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Structural Supports for Vessels in an Oil Refinery in Texas

November 22nd, 2010 No comments

Structural Supports for Vessels in an Oil Refinery in Texas

20 vessel supports ranging in length from 30″ to 84″ were manufactured for an oil refinery in Texas. The structural supports will be attached to existing vessels to assist in supporting the nearby pipes and piping system. The supports were fabricated from carbon steel and coated with a hot-dipped galvanize finish to prevent corrosion.

Need to replace or add extra support to your piping system? Let us price it today!

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200 E-Type Constant Spring and 3-bolt Pipe Clamp Assembly for a Power Plant in South Carolina

November 15th, 2010 No comments

200 E-Type Constant Spring and 3-bolt Pipe Clamp Assembly

This 200 E-Type horizontal constant spring support is fabricated from carbon steel with a
hot-dipped galvanize finish. It is designed for a 54,020 lb. load with a total travel of 15.5″. The 3-bolt pipe clamp is designed for a 26″ diameter pipe and is coated with a red oxide primer. Each pipe hanger assembly went through standard load and travel testing prior to shipping. PT&P will design and fabricate any size constant spring support in addition to the sizes listed in our catalog.

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Ask us! – New FAQ Section on our Site

November 6th, 2010 No comments
We recently introduced a new Pipe Support Frequently Asked Questions section on our website. This new database of questions provides the answers to a lot of common questions regarding variable springs, constants, snubbers, pig launchers, and more! The list of questions is continually expanding, so check back often for more valuable pipe support information.

Pipe Support Frequently Asked Questions

New FAQ Section on Pipingtech.com!

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Hydraulic Snubber Assemblies for a LNG Processing Facility in Peru

November 1st, 2010 No comments

Hydraulic Snubber Assemblies for a LNG Processing Facility in Peru

These hydraulic snubber assemblies were designed with maximum load capacities ranging from 1700 lb. to 59,400 lb. All of the snubbers were provided with an overall stroke of 6” and were preset to the midpoint of the total stroke, meaning that during operation, these snubbers could accommodate piping deflections of  +/- 3” from the installed position.

Hydraulic Snubber Assemblies for a LNG Processing Facility in Peru

The piston diameters range from 1-1/2″ to 6″ and the total assembly length ranges from 31-1/2″ to 220″. The largest assembly required a custom extension section to eliminate the risk of buckling under compression loads. Two-thirds of the assemblies included dual end brackets and the remaining assemblies included an end bracket/clamp combination. The housing, extension piece and end brackets are fabricated from carbon steel, while the cylinders, pins and two of the end brackets are fabricated from polished stainless steel. Standard “lock and bleed-down” tests were performed prior to shipping to a LNG processing facility in Peru.

Do you require a shock control device in your piping system? Price a snubber today!

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Sliding Cryogenic Insulated Supports for a 60" Diameter Vapor Line

October 25th, 2010 No comments
Sliding Cryogenic Insulated Supports for a 60" Diameter Vapor Line

Sliding Cryogenic Insulated Supports

These sliding cryoshoes are fabricated from carbon steel with 2″ thick polyurethane insulation. The polyurethane is 20 lb. density, which has a compressive strength of 500 psi and a tensile strength of 600 psi. The cold shoes are designed for temperatures as low as -300°F and for loads up to 3,500 lb. They will be used to support a 60″ diameter low temperature vapor line in a Texas facility.

Want to learn more about cryogenic supports? Instantly view a past webinar now!

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Replacement Constant Spring Supports with Neoprene Coating for a Highly Corrosive Application at a Salt Water Cooler Tower

October 19th, 2010 No comments
Original Supports (not fabricated by PT&P)

Original Supports (not fabricated by PT&P)

PT&P received a call to inspect spring supports in operation at a salt water cooler tower. It was quickly determined that replacement supports would be needed due to the heavy corrosion of the original supports not fabricated by PT&P.

Neoprene Coated Fig. 200 U-Type Upthrust  Constant Spring Supports

Neoprene Coated Fig. 200 U-Type Upthrust Constant Spring Supports

A total of 40 constant and variable spring supports were fabricated as replacements. Each support was sealed with a neoprene coating over a hot-dip galvanized finish instead of stainless steel. This type of finish will ensure a much longer life-span. The spring supports ranged in loads from 800 lb. to 15,000 lb. with various travel ranges.

Neoprene Coated Fig. 100 U-Type Upthrust Constant Spring Supports

Neoprene Coated Fig. 100 U-Type Upthrust Constant Spring Supports

Do you need to replace some springs in your plant? Contact us for a quote today!
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How To: Remove Travel Stops from a Constant

October 8th, 2010 No comments

Check out this video of our field service manager instructing how to remove travel stops from a constant effort support. This procedure is a very critical and necessary step in the installation of constant spring supports.

More helpful instructional videos are available on our website!

SPED Hosts 2010 Corporate Member Showcase

October 6th, 2010 No comments

Our company is a corporate member of SPED, the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers. On October 28, 2010 SPED will celebrate it’s 30th Anniversary with the 2010 Corporate Member Showcase and 30th Annual General Business Meeting at the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor from 6 PM until 9:30 PM. Tickets are available at www.spedweb.com.

You will be able to network, see the latest products and services from SPED Corporate Members, and hear presentations from three Piping Industry experts:

* Kathey Ferland, Project Manager, University of Texas at Austin
* Thomas J. Van Laan, P.E., Senior Vice President, Intergraph, CADWorx & Analysis Solutions
* Paul Spring, President, Business Development and Product Strategy, AVEVA

Dinner will be served. In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, a Professional Piping Designer Certification Review and Exam will be held on October 28th with Dr. William G. Beazley at the Marriott from 8 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. For more information, or to register, please send SPED an email at spedmgr1@spedweb.com.

Look for our booth at this year’s SPED Corporate Member Showcase!

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Variable Spring and Cro-Moly 3-bolt Clamp Assemblies for a Power Generation Facility

October 5th, 2010 No comments

Variable Spring and Cro-Moly 3-bolt Clamp Assemblies for a Power Generation Facility

The variable spring and clamp assemblies are fabricated using a combination of carbon steel for the housing and internal components, spring steel for the spring coils, and Cro-Moly (A-387 GR. 22) for the high temperature 3-bolt clamps. This pipe hanger assembly is an example of PT&P’s standard variable spring design wherein multiple coils are arranged in series to produce adequate load carrying capacity and coil deflection to compensate for the anticipated pipe movement. These particular assemblies are capable of an overall load range of 9,320 lb. to 15,970 lb. with a total travel range of 5″. All pipe hanger assemblies underwent standard load and travel testing, 100% deflection testing, and load cell calibration before shipping to a power generation facility.

Want to learn more about variable springs? Watch a recorded variables webinar!

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Cryogenic Pipe Supports with Micarta Insulation for a LNG Plant

September 28th, 2010 No comments

Cryogenic Pipe Supports with Micarta Insulation for a LNG Plant

These cold shoes are fabricated from stainless steel and carbon steel with Micarta insulation. The supports vary in length from 12″ to 36″ and are capable of temperatures as low as -260°F. 40 supports in total were fabricated and hot dipped galvanized for corrosion protection at a LNG plant.

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