terial, because the piping class is ‘‘overspecified.

’’ It is the
responsibility of the piping material engineer to fine-tune this
optimization to the benefit the project.
A typical oil and gas separation process plant may have 10 process
piping classes and a similar number of utility piping classes. Morecomplex
petrochemical facilities require a greater number of piping
classes to cover the various process streams and their numerous
temperature and pressure ranges. It is not uncommon for process plants
such as these to have in excess of 50 process and

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