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100-E Type Constant Spring Supports Custom Designed for a Power Plant in Canada

December 11th, 2017 Comments off

100-E Type Constant Spring Supports Custom Designed for a Power Plant in Canada

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Size: 52 1/4″ x 62 1/8″
Material: Carbon Steel
Design: Operating Load 21,600 to 26,350 lbs & of 3-7” of Movement
Testing: Standard Load & Travel Tests

PT&P custom designed and manufactured constant spring supports for a power plant in Canada. A total of four constant assemblies were fabricated from carbon steel. The customer designed with dimensions of 100-73-E, & 100-69-E with a thermo chemical process. They are designed for operating load 21,600 to 26,350 lbs and operating movement of 3-7” of movement. Load and travel testing were performed prior to the shipment.

A-Type Variable Spring Supports for a Process Power Plant in Oklahoma

November 27th, 2017 Comments off

A-Type Variable Spring Supports for a Process Power Plant in Oklahoma

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Size: Rod Diameter 2” / Casing 8′ long & 3 1/8” Diameter
Material: Carbon Steel
Design: Operating Load 31,563 lbs., Installed Load 29,000 lbs., 0.82″ Downward Movement
Testing: Standard Load & Travel Tests

PT&P designed two standard PTP-4 size 210 A-type variable spring supports for a Process Power Plant in Oklahoma. The springs are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. The springs are designed to accommodate a Hydro Test Load of 34,000 with operating Load of 31,563 and installed Load of 29,000, movement of 0.82″ downward. A Standard Load and Travel test was conducted on the variables prior to shipment. The springs utilize a rod diameter of 2” and the spring casing 8′ long and 3 1/8” in diameter.

Custom Designed Big Ton Spring Supports for a Propane Dehydrogenation Application in Texas

November 20th, 2017 Comments off

Custom Designed Big Ton Spring Supports for a Propane Dehydrogenation Application in Texas

Type: Big Ton Spring Supports
Size: 42″ x 24″ x 26 1/2″
Material: Carbon Steel
Design: 94,261 lb. Load & 0.085” Movement
Testing: Standard Load Tests

PT&P custom designed big ton spring supports for a propane dehydrogenation application at a chemical plant in Texas. The components within this assembly include the spring housing, coils, name plates, pressure plate, and load indicator. While both assemblies measure 42” L x 24” W x 26-1/2” H, it was modified based on independent specifications for operating loads and movement to accommodate a load of 94,261 lb. and 0.085” of movement. This type of support is ideal for applications, such as supporting pressure vessels that combine very heavy loads with thermal expansion because of the stability they provide. The big ton was tested in the load cell to insure proper operation throughout the entire working range of the coils.

Custom Compact Springs Designed to Support a Storage Tank

October 9th, 2017 Comments off

Custom Compact Springs Designed to Support a Storage Tank

Type: Compact Spring Supports
Material: A-36 Carbon Steel | HDG | Stainless Steel
Design: 0.25″ Movement (upward) | 5,000 lb. Load
Testing: Load and Travel Testing

These compact spring supports were custom designed to support a storage tank at a facility in Texas. The housing was fabricated from A-36 carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized to protect them against corrosion. The disc springs are engineered using the stainless steel Belleville disc springs designed for large loads but small movements. In this case, the springs are designed to support a load of 5,000 lb. and movement of 0.25″ (upward). Each assembly underwent load testing prior to shipment.

Big Ton Constant Supports Designed with Bronzphite® Slide Plates for Oil Refinery in China

September 25th, 2017 Comments off

Big Ton Constant Supports Designed with Bronzphite® Slide Plates for Oil Refinery in China

Type: Big Ton Constant Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | HDG | Bronzphite® | Graphite
Design: 750°F | 1-1/2″ Total Travel | 29-1/2″ x 85-1/4″ x 34-1/2″ | 187,393 lb.
Testing: Load and Travel Testing

PT&P custom designed and manufactured big ton constant spring supports w/ bronzphite® slide plates for a 400 KTA light oil for a processing and utilization unit at an oil refinery in China. A total of four constant assemblies were fabricated from carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized for extra protection against corrosion. The bronze plate acts as the bearing surface, supporting heavy loads, while the graphite inserts provide a solid, oil-free sliding surface. They are designed for operating temperatures up to 750°F and an operating load of 187,393 lb., with 1-1/2″ total travel. Load and travel testing was performed prior to shipment.

U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

August 20th, 2017 Comments off

U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | HDG | PTFE, 25% Glass Filled
Design: 8,200 lb. Load | 11-1/2″ Total Travel
Testing: Standard Load and Travel Test

PT&P designed and manufactured 48 constant spring supports for a power plant in Mexico. The constants pictured above are Fig. 200 U-type constant spring supports fabricated from A-36 carbon steel and include PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates bonded to the load flange. The supports are 39″ H x 26″ W x 80″ L and are designed for operating loads up to 8,200 lb., with a total travel of 11-1/2″. These are horizontal constants designed to support piping from below in conjunction with a pipe saddle. All the constants went through standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

Variable Spring Supports for a Furnace application at an Ammonia Plant

August 7th, 2017 Comments off

Variable Spring Supports for a Furnace application at an Ammonia Plant

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | Red-Oxide Primer | 304 SS
Design: 3,000 lb./in.
Testing: Load Test

PT&P custom designed variable spring support assemblies for a furnace application at an ammonia plant. The furnace springs are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with a red-oxide primer to help prevent corrosion. The pipe clamps are fabricated from 304 stainless steel. They are designed to support a cold load of almost 3,000 lb./in. while operating in an area where temperatures are higher than ambient. There were a total of 173 assemblies fabricated for this project, 152 variable hangers, 3 constant spring supports, 6 ball joint rigid struts, and 12 rigid rod hangers. Special load tests were performed prior to shipping.

Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for a 98,250 lb. Load

July 24th, 2017 Comments off

Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for a 98,250 lb. Load

Type: Big Ton Spring Supports
Size: 29″ wide x 110″ long x 35″ high
Material: HDG Carbon Steel | A193 Gr. B7 Travel Stops and Load Column
Design: 98,250 lb. | 1-3/4″ Upward
Testing: Load Cell Test

This big ton spring support assembly was designed for a facility in Kansas. The assemblies are fabricated from hot-dipped galvanized carbon steel and include neoprene coated springs coils. The travel stops and load column material is A193 Gr. B7. The units measure 29″ wide x 110″ long x 35″ high and are capable of supporting loads up to 98,250 lb. while accommodating movements from 1-3/4″ upward. The big tons were tested with a load cell to insure proper operation throughout the big ton’s operating range.

C-Type Constant Spring Supports for a Refinery in Texas

July 10th, 2017 Comments off

C-Type Constant Spring Supports for a Refinery in Texas

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Size: 25″ in Height x 17-38″ in Length x 11-5/8″ in Width
Material: A-36 Carbon Steel with HDG Finish
Design: 981 lb. to 1828 lb. load | 2-1/2″ to 3″ Vertical Movement Range
Testing: Standard Load and Travel Testing per MSS Standards

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. designed and manufactured C-type constant spring support assemblies for a refinery in Texas. The constants are 25″ in height, 17-3/8″ in length, and 11-5/8″ in width. Their load capacities range from 981 lb. to 1828 lb., with a vertical movement ranging from 2-1/2″ to 3″. All constants were fabricated from A-36 carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish, and underwent standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

F-Type Variable Springs for a Refinery in Oklahoma

June 26th, 2017 Comments off

F-Type Variable Spring Cans for a refinery in Oklahoma

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Size: 70 7/8″ tall and 17 3/4″ wide
Material: Carbon Steel and PTFE Slide Plates
Design: 30,980 lb. load/2,083 lb. spring rate
Testing: 35,000 lb hydrotest

PT&P manufactured variable spring supports for a refinery in Oklahoma. These F-Type PTP-6 spring cans are 70 7/8″ tall and 17 3/4″ wide. They are completely fabricated from carbon steel with PTFE slide plates welded on the load flange and internal guide. They are designed for an operating load of 30,980 lb. .with a spring rate of 2,083 lb./in. and 0.49″ of movement. These variables were hydrotested with a load of 35,000 lb. prior to shipment.

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