Pipe Support Selection & Design Influences Webinar

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Pipe Support and Expansion Joint Inspection Best Practices Webinar

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Pipe Saddles Custom Designed for a Large Liquefaction Project at an LNG Facility

Pipe Saddles Custom Designed for a Large Liquefaction Project at an LNG Facility

Type: Heavy-Duty Pipe Saddles
Size: Up to 48” Diameter
Material: A36 Carbon Steel
Testing: Q.C. Visual Inspection | Pipe Dimensional Tests

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. custom designed heavy-duty pipe saddles for an LNG facility in Texas. The pipe saddles are part of a large liquefaction project and range in size. The largest pipe saddle will support a 48” diameter pipeline. They are fabricated utilizing low-temperature carbon steel base plates, and web plates. Standard Q.C., visual inspection with pipe dimensional tests performed prior to shipment.

Piping Engineering Training – The PT&P Process Webinar

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Nano Constant Performance Test

See PT&P’s performance testing of our Nano Constant

Happy New Year from PT&P

Piping Technology & Products would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Hear what some of our employee’s New Years Resolutions are for 2020!

240 Custom Designed Type-C Variable Springs for a Furnace Application in Indonesia

240 Custom Designed Type-C Furnace Springs for a Furnace Application in Indonesia

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Size: 95-1/16” Overall Length
Material: A36 Carbon Steel
Design:  2,033 lb. Load | 225 lb./in Spring Rate
Testing: Load and Travel Tests

PT&P custom designed 240 of these Type-C furnace springs for a customer in Indonesia. The assemblies are completely fabricated from A36 carbon steel with a red oxide primer finish. The completed spring hanger assemblies are 95-1/16” overall length. They are designed for an operating load of 2,033 lbs and have a spring rate of 225 lbs./in. To ensure quality the furnace springs had a spring load test report and a spring calibration test to ensure spring rate shall not deviate more than +/- 5% from catalog value.

Constant Spring Supports Designed for up to 9-1/2” of Travel

Constant Spring Supports Designed for up to 9-1/2” of Travel

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Size: 29″ L x 14″ W x 18-3/4″ H |  76″ L x 26″ W x 37-3/8″ H
Material: A36 Carbon Steel | HDG | Neoprene
Design: 124 lb. to 10,570 lb. Load | 3-1/2″ to 9-1/2″ Travel
Testing: Q.C. Inspection | Load and Travel Tests

PT&P designed and manufactured U-Type and D-Type constant spring supports for a facility in Mexico. The constants frames are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and have a hot-dipped galvanized coating. The spring coils are alloy steel and have a neoprene coating. The dimensions range from 29” L x 14” W x 18-3/4” H to a max of 76” L x 26” W x 37-3/8” H. The 200-U-Type constants were supplied with graphite plates on the load table. The supports range in load from 124 lb. to 10,570 lb. The total travel ranged from 3-1/2” to 9-1/2”. Standard Q.C., load and travel tests were performed.

Happy Thanksgiving from PT&P

Piping Technology & Products would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for an Ammonia Plant

Cryogenic Pipe Supports Designed for an Ammonia Plant

Type: Cryogenic Pipe Supports
Size: 14” L x 4″ W x 6″ H | 2″ Dia. | 2″ Thick Insulation
Material: Polyurethane & Foam Glass | Galvanized Steel
Testing: Q.C. Inspection & Tests

PT&P manufactured multiple pre-insulated pipe supports for cryogenic temperatures in an ammonia plant in Louisiana. These cryogenic pipe supports, also known as “cold shoes” are designed with 2” thick polyurethane and foam glass for insulation and fabricated from galvanized steel for the shoe, with alloy bolts and nuts. They are 2” diameter 14″ L X 4″ W X 6″ H. These insulated supports are designed for insulating and supporting temperatures down to -300°F with a PSI of 200 to 800. Q.C. inspection and tests were performed prior to shipment.

Custom Manifolds Designed for a Polyethylene Facility

Custom Manifolds with Globe and Gate Valves Designed for a Polyethylene Facility

Type: Custom Manifolds with Globe and Gate Valves
Size: 72” Height | 1″ x 1-1/2″ | 1″ x 2”
Material: SA-105 | SA-106B | SA-36
Testing: 100% Dimensional | Inspection Q.C. Inspection
NDE(RT,PT) Hardness | Hydro-test @ 430 PSIG

PT&P supplied 41 custom manifolds with globe and gate valves to a manufacturing complex in La Porte, Texas. The manifolds were installed in a hot water tracing supply and return system at a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) facility. Each manifold was welded to the exact specifications listed on the production drawing developed. The body was fabricated from 2” and 1” seamless XS pipe. The ports were FNPT and flange connection for field installation. All Manifolds were supplied with welded brackets and vertical support stands. The material used for the valves and flanges were SA-105, pipe SA -106B, and the supports are manufactured from SA-36. The overall height is 72″, and the dimensions are 1″ branches x 1-1/2″ run line and 1″ branches x 2″ run line. Inspection and Q.C. tests were performed by an internal and TPI team including 100 % dimensional inspection, NDE(RT,PT), hardness, and hydro-test at 430 PSIG.

Custom Designed Pipe Shoes for a Facility in Louisiana

Custom Designed Pipe Shoes for a Facility in Louisiana

Type: Pipe Shoes
Size: 20” x 20”x 12”
Material: A 516 Gr. 20 Carbon Steel | 304 Stainless Steel
Testing: Standard Q.C. Inspection

PT&P custom designed and fabricated multiple pipe shoes for a general industrial contractor in Louisiana. The shoes are fabricated utilizing low temperature carbon steel A 516 Gr. 20, and the clamps are 304 stainless steel. The pipe shoes provide rigid support to the pipeline in all directions perpendicular to the pipe while allowing axial movement. The dimensions are 20” x 20”x 12”. A standard Q.C. inspection was performed prior to shipment.

Pig Launchers and Receivers Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant

Pig Launchers and Receivers Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant

Type: Pig Launchers & Receivers
Size: 4-14” Diameter | 72-98″ Long | 48″ Tall Stands
Material: 316 L SS | SA 106-B | SA-105
Design: Operating Temperature: 221°F
Operating Pressure of 117, up to 205 PSI

PT&P ‘s Sweco Fab division custom designed and manufactured pig launchers and receivers for a chemical plant in Saudi Arabia. A pig launcher is a pressurized container used to shoot a cleaning device (called a “pig”) through the pipeline to perform a variety of functions including cleaning, monitoring, and maintenance of the pipe. They are fabricated from stainless steel 316 L, SA 106-B, and SA -105. Dimensions for these pig launchers and receivers are 4”, 6”, 8”, 10”, 14” diameter and range from 72” to 98” long. They are mounted on 48” tall stands. They are designed for an operating temperature of 221°F with an operating pressure of 117, up to 205 PSI.

Why PT&P Spring Supports

PT&P is setup to offer our customers the absolute best value in Spring Supports.  The following are key factors that differentiate PT&P Spring Supports:

  • Global Leadership – PT&P has been providing spring supports for over 40 years and has millions of Spring Supports currently in service. We are the standard used by many EPCs and Operating Plants globally.
  • Superior Engineering and Support – PT&P is the only major Engineered Pipe Support provider that started as a Pipe Stress Engineering company. This one of the reasons why we are the only major global provider of both engineered pipe supports and expansion joints.  When you order from PT&P, you not only get our product, but you also get service from one of the world’s leading Pipe Stress Engineering firms.  We can assist in product selection, installation advice, and maintenance advice.  We conduct 100+ individualized Technical Training sessions each year for EPCs and Operating Plants.
  • Superior Manufacturing – PT&P manufactures to a higher standard than other Engineered Pipe Support providers. One of the reasons we are the only major manufacturer of Expansion Joints and Pipe Supports is that the skill level required to manufacture Expansion Joints is distinctly higher than Pipe Supports.  For example, we TIG weld thin gauge Hastelloy and other superalloys every day in our Expansion Joint production.

    Beyond the superior skills we keep on staff, PT&P has a unique ability to service short lead-time orders.  Some of these are in as little as 12 hours.  Our unique manufacturing approach is explained on this link.

  • Superior Quality – we have seen many Spring Supports in the field that have been highly “cost-engineered’. The easiest way to look for this is to check the support for the use of thin gauge material (you can just tap on it).  This is often accompanied by a painted finish which must be used because galvanizing, while far superior (place link to paint vs galvanized) for most applications, would warp thin gauge material.

    PT&P has not gone through this cycle of cost-engineering.  If you check a PT&P spring support, you will quickly see we use thicker gauge material with a standard galvanized finish that is designed to last for the long term and survive in the most difficult environments.

  • Unparalleled Customization Options – because PT&P has set up it’s manufacturing to easily accommodate customization and has advanced manufacturing skills that other spring support manufacturers lack, we can offer the broadest range of options. These include
    • Material
    • Dimensions
    • Travel
    • Coating
    • Delivery Timeframe

Custom Designed 30 Foot long Rod Hanger Assemblies for a Power Plant in North Carolina

Custom Designed 30 Foot long Rod Hanger Assemblies for a Power Plant in North Carolina

Type: Rod Hanger Assemblies
Size: 3-1/2” Diameter | 30′ Long
Material: A36 Carbon Steel  | SA-182 F1 | A563 Gr. C | Red Oxide
Design: Custom Designed Length & Diameter

PT&P custom designed and manufactured sixty rod hanger assemblies for a power plant in North Carolina. The rod diameter is 3 ½” and 30 feet long and utilizes Fig. 95 clevises. The rod material is A36 carbon steel, the clevises from SA -182 F1, and hex nuts from A563 Gr. C. The assemblies were also painted with red oxide primer to protect against corrosion. The rod hangers had to be custom designed because the length and diameter required was not readily available in the marketplace.

Bellmouth Reducers & Custom Pipe Spools Designed for an Ammonia Plant

Bellmouth Reducers & Custom Pipe Spools Designed for an Ammonia Plant

Type: Bellmouth Reducers, Ring Flanges, Pipe Spool Elbows
Size: 36” NPS | Opened to 48″ NPS
Material: Carbon Steel  | 304 Stainless Steel
Design: 150°F | 150 PSI Operating Pressure

PT&P designed and manufactured bellmouth reducers, ring flanges and custom pipe spool elbows for an Ammonia Plant in Texas. Bellmouth reducers are a single piece component used to transition a large outside diameter into a smaller outside diameter piping. These reducers are used in the cooling process; the shape allows for drawing in maximum amounts of air while preventing loss. The bellmouths are fabricated from carbon steel and 304 stainless steel. They are designed for operating temperatures of 150°F with an operating pressure of 150 PSI. Dimensions are 36” NPS opened to 48” bellmouth. Tests that were performed are spot x-ray, visual and dimensional, PMI-alloys and stainless steel.

Sway Strut & 3-Bolt Pipe Clamp Assemblies Designed for a Power Plant in California

Sway Strut & 3-Bolt Pipe Clamp Assemblies Designed for a Power Plant in California

Type: Sway Strut & 3-Bolt Pipe Clamp Assembly
Size: 30″ NPS | 44-1/8″ CC | 4″ Adjustment
Material: Carbon Steel | 304 Stainless Steel
Design: Restrain Tensile/Compressive Force in 1 Direction
Permit Movement in Other Directions

PT&P fabricated and designed sway strut and 3-bolt pipe clamp assemblies for a power plant in California. The assemblies are manufactured from carbon steel with 304 stainless steel load pins. They are designed for a 30” diameter pipe. The sway strut has a cc of 44–1/8” and 4” adjustment. The sway struts are designed to restrain either tensile or compressive force in one direction while providing for movement due to thermal expansion or contraction in other directions.

Pipe Clamps Product Video

Have a look at PT&P’s pipe clamps

High Temperature Pipe Supports (Hot Shoes) Product Video

Have a look at PT&P’s high temperature pipe supports (hot shoes)

Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports Custom Designed with 6” of High Density Insulation for a High Temperature Pipeline

29 Specially Designed High-Temperature Supports for a Power Plant in Arizona

Type: High Temperature Pipe Suports (Hot Shoes)
Size: 10” NPS x 6” Hot Insulation x 12” Long
Material: Carbon Steel with HDG finish | Casi & High Density Inserts
Design: 1200°F | 15,000 lb. Vertical | 6,245 lb. Axial

These pre-insulated high-temperature pipe supports were designed and fabricated for a 10” diameter high-temperature pipeline at a power plant in Arizona. The supports are fabricated from carbon steel with HDG finish and include casi & high-density inserts. They are designed to guide pipes that may reach up to 1200°F, high loads of up to 15,000 lb. vertical and 6,245 lb. axial. There were twenty-nine total “hot shoes” ranging in different designs. The “grooves” in the insulation are for steam tracing. Steam tracing is heat tracing performed by circulating steam around process pipes to heat them. The shoe assemblies are comprised of the four guides on the shoe and adjustable stops. They are designed to account for lateral, vertical, and axial movement. Dimensions for the supports pictured are 10” NPS x 6” thick insulation x 12” long base. Standard tests and Q.C. inspections were performed before shipping.

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