Think about all the places you know of which utilize pipes to move liquids around. There are pipes in your home or apartment, office buildings, under the streets and in ships. Now think about how a burst pipe can affect the world. You’re probably thinking about major oil spills that damage the environment, create a massive clean-up area and cost millions of dollars to both repair the pipe and the negative environmental impact. Think also about how burst pipes cause sinkholes in neighborhoods and extensive water damage in buildings. Now you see how using the proper equipment for each job is important.
Each piping component is made up of the pipes, fittings and flanges. Each component needs to be able to handle the pressure of the liquid which moves through it. This requires the components to be rated for three things. The first is how much liquid can