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Seismic Design and Retrofit of Piping Systems

Seismic Design and Retrofit of Piping Systems

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In order to seismically design and qualify a piping system, the following data will have to be
assembled up-front:

System isometric: The isometric is a three-dimensional pipe routing, showing segment lengths
and directions, and the location and orientation of components, equipment, pipe supports and
restraints.

Pipe size and schedule.

Linear weight of pipe contents and insulation.

Pipe material specification and grade.

Non-welded joints (flange joints, threaded fittings, other mechanical joints): Type, size or rating,
make and model, limits on loads or displacements if available.

Component weight, approximate location of center of gravity.

Equipment flexibility: Local flexibility (equipment nozzle details), and global flexibility
(equipment support details).

Design and operating parameters:

(a) Maximum and minimum operating pressure and temperature.
(b) Design pressure and temperature.
(c) Operating modes of pressure and temperature.
(d) Live loads such as snow, where applicable.
(e) Wind loads, where applicable.
(f) Other loads, as applicable.
(g) Seismic input (refer to Chapter 4).

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