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Piping Joints Handbook

Piping Joints Handbook

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Piping JointsHandbook
Document No.D/UTG/054/00
03000785 (RP2066)May 2000
This Handbook was originally written and illustrated byE.Marston (BPE) on behalf of the Forties Field Group in 1991.This version was updated in May 2000 and edited byF.Zezula (BPAmoco,UTG,Sunbury) andC.Durden (BPAmoco,Dyce).A “hardpocket size version of this Handbook can beordered from XFMReprographics,BP Amoco,Dyce Office,Tel.01224 832547 or via En-Garde quoting Ref.RP2066.This updated version replaces the document previouslyissued under Document No:XEG/G/94/0074.Further information is available from:Mechanical Consultant,UTG,Dyce;Piping &Pressure Systems Consultant,UTG,Sunbury
03000785May 2000
Piping JointsHandbook
This booklet has been written as an introduction to and asource of general information on pipe joints.The flanged joint appears deceptively simple but in fact thescience of flanges and joint sealing is complex and continu-ously developing.Sound joints are critical to piping integrity andplant safety.A pipe joint thus relies on the skill and application of the fitterwho puts it together.Correct selection of materials,applicationof procedures,correct use of tools combined with the fitter’sskill are all required to ensure a joint of maximum integrity.But mistakes have happened;choosing the wrong gaskets,using the wrong studbolts.Such mistakes cannot be ignored.The purpose of this booklet is therefore to increase under-standing about pipe joints;from pipe specifications and how touse them,to studbolts and how to identify them.With increasedawareness and knowledge,it is expected that mistakes will beprevented.
03000785,May 2000
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