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Industrial Process Piping Design Contractor | Case Studies

A Case Study in Industrial Process Piping Design

Stainless steel pipe is the desired material for process piping systems due to ease of maintaining sanitary conditions and corrosion resistant properties. It is the material of choice for food conveying applications which require conformance to FDA requirements. A standard benefit of the stainless steel family of materials is that it covers materials of much different chemistry, permitting economical alternatives to higher end materials and providing greater corrosion resistance to a wide variety of chemical services and environments, as well as providing increased strength.

The internal pressure capabilities make stainless steel pipe suitable for use in many heavy duty applications.

Process piping fluids cover a wide range of applications from water to chemical services.  For high pressure applications or highly corrosive environments, it may be necessary to utilize a duplex or super duplex stainless steel because of its high physical properties and greater corrosion resistance.

Duplex stainless steel differs from austenitic stainless steel in chemical make-up; it has higher quantities of chromium and molybdenum and lower quantities of nickel. Duplex stainless steel can be referred to as 2205, and super duplex 2507 because of the percentages of chromium and nickel in their composition. All stainless steels contain a varying percentage of chromium, molybdenum and nickel.

The most common stainless steel is austenitic, which includes the stainless steel pipes made to the specifications of ASTM A312 in Types 304/304L and 316/316L. Types 304/304L are for general corrosion applications such as process cooling water. Types 316/316L have a higher corrosion resistance to chlorides and may be desired based upon the chemical composition of the process fluid. The “L” designation means that the stainless steel contains less than 0.03% carbon. This is beneficial if the pipe needs to be welded.

Stainless steel pipe is generally available in diameters up to 36 inches with dimensions ranging from Schedule 5S to 160S with Schedule 10S being the most readily available.

The system working pressure and pipe joining method will determine the required pipe wall thickness for each application.

Stainless steel pipe may be installed using a variety of joining methods including grooved, welded, flanged, and threaded.

Industrial Piping Solutions; Backflow Protection Case Study 3

Industrial Piping Solutions

Backflow Protection

Why it is so important to perform facility water cross connection surveys on a regular basis…

Over 90% of the facilities that I have performed work in have had one form of cross connection between the drinking water and some form of chemical or contaminant. Each of these requires industrial piping solutions.

Below you will see why it is so important to perform facility water cross connection surveys on a regular basis.

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Industrial Piping Solutions; Backflow Protection Case Study 2

Industrial Piping Solutions

Backflow Protection

Why it is so important to perform facility water cross connection surveys on a regular basis! Over 90% of the facilities that I have performed work in have had one form of cross connection between the drinking water and some form of chemical or contaminant. Each of these requires  industrial piping solutions.

Below you will see why it is so important to perform facility water cross connection surveys on a regular basis! It is also why you should choose experts for all  industrial piping solutions!

Industrial Piping Solutions Case Studies

Industrial Piping Solutions – Case Study 2 - Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water

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Industrial Piping Solutions; Backflow Protection Case Study 1

Industrial Piping Solutions

Backflow Protection

Why it is so important to perform facility water cross connection surveys on a regular basis! Over 90% of the facilities that I have performed work in have had one form of cross connection between the drinking water and some form of chemical or contaminant. Each of these requires  industrial piping solutions.

Below you will see why it is so important to perform facility water cross connection surveys on a regular basis! It is also why you should choose experts for all  industrial piping solutions!

Industrial Piping Solutions Case Studies

Industrial Piping Solutions – Case Study 1

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Commercial Plumbing Installation: Piping Principles FAQ – Part 2

Commercial Plumbing Installation

Piping Principles – FAQ; Part 2

We get asked a lot of questions around the topic of commercial plumbing installation, and have put together this article as a follow up to our Part 1 article (Commercial Plumbing Installation: Piping Principles FAQ) to address the top questions posed. Following are answers to additional frequently asked questions about the principles of piping.

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Commercial Plumbing Installation: Piping Principles FAQ

Commercial Plumbing Installation

Piping Principles – FAQ; Part 1

We get asked a lot of questions around the topic of commercial plumbing installation, and have put together this article to address the top questions posed. Following are answers to many frequently asked questions about the principles of piping.

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Avoiding Falling into the Engineering Trap

Avoiding falling into the Sales Representative Engineering Trap

Many times I have seen this occur, a Maintenance Supervisor or Engineering director contacts a firm that promotes themselves as having the ability to resolve a particular mechanical issue with their “solve all widget.” A contact form is filled out and an eager sales representative calls to make an appointment to “come out and see what the problem is .”

See if this sounds familiar. The appointment goes like this: The sales rep shows up, appears to have genuine interest, listens, makes notes, takes measurements and suggest several items from their glossy catalog or web site. However he/she prefaces any suggestion for equipment or items to correct the existing condition with “let me turn this information in to our engineers and they will suggest the correct item for your application.”

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Industrial Engineering Technologies – Free Online Water Treatment Course!

Take a free on line water treatment course!

Are you in need of a little help when it comes to water treatment? This can be a complex process, but our experience and expertise can help you! We are planning to offer a FREE Water Treatment Course that you can sign up for. Be sure not to miss a lesson! Sign-up today and be notified when the course starts! Some of the topics covered include:

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