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Materials System Specification

74-SAMSS-001 26 July 2009


Pantograph Cables for Marine Loading
Arms - Testing and Inspection Requirements
Offshore Structures Standards Committee Members
Sharif, Ala Abdul Raouf, Chairman
Griffith, Albert Harry, Vice Chairman
Asiri, Abdulaziz Yahya
Ghubari, Said Faleh
Kheleiwi, Khalid Mohammed
Khodr, Rabih Ali
Niemeyer, Dennis C.
Qahtani, Ali Turki
Radwan, Abobakr Mohammed
Shadly, Ghazi Ali
Sharif, Talal Mahmoud
Wohaibi, Adel Abdulaziz

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards


Table of Contents

1 Scope............................................................. 2
2 Conflicts and Deviations................................ 2
3 References..................................................... 2
4 Quality Requirements.................................... 3
5 Additional Shipping and
Certification Requirements..................... 5
6 Anatomy of a Pantograph Cable.................... 6
7 Commentary.................................................. 7

Previous Issue: 31 December 2003 Next Planned Update: 26 July 2014


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Primary contact: Sharif, Ala A. on 966-3-8760150

Copyright©Saudi Aramco 2009. All rights reserved.


Document Responsibility: Offshore Structures 74-SAMSS-001
Issue Date: 26 July 2009 Pantograph Cables for Marine Loading
Next Planned Update: 26 July 2014 Arms - Testing and Inspection Requirements

1 Scope

This specification covers the testing procedure and requirements for Marine Loading
Arms Pantograph Cables. Pantograph Cables are also referred to as Outboard Cables;
which are different from Drive Cables. The Pantograph Cables shall be manufactured
using wire rope, with crimped button connections; refer to the "Anatomy of a
Pantograph Cable" drawing in Section 6. This specification covers both galvanized and
non-galvanized cables varying in sizes from 7/8 inch to 1-3/4 inch nominal diameters as
listed in Table 1. Cable sizes that are not listed in Table 1 may be used after obtaining
approval from the RSA assigned to Class 74, Loading Arm Spare Parts.

2 Conflicts and Deviations

2.1 Any conflicts between this Specification and other applicable Saudi Aramco
Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs), Standard Drawings (SASDs), or
industry standards, codes, and forms shall be resolved in writing by the
Company or Buyer Representative through the Manager, Consulting Services
Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

2.2 Direct all requests to deviate from this specification in writing to the Company or
Buyer Representative, who shall follow internal company procedure SAEP-302
and forward such requests to the Manager, Consulting Services Department of
Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

3 References

All reference specifications or standards shall be of the latest issue (including all
revisions, addends, and supplements) unless stated otherwise. These references are part
of this standard to the extent specified in the text.

3.1 Saudi Aramco Documents

Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure


SAEP-302 Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a
Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering
Requirement

Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirement


Form 175-740100 Pantograph (Outboard) Cables for Marine
Loading Arms, Galvanized and Non-galvanized

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Document Responsibility: Offshore Structures 74-SAMSS-001
Issue Date: 26 July 2009 Pantograph Cables for Marine Loading
Next Planned Update: 26 July 2014 Arms - Testing and Inspection Requirements

3.2 Industry Codes and Standards

American Petroleum Institute


API SPEC 9A Specification for Wire Rope

International Organization for Standardization


ISO 2232 Round Drawn Wire for General Purpose Non-
Alloy Steel Wire Ropes and for Large Diameter
Steel Wire Ropes – Specifications
ISO 3108 Steel Wire Ropes for General Purposes -
Determination of Actual Breaking Load
ISO 7801 Metallic Materials - Wire - Reverse Bending Test
ISO 9000 Quality Systems - Model for Quality Assurance in
Design/Development, Production, Installation
and Servicing

4 Quality Requirements

4.1 Quality Program

The vendor shall implement and maintain a defined and documented quality
program based on ISO 9000 or equivalent. The quality program documents and
records shall be made available to the buyer's representative for review and
audit.

4.2 Inspection Requirements

The items manufactured to this specification are subject to verification by the


buyer's inspection representative per Saudi Aramco Inspection Requirements
Form 175-740100, attached to the purchase order.

4.3 Testing Procedure

Complete cable assemblies shall be tested as detailed below:

1. Proof/Elongation Test

A Proof/Elongation tension load test shall be made on the complete cable


assemblies to check the integrity of the button-to-cable connection, end
connections, and determine the final length of the cable after being
subjected to the test load. The Proof/Elongation load shall be 50% of the
minimum breaking strength of the cable as specified in Table 1.

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Document Responsibility: Offshore Structures 74-SAMSS-001
Issue Date: 26 July 2009 Pantograph Cables for Marine Loading
Next Planned Update: 26 July 2014 Arms - Testing and Inspection Requirements

- The Proof failure criterion, with regard to button or end connection, is


a movement of more than 0.1 mm, relative to the cable.

- Elongation tests shall be made on both sides of the button of each


cable. End connections shall be held by their threads. Shims
(washers), as shown on drawing in Section 6 must be used to protect
button edges from damage during elongation and load tests.

- The length between button and end connections shall be measured at


10% of the breaking strength load after the elongation test, and
included in the certification documentation.

- The final length after the Proof/Elongation test shall be recorded and
included in the certification documentation.

2. Break Test

A representative sample of wire rope, from which the cables are made, for
each cable size, and for each Purchase Order shall be tested to failure in
accordance with the requirements shown in Table 1 and the procedure in
API SPEC 9A or equivalent standard.

Table 1
Cable Diameter Break Test Load Proof/Elong. Test Load
(Nominal) KN (Pounds) KN (Pounds)
389 195
7/8" (87,000) (44,000)
506 253
1" (113,000) (57,000)
636 318
1-1/8" (143,000) (72,000)
782 391
1-1/4" (175,000) (88,000)
854 427
1-3/8" (192,000) (96,000)
934 467
1-1/2" (210,000) (105,000)
1290 645
1-3/4" (290,000) (145,000)

3. Adherence of Zinc Coating

Adherence test of zinc coating (for galvanized wire ropes) shall be


performed as per ISO 2232, Annex B.

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4. Weight Coating Quality of the Zinc Coating

Weight coating of the zinc coating shall be of Quality B coating as per


ISO 2232, Table 5, for all wires.

5. Weight Coating Test

The mass of zinc deposited per unit surface area test shall be performed
per ISO 2232, Annex A.

6. Bending, Torsion, Tensile, and Breaking Tests

Reverse Bending test shall be performed as per ISO 7801 and ISO 2232,
Table 3. Torsion test shall be performed as per ISO 7801 and ISO 2232
Table 4. Tensile test shall be performed as per ISO 2232, Table 2.
Breaking tests of wire shall be performed as per API SPEC 9A, and ISO
3108.

4.4 Purchase Order description must specify thread sizes as per relevant
international codes and standards. Threads must be inspected for conformity to
the specified standard.

5 Additional Shipping and Certification Requirements

Shipping and certification requirements shall be specified in the Purchase Order. The
following is an addition to these requirements.

5.1 Packing and Shipping

Cables must be supplied with protection against rough handling and corrosion
for a minimum of 5 years storage in the marine environment.

5.2 Certification Documentation

All certification documentation for each individual cable must be attached to


each cable.

5.3 Marking

Each cable must have the manufacturers' name, initials, logo or other form of
identification, the date of manufacture, stock number, and unique serial number,
stamped on both turnbuckle connections, together with reference to the Saudi
Aramco Purchase Order Number.

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Document Responsibility: Offshore Structures 74-SAMSS-001
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Next Planned Update: 26 July 2014 Arms - Testing and Inspection Requirements

6 Anatomy of a Pantograph Cable

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7 Commentary

7.1 Safety Factors

The minimum breaking strength of the wire rope has been selected based on a
factor of safety of 5 applied to the maximum static working load the pantograph
cable will be subjected to; no wind or other dynamic amplifications have been
included. For the smaller wire rope diameters the strength of the Extra Extra
Improved Plow Steel IWRC values from API SPEC 9A were adopted.

Other structural components in the Marine Loading Arm have different safety
factors, in accordance with OCIMF guidelines.

7.2 Part Numbers

Table 2 includes a partial list of Stock and Part numbers associated with various
cable sizes. This is for reference only. Updates of this list will be made
periodically.

Table 2
Pantograph "Outboard" Cable
Cable Diameter Top Cable Bottom Cable
(Nominal) Part No. Stock No. Part No. Stock No.
1-1/4" NSMA-3601 74-438-188 NSMA-3602 74-438-192
1-3/8" 24.451.7116.103 75-291-255 24.451.7116.103 75-291-255
24.451.7116.210 75-291-265 24.451.7116.210 75-291-265
1-1/2" 24.451.7116.211 75-291-270 24.451.7116.212 75-291-275
NSWR025J 74-439-525 NSWR025J 74-439-525
1-3/4" NSWR094K 74-441-400 NSWR094K 74-441-400

Revision Summary
26 July 2009 Revised the "Next Planned Update". Reaffirmed the contents of the document and
reissued with no other changes.

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