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Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for Propane Dehydrogenation Facility

June 27th, 2016 Comments off

Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for Propane De-Hydrogenation Facility

PT&P custom designed big ton spring supports for a propane dehydrogenation facility in Texas. The components within these assemblies include the spring housing, load columns, travel stops, spring coils and lifting lugs. While both assemblies measure 42” x 24” x 26-1/2”, they were each modified based on independent specifications for operating loads and movement. The first will accommodate a load of 94,261 lb. and 0.085” of movement, while the second will accommodate a load of 102,219 lb. with 0.08” of movement.

This type of support is ideal for applications, such as pressure vessels, that combine very heavy loads with thermal expansion because of the stability they provide. The big tons were tested in the load cell to insure proper operation throughout the entire working range of the coils.

Pipe Clamp Design, Application & Installation Webinar

June 23rd, 2016 Comments off

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pipe-clamp-webinar_v28This presentation will cover Pipe Clamps, including Hold-Down Clamps, Riser Clamps, Clevis Hangers, Yoke U-Bolt Clamps and Structural Supports. Learn how the appropriate type of pipe support is chosen based on the different design conditions. Find out how Finite Element Analysis is used in the design process and view the custom pipe supports designed for extreme applications.

 

Hydraulic Snubbers Designed for LLDPE Chemical Plant

June 17th, 2016 Comments off

Hydraulic Snubbers Designed for LLDPE Chemical Plant

These Fig. 511 AD long hydraulic snubbers were created for a linear low-density (LLDPE) chemical plant in Louisiana. The snubbers with two (2) rear brackets range in length from 34-⅝” to 49”. They are designed with spherical, self-aligning ball bushings that allow for + 5° of angular motion or misalignment.  The snubbers can handle maximum loads varying up to 5520 lb. Cylinder sizes are 1-½” and 2-½” and have a 6” stroke. The hydraulic fluid is petroleum based and the seals are a mix of buna-nitrile and polyurethane and the pressurized hydraulic reservoir allows mounting in any spatial orientation. The snubbers are painted with a primer that utilizes zinc filled powder manufactured by Tnemec. Ⓡ  The formulation for the primer is Series H90-97 | Tneme-Zinc.

Shock Control, Restraint & Support Devices Webinar

June 9th, 2016 Comments off

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140,000 lb. Load Adjustable Hydraulic SnubbersExplore the various applications of snubbers, sway braces and sway struts in piping systems and equipment. Learn how these products help prevent pipe system failure due to seismic loads, flow transients, wind loads, safety valve thrust loads or pipe rupture. Discover the various tests performed within PT&P’s facility to ensure product quality, including cycle testing, travel testing and load testing. Finally, view the value-added services offered by PT&P and rest assure that your shock control, restraint and support device needs can be covered by our 24×7 web-based emergency services, field services and quick-turn around time when you need it most.

The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has over 13 years experience as a pipe support designer and manages PT&P’s engineer training development program. He also inspects existing supports, consults on site remediation projects and oversees installation on a regular basis.

Piping Technology & Products New Foam Machine

June 6th, 2016 Comments off

Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for an Air Separation Unit

June 6th, 2016 Comments off

Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for an Air Separation Unit

A total of sixty-four pre-insulated pipe supports were designed for cryogenic temperatures in an air separation unit in China. The units are 12″ in length with 4.5″ thick polyurethane foam insulation. The cold shoes were designed with carbon steel shoe clamps and finished with a black epoxy and include polyethylene slide plates.Standard quality control and dimensional tests were performed prior to shipment.

Pipe Support Field Service – Problem Resolution Webinar

May 26th, 2016 Comments off

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Field Service Technician doing an InspectionIn this Webinar we explore the details of actual case studies focusing on various signs that indicate if a particular support needs replaced or adjusted. The presentation also covers projects that brought on new standard designs and custom designs for specific applications. And lastly, it includes valuable additions and procedures that extend the typical life span of a pipe support. PT&P’s field service division is available 24×7 in the case of an emergency situation or for a scheduled shut down.

Variable Spring Support with Bronzphite® Slide Plates Designed for a Facility in Canada

May 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Variable Spring Support with Bronzphite® Slide Plates Designed for a Facility in Canada

PT&P manufactured these F-type variable spring supports for a facility in Canada. The springs are fabricated from A36 carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. The variables installed heights range from 11″ to 15″ and are designed for operating conditions up to 4,000 lb. Bronzphite® is best suited for high loads, low velocity applications and where the use of oil or grease is undesirable or unfeasible. The bronze plate acts as the bearing surface, withstanding heavy loads, while the graphite inserts provide a solid, oil-free lubricant. As with all of our variable supports, these were quality checked with a 100% spring coil deflection test and a load cell calibration to set the assembly at the prescribed installed load.

Slide Plates & Pipe Rollers in the Fight Against Friction Webinar

May 12th, 2016 Comments off

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Various Types of Slide PlatesDiscover the secret to a lower coefficient of friction while permitting translational motion or movement with the supporting element. Learn about the different types of slide plates and pipe rollers used for various applications. View the design, load capabilities, and installation and maintenance guidelines for both slide plates and pipe rollers. See numerous photos featuring combinations with other critical pipe supports in order to allow for movement or a low coefficient of friction. Increase your understanding of the value added services that are offered by PT&P, and rest assured that your slide plate and pipe roller needs can be taken care of by our 24×7 web-based emergency services, field service, and quick-turn around time when you need it most.

Constant Spring Supports Product Video

May 9th, 2016 Comments off

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