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Variable Springs with Guided Load Columns and PTFE Lined Pipe Saddles

March 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Variable Springs with Guided Load Columns and a PTFE Lined Pipe Saddles

These F-type variable spring supports are fabricated from carbon steel with a hot dipped galvanized finish and designed with guided load columns to provide stability for minimum lateral movement. The fig. 46 pipe saddles are also fabricated from carbon steel with a HDG finish and lined with PTFE, 25% glass filled material. The pipe saddles are designed for 8″ to 36″ diameter pipe sizes, and the entire assembly is 50″ in height. These variable-saddle support assemblies are capable of supporting up to 22,300 lb. and 1″ vertical movements. We performed standard spring loading tests and a Q.C. inspection prior to shipping to an offshore oil and gas platform near Malaysia.

Maintaining your PTFE Slide Plates

February 29th, 2012 Comments off

Slide plates are easy to maintain if you follow these certain steps when inspecting them. Visit our visual media section to learn what four steps to take for Slide Plate Inspection and Maintenance.

Our field service manager, David Baker, will show you what to look for when inspecting your PTFE slide plates. If you have any questions, feel free to call David Baker at 713-992-7048 or email us at info@pipingtech.com.

ASME Defines New Inspection Criteria for High Energy Pipelines

February 13th, 2012 Comments off

B31.1 Operations and Maintenance

According to ASME B31.1 Chapter VII Par. 140 a program shall be established for the assessment and documentation of the condition of all CPS (Covered Piping Systems) in power plants.

B 31.1 Operations and Maintenance

CPS Systems are defined in Chapter 1 Par 100.2, as systems on which condition assessments are to be conducted. This includes the following systems as a minimum.

NPS 4 and larger main steam, hot reheat steam, cold reheat steam, and boiler feedwater piping.

NPS 4 and larger systems that operate above 750°E (400°C or above 1,025 psi (7,100 kPa)


Other systems may be included as CPS by an Operating Company, based on their judgment. Appendix V of the code is titled ‘Recommended Practice for Operation, Maintenance, and Modification of Power Piping Systems’. This addendum is non-mandatory; however many  Power Industry operating companies’ insurance carriers are now invoking Appendix V with increasing frequency, and this is affecting conditions of their agreements with the operating companies.

Piping Technology and Products Inc. (PT&P) has for some time been performing surveys and assessments in accordance with part H of Par. 140, that requires hot and cold walk-down readings and assessment of pipe supports, operated within the creep regime of the pipe.    These assessments are helpful in identifying, sagging lines, deformation of supports, and damage caused by upset conditions, and/or incidents, attributable to operational malfunctions, dynamic/thermal or hydraulic events.

PT&P has been performing this service for many power generation companies. Preparation of documentation, retrieval and compilation of files for a CPS assessment, has just been completed for a major U.S power generation company. Ten large power plants were involved, and the original predominantly high-energy pipe support drawings, all engineered and designed by PT&P, were retrieved from PT&P archives dating back ten years.

Please feel free to contact us at david.baker@pipingtech.com and we will be happy to answer any of your technical questions about our survey capabilities, as well as any other engineering or field services that your organization may need.

Custom High Temperature Pipe Supports for a Granular Activated Carbon Manufacturing Plant

January 30th, 2012 Comments off

Custom High Temperature Pipe Supports for a Granular Activated Carbon Manufacturing Plant
These high temperature pipe supports have a 25″ outside diameter, and were custom designed for a granular activated carbon manufacturing plant in Hawaii. They are fabricated from A-36 carbon steel with 10″ thick high density calcium silicate insulation. The hot shoes were designed for a 4″ diameter pipe-line, temperatures up to 1,800°F and an operating load of 1,000 lb. Standard Q.C. and dimensional tests were performed prior to an expedited shipment.

Do you require hot shoes on an upcoming project? Get pricing today!


Four Steps to Inspecting Your Hydraulic Snubber

January 27th, 2012 Comments off

Do you have a hydraulic snubber would you like inspect, but don’t know where to begin? Visit our visual media section and learn How To Inspect a Hydraulic Snubber.

This video will go over the four main steps when inspecting a hydraulic snubber. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 713-731-0030 or email us at info@pipingtech.com.

Stock Upthrust Constants Modified with an Auxillary Platform

January 16th, 2012 Comments off

200 U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for Large Spring Coils.

These 200 U-Type constant spring supports were modified to increase their installed height by adding a secondary plate and angles, which will be welded to the structural beam. The constants range in size from 25″ to 27″ in height, 52″ to 67″ in length, and 25″ in width. Their load capacities range from 10,300 lb. to 13,000 lb. with vertical movement ranging from 3″ to 4-1/2″. All constants were fabricated from A-36 carbon steel, and went through standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

Do you have a similar application that requires upthrust constants? Get pricing today!


Happy New Years from the PT&P Team

January 3rd, 2012 Comments off

We're excited to Support you in 2012!

Happy New Years from the PT&P Team

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PTP-1 F-Type Variable Spring Assemblies

December 19th, 2011 Comments off

PTP-1 F-Type Variable Spring Assemblies

These PTP-1 F-Type variable spring assemblies fabricated from A-36 carbon steel, were custom designed to accommodate a height of 11-11/16″ while keeping the same spring rate. The F-Type variable is used to support the pipe from below and are typically mounted to concrete pads via anchor bolts or welded to structural steel. The variables are designed for loads up to 6,500 lb. and a total upward travel of 5/16″.

PTP-1 F-Type Variable Spring Assemblies

Want to learn more about variable springs? Check out a recording of a past live webinar.

48″ Diameter Stainless Steel Glycol Makeup Tank Fabricated By Our Sweco Fab Division.

December 5th, 2011 Comments off

48" Diameter Stainless Steel Glycol Makeup Tank

This Glycol Makeup Tank is fabricated entirely from ASTM A240-304 stainless steel and is rated for 0 psig at 150°F. The tank has a 1,000 gallon capacity and measures 48″ I.D. x 10′-8″ seam-to-seam. The stand pictured behind is also fabricated from stainless steel and measures 11′ high. The customer ordered six additional units and all the Makeup Tanks underwent leak testing prior to shipment.

48" Diameter Stainless Steel Glycol Makeup Tank

Do you require a tank or vessel for an upcoming project? Let us price it for you today!


Take an Inside Look at Our Past 35 Years

November 21st, 2011 Comments off

We are happy to announce that the history section of our website has recently been updated! Four new chapters has been added to the PT&P History. Learn how PT&P got started, what obstacles we had to overcome, and how we are building towards the future. Visit the history section located on our website to read a condensed version of PT&P’s history or you can read our full history by ordering a free copy of Piping Technology & Products History: The First Thirty-Five Years.

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