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Anchor Bolts with Polyethylene Sleeves

June 4th, 2000 No comments

 

Anchor Bolts with Polyethylene Sleeves

Anchor Bolts with Polyethylene Sleeves

The photograph above shows anchor bolts, which are to be set in concrete with only a short portion above the surface. They are used to anchor equipment to a concrete slab by attaching to the bolts. Several of these at the top of the picture have polyethylene sleeves, which keep the wet concrete away from the bolt just below the surface. This makes it easier to make slight adjustments to the position of the bolt during attachment to the equipment which is to be anchored.

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Pipeline of the Future Museum Exhibit

April 5th, 2000 No comments
Pipeline of the Future Museum Exhibit

Pipeline of the Future Museum Exhibit

The photograph above shows the entrance of the “Pipeline 2000” exhibit at Houston’s Museum of Natural Science

This part of the exhibit was fabricated by SWECO Fab, Inc. a division of Piping Technology & Products, Inc. of Houston, Texas.

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RFID Tag for Pipe Supports

February 18th, 2000 No comments
RFID Tag for Pipe Supports

RFID Tag for Pipe Supports

RFID Tag for Pipe Supports

RFID Handheld Reader

Piping Technology & Products, Inc., in conjunction with other sponsors, has completed the first pilot test of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for the receipt and tracking of pipe supports material at construction jobsites.

The RFID tags and RFID handheld reader used by Piping Technology & Products, Inc. at the Red Hills Power Plant.

RFID Tag for Pipe Supports

PT&P Pipe Supports in the Field

The material shown here arrived from PT&P’s manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas with an RFID tag affixed to each pipe support assembly.

RFID Tag for Pipe Supports

PT&P Providing Training to Field Personnel

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. shipped approximately 150 pipe supports to the Red Hills Power Plant with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips affixed to each pipe supports.  The RFID tags and RFID handheld reader were provided by SAT Safetrac.  Field personnel were trained on the use of the new technology.  The RFID-tagged pipe support assemblies were then received by field personnel.  Videos of the RFID receiving process were taken for the purpose of comparative time and motion studies.

16,000 Lb. 33 1/2" Travel Horizontal Constant Load Hangers

February 10th, 2000 No comments
16,000 Lb. 33 1/2" Travel Horizontal Constant Load Hangers

16,000 Lb. 33 1/2" Travel Horizontal Constant Load Hangers

In January 2000, Piping Technology & Products, Inc., a manufacturer of high quality engineered products, designed and built two 33 1/2 inches travel and two 25 inches travel constant load spring hangers. These constant load spring hangers will be in service at a geothermal production well in Hawaii, where they will be used to support a pipe that carries hot water discharged from a geothermal production well to a separator.

16,000 Lb. 33 1/2" Travel Horizontal Constant Load Hangers

16,000 Lb. 33 1/2" Travel Horizontal Constant Load Hangers

The well will produce 2.8 Million gallons of water per hour at a discharge temperature of 680° F, and a pressure of 2800 psi. These custom designed constant load spring hangers provide extraordinarily large travel distance. The 33 1/2″ travel and the 25″ travel constant load spring hangers are designed to provide a constant 16,000 lbs. and 6,000 lbs support for a pipe moving a vertical distance of 33 1/2″ and 25″ respectively.

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Specially Fabricated Pipe Supports

February 10th, 2000 No comments
Specially Fabricated Pipe Supports

Specially Fabricated Pipe Supports

The photo above shows three different supports fabricated by Piping Technology & Products, Inc. for a petrochemical facility in Indonesia. The smallest support, (lower right) show the interior layer of polyurethane projecting out of the outside layer. This allows the pipe insulation to overlap when installed. These units provide insulation between the very cold fluid inside the pipe and the hot, humid conditions outside. They also support the weight of the pipe and allow for movement due to thermal expansion and contraction. Micarta was used for certain supports which require greater strength.

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Specially Fabricated Sway Struts and Mechanical Snubbers

February 9th, 2000 No comments
Specially Fabricated Sway Struts and Mechanical Snubbers

Specially Fabricated Sway Struts and Mechanical Snubbers

The photograph above shows sway struts and mechanical snubbers, which are combined and attached to large pipes and to stable structures. The snubber will dampen shocks and vibrations caused by sudden opening and closing of valves or even earthquakes. Piping Technology & Products, Inc. fabricated these for the steam piping in a power plant.

Are you in need of sway struts and mechanical snubbers for an upcoming project? Get pricing today!

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Galvanized Anchor Bolts

February 2nd, 2000 No comments
Galvanized Anchor Bolts

Galvanized Anchor Bolts

The picture above is of Type-3 galvanized anchor bolts, a standard product in our line of stock anchor bolts. However, Piping Technology & Products can also fabricate customized anchor bolts to meet your materials, diameter and shape specifications for any industry, i.e. refineries, chemical plants, power plants, etc. We specialize in quick turn-around projects and are available on a 24×7 basis to meet your support requirements.

Learn more about galvanized anchor bolts by visiting our webinar archives!




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NASA Space Station Service Module Mock-up

November 4th, 1999 No comments
NASA Space Station Service Module Mock-up

NASA Space Station Service Module Mock-up

Sweco Fab, Inc., the ASME CODE fabrication subsidiary of PT&P, built the forward section of an International Space Station service module for NASA in Fall, 1999. The main purpose for the full-scale mock-up service module will be to replicate the International Space Station for use in astronaut training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL).

The Neutral Buoyancy Lab, located at the Sonny Carter Training Facility near NASA Houston Johnson Space Center (JSC), is a large pool of water used in astronaut training to simulate the gravity conditions in space. The forward section manufactured by Sweco Fab, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Piping Technology & Products, is made up of ASTM A-304L material and weighs approximately 2500 lbs. The unit was on display at NASA’s Inspection Day 1999 and will soon be employed in International Space Station astronaut training.

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Recent Photos From the Shop

November 4th, 1998 No comments
Stainless Steel Rectangular Expansion Joint

Stainless Steel Rectangular Expansion Joint for Machinery Exhaust Application

Gimbal Expansion Joint

Gimbal Expansion Joint

Hydraulic Snubbers

48" Stroke Hydraulic Snubbers

Roller Supports

X-Z Roller Supports for Big Ton Springs (20,000 lbs, 8" travel) for Pressure Vessels

PT&P Acquires Mobile Test Facility for Snubbers

October 31st, 1998 No comments

In addition to the snubber test equipment obtained from Basic Engineers, PT&P has purchased a mobile snubber test facility from Commonwealth Edison, an electric utility in Illinois. The mobile snubber test trailer was in use at ComEd’s La Salle Nuclear facility.

This snubber test system is installed in a large truck trailer which was specifically designed to house a mobile test facility. The trailer is 47.5 feet long and is climate controlled with both heat and air conditioning. It has a one-ton crane that runs the length of the trailer and can be extended an additional 8 feet for loading and unloading snubbers. It also includes a small office.

The snubber test trailer contains test benches with a test capacity of 135,000 lbs. PT&P plans to begin providing field testing service to customers using this mobile facility.

Do you require snubbers for an upcoming project? Request a quote today!

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