The modern pipe fitter and welder is constantly faced with many different problems in his work. He must develop certain methods and techniques to make his job as easy and profitable as possible.

In this handbook we have tried to incorporate information of a more technical nature, to aid the pipe fitter in making calculations and fit-up while at work in the field. Most of the material is presented in table, chart or graph form for easy reference.

We believe that this handbook is sufficiently detailed and complete to provide you with useful information for your trade.


1. List of Abbreviations (Additional Abbreviations)
2. Decimal Equivalents of Fractions
3.Decimal Degree Equivalents of Minutes
4.Standard Pipe Data
5.Barlow's Formula
6.Commercial Pipe Size and Wall Thicknesses
7.Weld Fitting 90 Degree Elbow, 180 Degree Return, 45 Degree Elbow
8.Weld Fitting Tee, Cap, Cross, Stub End
9.Weld Fitting Reducers and Reducing Outlet Tees
10.Weld Fitting Welding Neck Flanges
11.Slip-on, Threaded and Socket Flanges
12.Lap Joint Flanges
13.Blind Flanges
14.Bolting Dimensions for 150 to 300 Lb. Steel Flange
15.Bolting Dimensions for 400Lb./600Lb. Steel Flange
16.Standard Cast Iron Companion Flanges and Bolts
17.Extra Heavy Cast Iron Companion Flanges and Bolts
18.ASTM Carbon Steel Pipe and Flange Specifications
19.How to Cut Odd-Angle Elbows
20.Alignment of Pipe
21.Drill Sizes For Pipe Tapes
22.Tap and Drill Sizes (American Standard Coarse)
23.Pipe and Water Weight/Foot
24.Weight/Foot - Seamless Brass and Copper Pipe
25.Water Pressure to Feet Head
26.Feet Head to Water Pressure
27.Boiling Points of Water at Various Pressures
28.Flow Conversion Chart
29.Heat Losses From Horizontal Bare Steel Pipe
30.Total Thermal Expansion of Piping Material
31.Weights of Metals
32.Colors and Approximate Temperature For Carbon Steel
33.Melting Point of Metals
34.Specific Gravity of Gases
35.Specific Gravity of Liquids
36.Typical BTU Values of Fuels
37.Useful Definitions
38.Unit Conversions
39.Geometry Formulas
40.Sprinkler System Formulas
41.Standard Conversions
42.Hardness Conversion Numbers
43.Coated Arc Welding Electrodes - Types & Styles
44.Physical Properties of E60 & E70 Series Electrodes
45.Trouble Shooting Arc Welding Equipment
46.Basic Arc and Gas Welding Symbols
47.Symbols For Pipe Fittings
48.Wire Rope


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