Pipe Drafting and Design

3rd Edition

Print ISBN: 9780123847003
eBook ISBN: 9780123847010
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 4th October 2011
Page Count: 418
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Pipe Drafting and Design, Third Edition provides step-by-step instructions to walk pipe designers, drafters, and students through the creation of piping arrangement and isometric drawings. It includes instructions for the proper drawing of symbols for fittings, flanges, valves, and mechanical equipment.

More than 350 illustrations and photographs provide examples and visual instructions. A unique feature is the systematic arrangement of drawings that begins with the layout of the structural foundations of a facility and continues through to the development of a 3-D model. Advanced chapters discuss the use of 3-D software tools from which elevation, section and isometric drawings, and bills of materials are extracted.

Key Features

  • Covers drafting and design of pipes from fundamentals to detailed advice on the development of piping drawings, using manual and CAD techniques
  • 3-D model images provide an uncommon opportunity to visualize an entire piping facility
  • Each chapter includes exercises and questions designed for review and practice

New to this edition:

  • A large scale project that includes foundation location, equipment location, arrangement, and vendor drawings
  • Updated discussion and use of modern CAD tools

  • Additional exercises, drawings, and dimensioning charts to provide practice and assessment

  • New set of Powerpoint images to help develop classroom lectures


Primary Market: Students in Engineering Design Graphics or Engineering Technology departments

Secondary Market: Pipe designers and drafters

Table of Contents




About the Authors

Chapter 1. Overview of Pipe Drafting and Design

Chapter 2. Steel Pipe

Chapter 3. Pipe Fittings

Chapter 4. Flange Basics

Chapter 5. Valves

Chapter 6. Mechanical Equipment

Chapter 7. Flow Diagrams and Instrumentation

Chapter 8. Codes and Specifications

Chapter 9. Equipment Layout

Chapter 10. Piping Arrangement Drawings, Sections, and Elevations

Chapter 11. Standard Piping Details

Chapter 12. Piping Systems

Chapter 13. Piping Isometrics

Chapter 14. Building 3D Piping Models

Chapter 15. Project Coordination

Appendix A. Dimensional Data

Appendix B. Alphabet of Lines

Appendix C. Review of Math

Appendix D. Use of the Calculator

Appendix E. Architect’s Scale




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"Parisher (engineering design graphics, San Jacinto College Central, Texas) and Rhea walk pipe designers, drafters, and students through the steps of creating flow diagrams, piping arrangement, and isometric drawings. They explain the proper drawing of symbols for fittings, flanges, valves, and mechanical equipment found on various types of piping drawings. Unique to their textbook, they say, is the systematic creation and arrangement of drawings that begins with the development of a flow diagram then progresses to the layout of the structural and equipment foundations of a piping facility. They also describe developing a three- dimensional model and the use of three-dimensional software tools from which elevation, section, and isometric drawings and bills of material are extracted. First published in 1995 and revised here from the 2001 edition. Gulf Professional Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier."--Reference and Research Book News, October 2012