The integrity of a piping system depends on the considerations and principles used in design, construction, and maintenance of the system. Piping systems are made of many components such as pipes, flanges, supports, gaskets, bolts, valves, strainers, flexibles, and expansion joints. These components can be made in a variety of materials, in different types and sizes, and may be manufactured to common national standards or according a manufacturers proprietary item. This book provides engineers and designers with a quick reference guide to the calculations, codes, and standards.
The lack of commentary, or historical perspective, regarding the codes and standards requirements for piping design and construction is an obstacle to the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner who want to provide a safe and economical piping system. An intensive manual, this book will utilize hundreds of calculation and examples based on of 40 years of personal experiences of the author as both an engineer and instructor. Each example demonstrates how the code and standard has been correctly and incorrectly applied.
This book is a no nonsense guide to the principle intentions of the codes or standards and provides advice on compliance. After using this book the reader should come away with a clear understanding of how piping systems fail and what the code requires the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner to do to prevent such failures. The focus of the book is to enhance participants' understanding and application of the spirit of the code or standard and form a plan for compliance. The book is enhanced by a multitude of calculations to assist in problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations for specific design and operating conditions to illustrate correct applications.
PART I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Major codes and standard Common and Uncommon
Chapter 2: Metric vs. US Customary measurement
Chapter 3: Pipeline materials selection and use
PART II: CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN FABRICATION
Chapter 1: Calculations for piping and pipeline sizing, friction losses and flow
Chapter 2: Calculations for piping and pipeline pressure integrity regarding thickness, including straight pipe, curved pipe, and intersections.
Chapter 3: Calculations regarding piping flexibility, reactions, for sustained, thermal and occasional loading.
Chapter 4: Calculations for high frequency vibration as opposed to low frequency
Chapter 5: Calculations for slug flow and fluid transients
Chapter 6: Calculations for pipe supporting elements and methods.
Chapter 7: Calculations for occasional loadings such as wind and earthquake
Chapter 8: Calculations for such fabrication and examination elements as might lend them selves to calculations.
Chapter 9: Calculations regarding valves and flow control
PART III: CHARTS GRAPHS AND OTHER HELPFUL GUIDES