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Piping system


A network of piping designed and assembled to serve a specific purpose. Piping systems interface, but exclude, major equipment, such as boilers, pressure vessels, tanks, engines, turbine etc. They are divided into three classes according to service, design pressure and temperature. Each class has specific requirements for joint design, fabrication and testing.

The various piping systems perform such functions as cooling, heating, cleaning and lubricating of the various machinery items.

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