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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Graphite Slide Plate for Boiler Supplier in Canadian Plant

July 13, 2022
10 Feet Long Graphite Slide Plates for a Plant in Alberta
10 Feet Long Graphite Slide Plates for a Plant in Alberta

The top sheet of graphite measures 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ x 115 1/2″. This particular design also includes a bottom sheet of graphite with the same dimensions, but only 1/4″ thick. Each individual graphite sheet is bonded to a hot dipped galvanized backing plate with a 1/2″ lip all around for full welding. In an application where the pipe has large amount of movement due to thermal expansion, slide plates can be utilized to eliminate friction between the pipe support and the supporting member. Graphite is used when the slide plate must function at high temperatures. These particular graphite slide plates are designed for 1000ºF.

Want to learn more about slides plates? View a recording of a past slide plate webinar today!
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Big Ton Spring Supports with Stainless Steel Rollers

June 28, 2022

Big Ton Springs Designed with Stainless Steel Rollers for a Chemical Plant

PT&P custom-designed big ton spring supports with stainless steel rollers for a chemical plant in Brazil. The frame is fabricated from carbon steel and the shim plates are 2205 duplex stainless steel. The design specified that these big tons are placed in a large “oil pan” that was fabricated from AR400 steel. AR400 steel is abrasion resistant and has a minimum hardness of 360 on the Brinell scale and a nominal hardness of 400. The stainless steel rollers are designed to fit inside the “oil pan” and the big tons are placed on top of the rollers. Oil is then placed inside the pan providing continuous lubrication for the assembly while accommodating the axial or lateral movement of the structure. These big ton spring assemblies include special coils and neoprene drip shields to protect the coils and oil in the pan from debris. The big tons are 26-1/2″ x 33″ x 26-1/2″ with a movement of 0.499″ down and a spring rate of 13,450 lb./in. They are designed for an operating load up to 78,318 lb. and underwent load testing prior to shipment. PT&P, along with our team of engineers and designers, specializes in making the impossible, possible. Over the years, there are many instances where our clients have come to us with unique and unusual applications requiring a product not yet developed or requiring the modification of an existing product.

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Variable Springs for a High-Temperature Furnace Application

June 13, 2022

PT&P Custom Designed Furnace Spring Support Cans For Chemical Plant
PT&P custom-designed and fabricated variable spring supports for a furnace application at a chemical plant in California. The furnace cans are manufactured from carbon steel and painted with red oxide primer because they are exposed to high temperatures where hot-dipped galvanizing is not feasible. The springs are designed for an operating load of 1,261 lb., with movement of 9″ and dimensions of 6″ x 52″ in length. Load tests were performed prior to a 12-14 week shipment.

Within a Reformer, heat-resistant cast alloy tubes are used to produce hydrogen during the process of desulfurization in refining plants, ammonia, methanol, and fertilizer plants. These catalyst tubes (also called reformer tubes) are periodically changed within the units after years of operating under high pressure and temperatures. The new or replacement tubes are manufactured from alloy material that can be lighter or heavier than the previous tubes installed. As a result of this weight change, new furnace springs may also need to be replaced.

Most recently we completed a project for a key client for the largest refinery in Central America with a specialized design using our nano-constant, the world’s smallest constant spring hanger. It supports 765 pounds of load and 7″ of travel in a 0.89 cubic foot envelope (7″ x 10″ x 22″). This particular furnace application required very stringent requirements of load deviation of less than 3% and all supports were made from stainless steel to meet furnace requirements. So, for these particular units, no coating was required since they were manufactured from stainless steel. In order to accomplish this special requirement, our engineering team designed and manufactured a new constant load test machine in-house.

We have manufactured various types of furnace springs and constants for a variety of EPC firms over the past few decades. Our experience and knowledge of the different designs and configurations have helped us to become one of the leading manufacturers of springs and pipe supports for furnace applications.

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Constant Supports Custom-Designed for an Ethane Cracker

May 24, 2022

Constant Spring Supports Custom-Designed with Brush Strip on Horizontal Travelers for an Ethane Cracker

These constant spring supports for an ethane cracker for one of our largest and oldest customers who we worked with almost daily for years. As a matter of fact, a majority of the hangers in this plant are supplied by PT&P dating back to 1971. Today, the new cracker project was designed to take advantage of cheap shale-derived ethane feedstock.

The constant supports were supplied with horizontal travelers with a special “brush strip” help limit the entry of foreign objects. The constants are designed to support an 8” diameter pipeline leading into a furnace. Each spring coil is neoprene coated and the spring can housing is hot-dipped galvanized to protect against corrosion. This type of rigid spring hanger uses a coil or series of coils to accommodate pipe movement throughout the piping system. These particular constant assemblies are designed for horizontal movements ranging from 1” to 6.6” and loads up to 1320 lb. We can customize any material, finish, dimension, load, load adjustment, travel, and travel stops, as well as provide sensors for remote monitoring.

This project was unique in design and testing requirements requested by the client and their customer. Every constant support we build is load-tested by our quality and production teams. In some cases, the customer will ask to witness the testing of a single unit which we do on a regular basis. However, for this project, every constant spring was witness tested with the client’s inspection and engineering teams located at our manufacturing facility utilizing our custom in-house designed test machine.

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Heavy-Duty Pipe Clamps for Service at a Coal-Fired Power Plant

April 26, 2022

Heavy-Duty Pipe Clamps for Service at a Coal-Fired Power Plant

These clamps were installed in a coal-fired power plant on the Ohio River and this plant features one of the largest smokestacks in the world at 1038 feet. For this plant, sub-bituminous coal is used in conjunction with steam turbine technology to generate thermal power with over 10k Gigawatts of output annually.

Heavy-duty pipe clamps are bolted around the pipe and connect to the remainder of the pipe hanger assembly. This assembly included a Fig. 30 Forged Turnbuckle, which is also available on Amazon as a stocked item. PT&P maintains an extensive inventory of pipe clamps required for pipe hangers and support assemblies. These Fig. 80 Three-Bolt Pipe Clamps are fabricated from carbon steel and for this project, the pipe clamps were painted with a red oxide primer. These pipe clamps are designed for 36” diameter pipelines and are recommended for suspension of cold pipelines or hotlines where little or no insulation is required and are capable of supporting both horizontal and vertical piping. A visual inspection test along with “sample pipe” dimensional checks were conducted prior to shipment.

Such clamps can be used in any type of piping system for various industries such as chemical, biofuel, food processing, and refining plants. We have the ability to get such products at your jobsite overnight given our pipe hanger hardware inventory of over 1 million pounds, our quick order system through Amazon, and 24/7 manufacturing and engineering support provided by our teams around the clock.

Do you need this exact pipe support? Skip the line and order our Standard Pipe Support Components on 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.

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Standard Pipe Support Components Available on Amazon

April 25, 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.

 

Ptp fig30 forgedcsturnbuckle
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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Sway Braces Designed to Absorb Pipeline Vibrations Leading into a Containment Shelter

April 19, 2022

Sway Braces Designed to Absorb Pipeline Vibrations Leading into a Containment Shelter

PT&P manufactured Fig. 550B Sway Braces for preventing excessive loading on 12″ diameter flanged expansion joints leading into a containment shelter. The sway braces include our Fig. 30 Forged Turnbuckles, spring casing. and size 3 spring coils along with other internal components. They are fabricated from carbon steel, hot-dipped galvanized, and designed for a spring rate of 450 lb./in. These sway braces measure 91-3/8″ pin-to-pin and are suitable for full deflection forces from 200 to 1,800 lb. Initial pre-compressed spring forces are from 50 lb. to 450 lb. to dampen vibrations, oppose pipe sway and absorb shock forces.

Fig.550b sway braces

Sway braces are recommended for controlling vibration, absorbing shock loadings; guiding or restraining the movement of the pipe resulting from thermal expansion; bracing a pipeline against sway. The vibration control and sway brace is shipped and ready for installation. The rod coupling rotates with slight resistance and the tension test collar can be rotated by hand while holding the rod stationary.

The sway brace should be in the neutral position when the system is hot and operating, at which time the tension test collar should be hand tight. If it is not, the sway brace should be adjusted to the neutral position by use of the load coupling. The screws in the tension test collar need not be loosened, since they serve only to secure it to the load coupling.

 

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