Summary and Info
Written for the piping engineer and designer in the field, this two part-series helps to fill a severe void in piping literature, since the "Rip Weaver" books of the '90s were taken out of print at the advent of the Computer Aid Design (CAD) era. "Advanced Piping Design" is an intermediate-level handbook covering guidelines and procedures on process plants and interconnecting piping systems. As a follow up with Smith's best-selling work published in 2007 by GPC Books, "The Fundamentals of Piping Design", this handbook contributes more customised information on the necessary process equipment required for a suitable plant layout, such as: pumps; compressors; heat exchangers; tanks; cooling towers and more!Combining essential equipment with best practices, Botermans and Smith extend the book's benefits to incorporate: Instructions for laying out the plant; Applicable international codes; Piping support and stress issues; Operation and maintenance influencing piping design; and, Safety precautions. While integrating equipment with all critical design considerations, these two volumes together are must-haves for any engineer continuing to learn about piping design and process equipment.