Piping Technology & Products custom-designed and fabricated pre-insulated pipe supports for a high-temperature application in an HP Steam Header located in Texas. Pre-insulated supports such as these are used in several applications ranging from semiconductor plants (addressing the current computer chip shortage) to high-temperature pipelines within plants that produce biofuels and solar power. These hot shoes range in size from 2″ to 12″ in diameter and are 12″, 15″ and 18″ long, with BOP of 4″ and 6″. The supports include a thin blanket insulation used in combination with a high-density calcium silicate insulation material. Utilizing the blanket insulation in combination with the high-density calcium silicate insulation material helped to reduce the overall costs, increased the K-factor, while also reducing the weight of these supports. We custom designed these supports using ANSYS engineering simulation for temperatures up to 844°F with an operating load up to 17,965 lb. at 732 psig. A total of 95 supports were manufactured for this project, including pipe hangers, pipe shoes with insulation and trunnion supports, as well as pipe shoe clamps without insulation. All supports were visually inspected by our Quality Control department. Piping Technology & Products offers excellent manufacturing expertise and our sister company, Pipe Shields Inc., has the engineering design and experience to assist in the development of custom pre-insulated supports or advise which of our many different supports contained in our new catalog is best for your next major project.
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