The photograph above shows hydraulic snubbers which are used to protect critical components in refineries, power plants and other industrial systems from sudden movement by the attached piping system. Engineers specify these devices for systems which are subject to sudden accelerations caused by earthquakes, extreme wind loads or water hammer. The insert at the upper left shows eight snubbers, some are different sizes and six have dust covers to protect the piston seal. The snubber at the bottom has hardware attached so it is ready to be installed. Hydraulic snubbers resist sudden rapid movement of the pipe by limiting the flow rate of the fluid inside the snubber. The device is 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.
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Wireless Technology & Bluetooth Tracking for EPC, Power Plant, End Users, Midstream and Upstream
Join us for a new webinar on Wireless Technology & Bluetooth Tracking. During the webinar, we will talk about the evolution of Wireless communications technologies from wireless bridging, wireless sensors, and instrumentation, as well as RF technology. PT&P has helped innovate with a point to point communication to have shorter turnaround as well as sensors providing more frequent readings with more data to aid with critical decision making. PT&P is the first company to incorporate Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology for the purpose of asset tracking. PT&P has looked extensively at the various technologies that can be used for asset tracking and believes there are significant limitations with historical RFID and Mobile technologies in terms of cost/performance. The BLE emits a signal to your phone and gives GPS coordinates it is compatible with Android and iOS devices. Our strategy is to be cost-effective as well as a practical solution to all EPC project needs.
This technology is extremely critical in linking systems and the people who control those systems together. PT&P utilizes FEA and Thermal Analysis, as well as LiDAR Technology. We have chosen to innovate even further by introducing asset tracking by Bluetooth low energy which makes inventory, supply chain operations, and material management time reduced.
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Piping Design and Analysis Influence on Pipe Support Selection and Design
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• 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