What You Need to Know About Industrial Piping

Food processing plants, chemical plants, and other industrial facilities require industrial piping, and specifically, process piping. Many systems use this piping to transport materials such as gas and liquid. Other systems are designed to convey powders and slurry. These materials are transported safely through the means of industrial piping. New Jersey manufacturing facilities rely on this piping for some of their key processes. At Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. and Machinery Services Corp., we provide turnkey construction services for various industries, including transportation, municipal, commercial, and sectors that have a large selection of pumps and other equipment made by leading domestic manufacturers.

Process Piping vs. Pipelines

There is a difference between process piping and pipelines that are designed to move fluids and gases over long distances between facilities. Process piping conveys these substances within the same facility.

Process Piping Systems and Safety

Industrial piping in the category of process piping can transport toxic and non-toxic materials. Based on the type of gas or fluid your piping system must handle, professional engineers design systems to conform to the regulations and codes established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

With the installation of pressure relief devices, process piping systems have the ability to operate efficiently and safely under interior impact events such as pressure surges and water hammers.

Fire is a danger in many piping systems that convey combustible gases and liquids. Process piping systems are designed to contain or relieve the maximum pressure imposed by heat from fires. They are designed to endure extreme temperatures.

Industrial piping should be designed in coordination with geotechnical engineers to ensure any settling of the soil and/or rock under a facility over time does not affect the integrity and operation of the piping, both below and above ground.

The testing of process piping systems after installation is necessary to ensure they operate optimally and that no excessive vibration causes issues. If modifications, repairs, or replacements to the piping are made, further testing is needed.

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