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42″ Dia. Heavy Duty Insulated Pipe Support Anchors for a High Temperature Application

July 5th, 2013 Comments off

42" Dia. Heavy Duty Insulated Pipe Support Anchors for a High Temperature Application

PT&P designed and fabricated heavy duty insulated pipe support anchors for a high temperature application. The base, clamps, nuts, jackets and bolts are all fabricated from hot-dipped galvanized carbon steel. The hot shoes have 3″ thick high density calcium silicate insulation, and are designed for 12″-42″ diameter pipes. The dimensions are 47″ L X 51″ W X 16″ H. Standard Q.C. and dimensional tests were performed prior to an expedited shipment.

48″ Dia. High Pressure Knock-out Drum Vessel

June 29th, 2013 Comments off

48" Dia. High Pressure Knock-out Drum Vessel

48" Dia. High Pressure Knock-out Drum Vessel

Sweco Fab, designed and fabricated a high pressure knock-out drum for a refining company in El Paso, Texas. The pressure vessel was designed according to ASME Section VIII Div. 1 codes with an overall height of 351″ and inside drum diameter of 48″. Its main application is to separate the vapor and liquid in the refining process. It contains a fire proofing skirt and a stainless steel demister pad that aids the separation process. The shell is fabricated from 3/8″ thick SA516 Grade 70 carbon steel, and the forge fittings are fabricated from SA105 carbon steel. The knock out drum has an operation temperature of 450°F at 125 psig, and underwent radiography, dye penetrant and hydro-tests before it was shipped.

Cryogenic Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for a Natural Gas Refinery

June 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Cryogenic Insulated Pipe Supports Designed for a Natural Gas Refinery

Over 1200 cryogenic insulated pipe supports were designed for a natural gas refinery in Abu Dhabi. The supports range from 1″ to 30″ in diameter and have 30 lb. polyurethane foam (PUF) insulation. These cold shoes are comprised of a vapor barrier, an aluminum jacket and a carbon steel base. An ice test was performed on all the supports prior to shipment.

Custom Hold-Down Pipe Clamps Designed for a Natural Gas Facility

June 10th, 2013 Comments off

Custom Hold-Down Pipe Clamps Designed for a Natural Gas Facility

PT&P designed custom hold-down pipe clamps for pipe sizes ranging in diameters from 6″ to 14″ at a natural gas facility. The HD-3 is an arrestor type hold down used when there is very low thermal movement and these clamps are similar to them but differ due to their adjustable bases. These clamps are fabricated from galvanized carbon steel and include a neoprene lining to absorb vibration.

Custom “Mini” Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for a Centrifugal Fan in an Chemical Refinery

May 26th, 2013 Comments off

Custom "Mini" Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for a Centrifugal Fan in an Chemical Refinery

PT&P custom designed “mini” big ton spring supports to support a large centrifugal fan at a chemical refinery in Texas. They are designed to support a total weight of 33,000 lb. within a maximum space envelope of 4″ wide x 16″ long x 8″ tall. As a result, these mini big-tons were fabricated using coils which could be placed in parallel within their respective frames. Four of the unites were comprised of four inner coils nested inside four outer coils to produce an operating load of 4,478 lb. and an overall spring rate of 2,740 lb./in. The smaller load capacity units were configured of four individual coils in parallel with an operating load of 3,735 lb. and a spring rate of 2,300 lb./in. The frame, load flange and all internal components were fabricated from carbon steel. The spring coils were fabricated from ASTM A-5160 spring steel. All supports were tested through their total working range to confirm load capacity and functionality.

Cryogenic Trunnions with Permali® Blocks Designed for Ethylene Loss Recovery Lines

May 20th, 2013 Comments off

Cryogenic Trunnions with Permali® Blocks Designed for Ethylene Loss Recovery Lines

PT&P designed cryogenic trunnion supports for ethylene loss recovery lines at a plant in Texas. The trunnions were fabricated from 2″ dia. stainless steel pipes and have a maximum height of 3′. They include 6″ x 6″ permali® blocks measuring 2″ thick each. The permali® block isolator is a laminated phenolic material from layers of wood impregnated under vacuum and heat with synthetic resin. The temperature range for these supports is from ambient to -300°F.

72″ Dia. Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for an LNG Facility

May 6th, 2013 Comments off

72" Dia. Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for an LNG Facility

Custom designed cryogenic pipe supports were fabricated for an LNG facility in Africa. The shoes range in diameter from 30″ to 72″, 45″ to 88″ in height, 42-1/2″ to 85-1/2″ in width, and 28″ to 33″ in length. The insulation is a high density polyurethane foam (PUF) ranging from 5″ to 6″ thick. The shoe and bearing plates were fabricated from carbon steel with a HDG finish. The jacket was fabricated from aluminized steel and includes a vapor barrier.

 

Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports for both Cryogenic and High Temperature Applications

April 25th, 2013 Comments off

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Cold ShoesExplore how Polyurethane foam is produced, from mixing polyols and isocyanates to inspecting the final product. Learn about anchor shoe testing, lateral load testing, compressive strength testing, and axial load testing. Increase your understanding of the value-added services that are offered by PT&P, and rest assured that your Pre-Insulated Pipe Support needs can be covered by our 24×7 web-based emergency services, providing field service, and quick-turn around time when you need it most.

The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has over 15 years experience as a pipe support designer and manages PT&P’s engineer training development program. He also inspects existing supports, consults on site remediation projects and oversees installation on a regular basis.

 

C-Type Variable Spring Support Assemblies Designed for an Oil Sands Mine

April 21st, 2013 Comments off

C-Type Variable Spring Support Assemblies Designed for an Oil Sands Mine

PTP-2 160 C-Type variable spring support assemblies were designed and fabricated for an oil sands mine in Canada. The variables are 8″-12″ diameter, 16″ to 32-1/2″ overall length, and designed for an operating load of 5590 lb. with an upwards travel of 0.787″. The variables were fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish and standard load and travel testing was completed prior to shipment.

Custom Sway Brace and Variable Spring Assemblies Designed for an Aerospace Development Facility

April 8th, 2013 Comments off

Custom Sway Brace and Variable Spring Assemblies Designed for an Aerospace Development Facility

These custom designed sway braces and variable spring assemblies were designed for hanger duct work in an aerospace development facility. The assemblies measure 67-1/2″ long with a 14-1/8″ O.D. The variables are a modified F-type spring with a pivoting base and non-standard coil combination, including a nested spring design. The assemblies include fully adjustable travel stops and custom end brackets. They are fabricated from carbon steel and designed for load ranges between 1100 lb. and 9250 lb. with a spring rate of +/- 2.78″.

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