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What is the difference between pipe supports and restraints?

In general terms, a pipe support is designed to carry the pipe weight while simultaneously permitting deflection in vertical and/or horizontal directions. Whereas,restraints are intended to restrict movement as either a guiding element or an anchoring device.

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