all in one manual of industrial piping practice and maintenance on the job solutions tips and insights pdf
We live amid a myriad of industrial pipelines where even our domestic lives are
intertwined by complex piping carrying a wide variety of liquids and gases. These vast
networks process and transport their contents reliably, safely, efficiently, and economically – industrial piping being much more galvanized than the pipes that carry water to our
Piping is a culmination of complex disciplines like metallurgy, standardization,
manufacture, construction, and maintenance. Greatly-evolved technology and highlyengineered skills make the modern process plants viable and reliable. The environmental and safety record of pipelines is envious compared to that of other technology products. Pipeline systems are both the safest transportation mode and the most economical means, notwithstanding the millions and millions of miles of pipeline carrying everything from water and acids to crude oil.
In the late 1960s, George Christman and Neil Walton of Standard Oil Company,
U.S., taught us young college graduates the rudiments of piping and made us feel at home
in the complex piping systems, here in India at Coromandel Fertilizers Ltd (now Coromandel
International Ltd.). That was the beginning of my lifelong journey around piping systems.
There are a host of books on design of processes, pipelines, fluid dynamics, and
so on, as well as a good number of books on equipment like pumps, compressors, and
turbines. But there are almost none on the piping that carries the fluid to and fro!
Back then, we had too many frustrating occasions looking for a book where all the
descriptions, use, safety, techniques, and limits for a certain fitting, pipe, or valve could
be found. We had to shuffle through sources like training notes, manufacturer manuals,
or even the old scribbling pads.
The experience of elders was (and is still) passed verbally down the line for maintenance engineers to fall back upon. Yet I have often met engineers and field personnel who lacked practical insight into many aspects of piping practice and do not know where to find it. They seemed to rely on the fitters or their contractors. I wished: if only I could lay my hands on a book with everything on piping, with all the information in one source! Quite simply this book fulfills that wish! IT IS A BOOK ON INDUSTRIAL PIPING PRACTICE AND MAINTENANCE. I have prepared all those chapters I had wanted to learn from and use but could not obtain back in the day.
There are no design theories, no calculations, but we have working principles, pictures, charts, engineering details, along with methods, problems, pitfalls, practical tips, and of course valuable notes in abundance. Theories and calculations can be readily found, all over the Web, all over the
world, for modern engineers and technicians. Design details and complicated formulae
which bog down the busy field engineer are avoided in this book.
Maintenance engineersare expected to make miracles when a problem occurs. Who has time for calculations?Hence, charts are introduced wherever necessary. Complicated drawings and dimensions are kept away. Let us visualize first. So pictures are added. Precautions, practical
points, problems, and solutions are given along with the text.