The two pictures above show hydraulic snubbers which are used to limit the velocity of movement of piping systems when sudden accelerations caused by earthquakes, extreme wind loads or water hammer occur. These devices are designed so 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 snubber at the bottom has a ball joint attached for linkage with the system it will protect.
Live Pipe Supports Webinar
Pipe Support and Expansion Joint Inspection Best Practices
PT&P/U.S. Bellows has performed over 1000+ Spring Support/Expansion Joint Audits in 30+ countries. We have an extensive database of results from these audits. In addition, we have conducted hundreds of lunch and learns and operating plants include 30+ in 2019. From this experience, we will provide an overview of best practices for auditing pipe supports and expansion joints as well as some key aspects of the ASME B31 code. We will touch on some of the most common areas of confusion we see at the operating plant level with regard to managing Spring Supports and Expansion Joints. We will also touch on how newer technology such as Laser Scanning can be used to assist with Inspections and Turnarounds.
• October 10, 2019 – Thur. – 10 am CDT
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Piping Design and Analysis Influence on Pipe Support Selection and Design
Surveying a piping system? Need to change a current system?
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• New Engineers, Management and Operations
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*This online course is approved for 8 hrs. P.E. Credits