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Piping Databook
by Mohinder L. Nayyar

Whether it's the thermal conductivity of insulation materials or a conversion factor for viscosity, sizes and types of metallic or nonmetallic pipe or fitting dimensions, manufacturers' names or that elusive bit of terminology, the Piping Databook will spare you hours of frustrating fact-hunting.

It's packed with material that mechanical, chemical, process, and civil engineers, architects, facility managers, installers and operators, HVAC personnel, and other professionals use in designing, planning, specifying, ordering, and problem-solving every day.

The Piping Databook makes it much easier to:

  • Specify pipe and components with cost-cutting comparisons of design criteria
  • Design systems for new uses with easy-to-find equations, tabular product data, photos, U.S. and international codes and standards
  • Select and specify domestic or international materials for piping elements to save time and cost
  • Do quick conversions with metric and other fast-lookup tables and charts
  • Use tables presented with both customary and metric units
  • Find all major manufacturers, suppliers, fabricators, installers, and testing companies at a glance for the part or system you need
  • See illustrations of pipes, fittings, parts, and piping specialty items before you order
  • Select and specify insulation material and the insulation thickness without makingtime-consuming calculations
  • Find types of pipe supports and hangers; select support spans for metallic and nonmetallic piping systems
  • Discover innovations in products, applications, and procedures
  • Find abbreviations, acronyms, terminology, professional organizations, computer programs, and so much more


  1. Terminology and Units
    1. Terminology
    2. Systems of Units and Conversion Tables

  2. Piping Materials
    1. Metallic Piping Materials
    2. Nonmetallic Piping Materials

  3. Metallic Piping
    1. ASME Wrought Pipe, Fitting, Flanges, and Joints
    2. API Pipe, Flanges, Fittings, and Joints
    3. AWWA Pipe, Fittings, Flanges, and Joints
    4. MSS Fittings and Flanges
    5. Cast Iron Pipe, Fittings, Flanges, and Joints
    6. Ductile Iron Pipe, Fittings, Flanges, and Joints
    7. Malleable Iron and Gray Iron Fittings
    8. Copper and Copper Alloy Pipe, Fittings, Flanges, and Joints
    9. Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Pipe and Tube, Fittings, Flanges, and Joints
    10. Titanium and Titanium Alloy Pipe and Tube, Zirconium and Zirconium Alloy Pipe and Tube

  4. Piping Joints and Fabrication of Piping
    1. Piping Joints
    2. Fabrication of Piping

  5. Nonmetallic Piping
    1. PVC Plastic Pipes, Fittings, and Joints
    2. CPVC Pipe, Tube, Fittings, Flanges, and Joints
    3. Polyethylene Pipe, Fittings, Flanges, and Joints
    4. Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Pipe, Fittings, and Joints
    5. Fiberglass Pipe, Fittings, Flanges, and Joints
    6. Prestressed Concrete Cylinder and Reinforced Concrete Pressure Pipe, Fittings, and Joints
    7. Glass Pipe, Fittings, and Joints
    8. Vitrified Clay Pipe, Fittings, and Joints

  6. Lined Piping
    1. Lined Piping

  7. Pipe Supports
    1. Pipe Supports and Hangers for Metallic Piping
    2. Pipe Supports and Hangers for Nonmetallic Piping

  8. Gaskets
    1. Types of Gaskets: Selection, Application, and Installation

  9. Resource List
    1. Manufacturers, Suppliers, and Fabricators of Piping and Specialty Items


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Piping Databook
by Mohinder L. Nayyar
2002 • 857 pages • $104.00 + shipping
Texas residents please add 6.75 % sales tax

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