Drawing of Complete Assembly (including hold-down clamp, pedestals and beams)
Pedestals and Beams in Operation
The 54″ suction line carrying gas to a gas compressor at a rate of 1.7 million lb./hr. developed a severe vibration. The deflections in the line were up to 3/4″ and it was fully observable during operation.
Hold-down Clamp in Operation
PT&P designed and manufactured a special elevated hold-down clamp, including a unique laminated vibration dampening lining. The entire pipe hanger assembly stands 22′ high and is coated with a carboline zinc finish. After installation and resumption of operations, the vibrations are now almost imperceptible.
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Three custom “sling” support assemblies fabricated from stainless steel were designed for an oil refinery in Louisiana. The assemblies are comprised of a 79.25″ diameter custom saddle support and two horizontal travelers (Fig.270 PTP-4). They are capable of loads up to 44,000 lb., and were designed, fabricated and shipped in four weeks for expedited delivery.
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Fronek Anchor/Darling, a division of PT&P, designed and manufactured hydraulic snubbers with protective boots for a hydro-sulfuric acid environment in a geothermal power plant. They measure 53-5/8″ pin-to-pin with a 3-1/4″ cylinder bore size and 6″ stroke.
The snubbers are designed for an actual load of 15,400 lb., but have a rated load capacity of 20,000 lb. They are fabricated from carbon and alloy steel, and include two coats of epoxy-based paint. An activation velocity test was performed, along with a release rate and drag characteristics test.
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