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Engineering Practice: Piping Design Part 5: Installation and Cleaning

By W. M. Huitt, W. M. Huitt Co. |

  This fifth in a series of articles [1 – 4] on piping design discusses the practical issues of installation and cleaning. Pipe installation The installation of pipe follows its fabrication and is very frequently a part of it. The installation of pipe can be accomplished in the following four primary ways, or combinations thereof: Field fabricate and install Shop fabricate and field erected kid fabrication, assembly and installation Modular construction Field fabricate and install In the first method, the pipe is fabricated onsite, either in place or in segments, at an onsite field-fabrication area and then erected. A number of factors will dictate whether or not it is feasible to field fabricate, including the following: the size and type of the project; pipe size and material; the facility itself; weather conditions; availability of qualified personnel; existing building operations; cleanliness requirements; and time available to do the work. Efficiency, quality and safety are the imperatives that are factored in when considering field fabrication. And cost is the fallout of those factors. Logistically speaking, if all pipe could be fabricated onsite in a safe and efficient manner — maintaining quality…
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