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: WGSRL/LS/QC/WI/21
WELSPUN REV.NO.: 03
GUJARAT STAHL ROHREN LTD. DATE : 25.09.2005
WELSPUN BHARUCH
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QUALITY ASSURANCE & CONTROL DEPT.


(LONGITUDINAL SAW PIPE DIVISION)

WORK INSTRUCTION
FOR
SPECTRO ANALYSIS

ISSUED BY :

ISSUED TO :

COPY NO :

PREPARED BY REVIEWED BY APPROVED BY

ENGINEER (LAB) MANAGER (LAB) H O D (QC)

WORK INSTRUCTION NO.: WGSRL/LS/QC/WI/21


FOR REV.NO.: 03
DATE : 25.09.2005

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1.0 PURPOSE:
To establish and maintain the documented procedures to ensure that the testing is carried out as
per the applicable specifications / standards.
2.0 SCOPE:
This work instruction is intended for spectro analysis of samples of HR plates & SAW pipes
manufactured at Longitudinal SAW Pipe Division.
3.0 RESPONSIBILITY:
Manager/ Sr.Engineer / Officer (Lab.) is responsible for testing and maintaining the record of
testing results in the specified formats.
4.0 APPLICABLE CODE & FREQUENCY FOR TESTING :
As per API 5L (Latest Edition) / Customer Spec. / other specification. The same shall be
described in MPS/QAP/Process Chart.
5.0 TECHNICAL DATA:
POWER REQUIREMENTS:
Voltage U = 220 VAC + 10% / -15%
Frequency F = 50 Hz
Power P = 1000 VA
Fuse = 16A slow – blow
ARGON SUPPLY:
Quality = 4.0 grade : 99.998% pure argon.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS:
Temp = Min. 6° C, Max. 40° C
Air humidity = 20 – 80 %
6.0 METHOD:
6.1 The standardization shall be performed using standard samples (RN16 & RN17) regularly,
generally once per week or as and when any erratic result is obtained.
6.2 Before starting the test, spectrometer shall be calibrated by reference standard samples (e.g. BS
1931, 432/1 etc.).
6.3 Sample shall be prepared for chemical testing on a 60 grit emery paper for accuracy. Avoid over
heating during surface preparation.
6.4 The argon gas pressure should be 40 lit/ min.
6.5 Place the prepared sample on the spark stand.
6.6 The clamp should rest easily on the sample; the screw must be tightened once the knob has been
adjusted. Leakage should be checked.
6.7 A safety circuit is completed when the sample is clamped in place.
6.8 For sample identification function key ESC should be pressed and enter a sample number & a
quality identification or additional sample identification.

WORK INSTRUCTION NO.: WGSRL/LS/QC/WI/21


REV.NO.: 03
FOR DATE : 25.09.2005
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6.9 Now it is ready for a spark and shall be started by pressing the function key “F9” on the key
board or start button in the machine.
6.10 When the spark has been completed, the results of the analysis are displayed on the monitor.
6.11 After making two or more measurements an average shall be calculate by pressing the function
key “F6” then press “F2” to save the analysis.
6.12 The function key “F5” shall be used to print analysis or average which is displayed on the
monitor.
6.13 Analytical data should be backed-up once in a week.
7.0 ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA:
As per MPS/QAP/Process Chart.
8.0 RE-TEST CRITERIA:
As per API 5L (Latest Edition) / Customer specification/QAP.
9.0 RECORDS: Test results shall be recorded in Report No.: WGSRL/LS/QA/18.
10.0 REFERENCE:
Chapter 4.1 of DPM-LS/QA&C.