Guidelines for the management, design, installation and maintenance of smallbore tubing systems
New ISBN 9780852932759
Old ISBN 0852932758
Date Published: July 2000
Published by: Energy Institute
Small bore tubing systems are commonly used in the process industries, both in onshore plants and offshore installations. They are used for instrumentation and control purposes on many kinds of fluid service, including hydrocarbon, chemical, water and pneumatic/hydraulic power. Their ease of installation makes them economically attractive, and when correctly designed and constructed, they can provide high integrity over the installation lifecycle.These guidelines provide a reference framework of management and technical controls and procedures necessary to ensure the continuing integrity of small bore tubing systems.Although prepared primarily for use by the petroleum, process and petrochemical industries in the United Kingdom, the principles and practices are likely to be of value to other industries worldwide. It is envisaged that application of these guidelines will assist in managing the responsibilities which operators have placed upon them by the Health and Safety at Work Act and its supporting statutory instruments, or by equivalent legislative requirements elsewhere in the world. It is intended that these guidelines will be of use to design engineers, operators, contractors and consultants and all other parties concerned with the safety and environmental issues associated with operating onshore and offshore facilities.Published jointly with UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOOA). 50% Discount for IP and UKOOA members.