Process piping is a form of pipe work that is used to transport materials in industrial processes and manufacturing. It is most commonly used as a part of industrial structures like petroleum refineries and chemical, pharmaceutical, textile and paper plants to transport gases and fluids from one location to another.
How is a process piping system made?
The layout of a process piping system can be made either by hand or through the use of CAD (computer automated design) programs. The schematic diagrams that the layout is comprised of ensure the safety of the process piping structure by placing valves and shut offs throughout the line to release pressure, close off pipes and stop leaks from spreading. Process piping can be made from a number of materials including stainless steel and plastics. The pipes eventually lead to holding tanks, reservoirs and containers that either retain or release the transported materials.
Process piping can be built by plumbers and contractors. Many project managers prefer the work of heavy industrial contractors for major projects as they are more skilled and experienced with large scale construction. The quality of a heavy industrial contractor’s work in the installation of large process piping is crucial to the safety of the process and the functionality of the piping. This is why we’ve compiled a quick list of some of the key aspects you should consider in your search for the right heavy industrial contractor. Refer to the list below to get the best results from your process piping contractor.
- Safety— The safety of both their workers and yours should be a core value for your heavy industrial contractor. Search their company website for indicators of the safety measures they take and certifications their safety supervisors hold to get a better understanding of the value they place on employee and public safety.
- Licensing— Making sure your heavy industrial contractor holds the proper licensing is important because this means that their work meets the industry standard. Find the licensing they hold and do a little research to become acquainted with what its requirements include. This will also help you get a better idea of their standing in the industry.
- Experience— When you trust a company with major process piping, it is important that they possess the know how to get the job done right. Look for project galleries on the websites of the companies you’re interested in doing business with to see the work they are capable of. You will also want to take note of whether or not they were able to complete their latest projects on time and with little to no disruption of the existing workplace.
- Reputation— Finding a company with a good reputation helps you ensure that your project will be completed with quality workmanship and on time. Asking around and researching the company online will also give you a better idea of their value on customer service. This will be important throughout the project as you will need to work closely with them in order to meet your project goals.