Designed as a working aid, information to handle most jobs is found in the 'PIPING GUIDE’. The ‘Guide’ is used Worldwide by engineers, designers, contractors, maintenance personnel and others involved with designing and maintaining piping systems, as well as in training programs and courses by trade schools, colleges and industry.

Each section deals with its subject, point-by-point. In Sections 2 & 3 components of butt-welded piping, elements of pipe-supports and mechanisms for controlling flow through valves are pictured and their usage described.  In Sections 5 & 6, specially developed drawings incorporate the design points of the text.

In addition to design, the text also covers the details, such as: how drawings are issued (the various stages); how revisions are indicated on drawings; where the ‘North’ arrow is placed; what to show on P&lDs; planning the width of a pipeway when sizes of lines are unknown; orientation of valves; where to position vents on steam lines; the minimum size of concrete foundation for a pump, etc.

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In Section 5, a section on dimensioning illustrates basic rules to follow for all piping drawings. In Section 6, a simple explanation determines the correct arrangement (sometimes unclear), for an eccentric reducer when used at the suction nozzle of a pump, i.e., whether it should be ‘top flat ‘or ‘bottom flat’ - nothing is left to question.

Piping to pumps, for example, can be arranged using the same good practice as the professional, simply by following the arrangement of piping at pumps, (text Figure 6.17 and notes). In the presentation of Steam-Trap Piping (text Figures 43 & 44), also in Section 6, the necessary items may be selected, and the piping correctly arranged,  for removing condensate from steam lines - just by following the ‘key’ notes.

The detail of tabulated information is evident in Table D-3. An example of ease-of-use is Table D-8, which allows direct reading of centerline to end-of-pipe dimensions without calculation. Similar direct reading tables are given for threaded forged-steel fittings, and for flanges. Comparable tables with dimensions in millimeters are also provided in the Metric supplement.

Examples mentioned are only a fraction of the practical information in this concise easy-to-follow, compact reference, with over 500 presentations, figures, tables, charts and photographs, an unusually comprehensive Index/Glossary, and separate index to the most frequently referred-to tables. 

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