March 2019

Plant Design

Set correct design specifications for optimized piping and pipe support system

During the planning and engineering execution of petrochemical, oil and gas, and power projects, it is essential that the owner and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor mutually develop a comprehensive and detailed piping design specification.

Maiti, S., Wood Group

During the planning and engineering execution of petrochemical, oil and gas, and power projects, it is essential that the owner and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor mutually develop a comprehensive and detailed piping design specification. This specification should not only address the grey areas of governing piping codes of construction, such as ASME B31.3 or ASME B31.1, etc., but also ensure full compliance to code-intended design aspects, design optimization, material productivity, reliability and maintainability with a focus to project-specific objectives and criteria adhering to local regulations. An overly conservative design specification that stipulates str

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