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ASME Defines New Inspection Criteria for High Energy Pipelines

February 13th, 2012 Comments off

B31.1 Operations and Maintenance

According to ASME B31.1 Chapter VII Par. 140 a program shall be established for the assessment and documentation of the condition of all CPS (Covered Piping Systems) in power plants.

B 31.1 Operations and Maintenance

CPS Systems are defined in Chapter 1 Par 100.2, as systems on which condition assessments are to be conducted. This includes the following systems as a minimum.

NPS 4 and larger main steam, hot reheat steam, cold reheat steam, and boiler feedwater piping.

NPS 4 and larger systems that operate above 750°E (400°C or above 1,025 psi (7,100 kPa)

 

Other systems may be included as CPS by an Operating Company, based on their judgment. Appendix V of the code is titled ‘Recommended Practice for Operation, Maintenance, and Modification of Power Piping Systems’. This addendum is non-mandatory; however many  Power Industry operating companies’ insurance carriers are now invoking Appendix V with increasing frequency, and this is affecting conditions of their agreements with the operating companies.

Piping Technology and Products Inc. (PT&P) has for some time been performing surveys and assessments in accordance with part H of Par. 140, that requires hot and cold walk-down readings and assessment of pipe supports, operated within the creep regime of the pipe.    These assessments are helpful in identifying, sagging lines, deformation of supports, and damage caused by upset conditions, and/or incidents, attributable to operational malfunctions, dynamic/thermal or hydraulic events.

PT&P has been performing this service for many power generation companies. Preparation of documentation, retrieval and compilation of files for a CPS assessment, has just been completed for a major U.S power generation company. Ten large power plants were involved, and the original predominantly high-energy pipe support drawings, all engineered and designed by PT&P, were retrieved from PT&P archives dating back ten years.

Please feel free to contact us at david.baker@pipingtech.com and we will be happy to answer any of your technical questions about our survey capabilities, as well as any other engineering or field services that your organization may need.

Stock Upthrust Constants Modified with an Auxillary Platform

January 16th, 2012 Comments off

200 U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for Large Spring Coils.

These 200 U-Type constant spring supports were modified to increase their installed height by adding a secondary plate and angles, which will be welded to the structural beam. The constants range in size from 25″ to 27″ in height, 52″ to 67″ in length, and 25″ in width. Their load capacities range from 10,300 lb. to 13,000 lb. with vertical movement ranging from 3″ to 4-1/2″. All constants were fabricated from A-36 carbon steel, and went through standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

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PTP-1 F-Type Variable Spring Assemblies

December 19th, 2011 Comments off

PTP-1 F-Type Variable Spring Assemblies

These PTP-1 F-Type variable spring assemblies fabricated from A-36 carbon steel, were custom designed to accommodate a height of 11-11/16″ while keeping the same spring rate. The F-Type variable is used to support the pipe from below and are typically mounted to concrete pads via anchor bolts or welded to structural steel. The variables are designed for loads up to 6,500 lb. and a total upward travel of 5/16″.

PTP-1 F-Type Variable Spring Assemblies

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U-Type Constant Springs Custom Designed for Large Travel for an Oil Refinery

September 19th, 2011 No comments

U-Type Constant Springs Custom Designed for Large Travel for an Oil Refinery

These figure 200 U-type constant springs were fabricated from A-36 carbon steel and range in size from 30-1/2″ to 41″ in height, 25″ to 31″ in width, and 68″ to 80″ in length. These are horizontal constants designed to support piping from below where the base plate is bolted directly to the top of the steel or the foundation using anchor bolts. Loads range from 9,000 lb. to 42,000 lb., and vertical movements range from 6″ to 11″. All the constants went through standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

U-Type Constant Springs Custom Designed for Large Travel for an Oil Refinery

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F-type Variable Spring Support with a Stainless Steel Wire Rope Isolator

September 6th, 2011 No comments

F-type Variable Spring Support with a Stainless Steel Wire Rope Isolator

This F-type variable spring support was customized with a wire rope isolator for a facility located in Canada. The variable spring was designed for a load of 12,000 lb. The wire rope isolator is essentially a 1.25″ diameter stainless steel rope looped eight times between two chemically conversion coated aluminum alloy retaining bars. The wire rope isolator is effective in vibration isolation and energy absorption.

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Variable Spring Supports for a Gas Storage Facility in Abu Dhabi

August 1st, 2011 No comments

Variable Spring Supports for a Gas Storage FacilityVariable Spring Supports for a Gas Storage Facility

A total of 90 variable spring supports were designed and manufactured to support pipe lines in a gas storage facility in Abu Dhabi. The pictures above show PTP-4 Double Spring B-Type, PTP-6 Triple Springs B-Type, PTP-1 Triple Springs D-Type, and PTP-4 Double Springs F-Type, (also known as F-Cans). Load capacities range from 1,000 lb. to 45,000 lb., and movements range from 3/8″ to 3″. A two-layer custom paint was applied over the hot-dip galvanized finish to protect against a severely corrosive environment. Travel stops were chained to the spring can housing, so they can be reused during plant shutdowns. Load and quality assurance tests were performed on all the supports prior to shipment.

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Custom Designed Variable Spring Supports with Stainless Steel Slide Plates

June 20th, 2011 No comments

Custom Designed Variable Spring Supports with Stainless Steel Slide Plates

Custom Designed Variable Spring Supports with Stainless Steel Slide Plates

This custom designed variable spring assembly is comprised of a standard PTP-1-160 type F variable spring with a supplementary extension and load flange with a stainless steel slide plate. The variable is fabricated entirely from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanize finish. The extension is schedule 40 pipe, 8″ in diameter and 12-5/16″ in height. The slide plate is fabricated from A240 grade stainless steel and is welded to the top of the load flange. This support will be used underneath a 16″ diameter pipe with a dummy leg. It is designed for 1/16″ vertical travel and 1/8″ horizontal travel for an oil refinery in Algeria.

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Spring Loading Procedure

April 20th, 2011 No comments

We just posted a new video that discusses our spring loading procedure of standard variable springs. Watch our field service representative talk you through the process of loading a variable spring before it is shipped.

Spring Loading Procedure Video

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Constant Spring Supports Designed with Special Lugs for Connecting to a Trolley

April 4th, 2011 No comments

Constant Spring Supports Designed with Special Lugs for Connecting to a Trolley

These PT&P 200 series constants are fabricated from A36 carbon steel. The 200-A constants measure 18.5″w x 20″H x 65″L and will support a 22,200 lb. load. They are modified to avoid interference with the structure by shortening the frame. The 200-C constants measure 18.5″w x 29″H x 80″L and will support a 32,000 lb. load. The constants have specially fabricated lugs to allow for a 3 ton trolley to connect with it.

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G-Type Variable Spring Support Assemblies for an Expansion Project at an Oil Refinery

March 14th, 2011 No comments

G-Type Variable Spring Support Assemblies for an Expansion Project at an Oil Refinery PTP-2 Type-G variable spring support assemblies were designed and fabricated for an expansion project at an oil refinery. The G-type spring is comprised of two standard variable spring housing-coil subassemblies joined together with an intermediate bridge assembly. The bridge assembly is customized to match existing site conditions, which allows for use in applications with limited space or interferences. This particular assembly was provided with extra large channels because the specified C-C dimension of 59″ exceeded the maximum (48″) of our standard G-type variable springs. The housings, internal components and channels were fabricated from carbon steel, and spring steel was used for the coils. The assembly was designed for a total operating load of 24,014 lb. with a design travel of 0.76″ upward.

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