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					                                                                Section: C1040
                                                                Title: Unloading, Hauling, and Stringing Materials
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS                                          Revised: 7-1-2005


Table of Contents

1. Scope..................................................................................................................................... 1
2. Unloading Material ................................................................................................................. 1
3. Equipment Handling and Storage........................................................................................... 2
4. Unloading and Stringing Pipe ................................................................................................. 2
5. Storing and Stacking Pipe ...................................................................................................... 3
6. Damaged Pipe ....................................................................................................................... 4
7. Unloading and Shipping Delays ............................................................................................. 4
8. Surplus................................................................................................................................... 4


     1. Scope
         This document defines Company requirements for Unloading, Hauling, and Stringing Material. For
         Projects subject to FERC regulation, additional requirements may apply, and shall supercede the
         basic requirements contained herein.

     2. Unloading Material
           2.1.       Component parts and miscellaneous material required for construction shall be delivered
                      to the job site or Company’s storage yard as designated in the Scope of Work.
                      Contractor shall perform all work necessary to prepare sites for unloading, stockpiling,
                      hauling, and stringing pipe and material. Contractor shall provide all necessary
                      equipment and personnel to unload and store all incoming materials and/or transfer
                      necessary materials from Company’s storage yard. Contractor shall also provide all
                      necessary equipment and personnel to load and haul material from storage sites to
                      construction site. Contractor shall store all materials (of any description) used in or near
                      facility construction to relieve Company from all claims for demurrage and/or storage. A
                      Company Representative shall be present during all material unloading unless prior
                      approval is obtained from Company.
           2.2.       Contractor is responsible for verifying, retaining, and transferring (to a designated
                      Company Representative) all documentation related to the receiving and unloading of
                      material (by Contractor). On a daily basis, delivery receipts, packing slips, tally sheets,
                      etc. shall be collected, stored, and delivered to Company Representative as directed.
           2.3.       Company requires 48 hour advance notice by Contractor to arrange pick-up or delivery of
                      pipe or material from Company storage location(s). Contractor shall off-load all pipe
                      delivered directly to construction sites after work has commenced.
           2.4.       Unless Company Representative specifies otherwise, Contractor shall be responsible for
                      selecting unloading and storage sites. Contractor shall be responsible for unloading from
                      railroad cars and arranging any stored material in a manner that will not interfere with
                      railroad operations.
           2.5.       Contractor shall visually inspect all joints of pipe, elbows, fittings, valves, flanges, bolts
                      and nuts, and other Company-supplied material for any apparent damage that may
                      impair serviceability. Contractor shall set aside any item with apparent damage and
                      advise the Company Representative immediately.               Damaged material shall be
                      segregated and stacked with damage areas clearly visible for subsequent inspection
                      and/or repair.
           2.6.       Contractor shall remain responsible for the condition of all materials until Company
                      provides for removal and replacement. Contractor shall be entirely responsible for
                      storing and handling all materials after initial receipt and inspection. Contractor shall be
                      held responsible for all Contractor-caused damage or loss due to negligence or improper
                      handling or storage.
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                                               Section: C1040
                                               Title: Unloading, Hauling, and Stringing Materials
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS                         Revised: 7-1-2005


       2.7.    To avoid damage to materials or equipment during stockpiling, hauling, stringing, or
               loading and unloading from trucks or railroad cars, Contractor shall provide material-
               handling equipment and tools to avoid damage of any kind. Equipment used in handling,
               transporting, storing, and laying pipe shall be padded effectively to prevent damage to
               pipe or coating.
       2.8.    Valves, fittings and all materials having machined surfaces shall be placed on skids or
               pallets and stored to protect them from damage.
       2.9.    Ball and plug valves shall be stored in the open position; gate valves in the closed
               position. If specified by the Scope of Work or by the Company Representative,
               Contractor shall coat seats, stems, and other exposed machined surfaces with Company-
               specified or supplied protectorant. Company Representative may periodically inspect
               valves to ensure they remain rust free. When feasible Contractor shall keep small
               fittings, bolts, and other supplies in covered areas to avoid weather damage and loss.
       2.10.   Scrap material and debris relating to Contractor's work shall be removed from the work
               site and disposed of by Contractor.

   3. Equipment Handling and Storage
       3.1.    Due to the unusual hazards present when working near power lines, workers and
               equipment shall maintain a minimum distance of 10 feet from power lines, or as required
               per OSHA 29CFR 1926.550. Contractor shall use non-conductive chokers or slings,
               and/or install insulating devices between the crane (or side boom cable) and the load (to
               ensure the safety of all personnel on the ground should the boom contact a power line).
               In addition, when tailing or handling materials or equipment lifted by cranes (or other
               equipment), workers shall be required to use non-conductive rope or tag lines. Workers
               shall not be permitted to use their hands to guide materials or lift equipment. If requested
               by Company Representative, Contractor shall also supply and install signs warning
               workers of overhead power lines.
       3.2.    When compressor units or auxiliary equipment cannot be immediately installed,
               Contractor shall set units on crib beds made of solid timbers (stacked to a convenient
               unloading height). A crib bed shall be continuous beneath the unit. Regardless of size,
               the unit shall be protected from any hazard and kept level while in temporary storage.

   4. Unloading and Stringing Pipe
       4.1.    No pipe or other material shall be strung within 300 feet of active blasting and/or rock
               excavating. Contractor shall string pipe to avoid interference with normal use of any land
               that is crossed by right-of-way (ROW). Gaps shall be left in stringing at appropriate
               locations to allow regular land use and the passage of farm stock and equipment across
               the ROW.
       4.2.    Pipe shall be strung to avoid damage to coating and to prevent pipe from contacting the
               ground. During periods of extreme wet weather or unstable ground conditions (when
               continued stringing operations could cause irreparable damage to ROW soil structure or
               access roads), the Company Representative may suspend activities of stringing pipe
               and/or other heavy materials. Company shall consider use of low ground pressure
               vehicles for stringing under adverse ground conditions.
       4.3.    Contractor shall provide necessary trucks and equipment for hauling and stringing all
               pipe and materials to the ROW. Contractor shall perform all such work in a manner to
               avoid damaging line pipe, internal and external coatings, casing pipe, valves, and all
               other materials.
       4.4.    Pipe shall not be rolled off the transporting conveyance.



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                                                 Section: C1040
                                                 Title: Unloading, Hauling, and Stringing Materials
CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS                           Revised: 7-1-2005


          4.5.   Pipe handling shall be performed to avoid damage to end bevels. During hauling and
                 stringing, there shall be no metal-to-metal contact between adjacent pipes or pipes and
                 trucks. Tie-down chains or cables are not permitted. Nonmetal tie-down straps shall be
                 used to secure pipe loads.

      5. Storing and Stacking Pipe
          5.1.   Where pre-construction pipe stockpiling is required, Contractor shall provide all
                 necessary trucks and equipment for loading, transporting, unloading, and stockpiling
                 operations.
          5.2.   Contractor shall stockpile pipe in a manner approved by Company Representative and
                 shall exercise extreme care to avoid damaging pipe and coating. Contractor shall
                 prepare supporting skids or berms approved by the Company Representative.
          5.3.   Refer to Construction Drawing CST-P-1000-A295 – Typical Temporary Pipe
                 Stockpile During Construction for permanent stockpiling arrangement. Refer to
                 Construction Drawing CST-P-1000-A300 – Standard Permanent Pipe Stockpile for
                 temporary stockpiling arrangement.
          5.4.   Pipe shall be loaded and stacked to avoid flexing and shifting of pipe during hauling.
                 Care shall be exercised in handling or storing pipe to avoid distortion, flattening, denting,
                 scoring, or other damage. Dropping, dragging, or skidding of pipe shall not be permitted.
          5.5.   Stored pipe shall be stacked or nested. Coated pipe that is stacked shall have cross
                 spacers and stops to prevent damage and rolling. The cross spacers shall be located
                 directly above the bottom bearing-strips. Coated pipe that is nested shall be separated
                 from each adjacent pipe by not less than three spacers. For pipe less than 50 feet long,
                 spacers shall be placed near each end and in the center of the pipe length. For pipe
                 longer than 50 feet, spacers shall be placed at least every 20 feet. Padded bearing strips
                 shall be located below the bottom tier.
          5.6.   Bottom bearing-strips shall be blocked to prevent any movement of pipe and as required
                 by the Company Inspector. If the Company Inspector determines that stacked pipe
                 shows evidence of coating-damage or deformation, the number of tiers shall be reduced.
                 The height of nested/stacked pipe shall conform to the following table:


Pipe Size (OD)
Maximum Number of Tiers

8 5/8" and smaller
14

10 3/4"
8

12 3/4"
8

16"
6

20"
5

22" and larger

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CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS                         Revised: 7-1-2005


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                       Table C1040 / 5.6 – Pipe Stacking Limits
       5.7.    Pipe shall be racked off the ground in such a manner and location to prevent damage to,
               and/or contamination of, pipe interior or exterior. Timber skids and/or earth berms shall
               be set on no more than 12-foot centers. Earth berms shall be rock-free.
       5.8.    Contractor shall collect and remove all banding from rail cars and trucks and shall clean
               and regrade all unloading yards and storage areas as required by the Company
               Representative. All scrap materials and debris shall be removed from these locations to
               Company-approved dumping locations.
       5.9.    Prefabricated piping and assemblies shall be stored in a manner to avoid damage to the
               assembly. Contractor shall cover open ends during storage.



    6. Damaged Pipe
      Any dents, gouges, scratches, or other similar defects found in pipe shall be brought to the
      attention of the Company Representative as soon as detected. Detrimental defects identified by
      the Company Representative shall not be accepted and shall be repaired or cut out of the line as
      directed, regardless or when or how they occurred. Grinding and/or hammering to remove defects
      within dented areas shall not be permitted.

    7. Unloading and Shipping Delays
       7.1.    Contractor shall protect and indemnify the Company against any charge of demurrage,
               storage or other charges incident to Contractor’s failure to promptly unload Company-
               supplied materials upon arrival at delivery points.
       7.2.    The Company shall not be liable for costs due to shipping delays except as provided in
               the Scope of Work.

    8. Surplus
      At completion of work, Contractor shall collect all (new or used) surplus Company-furnished pipe,
      valves, fittings, appurtenances, and/or any other material. Contractor shall load, haul, transport,
      unload, and place all such surplus materials in storage areas designated by the Scope of Work or
      approved by the Company Representative.




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