Applications & Jointing # 1995 Edinburgh
At this Conference, the main focus is on the pipe : hardly surprising since this forms a large part of the material cost of a sewer, water, gas or fuel line. However, the pipe is often only a small part of the total cost of a pipeline installation. It is the jointing of the pipes to each other and to valves and pumps etc., using a variety of jointing methods, together with the installation that converts the pipes into a usable pipeline system and network.
There are a number of matters that must be considered when designing or selecting the components for a pipeline system :
- material type;
- fluid being carried;
- jointing system;
- type of installation;
- economics of the installation.
Each of these issues will be briefly discussed