In order for any industry to start work, there has to be a lot of ground work that needs to be done before the production phase can be started. The main part of the entire thing is the construction but as construction takes place, other systems are also being put into place. Some of these include the entire electrical wiring taking place that will allow for lights, fans and machinery to be able to access electricity. Another important component is the piping system, through which various fluids or gases are taken to and from the main area. This system includes a network of pipes, valves as well as fittings such as flexible pipe coupling and swing check valves that perform jobs such as carrying fluids from one piece of equipment to another. A common example of such a system is the plumbing in our homes that not only supplies water but also takes dirty water into the sewers. Piping systems are extremely important in the food industry as they are needed for the production of food which involves the transference of various fluids as well. The type of pipes that are used depends upon the type of operation that will be carried out using them. Some common types of materials that are used for pipes includes steel, cast iron which is used in underground water lines as it is highly resistant to corrosion, and brass and copper which are usually used in power plants. There are also various pipe fittings that are needed in the systems which help connect sections of straight pipes, help adapt the flow of the fluid and can also be adapted to different sizes according to the purpose. Some examples of such fittings include couplings and plugs that are used to close one side of a pipe. Support is also needed for pipes used on such as scale to prevent them from sagging. Various types of devices are also used to drain the pipes of any steam or moisture so that the working of the entire system is not affected.
Flexible pipe coupling
A pipe coupling is a short piece of pipe that has a socket on one or both ends that allows two pipes to be joined using it. They can be used to extend the length of pipe or can also be used to repair one. The pipe coupling is made of type same material of the pipe that it is joining, and you can either use rigid or flexible pipe coupling depending the movement that the pipe is going to go through. Flexible pipe coupling is used in plumbing, heating as well as air conditioning as it helps make the pipe system more effective and resistant to damage. The flexibility of these coupling can also help repair any leakages while correcting the misalignment of any pipes. They have a metal clamp system which makes them very easy to install and most professionals usually carry them in their toolboxes in case they need it for a quick fix. They are really helpful in those projects that require a more even flow as they come in special designs as well. These couplings are not only resistant to wide variety of chemicals which helps in maintain the integrity of the system but also remain unaffected by fungi which protects the system from environmental conditions as well. Their light weight makes them popular with a range of professionals that have to carry a lot of material with them while helping in a variety of tasks whether it is residential project or an industrial one.
Swing check valves
Valves are another important part of the piping system, but the most common type of valve is the swing check valve as it helps move fluids in only one direction. They have a disc which is attached to a hinge at the opening of the valve. The valve only opens when liquid strikes the disc as the pressure will open the door. If the liquid happens to be going in the wrong direction, then the valve will be closed off. The most common use of these swing check valves based in Australia is the flushing toilet mechanism which helps water enter the toilet but not get drained the same way.