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Why perform a walk-down in your plant?

January 31st, 2011 No comments

Ever wondered just how important it is to regularly walk through your plant to ensure proper functionality of all pipe supports in the piping system? Understanding the critical nature of properly functioning pipe supports and how they contribute to the overall system, one should thoroughly inspect each component for proper operation during different phases of the life of the unit.

Inspecting a Constant in the Field

Inspecting a Constant During a Plant Walk Down

Check out a recent article we published on the Importance of a Plant Walk Down. Learn what to check for and when to perform certain types of plant walk downs. Use these tools to avoid a failure or potentially catastrophic situation.  See Full Article

Insulated Pipe Supports for Temperatures as Low as -260°F for a 30″ Diameter Pipe in a LNG Receiving & Regasification Plant and Refinery

January 25th, 2011 No comments

Cryogenic Supports for a LNG Receiving & Regasification Plant and Refinery

These cryogenic supports (also known as cold shoes) are fabricated from 20 PCF polyurethane insulation, weigh 650 lb. each and are designed for 30″ diameter pipe. They are comprised of a carbon steel base plate and bearing plate, a vapor barrier and an aluminum jacket. The supports are designed for temperatures as low as -260°F, and measure 27″ length by 44″ height. A total of thirty-four supports were fabricated for natural gas applications, including storage and transport.

Do you see a need for cryogenic supports in your piping system? Get a quote today!

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Constant Spring Supports with Corrosion Resistant Coating Manufactured on a Rush Basis for Off-shore Drilling in Malaysia

January 17th, 2011 No comments
Fig. 200 C-Type Constants

Fig. 200 C-Type Constants

Fig. 200 U-Type Upthrust Constants

Fig. 200 U-Type Upthrust Constants

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A “U-Type” and 6 “C-Type” constant spring supports were designed to support piping in a corrosive environment located off-shore in Malaysia. The U-Type measures 21″ x 25″ x 57″ and C-Types range in size from 11-5/8″ x 17″ x 4″ to 18-3/4″ x 32″ x 80″.

Constant Spring Supports with Corrosion Resistent Coating

The constants are fabricated from A36 carbon steel with a fluorocarbon coating on the pins. The frame, housing, and all components were coated with a 3-coat paint system to resist corrosion. Standard load and travel tests were performed prior to shipping the constants on a rush basis.

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ASME Code Pig Launchers and Receivers with a Safety Locking System

January 3rd, 2011 No comments
ASME Code Pig Launchers and Receivers with a Safety Locking System

ASME Code Pig Launchers and Receivers

The pig launchers and receivers were designed for a coal-bed methane gas production facility in Colorado. They are equipped with an integral safety locking system which works on the principle of mechanical key interlocking (transfer of keys). This system avoids serious injuries from human error and insures safety of personnel.

ASME Code Pig Launchers and Receivers with a Safety Locking System

Safety Locking System

One starter key per launcher/receiver is kept in a box located in the control room. Each lock is executed with two keys. When the first valve is opened with this starter key, it releases the second key. This key is transferred to next valve which releases second key from that valve and so on and so forth. This process guides the operator through the specified sequence for opening and closing valves with unique a key for each step.

Do you see a need for pig launchers in your piping system? Request pricing today!

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60" Diameter ASME Pressure Vessel for a Chemical Plant in Beaumont

December 27th, 2010 No comments
Submarine Drum Vessel for a Chemical Plant in Beaumont

Submarine Drum Vessel

  • ASME pressure vessel
  • 60″ diameter , 176″ seam to seam
  • SA 516-70 shell
  • SA 105 nozzles
  • Design conditions: 75 PSIG @ 400°F
  • Corrosion allowance: 1/4″

Do you have an upcoming requirement for a tank or ASME vessel? Get pricing today!
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F-Type Variable Spring Supports for a Chemical Plant and Refinery in Singapore

December 20th, 2010 No comments
F-Type Variable Spring Supports

F-Type Variable Spring Supports

An assortment of standard variable spring supports were manufactured ranging in size from 8-5/8″ to 12-3/4″ dia. with installed heights ranging from 9-7/16″ to 18-1/8″. The F-Type pipe hanger assembly is used to support the pipe from below and are typically mounted to concrete pads via anchor bolts or welded to structural steel. The various springs shown are designed for operating conditions ranging from loads of 1750 lb. with .02″ travel to 21,280 lb. loads with .13″ travel. As with all of our variable supports, these were quality checked with a 100% spring coil deflection test and a load cell calibration to set the assembly at the prescribed installed load.

Do you see a need for variable springs in your piping system? Let us price them for you!

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Take a Look into the Past: Insulated Pipe Supports

December 17th, 2010 No comments

Check out our most recent article that looks at the history of insulated pipe supports through the past 100 years.  Learn about the developments made in the 1950’s and 1960’s that introduced the use of “Foam Glass”, a lightweight material that is manufactured primarily from recycled glass and used in the design of insulated pipe supports. Later, polyurethane was developed to provide greater load carrying capabilities. Read the full article on the:

History of Insulated Supports

Permali® Insulated Pipe Anchors

Permali® Insulated Pipe Anchors

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Cryogenic Supports with Permali® Insulation for an LNG Plant in Abu Dhabi

December 6th, 2010 No comments
Cryogenic Supports with Permali® Insulation for an LNG Plant in Abu Dhabi

Cryogenic Supports with Permali® Insulation

Over 30 cryogenic supports fabricated from a combination of carblon steel, permali® block and stainless steel were manufactured for an LNG plant in Abu Dhabi. The shoes measures 18″ x 14″ x 12″ and are designed for 10″ of thermal movement and temperatures as low as -167°C. The cold shoes are coated with a custom paint job and went through standard testing prior to shipment.

Have a need for cryogenic supports in a current or upcoming project? Get a quote today!
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Snubbers: A General Overview

December 3rd, 2010 No comments

We recently posted a new Snubber article on our website.  It provides a technical look into both hydraulic and mechanical snubbers – how they are used in a piping system and how they function.  Most importantly, the article tells you the difference between various types of snubbers which is helpful in choosing the appropriate snubber for your piping system needs.

Snubbers: A General Overview

14 1/2" diameter 225,000 lb. load Hydraulic Snubber

14 1/2" diameter 225,000 lb. load Hydraulic Snubber

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Constant Spring Supports vs. Variable Spring Supports

December 3rd, 2010 No comments

Ever wonder what makes a constant spring support different from a variable spring support? How does each one function? How do they support loads and allow for movement in a pipeline? Check out our new spring support article that provides all the answers to these questions and more.

F-Type Variable Springs with Slide Plates

F-Type Variable Springs with Slide Plates

Upthrust 200-U Type Constants for an Oil Refinery

Upthrust 200-U Type Constants for an Oil Refinery

 

 

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