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Process Piping - Practical Design References

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#1 Top_Gun


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 03:09 PM

Fellow Forum Members,


I am looking for recommendations for references (books, websites, etc., although preferably a book) on the "practical" aspects of piping design that need to be considered in the process plant.  Let me explain further...


I have been a practicing chemical engineer for some time now, and it seems that there is always something new to learn regarding specific details that are necessary for a piping system to be successful.  It seems that one seemingly small oversight in process piping can be the downfall of large section of equipment.  Below are some examples of such details:

  1. High-point vents
  2. Seal legs
  3. Anti-siphon holes on dip-tubes



I'm sure there are many more such "details" that could be listed, but my hope was to give a feel for the specific aspects of piping design to which I am referring.  I would imagine that the reason we know the need for such things is because someone learned it the hard way a long time ago.  In order to prevent learning another such lesson the hard way I am looking for books that cover these aspects of piping systems.  Think something along the lines of a Norm Lieberman or Henry Kister type of book.


***Note to members and moderators - This is NOT a request for copyrighted material.  Please do not attempt to post links to PDFs of books, etc.  If there is a book that will be helpful, please give me the title, and I will gladly purchase it.***


Thank you.




#2 breizh


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:54 PM


You may find pointers reading "Pipeline rules of Thumb handbook '  E.W Mac Allister.


let you use your favorite search engine , key words  piping design , you will find forums, reference books ,etc 






note :what about in house standards ? Consider talking to your mechanical/piping  engineer or department head.


other resource 




good luck



Edited by breizh, 05 April 2019 - 01:20 AM.

#3 Chemitofreak


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 12:44 AM



That indeed is a great thought.


I was also in a dilemma some time back about the issues in piping.


What I did is, I read the guidelines from the Piping department of my company. That helped me a lot.



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