Piping Technology and Products Logo

Piping Technology & Products

  Experienced Manufacturer of Pipe Supports since 1975.
Call Us: Phone: (713) 731-0030 Toll-Free: (800) 787-5914

Home » Categories » Pipe Support Hardware

What is a bearing plate?

A bearing plate is also referred to as a slide plate. It is a component that can be fabricated from a variety of materials including graphite, PTFE, 25% glass filled, stainless steel, and bronzphite. The purpose of slide plates is to produce a low-coefficient of friction between a stationary support element and the moving pipe support component to reduce the forces generated as a result of pipe deflections during operation.

PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plates Bonded to Stainless Steel Backing Plates
PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plates
Related Articles RSS Feed
What is a roller hanger?
Viewed 4655 times since Tue, Nov 2, 2010
How do I anchor piping at trapeze type pipe hangers?
Viewed 7237 times since Wed, Mar 23, 2011
What is a PTFE bearing pad?
Viewed 6187 times since Wed, Dec 1, 2010
How do I specify u-bolts for pipes?
Viewed 8650 times since Tue, Nov 2, 2010
How do I attach a flat plate to a pipe?
Viewed 5361 times since Wed, Mar 23, 2011
How do you ensure safety on a rod type turnbuckle?
Viewed 3731 times since Thu, Jun 16, 2011
How do I install a clevis?
Viewed 4230 times since Tue, Nov 2, 2010
What does long tangent mean for u-bolts?
Viewed 6883 times since Tue, Nov 2, 2010
What is a saddle covering?
Viewed 1194 times since Fri, May 16, 2014
Why is a turnbuckle used with pipe supports?
Viewed 6810 times since Thu, Feb 17, 2011

Mailing: P.O. Box 34506, Houston, TX 77234-4506 Location: 3701 Holmes Road, Houston, TX 77051
Our Subsidiaries: U.S. Bellows Metallic & Fabric Expansion Joints, Bellows | Sweco Fab ASME Vessels, Pig Launchers, Spectacle Blinds
 Pipe Shields Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports, Slides, Guides & Anchors | Fronek Anchor/Darling
Snubbers, Sway Struts & Sway Braces
Phone: (713) 731-0030 Toll-Free: (800) 787-5914 FAX: (713) 731-8640 E-MAIL: info@pipingtech.com

Copyright 2011 Piping Technology and Products, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Contact Us | Privacy Policy