Industrial Piping Practice and Maintenance

All in One Manual of Industrial Piping Practice and Maintenance is a handbook on the comprehensive knowledge of piping maintenance and practice in the industry. The book is written by Kirshna Murty. The handbook covers various piping aspects such as pictures, practical tips, charts, engineering details, working principles, methods, pitfalls, valuable course notes, and problems. The book is helpful for oversee pipefitters and plumbers in many ways. The information on ASME and ASTM codes are explained. The following is the main content of the book.

All in One Manual of Industrial Piping Practice and Maintenance

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Metallurgy of Common Piping

  • Material Selection
  • Steel Piping
  • Stainless Steel Piping
  • Cast Iron Pipe
  • Galvanized Pipe
  • Nonferrous Alloys

Chapter 3: Commonly Used Piping Materials

  • ASTM A106/A53 – Pressure/Temperature Charts
  • Special Materials for High-Temperature Piping
  • Stainless Steels
  • Super Stainless Steels
  • Non-Metallic Piping
  • Method of Joining HDPE Pipe
  • Lined Piping
  • Handling, Storage and More of Plastic-Lined Piping

Chapter 4: Materials for Valves and Fittings

  • Cast Iron and Malleable Iron
  • High and Low-Temperature Steels
  • Stainless Steels
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Forged Steel
  • Plastics

Chapter 5: Methods of Pipe Manufacture

  • Electric Resistance Welded Piping
  • Seamless Pipe
  • Cast Iron Pipe
  • Galvanized Pipe

Chapter 6: Sizes, Schedules, and Standards

  • Sizes
  • Schedule
  • Tubes

Chapter 7: Flange Types and Materials

  • Flanges by Construction
  • Flanges by Facings
  • Flanges by Standards

Chapter 8: Pipe Fittings

  • Types of Fittings
  • Various Pipe Fittings

Chapter 9: Hand Tools in Piping

  • Tools Required in Piping Work
  • General Tools
  • Piping Tools
  • Measuring Tools
  • Vises
  • A Safe Job is a Better Job

Chapter 10: Cutting, Threading, and Welding Pipes

  • Cutting Pipe
  • Pipe Threading
  • How to Make up a Screwed Joint
  • How to Extract a Broken Nipple
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding Procedure
  • Techniques of Welding
  • Welding Stainless Steel
  • Avoiding Defective Welds

Chapter 11: Bolts and Studs

  • Bolts, Studs, or Stud Bolts
  • Metallurgies
  • Problems and Solutions

Chapter 12: Gaskets

  • Selection Criteria
  • Gasket Materials
  • Gaskets by Shape
  • Making Gaskets
  • Bolting up Procedure
  • Troubleshooting Leaking Joints
  • Minimize Joint Failures

Chapter 13: Opening Lines

  • Where and How to Open Lines
  • Obstinate Bolts and Nuts
  • Special Precautions

Chapter 14: Bolting-up

  • Preparation of Flange Faces
  • Installation of Gaskets
  • Bolting up – General Instructions
  • Bend Carbon Steel Pipe Back into Position
  • Cast Iron Pipes
  • How to Assemble a Flanged Joint

Chapter 15 Blinding and Normalizing Lines

Chapter 16: Process Valves

  • Valve Classifications by Function
  • Valve Classifications by End Connections
  • Valve Classifications by Pressure Class
  • Valve Classifications by Metallurgy
  • Fluid Properties and Operating Conditions
  • Gate Valves
  • Globe Valves
  • Check Valves
  • Piston Valves
  • Bellows-sealed Valves
  • Needle Valves
  • Quarter Turn or Rotary Valves
  • Diaphragm Valves
  • Lined Valves
  • Flush Bottom Valves
  • Pinch Valves
  • Knife Edge Gate Valves
  • Low-Temperature Valves
  • Jacketted Valves
  • General Instructions for Valves

Chapter 17: Control Valves

  • Actuators
  • Positioners
  • Other Features
  • Leakage Classes
  • Plug Characteristics
  • Control Valve Sizing
  • Operation of Control Valves
  • Removing and Reinstalling Control Valves
  • Gland Packing
  • Packing the Gland

Chapter 18: Relief Valves

  • Terminology
  • Working of a Safety Valve
  • Back Pressure and Balanced Valves
  • Care and Repair

Chapter 19: Rupture Discs (Safety Heads)

  • Installation
  • Types
  • Care

Chapter 20: Strainers

Chapter 21: Steam Traps

  • Types of Traps
  • Installation Guidelines

Chapter 22: Flow Measurement

  • Types of Flow Meters
  • Calibration and Maintenance

Chapter 23: Stress Analysis

  • Conditions
  • Recommendations

Chapter 24: Expansion Joints

  • Expansion Scenarios
  • Movements and Deflections
  • Bellow Expansion Joints
  • Elastomeric Expansion Joints
  • Care
  • Installation

Chapter 25: Expansion Loops

  • Expansion in Steel Pipes
  • Types of Loops
  • Supports

Chapter 26: Pipe Supports

  • Hanger Spacing
  • Types of Pipe Supports
  • Corrosion at Supports
  • Underground Piping

Chapter 27: Corrosion

  • Corrosion Modes
  • Prevention and Protection
  • Apart from Theory, in Practice

Chapter 28: Miscellaneous Practices

  • Pipeline Spacers
  • Special Piping
  • Pressure and Temperature Measurement
  • Thermowells

Chapter 29: Insulation

  • Insulation Materials
  • Temperature Limits
  • Properties of Insulation
  • Recommended Thickness
  • Problem Areas

Chapter 30: Pipe Layout

  • Pipe Sketches and Symbols
  • Piping Arrangement Drawings
  • Pipe Layout and Measure up
  • Important Points While Laying Piping for Process Equipment

Chapter 31: Testing of Equipment

  • Types of Tests
  • Test Procedures
  • Safety First
  • Pneumatic Pressure Test

Chapter 32: Emergency Pipe Repairs

  • Clamps and Cures
  • D I Y Clamp and Other Clamps
  • Leak Sealing
  • Hot Tapping

Chapter 33: Inspection

  • Inspection Methods
  • Pipeline Pigging

Chapter 34: Pipeline Rigging

  • Hoists
  • Cranes
  • Eye Bolts, Shackles, and Hooks
  • Fiber Ropes
  • Wire Ropes
  • Hitches and Misses

Chapter 35: Flexible Hoses

  • Jubilee Clip
  • Chicago Couplings

Chapter 36: More Information

  • Pressure Drop in Steam Pipes
  • Specific Gravity and Weight
  • Corrosion

Pipelines are crucial for supply in routine life either industry or domestic. Besides this, all the modern industry uses complex disciplines of piping. They are the manufacturing process, metallurgy, strict standardization, and codification.

Thus, the piping manual is a helping hand for many professionals working in different industries.

Related: Other Important Welding Handbooks

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