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Pipe Support Criteria for ASME B31.3 Metallic Piping
This Practice provides design criteria for designing and selecting pipe supports for aboveground metallic piping systems in accordance with ASME B31.3 (henceforth referred to as the Code). This Practice is limited to temperature ranges of 427˚C (800˚F) and below.
Guideline for General Purpose Non-Lubricated Flexible Couplings
This Practice describes guidelines for selecting non-lubricated flexible couplings for general purpose applications for most types of rotating equipment. General purpose coupling applications include loads with steady, non-fluctuating torque characteristics within the power and speed ranges defined in this Practice.
Refractory Anchor and Accessory Installation Qualification, Inspection, and Testing
This Practice provides requirements for quality control and quality assurance for the installation of refractory anchors and accessories including the requirements for inspection and testing of anchors and accessory materials, in-progress installation inspection, surface preparation, welding qualification, weld repair, and final inspection.
Specification for PIP Editor
This Practice describes the methods used by the PIP Editor for editing and managing the production of Practices. This Practice defines and details template components including Practice styles, Practice layout, and format for each Practice category. This Practice provides guidelines for word usage in Practices. This Practice describes process management procedures including review and approval of Practice drafts, communication between PIP Office and PIP Function Teams, and tracking, reporting, and archiving the progress of Practice development and publication. This Practice supplements and shall be used in conjunction with PIP ADG001, PIP ADG004, PIP ADG005, PIP ADG006, PIP ADG009, and PIP ADG010.
Electrical Requirements for Packaged Equipment
This Practice describes the electrical requirements for design, manufacture, inspection, testing, and shipping of packaged equipment (also referred to as skid mounted equipment). Electrical systems for packaged equipment may include components such as electrical enclosures, motors, motor controllers, heaters and process heaters, relays, controls and control panels, control stations, pilot devices, indicating lights, transformers, wires, and conduits. This Practice does not address requirements for motor control centers, switchracks, substations, power control centers or remote instrument enclosures.
Stainless Steel Other Valve Descriptions
This Practice provides requirements for suppliers providing stainless steel valves (other than gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, and plug valves) included in the PIP Piping Material Specifications (PMSs).
Plastic and Plastic-Lined Other Valve Descriptions
This Practice provides requirements for suppliers providing other valves (other than gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, and plug valves) included in the PIP Piping Material Specifications (PMSs).
Nickel and Nickel Alloy Other Valve Descriptions
This Practice provides requirements for suppliers providing nickel and nickel alloy valves (other than gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, and plug valves) included in the PIP Piping Material Specifications (PMSs).
Specification for Revising Practices
This Practice provides the procedures for making revisions and updates to existing Process Industry Practices (Practices). This Practice describes all types of revisions to existing Practices, including the handling and solicitation of comments, the revision cycle, the numbering, the formatting of revisions, and the balloting and approval process for revisions, as well as notification and distribution of revisions. A flow chart that summarizes the revision processes is shown in Appendix A.
Electric Immersion Process Heater Specification
This Practice provides minimum technical requirements for the process and mechanical design, materials, fabrication, inspection, and testing of electric immersion process heaters and associated controls, including thyristor control panels. This Practice applies to electric immersion process heaters which are inserted and flange mounted on tanks and vessels, installed in dedicated pressure vessels, and installed in pipe.
Driven Piles Installation Specification
This Practice describes requirements for supplying, transporting, handling, installing, and testing driven load-bearing piles. Pile types covered in this Practice are as follows a. Steel pipe piles b. Concrete-filled thin shell piles c. Steel H-piles d. Step taper piles e. Prestressed/precast concrete piles f. Timber piles This Practice is not applicable for sheet piles.
Pipeline Project Documentation Requirements
This Practice provides guidance for the application of the PIP PLD00001, Pipeline Project Documentation Requirements. It establishes the process for selecting project deliverables required at project completion to support ongoing operations and maintenance of assets. Companies may adopt this Practice for internal use and utilize the Pipeline Project Deliverables list as needed.
This Practice provides guidelines for specifying gaskets used with circular flanges for pressurized equipment and piping. It describes guidelines for use of gaskets with the following types of flanges a. Standard flanges in accordance with ASME B16.1, B16.5, B16.42, or B16.47 b. Custom flanges designed in accordance with Code, Division 1 Appendix 2 or Division 2, Paragraph 4.16 or Part 5 This Practice applies to all of the following a. Common gasket styles contained between flat (planar) flange surfaces b. Double jacketed, spiral wound, grooved metal with covering layer, corrugated metal, and sheet gaskets c. Design conditions not greater than the standard flange rating or the manufacturer’s published gasket rating if more restrictive This Practice does not address the following a. Confined gaskets, i.e., gaskets contained in grooves (e.g., ring joint, tongue and groove, male-female, spiral wound without retaining rings, etc.) b. Self-actuated gaskets (e.g., “o”-rings) c. Proprietary gasket styles d. Other types of gaskets not specifically covered in this Practice e. Cyclic service as defined for vessels in accordance with ASME Section VIII, Division 2, Paragraph 5.5.2, Screening Criteria for Fatigue Analysis (cyclic service is defined as requiring a fatigue analysis) and for piping by ASME B31.3 Paragraph 300.2, Severe Cyclic Service definition. The guidelines in this Practice are intended to a. Improve process containment; b. Reduce risk of personnel exposure; c. Enhance blowout prevention; d. Improve bolted joint reliability; and e. Provide for gasket standardization Specific services, environments, or situations may require considerations that take precedence over the guidelines of this Practice.
ADG001 - Specification for Developing Practices.