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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.

PTFE Slide Plates Designed for an Oil Refinery in Texas

December 1st, 2014 Comments off


PTFE Slide Plates Designed for an Oil Refinery in Texas

PT&P custom designed PTFE slide plates for an oil refinery in Texas. These slide plate assemblies are comprised of 3/32″ thick 25% glass filled (PTFE) slide plates bonded to hot dipped galvanized carbon steel backing plates. The assemblies measure 47-1/2″ long by 36-1/2″ wide and 45″ long by 16″ wide. PTFE material provides a low coefficient of friction, is easy to install, does not require surface treatments, or grouting, and is unaffected by weather conditions.

PTFE Slide Plates Designed for a Refinery in Louisiana

December 1st, 2012 Comments off

PTFE Slide Plates

These slide plate assemblies are comprised of 3/32″ thick PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates bonded to 1/4″ thick hot dipped galvanized carbon steel backing plates. They measure 139″ long by 11-1/2″ wide, and were designed for a pressure of 2000 psi at -320°F to 500°F. PTFE, 25% glass filled material provides a low coefficient of friction, is easy to install, does not require surface treatments, or grouting, and is unaffected by weather conditions. These type of slide plates are typically installed on top of a concrete pillar under a large vessel.

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HD-2 and HD-3 Hold-down Pipe Clamps with PTFE Slide Plates

July 30th, 2012 Comments off

HD-2 and HD-3 Hold-down Pipe Clamps

Designed for 20″ to 30″ pipe sizes, these HD-2 and HD-3 hold-down pipe clamps were shipped to a gas pump station in South Dakota. The hold downs were fabricated from carbon steel with PTFE, 25% glass filled liners on the saddle portion and base of the pipe clamp. We fabricated a total of 22 hold down pipe clamps and shipped this rush job within one week.

113 F-Type Variable Spring Cans with PTFE Slide Plates

July 16th, 2012 Comments off

113 F-Type Variable Spring Cans with PTFE Slide PlatesThese F-Type variable spring cans were designed with PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates for a local oil refinery. Slide plates are used to reduce the friction between the load flange of the spring and the pipe support. This allows for easier adjustment of the spring’s installed height. These variables include external travel stops. The external travel stops are sometimes referred to as universal travel stops and can be utilized to adjust the installed load (also called the cold load) to other installed loads within the working range of the spring. 113 variable springs were supplied for this job. The variables have an installed load ranging from 95 lb. to 11,000 lb. and an operating load ranging from 90 lb. to 10,703 lb. They are part of a plant expansion and will be used to support horizontal piping in an oil refinery.

 

113 F-Type Variable Spring Cans with PTFE Slide Plates

Maintaining your PTFE Slide Plates

February 29th, 2012 Comments off

Slide plates are easy to maintain if you follow these certain steps when inspecting them. Visit our visual media section to learn what four steps to take for Slide Plate Inspection and Maintenance.

Our field service manager, David Baker, will show you what to look for when inspecting your PTFE slide plates. If you have any questions, feel free to call David Baker at 713-992-7048 or email us at info@pipingtech.com.

PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plates Bonded to Stainless Steel Backing Plates

October 17th, 2011 No comments

PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates bonded to stainless steel backing plates

The slide plates are comprised of 1/4″ thick PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates bonded to 1/8″ A240 grade 316 L stainless steel backing plates. Stainless steel was used for better resistance to corrosion and longevity. The assemblies measure 83″ long by 20″ wide and will be installed underneath a bridge. A total of 16 slide plates were fabricated and designed for a pressure of 500 psi at ambient temperature. PTFE, 25% glass filled material provides a low coefficient of friction, is easy to install, does not require surface treatments, or grouting, and is unaffected by weather conditions.

PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates bonded to stainless steel backing plates

Would you like to learn more about slide plates? Check out a recording of our past slide plate webinar!
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24″ Bolted Clamp Pipe Shoe with Slide Plates for a Radiant Syngas Cooler Piping System

August 29th, 2011 No comments

24" Bolted Clamp Pipe Shoe with Slide Plates for a Radiant Syngas Cooler Piping System

These customized bolted clamp pipe shoes with PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates were fabricated for a radiant syngas cooler piping system in Indiana. The supports were designed for 24″ diameter piping with a pressure of 2,256 psig at 350°F. The axial displacement is +/- 1.326″ facilitated by slide plates on three quadrants. These pipe shoes were custom designed and fabricated entirely from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish.

Do you have a requirement for bolted clamp pipe shoes? Let us price it today.

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Custom Designed Variable Spring Supports with Stainless Steel Slide Plates

June 20th, 2011 No comments

Custom Designed Variable Spring Supports with Stainless Steel Slide Plates

Custom Designed Variable Spring Supports with Stainless Steel Slide Plates

This custom designed variable spring assembly is comprised of a standard PTP-1-160 type F variable spring with a supplementary extension and load flange with a stainless steel slide plate. The variable is fabricated entirely from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanize finish. The extension is schedule 40 pipe, 8″ in diameter and 12-5/16″ in height. The slide plate is fabricated from A240 grade stainless steel and is welded to the top of the load flange. This support will be used underneath a 16″ diameter pipe with a dummy leg. It is designed for 1/16″ vertical travel and 1/8″ horizontal travel for an oil refinery in Algeria.

Do you require custom variables or slide plates for your piping system? Get pricing today!
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19 Sets of Phosphorus Bronze and Stainless Steel Slide Plate Assemblies for Supporting Vessels

September 14th, 2010 No comments

19 Sets of Phosphorus Bronze and Stainless Steel Slide Plate Assemblies for Supporting Vessels

The slide plate assemblies are fabricated from stainless steel, phosphorus bronze, and carbon steel. The 2″ thick carbon steel base plate is securely anchored to a concrete foundation, and the stainless steel slide plates are affixed to the base plate by countersunk attachment bolts. The phosphorus bronze slide plates, with machined grooves on the underside are placed on top of the stainless steel plates.

Underside View of Phosphorus Bronze Slide Plate Closer View of Polished Stainless Steel and Grease Fitting

To allow for lubrication between to the contact surfaces of the two slide plates, grease is added through a fitting on the side of the bronze slide plate. The fitting allows access to a channel in the center of the bronze slide plate that leads to the grooves. A hole is located in the 2″ thick base plate to allow for grout to be poured through after installation.

Want to learn more about slide plates? View a recording of a past slide plate webinar!
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