These supports are key components for the steam generators in a thermal power plant. The coils are coated with neoprene (black) to prevent corrosion while the steel plate and tie rods are painted white. Engineers of Piping Technology & Products, Inc. designed these units to support loads of 110,000 kips.
The picture above is that of embed plates before they are sent to the galvanizers. Piping Technology & Products, Inc. can meet most any fabrication requirement required in any industry, i.e. refineries, chemical plants, power plants, etc.
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The picture above is of galvanized knee braces. Piping Technology & Products, Inc. can meet most any fabrication requirement requested in any industry, i.e. refineries, chemical plants, power plants, etc.
Shown above are hydraulic snubbers which are used to protect critical components in refineries, power plants and other industrial plants from sudden movement by the attached piping system. Engineers specify these for systems subject to sudden accelerations caused by earthquakes, extreme wind loads or water hammer. Hydraulic snubbers resist sudden rapid movement of the pipe by limiting the flow rate of the fluid inside the snubber. The device is designed to slow movement, such as would be expected during thermal expansion, has practically no resistance, but sudden rapid movement is resisted with a force proportional to the velocity raised to a power, where the power is determined by the orifice valve and flow pattern in the design. Selection of materials and liquids used will depend on the environment where the snubber is installed.
The photograph above shows unique jack stands designed to support stainless steel pipe. The top, which connects to the pipe at elbows, is fabricated from stainless steel. The bottom, which can be used to adjust the height, is fabricated from carbon steel and the galvanized. The two dissimilar materials are separated by a polyurethane[pdf] isolation block which is painted for protection.
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The photograph above shows anchor bolts, which are to be set in concrete with only a short portion above the surface. They are used to anchor equipment to a concrete slab by attaching to the bolts. Several of these at the top of the picture have polyethylene sleeves, which keep the wet concrete away from the bolt just below the surface. This makes it easier to make slight adjustments to the position of the bolt during attachment to the equipment which is to be anchored.
Piping Technology & Products, Inc., in conjunction with other sponsors, has completed the first pilot test of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology for the receipt and tracking of pipe supports material at construction jobsites.
The RFID tags and RFID handheld reader used by Piping Technology & Products, Inc. at the Red Hills Power Plant.
The material shown here arrived from PT&P’s manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas with an RFID tag affixed to each pipe support assembly.
Piping Technology & Products, Inc. shipped approximately 150 pipe supports to the Red Hills Power Plant with radio frequency identification (RFID) chips affixed to each pipe supports. The RFID tags and RFID handheld reader were provided by SAT Safetrac. Field personnel were trained on the use of the new technology. The RFID-tagged pipe support assemblies were then received by field personnel. Videos of the RFID receiving process were taken for the purpose of comparative time and motion studies.
In January 2000, Piping Technology & Products, Inc., a manufacturer of high quality engineered products, designed and built two 33 1/2 inches travel and two 25 inches travel constant load spring hangers. These constant load spring hangers will be in service at a geothermal production well in Hawaii, where they will be used to support a pipe that carries hot water discharged from a geothermal production well to a separator.
The well will produce 2.8 Million gallons of water per hour at a discharge temperature of 680° F, and a pressure of 2800 psi. These custom designed constant load spring hangers provide extraordinarily large travel distance. The 33 1/2″ travel and the 25″ travel constant load spring hangers are designed to provide a constant 16,000 lbs. and 6,000 lbs support for a pipe moving a vertical distance of 33 1/2″ and 25″ respectively.
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The photo above shows three different supports fabricated by Piping Technology & Products, Inc. for a petrochemical facility in Indonesia. The smallest support, (lower right) show the interior layer of polyurethane projecting out of the outside layer. This allows the pipe insulation to overlap when installed. These units provide insulation between the very cold fluid inside the pipe and the hot, humid conditions outside. They also support the weight of the pipe and allow for movement due to thermal expansion and contraction. Micarta was used for certain supports which require greater strength.
The photograph above shows sway struts and mechanical snubbers, which are combined and attached to large pipes and to stable structures. The snubber will dampen shocks and vibrations caused by sudden opening and closing of valves or even earthquakes. Piping Technology & Products, Inc. fabricated these for the steam piping in a power plant.
The picture above is of Type-3 galvanized anchor bolts, a standard product in our line of stock anchor bolts. However, Piping Technology & Products can also fabricate customized anchor bolts to meet your materials, diameter and shape specifications for any industry, i.e. refineries, chemical plants, power plants, etc. We specialize in quick turn-around projects and are available on a 24×7 basis to meet your support requirements.
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