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April — 2016 — The Pipe Supports Blog
Archive for April, 2016

Pipe Support Engineering & Design Webinar

April 28th, 2016 Comments off

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New Design for Insulated Pipe SupportThis presentation will cover pipe support design, 3D modeling, Finite Element Analysis, special stress and thermal cases, along with the unique cases that brought on new pipe support designs. Increase your understanding of the value-added services that are offered by PT&P, and rest assured that your Engineering and Design needs can be covered by our 24×7 web-based emergency services, providing field service, and quick-turn around time when you need it most.

300 Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application at a Methanol Processing Facility

April 25th, 2016 Comments off

300 Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application at a Methanol Processing Facility

PT&P designed and fabricated 300 variable spring supports for use in a furnace within a methanol processing facility in Mexico. We manufactured the ”housing” of these variable springs using seamless pipe (in order to prevent the springs’ coils from rubbing against the ”weld seam” of a standard pipe) so that the exact spring rate (+/- 5%) can be calculated without discrepancies or variations. The reason that an accurate spring rate is important is because furnace springs function as a ”scale” in order to determine the weight of the radiant coils within the unit. These springs are coated with red oxide primer to protect against corrosion. We manufactured these furnace spring assemblies for an operating load of 1,036 lb. and a movement up to 8 1/2″. Each spring is traceable to test data and tagged with its’ unique spring rate along with other standard information use for identification.

Pipe Supports and Expansion Joints for Furnace Applications Webinar

April 14th, 2016 Comments off

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Furnace SpringsJoin us for this Webinar focusing on the unique design aspects of pipe supports and expansion joints operating in furnace applications. See how these non-standard designs impact the overall construction and fabrication processes. Learn the differences between standard supports and those specifically used in furnace applications. View the in-depth testing processes and learn what to watch for during inspection and maintenance intervals.

The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has over 15 years experience as a pipe support designer and manages PT&P’s engineer training development program. He also inspects existing supports, consults on site remediation projects and oversees installation on a regular basis.

 

Compact Spring Supports Designed for an Oil Refinery in Minnesota

April 8th, 2016 Comments off

Compact Spring Supports Designed for an Oil Refinery in Minnesota

These compact spring supports were custom designed for an oil refinery in Minnesota. Typically, compact spring supports are used to support large loads but small movements relieving process equipment nozzles from overloading. In this case, the springs are designed to support loads of 5,605 lb., 4,747 lb. and 1,250 lb. and movements of 0.133” and 0.029” upward and 0.199″ downward, respectfully.

Compact spring supports utilize engineered Belleville (disc spring) washers. Since these spring supports contain disc springs, both the support housings and the springs contained in the housings are made from 304 stainless steel. Corrosion resistance is significantly increased by using this combination. Glass coatings can also be applied to both the housing and springs to make the support system virtually impervious. Each assembly underwent load testing prior to shipment.

Expansion Joints Overview Video

April 4th, 2016 Comments off

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