The piping system is the lifeline of industrial processes. Generally, it includes the complete interconnection of pipes and components like pipe fittings, flanges, tanks, pressure hoses, joints, traps, pumps, gaskets, and valves.
The pipes and components are further connected to equipment like heat exchangers, refrigerating units, boilers, or other instruments as per the required use.
Piping System Applications
Piping systems are extensively used by the chemical industry, food processing plants, cryogenics, treatment plants, oil mining industry, petroleum piping, petrochemical, refinery, and also within factories or plants.
PFC – Piping Fabrication, Installation, and Cleaning Experts
Precision Fabricating and Cleaning deals with the fabrication, installation, testing and inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of different piping systems carrying a variety of media such as:
- High-Pressure Gas
- Cryogenic Liquids
In each instance, precision cleaning, knowledge of materials and the correct welding techniques are essential to delivering a safe and quality system. PFC possesses the necessary skills to ensure the client’s requirements are met.
Material for Piping Systems
Depending upon the use, the piping system consists of various materials, including mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, glass, or plastic. Generally, pipe fittings and valves are made of the same material as the pipe.
However, the material selection and pipe sizing depend upon the following:
- Nature of fluid
- Flow rate
The integrity and safe use of a piping system depends on its design considerations and principles and the quality construction of the system.
The piping industry is heavily regulated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Still, due to the crucial use of welds in piping, the American Welding Society (AWS) has also laid out strict standards and codes for piping systems.
Other piping standards also include:
- DIN (European Standards)