Introduction to piping system in Oil and Gas Industry

Piping system In the oil and gas industry (especially in the downstream and upstream), we recognize 3 types of piping system, i.e. Process plant piping system, non-process plant Piping system and Utility piping system. The process Plant piping system is sometimes referred to as process piping. As the name suggests, this piping system is closely related to the reaction process inside the plant that processes raw materials into ready-to-sell materials. For example, in Ammonia Plant, the raw material is natural gas and the product is an ammonia liquid with a temperature of -33 deg C. Process piping is very closely related to the product of a plant, not just as a support facility. Nonprocess plant piping system is a piping system that is not directly related to the final product of the plant or piping system that serves as a supporter of a more important system. For example is a piping system in high rise building. In this case, the piping is just a supporter of a building. Utility piping system is piping system related to the utility in a plant. For example in an ammonia plant, we have a utility such as steam system, cooling water system, nitrogen system[…]

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Introduction to Piping Engineering in Oil and Gas Company

Piping engineering as an engineering discipline has not been widely known by the wider community. Piping engineering is only recognized in the certain working community primarily in an engineering community and people whose work is related to Engineering, Procurement, Construction Company or known as EPC Company. The EPC Company job is to carry out the detailed engineering design of the project, procure all the equipment and materials necessary, and then construct to deliver a functioning facility or asset to their clients. Some of the famous EPC companies are WorleyParsons, Technip, Samsung Engineering and Saipem. In the academic circles, Piping engineering is not so well known when compared with other engineering fields such as Mechanical engineering. The website about Mechanical engineering is much more than the Piping engineering website. Piping engineering is also not included in the 5 major branches of engineering i.e. Aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Wikipedia.org even only recognizes 4 major branches of engineering, namely chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering exclude Aerospace engineering. In this world, there is only one university in the United States who opened the BSc program in the field of Process Plant Piping Design[…]

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