Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook-Volume 4

Table of Content
Chapter 1: Plumbing Fixtures
Chapter 2: Piping Systems
Chapter 3: Valves
\Chapter 4: Pumps
Chapter 5: Piping Insulation
Chapter 6: Hangers and Supports
Chapter 7: Vibration Isolation
Chapter 8: Grease Interceptors
Chapter 9: Cross-Connection Control
Chapter 10: Water Treatment
Chapter 11: Thermal Expansion
Chapter 12: Potable Water Coolers and Central Water Systems
Chapter 13: Bioremediation Pretreatment Systems
Chapter 14: Green Plumbing

About ASPE

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is the international organization for professionals skilled in the design and specification of plumbing systems. ASPE is dedicated to the advancement of the science of plumbing engineering, to the professional growth and advancement of its members, and to the health, welfare, and safety of the public.

The Society disseminates technical data and information, sponsors activities that facilitate interaction with fellow professionals, and, through research and education programs, expands the base of knowledge of the plumbing engineering industry. ASPE members are leaders in innovative plumbing design, effective materials and energy use, and the application of advanced techniques from around the world.

Worldwide Membership 

ASPE was founded in 1964 and currently has 6,000 members. Spanning the globe, members are located in the United States, Canada, Asia, Mexico, South America, the South Pacific, Australia, and Europe. They represent an extensive network of experienced engineers, designers, contractors, educators, code officials, and manufacturers interested in furthering their careers, their profession, and the industry. ASPE is at the forefront of technology. In addition, ASPE represents members and promotes the profession among all segments of the construction industry.

ASPE Membership Communication 

All members belong to ASPE worldwide and have the opportunity to belong to and participate in one of the 61 state, provincial, or local chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. ASPE chapters provide the major communication links and the first line of services and programs for the individual member.
Communication with the membership is enhanced through the Society’s official publication, Plumbing Engineer, and the e-newsletter ASPE Pipeline.

Technical Publications 

The Society maintains a comprehensive publishing program, spearheaded by the profession’s basic reference text, the Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook. The Plumbing Engineering Design Handbook, encompassing 51 chapters in four volumes, provides comprehensive details of the accepted practices and design criteria used in the field of plumbing engineering. In 2011, the Illustrated Plumbing Codes Design Handbook joined ASPE’s published library of professional technical manuals and handbooks.

Convention and Technica l Symposium 

The Society hosts a biennial Convention & Exposition in even-numbered years and a Technical Symposium in odd-numbered years to allow professional plumbing engineers and designers to improve their skills, learn original concepts, and make important networking contacts to help them stay abreast of current trends and technologies. The ASPE Exposition is the largest gathering of plumbing engineering and design products, equipment, and services. Everything from pipes to pumps to fixtures, from compressors to computers to consulting services is on display, giving engineers and specifiers the opportunity to view the newest and most innovative materials and equipment available to them.

Certified in Plumbing Design 

ASPE sponsors a national certification program for engineers and designers of plumbing systems, which carries the designation “Certified in Plumbing Design” or CPD. The certification program
provides the profession, the plumbing industry, and the general public with a single, comprehensive qualification of professional competence for engineers and designers of plumbing systems. The CPD, designed exclusively by and for plumbing engineers, tests hundreds of engineers and designers at centers throughout the United States. Created to provide a single, uniform national credential in the field of engineered plumbing systems, the CPD program is not in any way connected to state-regulated Professional Engineer (PE) registration.

ASPE Research Foundation 

The ASPE Research Foundation, established in 1976, is the only independent, impartial organization involved in plumbing engineering and design research. The science of plumbing engineering affects everything, from the quality of our drinking water to the conservation of our water resources to the building codes for plumbing systems. Our lives are impacted daily by the advances made in plumbing engineering technology through the Foundation’s research and development.

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