Piping and Pipeline Calculations Manual

2nd Edition

Construction, Design Fabrication and Examination

Print ISBN: 9780124167476
eBook ISBN: 9780124169685
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 12th February 2014
Page Count: 412
110.00 + applicable tax
66.99 + applicable tax
83.95 + applicable tax
Compatible Not compatible
VitalSource PC, Mac, iPhone & iPad Amazon Kindle eReader
ePub & PDF Apple & PC desktop. Mobile devices (Apple & Android) Amazon Kindle eReader
Mobi Amazon Kindle eReader Anything else

Institutional Access


The lack of commentary, or historical perspective, regarding the codes and standards requirements for piping design and construction is an obstacle to the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner who want to provide a safe and economical piping system. An intensive manual, this book will utilize hundreds of calculation and examples based on of 40 years of personal experiences of the author as both an engineer and instructor. Each example demonstrates how the code and standard has been correctly and incorrectly applied.

This book is a ?no nonsense? guide to the principle intentions of the codes or standards and provides advice on compliance. After using this book the reader should come away with a clear understanding of how piping systems fail and what the code requires the designer, manufacturer, fabricator, supplier, erector, examiner, inspector, and owner to do to prevent such failures. The focus of the book is to enhance participants? understanding and application of the spirit of the code or standard and form a plan for compliance. The book is enhanced by a multitude of calculations to assist in problem solving, directly applying the rules and equations for specific design and operating conditions to illustrate correct applications. Each calculation is based on a specific code. The major codes covered in the book are:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers ? B31.3 - 2002 - Process Piping ? B31.8 - 2003 - Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Systems ? B31.8S - 2001 - 2002 - Managing System Integrity of Gas Pipelines ? B31.4 - 2002 - Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquid Hydrocarbons and Other Liquids ? B16.34 - 2004 Valves Flanged, Threaded and Welding End

American Petroleum Institute
? API SPEC 6D - Specification for Pipeline Valves. <BR id="CRL

Table of Contents


Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter 1. Major Codes and Standards


Structure of Codes

Code Categories

Chapter 2. Metric versus U.S. Customary Measurement


Hard versus Soft Metric Conversion

SI System of Measurement

Methods of Conversion from One System to the Other

Challenges for Converting from One System to the Other

Chapter 3. Selection and Use of Pipeline Materials


Selection of Materials

ASTM and Other Material Specifications

Listed and Unlisted Materials

Allowed Stress Criteria for Time-Dependent Stresses

Stress Criteria for Nonmetals

Corrosion and Other Factors

Chapter 4. Piping and Pipeline Sizing, Friction Losses, and Flow Calculations


Fluid Mechanics Classes


Reynolds Number

Friction Factor

Equivalent Pipe Lengths

Hydraulic Radius

Compressible Flow

Pipe Sizing

Chapter 5. Piping and Pipeline Pressure Thickness Integrity Calculations


Basic Wall Thickness Calculations

Basic Code Equations

Pipe Turns or Bends

Miter Bends

External Pressure

Chapter 6. Straight Pipe, Curved Pipe, and Intersection Calculations


Code Standards

ASME Standards

Chapter 7. Piping Flexibility, Reactions, and Sustained Thermal Calculations


Expansion and Stress Range

Flexibility Analysis

Linear Expansion due to Heat

Required Flexibility Analysis

SIF Development Methodology and B31-J

Chapter 8. Pipe Support Elements, Methods, and Calculations


Support Design

Nonrigid Hangers

Riser Support

Chapter 9. Specialty Components

Expansion Joints


No. of pages:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2014
eBook ISBN:
Paperback ISBN: