The design of a piping system has been known since centuries ago when people from China utilized bamboo as a means to bring the water from the source to watering the paddy field. History also stated that the people from Indus Valey had been using a piping system to deliver the water into the houses. Don’t forget to mention the people from Egypt who bring the water from The Nile River for irrigation purposes.
In modern life, piping has been used to transport water from sources to the distribution points and then eventually end up at our houses. Piping also being used to transport oil from the wells to the gathering point and then to the Refinery Plant for further processing, before sending it to the end-user. In Oil Refinery Plant or Gas Plant, for instance, piping is visible being used to transfer liquids from one equipment to another equipment at various locations. Crucially, piping also plays a major role in protecting life and property as fire protection piping networks in residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings.
We can see that the piping system is so important to our day to day life. It’s like arteries and veins in our bodies. If to the bodies they carry blood, then to modern civilization, the piping system carries lifeblood. But, if so important, what is Piping exactly? If you read the Piping Handbook by Mohinder L. Nayar, it defined that piping basically, is set of a component such as a pipe, fittings, flanges, gaskets, bolting, valves, and other piping components, as well as piping support, which connected and joined together to convey the fluids (liquids and gasses) from one location to another.
In this course, we will be learning the basic knowledge about piping and consist of 5 (five) lessons:
1. Pipe Classification
2. Pipe Size and Schedules
3. Pipe Fittings
5. Gasket, Bolt and Nuts