Pipe buoyancy

Pipeline Buoyancy: an Overview

Pipeline buoyancy must be considered anytime there is a possibility that pipe flotation could occur or be ready for dramatic damages to the pipeline. Although, it’s a simple calculation but an important aspect.

Pipe Expansion Loop

A Presentation on Expansion Loops

Expansion loops are one of the most effective ways to increase the flexibility in the piping system. The stress is generated in the pipelines due to thermal expansion or contraction and it can be damped by the arms of the loops mounted vertically to the mainline.

Pipeline Bend

How to Find Minimum Radius of Pipeline Bends

A pipeline has to be routed in such a manner as to avoid any potential weak link, due to its potentially large movement. Bends are the most common weak links of the pipelines. If a bend used in a pipeline is not properly designed, the large bulging movement…

Tank Farm

Tank Farm Design Considerations and Layout

In this article, we will learn the tank farm design considerations, storage tanks arrangement, tank farm length, and width calculation, and dyke wall height calculation.

Pump Piping Layout

Pump Piping Design Considerations

The pump piping design can have an important impact on the operating efficiency and life expectancy of any pump. Hence, the piping design engineer must consider the important points while designing the pump piping layout.

Piping Joints

Piping Joint Types and Their Application

The type of piping joint used for the piping system must be suitable for the pressure-temperature conditions of that line and should be selected by considering the joint tightness and mechanical strength under the service conditions…

Miter-Bend-or-Miter-Elbow

Miter Elbow or Miter Bend Design Calculations

Miter Elbow or Miter Bend is a Fabricated Fitting used to change the pipeline direction. The Standard Fittings (Wrought Elbows) are not easily available and economical for the larger sizes.