piping adj : resembling the music of a pipe; "the piping voices of children"
1 a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
2 a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc. [syn: pipe, pipage]
3 playing a pipe or the bagpipes adv : (used of heat) extremely; "the casserole was piping hot" [syn: steaming]
- Rhymes: -aɪpɪŋ
- His piping voice could be heard above the hubbub.
- [ pʰi˥˥pʰiŋ˧˥ ]
- to criticize
- For other uses, see Pipe.
Industrial process piping (and accompanying in-line components) can be manufactured from wood, glass, steel, aluminum, plastic, copper, and concrete. The in-line components, known as fittings, valves, and other devices, typically sense and control the pressure, flow rate and temperature of the transmitted fluid, and usually are included when one discusses the concept of piping design. Piping systems are documented in Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams. If necessary, pipes can be cleaned by the tube cleaning process.
Plumbing is a piping system that most people are familiar with, as it constitutes the form of fluid transportation that is used to provide potable water and fuels to their homes and business. Plumbing pipes also remove waste in the form of sewage, and allow venting of sewage gases to the outdoors. Fire sprinkler systems also use piping, and may transport potable or nonpotable water, or other fire-suppression fluids.
Piping also has many other industrial applications, which are crucial for moving raw and semi-processed fluids for refining into more useful products. Some of the more exotic materials of construction are titanium, chrome-moly and various other steel alloys.
Pipe stress analysis
Process piping and power piping are typically checked by pipe stress engineers to verify that the routing, nozzle loads, hangers, and supports are properly placed and selected such that allowable pipe stress is not exceeded under the appropriate ASME code. This checking is usually done with the assistance of a finite element pipe stress analysis program such as Caesar II, ROHR2, CAEPIPE and AUTOPIPE.
- ASME B31.3 Process Piping Guide, Revision 1 from Los Alamos National Laboratory Engineering Standards Manual OST220-03-01-ESM
- Seismic Design and Retrofit of Piping Systems, July 2002 from American Lifelines Alliance website
- Engineering and Design, Liquid Process Piping U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, EM 1110-l-4008, May 1999
piping in Spanish: Tubería
piping in German: Rohrleitung
piping in Persian: لولهکشی
piping in Italian: Piping
piping in Hebrew: צנרת
piping in Dutch: Piping
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