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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.

G-Type Variable Spring Assemblies Designed for an Oil & Gas Refinery in Texas

August 6th, 2016 Comments off

G-Type Variable Spring Assemblies Designed for an Oil & Gas Refinery in Texas

PT&P designed these G-Type variable spring support assemblies, along with a 24” pipe shoe and hanger for an oil and gas refinery in Texas. Each item is designed with a center to center of 36” and an elevation difference up to 72”. The spring supports consists of a G-type variable spring, all threaded rod, clevis, lifting lugs, welding lugs and clevis pins. They are designed with an operating load range from 1,700 lb. to 10,500 lb. and a movement range of .02” to .19” up or down. Standard load and travel testing was completed prior to shipment.

C-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

August 24th, 2015 Comments off

C-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

PT&P designed C-Type variable spring support assemblies for a power plant in Louisiana. They are designed for operating loads ranging from 1,319 to 2,800 lb. with an upwards travel ranging from 0.11" to 0.34". The variables were fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish and standard load and travel testing was completed prior to shipment

Big Ton Spring Support Designed for a Maximum Load of 93,000 lb. for a Chemical Plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

November 29th, 2010 No comments

Big Ton Spring Support Designed for a Maximum Load of 93,000 lb. for a Chemical Plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This big ton spring support measures 40″ length x 36″ width x 43″ height. It is composed of a carbon steel frame, neoprene coated spring steel coils, and has a hot-dipped galvanize finish. It also includes a guided load table to ensure stability when supporting the maximum load of 93,000 lb. Standard load and travel tests were performed prior to shipping.

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C-Type Constant with Special Lugs for a Power Plant

April 8th, 2009 No comments

 

 

C-Type Constant with Special Lugs

C-Type Constant with Special Lugs

This PT&P 100 C-Type constant spring support was designed in conjunction with special lugs to fit inside of a trolley. The lugs will provide for movement up and down, as well as extensive horizontal movement. This constant was fabricated entirely from A-36 carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanize finish. The constant measures 16″ wide x 25″ long x 56″ high. It is designed to carry 16,164 lb. of piping load with a travel of 3 1/2″ downward. The lugs will fit within a trolley by a single pin connection. This configuration will prevent swinging by maintaining the constant in an upright position, which will ensure proper functionality and eliminate any load deviation.

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200 U-Type Constant Spring Supports with Slide Plates to Reduce Friction

March 25th, 2009 No comments
200 U-Type Constant Spring Supports with Slide Plates

200 U-Type Constant Spring Supports with Slide Plates to Reduce Friction

200 U-Type Constant Spring Supports with Slide Plates

Slide Plate on Constant

These custom designed constants will be utilized for a heavy load of 109,000 lb. They are designed for a downward travel of 1 1/2″. In order to support the heavy load and low take-off, the constants are designed with an inner and outer spring coil with the outer coil measuring 56″L with a 18 3/4″ O.D. These U-Type constants are fabricated from A36 carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanize finish.

The dimensions of the constant are 31″H x 90″L x 32″W. The image above shows a PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plate on top to reduce the friction between the constant load flange and the structure above the support. The constant also includes slide plates between the table and the frame of the constant to reduce the friction on the table and improve constant deviation.

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120 3/8″ Long Custom Variable Spring Supports with Four Individual Coils

March 11th, 2009 No comments

120 3/8" Long Custom Variable Spring Supports with Four Individual Coils

120 3/8" Long Custom Variable Spring Supports with Four Individual Coils

These variable springs are custom designed from carbon steel material. The springs are fabricated with extra long housings to allow for a pre-compression lower than the standard. This ensured that the starting (cold) load of 26,745 lb. could be achieved. The springs are designed for a movement of 5.55″ downward, which would produce an operating load for each assembly of 38,305 lb. These springs are to be utilized in pairs together with a 22″ riser clamp to produce a 407″ total pipe hanger assembly length and an overall combined operating load of 76,610 lb.

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B-Type Constants for an Oil Refinery

December 29th, 2008 No comments
B-Type Constants

B-Type Constants

These A-36 carbon steel constants have a hot dipped galvanize finish and designed for an oil refinery. They have a single lug suspension and can support a piping load of 5,031 lb. The dimensions are 36 1/2″H x 21″L x 11 5/8″W. This type of spring support is designed to support the pipeline from above using a carbon steel clamp.

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A-36 Carbon Steel G-Type Constant on a Rush Basis

November 12th, 2008 No comments
Refurbished A-36 Carbon Steel G-Type Constant on a Rush Basis

Refurbished A-36 Carbon Steel G-Type Constant on a Rush Basis

Refurbished A-36 Carbon Steel G-Type Constant on a Rush Basis

Damaged Constants in the Field

This constant spring support is fabricated from A-36 carbon steel and measures 39″ long x 29″ high x 11″ wide. This replacement support is designed to carry 11,000 lb. of piping load with a travel of 2 1/2″ upward. The limiting design factor was to stay within existing structural boundaries while allowing the constant assembly to move through its designed travel range.

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8 Foot Long Big Ton Variable Spring Assembly

May 28th, 2008 No comments

8 Foot Long Big Ton Variable Spring Assembly

8 Foot Long Big Ton Variable Spring Assembly

8 Foot Long Big Ton Variable Spring Assembly

Slideplates on Big Ton Spring Assembly

This big ton spring assembly is designed for a local area refinery, and is fabricated from carbon steel components with a painted finish. The top of the load flange has three PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates. The base is 96″ x 18″ and the installed height is 24″. This big ton spring will be utilized to support heavy (in excess of 76,000 lb.) loads where a standard variable spring would be undersized. The big ton spring design includes an array of parallel coils within one frame to produce large load carrying capacity while maintaining the same spring rate. The assembly is designed to withstand an operating load of 76,800 lb. and has a downward travel of 0.894″.

Prior to fabrication, each of the coils were individually tested to insure correct spring rate and load capacity. After fabrication, the entire assembly was tested throughout the entire load and travel range.

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