Western Australian Repealed Regulations

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This legislation has been repealed.


159 .         Construction

                Every pipeline installed in the Port shall — 

            (a)         comprise only such pipes, valves, flanges and ancilliary fittings as comply with the relevant requirement of British Standards, British Institute of Petroleum Safety Codes or American Petroleum Institute Specification for Line Pipe in operation at the time of the making of these regulations or such other specification as the Port Authority may approve;

            (b)         wherever practicable, have welded joints and, where welded joints are not practicable, have flanged or other joints approved by the Port Authority;

            (c)         where supported by wharf or jetty, be adequately secured to that wharf or jetty, with provision made for expansion, movement and anchorage;

            (d)         where any of its valves or outlets are placed below the deck of a wharf or jetty, be provided with covered access openings in that deck;

            (e)         on any wharf or jetty, be fitted with a stop valve, at the outer or seaward end, and with a non-return valve, immediately behind any connection to a flexible hose and at the shore end of the wharf or jetty;

            (f)         at any control point, have a rising spindle gate valve of a type approved by the Port Authority;

            (g)         if used for the transmission of any inflammable liquid having a flash point of less than 150 o Fahrenheit, be bonded and earthed in a manner approved by the Port Authority;

            (h)         when not operating, have the outer or seaward end on any wharf or jetty or the end of any hose connected thereto closed off, by fitting thereto either a screwed cap or a blank flange, properly secured and fastened by at least 4 bolts;

                  (i)         be, and have the control valves, marked as may be required by the Port Authority;

            (j)         where not situated on a wharf or jetty, be, wherever practicable, laid and supported above ground at a height of not less than 6 inches; but so as not to rest directly on wood;

            (k)         be protected against corrosion and damage by the elements;

            (l)         if laid under water, be afforded cathodic protection if so required, and in a manner approved by the Port Authority;

            (m)         where laid under any railway track, road or street or where likely to be subject to heavy loading, be installed in accordance with the plans and specifications of the “Recommended practice on form of agreement and specifications for pipeline crossings under railroad track”, issued by the American Petroleum Institution (A.P.I. Code No. 26) and in operation at the time of making these regulations or in accordance with any other specification in regard to steering or culverting that may be approved by the Port Authority;

            (n)         where laid in any ground the surface of which is subject to loading or vehicular traffic, have at least 2 feet of approved cover above the pipe, excluding flanges and be provided with covered access pits to valves and have any flanged joint readily accessible;

            (o)         when first installed, be tested, in sections not exceeding the distance between consecutive flanged joints, over the whole of its length with water, maintained at a pressure of 300 pounds per square inch for a minimum period of 30 minutes, in each test; and

            (p)         have provision for the relief of any excess pressure occasioned by temperature variations, when the pipe line is full of liquid.

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