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Sway Struts for a Construction Company

January 31st, 2003 No comments
Sway Struts for a Construction Company

Sway Struts for a Construction Company

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. recently designed and manufactured Sway Struts, PT&P Fig. 2110, with clamps for a construction company in Indiana.

The overall length of the support assemblies range from 24” to 60” and have loads ranging from 3,500 to 11,630 lbs.  The strut assemblies are made of carbon steel and are used to restrain movement of piping in one direction while providing for movement due to thermal expansion or contraction in another direction.

Do you require sway struts in your current or future project? Get pricing today!

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Standard Pipe Shoes for a Power Plant

January 24th, 2003 No comments
Standard Pipe Shoes for a Power Plant

Standard Pipe Shoes for a Power Plant

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. designed and manufactured these Fig. 1400 pipe shoes for a power plant in Canada.

These Fig. 1400 pipe shoes are a combination of PT&P Fig. 900 and 400.  These shoes are particularly made from carbon steel and graphite with 4” B.O.P (bottom of the pipe).  They are used to control pipe movement by guiding.  These shoes also prevent vertical and horizontal movement and allow axial movement.  They are mainly used in power plants or areas where there is cyclical filling and emptying of the pipe.

Do you see a need for pipe shoes in your piping system? Let us price them for you today!

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58,000 lb. Load Variable Spring Assemblies for a Power Plant

January 17th, 2003 No comments
58,000 lb. Load Variable Spring Assemblies for a Power Plant

58,000 lb. Load Variable Spring Assemblies for a Power Plant

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. designed and manufactured two custom built variable spring assemblies using heavy duty spring coils and fabricated hardware components.

58,000 lb. Load Variable Spring Assemblies for a Power Plant

Variable Spring Assemblies

The loads, as specified by the customer, were greater than the maximum operating loads for our largest (PT&P size 220) standard variable springs. In order to meet the customer’s requirements, a custom variable spring was designed and fabricated using a larger spring coil normally used only in constant spring assemblies.

The specially fabricated variable spring was 20 in diameter with a standing height of 51 and the hanging components (rod, turnbuckle, clevis) were 3 1/2 diameter pieces.  The spring rate was 3232 lb./in.  All the pipe hanger assembly components were made from carbon steel.

The installed (cold) load was 58,000 lbs. and the operating (hot) load was 61,700 lbs. The calculated movement from cold to hot was 1 1/8 down. The variable spring was tested in the load cell to insure proper operation and also to set the cold load to the specifications provided by the customer.

Do you see a need for variable springs in your piping system? Get pricing today!

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Bronzphite® Plates for a Construction Company in Dubai

January 10th, 2003 No comments
Bronzphite® Plates for a Construction Company in Dubai

Bronzphite® Plates for a Construction Company in Dubai

These ½ x 7 x 12 Bronzphite® plates were bolted to a 2 ¾ x 11 x 16 backing plate with a 5mm recess. The recess allowed the Bronzphite® plates to be countersunk and bolted to the backing plates. The Bronzphite® plates were designed to withstand 14Mpa working compression and a maximum temperature of 230˚F.

Do you have a need for slide plates in your piping system? Let us price them for you today!

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