Pipe installation is often more expensive than the material and a variety of specialized tools, techniques, and parts have been developed to assist this. Pipe is usually delivered to a customer or jobsite as either "sticks" or lengths of pipe (typically 20 feet, called single random length) or they are prefabricated with elbows, tees and valves into a prefabricated pipe spool A pipe spool is a piece of pre-assembled pipe and fittings, usually prepared in a shop so that installation on the construction site can be more efficient.. Typically, pipe smaller than 2.0 inch are not pre-fabricated. The pipe spools are usually tagged with a bar code and the ends are capped (plastic) for protection. The pipe and pipe spools are delivered to a warehouse on a large commercial/industrial job and they may be held indoors or in a gridded laydown yard. The pipe or pipe spool is retrieved, staged, rigged, and then lifted into place. On large process jobs the lift is made using cranes and hoist and other material lifts. They are typically temporarily supported in the steel structure using beam clamps, straps, and small hoists until the Pipe Supports are attached or otherwise secured.
An example of a tool used for installation for a small plumbing pipe (threaded ends) is the pipe wrench. Small pipe is typically not heavy and can be lifted into place by the installation craft laborer. However, during a plant outage or shutdown, the small (small bore) pipe may also be pre-fabricated to expedite installation during the outage. After the pipe is installed it will be tested for leaks. Before testing it may need to be cleaned by blowing air or steam or flushing with a liquid.
Uses of pipes - from Wikipedia
Pipelines transporting gas or liquid over long distances
As components in mechanical systems such as:
Rollers in conveyor belts
Compactors (e.g.: steam rollers)
Casing for concrete pilings used in construction projects
High temperature or pressure manufacturing processes
The petroleum industry:
Oil well casing
Oil refinery equipment
Delivery of fluids, either gaseous or liquid, in a process plant from one point to another point in the process
Delivery of bulk solids, in a food or process plant from one point to another point in the process
The construction of high pressure storage vessels (note that large pressure vessels are constructed from plate, not pipe owing to their wall thickness and size).
Supply of water to wash
Installation of the new sink is carried out at a time when our existing sink was somehow destroyed or simply we want to replace the sink to a more modern. This installation is performed by a plumber using a variety of hydraulic tools, appropriately tailored to the size of connectors and dimensions of the sink. Some of them are very common, such as screwdrivers, hammers and drills, but the plumber can use them in the right way in order to install the sink. If the new sink is to be built in a different location than the previous one, then the plumber has yet to lead to the water and perform its development. This may involve the need should be smoothened part of the plates and expandable home network plumbing.