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Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace in Trinidad

February 21st, 2017 Comments off

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace in Trinidad

Type: F-Type Variable Spring Supports (Furnace Springs)
Material: Carbon Steel | Red Oxide Primer
Design: Movement: 1/2 “| Load: 398 lb. | Spring Rate: 84 lb./in.
Testing: Standard Spring Rate & Calibration Tests

PT&P designed and manufactured these F-Type variable spring supports for use in a furnace at a facility in Trinidad. We manufactured these furnace springs for an operating load of 398 lb., a movement up to 1/2″, and a springs rate of 84 lb./in. They are fabricated from carbon steel with a red oxide primer coating to protect against corrosion. Customer specifications required a modified, installed height, while maintaining the spring rate, operating load and install load. In order to accomplish this, PT&P designed, manufactured and attached, to each spring, a pedestal to accomplish the increased installed height.

Variable Spring Hangers Designed for an Ammonia Plant

January 9th, 2017 Comments off

Variable Spring Hangers Designed for an Ammonia Plant

Type: B-Type Variable Spring Hanger
Size: PTP-2 Standard Variable Spring
Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Carbon Steel
Design: 0.955″ Downward Movement | Cold Load: 12,183 lb. | Hot Load: 14,723 lb.
Testing: Hydro-load Test: 15,750 lb.

PT&P designed and fabricated variable spring hangers for an Ammonia Plant in Louisiana. This B-Type PTP-2 variable hanger is fabricated from carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized to protect against corrosion. The variable is designed for 0.955″ of downward movement and an installed load of 12,183 and an operating load of 14,723 lb. This variable included a 1″ forged steel clevis and the assembly was tested at a hydro-load of 15,750 lb.

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in Oklahoma

September 26th, 2016 Comments off

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in Oklahoma

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Design: 1,765 lb. Load | +/- 5% Spring Rate
Material: Carbon Steel with Red Oxide Primer
Testing: Standard Spring Rate & Calibration Tests

PT&P custom designed variable spring supports for a furnace application at a Nitrogen Facility in Oklahoma. The furnace springs are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with a red-oxide primer to help prevent corrosion. The spring supports are designed to support loads up to 1,765 lb. With a spring rate calibrated to be within +/- 5% of the theoretical value.

Variable Spring Supports Product Video

August 10th, 2016 Comments off

300 Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application at a Methanol Processing Facility

April 25th, 2016 Comments off

300 Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application at a Methanol Processing Facility

PT&P designed and fabricated 300 variable spring supports for use in a furnace within a methanol processing facility in Mexico. We manufactured the ”housing” of these variable springs using seamless pipe (in order to prevent the springs’ coils from rubbing against the ”weld seam” of a standard pipe) so that the exact spring rate (+/- 5%) can be calculated without discrepancies or variations. The reason that an accurate spring rate is important is because furnace springs function as a ”scale” in order to determine the weight of the radiant coils within the unit. These springs are coated with red oxide primer to protect against corrosion. We manufactured these furnace spring assemblies for an operating load of 1,036 lb. and a movement up to 8 1/2″. Each spring is traceable to test data and tagged with its’ unique spring rate along with other standard information use for identification.

Register for the next Webinar: Engineered Spring Supports (Practical, Hands-on Approach)

November 12th, 2015 Comments off

This webinar is over… view the recording at: http://www.pipingtech.com/news/webinars/webinar_archives.html

Live Webinars are worth 1 PDH Credit for TX Professional Engineers

Engineered Spring Supports

Learn how the theoretical applications of spring supports are put into use in the real world. We will start with a review of the working principles of both variable and constant springs. See how brand new spring looks at delivery, and review installation guidelines. Learn the key points to review through the total installation process and subsequently when the springs are in operation. See how to determine if springs need adjustments, re-calibration, refurbishment or replacement. View in field examples, shutdown and isolation procedures. See the selection process required when there are significant changes to the operating condition.

The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has over 16 years experience as a pipe support designer and manages PT&P’s engineer training development program. He also inspects existing supports, consults on site remediation projects and oversees installation on a regular basis.

Custom Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in an Ammonia Plant

October 19th, 2015 Comments off

Custom Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in an Ammonia Plant

Custom Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in an Ammonia Plant.

PT&P custom designed variable spring supports and hangers for a furnace application in an ammonia plant. The furnace springs are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with a red-oxide primer to help prevent corrosion. The spring supports are designed to support loads ranging from 400 lb. to 12,500 lb. Over 150 spring coils underwent calibration test prior to fabrication and insertion into the variable support housing to ensure variance of less than 5%.

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

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Chemical Processing Plant

May 23rd, 2015 Comments off

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Chemical Processing

PT&P manufactured F-type variable spring supports for a chemical processing plant in Texas. The variables are designed with an internal guide and for a movement of 0.09″. They are designed for a 5,350 lb. cold load and 5,450 lb. hot load. Because these springs had to be capable of withstanding a hydro-test in excess of 33,000 lb. (which substantially exceeded the standard maximum hydro-test of 18,000 lb.), special collars were used in conjunction with the standard travel stops. These collars are designed to absorb the large hydro load by relying on the high strength characteristics of the load flange and housing components of the assembly while essentially bypassing the threaded internal components.

G-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Coker Replacement Project

April 12th, 2015 Comments off

G-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Coker Replacement Project

PT&P fabricated PTP-6 G-type variable spring supports for a coker replacement project in Kansas. The variables are comprised of two standard spring housing joined together with an intermediate bridge assembly. The bridge assembly is customized to match existing site conditions which allows for use in applications with limited space or interferences. They are 50″ in length, designed for an operating load of 15,000 lb. and fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. All variable assemblies underwent standard load and spring testing prior to shipment.

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