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Big Ton Constant Supports Designed with Bronzphite® Slide Plates for Oil Refinery in China

September 25th, 2017 Comments off

Big Ton Constant Supports Designed with Bronzphite® Slide Plates for Oil Refinery in China

Type: Big Ton Constant Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | HDG | Bronzphite® | Graphite
Design: 750°F | 1-1/2″ Total Travel | 29-1/2″ x 85-1/4″ x 34-1/2″ | 187,393 lb.
Testing: Load and Travel Testing

PT&P custom designed and manufactured big ton constant spring supports w/ bronzphite® slide plates for a 400 KTA light oil for a processing and utilization unit at an oil refinery in China. A total of four constant assemblies were fabricated from carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized for extra protection against corrosion. The bronze plate acts as the bearing surface, supporting heavy loads, while the graphite inserts provide a solid, oil-free sliding surface. They are designed for operating temperatures up to 750°F and an operating load of 187,393 lb., with 1-1/2″ total travel. Load and travel testing was performed prior to shipment.

U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

August 20th, 2017 Comments off

U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | HDG | PTFE, 25% Glass Filled
Design: 8,200 lb. Load | 11-1/2″ Total Travel
Testing: Standard Load and Travel Test

PT&P designed and manufactured 48 constant spring supports for a power plant in Mexico. The constants pictured above are Fig. 200 U-type constant spring supports fabricated from A-36 carbon steel and include PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates bonded to the load flange. The supports are 39″ H x 26″ W x 80″ L and are designed for operating loads up to 8,200 lb., with a total travel of 11-1/2″. These are horizontal constants designed to support piping from below in conjunction with a pipe saddle. All the constants went through standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

Constant Spring Support Assemblies Designed for a Chemical Plant in New Jersey

January 23rd, 2017 Comments off

Constant Spring Support Assemblies Designed for a Chemical Plant in New Jersey

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Size: PTP 200 C-Type Double Suspension
Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Carbon Steel | Epoxy Coated Springs
Load: 8,000 lb. – 19,000 lb. | Upward Movement: 6″ – 9″
Testing: Standard Load and Travel Test

PT&P designed twelve constant spring support assemblies for a chemical plant in New Jersey. The assemblies will be used as replacements in a recuperator up-leg and down-leg application in conjunction with custom cross-over supports previously fabricated by PT&P. Physical sizes of these constant assemblies range from 18-1/2″ x 22″ x 64″ to 18-1/2″ x 26″ x 83″. Operating loads range between 8,000 lb. – 19,000 lb. and each allows for upward movement between 6″ – 9″. The spring coils are coated with epoxy instead of the standard neoprene coating. Standard load and travel tests were completed prior to shipment.

U-Type Constants Designed with Slide Plates for a Polypropylene Plant in Texas

August 22nd, 2016 Comments off

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PT&P designed and fabricated U-Type constant spring support , with PTFE, 25% glass filled side plate for a Polypropylene Plant in Texas. The constant is fabricated from carbon steel, and hot-dipped galvanized for extra protection against corrosion. The vertical movement is 1.5″ total upward travel and is capable of supporting a 10,350 lb. load. The constant underwent standard load testing prior to shipment.

Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant in New Mexico

March 7th, 2016 Comments off

Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant in New Mexico

PT&P fabricated constant support assemblies for a power plant in New Mexico. The constant assemblies will be used in conjunction with structural supports also provided by PT&P. Operating loads range between 7,000 lb. and 20,000 lb. and designed for movements from 10-1/2″ to 12″. All thread rods were coated with rust prevention compound and the constants were painted with Intergard® 475 HSS. The travel stops are wired to the constants frame and can be reused to lock the constant, preventing travel during plant maintenance or shutdowns. Standard load and travel tests were completed according to MSS standards prior to shipment.

Register for the next Webinar: Engineered Spring Supports (Practical, Hands-on Approach)

November 12th, 2015 Comments off

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Live Webinars are worth 1 PDH Credit for TX Professional Engineers

Engineered Spring Supports

Learn how the theoretical applications of spring supports are put into use in the real world. We will start with a review of the working principles of both variable and constant springs. See how brand new spring looks at delivery, and review installation guidelines. Learn the key points to review through the total installation process and subsequently when the springs are in operation. See how to determine if springs need adjustments, re-calibration, refurbishment or replacement. View in field examples, shutdown and isolation procedures. See the selection process required when there are significant changes to the operating condition.

The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has over 16 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.

Custom F-Type Constant Spring Supports for Oil Refinery

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

Custom Constant Spring Supports for Oil Refinery

PT&P designed 100-F type constant spring supports for an oil refinery in Alabama. These custom constant spring supports are 32” x 12” x 23.5” and designed to support an operating load of 650 lb. with 14” of total travel. The constants are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and the coil is from 5160H alloy material. Standard load and travel testing were completed to ensure the quality and performance of these constants.

Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Steam Methane Reformer

May 10th, 2015 Comments off

Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Steam Methane Reformer
PT&P manufactured Fig. PTP 100-E constant spring supports for a steam methane reformer plant project in Thailand. The constant springs are designed for a pipe operating temperature from 650°F to 1250°F and an operating load of 3,355 lb. with a movement of 13″ upward. The constants are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with an epoxy for high temperatures. Standard load and travel test were completed prior to shipment.

Custom Vertical Constant Hangers

April 6th, 2010 No comments
Custom Vertical Constant Hangers

Custom Vertical Constant Hangers

PT&P manufactured constant spring supports to custom dimensions of 21″ height x 13″ width x 7.5″ depth. The total travel is 7″, with an actual travel of 3.5″ in both up and down directions. The rated load is 180 lb. and they will be used to support pipe lines for a power plant in Louisiana.

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78″ Long 200 C-Type Constant Spring Assembly for a Power Plant

January 12th, 2010 No comments
78" Long 200 C-Type Constant Spring Assembly
78" Long 200 C-Type Constant Spring Assembly

78" Long 200 C-Type Constant Spring Assembly

Each constant spring support is designed to carry a 27,200 lb. load and provide 13″ downward travel. Special spring coils are used in order to reduce the entire length of the pipe hanger assembly. The frame and all internal moving components’ geometry are optimized as well to reduce the overall size. In total, the frame and casing combination measure 78″L x 21½”W x 33¾”H. The customer requested frame modification for special lug locations.

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