Means of connecting two or more components
- EXAMPLE: Plain pipe to a fitting, or plain pipe to plain pipe.
Source: ISO 14692-1:2017, Petroleum and natural gas industries — Glass-reinforced plastics (GRP) piping — Part 1: Vocabulary, symbols, applications and materials, Second Edition, August 2017. Global Standards
A section of the structural member including the coupling and guidance devices is called a “joint”; the associated sections of lines are also called joints.
Source: API RP 17A, Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems—General Requirements and Recommendations, Fourth Edition, Reaffirmed 2011. Global Standards