Pipes

Cleaning, joints, flanges and couplings

Pipes

A pipe is a tubular section or hollow cylinder, usually but not necessarily of circular cross-section, used mainly to convey substances which can flow — liquids and gases (fluids), slurries, powders and masses of small solids.

In common usage, the words pipe and tube are usually interchangeable, but in industry and engineering, the terms are uniquely defined. Depending on the applicable standard to which it is manufactured, a pipe is generally specified by a nominal diameter with a constant outside diameter (OD) and a schedule that defines the thickness. The tube is most often specified by the OD and wall thickness but may be specified by any two of OD, inside diameter (ID), and wall thickness.

Pipe assemblies are almost always constructed with the use of fittings such as elbows, tees, and so on, while tube may be formed or bent into custom configurations. For materials that are inflexible, cannot be formed, or where construction is governed by codes or standards, tube assemblies are also constructed with the use of tube fittings.

Pipe Descaler

Scalebuster

Increasing pressure loss in the pipeline is often caused by scale corrosion or product fouling of the internal surfaces. This condition slows transmission and distribution capacity and can require more than just routine maintenance if it remains unaddressed. Interior corrosion, fouling and leakage in pipeline systems will adversely impact bottom-line operations.

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Expansion Joints

Expansion Joints

Expansion joints offer the advantage of reducing stresses in pipe systems generated by thermal expansion and reduce pipe loads at connections to sensitive equipment such as pumps and steam turbines. Taken together this acts to prolong the service life of pipe systems and reduces the risk of their downtime for additional maintenance and repair.

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Flexible Pipe

Flexible Pipe

The composite construction of unbonded flexible pipes makes the failure modes complex and mitigates the risks of failures.

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