Piping Codes And Standards–Pillars Of The Piping Industry

Piping solutions remain a basic infrastructural requirement for a wide range of industries. For seamless and smooth operations, the importance of flawlessly constructed and perfectly designed piping solutions remains undeniable.

This is where the role of maintaining codes and standards comes in. The specifications related to codes and standards do not only apply to the materials used for manufacturing.

The importance of maintaining codes and standards remains valid for several other processes like testing, designing, maintenance, etc. Therefore, all aspects associated with pipe spool manufacturing need close vigilance on abiding by stipulated codes and standards.

DEE is one of the best piping fabricators in India. Its gargantuan production process follows each and every quality and safety standard and protocol religiously. Therefore, all products manufactured by DEE remain of uncompromised quality.

Piping systems include several parts such as pipes, fittings, flanges, bolts, valves, nuts, strainers, and piping supports. Some additional parts remain hoses, steam traps, flame arresters, bellows, sight glasses, etc.

A wide variety of materials find extensive use in manufacturing this diverse gamut of products. No matter the material used or the production method followed, the resulting product should be suitable for operating in extreme and harsh conditions of various industrial setups.

This is where maintaining the codes and standards come into play. For both safety and durability, these codes and standards remain extremely critical. The following standards are generally followed by a reputed piping system company.

What Is Code?

Piping codes generally refer to a standardized system to determine the perfect design pattern keeping the following factors in mind.

  • Material type

  • Working stress

  • Dead Weight

  • External Pressure

  • Live Load

  • Seismic Load

  • Thermal contraction or expansion

For different units, these specifications vary and accordingly the codes appropriate for them alter. However, piping codes do not specify design specifications for regular fittings such as elbows, flanges, tees, valves, fittings, etc.

ASME B31.1, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.3, etc., are only a few examples of piping codes.

What is Standard?

What codes do not offer, standards do. In short, standards specify the design patterns for regular fittings like tees, flanges, valves, etc.

Standards also specify the parameters for class selection based on temperature-pressure rating for nuts, bolts, gaskets, and more. Standards can be of two varieties.

The first one remains dimensional standards and the second one is temperature-pressure standards. ASME B16.9, ASME B16.5, ASME B16.10, etc., are a few examples of standards of piping systems.

Advantages of Following the Codes and Standards

The following are a few benefits of aiding by the piping standards and codes.

  • It guarantees the reliability, durability, and safety of the system.

  • It creates uniformity in engineering ideas, principles, terms, processes, practices, materials, etc.

  • It standardizes the working processes.

  • Following codes and standards help with interchangeability.

DEE Piping System is one of the most reliable piping companies in India that follow all the codes and standards diligently.

As one of the leading manufacturers of industrial piping solutions, DEE remains responsible for the smooth functioning of several industrial processes that deploy its fittings.

Therefore, the experts at DEE do not leave any stone unturned to follow the protocols to ensure quality and safety.