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68" In Height Vertical Upthrust Constants

September 7th, 2001 No comments
68" In Height Vertical Upthrust Constants

68" In Height Vertical Upthrust Constants

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. designed and built two, 68″ in height 100 U-Type constants for a power plant in Mexico. The vertical upthrust constants were designed to support 48,500 lb. each with a total upward travel of 3″. In order to prevent buckling of the constant housing, each constant was designed with five C7 x 14 3/4 lb. channels and a base plate of 26 3/8″ x 33 1/4″. These unique 100 U-Type upthrust constants were custom designed by PT&P to accommodate limited horizontal space requirement. The constants will be placed opposite to each other on a beam capable of supporting 99,000 lb. load of the pipe, plus the weight of the constants.

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Big-Ton D and Big-Ton T Upthrust Constants

May 24th, 2001 No comments
Big-Ton D and Big-Ton T Upthrust Constants

Big-Ton D and Big-Ton T Upthrust Constants

PT&P custom designed and built four Big Ton D Upthrust Constants(figure 1) and two pairs of Big Ton T Upthrust Constants (figure 2) for a global engineering & construction company.

These upthrust constants are installed at a Petrochemical Plant in Siberia. Due to space limitation, the Big Ton D Upthrust Constants and Big Ton T Upthrust Constants were designed for a total travel of 5″ and 4″ respectively. The Big Ton D Upthrust Constants were also designed for a load of 50,022 Ibs with a height of 26 inches. The Big Ton T Upthrust Constants with a height of 16.5″ were designed for 75,000 Ibs, and 67,464 Ibs respectively.

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Emergency Field Service Request on Constant

May 22nd, 2001 No comments
Emergency Field Service Request on Constant

Emergency Field Service Request on Constant

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. and its 24×7 Quick Turn/Emergency Service were put to the test on a Friday evening when they received an emergency call from a company located in Jamaica. The Jamaican company was concerned with existing pipe supports at their location and made a request for a PT&P field services representative to visit and inspect.

An experienced PT&P field services manager arrived at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday to survey and fulfill the request.

The reported problem was a pair of rusted and decayed spring hangers dating back to 1969. After inspection, PT&P’s field services manager concluded that the aged spring hangers could no longer support the piping system due to changes in the design of the system, whereas, failure resulted in additional forces being exerted onto the steam turbine.

Following identification of the measurements, load capabilities, and movements of the spring hangers, it was apparent that the system design did not compensate for the weight of two globe valves that were added to the system at a later date. Thus, PT&P’s field services manager had to take into consideration the weight of these two globe valves when sizing the replacement parts.

PT&P supplied and delivered two Type G variable spring assemblies to Jamaica on the following Monday. Type G assemblies can accommodate unusually heavy loads, and is especially adaptable for avoiding interference in spaces where headroom is limited. In this case, the spring assembly was supporting loads in excess of 2000 lbs. and movement was limited due to its location in the powerhouse.

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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Constants for a Radiant-tube Support System

January 8th, 1994 No comments
Constants for a Radiant-tube Support System

Constants for a Radiant-tube Support System

The photograph above shows a large number of specially designed constant spring supports being prepared for shipment to Chile. These constants are the key component of a reforming furnace, radiant tube support system designed for one of the world’s major engineering and construction firms.

Piping Technology’s engineers designed these units to fit in the limited space available inside the furnace and provided optional bolting patterns so attachment to the supporting structure could be made even if the radiant tube support system assumed a competitor’s design.

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