Piping Systems for Beginners

Piping Systems

Piping Systems & Components

A Piping System is an assembly of various components put together with a proper method of joints, functionally to transport fluid from its source to destination. The different components put together are defined as piping components.

Various components of Piping systems

  • Pipes: Pipes are long cylinders used to carry most common fluids like water, oil, steam, air, milk or finished products like paints, juices. 
  • Pipe Fittings: Pipe fittings are used to connect lengths of pipes to construct a long piping system; commonly used fittings are flanges, elbows, tees, reducers, expansion bellows etc.
  • Valves: Valves are used to stop, divert or control fluid flow. Common valve types are gate valves, globe valves, butterfly valves, ball valves, control valves; the selection is based on intended function and application.

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