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Q&A – What is a bridle?

10th August 2016

A Bridle is a special piping arrangement done by the piping designer to hold the Level Instruments for a Vessel or Tank. Level instruments such as: Level Glass (or Gage), Level Transmitter, Level Controller and Level Alarm. See example of an Instrument Bridle below.

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Q&A – What you need to become a more valuable graduate Engineer

10th August 2016

Besides the straight curriculum leading to your engineering degree here are some things every new Engineer (Piping, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural or other) needs to know after graduation.

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When do we use slip-on flange, a weld neck flange or a lap joint flange?  

10th August 2016

The answer to this question is mixed. First, the piping material engineer should have made it very clear which type of flanges are included in (and/or allowed in) each line class specification.

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Q&A – CAD Layers and Productivity

CAD Layers Is there some type of standard CAD layering for process piping.  I can find standards for electrical and architectural but nothing for piping.  Do you know where I can find them if they exist? This question has come up ...
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How can one know whether stub-in/stub-out or fitting connection is required or not for branch connection & in fitting type whether one should go with Tee or o’let?

Stub-out is not a correct term, this should be stub-on. Functionally if you are the piping layout designer doing piping layout then you use the information supplied on the “Branch Selection Tables” provided by the Piping Material Engineer (PME) in ...
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Is an eccentric reducer normally only used at pump suction? It is ever used for any other cases? If so, give the details.

No, eccentric reducers are also used for line size reductions in pipeways in order to keep the bottom of pipe (BOP) the same and in proper contact with the pipe supports. It is also used in other cases. Eccentric reducers ...
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Q&A – What is a bridle?

A Bridle is a special piping arrangement done by the piping designer to hold the Level Instruments for a Vessel or Tank. Level instruments such as: Level Glass (or Gage), Level Transmitter, Level Controller and Level Alarm. See example of ...
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Q&A – What is the application of a control valve? And what are the main types and parts?

The purpose of a "Control" valve is to control. It might control flow, level, pressure or temperature depending on the purpose of loop it is installed in. The valve itself is normally a "globe" type valve body but with an ...
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Q&A – For column overhead line, why is the first support always a Rest support?

The simple answer is "That's all that is needed".  You have to understand the full picture of the top of the vessel along with the configuration of the "Overhead Line". a) If the "Overhead Line" exits the vessel from a ...
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