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Gas Torches

June 5th, 1994 No comments
Gas Torches

Gas Torches

The photograph above shows a computer-controlled bank of gas torches used to burn patterns of small components from large metal plates. The geometry of the components is used to program the computer. The metal plate is on a “water table” which catches the melted material to be utilized in the national program to conserve natural resources.

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. supplies hardware, pipe supports, expansion joints and other fabricated items for petrochemical, paper and electric power plants throughout the U.S. and overseas.

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Galvanized Embed Plates

June 4th, 1994 No comments
Galvanized Embed Plates

Galvanized Embed Plates

Pictured above denotes “Galvanized Embed Plates” with anchors to be set in concrete.

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Wet Air Fan Cyclone for High Density Polyethylene Project

May 5th, 1994 No comments
Wet Air Fan Cyclone for High Density Polyethylene Project

Wet Air Fan Cyclone for High Density Polyethylene Project

Sweco Fab, Inc., a wholly subsidiary of Piping Technology & Products, Inc., and an ASME and API code vessel shop recently unveiled their design of a wet air fan cyclone for a new high density polyethylene project.

The barrel, which is a twenty-one feet long, tapers upward from a twelve-inch diameter base to a six foot diameter top. Ears on the exterior of the barrel are provided for support and alignment. Air inlet is designed to mate with other components forming part of the process equipment. The fan cowling has outboard ears to facilitate ease of test, assembly and maintenance. The cyclone was rolled and formed from ¼ inch carbon steel and weighs 4,000 lb.

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Orifice Plates

May 5th, 1994 No comments
Orifice Plates

Orifice Plates

The picture above shows special components of today’s piping systems. At the top are two rings with machined surfaces required to help seal the system when operating at high pressures. Rings and spacers can be fabricated from a variety of metals including carbon steels, stainless steels, alloys such as Inconel®, Hastelloy or Titanium. The choice of materials depends on the temperatures and pressures the system is designed for. Holes can be drilled to produce bleed rings which relieve pressure slowly. The above picture shows orifice plates which are made from the same materials.

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Sweco Fab, Inc. Aids in the Expansion of Sims Bayou

May 1st, 1994 No comments
Carbon Steel Tank

Carbon Steel Tank

Pictured above is one of the six identical tanks Sweco Fab, Inc. supplied for the expansion of City of Houston’s Sims Bayou Waste Treatment Plant.

These carbon steel tanks are rubber lined and have a special paint outside. Each tank has 6,000 gallon capacity.

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Insulated Pipe Supports

April 29th, 1994 No comments
Insulated Pipe Supports

Insulated Pipe Supports

The photographs above show insulated pipe supports designed for a system being installed in a very cold climate in Russia. The insulating components are inside next to the pipe. The outside components are galvanized steel. In the foreground of the photo at the right are two fixtures which were built for load testing these pipe supports by applying known forces with a hydraulic load cell. Piping Technology & Products, Inc., fabricated prototype units for a Houston Engineering Firm and tested the units. After successful tests a number of similar units were built for shipment to Russia.

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Launcher and Receivers

April 22nd, 1994 No comments

 

Launcher and Receivers

Launcher and Receivers

The photograph above shows a launcher-receiver designed to be installed in a six inch pipe to launch and receive pipeline pigs. Pigs can be used for cleaning or for separation of two products in the same pipeline. This launcher-receiver was one of two built by the SWECO Fab, Inc. division of Piping Technology & Products, Inc. for a major Gulf Coast Refinery.

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ASME Code Surge Protection Vessel

April 15th, 1994 No comments

 

ASME Surge Protection Code Vessel

ASME Surge Protection Code Vessel

The photograph above shows a surge protection vessel fabricated to ASME code specifications by Sweco Fab, Inc. This vessel was purchased by a major Houston E&C firm for export to an overseas project.

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Hydraulic Snubbers Protect Critical Components In Refineries

April 8th, 1994 No comments
Hydraulic Snubbers Protect Critical Components In Refineries

Hydraulic Snubbers Protect Critical Components In Refineries

The photograph above shows hydraulic snubbers which are used to protect critical components in refineries, power plants and other industrial systems from sudden movement by the attached piping system. Engineers specify these devices for systems which are subject to sudden accelerations caused by earthquakes, extreme wind loads or water hammer. The insert at the upper left shows eight snubbers, some are different sizes and six have dust covers to protect the piston seal. The snubber at the bottom has hardware attached so it is ready to be installed. Hydraulic snubbers resist sudden rapid movement of the pipe by limiting the flow rate of the fluid inside the snubber. The device is designed so slow movement, such as would be expected during thermal expansion, has practically no resistance, but sudden rapid movement is resisted with a force proportional to the velocity raised to a power, where the power is determined by the orifice valve and flow pattern in the design. Selection of materials and liquids used will depend on the environment where the snubber is installed.

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Arrestor Type Hold Down

March 9th, 1994 No comments
Arrestor Type Hold Down

Arrestor Type Hold Down

The above photo shows an arrestor type hold down. This type of restraint is used when there is very low thermal movement. Its radius is lined with a belting material designed to absorb shock from movement. It is widely used on compressor lines or similar applications. The restraint type hold down’s clamp radius and base is lined with PT&P’s PTFE slide plate which allows for axial movement while restraining lateral movement and used on compressor lines where temperatures are high and thermal movement is great. This anchor type hold down is utilized on pipelines and require little or no insulation. It is fabricated from carbon steel and can be used in temperatures up to 750oF.

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