The Piping Guide for the Design and Drafting of Industrial Piping Systems

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Talk about a pipe design bible. This book has been used to teach generations of pipe designer and draftsmen. It tells you how to think about pipe layout then takes you through it. It is an odd book in that it goes from the front and from the back to the front. From thew front you learn about The equipment, fittings, valve, their organization and layout and the drafting and design. From the back you get the standards and codes that you need for the design.
2nd Version 1991
264 pages
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Table of Contents:


Uses, and Plant Construction

Pipe, Fittings, Flanges, Reinforcements:

In-Line Equipment and Support Equipment

Valves, Pumps, Compressors, and Types of Process Equipment

Organization of Work:

Job Responsibilities, Drawing-Office Equipment and Procedures


Process and Piping Drawings Including Drawing Symbols, Showing Dimensions, Showing Instrumentation, and Bills of Material

Design of Piping Systems:

Including Arrangement, Supporting, Insulation, Heating, Venting and Draining of Piping, Vessels and Equipment

Standards and Codes:

for Piping Systems, Pipe, Pipe Supports, Flanges, Gaskets, Fittings, Valves, Traps, Pumps, Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Symbols and Screw Threads


for Piping Drawings and Industrial Chemicals




Part 2-Data


Structural Shapes

Arranging Lines in Pipeways

Tangent Length Formula


Structural Shapes

 Check Valves

Lift-Swing & Tilting-Disc


Diameter- Circumference & Area


Customary & Metric Units
Decimals of an Inch & of a Foot
Temperature: Fahrenheit/Celsius
Formula: Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin

Decimals of an Inch & of a Foot 

 Dished Heads



Linear- of Piping Materials

Flange Data: Flange Classes 150 – 2500

Pressure/Temperature Ratings
Ring-Joint Data- Welding-Neck
Slip-On Flanges on B/W Elbows

Flow of Water through Schedule 40 Pipe

 Flow Resistance of Fittings

Heat-Exchanger Nomenclature

Lap-Joint Stub-End:



Areas & Volumes
Compound Angles
Hypotenuse of 45° Triangles
Triangles. Formulas for



 Millimeters to Feet & Inches

Tables In Fractions and Decimals

Miters, Angles for

Paper Sizes

Metric & American

Personnel Clearances

Pipe Data

Pipe Fittings

Class 600
Class 300
Class 150
Classes 150 & 300
Nipples: Pipe and Tank Nipples
Socket-Welding. Forged Steel
Classes 3000, 6000 & 9000
Sockolets®. Reducing
Threaded. Forged Steel
Classes 2000, 3000 & 6000
Thredolets®. Reducing
Weldolets®. Reducing - Refer To: Pipe Fittings – Butt-Welding


Spacing In Pipeways
Jumpovers At 45°
Rununders At 45°
Width. Formula for Planning

Ring-Joint Gasket Data

 Rounding Values Rules for

Spans of Horizontal Pipe

With 3ft Rise or Fall

Specific Heats Various Substances & Gases


Structural Steel

Angle Data
Channel Data
W Shapes


Tank & Vessel Volumes

Tees – Reducing Butt-Welding

 Thread Engagement for Fittings

Tube Data (Copper: Types K, L & M)

Valve Data: ANSI Classes 150 – 2500

Check: Lift–Swing & Tilting-Disc
API Class 800 Gate, Globe & Lift-Check
Operating Heights for Valves

 W Shapes Structural Shapes

 Weights of Materials

 Weights of Piping

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      3.66 lbs
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  • Manufacturer
    Construction Trades Press, LLC
  • Publication Date
  • Book Size
    11 x 8.5 x 0.5
  • Pages
  • Edition
  • Cover
    Soft Perfect Bound
  • Authors
    Dennis J Whistance, David R Sherwood
  • ISBN 13
  • Old ISBN
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