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Custom Designed Pipe Hanger & Clamp Assemblies for a Flue-gas Desulfurization Application

June 29th, 2015 Comments off

Custom Designed Pipe Hanger & Clamp Assemblies for a Flue-gas Desulfurization Application

PT&P custom designed pipe hanger and clamp assemblies for a flue-gas desulfurization application in an energy facility located in Kansas. The assemblies are designed for pipes ranging in size from 2-1/2″ to 6″ in diameter, and are capable of a 650 lb. operating load. Materials include tube steel, fig. 92 washer, fig. 122 all threaded rod, fig. 30 turnbuckle, fig. 40 weldless eyenut and fig. 70 pipe clamp.

Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for Cryogenic and High Temperature Pipe Systems for an Ammonia Project

June 21st, 2015 Comments off

Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for Cryogenic and High Temperature Pipe Systems for an Ammonia Project

PT&P custom designed 98 insulated pipe supports for an ammonia project at a chemical plant in Louisiana. The supports were designed for cryogenic and high temperature pipe systems, with a 8″ to 22″ baseplate width and 10″ to 28″ saddle length. They were designed for pipe diameters of 6″-24″ and are comprised of polyurethane foam for cryogenic and FTM insulation for high temperatures. Standard Q.C. and dimensional tests were performed prior to shipment.

Stainless Steel Roller Stands Custom Designed for a Wastewater Treatment Plant

June 8th, 2015 Comments off

Stainless Steel Roller Stands Custom Designed for a Wastewater Treatment Plant

PT&P designed spring loaded stainless steel roller stands for a wastewater treatment plant. The rollers were custom designed for ease of assembly to support a 30″ diameter pipeline. They include eight springs in two spring housings and are designed for 1,000 lb. load. The base plate is 18-3/4″ x 13″ and the BOP is 10-3/16″. Roller stands are used to support pipelines that expand and contract longitudinally in the axial direction and where vertical adjustment is not necessary.

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Chemical Processing Plant

May 23rd, 2015 Comments off

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Chemical Processing

PT&P manufactured F-type variable spring supports for a chemical processing plant in Texas. The variables are designed with an internal guide and for a movement of 0.09″. They are designed for a 5,350 lb. cold load and 5,450 lb. hot load. Because these springs had to be capable of withstanding a hydro-test in excess of 33,000 lb. (which substantially exceeded the standard maximum hydro-test of 18,000 lb.), special collars were used in conjunction with the standard travel stops. These collars are designed to absorb the large hydro load by relying on the high strength characteristics of the load flange and housing components of the assembly while essentially bypassing the threaded internal components.

Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Steam Methane Reformer

May 10th, 2015 Comments off

Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Steam Methane Reformer
PT&P manufactured Fig. PTP 100-E constant spring supports for a steam methane reformer plant project in Thailand. The constant springs are designed for a pipe operating temperature from 650°F to 1250°F and an operating load of 3,355 lb. with a movement of 13″ upward. The constants are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with an epoxy for high temperatures. Standard load and travel test were completed prior to shipment.

G-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Coker Replacement Project

April 12th, 2015 Comments off

G-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Coker Replacement Project

PT&P fabricated PTP-6 G-type variable spring supports for a coker replacement project in Kansas. The variables are comprised of two standard spring housing 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. They are 50″ in length, designed for an operating load of 15,000 lb. and fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. All variable assemblies underwent standard load and spring testing prior to shipment.

Custom Designed Upthrust Constant Spring Supports

March 20th, 2015 Comments off

Custom Designed Upthrust Constant Spring Supports

PT&P designed Fig. PTP 200-U upthrust constant spring supports modified to accommodate an increased installed height. PT&P fabricated these constant assemblies from A36 carbon steel. They were designed for temperatures up to 185°F, and a load of 15,737 lb. The constants are capable of a downward total travel of 2″ and are 61″ L x 25″ W x 39″ H. Standard load and travel tests were conducted prior to shipment.

Pipe Support Field Inspection, Installation & Maintenance Webinar

March 12th, 2015 Comments off

This webinar is over, view the recording at: http://info.pipingtech.com/field-services-webinars/

Field Service Technician Inspecting a Hydraulic SnubberThis Webinar will focus on installation and maintenance guidelines and offer valuable tips on inspecting a wide variety of pipe supports and expansion joints in your piping system. We will cover various pipe support applications and point out signs that indicate if a particular support needs replaced or adjusted. Obtain the knowledge you need to avoid the possibility of a potentially catastrophic situation. View examples of real world problems and see how we were able to solve them with timely and cost effective solutions.

14 Foot Long Sway Struts Custom Designed for a Natural Gas Facility in Canada

March 8th, 2015 Comments off

14 Foot Long Sway Struts Custom Designed for a Gas Facility in Canada

PT&P custom designed sway struts for a pipeline in a natural gas facility located in Canada. The sway struts are fabricated from carbon steel and include a painted finish for corrosion protection. The lengths range from 106″ to 173″. They are capable of supporting loads up to 8,000 lb. and are designed to restrain movement in one direction while providing movement due to thermal expansion or contraction in another direction.

54″ Dia. Pre-Insulated Pipe Shoes Custom Designed for a Pipeline in Texas

February 21st, 2015 Comments off

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Pipe Shields/PT&P designed and manufactured pre-insulated pipe shoes for a 54″ diameter pipeline in a chemical processing plant in Texas. The hot shoes are custom designed with a wide base to accommodate lateral movement and axial movements of +/- 4 1/2″. We designed the hot shoes to include additional bolting along with bolting torque recommendations order to help prevent slippage of the pipe inside the pipe shoe. We designed the supports to accommodate vertical loads up to 22,200 lb. and temperatures up to 1800°F. The outer part of the shoe was manufactured of hot-dipped galvanized carbon steel while the inner insulation material is 4″ thick high density calcium silicate insulation.

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