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Sliding Cryogenic Insulated Supports for a 60" Diameter Vapor Line

October 25th, 2010 No comments
Sliding Cryogenic Insulated Supports for a 60" Diameter Vapor Line

Sliding Cryogenic Insulated Supports

These sliding cryoshoes are fabricated from carbon steel with 2″ thick polyurethane insulation. The polyurethane is 20 lb. density, which has a compressive strength of 500 psi and a tensile strength of 600 psi. The cold shoes are designed for temperatures as low as -300°F and for loads up to 3,500 lb. They will be used to support a 60″ diameter low temperature vapor line in a Texas facility.

Want to learn more about cryogenic supports? Instantly view a past webinar now!

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Replacement Constant Spring Supports with Neoprene Coating for a Highly Corrosive Application at a Salt Water Cooler Tower

October 19th, 2010 No comments
Original Supports (not fabricated by PT&P)

Original Supports (not fabricated by PT&P)

PT&P received a call to inspect spring supports in operation at a salt water cooler tower. It was quickly determined that replacement supports would be needed due to the heavy corrosion of the original supports not fabricated by PT&P.

Neoprene Coated Fig. 200 U-Type Upthrust  Constant Spring Supports

Neoprene Coated Fig. 200 U-Type Upthrust Constant Spring Supports

A total of 40 constant and variable spring supports were fabricated as replacements. Each support was sealed with a neoprene coating over a hot-dip galvanized finish instead of stainless steel. This type of finish will ensure a much longer life-span. The spring supports ranged in loads from 800 lb. to 15,000 lb. with various travel ranges.

Neoprene Coated Fig. 100 U-Type Upthrust Constant Spring Supports

Neoprene Coated Fig. 100 U-Type Upthrust Constant Spring Supports

Do you need to replace some springs in your plant? Contact us for a quote today!
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How To: Remove Travel Stops from a Constant

October 8th, 2010 No comments

Check out this video of our field service manager instructing how to remove travel stops from a constant effort support. This procedure is a very critical and necessary step in the installation of constant spring supports.

More helpful instructional videos are available on our website!

SPED Hosts 2010 Corporate Member Showcase

October 6th, 2010 No comments

Our company is a corporate member of SPED, the Society of Piping Engineers and Designers. On October 28, 2010 SPED will celebrate it’s 30th Anniversary with the 2010 Corporate Member Showcase and 30th Annual General Business Meeting at the Houston Marriott Energy Corridor from 6 PM until 9:30 PM. Tickets are available at www.spedweb.com.

You will be able to network, see the latest products and services from SPED Corporate Members, and hear presentations from three Piping Industry experts:

* Kathey Ferland, Project Manager, University of Texas at Austin
* Thomas J. Van Laan, P.E., Senior Vice President, Intergraph, CADWorx & Analysis Solutions
* Paul Spring, President, Business Development and Product Strategy, AVEVA

Dinner will be served. In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, a Professional Piping Designer Certification Review and Exam will be held on October 28th with Dr. William G. Beazley at the Marriott from 8 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. For more information, or to register, please send SPED an email at spedmgr1@spedweb.com.

Look for our booth at this year’s SPED Corporate Member Showcase!

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Variable Spring and Cro-Moly 3-bolt Clamp Assemblies for a Power Generation Facility

October 5th, 2010 No comments

Variable Spring and Cro-Moly 3-bolt Clamp Assemblies for a Power Generation Facility

The variable spring and clamp assemblies are fabricated using a combination of carbon steel for the housing and internal components, spring steel for the spring coils, and Cro-Moly (A-387 GR. 22) for the high temperature 3-bolt clamps. This pipe hanger assembly is an example of PT&P’s standard variable spring design wherein multiple coils are arranged in series to produce adequate load carrying capacity and coil deflection to compensate for the anticipated pipe movement. These particular assemblies are capable of an overall load range of 9,320 lb. to 15,970 lb. with a total travel range of 5″. All pipe hanger assemblies underwent standard load and travel testing, 100% deflection testing, and load cell calibration before shipping to a power generation facility.

Want to learn more about variable springs? Watch a recorded variables webinar!

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Cryogenic Pipe Supports with Micarta Insulation for a LNG Plant

September 28th, 2010 No comments

Cryogenic Pipe Supports with Micarta Insulation for a LNG Plant

These cold shoes are fabricated from stainless steel and carbon steel with Micarta insulation. The supports vary in length from 12″ to 36″ and are capable of temperatures as low as -260°F. 40 supports in total were fabricated and hot dipped galvanized for corrosion protection at a LNG plant.

Do you see a need for cryogenic supports in your piping system? Get pricing today!
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Our New Product Photo Gallery is now Available

September 20th, 2010 No comments

We are happy to announce the publication of our product photo galleries!  Our new galleries can be seen on our website and will allow visitors to view a wide range of pipe supports; such as snubbers, big tons, sway braces, variable and constant spring supports.  We plan to add more photographs in the near future encompassing even more types of pipe support products.

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19 Sets of Phosphorus Bronze and Stainless Steel Slide Plate Assemblies for Supporting Vessels

September 14th, 2010 No comments

19 Sets of Phosphorus Bronze and Stainless Steel Slide Plate Assemblies for Supporting Vessels

The slide plate assemblies are fabricated from stainless steel, phosphorus bronze, and carbon steel. The 2″ thick carbon steel base plate is securely anchored to a concrete foundation, and the stainless steel slide plates are affixed to the base plate by countersunk attachment bolts. The phosphorus bronze slide plates, with machined grooves on the underside are placed on top of the stainless steel plates.

Underside View of Phosphorus Bronze Slide Plate Closer View of Polished Stainless Steel and Grease Fitting

To allow for lubrication between to the contact surfaces of the two slide plates, grease is added through a fitting on the side of the bronze slide plate. The fitting allows access to a channel in the center of the bronze slide plate that leads to the grooves. A hole is located in the 2″ thick base plate to allow for grout to be poured through after installation.

Want to learn more about slide plates? View a recording of a past slide plate webinar!
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Updated: Pre-Insulated Pipe Support Catalog

September 3rd, 2010 No comments

We’ve been making some big changes on our pre-insulated pipe support online catalog. These changes have made it a lot easier for you to navigate the site and find the best hot or cold pipe shoe to fit your needs!

Some of the new features include:
– Drop down menu
- Catalog Search Box
- Catalog Price Request form Embedded in Page
- Easy to navigate glossary of terms

…and more! We look forward to serving your pre-insulated pipe support needs.

Structural Supports Coated with Red Oxide Primer for a Power Plant

September 1st, 2010 No comments

Structural Supports Coated with Red Oxide Primer for a Power Plant

The structural pipe supports are fabricated from carbon steel and coated with red oxide primer. The structural steel will be stored in a warehouse for several months while the power plant is being built. Due to the plant’s location along the United States East Coast, the use of the red oxide primer was selected. Also, modifications were made to our standard “insulation saddles” to allow for a higher load capacity; which can be seen in the foreground of the image above.

Do you require replacement or additional structural supports in your plant? Get a quote today! request-a-quote

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