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Pipe Drafting and Design

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Overview of Pipe Drafting and Design; Steel Pipe; Pipe Fittings; Flange Basics; Valves; Mechanical Equipment; Flow Diagrams and Instrumentation; Codes and Specifications; Equipment Layout; Piping Arrangement Drawings, Section and Elevation; Standard Piping Details; Piping Systems; Piping Isometrics; Customizing AutoCAD; Three-Dimensional Modeling of Piping Systems; Appendixes: Dimensional Data; Review of Lettering; Alphabet of Lines; Review of Math; Use of the Calculator; Architect's Scale; Glossary; Index

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Covers drafting and design fundamentals to detailed advice on the development of piping drawings using manual and AutoCAD techniques 3-D model images provide an uncommon opportunity to visualize an entire piping facility Each chapter includes exercises and questions designed for review and practice

About the Author

Instructor of engineering drafting, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX. Has several years of industrial experience in piping design with Fluor and Litwin. Former associate professor of engineering technology, and currently Coordinator of the Process and Piping Design program, downtown campus of the University of Houston.


Review of first edition: ...presents a solid foundation in the basics of industrial drafting and design. (Computer-Aided Engineering) Review of second edition: The present format is very simple and logically arranged. Such has not been the case with most pipe drafting books of the past. (Hubert E. Belisle, Louisiana State University) ...this book provides step-by-step instructions to walk pipe designers and drafters, as well as students in engineering design graphics and engineering technology, through the creating of piping arrangement and isometric drawings using symbols for fittings, flanges, valves and mechanical equipment. Over 350 illustrations and photographs provide examples and visual instructions. Drawing are systematically arranged, beginning with the layout of the structural foundations of a facility, through to the development of a 3D model. Advanced chapters discuss the customization of AutoCAD and AutoLISP, and detail the use of third-party software to create 3D models from which elevation, section and isometric drawings are extracted, including bills of material. -Petroleum Review, August 2002

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