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  • Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:22 PM
    Reply # 4831454 on 4817168

      My thoughts exactly I agree  

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:57 AM
    Reply # 4835875 on 4817168

    5.1.12.1.4 Systems shall be deemed breached at the point of pipeline intrusion by physical separation or by system component removal, replacement, or addition. 

     

    When you are repairing or rebuilding an outlet or an inlet you are not removing, or replacing a system component. The outlet/inlet is the system component. Removing, or replacing, or adding an entire outlet or inlet would constitute a verification by a 6030.

     

    Functional testing of the outlet/inlet should always be done whenever repaired or rebuilt, as should be done with any repair of any system or system component. 

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:13 PM
    Reply # 4838674 on 4817168

    5.1.12.2.6.1 Tests shall be conducted after the final installation of station outlet valve bodies, faceplates, and other distribution system components (e.g., pressure alarm devices, pressure indicators, line pressure relief valves, manufactured assemblies, hose). 


    5.1.12.1.4 Systems shall be deemed breached at the point of pipeline intrusion by physical separation or by system component removal, replacement, or addition. 


    Since there is no definition in Chapter Three for "System Components" I fall back to other sections of the code for describing what a "System Component" is.  The above reference clearly state that a outlet valve body or faceplate is a distribution system component.  Referencing 5.1.12.1.4 makes it clear that removal of that component = breaching.


    My point was that if we all agree it is acceptable for a Non-6030 to test after an outlet is repaired, then we must agree that "breeching" of the system does not constitute the need for a verifier.  This is what I was/am struggling with.  In my career I had seen "Breeching" = requiring a 6030 for testing, as I am sure many others do as well.


    I am currently of the belief that there are 2 distinct types of "Breeching" one that is done by cutting the pipe and one that does not.  It is my understanding now that it is only the cutting of the pipe that = 6030 testing, all other types of breeching can be tested by a 6030, 6040 or properly trained hospital employee, all with appropriate testing equipment and procedures.


  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:10 PM
    Reply # 4839026 on 4817168

    5.1.12.1.3 (2012)

    All systems that are breached and components that are subject to additions, renovations, or replacement (e.g., new gas sources, bulk, manifolds, compressors, dryers, alarms) shall  be inspected and tested. 

     

    5.1.12.1.12

    The removal of components within a source system for repair and reinstallation, or the replacement of components like for like, shall be treated as new work for the purposes of testing whenever such work involves cutting or brazing new piping, or both.

     

    5.1.12.1.12.1

    Where no piping is changed, functional testing shall be performed as follows

    To verify the function of the replaced device

    To ensure no other equipment in the system has been adversely impacted 

     

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