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Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for a Facility in Massachusetts

September 11th, 2017 Comments off

Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for a Facility in Massachusetts

Type: Cryogenic Pipe Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | Polyurethane
Design: -320°F | 36″ – 48″ Dia. | 52″ W x 57″ H x 67″ L

PT&P received an order to custom design 16 cryogenic pipe supports for a contractor in Massachusetts. They needed a pipe forming a T-section lined with insulation and trimmed to accommodate the pipe perpendicular to the shoe length. The overall dimensions of the order are pipe sizes ranging from 36″ to 48″ in diameter, 52″ width and 57″ to 67″ height. Our insulation is designed to support the pipe and its contents. When insulated pipes are supported, the weight of the pipe, the contents, the operating temperature, and the amount of energy loss must be considered. In order to support the pipe and minimize energy loss from heat transfer, a pre-insulated pipe support is necessary. If the material in the pipe is high temperature such as high pressure steam or heating oil, then high temperature insulation is required, and these supports are called hot shoes. If the material is cold, such as liquefied natural gas, cooling water or ammonia, then low temperature insulation is needed, and these types of supports are called cold shoes.

PT&P in the Community: Back To School

September 11th, 2017 Comments off

Piping Technology & Products joins the Houston Independent School District in giving back to the community.

 

U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

August 20th, 2017 Comments off

U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | HDG | PTFE, 25% Glass Filled
Design: 8,200 lb. Load | 11-1/2″ Total Travel
Testing: Standard Load and Travel Test

PT&P designed and manufactured 48 constant spring supports for a power plant in Mexico. The constants pictured above are Fig. 200 U-type constant spring supports fabricated from A-36 carbon steel and include PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates bonded to the load flange. The supports are 39″ H x 26″ W x 80″ L and are designed for operating loads up to 8,200 lb., with a total travel of 11-1/2″. These are horizontal constants designed to support piping from below in conjunction with a pipe saddle. All the constants went through standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

PT&P’s Sizzling Summer: Supports, Services & Safety

August 8th, 2017 Comments off

Variable Spring Supports for a Furnace application at an Ammonia Plant

August 7th, 2017 Comments off

Variable Spring Supports for a Furnace application at an Ammonia Plant

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | Red-Oxide Primer | 304 SS
Design: 3,000 lb./in.
Testing: Load Test

PT&P custom designed variable spring support assemblies for a furnace application at an ammonia plant. The furnace springs are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with a red-oxide primer to help prevent corrosion. The pipe clamps are fabricated from 304 stainless steel. They are designed to support a cold load of almost 3,000 lb./in. while operating in an area where temperatures are higher than ambient. There were a total of 173 assemblies fabricated for this project, 152 variable hangers, 3 constant spring supports, 6 ball joint rigid struts, and 12 rigid rod hangers. Special load tests were performed prior to shipping.

Have a look into our new Expansion Joint Course

August 1st, 2017 Comments off

Expansion Joint Application and Design Course:

This course covers how to provide flexibility in the piping system by employing expansion joints to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction of sections of pipes or ducts.
Learn more about the Expansion Joint Course and more

 

Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for a 98,250 lb. Load

July 24th, 2017 Comments off

Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for a 98,250 lb. Load

Type: Big Ton Spring Supports
Size: 29″ wide x 110″ long x 35″ high
Material: HDG Carbon Steel | A193 Gr. B7 Travel Stops and Load Column
Design: 98,250 lb. | 1-3/4″ Upward
Testing: Load Cell Test

This big ton spring support assembly was designed for a facility in Kansas. The assemblies are fabricated from hot-dipped galvanized carbon steel and include neoprene coated springs coils. The travel stops and load column material is A193 Gr. B7. The units measure 29″ wide x 110″ long x 35″ high and are capable of supporting loads up to 98,250 lb. while accommodating movements from 1-3/4″ upward. The big tons were tested with a load cell to insure proper operation throughout the big ton’s operating range.

C-Type Constant Spring Supports for a Refinery in Texas

July 10th, 2017 Comments off

C-Type Constant Spring Supports for a Refinery in Texas

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Size: 25″ in Height x 17-38″ in Length x 11-5/8″ in Width
Material: A-36 Carbon Steel with HDG Finish
Design: 981 lb. to 1828 lb. load | 2-1/2″ to 3″ Vertical Movement Range
Testing: Standard Load and Travel Testing per MSS Standards

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. designed and manufactured C-type constant spring support assemblies for a refinery in Texas. The constants are 25″ in height, 17-3/8″ in length, and 11-5/8″ in width. Their load capacities range from 981 lb. to 1828 lb., with a vertical movement ranging from 2-1/2″ to 3″. All constants were fabricated from A-36 carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish, and underwent standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

It’s National Safety Month: Hear What Our Safety Team Has to Say

June 27th, 2017 Comments off

At PT&P, safety always comes first. It’s National Safety Month so we took some time to visit with our top, industry-rated Safety Department and find out first-hand from the experts how they help us all keep each other safe.

F-Type Variable Springs for a Refinery in Oklahoma

June 26th, 2017 Comments off

F-Type Variable Spring Cans for a refinery in Oklahoma

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Size: 70 7/8″ tall and 17 3/4″ wide
Material: Carbon Steel and PTFE Slide Plates
Design: 30,980 lb. load/2,083 lb. spring rate
Testing: 35,000 lb hydrotest

PT&P manufactured variable spring supports for a refinery in Oklahoma. These F-Type PTP-6 spring cans are 70 7/8″ tall and 17 3/4″ wide. They are completely fabricated from carbon steel with PTFE slide plates welded on the load flange and internal guide. They are designed for an operating load of 30,980 lb. .with a spring rate of 2,083 lb./in. and 0.49″ of movement. These variables were hydrotested with a load of 35,000 lb. prior to shipment.

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