Piping Expansion Loops. Purpose and definition

karen-oliver-01Oliver Piay, Karen

A pipe rack is a structure designed to support in an orderly manner the pipes on an industrial plant. If the racks were not used the industrial plants would have a confusing mess in the distribution and layout of pipes. The pipe racks are placed strategically, so they allow the interconnection between equipment items of an individual unit process (Process Pipe Racks) or allow the interconnection between different units (Interconnection Pipe Racks). The approach presented in this workshop, is usually the first step in the development of a project and represents one of the most important early activities, because as a result of this analysis we will have the configuration of the lines on the rack, which is normally the most important structure in a unit