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Over 4,000 Cryogenic Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for LNG Service

November 7th, 2017 Comments off

Over 4,000 Cryogenic Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for LNG Service

Type: Pre-Insulated Pipe Shoe & Clamp Assemblies
Material: 304 L Stainless Steel | Protective Coating | Micarta® Insulation
Design: 20″ L x 36″ W x 75″ H | 56″ Dia. Pipeline | -459°F
Testing: Load & Pull Tests

PT&P designed over 4,000 supports for LNG service in Texas. These pre-insulated pipe shoe and clamp assemblies were custom designed for cryogenic temperatures with special low temperature grade NP500CR Micarta® insulation. This type of Micarta® consists of a glass fabric with a special formulated epoxy resin. It has excellent physical properties at operating temperatures down to -459°F. It has very low thermal conductivity and has been produced specifically for use in cryogenic applications. The shoes pictured are fabricated from 304 L stainless steel with a protective coating and are designed for a 56″ diameter pipeline. The shoes measure 20″ long, 36″ wide and 75″ high. This project included supports varied in pipe sizes from ¾” to 56″ diameter. A load test was performed prior to shipping this rush order.

Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for a Facility in Massachusetts

September 11th, 2017 Comments off

Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for a Facility in Massachusetts

Type: Cryogenic Pipe Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | Polyurethane
Design: -320°F | 36″ – 48″ Dia. | 52″ W x 57″ H x 67″ L

PT&P received an order to custom design 16 cryogenic pipe supports for a contractor in Massachusetts. They needed a pipe forming a T-section lined with insulation and trimmed to accommodate the pipe perpendicular to the shoe length. The overall dimensions of the order are pipe sizes ranging from 36″ to 48″ in diameter, 52″ width and 57″ to 67″ height. Our insulation is designed to support the pipe and its contents. When insulated pipes are supported, the weight of the pipe, the contents, the operating temperature, and the amount of energy loss must be considered. In order to support the pipe and minimize energy loss from heat transfer, a pre-insulated pipe support is necessary. If the material in the pipe is high temperature such as high pressure steam or heating oil, then high temperature insulation is required, and these supports are called hot shoes. If the material is cold, such as liquefied natural gas, cooling water or ammonia, then low temperature insulation is needed, and these types of supports are called cold shoes.

PT&P’s Sizzling Summer: Supports, Services & Safety

August 8th, 2017 Comments off

3-Layer Cryogenic Pipe Shoes for a Light Hydrocarbon Chemical Plant in Texas

June 10th, 2017 Comments off

3-Layer Cryogenic Pipe Shoes for a Light Hydrocarbon Chemical Plant in Texas

Type: Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports for Cryogenic Temperatures
Size: 5.5″ of Insulation / Clamps are 12″ wide
Material: Polyurethane Foam and Carbon Steel with HDG Finish
Design: 18″ Pipe and Cryogenic Operating Temperatures
Testing: Standard Quality Control Tests

These 3-layer pre-insulated cryogenic pipe shoes were custom fabricated by Piping Technology& Products for a light hydrocarbon chemical plant in Texas. The insulation foam is made from polyurethane and the rest of the shoe components from carbon steel with HDG finish. The cold shoes are designed for 18″ pipe, the 3-layers of insulation total is 5.5″ thick, the clamps are 12″ wide, and cryogenic operating temperature. Standard quality control tests were performed prior to shipment.

High Temperature Insulated Supports for an HP Steam Header

May 30th, 2017 Comments off

High Temperature Insulated Supports for an HP Steam Header

Type: Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports for High Temperatures “Hot Shoes”
Size: 2″ – 12″ dia. | 12″, 15″, 18″ Long | 4″ and 6″ BOP
Material: Carbon Steel with Thin Blanket Insulation
Testing: Standard Q.C. Inspection | ANSYS Simulation

Piping Technology & Products custom designed and fabricated pre-insulated pipe supports for high temperature application in an HP Steam Header located in Texas. These hot shoes range in size from 2″ to 12″ in diameter and are 12″, 15″ and 18″ long, with BOP of 4″ and 6″. The supports include a thin blanket insulation. The trunnion assembly is resting on a high compressive strength insulation material. These supports are designed for temperatures up to 844°F with an operating load of 17,965 lb. at 732 psig. A total of 95 supports were manufactured for this project, including pipe hangers, pipe shoes with insulation and trunnion supports, as well as pipe shoe clamps without insulation. All supports were inspected by Q.C. and the insulated supports underwent a simulation on ANSYS.

PT&P Cryogenic Blanket Insulation Prototype Test

May 2nd, 2017 Comments off

Cryogenic Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for a Petrochemical Complex in Louisiana

March 27th, 2017 Comments off

Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for a Petrochemical Complex in Louisiana

Type: Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports for Cryogenic Application
Size: 46″ – 52″ Diameter Range | 10 lb. & 20 lb. Density PUF Foam
Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Carbon Steel | PUF | Polyester Film & Aluminum Foil
Testing: Dimensional and Visual Inspection

PT&P custom designed pre-insulated pipe supports for a cryogenic pipeline at a petrochemical complex in Louisiana. They range in size from 46″ – 52″ diameter and are designed for temperatures down to -20°F. The top portion of the support is 10 lb. density and the bottom is 20 lb. high density polyurethane foam (PUF) insulation. The shoe and bearing plates were fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. These cold shoes include a vapor barrier comprised of a three layer lamination of polyester film and aluminum foil. Standard quality control tests were performed prior to shipment.

127 Cryogenic Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for a Chemical Plant

July 25th, 2016 Comments off

127 Cryogenic Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for a Chemical Plant

PT&P custom designed 127 cryogenic insulated pipe supports for a chemical plant in Texas. They are designed for pipe sizes ranging from 1″ – 24″ diameter and operating loads up to 120,517 lb. The insulation is high density polyurethane foam (PUF) ranging from 1″ to 7″ in thickness. The shoe and bearing plates were fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. The jacket was fabricated from aluminized steel and includes a vapor barrier. Standard Q.C. and dimensional tests were performed prior to shipment.

Pipe Shields for Beginners: Insulated Pipe Supports… for Commercial Applications

July 14th, 2016 Comments off

This webinar is over, view the recording in the archives

Insulated Pipe SupportThis webinar will give you an introduction to Pipe Shields, Inc. and its unique line of pre-insulated pipe supports, slides, guides and anchors that it developed and patented over it’s 40 year history. It will cover various designs, commercial applications (chilled and heated water lines, HVAC systems and low pressure steam lines), installation and maintenance procedures and the benefits of using pre-insulated pipe supports (vs. doing insulation in the field). This webinar will be delivered by Albert Dizon, General Manager of Pipe Shields, who has been working with pre-insulated pipe supports for 30+ years. Join us and receive some of his experience and wisdom!

Piping Technology & Products New Foam Machine

June 6th, 2016 Comments off

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