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Specially Fabricated Sway Struts and Mechanical Snubbers

February 9th, 2000 No comments
Specially Fabricated Sway Struts and Mechanical Snubbers

Specially Fabricated Sway Struts and Mechanical Snubbers

The photograph above shows sway struts and mechanical snubbers, which are combined and attached to large pipes and to stable structures. The snubber will dampen shocks and vibrations caused by sudden opening and closing of valves or even earthquakes. Piping Technology & Products, Inc. fabricated these for the steam piping in a power plant.

Are you in need of sway struts and mechanical snubbers for an upcoming project? Get pricing today!

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Improved Hydraulic Snubber in Final Stages of Development

October 18th, 1998 No comments

PT&P has been developing and testing a better hydraulic snubber during recent months. Final independent tests at a university laboratory are confirming our tests.

PT&P’s new snubber design features a spring-loaded cylinder in the hydraulic reservoir which feeds the main cylinder. This design is more compact, and it allows the snubber to be mounted in any orientation. With the addition of test equipment from our recent acquisition from the Basic Engineers Auction, PT&P plans to have these snubbers in production by the end of this year.

3D Models of PT&P Spring Hangers and Hardware are now available for Intergraph’s PDS Plant Design Software.

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Hydraulic Snubbers Protect Critical Components In Refineries

April 8th, 1994 No comments
Hydraulic Snubbers Protect Critical Components In Refineries

Hydraulic Snubbers Protect Critical Components In Refineries

The photograph above shows hydraulic snubbers which are used to protect critical components in refineries, power plants and other industrial systems from sudden movement by the attached piping system. Engineers specify these devices for systems which are subject to sudden accelerations caused by earthquakes, extreme wind loads or water hammer. The insert at the upper left shows eight snubbers, some are different sizes and six have dust covers to protect the piston seal. The snubber at the bottom has hardware attached so it is ready to be installed. Hydraulic snubbers resist sudden rapid movement of the pipe by limiting the flow rate of the fluid inside the snubber. The device is designed so slow movement, such as would be expected during thermal expansion, has practically no resistance, but sudden rapid movement is resisted with a force proportional to the velocity raised to a power, where the power is determined by the orifice valve and flow pattern in the design. Selection of materials and liquids used will depend on the environment where the snubber is installed.

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Mechanical Snubbers

January 21st, 1994 No comments
Mechanical Snubbers

Mechanical Snubbers

The two pictures above show mechanical snubbers which are used to limit the velocity of movement of piping systems when sudden accelerations caused by earthquakes, extreme wind loads or water hammer occur. These devices are designed with a brake drum which is activated by sudden movement. During gradual movement, such as would be expected during thermal expansion, the brake is not activated. Mechanical snubbers do not depend on hydraulic principles so they do not require maintenance during normal operation. The top picture shows the pins and swivel bearings used to link these snubbers to the system it will protect. The bottom pictures shows our inventory maintained for emergency deliver.

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Hydraulic Snubbers

January 14th, 1994 No comments
Hydraulic Snubbers

Hydraulic Snubbers

The two pictures above show hydraulic snubbers which are used to limit the velocity of movement of piping systems when sudden accelerations caused by earthquakes, extreme wind loads or water hammer occur. These devices are designed so slow movement, such as would be expected during thermal expansion, has practically no resistance, but sudden rapid movement is resisted with a force proportional to the velocity raised to a power where the power is determined by the orifice valve and flow pattern in the design. Selection of materials and liquids used will depend on the environment where the snubber is installed. The snubber at the bottom has a ball joint attached for linkage with the system it will protect.

In need of a snubber for a project? Let us price one for you today!

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Four “Ball Type” Flexible Strut Joints

March 5th, 1993 No comments
Four “Ball Type” Flexible Strut Joints

Four “Ball Type” Flexible Strut Joints

Pictured above are four “ball type” flexible strut joints often used to help control vibration. These struts are attached to piping or other equipment to restrain movement in one direction while allowing movement in another direction. Movement may be due to temperature or pressure changes. Piping Technology & Products can furnish strut joints made from various materials and with various finishes depending on the load requirements and the environment where they will be installed.

Have an upcoming requirement of strut joints? Get pricing today!
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Sway Struts for a 250 MW Power Plant

February 26th, 1993 No comments
Sway Struts for a 250 MW Power Plant

Sway Struts for a 250 MW Power Plant

The picture seen above is a mechanical snubber attached to a rod with a pipe clamp. Below the snubber is a rigid sway strut for 36” pipe and four smaller sway struts. The snubber will dampen sudden shocks and vibrations in the piping system. These show the variety of built by Piping Technology & Products, Inc. for a 250 megawatt power plant.

Do you require snubbers or sway struts for an upcoming project? Get pricing today!
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