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By TDAdmin on Jun 5, 2019 10:08:00 AM
Have you ever experienced the stressful inefficiencies from having more than one point of contact? All that time wasted, financial risks accepted, and interruptions at work can cause an expensive headache.
From design and procurement, to installation and maintenance, it's little wonder why separately contracting high-purity and commercial piping to separate parties can be burdensome.
No matter the application, when you need high-purity piping fabricated and installed in your facility, you need a partner you can trust to do the job correctly and safely – especially if you need commercial piping, too.
The more you understand the distinct difference between high-purity piping and commercial piping, the better you can find a Process Solutions team who can accommodate your facility's needs.
In this blog, we break down those differences.
For piping to meet the standards required for a lab or clean room environment, or any similar facility, a specific approach must be used.
First, the purity of the delivered product is the highest priority. The products can range from nitrogen and oxygen gas to water, but high-purity piping must prevent contamination.
To achieve purity, a Process Solutions team should ensure these traits are met when applicable:
Process Solutions welders must be certified to execute the proper welds for a high-purity piping system. Depending on the diameter of the pipe, a different certification might be required. You can see the list of certifications by reading our case study.
That said, a high-purity piping system is more than a series of pipes. If specialty components, such as pressure relief valves, are used in the system, they must have a certificate and pass tests to ensure quality.
The baseline standards for commercial piping are not as rigorous as those of a high-purity system, but some of the same principles apply.
Commercial piping priorities include preventing rust, bacteria, moss, or other contaminants that might affect the health and well-being of occupants. When it comes to risk mitigation in commercial piping, you're accepting the use of rust inhibitor and biocides through a traditional chemical treatment system.
Mirror finishes, specific materials (i.e. stainless steel) and highly precise welds are more characteristic of a high-purity system.
Depending on the facility, a high-purity and commercial piping solution might be needed! This is common for facilities that combine offices and manufacturing, for example, and it’s much more efficient to work with one point of contact for both systems rather than contracting both tasks out to separate parties.
If you’re interested in learning how we can help, you can always call TDIndustries to request a quote. As a trusted partner, we’ll give you an accurate estimate so you can plan ahead of time.