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U-Type and F-Type Constant Spring Supports

October 30th, 2001 No comments
U-Type and F-Type Constant Spring Supports

U-Type and F-Type Constant Spring Supports

U-Type and F-Type Constant Spring Supports

F-Type Constants

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. designed, manufactured and delivered a total of 8 constants to a power plant in Mexico. The designs consisted of 4 Horizontal U-Types Upthrust (Figure 1) and 4 Vertical F-Types (Figure 2) that are to support 24-inch diameter pipes. Each consisted of different sizes. The constants are designed for loads of 2,839 lbs. to 8,963 lbs., for Total Travels ranging from 7 to 3 inches. Constants were painted CZ-11 per customer request.

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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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Specially Designed Upthrust Constants

March 8th, 1994 No comments
Specially Designed Upthrust Constants

Specially Designed Upthrust Constants

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. announces the latest design of their “Horizontal Upthrust” base type constant support. The table or load flange move straight up or down as the weight of the pipe is transferred to the helical coil (spring) via the internal camlinkage. PTFE, 25% glass filled, slide bearings on the four corners eliminate the possibility of binding if undue axial or lateral forces are exerted. Also, PTFE, 25% glass filled, or graphite slide bearings can be added to the table to ease movement along the axis of the pipe. The Big-Ton and Type F Base Constant Supports are still available for other applications.]

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Custom Designed Vertical Upthrust Constant

March 20th, 1993 No comments
Custom Designed Vertical Upthrust Constant

Custom Designed Vertical Upthrust Constant

Pictured is a vertical upthrust constant developed for an application where the traditional horizontal upthrust would not fit.

Our Canadian customer searched to find existing products to support a pressure vessel which was to be located in an area with no additional horizontal space. PT&P developed this design and tested a prototype within one month to meet customer’s schedule.

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