ASME B31.3 - Process Piping

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ASME B31.3 - Process Piping

Process Piping is the piping that convey fluids under pressure or vacuum within the limits of a Petroleum refinery, Chemical plant, Gas Processing plant, Pharmaceutical, Textile, Paper, Semiconductor & Cryogenic plants and related processing plants and terminals.

This standard contains rules for piping typically found in the above-mentioned plants and it prescribes requirements for materials and components, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping.

This Code applies to piping for all fluids including:

1.  raw, intermediate, and finished chemicals

2.  petroleum products

3.  gas, steam, air and water

4.  fluidized solids

5.  refrigerants

6.  cryogenic fluids

Also included is piping which interconnects pieces or stages within a packaged equipment assembly.

Whether you are a designer involved in process piping for the first time or an expert engineer, you will find this essential new publication to be a valuable reference.

ASME B31.3 - Process Piping provides background information, historical perspective, and expert commentary on the ASME B31.3 Code requirements for process piping design and construction.

It provides the most complete coverage of the Code that is available today and is packed with additional information useful to those responsible for the design and mechanical integrity of process piping.

Following a short summary of the contents of this standard:

• Scope and Definitions

General Statements

• Design

Design Conditions

Design Criteria

• Pressure Design of Piping Components

General

Pressure Design of Components

• Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Components

Pipe

Fittings, Bends, Miters, Laps, and Branch Connections

Valves and Specialty Components

Flanges, Blanks, Flange Facings, and Gaskets

Bolting

• Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Joints

General

Welded Joints

Flanged Joints

Expanded Joints

Threaded Joints

Tubing Joints

Caulked Joints

Soldered and Brazed Joints

Special Joints

• Flexibility and Support

Flexibility of Piping

Piping Support

• Systems

Specific Piping Systems

• Materials

General Requirements

Materials Miscellaneous

• Standards for Piping Components

Dimensions and Ratings of Components

• Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection of Piping

General

Welding

Preheating

Heat Treatment

Bending and Forming

Assembly and Erection

• Inspection, Examination and Testing

Inspection

Examination

Examination Personnel

Examination Procedures

Types of Examination

Testing

Records

• Nonmetallic and Nonmetallic Lined Systems

• Nonmetallic Piping and Piping Lined With Nonmetals

• Pressure Design of Nonmetallic Piping Components

• Fluid Service Requirements for Nonmetallic Piping Components

• Fluid Service Requirements for Nonmetallic Piping Joints

• Flexibility and Support of Nonmetallic Piping

• Nonmetallic Materials

• Standards for Nonmetallic and Nonmetallic Lined Piping Components

• Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection of Nonmetallic and Nonmetallic Lined Piping

• Inspection, Examination, Testing, and Records of Nonmetallic and Nonmetallic Lined Piping

• High Pressure Piping

• Piping for Category M Fluid Service

Process Piping is the piping that convey fluids under pressure or vacuum within the limits of a Petroleum refinery, Chemical plant, Gas Processing plant, Pharmaceutical, Textile, Paper, Semiconductor & Cryogenic plants and related processing plants and terminals.

This standard contains rules for piping typically found in the above-mentioned plants and it prescribes requirements for materials and components, design, fabrication, assembly, erection, examination, inspection, and testing of piping.

This Code applies to piping for all fluids including:

1.    raw, intermediate, and finished chemicals

2.    petroleum products

3.    gas, steam, air and water

4.    fluidized solids

5.    refrigerants

6.    cryogenic fluids

Also included is piping which interconnects pieces or stages within a packaged equipment assembly.

Whether you are a designer involved in process piping for the first time or an expert engineer, you will find this essential new publication to be a valuable reference.
ASME B31.3 - Process Piping provides background information, historical perspective, and expert commentary on the ASME B31.3 Code requirements for process piping design and construction.
It provides the most complete coverage of the Code that is available today and is packed with additional information useful to those responsible for the design and mechanical integrity of process piping.

Following a short summary of the contents of this standard:

·         Scope and Definitions
General Statements

·         Design
Design Conditions
Design Criteria

·         Pressure Design of Piping Components
General
Pressure Design of Components

·         Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Components
Pipe
Fittings, Bends, Miters, Laps, and Branch Connections
Valves and Specialty Components
Flanges, Blanks, Flange Facings, and Gaskets
Bolting

·         Fluid Service Requirements for Piping Joints
General
Welded Joints
Flanged Joints
Expanded Joints
Threaded Joints
Tubing Joints
Caulked Joints
Soldered and Brazed Joints
Special Joints

·         Flexibility and Support
Flexibility of Piping
Piping Support

·         Systems
Specific Piping Systems

·         Materials
General Requirements
Materials Miscellaneous

·         Standards for Piping Components
Dimensions and Ratings of Components

·         Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection of Piping
General
Welding
Preheating
Heat Treatment
Bending and Forming
Assembly and Erection

·         Inspection, Examination and Testing
Inspection
Examination
Examination Personnel
Examination Procedures
Types of Examination
Testing
Records

·         Nonmetallic and Nonmetallic Lined Systems

·         Nonmetallic Piping and Piping Lined With Nonmetals

·         Pressure Design of Nonmetallic Piping Components

·         Fluid Service Requirements for Nonmetallic Piping Components

·         Fluid Service Requirements for Nonmetallic Piping Joints

·         Flexibility and Support of Nonmetallic Piping

·         Nonmetallic Materials

·         Standards for Nonmetallic and Nonmetallic Lined Piping Components

·         Fabrication, Assembly, and Erection of Nonmetallic and Nonmetallic Lined Piping

·         Inspection, Examination, Testing, and Records of Nonmetallic and Nonmetallic Lined Piping

·         High Pressure Piping

·         Piping for Category M Fluid Service