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    Thought some of you folks might get some humor out of this. The format is not correct cause it was a WORD document and i had to cut and paste to get it on here.



    PIPING REVIEW GUIDELINES

    1. ALL PIPE IS TO BE MADE OF A LONG HOLE, SURRONDED BY METAL
    CENTERED AROUND THIS HOLE.

    2. ALL PIPE IS TO BE HOLLOW THROUGHOUT ITS ENTIRE LENGTH.

    3. ALL PIPE IS TO BE OF VERY BEST QUALITY, PERFECTLY TUBULAR
    OR PIPULAR.

    4. O.D. OF ALL PIPE MUST EXCEED THE I.D., OTHERWISE THE HOLE
    WILL BE ON THE OUTSIDE.

    5. ALL PIPE IS TO BE SUPPLIED WITH NOTHING IN THE HOLE SO THAT
    WATER, GAS, OR OTHER MATERIAL CAN BE PUT INSIDE AT A LATER
    DATE.

    6. ALL PIPE IS TO BE SUPPLIED WITHOUT RUST, AS THIS CAN BE MORE READILY PUT ON AT THE JOBSITE.

    7. ALL PIPE IS TO BE CLEANED FREE OF ANY COVERING SUCH AS MUD,
    TAR, BARNACLES, OR OTHER FOREIGN MATTER BEFORE PUTTING UP,
    OTHERWISE, IT WILL MAKE LUMPS UNDER THE PAINT.

    8. ALL PIPE OVER 500 FEET LONG MUST HAVE THE WORDS "LONG PIPE"
    CLEARLY PAINTED ON EACH END SO THAT THE FITTER WILL KNOW THAT
    IT IS LONG PIPE. PIPE OVER TWO MILES LONG MUST ALSO HAVE
    THESE WORDS PAINTED IN THE MIDDLE SO THAT THE FITTER WILL NOT
    HAVE TO WALK THE FULL LENGTH OF PIPE TO DETERMINE IF IT IS
    LONG PIPE OR NOT.

    9. ALL PIPE OVER SIX INCHES IN DIAMETER IS TO HAVE THE WORDS
    "LARGE PIPE" PAINTED ON IT, SO THAT THE FITTER WILL NOT USE
    IT FOR SMALL PIPE.

    10. ALL PIPE CLOSERS ARE TO BE OPEN ON ONE END.

    11. FLANGES MUST HAVE HOLES FOR BOLTS QUITE SEPARATE FROM THE BIG
    HOLE IN THE MIDDLE.

    12. IF FLANGES ARE TO BE BLANK OR BLIND, THE BIG HOLE IN THE
    MIDDLE MUST BE FILLED WITH METAL.

    13. GASKETS ARE TO BE MADE OF METAL, RUBBER, PLASTIC, PAPER, OR
    SOME KIND OF GOOP - DO NOT USE COW OR SHEEP MANURE AS IT
    CRACKS WHEN IT GETS DRY.

    14. ALL VALVES MUST HAVE AN OPENING ON EACH END WITH A FLAPPER IN
    THE MIDDLE THAT GOES UP OR DOWN OR SIDEWAYS WHEN YOU TURN THE
    WHEEL OR CRANK, OTHERWISE THE STUFF WILL RUN OUT OF THE ENDS.

    15. ALL COMPLETED PIPING MUST GO SOMEWHERE AND CONNECT TO
    SOMETHING. THE FITTER IS REQUIRED TO VERIFY THIS BEFORE
    PROJECT COMPLETION.
    Ken

  • #2
    The guy who wrote that spent a lot of time in college learning to write specifications.

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    • #3
      Thanks for sharing. This obviously was written for Rocky D's benefit.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cope
        Thanks for sharing. This obviously was written for Rocky D's benefit.
        Yeah, ....and I printed it! Thanks

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        • #5
          Pipe

          That was pretty good, I will have to post it in my workshop to

          clarify any questions any visitors may have on what I may be

          doing

          I remember back around 1986 we were going for some quality

          rating at an automotive feeder plant I worked at. We had to

          write procedures for each job. Then they came and showed us

          the guidelines. We had to have a procedure on how we would

          write a procedure.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cope
            Thanks for sharing. This obviously was written for Rocky D's benefit.
            I was thinking it probably came from where Rocky works. That document and many like them are in the large metal cabinet with sliding drawers that says "Filing Cabinet" on the outside. which is right next to the drinking equipment labeled "Water Fountain" which is next to the stack of drinking utensils labeled "Cups"

            - jack

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            • #7
              I didn't go so far as to tell you guys this....not only do we have to have every piece of equipment labeled, like "VISE". "WELDING TABLE", "WELDING MACHINE", "TOOL BOX", and so on, we have to have yellow 2" tape on the floor marking out where each piece of equipment is supposed to be! And those areas are labeled too!AND all the aisles where you are supposed to walk and outlined, as well!

              We usually get a bonus each year the company makes a profit...we didn't this year....spent too much money in labels, I guess.

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              • #8
                They probably forgot to tape off an area for dirt pile, and another one for person in charge of making profit. Besides, they had to hire an MBA and draftsman to lay out all that crap.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Rocky D
                  I didn't go so far as to tell you guys this....not only do we have to have every piece of equipment labeled, like "VISE". "WELDING TABLE", "WELDING MACHINE", "TOOL BOX", and so on, we have to have yellow 2" tape on the floor marking out where each piece of equipment is supposed to be! And those areas are labeled too!AND all the aisles where you are supposed to walk and outlined, as well!

                  We usually get a bonus each year the company makes a profit...we didn't this year....spent too much money in labels, I guess.
                  Now I feel bad for busting your chops! For whose benifit is all this labelling? Is it a Kalifornia thing?

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                  • #10
                    That's a real good question, Cope. The idea, (so we are told) is when someone from out of the plant comes in to visit, they will know just is being done in any given area. It has to do with a fairly new way of manufacturing, called "Lean Manufacturing" We follow the Toyota model, where you can do more with less.

                    So they get rid of equipment that is not used much, like a 12' press brake, a 12' shear capable of cutting 1/2" steel....and there's more. Stupid. It just chaps me! But the pay is good, even though we can't perform to our maximum ability.

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                    • #11
                      Gee, How much money could they make if they sold all your welders and gave you a sack of coal, some flux and a hammer?
                      D. Paulson

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                      • #12
                        Hey! Don't gve 'em any more ideas!

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                        • #13
                          AH.........REMINDS ME OF MY DAY'S WORKING FOR GENERAL MOTORS AT INLAND SUPPLY IN VANDALIA, OHIO......... ....MY CHAIR WAS MARKED ON THE BACK IN 2" YELLOW LETTERS... TECHNICAL CHAIR............. .... THIS WAS IN THE CONTROL LAB.................. .....BUT I DID GRIN A LOT WHEN I SET IN IT......................BE SAFE FOLKS......................ROCK
                          [email protected]WELDS.COM

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                          • #14
                            All the labling of the items in the shop/factory is so that the highly educated mrgs know what they are looking at, otherwise they would not have any idea what is was. It is also there to help the tour guides when they are giving poeple shop tours. That way they won't embarase them selfs calling it the wrong thing when explaining things on the shop tour.

                            The place that I used to work at before they retired me (thought I was to old to work) went and did the same lableing and writing all the procedures on how to do things and it cost them a bundle. O'well it just gives me more garage time to play with my red welders. ha ha.

                            I just love this site and have been checking it every day for quite a long time. I just couldn't help my self as I just had to respond to the procedure & labling post.

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                            • #15
                              MINNESOTA..........WELL WELCOME ABOARD AND HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO FIND THE SITE........... JUST CURIOUS DID YOU LOOK FOR A LONG TIME BEFORE YOU DECIDED TO GET ON BOARD......... I AM ALWAYS CURIOUS HOW SOME FOLKS FOUND THE SITE.......... YOU WILL LEARN A LOT, LAUGH A LOT, BE PUZZLED A LOT, BUT MOST OF ALL THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO COMPARE AND HAVE FUN WHILE DOING IT.................YES THE COMPETITION IS ON BOARD, AND THEY ALL KNOW THEIR LAGGING BEHIND SITE WISE AND IN SOME INSTANCES SERVICE WISE............. AND MACHINE WISE....... WE COMPARE AND EXPRESS OPINIONS AND THEIR IS A MULTITUDE OF TALENT ON BOARD THIS SITE...........WELCOME, AND ENJOY............................ROCK[email protected]

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