Snubber Assemblies for a Power Plant
These assemblies are used to control a maximum shock load of 1,500 lbs within a piping system. Each Snubber was supplied with a custom designed yoke made from Chrome-Moly (A387 Gr.91), supplied with a stainless steel u-bolt and protection saddle. The travel capacity ranges from 1″ to 5″. An expedited delivery of two weeks was provided per customer’s
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PTP 1-140 Type F Positive Variable Springs for a Power Plant
Rows of Variable Springs on Shipping Floor
All of the custom designed variables consist of a single flange with two spring supports in order to meet the customer’s height restrictions. These PTP1-140 Type F variable springs are fabricated from A36 carbon steel with an overall weight of 16,900 lbs. They are designed for upward movement of 0.079″ with a hot load of 4,490 lbs., and a cold load of 4,620 lbs.
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New Patent for a High Temperature Support for Insulated Pipes
PT&P has developed a high capacity support for insulated pipes which does not rely on the insulation to carry any of the load. The design has several advantages over previous designs:
- Since the insulation does not carry any mechanical load, it can be chosen solely on the basis of its thermal properties. In particular, cyclic loading, which has caused insulation failure, is not a problem.
- The support provides effective restraint for all six possible components of loads, X, Y, Z-Rotational and Translational. In particular, axial and torsional loads are readily accommodated. These represent difficulties for supports which rely on the insulation.
- It is easily installed in the field. It is attached to the pipe with a standard bolted pipe clamp. Thus there is no field welding.
The support consists of a shoe, similar to the PT&P Fig. 4500 Insulated Shoe Support for Hot Pipe (Hot Shoe) and two clamps, similar to the PT&P Fig. 50 Light Two Bolt Pipe Clamp. Each clamp is attached to the shoe by a steel plate which is designed to carry the design load, and is shape optimized to minimize heat flow from the pipe.