Piping Centre, Chennai

BHEL Piping Centre - An overview

Total Integrated Services

BHEL Piping Centre is located at Chennai, a well-connected Southern metropolis on the eastern coast of India with excellent infrastructure and facilities for transportation of raw material and finished products by road, rail, sea or air. Piping Centre is an ISO-9001: 2008 accredited industry leader, providing integrated piping solutions and has a reliable base.

Proven Technology & Expertise

With over five decades of expertise in supplying piping for a wide range of power and industrial applications, BHEL's Piping Centre offers customers the advantage of complete solutions from concept to commissioning with the full range of engineering services including layout and design using the latest engineering software, extensive custom design capabilities to suit project specific requirements and unmatched after-sales-services for which the company is well-known.

Engineering , Procurement and Construction (EPC) capability

BHEL's Project Engineering & Management Division (PEM) at New Delhi and Project Engineering & System Division (PE&SD) at Hyderabad provide a wide range of end-to-end solutions for EPC customers in the Power, Industry and International business segments while the regional construction groups with headquarters at Nagpur (Western Region), Noida (Northern Region), Kolkata (Eastern Region) and Chennai (Southern Region) execute erection and commissioning works.

World Class Technology

The products offered by BHEL Piping Centre are state-of-the-art, with technology sourced from leading industries worldwide including,
  • Mannesmann Seiffert (Technip), Germany
  • Lisega, Germany
  • Tectubi, Italy
  • Alstom, USA
These technologies have been completely absorbed and are now being constantly improved through in-house Engineering and R&D.


BHEL Piping Centre specialises in both high pressure and low pressure piping systems including the full range of engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and allied services.

Solutions for the power sector

  • Steam turbine based power plants
  • Gas turbine based power plants
  • Co-generation plants
  • Combined cycle power plants
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Balance of plant solutions
  • Non-conventional energy solutions

Solutions for industry

  • Process plants
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Refineries
  • Fertiliser plants
  • Slurry pipes
  • Water distribution systems

Engineering expertise

Proven capabilities in engineering of piping for subcritical, supercritical and ultra supercritical units upto 800 MW comprising

  • Conceptual / basic design
  • Layout design
  • Stress analysis
  • Detailed design for fabrication/erection
  • Support design
  • Design of Thermal Insulation.

Product range

BHEL's range of piping and piping related components include...

  • Fabricated Pipes / spools
  • Pipe fittings
  • Pipe bends
  • Standard and custom made clamps and hanger components
  • De-aerators
  • Blow-down tanks and vessels

State-of-the-art manufacturing facilities

BHEL, manufacturing plants are equipped with sophisticated, state-of-the-art facilities for material preparation, handling, heat treatment, welding, fabrication and testing including integrated facilities for pressure parts and non-pressure parts

World-class quality management systems

Quality Management Systems of BHEL Piping Centre and PPPU Thirumayam are ISO 9001:2008 certified. Quality is meticulously built into every product with qualified engineers providing Quality assurance and Quality control services.

BHEL has state-of-the-art laboratories and testing facilities include spectroscopes, high magnification scanning and transmission electron microscopes, real-time imaging systems, X-ray diffraction equipment, strain gauges, creep testing facilities and advanced non-destructive testing facilities such as the 4 million electron volt linear accelerator (LINEAC).