Pipework Installation

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How Pipework Is Installed

There are many things to take into consideration when piping is being installed. In particular, safety should always be a priority. No matter what material is used to make the pipework pipes, it’s important that all fittings and joints are in working order. Moreover, the pipework should be installed in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.

Steel, copper, aluminum, and carbon fiber are the most popular piping materials. In addition, fiberglass and non-metallic piping are available. These styles of piping can be used for all kinds of plumbing networks. Concrete pipes are the most eco-friendly and efficient type of piping. Concrete pipes are an economical and durable option, which are often made locally.

Typically, pipes are supplied in pre-grooved sections to minimize the amount of time spent on installation. The grooved flanges also allow for a clean and easy installation that is easier to inspect. Grooved joints reduce stress on pipework. It’s also possible to install grooved expansion joints during the early stages of design.

When piping is installed in a ceiling void, supports are normally used to provide sufficient support. These are constructed from mild steel channel bolted to the slab and may be split ring clips. The anchor points of these supports should be sealed with hot poured bitumen. The ends of the pipes without connections should be closed with plastic caps.

Several other supporting methods are available, such as PTFE plates and semi-circular flat iron hoops. They should be installed in a way that supports the pipework. Alternatively, the pipework can be fitted with compression fittings.

In addition, pipework that crosses other underground services must be installed in a duct. This method is known as Field Weld. During the field welding process, the length of the pipe segment must be cut accurately. This can be done with either electric arc or oxy-acetylene welders.

As with all aspects of construction, there are a number of HSE guidelines that must be followed. Any construction equipment should be tagged with the appropriate mark. Likewise, any dangerous situations must be reported to the HSE manager.

It is best to arrange the pipes so that they can be easily removed when servicing the appliance. This is especially important for equipment that is not readily accessible. In addition, the piping should be tied into the operating system. This will ensure efficiency and avoid potential maintenance problems.

Each fabricated spool should have a unique identification number as well as a number. This will enable the contractor to locate the spools when he needs to order additional piping. It is also important that numbering and tagging are consistent with GA drawings.

When piping is installed in horizontal ducts, the channels of the ducts shall be welded. In addition, they shall be supported by channel iron incorporated into the duct walls. The pipework in these ducts must have a maximum linear expansion of 20mm.

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