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Custom Designed Big Ton Spring Supports for a Propane Dehydrogenation Application in Texas

November 20th, 2017 Comments off

Custom Designed Big Ton Spring Supports for a Propane Dehydrogenation Application in Texas

Type: Big Ton Spring Supports
Size: 42″ x 24″ x 26 1/2″
Material: Carbon Steel
Design: 94,261 lb. Load & 0.085” Movement
Testing: Standard Load Tests

PT&P custom designed big ton spring supports for a propane dehydrogenation application at a chemical plant in Texas. The components within this assembly include the spring housing, coils, name plates, pressure plate, and load indicator. While both assemblies measure 42” L x 24” W x 26-1/2” H, it was modified based on independent specifications for operating loads and movement to accommodate a load of 94,261 lb. and 0.085” of movement. This type of support is ideal for applications, such as supporting pressure vessels that combine very heavy loads with thermal expansion because of the stability they provide. The big ton was tested in the load cell to insure proper operation throughout the entire working range of the coils.

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Over 4,000 Cryogenic Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for LNG Service

November 7th, 2017 Comments off

Over 4,000 Cryogenic Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for LNG Service

Type: Pre-Insulated Pipe Shoe & Clamp Assemblies
Material: 304 L Stainless Steel | Protective Coating | Micarta® Insulation
Design: 20″ L x 36″ W x 75″ H | 56″ Dia. Pipeline | -459°F
Testing: Load & Pull Tests

PT&P designed over 4,000 supports for LNG service in Texas. These pre-insulated pipe shoe and clamp assemblies were custom designed for cryogenic temperatures with special low temperature grade NP500CR Micarta® insulation. This type of Micarta® consists of a glass fabric with a special formulated epoxy resin. It has excellent physical properties at operating temperatures down to -459°F. It has very low thermal conductivity and has been produced specifically for use in cryogenic applications. The shoes pictured are fabricated from 304 L stainless steel with a protective coating and are designed for a 56″ diameter pipeline. The shoes measure 20″ long, 36″ wide and 75″ high. This project included supports varied in pipe sizes from ¾” to 56″ diameter. A load test was performed prior to shipping this rush order.

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October 18th, 2017 Comments off

5 Reasons Piping Technology & Products Crushes Their Competition

October 9th, 2017 Comments off

Piping Technology & Products gives you 5 reasons on why we crush the competition.

 

Custom Compact Springs Designed to Support a Storage Tank

October 9th, 2017 Comments off

Custom Compact Springs Designed to Support a Storage Tank

Type: Compact Spring Supports
Material: A-36 Carbon Steel | HDG | Stainless Steel
Design: 0.25″ Movement (upward) | 5,000 lb. Load
Testing: Load and Travel Testing

These compact spring supports were custom designed to support a storage tank at a facility in Texas. The housing was fabricated from A-36 carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized to protect them against corrosion. The disc springs are engineered using the stainless steel Belleville disc springs designed for large loads but small movements. In this case, the springs are designed to support a load of 5,000 lb. and movement of 0.25″ (upward). Each assembly underwent load testing prior to shipment.

PT&P Represented at Hurricane Harvey Charity Poker Tournament

October 9th, 2017 Comments off

Piping Technology & Products was represented in the Flood Relief Poker Tournament hosted by World Series of Poker bracelet winner Gavin Smith. The tournament benefited two Houston area charities, one of Gavin Smith’s choosing and the other from the tournament winner. PT&P was the largest donor of the day, with a donation of $200. The event raised a total of $3,106, with $1,553 going to the Houston Pets Alive group and $1,553 to St. Luke’s.
 

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Big Ton Constant Supports Designed with Bronzphite® Slide Plates for Oil Refinery in China

September 25th, 2017 Comments off

Big Ton Constant Supports Designed with Bronzphite® Slide Plates for Oil Refinery in China

Type: Big Ton Constant Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | HDG | Bronzphite® | Graphite
Design: 750°F | 1-1/2″ Total Travel | 29-1/2″ x 85-1/4″ x 34-1/2″ | 187,393 lb.
Testing: Load and Travel Testing

PT&P custom designed and manufactured big ton constant spring supports w/ bronzphite® slide plates for a 400 KTA light oil for a processing and utilization unit at an oil refinery in China. A total of four constant assemblies were fabricated from carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized for extra protection against corrosion. The bronze plate acts as the bearing surface, supporting heavy loads, while the graphite inserts provide a solid, oil-free sliding surface. They are designed for operating temperatures up to 750°F and an operating load of 187,393 lb., with 1-1/2″ total travel. Load and travel testing was performed prior to shipment.

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.

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