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Cold Insulated Pipe Saddles with Slide Plates Designed for an Ethane Cracker at a Plant in Texas

August 29th, 2016 Comments off

Cold Insulated Pipe Saddles with Slide Plates Designed for an Ethane Cracker at a Plant in Texas

PT&P designed cold insulated pipe saddles with PTFE slide plates to provide sliding and guiding support for horizontal piping leading to an ethane cracker at a plant in Texas. The project fulfilled an emergency request when the client realized the product was missing at time of installation. The pipe saddles are fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish for pipe sizes ranging from 3″ to 56″. They have a diameter of 40″, height of 23-5/8″, width of 42-1/2″ and 11-7/8″ BOP. Visual inspection and dimensional checks using a section of pipe were completed prior to shipment.

U-Type Constants Designed with Slide Plates for a Polypropylene Plant in Texas

August 22nd, 2016 Comments off


PT&P designed and fabricated U-Type constant spring support , with PTFE, 25% glass filled side plate for a Polypropylene Plant in Texas. The constant is fabricated from carbon steel, and hot-dipped galvanized for extra protection against corrosion. The vertical movement is 1.5″ total upward travel and is capable of supporting a 10,350 lb. load. The constant underwent standard load testing prior to shipment.

Constant Spring Supports Design and Application Webinar

August 11th, 2016 Comments off
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Constant Spring Support

This Webinar will focus on the different types of constant spring supports. Learn about the special features available, in addition to the design of a constant support. View how the different cam/coil configurations produce a unique response to an applied load. Discover the step by step process used to size a spring for your application. Learn about the different attachments, testing, and installation and maintenance procedures. View examples of failed supports provided by our Field Service Division and learn why they failed and how to prevent it. Gain knowledge of the valuable tips used when deciding to adjust or replace a constant spring support, as well as shutdown and isolation procedures.

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.

Variable Spring Supports Product Video

August 10th, 2016 Comments off

G-Type Variable Spring Assemblies Designed for an Oil & Gas Refinery in Texas

August 6th, 2016 Comments off

G-Type Variable Spring Assemblies Designed for an Oil & Gas Refinery in Texas

PT&P designed these G-Type variable spring support assemblies, along with a 24” pipe shoe and hanger for an oil and gas refinery in Texas. Each item is designed with a center to center of 36” and an elevation difference up to 72”. The spring supports consists of a G-type variable spring, all threaded rod, clevis, lifting lugs, welding lugs and clevis pins. They are designed with an operating load range from 1,700 lb. to 10,500 lb. and a movement range of .02” to .19” up or down. Standard load and travel testing was completed prior to shipment.

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