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U-Type Constant Spring Supports for a Plant in Texas

January 12th, 2018 Comments off

U-Type Constant Spring Supports in Texas

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Size: 35 7/16″ Height & 75 3/4″ Length
Material: A36 Carbon Steel with HDG/304 Stainless Steel
Design: 9″ Total Travel at 979°F & Operating Load 6183 lbs.
Testing: Hydrotested at 6744 lbs.

These 200 U-Type constant spring supports with slide plates were designed by PT&P for a plant in Texas. They are fabricated from A36 carbon steel with an HDG finish and the slide plates manufactured from 304 stainless steel. Its dimensions are 35 7/16″ in height and 75 3/4″ in length. They are designed for 9″ of total travel at 979°F and an operating load of 6183 lbs. The units were hydrotested at 6744 lbs. prior to shipment.

Big Ton Spring Supports Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant in Singapore

December 26th, 2017 Comments off

Big Ton Spring Supports Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant in Singapore

Type: Big Ton Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel/SAE 5160H
Design: 44mm up & Operating Load 130,642 N
Testing: Standard Load & Travel Tests

PT&P custom designed big ton spring supports for a chemical plant in Singapore. These types of supports are used in supporting large heavy units such as compressors, vessels and pumps in power and petrochemical plants. The materials that were used are a carbon steel housing and frame with spring coil- SAE 5160H. The big ton spring support is designed to allow limited movement of 44 mm up with operating load of 130,642 N. By doing this, it’s saving the customer from having to entirely redesign the piping system and saving thousands of dollars. This custom big ton design was shipped in 6 weeks.

ASME Defines New Inspection Criteria for High Energy Pipelines

February 13th, 2012 Comments off

B31.1 Operations and Maintenance

According to ASME B31.1 Chapter VII Par. 140 a program shall be established for the assessment and documentation of the condition of all CPS (Covered Piping Systems) in power plants.

B 31.1 Operations and Maintenance

CPS Systems are defined in Chapter 1 Par 100.2, as systems on which condition assessments are to be conducted. This includes the following systems as a minimum.

NPS 4 and larger main steam, hot reheat steam, cold reheat steam, and boiler feedwater piping.

NPS 4 and larger systems that operate above 750°E (400°C or above 1,025 psi (7,100 kPa)


Other systems may be included as CPS by an Operating Company, based on their judgment. Appendix V of the code is titled ‘Recommended Practice for Operation, Maintenance, and Modification of Power Piping Systems’. This addendum is non-mandatory; however many  Power Industry operating companies’ insurance carriers are now invoking Appendix V with increasing frequency, and this is affecting conditions of their agreements with the operating companies.

Piping Technology and Products Inc. (PT&P) has for some time been performing surveys and assessments in accordance with part H of Par. 140, that requires hot and cold walk-down readings and assessment of pipe supports, operated within the creep regime of the pipe.    These assessments are helpful in identifying, sagging lines, deformation of supports, and damage caused by upset conditions, and/or incidents, attributable to operational malfunctions, dynamic/thermal or hydraulic events.

PT&P has been performing this service for many power generation companies. Preparation of documentation, retrieval and compilation of files for a CPS assessment, has just been completed for a major U.S power generation company. Ten large power plants were involved, and the original predominantly high-energy pipe support drawings, all engineered and designed by PT&P, were retrieved from PT&P archives dating back ten years.

Please feel free to contact us at david.baker@pipingtech.com and we will be happy to answer any of your technical questions about our survey capabilities, as well as any other engineering or field services that your organization may need.

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