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The governor is a device which is used to controlling the speed of an engine based on the load requirements. Basic governors sense speed and sometimes load of a prime mover and adjust the energy source to maintain the desired level. So it’s simply mentioned as a device giving automatic control (either pressure or temperature) or limitation of speed.
The governors are control mechanisms and they work on the principle of feedback control. Their basic function is to control the speed within limits when load on the prime mover changes. They have no control over the change in speed (flywheel determines change in speed i.e. speed control) within the cycle.
Take an example:
Assume a driver running a car in hill station, at that time engine load increases, and automatically vehicle speed decreases. Now the actual speed is less than desired speed. So driver increases the fuel to achieve the desired speed. So here, the driver is a governor for this system.
So governor is a system to minimise fluctuations within the mean speed which can occur as a result of load variation. The governor has no influence over cyclic speed fluctuations however it controls the mean speed over an extended period throughout that load on the engine might vary. When there’s modification in load, variation in speed additionally takes place then governor operates a regulatory control and adjusts the fuel provide to keep up the mean speed nearly constant. Therefore the governor mechanically regulates through linkages, the energy provided to the engines as demanded by variation of load, so the engine speed is maintained nearly constant.
Types of Governor:
The governor can be classified into the following types. These are given below,
1. Centrifugal governor
a) Pendulum type watt governor
Loaded type governor
i) Gravity controlled type
- Porter governor
- Proell governor
- Watt governor
ii) Spring controlled type
- Hartnell governor
- Hartung governor
2. Inertia and fly-wheel governor
3. Pickering Governor
Purpose of governor:
1. To automatically maintain the uniform speed of the engine within the specified limits, whenever there is a variation of the load.
2. To regulate the fuel supply to the engine as per load requirements.
3. To regulate the mean speed of the engines.
4. It works intermittently i.e., only there’s modification within the load
5. Mathematically, it can express as ΔN.
Terminology used in the governor:
1. Height of the governor (h):
Height of the governor is defined as the vertical distance between the centre of the governor ball and the point of the intersection between the upper arm on the axis of the spindle. The height of the governor is denoted by ‘h’.
2. Radius of rotation ®:
Radius of rotation is defined as the centre of the governor balls and the axis of rotation in the spindle. The radius of rotation is denoted by ‘r’.
3. Sleeve lift (X):
The sleeve lift of the governor is defined as the vertical distance travelled by the sleeve on spindle due to change in equilibrium in speed. The sleeve lift of the governor is denoted by ‘X’.
4. Equilibrium speed:
The equilibrium speed means, the sped at which the governor balls, arms, sleeve, etc, are in complete equilibrium and there is no upward or downward movement of the sleeve on the spindle, is called as equilibrium speed.
5. Mean Equilibrium speed:
The mean equilibrium speed is defined as the speed at the mean position of the balls or the sleeve is called as mean equilibrium speed.
6. Maximum speed:
The Maximum speed is nothing but the speeds at the maximum radius of rotation of the balls without tending to move either way is called as maximum speed.
7. Minimum speed:
The Minimum speed is nothing but the speeds at the minimum radius of rotation of the balls without tending to move either way is called as minimum speed.
8. Governor effort:
The mean force working on the sleeve for a given change of speed is termed as the governor effort.
9. Power of the governor:
The power of the governor is state that the product of mean effort and lift of the sleeve is called as power of the governor.
10. Controlling force:
The controlling force is nothing but an equal and opposite force to the centrifugal force, acting radially (i.e., centripetal force) is termed as controlling force of a governor. In other words, the force acting radially upon the rotating balls to counteract its centrifugal force is called the controlling force.
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Oil has always been the most beneficial of natural resources, as much as it is useful as a source of power and energy as fuel, like LP gas or Petrol, there are other alternative methods for harnessing its power. This is evident by the abundance of machinery and equipments using this "Fluid Power" as a source for getting useful work done. Isn't it amazing to think that it can also be used to power structures like Cranes and Presses.
Welcome to the amazing world of fluid power.
One of the best places to get up close and personal lesson on hydraulics are machines at a construction site. The thing that is most amazing about these machines is their sheer size. From backyard log splitters to the huge machines you see on construction sites, hydraulic equipment is amazing in its strength and agility. On any construction site you see hydraulically-operated machinery in the form of bulldozers, backhoes, shovels, loaders, fork lifts and cranes. In most other hydraulic systems, hydraulic cylinders and pistons are connected through valves to a pump supplying high-pressure oil .
The word "HYDRAULICS" is derived from the Greek "HYDRO" meaning water. (See Hydraulics at Wikipedia). There are many instances in the past where water was employed for useful work in the distant past to suit our needs. Modern hydraulics, especially in the industrial context is mainly concentrated on Oil as power transmission mediums.
Fluids like water or oil are the best substances to work using pressure.
"Pressure" is the epicenter of all hydraulic system design calculations. Pressure arises because of the sheer density of water, as we know which is about 1000 kg/cu. meter. The weight of water column increases in proportion to the depth, as in the case of the ocean. The deeper we dive, the higher we feel the pressure.
The same pressure term can be used, when we are analyzing it in a context of a hydraulic press, which of course is an equipment found in a factory, on land, rather than the sea. And it also does not need lots of water to accomplish the "Pressing". The pressure in a hydraulic press is induced by means of other compression media, pumps for example, which are more compact.
But... Still what next. How does it still help for oil/ liquid to be used for the working of hydraulic systems?
The reason, quite simply put it, Fluids (oils talking in industrial context, i.e., everything with specific gravity value less than or equal to 1) are incompressible. (It is known that oils are lighter, specific gravity< 1).
This brings us to what Pascal discovered, combining pressure and incompressibility, which we know today as the universal law stating...
"Any change of pressure on an incompressible fluid in an enclosed space is transmitted equally and undiminished in all directions on to the surface of the container".
What supports the statement above is that fluids, like water and oil, unlike gases(gases can also be termed fluids because they can flow) are the least compressible. Talking of compressibility, it is known that intermolecular forces are at the least among gases. They are like...free to move about in every direction, spread if allowed to(The open perfume bottle in a room trick) but also compressible into closed containers upto pressures possibly unthinkable. These gases, viz.,atmospheric air, can also be used for power transmission, but their use is limited. Pneumatics, or "air power" as an engineering entity is quite similar to hydraulics using the same fundamentals of pressure causing displacement or useful work, but with a lesser efficiency. Still, gases under pressure do follow the Pascal's Law. It is to be understood that both pneumatics and hydraulics employ fluid power, only difference being the use of medium for power transmission.
Following Pascal's law...As liquids or oils are incompressible, let us consider any closed container, containing a liquid, such as a piston cylinder assembly. If it is subjected to force along the piston rod, ideally the fluid trapped in would have equal reactive forces acting normally to the inner walls of the cylinder, and also opposing the piston, or in other words....the cylinder walls and piston will the stressed uniformly from within. The fluid pressure acts equally on all the surfaces it comes in contact with.
We may have another physical interpretation....
Imagine the Tyre of a vehicle being inflated...It gets all puffed up and stiff from all sides and corners, doesn't it?. All the sides inflate uniformly.Same Logic applies since gases are also fluids. As earlier stated, it is Pneumatic power that is used, but it still works as per law.
This concludes our first basic insight into how a hydraulic system works.
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Hypothetically, Knowledge-based Design Automation can automate any simple or complex engineering or manufacturing-related design tasks. They enable real-time design of custom products and allow for complete product design, thereby, speeding up the product development cycle. They also enable reduction of engineering time for custom products from 70% to 80% over traditional CAD approaches. Knowledge-based Design Automation can be full or partial in nature.
Practically, I would like to understand and explore the feasibility and scope of the MDA..........I request SME / Professionals to share and contribute to achieve my objective.
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How Carburetor works ?
The carburetor mixes air with fuel so that it burns more easily in the engine. A vacuum caused when your car's pistons make their downward stroke pulls air into the carburetor. The mixture of gasoline and air is regulated according to engine speed. With higher engine speeds, more gas is sent to the carburetor. This is called a 'rich' air and fuel mixture.
If your car is cruising or idling, it needs less fuel, or what's known as a 'lean' air and fuel mix. If your car isn't getting the kind of mileage it should be, it could be an indication of a carburetor malfunction. Other potential indicators of carburetor problems are hard starting, rough idling, stalling, engine misfiring, or dark exhaust smoke. Most newer cars are equipped with fuel injection rather than a carburetor. You'll find carburetors on many cars more than a few years old, especially those with larger engines. Contact a qualified auto mechanic in your area for more information on carburetors.
Mumbai: Virendra Kumar Sinha, who runs a workshop in East Champaran in Bihar, was ignorant about the possibilities of his pollution control device that can be attached to generators or other diesel engines to reduce noise and air pollution. With emissions of carbon dioxide forecasted to touch 43 percent by 2035, Virendra's device could go a long way in making a big difference in the world, which requires a cleaner and greener environment.
Virendra's workshop, which started in 1981 by manufacturing iron gates and grills, situated just opposite a school. Since they face frequent power cuts, Virendra had to install a generator that resulted in noise and air pollution, which affected school children and neighbors. "It was difficult to move to a new location for me so I started thinking about ways to control this pollution," says Virendra. This was when he thought about something that could control the pollution and finally he come up with a device that can be attached to a generator or other diesel engines to minimize the noise and smoke, reports Manu A B from Rediff Business. It took him six years of experiments to build the first device. Initially, what started as a mission to carry out his work smoothly, turned into a successful innovation with universal appeal and value.
A patented device, it allows carbon deposits to get collected periodically. This can be reused as raw material for shoe polish and local small-scale industry units. Virendra Kumar is now fine-tuning the device to further reduce noise emanating from engines. His next project is a pollution control device for four-wheelers.
Just like most other innovators in India, Virendra Kumar faces a severe fund crunch. Most of the work is now done manually but if machinery is in place, he can manufacture the device faster and more cost-effectively.
"There has been no recognition for my innovation even in my home state. If the government does not take interest in such innovations, how can we grow? This device can reduce pollution considerably. My dream is to make this device available to people across India," says 62-year-old Virendra Kumar.
This unit was fitted to the 10 HP engine used in his workshop. He found that the noise levels could be brought down considerably. He continued to work on it to make it more efficient. And he managed to get the desired results.
The attachment consists of a cylindrical drum having concentric perforated screens and a few long perforated tubes having equally spaced mesh linings. The cylindrical drum is placed between the generator and the exhaust pipe. The exhaust gases, which enter the unit, strike against the array of protruding fins and perforated tubes continuously. The vortex results in the dissociation of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide into carbon particulates and oxygen.
The innovation also works as a silencer by internally canceling out sound waves as they pass through a series of concentric channels. The carbon-based effluents are removed as soot and solid deposits. As a result the exhaust gases are very clean.
On an average, after 3,000 hours of engine operation, about 5 kg of soot gets collected at the bottom of the drum. In about six to eight months, it collects 12 to 14 kg of carbon, which can be easily taken out.
The testing of the device was done in BIT Mesra, Ranchi. The institute also observed a reduction in carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide up to 30 percent and considerable reduction in temperature.
While it takes one day to make a small device, a bigger one would take two days. Virendra Kumar has sold about 40 pollution control devices for different types of engines so far. The device costs Rs.2500 to Rs.10,000 depending upon the type of engine. While Virendra takes just 5 percent as his profit, this innovation can turn out to be very profitable for small factories and households that use generators.
Cross Country Petroleum Pipelines Pipeline Design
LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS
_ The Petroleum Act, 1934
_ The Petroleum Rules, 2002
_ Petroleum and Mineral Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Act,
1962 & Amendment Act, 1977
_ Indian Forest Act, 1927 And Indian Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
_ Guidelines for laying Petroleum Product Pipelines (Gazette Notification no. P-
20012/5/99-PP dated 20.11.02)
_ Supplementary guidelines for laying Petroleum Product Pipelines (Gazette
Notification no. P-20012/5/99-PP/OR-II dated 26.10.04)
1) THE PETROLEUM ACT, 1934
The Petroleum Act, 1934 consolidates and amends the law relating to import,
transport, storage, production, refining and blending of Petroleum products.
2) THE PETROLEUM RULES, 2002
The Petroleum Rules, 1976 were replaced by Petroleum Rules, 2002 with effect
from 13th march, 2002. Part V of Petroleum Rules, 2002 deals in Transportation
of Petroleum Products by Pipelines. The salient details of Part V of Petroleum
rules are given below:
Right of Way to be acquired - No pipeline and installation connected with a
pipeline, shall be constructed without acquiring the necessary land, leasements
and right for the construction.
Approval of the design and route of the pipeline - No pipeline shall be laid
without the prior written approval of the Chief Controller of the route of the
pipeline, and of the design, construction and working thereof.
Design of pipeline and attachments - The pipeline shall be constructed of suitable
steel which is safe for the conditions under which it is to be used. The pipeline
and its components shall be designed and constructed in accordance with a code
recognized by the Chief Controller or OISD Standard 141 and shall be capable of
withstanding a pressure which shall not be less than the maximum working
pressure thereof plus an allowance for surge pressure, as anticipated. Provision
shall be made for thermal expansion or contraction of the pipeline.
The pipeline shall be protected by a casing of steel pipe or by increasing the
thickness of its wall to prevent damage to the pipeline from usual external
conditions which may be encountered in railway crossings, road crossings, river
or water course crossings, bridges, long self supported spans, unstable ground,
vibrations, weight of special attachments or thermal forces.
By-pass relief valves, pressure limiting stations or automatic shut down
equipment of approved design shall be provided in the pipe line.
Isolation valves shall be installed at each of the following locations -
_ On the suction end and the discharge end of the pump station.
_ On each line entering or leaving the installation.
_ On each main line at locations along the pipeline system that will minimize
damage from accidental product discharge, as appropriate for the terrain in
open country or for the location near cities or other populated areas.
_ On each lateral take off from a trunk line.
_ On each side of a water crossing that is more than 30m wide from high water
mark to high-water mark.
_ On each side of a reservoir holding water for human consumption.
Laying of Pipe Line - Pipeline shall be laid in the most favorable route, avoiding
known obstructions and areas in which unusual external conditions prevail.
Pipeline shall be laid below the ground level except where laying above the
ground level is desirable for topographical, economic or other special reasons.
Where an underground Pipeline has to cross any existing underground water or
gas line, cable, drain or other services, the pipeline shall be laid at least thirty
centimeters below such services. The number of bends in the pipeline shall be
kept to the minimum.
The route of underground sections of a pipeline shall be indicated by markers and
not less than two such markers shall be visible from any point along the route.
Protection against corrosion - The pipeline shall be protected against corrosion by
suitable coating strapping and where necessary by cathodic protection.
Hydrostatic testing of pipeline – Before transporting petroleum for the first time,
each pipeline or completed sections thereof shall be filled with water and the
pressure in the line or section, as the case may be raised to 1.1 times the design
internal pressure and maintained for a period of atleast 24 hours or as per
procedure laid down in the relevant pipelines design code recognized by Chief
Controller. A pipeline or a section thereof showing any significant drop of
pressure during the period of testing shall not be used for transporting petroleum
until necessary repairs have been carried out and satisfactory retest done.
The test specified above shall be carried out atleast once in every 12 months in
each completed pipeline section which crosses an area where there is danger of
water pollution by any leakage. However, the provision shall not apply to crosscountry
pipelines, for which new technologies are available.
Shut down of pipeline - Except when shut down for maintenance work, a pipeline
when not in operation shall be shut down under pressure and a careful record
made of the pressure during the shut down period. Any significant drop in
pressure shall be deemed to render the pipeline unfit for transport of petroleum
until it is repaired and tested.
Patrolling of pipeline -
_ The whole of every pipeline shall be efficiently patrolled by the company
owning the pipeline.
_ Telegraph or telephone or radio communication facilities shall be provided at
frequent intervals along the pipeline.
Checking of gauges - Tank gauges or gauges at intermediate or booster pump
stations shall be checked atleast once a year.
Additions and alterations in the pipeline -
No addition or alteration to a pipeline shall be carried out without the previous
approval of Chief Controller in writing. Every person desirous of carrying out any
additions or alterations in any pipeline shall submit an application to the Chief
Controller. The Chief Controller shall, if he is satisfied, approve the proposed
additions or alterations subject to such conditions as he may deem fit.
Repair and maintenance of pipeline
- No maintenance or repair involving cutting
or rewelding of any pipeline shall be carried out except under following
(i) An experienced engineer shall inspect the section requiring maintenance or
repair before the work is undertaken and issue a written permit specifying
therein the precautions to be observed and the procedure to be followed for
carrying out the work. The permit so issued shall be preserved by the owner
of the pipeline for a period of six months.
(ii) All work involving cutting or welding shall be carried out by an experienced
(iii) The section of the pipeline shall be isolated and drained before starting
repairs or maintenance.
(iv) Only mechanical cutters shall be used for cutting the pipeline or any
connection thereof unless the section of the pipeline and its connections
have been purged with an inert gas.
(v) No hot work shall be carried out on any pipeline until the section thereof
requiring repair has been isolated drained and purged with inert gas or steam
or kept filled with water or until such section has been prepared in a manner
approved in writing by the experienced engineer.
(vi) The section of the pipeline in which repairs or maintenance work has been
carried out shall not be used for transporting petroleum until such sections
are replaced with hydrostatically pre tested sections and the repaired weld
joints pass the radiography test.
(vii) No section of any pipeline, and no valve fitted to it shall be separated until
an efficient electrical bond has been established between the parts to be so
separated which shall not be broken until the separated parts have been
Relaying or repairs to a pipeline in public interest - Where the Chief Controller is
of the opinion that it is in the interest of public safety to do so, he may, by a notice
in writing given to the owner of the pipeline, require such owner, to relay, renew
repair such pipeline in accordance with such requirements as may be specified in
Power of inspection and examination - The Chief Controller or Controller may at
any time inspect and examine any pipeline.
Reports of fire or major leakage - The occurrence of any fire or major leakage in a
pipeline and connected facilities shall be reported immediately by the person for
the time being incharge of the pipeline to the nearest Magistrate or officer-in
charge of the nearest police station and to the Chief Controller by telephone/fax
and also by telegram at his telegraphic address, namely “Explosives Nagpur”.
3) PETROLEUM AND MINERAL PIPELINES (ACQUISITION OF RIGHT
OF USER IN LAND) ACT, 1962 & AMENDMENT ACT, 1977
The Petroleum and Mineral Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Act
(P&MP Act), 1962 provides for the acquisition of Right of User in land for laying
petroleum pipelines. Given below are the salient details of this Act:
Competent Authority: Competent Authority is defined as any person or authority
authorized by the Central Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, to
perform the functions of the Competent Authority under the P&MP Act.
Publication of notifications for acquisition - Section 3(1): Whenever it appears to
the Central Government that it is necessary in the public interest that for the
transport of petroleum or any mineral from one locality to another locality
pipelines may be laid by that Government or by any State Government or a
corporation and that for the purpose of laying such pipelines it is necessary to
acquire the right of user in any land under which such pipelines may be laid, it
may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare its intention to acquire the
right of user therein.
Power to enter, survey etc.(Section 4): On the issue of 3(1) notification, it shall be
lawful for any person authorized by the Central Government or by the State
Government or the corporation which proposes to lay pipelines for transporting
petroleum or any mineral, and his servants and workmen –
a) To enter upon and survey and take levels of any land specified in the
To dig or bore into the subsoil.
c) To setout the intended line of work.
d) To mark such levels, boundaries & line by placing marks and cutting
e) Where otherwise survey cannot be completed and levels taken and the
boundaries and lines marked, to cut down and clear away any part of
standing crop, fence or jungle; and
f) To do all other acts necessary to ascertain whether pipelines can be
laid under the land.
Hearing of Objections - Section 5(1): Any person interested in land may, within
21 days from the date of notification under sub-section (1) of section 3, object to
the lying of the pipelines under the land.
Objections shall be made to CA and order by CA shall be final.
Declaration of Acquisition of Right of User - Section 6 (1): Where no objections
under subsection of section 5 have been made to the CA within the period
specified therein or where the CA has disallowed the objections, CA shall submit
a report containing his recommendations and record of the proceedings to Central
Government and upon receipt of such report, the Central Government shall
declare, by notification in the Official Gazette, that the right of user in the land for
laying the pipeline should be acquired.
On publication of 6(1) notification, the right of user shall vest in the Central
Government free from all encumbrances. Central Government may direct by
order in writing that the right of user instead of vesting in Central Government,
vest in the State Government or the corporation proposing to lay the pipelines,
free from all encumbrances.
Central Government or State Government or corporation to lay pipelines -
Section 7: It is lawful for the Central Government or State Government or
corporation to lay pipelines provided that no pipeline shall be laid under –
a) any land which was used for residential purposes immediately before the
date of 3(1) notification.
any land on which a permanent structure is there.
c) any land which is appurtenant to a dwelling house.
d) any land at a depth which is less than one metre from the surface.
Power to enter land for maintaining, examining, repairing, alerting inspection etc.
– Section 8
Compensation – Section 10: For any damage, loss or injury sustained by any
person interested in the land under which the pipeline is proposed to be, or is
being, or has been laid, by reason of
i) the removal of trees or standing crops
ii) the temporary severance of land under which the pipeline has been laid from
other lands belonging to or in occupation of such person
iii) any injury to any other property or the earnings of such person
the Central Government, State Government or the Corporation, as the case may
be, shall be liable to pay compensation to such person for such damage, loss or
injury, the amount of which shall be determined by the CA. In case the amount of
compensation is not acceptable to either of the parties, the amount of
compensation shall be determined by the District Judge.
No account shall be taken of any structure or other improvement made in the land
after the date of the notification under section 3(1) in determining the
A compensation calculated by the CA at 10% of the market value of that land on
the date of 3(1) notification shall also be paid to the affected land owner.
Penalty – Section 15 (1): Whoever willfully obstructs any person in doing any of
the act authorized by P&MP act or willfully fills up, destroys, damages or
displaces any trench or mark shall be punishable with imprisonment which may
extend to six months or fine or with both.
(2) Whoever willfully removes, displaces, damages or destroys any pipeline laid
under section 7, shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term which
shall not be less than one year, but which may extend to 3 years and shall also be
liable to fine.
4) INDIAN FOREST ACT, 1927 AND INDIAN FOREST (CONSERVATION)
This act is applicable to the Pipeline ROU passing through reserved forest,
protected forest or any area recorded as forest in the government records.
5) GUIDELINES FOR LAYING PETROLEUM PRODUCT PIPELINES
(GAZETTE NOTIFICATION NO. P-20012/5/99-PP DATED 20.11.02)
Categorization of Pipelines
1. The petroleum product pipelines would be categorized as follows:
(i) Pipelines originating from refineries, whether coastal or inland unto a
distance of around 300 kilometers from the refinery.
(ii) Pipelines dedicated for supplying product to particular consumer,
originating either from a refinery or from oil company's terminal and,
(iii) Pipelines originating from refineries exceeding 300 Km in length and
pipelines originating from ports, other than those specified in (i) and (ii)
Ownership and access
2. Right of User (RoU) in land for laying pipelines under the Petroleum
Pipelines (Acquisition of right of User in Land) Act, 1962 for the pipelines
falling under category specified in sub-clauses (i) and (ii) of Clause 1, will be
granted in favor of applicant company treating such pipelines as captive
pipelines for exclusive use by the proposer company.
3. For grant of ROU in land for laying pipelines under the Petroleum Pipelines
(Acquisition of right of User in Land) Act 1962 for the pipelines falling under
the category specified in sub-clause (iii) of clause 1, the following procedure
will be followed:
3.1 A proposal for laying common usage product pipeline could originate from
any single interested party or a joint-venture (herein after referred to as
3.2 The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas shall publicize in such manner as
the Ministry may decide, the proposal inviting expression of interest, within a
period of three months from anyone interested in the proposal. In case any
company is interested in taking any capacity in the pipeline, it could express
its interest and enter into “take of pay” or any other mutually agreeable
contract with the proposer. The pipeline size and design would be finalized by
the proposer after taking into consideration all such requests.
3.3 In case, no expression of interest is received from any industry player within a
period of three months of publicizing the proposal, the proposer would be at
liberty to go ahead with the project.
3.4 The designed pipeline capacity would be atleast 25% more than the capacity
requirement of the proposer and of those who take capacity under clause 3.2
as may be decided by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
3.5 The ownership of the pipeline would be that of the proposer or as may be
decided by the proposer, irrespective of whether the other industry player(s)
take pipeline capacity or not.
3.6 The excess capacity, as mentioned in clause 3.4, would be available for use by
anyone other than the owner and those taking capacity under clause 3.2 at the
approved tariff as per the provisions under clause 4, on “common carrier”
basis i.e. capacity would be made available to anyone interested and offering
to pay the tariff. In case, such demand exceeds this excess capacity, the
allocation of the excess capacity would be prorated amongst the interested
users other than the owner and those taking capacity under clause 3.2.
4. Tariff for the pipelines commissioned after the date of publication of this
notification in the Official Gazette and falling in the category specified in subclause
(iii) of clause 1, will be subject to the control orders or the regulations
that may be issued by the Government or the statutory authority in this behalf
under any law for the time being in force.
Conditions under ROU acquisition
5. The ROU acquisition under the Petroleum Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of
User in Land) Act, 1962 will be subject to such conditions as may be deemed
fit by the Government in public interest. Such conditions may inter alia
include the following:
5.1 Sharing of portions of acquired ROU falling in forest areas, wild life/marine
sanctuaries/parks, prohibited/restricted areas etc with the other interested
5.2 In case the route alignment of the Pipeline crosses another pipeline
route/alignment, the points of crossing would be decided by mutual agreement
between the parties failing which the matter will be referred to the Ministry of
Petroleum and Natural Gas whose decision will be final.
6) SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDELINES FOR LAYING PETROLEUM
PRODUCT PIPELINES (GAZETTE NOTIFICATION NO. P-20012/5/99-
PP/OR-II DATED 26.10.04)
The Supplementary guidelines are applicable for pipelines falling under category
– 1(iii) of Guidelines for laying Petroleum Product Pipelines.
Common Carrier Capacity
1. The “Common carrier” capacity to be built under para 3.4 of the Guidelines
for Laying Petroleum Product Pipelines notification F.No.P-20012/5/99-PP
dated 20.11.2002 provides the right of first use to any party other than the
owner / proposer, throughout the life of the pipeline.
2. In the event that capacity is available out of the common carrier capacity, the
owner / proposer may utilize the same with the stipulation that should any
other party seek transportation through common carrier capacity, the owner /
proposer would vacate and make available common carrier capacity up to the
designated level immediately.
Time Frame for Completion of Pipeline
3. Pipeline project will be required to be commissioned with in the time period
provided in the sanction / approval letter, which shall have an outer limit of 36
months from the date of sanction / approval.
4. The owner / proposer will be required to furnish an irrevocable bank
guarantee of an amount equivalent to 2% of the project outlay or Rs. 2 lakhs
per kilometer of pipeline proposed, whichever is higher, as a guarantee for
commissioning the pipeline project as per the approved time schedule. The
irrevocable bank guarantee shall be encashable any time after 36 months from
the date of the sanction / approval and will be dischargeable only on advice of
the Government. If the completion of the project is delayed beyond 36 months
from the date of sanction / approval of the project, then the bank guarantee
may be invoked.
5. The ROU acquisition would be commenced after execution of Bank
Guarantee and its deposit with the Government.
6. The Bank Guarantee may be deposited within 30 days of issue of sanction
letter failing which sanction letter would stand withdrawn.
7. The Bank Guarantee will be discharged on commissioning of the pipeline
within the time period specified and satisfactory compliance of conditions
imposed through the sanction / approval letter.
Competent Authority for Acquiring ROU
8. Only serving Government Officers will be considered for working as
Competent Authority under the Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines
(Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Act, 1962.
Transfer of Ownership
9. Where a pipeline implementing company is a subsidiary company and has
been granted sanction / approval letter on the basis of its holding / parent
company’s balance sheet, permission of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural
Gas will be required to be obtained prior to any change in management
majority holding in such pipeline implementing subsidiary.
Eligibility of Players Seeking Capacity in a Pipeline Project
10. Any party may approach the proposer to seek capacity in a pipeline project for
which an EOI has been issued under Guidelines for Laying Petroleum Product
Pipelines Notification F.No.P-20012/5/99-PP dated 20.11.2002. Eligibility of
parties seeking capacity will not be limited on the grounds that the party,
seeking capacity is neither a refinery nor possessing any marketing rights.
LIST OF STATUTORY APPROVALS REQUIRED FOR A PIPELINE PROJECT
a) Environmental Clearance –
i) State Pollution Control Board’s (SPCB) Consent for Establishment
ii) Ministry Of Environment and Forest clearance (including CRZ & non
iii) State Forest Clearance for Reserve / Protected / State forest crossing
ROUs (upto 5 hectares in a state). Clearance from State Forest Department
in case of Social forest crossings specifically in case of such notified areas
along High way/ Local road networks
iv) Clearance from Regional Conservator of Forests for Reserve / Protected /
State forest crossing ROUs (From 5 to 20 hectares of forest areas in a
state). For more than 20 hectares, approval of Central Forest department is
required under MOEF
v) SPCB consent for operation before commissioning of the project
ROU approvals –
i) State Government’s deputation of in service Government officer (preferably
revenue officers) for notification as Competent Authority under Petroleum
& Mineral Pipeline (Right of Use Acquisition) Act., 1962
ii) MOP&NG’s notification of Competent Authority under PMP Act 1962
iii) MOP&NG’s notification of ROU under 3(1), 6(1) sections of PMP
Act,1962, CA’s conduction of Objection hearing under 5(1) section after
iv) Approval of Zonal railways for railway crossings
v) Approval of State Panchayat, State R&Bs (PWD), NH authorities for
various road crossings
vi) Approval of Rivers/canals/Streams/Nalahs/Drains/ water body crossings
from respective State Irrigation Authorities
vii) Approval / Consent from other Utility owners like Telecom, Water/
Petroleum pipelines etc.
viii) Approval of District Magistrate for crossing of ROU in Government, lands
ix) Approval from Port Trust and other Govt. bodies where ever applicable for
restricted ROUs in their lands
c) Approvals from Central Departments -
i) CCOE Construction approvals for Pipeline alignment, Station / Terminal
layouts & approval for commissioning after project completion
ii) Approval for Fire Advisor, Ministry of Home
iii) Approval of Ministry of Finance for concessional Custom Duty
iv) Notification of entry ports for concessional duty imports
v) Approval from Ministry of Communication for HF/ VHF wireless frequency
vi) Approval of Central Electricity Authority for energizing HV/EHV electrical
d) Approvals from State Departments -
i) Certificate of Registration from Regional Labor commissioner
ii) Construction approval from Director of Factories
iii) NOC from respective District Magistrates for all Stations/ Terminals
iv) Approval of plans from respective Municipal authorities
v) Approval of HT/LT Electrical Loads, DG set installation
vi) State Fire Service Dept.’s approval of plans and Fire officer’s approval
PIPELINE DESIGN CODES
OISD (Oil Industry Safety Directorate) Standards
1) OISD 138 Inspection of Onshore Pipelines
2) OISD 140 Inspection of Jetty Pipelines
3) OISD 141 Design & Construction of Hydrocarbon Pipelines
International Codes, Standards & Practice
1) DNV Rules for Submarine Pipeline Systems
2) ASME B 31.8 Gas Transportation and Distribution Piping Systems
3) ASME B 31.4 Pipeline transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons
and other liquids
4) API RP 1102 Recommended Practice for Rail And Highway Crossings
5) API 1104 Standard for Welding Pipeline and Related Facilities
6) API RP 1110 Recommended Practice for Pressure Testing of Liquid
7) API RP 1111 Recommended Practice for Design, Construction,
Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Hydrocarbon
8) NACE MR 0175 Material Requirements- Sulphide Stress Cracking Resistant
Materials for Oil Field Equipment
9) IP 6 Pipeline Safety Code
Applicable Standards / Specifications Of ANSI / ASME,
API, NACE, MSS, BS and DIN
OISD : Oil Industry Safety Directorate
API : American Petroleum Institute
ASME : The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ANSI : American National Standards Institute
NACE : The National Association of Corrosion Engineers
BS : British Standard
DNV : Det Norske Veritas
MSS : Manufacturers Standardization Society of Valve and Fittings Industry
AWS : American Welding Society
DIN : Deutsches Institute fur Normung
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