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Pipeline Installation Factors



When considering pipeline installation, one of the most important factors to take into account is the volume or capacity of water or fluid that the pipeline will be carrying. The greater the amount of liquid that will be passing through the pipe at one time, the larger the bore of the pipe will need to be. The bore of the pipe refers to the inner diameter of the pipeline and there a large variety of widths to choose from. A pipeline that is too narrow to accommodate the flow of liquid through the pipes will experience extreme pressure and may buckle, break or develop leaks as a result.

The material from which the pipes are made must also be taken into account. Larger volumes and pressures will require hardier and thicker pipeline installation. These materials must also factor in the movement of the pipe sections within the pipeline due to the flow of water and provide stability to the pipeline structure. The joins between the pipes must be flexible enough to allow for this movement without breaking apart or causing any liquid to escape. The pipeline and the joins must be able to expand and contract to a certain degree due to any temperature fluctuations that may occur in the liquid flowing through the pipes.

A civil engineer will be able to assist with all the necessary calculations to determine what size pipes will best suit the volume, pressure and carrying capacity of a pipeline. He or she will also be able to select the best materials for the pipes to be made from as to ensure the correct leeway is made for movement, expansion and contraction within the pipeline. 

Ensure that your pipeline installation is taken care of by a professional team of engineers and contact us to avoid any leaks or breaks occurring.