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What Is Process Piping For Industrial Facilities?

Like many people, you may have a tendency to consider all pipes as being part of plumbing systems. When it comes to process piping, however, these structures serve very different purposes. As such, they are often comprised of very different materials. To make things more confusing, in many manufacturing facilities, both plumbing and process piping

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Why Are Plumbing Materials Important?

Throughout the decades, the types of materials that have been used for plumbing has changed dramatically. Nearly every type of material from wood to iron has been tried and tested in the plumbing industry. However, plumbers have had to learn through trial and error that some materials work better than others. There are several reasons

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How Does Plumbing and Process Piping Work?

In nearly all buildings, we have plumbing which serves two basic purposes, delivering fresh cold water into the building (which may then be filtered or heated to serve our comfort) and conveying wastewater away from the building. Plumbing materials must be installed according to building codes which vary from place to place, and inspected by

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What is Piping Engineering?

A Piping Engineer is a mechanical engineer with specialized knowledge of Process Piping. He is responsible for understanding the materials being conveyed, the process details being applied to the conveyed materials, the environment in which these processes are to take place including space limitations and adjacent process details, and many other considerations. He must also

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

UPDATE 3/27/2020: O.C. McDonald is Open and Fully Staffed In Order to Help You During COVID-19, and are allowed to act on behalf of “Essential Services” described in the order by law enforcement in communities everywhere. During this time of “Shelter In Place”, we are currently responding to commercial and residential heating, cooling and plumbing service calls.  Rest assured that we

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What are the Fundamentals in Process Piping?

Process Piping is a term used to describe certain parts of the infrastructure within an industrial processing facility. Process Piping includes any system used to convey fluids (which can be liquids, gases, slurries, and combinations thereof) from place to place within the processing facility. In addition to simply moving the fluid, Process Piping is often

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What is a process pipe?

Within a manufacturing plant you will discover numerous types of pipes. Some move water and sewage in and out of the bathrooms. Others pump chemicals and other materials out of manufacturing areas. Then here are process pipes. Out of the three, these do the most work to maintain productivity. A process pipe is any set

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What is process piping and power piping?

In the world of manufacturing and utilities, there are more pipes installed than those utilized for water and sewage. These lines and their components are also added to promote productivity and to maintain safety of machinery and personnel. The most important of these are process piping and power piping. There are critical differences to these

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When Is It Time to Call a HVAC Contractor San Jose?

If you notice anything unusual about your heating or cooling unit, it is time to call in the professionals. Small problems can get worse over time leading to more costly repairs, so it is important to get help at the first sign of trouble. If you hear your unit making strange noises or notice that

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What is the best smart thermostat in the market today?

Energy costs are one of the greatest costs that are involved in owning or operating a home or business. Manually adjusting the thermostat in order to keep the temperature in a comfortable range while simultaneously minimizing the amount of energy spent on heating or cooling can be a difficult balancing act. The purpose of a

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