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1 2nd Quarter Contractor Business Meeting June 14, 2013 Yesika Castro-Hernandez Plant Engineering Facilities Session

2 Agenda 2 Welding & Brazing Documentation Pneumatic and Hydrostatic Tests Near Miss –Sanitary Clamps Heat Exposure Pre-Task Planning (PTP) Preparing for Hurricane Season Excavation Outside of NNS Gates Marking Gas Cylinders Protection of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (NNPI) Lifting & Handling Quality Team New OSHA, Alliance, NIOSH FACE Products Labeling Oil and Grease Containers Guard Rail Installation Genie GTH-1056 –Service and Parking Brakes Standard T&M Sheet

3 Welding & Brazing Documentation Maintain accessible records of all welding and brazing work on piping, anchors and supports identifying: –Welder Name –Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) Base and Filler Metals called out in PQR –Prior to any production welding, provide to Owner's Representative statement that welders have demonstrated ability to produce sound welds in accordance with qualification requirements Welder’s log with date and WPS used is acceptable Welding filler metal –Welding filler metal must be protected from moisture –Welding electrodes must be stored in a rod oven as described in AWS D1.1 structural welding code, or QAI312.1 Flux coated weld rods (i.e., 7018) must be stored in hot boxes after the container has been opened. Wet flux coated weld rods have to be reconditioned or baked in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. –Welders are only allowed to carry ONE type of welding filler metal at any point in time –All welding filler metal remnants must be collected and disposed in containers provided by NNS (North side of B222 and East of B4691) All filler metal must be controlled at all times (navy agreement) Facilities Master Specification Section Welding and Brazing 3

4 Pneumatic & Hydrostatic Tests 4 Refer to EH&S Volume II, Chapter 8 –Danger signs –10’ minimum barricade around pneumatic testing –When using air or any gas for testing a system or component whose integrity has not previously been proven by hydrostatic test, the maximum test pressure used prior to inspection for leakage shall be 50% of design pressure or 100 psig, whichever is less. –When there is no evidence of leakage, the test pressures may be increased in 25psig increments up to and including desired test pressure as long as no leakage is verified at each increment increase. Refer to ASME standards B31.1 – Required Pneumatic Test Pressure Pneumatic test pressure shall be no more than 1.5 times the design pressure of the system. Test pressure shall not exceed the maximum allowable test pressure of any non-isolated component, such as vessels, pumps, or valves, in the system. The test pressure shall be continuously maintained for a minimum time of 10 min. Test pressure shall then be reduced to design pressure or 100 psig and held for such time as may be necessary to conduct the examination for leakage. Examination for leakage detected by soap bubble or equivalent method shall be made of all joints and connections. ASME PCC –Article 5.1, Mandatory Appendix II, Stored Energy Calculations for Pneumatic Pressure Test. Pneumatic Test Stored Energy

5 Pneumatic & Hydrostatic Tests Pneumatic and hydrostatic testing on O46 owned systems shall be witnessed by O46 personnel. –Coordinate test witnessing with O46 as necessary: O46 Piping South Yard: John Parker ( ) O46 Piping North Yard: Jermaine Bellamy ( ) 5

6 Near Miss – Sanitary Clamps 6 Near Miss –When two mechanics were trying to connect a water hose, a 2” sanitary clamp and rubber gasket blew 15 feet off a manifold. –There was trapped pressure inside the manifold between a check valve and the sanitary clamp which was mostly air with a small amount of water. Causes –Pressure was locked into the manifold end connection downstream of the check valve following a hydrostatic test. –There was a small leak on the valve upstream of the check valve during the post installation pressurization and depressurization cycles which resulted in pressure buildup between the check valve and the sanitary blank. When performing hydrostatic testing, ensure that all air is removed from the system and that all pressure is bled off after the test is completed. Manifold stations or systems with multiple branches and connections require additional air high point vents and low point drains. Always TRUST, BUT VERIFY that a system is in a zero energy state before removing any connections.

7 Heat Exposure 7

8 Pre-Task Plan (PTP) Fill out PTP daily –If new hazard is introduced to the job site, update PTP to include hazard and mitigation. All personnel on job site must understand hazards, mitigation strategies, and execution of mitigation. –All employees must sign PTP Recent events have raised crane envelop awareness concerns. 8

9 Hurricane Season June 1 st through November 30 th Construction sites must be left secured and in orderly fashion. Keep employees informed on inclement weather conditions. Strong wind projections. Action plan for days leading up to the storm. Remove any trash from job site. Secure all items that have the potential to become air-borne. Plastic barricades used to protect excavation sites must be filled with water. 9

10 Excavation Outside of NNS Gates Shall obtain both Miss Utility Dig Permit & NNS Dig Permit. Proper barricades, lights, and signs are required outside of NNS gates. –NNS Owned Property –NNS Project Work 10

11 Marking Gas Cylinders  Abandoned contractor gas cylinders have been found at the NNS Gas Farms.  Clearly mark all cylinders with your company name & POC.  Contact D.G. Smith (O43) at if you’re looking for lost gas cylinders. 11

12 Protection of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (NNPI) Effective October 1, 2013, all suppliers issued unescorted access badges will be required to be NNPI qualified by the NNS Supplier Data Team. Suppliers must obtain a cage code number and a Joint Certification Program (JCP) number. –Instructions on obtaining a JCP number are located at: Newport News Form #9575 must be completed and returned to 12

13 Lift Plans  Every crane lift shall have a properly written lift plan.  Supervisors or hourly team members can write the lift plan.  All lift plans must be reviewed and signed by your Foreman or Supervisor.  Support information must be included with the lift plan (calculations, drawings, etc.).  All hazards and actions to minimize or eliminate them shall be listed on the plan.  If there is going to be “incidental” contact of the load and structures it must be approved by L & H Quality and written on the lift plan prior to starting the job. (contact contractor coordinator to get approval)  If any part of the hook, block, hauling wire, or rigging gear will make ANY contact with ANTYHING it must be approved by X36 Technical (engineering) before the lift can be made.  Work the job as it has been detailed in the lift plan.  If conditions change, revise the plan and record changes in the “Lessons Learned” section.  All Lift plans must be reviewed and briefed before the lift is made. If you have any questions or require assistance in writing your lift plan, contact the L & H Quality group or X36 Technical. L & H Quality contact ---Lee Edmunds… (Office) or (cell) X36 Technical contact---Jennings Spease… (office) or (cell) 13

14 Brief the Plan/Job A successful lift begins with a well-written lift plan. However, the most detailed lift plan is only as effective as the pre-job brief that communicates the details to the entire team. Everyone involved in the lift, including trades personnel, must be involved in the briefing. A good briefing assumes nothing and covers everything related to the lift. At a minimum all pre-job briefs shall include the following:  Discuss the crucial information on the lift plan – load weight, CG, type and capacity of gear and equipment, lift points.  Make sure all gear and equipment is listed, available and in compliance with safety guidelines.  Discuss the entire operating envelope – lift site, travel path, landing site, close tolerances - and check that all areas are clear.  Assess the risks and hazards of the job and avoid or eliminate them.  Identify past problems with this type of lift. Look at “lessons learned” from similar lifts.  Review the job and ask open-ended questions to ensure all team members, including trades personnel working the job with you, understand their responsibilities in the operation and how they will accomplish them.  Anticipate problems and discuss the conditions under which the work will “STOP!”  If conditions change, STOP, revise the lift plan and re-brief the team. Pre Job Briefing is not an option. It is a requirement! 14

15 Typical Crane Deficiency Observations Improper Rigging –Using damaged slings –Failure to use packing –Using handling equipment improperly –Improper sizing of equipment No Plan or Inadequate Lift Plans –Failure to have a lift plan on the job site. –Inadequate risk assessment and mitigation. –Failure to conduct a pre-job brief with the crane crew. Travel Path –Parking vehicles in NNS yellow travel path. –Leaving material in yellow travel path. 15 Operator Error –Removed Anti Two-Blocking Device –Side loaded crane boom –Not setting outriggers properly –Operating with damaged running rope –Talking on cell phone while operating crane –No operators daily check list (ODCL) performed Working Under/On Load –Passing loads over people’s head –Allowing personnel to work on or under a suspended load

16 Accident Prevention The pictures below are accidents from other companies that were working with cranes. Lets be thankful that we have not had any crane accidents like these that resulted in a serious injury, fatality, or as much damage. To prevent accidents we need to ensure that we always focus on our job and conduct the proper risk assessment prior to beginning any lifting and handling evolution. We must all assume full responsibility for watching the crane and the load every time the crane moves as well as staying focused on the job at hand. Everyone on the crane team must commit to properly planning each job, communicating the plan to everyone involved, and staying focused throughout the entire lifting evolution. We must work together to S.T.A.R.T. increasing our safety and attentiveness to the work being performed. During your lifting evolution, think of the word START. Any crane job can be completed safely, as long as everyone on the job can START each lift by completing the following: 16

17 Making the Right Call – IF YOUR UNSURE REPORT IT While no one wants to go through the process of an accident investigation, it is very important for us to consider the consequences of not reporting an incident immediately. It could have adverse results later on if the accident is not reported as unforeseen damage to a ships component, rigging gear or crane equipment, that does not get identified, can lead to another incident or someone getting injured. Remember, your responsibilities are not optional! If you are questioning whether an accident has occurred, your next action should be to call it in and let the L&H Accident Response Team investigate and make the determination! Every member of the L&H crew has a responsibility to stop immediately anytime there is an unplanned event involving a lifting and handling operation. Contact your foremen who will get with the contract coordinator and the Accident Response Team. The L&H Accident Response Team will investigate the event and determine whether or not it fits the definition of an accident. 17 A crane accident occurs when any one or more of the elements in the operating envelope fails to perform correctly during operation, maintenance or testing resulting in the following: a.Personal injury or death. b.Material or equipment damage. c.Dropped load. d.Derailment. e.Two-blocking. f.Overload. g.Collision, including unplanned contact between load, crane, and/or other objects. Items c, d, e, f, and g are accidents even if no damage or injury occurs. Your Responsibilities if a crane accident occurs! 1.Stop Work! 2.Call for emergency assistance, if needed! 3.Make the area safe, but do not otherwise alter the scene of the accident! 4.Notify your Foreman and Contractor Coordinator. 5.Notify the maintenance service desk at

18 New OSHA, Alliance, NIOSH FACE Products 18

19 Labeling Oil and Grease Containers 19 When containers are used to transport oil to a job site or when a grease tube is placed inside a grease gun, the containers are required to be labeled. The grease gun has clear sides which allow the user to see the manufacturer’s label. Since the original manufacturer’s label is clearly visible, a NNS Hazard Warning label (NN4694) is not required. On grease guns that do not have clear sides a laminated NNS Hazard Warning label (NN4694) is required. This container has a NNS Hazard Warning label (NN4694) attached to the handle with a zip tie and has been laminated for protection. This method secures the label and prevents it from becoming damaged from oil exposure.

20 Guard Railing Installation 20 Old method of attaching hand rails on Safeway staging (Single cupped). New method for attaching handrails on Safeway staging (Double cupped).  When accessing Safeway staging, you may notice the guard rails mounted in the welded double cups instead of the traditional method of mounting in the upper single cup. This change is being made to strengthen our staging as well as remain compliant with OSHA regulations.

21 Genie GTH-1056 Service and Parking Brakes –Part Number Affected: (Front Axle, Dana Model 213/142) Model 213/142 Drive Axles installed on machines and sold as service parts replacement from July 26, 2012 to September 25, –The service and parking brakes on these axles may malfunction due to improper assembly of the internal brake components. Malfunctioning service and/or parking brakes may result in unintended machine movement, collision or loss of control. You can find the safety notice at the following web address: –http://www.virginiashiprepair.org/file/Genie.pdf 21

22 NNS Standard Time-and-Material Ticket Overview 22 The NNS Standard Time-and-Material Ticket shall be used to document all T&M work performed on NNS contracts A fully completed T&M ticket shall be submitted daily to the NNS Field Engineer A blank Microsoft Excel 2007 formatted version will be provided to the Contractor All fields must be completed prior to submittal to NNS All subcontractor back-up must be attached to the T&M ticket

23 NNS Standard Time-and-Material Ticket Header Information 23 The work description shall be detailed and include the location of the work All Contractor contact information shall be provided All NNS information shall be provided

24 NNS Standard Time-and-Material Ticket Labor Cost 24 Running totals Previous total Daily total New total Mark-up in accordance with applicable Contract Terms and Conditions Labor rates (previously accepted by NNS)

25 NNS Standard Time-and-Material Ticket Equipment Cost and Subcontractor Cost 25 Running totals Previous total Daily total New total Mark-ups in accordance with applicable Contract Terms and Conditions Equipment rates (previously accepted by NNS) Attach copies of invoices to T&M ticket

26 NNS Standard Time-and-Material Ticket Rental Equipment Cost and Material Cost 26 Running totals Previous total Daily total New total Mark-ups in accordance with applicable Contract Terms and Conditions Attach copies of invoices to T&M ticket

27 NNS Standard Time-and-Material Ticket Approval and PO Summary Information 27 Running totals Purchase order information T&M ticket must be signed by Contractor QUESTIONS? Please contact your Contract Coordinator.

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29 QUESTIONS? If you have questions regarding this presentation, please contact your Contract Coordinator or: Yesika Castro-Hernandez O41 – Plant Engineering


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