7 Line Pipe Storage at Site
a. Stacking on uneven ground shall be avoided. In order to prevent the
collapsing of a stack, storage of pipe is permitted only on solid, levelled and
sufficiently fortified ground.
Stone free earthen berms shall be positioned at 90 degrees to the axis of
the stored pipe tiers. The berms shall be spaced not more than 4m apart
and shall be covered with polyethylene sheets or other suitable material to
avoid washout during periods of inclement weather.
Pipe storage sites shall be properly sized, selected and prepared with a
level surface and with ample drainage to ensure minimal water
accumulation. Contractor’s on-site geotechnical expert shall ensure that a

minimum bearing capacity is available for the materials and necessary
transport equipment.
b. If the stack of pipes shall be secured with steel stanchions or similar steel
supports, such safety supports must be lined with softwoods and polypack.
Every precaution shall be taken to avoid damage to the coating.
c. The maximum storage height has to be agreed upon, but in any case shall
not exceed Pipe Supplier’s recommendations.
4.8 Pipe Fittings, Appurtenances and Miscellaneous Materials
a. All pipe fittings, insulating joints, flanges, valves, bends, elbows, reducers,
weldolets and end closures shall be stored in such a manner as to preserve
their condition. They shall be adequately crated at the factory or warehouse
for protection during transportation and shall be handled in such a manner
as to cause no damage to the goods.
b. Due consideration shall be given for the ease and safety of handling when
choosing the type of packaging for transportation.
c. Material consumables such as field joint coating materials and parts shall be
stored and transported in accordance with the material manufacturer’s
recommendations. The Contractor shall conform strictly to manufacturer’s
instruction regarding storage temperature and condition of all materials,
especially volatile materials that are susceptible to change in properties and
primary characteristics caused by unsuitable storage. The Contractor shall
provide, where necessary, temperature controlled storage facilities.
d. Wherever the manufacturer specifies handling procedures, these shall be
followed in detail by the Contractor.
e. Where appropriate, storage conditions shall take into account inflammable
or toxic materials (and any other dangerous materials) and provide the
necessary safety measures.

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