Processing & Handling :: Liquid, Gas and Air Handling :: Piping & tubing
November 1, 2009
De-emphasize Capital Costs For Pipe Size Selection
Focus more on mass flowrates, fluid densities and operating hours for real savings
Rajiv Narang, Subodh Sarin, Anu Anna George
Price volatility in industrial piping commodities, such as carbon steel, can complicate the selection of optimal pipe diameters at the start of a project. But while constantly changing capital costs will certainly affect optimal pipe diameter, plants can realize significant cost savings by focusing more on fluid densities, mass flowrates and hours of operation when selecting pipe sizes, and worrying less about varying commodities prices....
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