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## What are the different piping systems?

There are five main types of plumbing pipe materials that are still in use today: copper, galvanized steel, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and cross-linked polyethylene (PEX). Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is also used.

What is series pipeline system?

Series Pipeline Systems A series pipeline system is one in which the fluid follows a single flow path throughout the system. The system analysis and design problems can be classified into three classes, Class I, Class II, and, Class III.

### What is the difference between series and parallel pipes?

Figure 1: (a) Series systems – the flow rate through the entire system remains constant, the total head loss in this case is equal to the sum of the head losses in individual pipes, (b) parallel pipe system – head loss is the same in each pipe, and the total flow rate is the sum of the flow rates in individual pipes.

Why pipes are connected in series?

∴ Pipes are connected in series to increase the pressure at the same discharge and pipes are connected in parallel to each other to increase the discharge at the same pressure.

#### What plumbing device is used to split or join multiple pipes?

Pipe fittings, also known as pipe connectors, attach one pipe to another in order to lengthen the run or change the flow direction in a plumbing system. These are used to combine, divert or reduce the flow of the water supply, and they come in a variety of sizes to fit the pipe they will connect.

What is the parallel pipe system?

Sometimes two or more pipes are connected so that the fluid flow splits among the branch pipes and eventually combine downstream into a single pipe. Such a piping system is referred to as parallel pipes. It is also called a looped piping system, where each parallel pipe is known as a loop.

## What is the difference between in series flow and in parallel flow?

In a series circuit, all components are connected end-to-end, forming a single path for current flow. In a parallel circuit, all components are connected across each other, forming exactly two sets of electrically common points.

How do you connect two parallel pipes?

To Connect Two Parallel Runs

1. Enter PARALLELROUTING on the command line.
2. Select the baseline conduit or pipe.
3. Select the parallel conduits or pipes and press Enter.
4. Select the parallel conduit or pipe.
5. Click Next and Previous to see the various bend options.
6. Click Accept on the your preferred routing option.

### What is a compound pipe?

A compound pipe is a pipe for any fluid with an inner pipe positioned within an outer pipe such that the wall of the inner pipe and the outer pipe have defined a gap. A compound pipe is called Pipe Dope. The compounds are used to adjoin the pipes.

Why pipes are used in parallel?

Pipes are said to be in parallel when they are so connected that the flow from a pipe branches or divides into two or more separate pipes and then reunite into a single pipe.