Piping

R.T. Patterson provides system design for projects within the Aluminum, Chemical, Glass, Manufacturing, Mining, Steel, and Power (Nuclear, Fossil, Cogen, and Hydro) Industries. Piping analysis is performed using Caesar II software, as well as, hand calculations to analyze smaller and less complex piping systems.

Services are provided on small to large projects, including complete facility utility distribution systems. Additionally, our experience includes piping systems utilizing carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, hastelloy, glass, plastic and rubber lined, fiberglass reinforced, HDPE, PP, PVC and CPVC materials.

Piping Engineering

  • Fluid Flow Calculations
  • Heat Transfer Calculations
  • Piping System Troubleshooting and Remediation
  • Process Equipment Sizing and Specfications
    • Pumps
    • Cooling Towers
    • Heat Exchangers
    • Intake Screens
    • Strainers
    • Filters
    • Wet Scrubbers
    • Coalescing Plate Separators
    • Solids, Liquids and Gas Separation Equipment Design and Specification
    • Clarifiers
  • Specification of Piping Materials
  • Specification of Fabrication and Installation Practices
  • Calculation and Specification of Insulation Types
  • Specification of In Line Piping Components
  • Pipe Stress Calculations in accordance with:
    • B31.1 Power Piping
    • B31.3 Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Piping
    • B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Systems
    • B31.9 Building Services Piping
  • Tank and Vessel Design in accordance with ASME Section VIII and API Standards
  • Pipe Support Design and Specification