A Beginner Guide to Piping Let’s Explore!
What’s pipe? A tubular substance made up of glass, fiber, metal, or any other material with a basic purpose of fluid liquidity from one point to another.
Basic Piping Operations Let’s understand this with the help of an example. Let’s take 3 tanks. Tank 1, Tank 2, and Tank 3. Where Tank 1 is the largest in size, and other two have nearly same dimensions.
Basic Piping Operations(Contd.) Situation: Transfer Liquid from Tank 1 to Tank 2 and Tank 3. We need to connect Tanks so that liquid can be transferred form Tank 1 to Tank 2, followed by Tank 3.
Basic Piping Operations(Contd.) To connect the tanks together, we use separate cylindrical components known as pipe fittings. The size and shape of these pipes may vary from applications to applications. At some point, bended pipe fittings are required and for some, branched pipe fitting suits the best.
Types of Pipe Fittings Some of the pipe fittings are as the following: • Elbows/Bends • Tees/Branches • Reducers/Expanders • Couplings • Olets Etc.
Tank Nozzles Once tanks are successfully grouped together via pipe fittings, they need to be ended with tank nozzles. Tank nozzles are components that connect pipe fittings to the tank. With this, the process of connecting pipes ends. This is known as Terminal Connections.
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