Piping and Valves topic area

This topic covers the design of piping and valves, and their role within a process safety management program. Discussions to do with equipment are provided at this topic page.

The following is a list of the typical piping and valves that are covered by an asset integrity program.

  • Pipe (specifications and sizing)
  • Materials
  • Equipment
  • Piping
  • Fittings
  • Flanges
  • Gaskets
  • Blinds
  • Flame Arrestors
  • Vortex Breakers
  • Hoses
  • Block Valves
  • Globe / Control Valves
  • Rotary Valves
  • Check (Non-Return) Valves
  • Flangeless Valves
  • Valve Seat Materials
  • Valve Position
  • Steam Traps
  • Pressure Safety Relief Valves
  • Thermal Relief Valves
  • Rupture Disks

Articles, safety moments and other publications to do with piping and valves are shown below.

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Safety Moment #57: Equipment Spacing (Pumps/Pipe Racks)

Pump seals are a frequent source of leaks in process and energy facilities. Moreover, the discharged liquid will normally be at high pressure, so it can travel a long distance and/or form a spray. Therefore, when laying out a facility it is important to make sure that pumps are located at a safe distance from other equipment and piping. (If the facility is already constructed and in operation it is still useful to consider spacing and layout guidelines.