Fronek Anchor/Darling Enterprises, a division of PT&P designed and fabricated hydraulic snubbers for a geothermal facility in California. The Fig. 510 AD snubbers ranged in size from 34-3/4″ to 37-5/8″ piston-to-piston and were designed for a 50,000 lb. maximum load, 5″ cylinder size and a 6″ stroke. The Fig. 511 AD snubbers ranged in size from 56-15/16″ to 59-5/16″ P-P and were designed for a 20,000 lb. maximum load, 2-1/2″ cylinder size and a 6″ stroke. Hydraulic snubbers are designed to protect the piping system when a sudden, heavy load is applied (such as an earthquake of high intensity), which can cause serious vibrations leading to complete destruction. A custom three-bolt pipe clamp fabricated from carbon steel was designed to fit in a limited space. A cycle test throughout the full stroke from zero to fully extended was performed prior to shipment.
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
*Live Webinars are worth 1 P.E. / PDH Credit for TX Professional EngineersSign Up Now
Piping Design and Analysis Influence on Pipe Support Selection and Design
Surveying a piping system? Need to change a current system?
This course is also great for…
• New Engineers, Management and Operations
• Field, Process, Maintenance and New Engineers
• Piping and Piping System Designers and/or Instructors
*This online course is approved for 8 hrs. P.E. Credits