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What is a pig launcher?
Viewed 16021 times since Wed, Nov 3, 2010
A pig launcher is a device which uses a pressurized container to shoot a cleaning device ("pig") through the pipeline to perform a variety of functions including cleaning, monitoring, and maintaining of the pipe. Pig Launcher and Receiver Read More
What is the function of the seal leg in piping system?
Viewed 10297 times since Fri, Feb 11, 2011
A seal leg used in a piping system is a vent pipe that functions as a way to control the fluid level in a vessel. Read More
What are embed plates?
Viewed 8997 times since Thu, Oct 27, 2011
Embed plates are metal components which are essentially set-in foundation elements such as concrete floors, piers, etc. They provide an attachment point for welding support components in position or for the addition of sliding plate elements to... Read More
What is a bellmouth reducer?
Viewed 8953 times since Thu, Feb 17, 2011
A bellmouth reducer is a single piece component used whenever pipes transition from a large outside diameter to a smaller outside diameter. Bellmouth Reducer Read More
What is a spool duct?
Viewed 8908 times since Thu, Feb 17, 2011
A spool duct simply refers to a section of the pipe that is used to transfer gases in lieu of liquids. Engine Exhaust Spool Duct Read More
When is a spectacle blind necessary?
Viewed 8102 times since Wed, Mar 23, 2011
Normally valves are used to control flow in pipe line. The main two reasons for using spectacle blinds are when there is a space restriction and valves cannot be installed, and also spectacle blinds are much more economical than valves. ... Read More
When are pig launchers required on piping systems?
Viewed 5435 times since Wed, Jun 22, 2011
Pig launchers are required whenever specifications call for routine cleaning or monitoring of the interior pipe surface. Pig Launcher/Receiver for a Petroleum Pipeline  Read More
What is a pig receiver?
Viewed 5253 times since Wed, Nov 3, 2010
A pig receiver is a device that "catches" the cleaning device ("pig") after it has passed through the pipeline. Read More
What is cable mounting?
Viewed 5125 times since Tue, Feb 1, 2011
Cable mounts, also known as Primary Support Modules (instrument supports), utilize adjustable, high-strength cables to clamp instrument assemblies to process lines 3" through 36" in diameter. These Primary Modules can be used independently or... Read More
At what temperature does personnel protection need to be applied to a pipe?
Viewed 4226 times since Fri, Feb 11, 2011
The specific temperature at which personnel protection equipment is required would be site specific. The average temperature where protective measures would be incorporated would be about + 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More
Does materials incompatibility play a role on stress analysis?
Viewed 2486 times since Mon, Jan 28, 2013
Usually it would show a disparity between stresses at a particular point. For example, a carbon steel element joined to a stainless steel element would show significantly different stresses over the same temperature change. Fluoroplastic... Read More
What is a Pipe Spool?
Viewed 2375 times since Fri, May 16, 2014
Pipe spool is a section of pipe that comes in pre-fabricated lengths from the pipe fabricator. Read More
How do I install FRP Pads?
Viewed 1345 times since Fri, May 16, 2014
See the following article for FRP Wear Pad Installation: www.pipingtech.com/technical/im/frp-pad.htm Read More
What is an anchor bolt?
Viewed 1303 times since Fri, May 16, 2014
An anchor bolt is a threaded item used to attach embed plates into concrete on structural supports. Anchor Bolts with Polyethylene Sleeves Read More
When is a neoprene coat necessary?
Viewed 1205 times since Fri, May 16, 2014
Neoprene coating is generally applied to pipe support components that require flexibility such as spring coils whereas the hot dipped galvanized coating would be applied to rigid pipe support components.  Spring Soil with Neoprene... Read More

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