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all in one manual of industrial piping practice and maintenance on the job solutions tips and insights pdf

Reading this manual will be fluid and full; smooth rather than turbulent. Maintenance
managers can walk along the “pipelines” of chapters, open the “valve” at the relevantbranch or chapter. Out “flows” the information. I did not really conceptualize this book as a text for any specific course, but one that can serve as a guide and training manual forpersons associated with process industries. And the book is meant not only for technical libraries, but especially for use on the shop floors and in field offices as a veritable maintenance manual on piping — not only as a handy ready-reference for finding a formula or size, but also for assimilating practical knowledge and experience.

The book is also effective for those who oversee plumbers and pipefitters. Throughout,
I have focused primarily on ASME, ASTM codes, and the information most in demand.
The Big Bang of the Internet has led to a base of information that is expanding and
exploding. Sites such as Engineeringtoolbox, Spirax Sarco, BDK valves, Expansion Joint
Systems, Inc., Team Industrial Services, Corrview, Lamons Gasket Company, Mainland
Valve and Fitting, RIDGID, Snap-on, ROYMECH, and Donadonsdd, among others, have
added even more information, including some excellent pictures as listed in GIVING
THANKS below.

A word of caution prevails, however. While I have made every effort to be 100
percent accurate, when in doubt, check to be sure — make yourself certain. That is the
stuff engineers are made of.