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NASA Space Station Service Module Mock-up

November 4th, 1999 No comments
NASA Space Station Service Module Mock-up

NASA Space Station Service Module Mock-up

Sweco Fab, Inc., the ASME CODE fabrication subsidiary of PT&P, built the forward section of an International Space Station service module for NASA in Fall, 1999. The main purpose for the full-scale mock-up service module will be to replicate the International Space Station for use in astronaut training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL).

The Neutral Buoyancy Lab, located at the Sonny Carter Training Facility near NASA Houston Johnson Space Center (JSC), is a large pool of water used in astronaut training to simulate the gravity conditions in space. The forward section manufactured by Sweco Fab, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Piping Technology & Products, is made up of ASTM A-304L material and weighs approximately 2500 lbs. The unit was on display at NASA’s Inspection Day 1999 and will soon be employed in International Space Station astronaut training.

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SWECO Builds Tanks to Supply Fuel by Helicopter

September 4th, 1998 No comments

Sweco Fab, Inc., PT&P’s ASME code pressure vessel shop, is building its third order for stainless steel tanks used to transport diesel fuel to off-shore platforms by helicopter.  Special calculations were required to verify the air-worthiness of the skid-mounted tanks.

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Complete Duct System for Food Processing Plant

August 5th, 1994 No comments
Complete Duct System for Food Processing Plant

Complete Duct System for Food Processing Plant

Sweco Fab, Inc. designed and fabricated a complete duct system for a major engineering and construction firm in Houston.The project is a carbon dioxide facility for a food processing plant being constructed in Massachusetts.

Two unique features of the 96” ID fabrication are the very light materials with close tolerances and the painting system for food grade product.

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Gas Torches

June 5th, 1994 No comments
Gas Torches

Gas Torches

The photograph above shows a computer-controlled bank of gas torches used to burn patterns of small components from large metal plates. The geometry of the components is used to program the computer. The metal plate is on a “water table” which catches the melted material to be utilized in the national program to conserve natural resources.

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. supplies hardware, pipe supports, expansion joints and other fabricated items for petrochemical, paper and electric power plants throughout the U.S. and overseas.

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Wet Air Fan Cyclone for High Density Polyethylene Project

May 5th, 1994 No comments
Wet Air Fan Cyclone for High Density Polyethylene Project

Wet Air Fan Cyclone for High Density Polyethylene Project

Sweco Fab, Inc., a wholly subsidiary of Piping Technology & Products, Inc., and an ASME and API code vessel shop recently unveiled their design of a wet air fan cyclone for a new high density polyethylene project.

The barrel, which is a twenty-one feet long, tapers upward from a twelve-inch diameter base to a six foot diameter top. Ears on the exterior of the barrel are provided for support and alignment. Air inlet is designed to mate with other components forming part of the process equipment. The fan cowling has outboard ears to facilitate ease of test, assembly and maintenance. The cyclone was rolled and formed from ¼ inch carbon steel and weighs 4,000 lb.

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Orifice Plates

May 5th, 1994 No comments
Orifice Plates

Orifice Plates

The picture above shows special components of today’s piping systems. At the top are two rings with machined surfaces required to help seal the system when operating at high pressures. Rings and spacers can be fabricated from a variety of metals including carbon steels, stainless steels, alloys such as Inconel®, Hastelloy or Titanium. The choice of materials depends on the temperatures and pressures the system is designed for. Holes can be drilled to produce bleed rings which relieve pressure slowly. The above picture shows orifice plates which are made from the same materials.

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Spectacle Blinds for 60” Pipe

March 4th, 1994 No comments

 

Spectacle Blinds for 60” Pipe

Spectacle Blinds for 60” Pipe

Pictured above are spectacle blinds. Piping Technology & Products, Inc. builds these for any pipe size up to 60”. A variety of metals can be used including carbon steels, stainless steels or exotic alloys depending on the pressure rating required and the environment where they must function.

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Bellmouth Reducers

December 10th, 1993 No comments
Bellmouth Reducers

Bellmouth Reducers

The picture above shows four bellmouth reducers which have just received the final coat of a special paint. These are components of the cooling water piping system designed for large, new petrochemical complex. The bell shape is a segment of an ellipse chosen to function as a vortex breaker during high velocity flow.

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Flue Gas Duct Damper

November 19th, 1993 No comments
Flue Gas Duct Damper

Flue Gas Duct Damper

The picture above shows a flue gas duct damper fabricated using Inconel for certain components by the Sweco Fab division of Piping Technology & Products, Inc. Two of these dampers were shipped to Trinidad for installation above the furnaces of an ammonia plant. They have a special refractory lining to withstand the high temperatures of the flue gases. The picture at the left show the linkage of the damper to the motor-driven control system. Each unit weighs approximately 2300 lb. and the openings are approximately 12 feet by 6 feet.

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“Finger Joint” for Howard Franklin Bridge

July 25th, 1993 No comments
“Finger Joint” for Howard Franklin Bridge

“Finger Joint” for Howard Franklin Bridge

The picture above shows a 20 foot section of a “Finger Joint” expansion assembly produced by PT&P for the Howard Franklin Bridge from Tampa to St. Petersburg in Florida.

This section is assembled and ready for shipment. Note the galvanized finish on everything except the temporary shipping bars. Each assembly includes four sections having a total weight of 11,227 lb. The fingers on this bridge are tapered to minimize tire damage to vehicles.

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