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Custom Designed PTFE Slide Plate and Pipe Shoe Assemblies

March 24th, 2013 Comments off

Custom Designed PTFE Slide Plate and Pipe Shoe Assemblies

These custom designed PTFE slide plate and pipe shoe assemblies are fabricated from A 516 Gr. 70 carbon steel and painted to protect against corrosion. The slide plates are comprised of 3/32″ PTFE, 25% glass filled material bonded to 10 gauge backing plates. A total of twenty guided cradle supports were designed for pipes ranging in diameter from 8″ to 30″.

30″ Dia. Adjustable Pipe Saddle Supports Designed for an Oil Refinery

March 10th, 2013 Comments off

30" Dia. Adjustable Pipe Saddle Supports Designed for an Oil Refinery

These custom adjustable pipe saddle supports were designed for an oil refinery in Michigan. They will support 24″ and 30″ diameter pipes and range in height from 40″ to 42″. The pipe saddles can be vertically adjusted by turning the middle section of the seamless pipe and the base plates have been pre-drilled to accept anchor bolts. They are fabricated from carbon steel with a red oxide finish to protect against corrosion and were shipped within two weeks.

47 Hold-Down Pipe Clamps Designed for a Coal Fired Power Plant

February 25th, 2013 Comments off

47 Hold-Down Pipe Clamps Designed for a Coal Fired Power Plant

PT&P designed and fabricated forty-seven hold-down pipe clamps for a coal fired power plant in Louisiana. The hold-downs are fabricated from carbon steel and range in size from 2″ to 10″ in diameter. The HD-3 is an arrestor type hold down used when there is very low thermal movement. Its radius is lined with a belting material that is well designed to absorb shock from vibration.

8-Part Webinar Series: How Piping Design & Analysis Influences Pipe Support Selection & Design

February 25th, 2013 Comments off

This series is now a course offered through the University of Houston… view more details at http://www.pipingtech.com/blog/2013/07/25/ptp-partners-with-university-of-houstons-college-of-technology/

Piping SystemOur technical experts take you through piping, design considerations, effects on overall configuration, preliminary piping design, initial layout, the total system, introduction to pipe stress analysis, detailed piping design, and how all of this influences pipe support and pipe hanger design.

G-Type Constant Spring Support, 96″ Long by 40″ High, Designed to Support a 12,818 lb. Load

February 10th, 2013 Comments off

G-Type Constant Spring Support, 96" Long by 40" High, Designed to Support a 12,818 lb. Load
This PTP-100 Type-G constant spring support is 96″ long by 40″ high and will support a 12,818 lb. load. It has an actual travel of 0.3″ and total travel of 1-1/2″. The G-type constant is comprised of two standard constant spring housing sub-assemblies joined together with an intermediate bridge assembly. The bridge assembly is customized to handle up to 26,000 lb. of hydro load. The G-type assembly allows for use in applications with limited space. Special identification tags were installed in addition to PT&P’s standard name plates per the customer’s request. Standard testing was performed and witnessed by an outside inspector prior to shipment.

Variable Spring Hanger and Pipe Clamp Assemblies Designed for a Cogeneration Plant in Canada

January 27th, 2013 Comments off

Variable Spring Hanger and Pipe Clamp Assemblies Designed for a Cogeneration Plant in Canada

These variable spring hanger and pipe clamp assemblies were custom designed for pipes ranging from 6″ to 20″ diameters at a co-generation plant in Canada. The spring can, threaded rods, weldless eyenuts, welded beam attachments and Fig. 80 pipe clamps were fabricated from hot-dipped galvanized carbon steel. The assemblies are capable of an overall load of 10,790 lb. with a total travel of 1/2″. A total of 21 spring hanger and clamp assemblies underwent standard load and travel testing.

Adjustable Pipe Saddle Supports Designed for 12″ to 14″ Dia. Pipe Sizes

December 31st, 2012 Comments off

Adjustable Pipe Saddle Supports Designed for 12" to 14" Dia. Pipe Sizes

These Fig. 46 adjustable pipe saddle supports are designed for pipe sizes 12” to 14” diameter for an oil refinery. They are fabricated from carbon steel and are capable of supporting up to a 4,920 lb. load. A total of twelve supports were fabricated, quality inspected and tested prior to shipment.

Stainless Steel Constant Spring Supports for an Oil Refinery in the Virgin Islands

December 17th, 2012 Comments off

Stainless Steel Constant Spring Supports for an Oil Refinery in the Virgin Islands

PT&P custom designed  C-type constant spring supports for an oil refinery in the Virgin Islands. They are fabricated entirely from 304 stainless steel to support piping in a highly corrosive environment. The design loads are 7,000 lb., 9,500 lb., and 11,000 lb. with movements of 2-1/2″ and 3″. The constants measure 29″ L x 22″ W x 20″ H. Standard load and travel testing was conducted prior to shipment.

New Webinar: Pipe Supports for Beginners- Constants & Variables

December 6th, 2012 Comments off

View the recording at: http://info.pipingtech.com/webinar-beginners/

This webinar series was created to explain the basic principles of different types of pipe supports in the simplest way possible. It is geared towards “non-engineers” who want to have a better understanding of pipe supports. This particular presentation will give you a brief introduction to pipe supports and will then solely concentrate on constant and variable spring supports. It will explain the various designs, applications, and details of each support using simple terms and a lot of visual aids. The presentation will conclude with general guidelines of the maintenance and ordering process of constants and variables.

PTFE Slide Plates Designed for a Refinery in Louisiana

December 1st, 2012 Comments off

PTFE Slide Plates

These slide plate assemblies are comprised of 3/32″ thick PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates bonded to 1/4″ thick hot dipped galvanized carbon steel backing plates. They measure 139″ long by 11-1/2″ wide, and were designed for a pressure of 2000 psi at -320°F to 500°F. PTFE, 25% glass filled material provides a low coefficient of friction, is easy to install, does not require surface treatments, or grouting, and is unaffected by weather conditions. These type of slide plates are typically installed on top of a concrete pillar under a large vessel.

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