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piping Codes_basics

piping Codes_basics

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Graphic of piping system illustrating

• header
• branch connection
• valve
• flange
• expansion joint
• expansion loop
• pipe support
• reducer
• elbow

Practical Piping Course

5

EDA

Engineering Design & Analysis Ltd

Pipe system essentials:

Header

• Main run of piping

Take off

• Branch run

Stub in

• Branch fitting connection made to header by direct attachment of
branch

Branch
reinforcement

• Material added in the vicinity of a branch opening to restore the
mechanical integrity of the pipe

NPS

• Nominal pipe size

Pipe support

• Support elements which serve to maintain the structural integrity
of the piping system, these are typically non-linear elements

Spring support • Support provided by an element composed of a spring assembly,
these are linear support elements

Snubber

• Support provided by an element composed of a non-linear,
damping element

Category D

• Within reference of B31.3, a service classification

Category M

• Within reference of B31.3, a service classification

Expansible
fluid

• Any vapour or gaseous substance, any liquid under such pressure
and temperature such that when pressure is reduced to
atmospheric, will change to a gas

Hydro test

• Test pressure = 1.5 x MAWP (some of the time)

MAWP

• Maximum allowable working pressure

MDMT

• Minimum design metal temperature

Fracture
toughness

• Typically measured by CVN (Charpy V Number) at MDMT

Practical Piping Course

6

EDA

Engineering Design & Analysis Ltd

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