157 Embed Plates Designed for a Construction Company in Texas

January 30, 2024

157 Embed Plates Designed For A Construction Company In Texas

Type: Embed Plates
Size: ¾” x 14” x 18” | Nelson Studs: ¾” x 7”
Material: HDG Carbon Steel
Testing: Visual & Q.C. Tests

PT&P designed and manufactured 157 embed plates for a construction company in Texas. Embeds are essentially anchor bars used to secure steel to the concrete. The plate is ¾” x 14″ x 18″, and the Nelson studs are ¾” x 7″. All components are fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. Visual and Q.C. tests were performed prior to shipment. This job was a 15-day turnaround in order to meet the customers’ construction schedule.

Embeds are usually set in concrete foundations, floors, or piers and are a key component in the construction industry for connecting steel to concrete. Virtually all “grass-roots” projects such as chemical, power, refinery, solar, food processing, mining, and green energy plants contain embedded steel as a part of its foundation. These can also be used in automotive, semiconductor, and now battery plants. We have the ability and knowhow to custom manufacture various sizes, types and can utilize different materials to meet our client specifications.

Our Houston based manufacturing operations allow us to meet tight delivery schedules at most project job sites allowing for cash flow management of the project and substantially reduced supply chain risk. Typically embeds and anchor bolts have time criticality considerations because the concrete construction teams must mobilize in a timely fashion so logistics and cost can be managed effectively.


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Insulated Pipe Supports for a High Temperature Pipeline by Pipe Shields, Inc.

January 23, 2024

Insulated Pipe Supports For A High Temp. Pipeline By Pipe Shields, Inc.

Type: Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports “Hot Shoes”
Size: 1″ to 3″ NPS | 1″ to 2″ Thick Insulation
Material: HDG Carbon Steel | Calcium Silicate
Design: Operating Temp.up to 1800°F
Operating Loads up to 1000 lb.
Movements of +/- 4-1/2″
Testing: Standard Q.C. Inspections

Pipe Shields, Inc., a division of PT&P, custom-designed insulated pipe supports for high temperatures in a chemical plant. These "hot shoes" are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and include a hot-dipped galvanized finish. They range in nominal pipe sizes from 1" to 3" and include 1"-2" thick calcium silicate insulation. The supports are designed for an operating temperature up to 1800°F and operating loads up to 1000 lb, with +/- 4 -1/2 movement. Quality control inspections were performed before shipping to Indiana.

Pipe Shields Inc. pioneered the design and manufacture of pre-insulated pipe supports, slides, guides and anchors and is a subsidiary of Piping Technology and Products, Inc. Our products are ubiquitous, serving diverse industries including hospitals, airports, semiconductor plants, automotive plants, EV battery plants, data centers, pharmaceutical plants, food processing, petrochemical plants, and power and renewable energy plants sometimes used in cold service lines and some dual temp lines between TCUs (temperature control units) and reactor jackets. Engineers often specify Pipe Shields and PT&P products as the foundation for designing various piping systems.

Last year we built over 50,000 units of this kind of support in our Houston-based manufacturing facility. We were the first in the industry to employ the use of high-speed manufacturing automation to facilitate the cutting of the high-density calcium silicate to meet tight deliveries required for the projects. The advent of computer-controlled cutting equipment has improved how we do things at PT&P. Integrating these advanced technologies has led to significant improvements in manufacturing processes, enabling unparalleled accuracy in cutting high-density insulation. Computer-controlled cutting equipment allows for intricate and complex designs that were once challenging or impossible to achieve manually. Automating cutting processes has not only reduced human error but also enhanced productivity by accelerating production speeds. Moreover, these systems provide a high level of repeatability, ensuring consistent quality across multiple iterations. Another benefit was that we were able to reduce the material waste generated by human cutting by roughly 10-15%, which allowed us to remain price-competitive on a global scale.


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U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

January 2, 2024

U-Type Constant Spring Supports Designed For A Power Plant

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Material: Carbon Steel | HDG | PTFE, 25% Glass Filled
Design: 8,200 lb. Load | 11-1/2″ Total Travel
Testing: Standard Load and Travel Test

PT&P designed and manufactured 48 constant spring supports for a power plant in Mexico. The constants pictured above are Fig. 200 U-type constant spring supports fabricated from A-36 carbon steel and include PTFE, 25% glass-filled slide plates bonded to the load flange. The supports are 39″ H x 26″ W x 80″ L and are designed for operating loads up to 8,200 lb., with a total travel of 11-1/2″. These are horizontal constants designed to support piping from below in conjunction with a pipe saddle. All the constants went through standard load and travel testing per MSS Standards prior to shipment.

Constant spring supports find applications in various fields and can be made from diverse materials tailored to specific end applications. These supports are integral in industries such as petrochemicals, LNG, refining, power generation, steel mills, and geothermal plants, among others. In the past, obtaining a custom-designed constant spring support posed a significant challenge in terms of both design and manufacturing, with lead times extending to a minimum of 6-8 weeks.

Through a dedicated focus on manufacturing optimization and employing a design-centric engineering approach, we have successfully reduced the required time by more than half. Now, the process of acquiring custom constant spring supports is significantly streamlined. In fact, we are capable of fulfilling emergency orders in less than 24 hours, taking into account the client’s location and urgent requirements.


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