What is PIP?
Process Industry Practices (PIP) is a consortium of process industry owners and engineering construction contractors. PIP was organized in 1993 and is a separately funded initiative of the Construction Industry Institute (CII), at The University of Texas at Austin.
PIP harmonizes member companies’ internal standards for design, procurement, construction, and maintenance into a set of industry wide “Practices” for voluntary use.
Members share the goal of reducing total installed costs of process plants by up to 6% through the implementation of common industry practices.
PIP publishes and maintains recommended Practices for the process industry in the following disciplines: Civil, Structural, and Architectural (CSA); Coatings, Insulation, and Refractory (CIR); Electrical; Machinery; Piping and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID); Piping; Process Control & Analyzers; and Vessels. Specific Practices include design, selection, specification, and installation information.
Although developed by member companies that are based in the United States, PIP Practices are also used by companies around the globe. In addition to the global reach of the members, PIP subscribers include companies in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, and The Virgin Islands. PIP Practices have been sold to companies in countries throughout Europe, Asia and the Far East, and South America.
While our emphasis is on the Process Industry, it is clear that many PIP Practices can effectively be used by related industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Pulp & Paper, and Power.