Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace in Trinidad

February 21, 2017

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace in Trinidad

Type: F-Type Variable Spring Supports (Furnace Springs)
Material: Carbon Steel | Red Oxide Primer
Design: Movement: 1/2 “| Load: 398 lb. | Spring Rate: 84 lb./in.
Testing: Standard Spring Rate & Calibration Tests

PT&P designed and manufactured these F-Type variable spring supports for use in a furnace at a facility in Trinidad. We manufactured these furnace springs for an operating load of 398 lb., a movement up to 1/2″, and a springs rate of 84 lb./in. They are fabricated from carbon steel with a red oxide primer coating to protect against corrosion. Customer specifications required a modified, installed height, while maintaining the spring rate, operating load and install load. In order to accomplish this, PT&P designed, manufactured and attached, to each spring, a pedestal to accomplish the increased installed height.

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Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for a Liquid Natural Gas Facility in Australia

February 7, 2017

Big Ton Spring Supports Designed for a Liquid Natural Gas Facility in Australia

Type: Big Ton Spring Supports
Size: 19-5/8″ x 19-5/8″ x 15″
Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Carbon Steel | A193 Gr. B7
Design: Movements: 3/16 ” – 1/4″ | 16,619 lb. Load
Testing: Load Cell throughout Operating Range

These big ton spring supports were designed for a liquid natural gas (LNG) plant in Australia. They were selected because the application required supporting heavy loads as the supported equipment undergoes thermal expansion during operation. The assemblies are fabricated from hot-dipped galvanized carbon steel. The travel stop rods and nuts material is A193 Gr. B7. The units measure 19-5/8″ x 19-5/8″ x 15″ and are capable of supporting loads up to 13,619 lb. while accommodating movements from 3/16″ to 1/4″. The big tons were tested with a load cell to insure proper operation throughout the big ton’s operating range.

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Constant Spring Support Assemblies Designed for a Chemical Plant in New Jersey

January 23, 2017

Constant Spring Support Assemblies Designed for a Chemical Plant in New Jersey

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Size: PTP 200 C-Type Double Suspension
Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Carbon Steel | Epoxy Coated Springs
Load: 8,000 lb. – 19,000 lb. | Upward Movement: 6″ – 9″
Testing: Standard Load and Travel Test

PT&P designed twelve constant spring support assemblies for a chemical plant in New Jersey. The assemblies will be used as replacements in a recuperator up-leg and down-leg application in conjunction with custom cross-over supports previously fabricated by PT&P. Physical sizes of these constant assemblies range from 18-1/2″ x 22″ x 64″ to 18-1/2″ x 26″ x 83″. Operating loads range between 8,000 lb. – 19,000 lb. and each allows for upward movement between 6″ – 9″. The spring coils are coated with epoxy instead of the standard neoprene coating. Standard load and travel tests were completed prior to shipment.

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Variable Spring Hangers Designed for an Ammonia Plant

January 9, 2017

Variable Spring Hangers Designed for an Ammonia Plant

Type: B-Type Variable Spring Hanger
Size: PTP-2 Standard Variable Spring
Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Carbon Steel
Design: 0.955″ Downward Movement | Cold Load: 12,183 lb. | Hot Load: 14,723 lb.
Testing: Hydro-load Test: 15,750 lb.

PT&P designed and fabricated variable spring hangers for an Ammonia Plant in Louisiana. This B-Type PTP-2 variable hanger is fabricated from carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized to protect against corrosion. The variable is designed for 0.955″ of downward movement and an installed load of 12,183 and an operating load of 14,723 lb. This variable included a 1″ forged steel clevis and the assembly was tested at a hydro-load of 15,750 lb.

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Type-C Variable Assemblies with Dual Travelers for a De-coker Unit

December 22, 2016

Type-C Variable Assemblies with Dual Travelers for a De-coker Unit

Type: Variables with dual travelers
Design: Operating load: 1,698-21,756 lbs
Material: A36 Carbon Steel with HDG finish
Size: Horizontal Travelers range from size 2 to size 4

These dual travelers with Type-C variable spring hanger assemblies were custom designed by Piping Technology & Products for valves in a de-coker unit in Texas. All completed assemblies were fabricated from A36 carbon steel with an HDG finish. The travelers range from size 2 to size 4 and are designed for 12″ of horizontal movement. The variables are designed for an operating loads ranging from 1,698-21,756 lbs.

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Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in Oklahoma

September 26, 2016

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in Oklahoma

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Design: 1,765 lb. Load | +/- 5% Spring Rate
Material: Carbon Steel with Red Oxide Primer
Testing: Standard Spring Rate & Calibration Tests

PT&P custom designed variable spring supports for a furnace application at a Nitrogen Facility in Oklahoma. The furnace springs are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with a red-oxide primer to help prevent corrosion. The spring supports are designed to support loads up to 1,765 lb. With a spring rate calibrated to be within +/- 5% of the theoretical value.

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Big Ton Spring Supports Custom Designed for an LNG Facility

September 13, 2016

Big Ton Spring Supports Custom Designed for an LNG Facility

Type: Big Ton Spring Supports with PTFE Slide Plates
Size: 29-7/8″ x 29-7/8″ 16-1/2″
Material: Carbon Steel with HDG Finish | PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plate
Testing: Tested in a press connected to the load cell

PT&P custom designed big ton spring supports with PTFE slide plates for an LNG facility in Australia. The components within the spring housing include load columns, travel stops, spring coils and lifting lugs. Each assembly is designed for an operating load ranging from 16,276 lb. to 34,479 lb. and will allow for movement between 0.16″ and 0.24″. They are fabricated from hot-dipped galvanized carbon steel and measure 29-7/8″ x 29-7/8″ x 16-1/2″. The big ton spring support is ideal for applications that have very heavy loads with thermal expansion because of the stability they provide throughout the range of travel. These supports were tested in the press connected to a load cell to insure proper operation throughout the entire working range of the coils.

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U-Type Constants Designed with Slide Plates for a Polypropylene Plant in Texas

August 22, 2016

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PT&P designed and fabricated U-Type constant spring support , with PTFE, 25% glass filled side plate for a Polypropylene Plant in Texas. The constant is fabricated from carbon steel, and hot-dipped galvanized for extra protection against corrosion. The vertical movement is 1.5″ total upward travel and is capable of supporting a 10,350 lb. load. The constant underwent standard load testing prior to shipment.

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Constant Spring Supports Design and Application Webinar

August 11, 2016
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Constant Spring Support

This Webinar will focus on the different types of constant spring supports. Learn about the special features available, in addition to the design of a constant support. View how the different cam/coil configurations produce a unique response to an applied load. Discover the step by step process used to size a spring for your application. Learn about the different attachments, testing, and installation and maintenance procedures. View examples of failed supports provided by our Field Service Division and learn why they failed and how to prevent it. Gain knowledge of the valuable tips used when deciding to adjust or replace a constant spring support, as well as shutdown and isolation procedures.

The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has over 15 years experience as a pipe support designer and manages PT&P’s engineer training development program. He also inspects existing supports, consults on site remediation projects and oversees installation on a regular basis.

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