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Standrad spacing between pipes pluged on a manifol 4 years 2 months ago #8987

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Dear Piping Experts,
Please advice me how to set standrad spacing between pipes pluged on a manifold,
I mean, when there are for example, one main pipe DN200 and several pipes (branches) starting from this main pipe with different diameters
what is the standard distance between the branches

thank for your support

Standrad spacing between pipes pluged on a manifol 4 years 2 months ago #8988

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behanzin,

There are a number of issues that must be considered in the answer to this specific question.
One issue relates to branches that will have no Flanged joints for Valves of other in-line items. The another issue relates to branches that will have Flanges for Valves and or other inline items such as Flow Meter Instruments. You did not define if your situation will or will-not have Flanges.
A third issue is the possibility of Insulation on these Branches

So, minimum spacing might be as follows:

#1 No Flanges/No Insulation - Outside to outside of Branch pipe = Not less than the 4 times the wall thickness of the Header Pipe (4T). This will reduce overlap of the Heat Affected Zone of the Branch pipe weld. Some Client or Company Standards may require more than 4T.

#2 No Flanges/with Insulation - Outside to outside of Branch pipe = 2 times the Insulation thickness plus one inch.

#3 With Flanges, with or without Insulation - If Flanges are staggered then the Branch spacing would be the same spacing as normal piping in a Pipe Rack.

#4 With Flanges, with or without Insulation - If Flanges are not staggered then the Branch spacing needs to be based on the Flange outside diameters plus Handwheel (or valve operator) clearances.
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Standrad spacing between pipes pluged on a manifol 4 years 2 months ago #8989

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thank you for your support
my case is close to your first proposal but with insulation
No Flanges/No Insulation - Outside to outside of Branch pipe = Not less than the 4 times the wall thickness of the Header Pipe (4T). This will reduce overlap of the Heat Affected Zone of the Branch pipe weld. Some Client or Company Standards may require more than 4T.

Standrad spacing between pipes pluged on a manifol 4 years 2 months ago #8990

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Then your case is #2

#2 No Flanges/with Insulation - Outside to outside of Branch pipe = 2 times the Insulation thickness plus one inch.
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