Constant Spring Supports for Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG)

October 4, 2022

Custom Constant Spring Supports for Heat Recovery Steam Generators

PT&P custom-designed constant spring support assemblies for a heat recovery steam generator at a combined-cycle power plant. These power plants utilize gas turbines, steam turbines, heat exchangers along with other components to make use of “exhaust waste” for a more efficient system. These 200-F Type constants were fabricated from A36 carbon steel and include a hot-dipped galvanized finish. The spring coils are formed from alloy steel and are neoprene coated. They are designed for an operating load of up to 886 lb., and up to 6″ of maximum travel. They are designed to be placed beneath the unit being supported and allow for movement in the vertical direction (up or down). The dimensions are 13″ W x 31″ L x 18-1/2″ H. Standard load and travel tests along with a quality control inspection were conducted prior to shipment. Since the mid-1970s, we have been working with power plants and have deep expertise in the evolution of power plant design over the last 40+ years, including the impact that it has had on Pipe Stress Engineering requirements. We have supplied products and services for a wide variety of power plants including Coal, Natural Gas, Biomass, Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Nuclear, and Hydroelectric. As the only major Global Provider of Expansion Joints, Engineered Pipe Supports, and Pipe Stress Engineering, we have the ability to provide unique solutions and solve the most challenging scenarios that may arise.

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Pig Launchers and Receivers Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant

September 27, 2022

 

Pig Launchers and Receivers Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant

Type: Pig Launchers & Receivers
Size: 4-14” Diameter | 72-98″ Long | 48″ Tall Stands
Material: 316 L SS | SA 106-B | SA-105
Design: Operating Temperature: 221°F
Operating Pressure of 117, up to 205 PSI

PT&P‘s Sweco Fab division custom designed and manufactured pig launchers and receivers for a chemical plant in Saudi Arabia. A pig launcher is a pressurized container used to shoot a cleaning device (called a "pig") through the pipeline to perform a variety of functions including cleaning, monitoring, and maintenance of the pipe. Pig launchers & Receivers are used in a variety of industries such as oil and gas, paint manufacturing, food processing, and in cross-country pipelines. The main advantages of pipeline pigs are inspection and cleaning which can be conducted without disrupting line contents, shutting down pipeline flow, and helping to prevent cross-contamination saving both money and time for plant operations as well as maintenance teams. These units are fabricated from stainless steel 316 L, SA 106-B, and SA -105. Dimensions for these pig launchers and receivers are 4", 6", 8", 10", and 14" in diameter and range from 72" to 98" long. They are mounted on 48" tall stands. They are designed for an operating temperature of 221°F with an operating pressure of 117, up to 205 PSI. You can also skip the line and order on Amazon any of our other Standard Expansion Joints and Pipe Support Components

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Standard Pipe Support Components Available on Amazon

September 21, 2022

Need a standard product quickly? Or know what you need and don’t need a quote? Skip the line and order through Amazon. From forged carbon steel turnbuckles and light or heavy 2-bolt, 3-bolt pipe clamps, riser clamps to long tangent u-bolts, we stock standard sizes for your quick-turn orders.

*If you need assistance, we are always available 24×7 via our emergency service or just send an email to info@pipingtech.com.

 

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Fig. 30 Forged Carbon Steel Turnbuckle
Ptp fig60 heavy 2 bolt pipe clamp
Fig. 60 Heavy Two-Bolt Pipe Clamp
Ptp fig70 light 3 bolt pipe clamp
Fig. 70 Light Three-Bolt Pipe Clamp
Ptp fig80 heavy 3 bolt pipe clamp
Fig. 80 Heavy Three-Bolt Pipe Clamp
Ptp fig90 riser clamp
Fig. 90 Riser Clamp
Ptp fig100 long tangent u bolt
Fig. 100 Long Tangent U-Bolt
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Custom Designed Pipe Shoes for a Facility in Louisiana

September 13, 2022

 

Custom Designed Pipe Shoes for a Facility in Louisiana

 

Type: Pipe Shoes
Size: 20” x 20”x 12”
Material: A 516 Gr. 20 Carbon Steel | 304 Stainless Steel
Testing: Standard Q.C. Inspection

pipe shoes and pipe guides are available in a variety of designs. Slide plates may be included on the pipe shoes for smooth sliding. Custom pipe shoes and anchors can be designed to meet your specific design requirements. We can design pipe supports, such as these, for use on pipelines containing expansion joints or other critical components where lateral and vertical pipe movement needs to be controlled. Similar to this design, we can also manufacture pipe supports such as Spider Guides (our PT&P Fig.6) that are used adjacent expansion joints in order to avoid a fulcrum that could impose lateral and vertical deflection on critical components such as pumps, compressors, and turbines often used in various green energy plants such as nuclear, geothermal, solar, biomass and hydropower. The guides of the Spider Guide can be furnished with split sleeves for easy installation or solid, and they can be modified to suit special applications.

PT&P custom designed and fabricated multiple pipe shoes for a general industrial contractor in Louisiana. The base of the pipe shoes are fabricated utilizing low-temperature carbon steel A516 Gr. 70, and the clamps are fabricated from 304 stainless steel. The pipe shoes provide rigid support to the pipeline in the vertical and lateral directions while allowing axial movement. The dimensions are 20" x 20"x 12".

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F-Type Variable Springs with Rollers

August 30, 2022

 

F-Type Variable Spring Support & Pipe Roller Assemblies Designed for a Fabrication Company in Texas

Type: Variable Springs w/ Rollers
Size: Springs: 11.1/16″ H | Rollers: 24″ -36″ Dia.
Design: 700-15,970 lb. Loads | 650°F Temp.
Material: HDG Carbon Steel | Cast-iron
Testing: Standard Load Testing & Q.C. Inspection

Variables use coiled springs to support a load and allow movement. The resistance of the coil to a load changes during compression, which is why these devices are called "variables". We offer a variety of different designs of variable spring pipe supports. View Variable Spring Supports Product Section.
For this application, the variable spring with rollers were used in natural gas compressor stations in Texas. Compressor stations are an essential part of a natural gas pipeline that moves natural gas from one location to another. At these stations, natural gas is re-pressurized and sent back into the pipeline system where it travels until the next compressor station. The location and distance between compressor stations is dependent on terrain, and the number of gas wells in the vicinity. Frequent elevation changes and a greater number of gas wells will require more compressor stations.
The compressor station, also called a pumping station, is the "engine" that powers a long-distance natural gas pipeline. As the name implies, the station compresses the gas (increasing its pressure) thereby providing energy to move it through the pipeline. The compressor is driven by a motor fueled by some of the natural gas bled from the pipeline. The size of the station and the number of compressors (pumps) varies, based on the diameter of the pipe and the volume of gas to be moved.
Piping Technology and Products and its subsidiaries provide products and services to this critical piece of the energy infrastructure with not only variable spring supports with rollers showcased here, but also with insulated supports, expansion joints, pipe shoes, guides, and anchors.

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Custom Designed Constant Spring Supports for a Chemical Plant in Singapore

August 23, 2022

Custom Designed Constant Spring Supports for a Chemical Plant in Singapore

Type: Constant Spring Supports
Size: 15-¼” W x 17″ H x 46″ L with 9-¼” OD
Material: Carbon Steel | Hot-dipped Galvanized
Design: 2,379 lb. Load | 10″ Upward Movement

PT&P custom designed and manufactured constant spring supports for a chemical plant in Singapore. The constants are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and include alloy coil springs. The dimensions are 15-¼” W x 17″ H x 46″ L with 9-¼” OD. They were designed for an operating load of 2,379 lb. and movement of 10” upward and were specially designed to incorporate “telescoping spring coil housings ” and painted to protect against corrosion. Standard load and travel tests were performed prior to shipment. As part of the standard quality control process, we test every constant that we build before it is shipped. We are ISO-9001:2015 Certified by DNV GL. Last year we built over 1500 constants alone for our customers. Some were designed to support loads up to 150,000lbs with movements over 48 inches.

These specific constants were for a plant that manufactures industrial gasses such as hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and synthesis gasses. Constant spring assemblies are used in a variety of applications ranging from CDU (crude distillation units), hydrocracking units, RFCC (residual fluid catalytic cracking), naphtha hydrotreater and hydrodesulfurization units (also known as alkylation units), and sulphuric acid regeneration (SAR) units in refineries, LNG, Geothermal, Coker units, HRSG units, and other facilities where there is substantial thermal growth in the piping. They can be configured to accommodate horizontal or vertical movement.

Constants use a spring coil (or set of coils) to accommodate pipe movement from the initial (installed) condition to the final (operating) condition of the piping system. For all constant spring supports there is no difference in the load to be supported. Instead, these spring supports are designed to accommodate movement due to thermal expansion or contraction. PT&P has set up its manufacturing department to offer an unparalleled set of customization options with minimal impact on delivery timeframes. In addition to our standard (hot-dipped galvanized, neoprene coated spring coils) variable spring supports, we can customize any material, finish, dimension, load, load adjustment, travel, travel stops, and provide sensors for remote monitoring.

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Compact Springs for a Chemical Manufacturing Plant for Agriculture

August 16, 2022

Compact Spring Supports Custom-Designed for a Chemical Manufacturing Plant for Agriculture

Compact spring supports (also known as disc springs) were custom-designed for a chemical plant in the agricultural industry. We design each compact spring for specific applications. Usually, they are used in “tight” spaces where the conventional variable spring is too tall to fit the allowable space between the pipeline and supporting steel structures. In general, compact springs serve the same function as a conventional variable spring, to relieve vibration and stress in the pipeline and associated equipment. The springs supplied here are designed for loads ranging from 5,038 lb. to 15,144 lb. and spring rates from 5,904 lb./in. to 44,455 lb./in. Also, these disc springs were designed for thermal movement ranging from 0.011” to 0.46”. The assemblies are fabricated from 304 stainless steel and include Bronzphite® and stainless steel slide plates to lower the coefficient of friction due to lateral movement. Since there is lateral movement, the conventional variable spring would require “internally guided load columns”, however, these units incorporate a “guiding” feature within the spring’s design. They have an installed height of 10-1/2″ – 26”. Each assembly underwent load testing and other NDE and visual inspection by our QC department before shipment. Applications such as Skid Mounted Process Equipment, Pump and Control Skids, Skid Plants, and other types of Skid Packages where space is extremely limited are ideal applications for Compact Springs.

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Pipe Saddles Custom Designed for LNG Facility

August 3, 2022

 

Pipe Saddles Custom Designed for a Large Liquefaction Project at an LNG Facility

Type: Heavy-Duty Pipe Saddles
Size: Up to 48” Diameter
Material: A36 Carbon Steel
Testing: Q.C. Visual Inspection | Pipe Dimensional Tests

This week’s featured product, Piping Technology & Products, Inc. custom-designed heavy-duty pipe saddles for an LNG facility in Louisiana. The pipe saddles are part of a large liquefaction project and range in size. The largest pipe saddle will support a 48” diameter pipeline. They are fabricated utilizing A516 Gr70N low-temperature carbon steel base plates, and web plates. Standard Q.C., visual inspection with pipe dimensional tests were performed prior to shipment. A pipe saddle is a structure consisting of a saddle and integral base used to support the pipe by transmitting the load or forces to the adjacent structure. Since we are a custom fabrication shop, we specialize in the design and manufacture of pipe shoes and saddles to accommodate sloping lines, pipe elbows, hot and cold temperature lines, as well as storage tanks and pressure vessels. In addition to pipe saddles, we have also supplied a wide variety of pipe supports to LNG projects, as well as, Floating Rings. Below is just a brief list of supports supplied to LNG projects from our product portfolio:

Varibale Assemblies

Constants Assemblies

Pipe Hanger Hardware

Slide plates and wear pads

Snubbers, Sway braces

Cryogenic Insulated Shoes-G10 as well as PUF

Insulated Trunnions

Adjustable Pipe Stands

Our products have gone into all key components of LNG facilities ranging from the liquefaction plant, the flare lines, loading lines, the terminals, and storage tank facilities.

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Bulletproof Protection Shield (Critical Defense Product)

July 25, 2022

Bulletproof Protection Shield (Critical Defense Product)

  • Cost effective
  • Easy to move
  • Compact folding function for storing
  • Minimal set-up for convenient access
  • Includes bulletproof riot shields rack for placement/storage
  • No maintenance required

PT&P designed and fabricated a full coverage bulletproof shield for a company in Texas. This critical defense product is cost-effective, easy to move, compact to store, and convenient to access at a moment’s notice. Each unit includes slots in order to store four bulletproof riot shields. We hope the need never arises; however, this safety product is suited for public spaces such as schools, churches, concerts, public events, government agencies, and functions. The shield can function as a cover for a doorway providing safety to inhabitants while also allowing for mobility enabling persons the ability to exit safely from an unforeseen situation. The key design considerations this shield sought to address were safety of the defense personnel by providing for head to toe protection but also enabling mobility during one onto one incidents.
In addition to our deep technical expertise in the design and manufacturing of supports and expansion joints for piping systems, we have always been able to pivot to build what is the task in the moment by our customers and community. The bulletproof shield showcases our ability to be flexible, think outside of the box, and solve most problems.
Some of our key products, such as the big ton, are a product of this kind of exchange with our customers. We invite you to take a look at your project needs and our scale and capabilities and ask what we can do for you.

 

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Mechanical Snubbers Designed for an Industrial Chemical Plant in Brazil

July 15, 2022

Mechanical Snubbers Designed for an Industrial Chemical Plant in Brazil

Type: Mechanical Snubbers
Size: Length: 40-3/8” to 60-3/4″
Material: Carbon Steel | Hot-dipped Galvanized | Paint
Design: 1,000 lb.  – 6,000 Load | Stroke: 4″ – 5″

Mechanical snubbers are designed to allow pipe deflection in tension or compression when operating under normal conditions, but if an impulse load occurs (such as a water hammer, earthquake, wind, or other transient forces), the snubber becomes activated and acts as a rigid restraint to limit pipe movement. So, in general, mechanical snubbers t have two modes of operation. In passive mode, the resistance mechanism is disengaged and the snubber “free wheels” with very low resistance. In active mode, the mechanism is engaged, and the snubber limits the acceleration to a low threshold value, becoming a rigid restraint. Mechanical snubbers are used in nuclear, geothermal, and other green energy plants, as well as, the traditional chemical, refinery, and power plants. Our superior design combined with rugged construction and corrosion-resistant parts makes these units extremely reliable for a wide range of loads and movements. Typically mechanical snubbers require no maintenance. Our team of engineers can also custom design and test snubbers to accommodate your unique application.

For this particular project, in addition to the mechanical snubbers, we also supplied pre-insulated cold supports, constants, variables, and rod hangers which were delivered ahead of schedule to meet the client’s delivery needs. PT&P and its subsidiaries design and manufacture the largest range of products for piping systems globally. With today’s supply chain considerations, projects can mitigate risk by working with a single strategic supplier and ensuring timely project completion and success. Our approach is unique. The key factors are our focus on the following:

  • Systems – Proprietary systems allow PT&P to manage complexity
  • Engineering – 10 Industrial Engineers in Production
  • Automation – extensive investment in automation
  • Quality – IS0 9001 certified with a large QA team
  • Training – programs to grow personnel to highly artisan/skilled functions (e.g. TIG Welding Gauge Material)
  • Scale – 500+ Production Employees and over 10% of the team are engineers
  • Experience – 40+ years with 5M+ products in service

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