F-Type Variable Spring Supports for a Chemical Plant and Refinery in Singapore

December 20, 2010
F-Type Variable Spring Supports
F-Type Variable Spring Supports

An assortment of standard variable spring supports were manufactured ranging in size from 8-5/8″ to 12-3/4″ dia. with installed heights ranging from 9-7/16″ to 18-1/8″. The F-Type pipe hanger assembly is used to support the pipe from below and are typically mounted to concrete pads via anchor bolts or welded to structural steel. The various springs shown are designed for operating conditions ranging from loads of 1750 lb. with .02″ travel to 21,280 lb. loads with .13″ travel. As with all of our variable supports, these were quality checked with a 100% spring coil deflection test and a load cell calibration to set the assembly at the prescribed installed load.

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Take a Look into the Past: Insulated Pipe Supports

December 17, 2010

Check out our most recent article that looks at the history of insulated pipe supports through the past 100 years.  Learn about the developments made in the 1950’s and 1960’s that introduced the use of “Foam Glass”, a lightweight material that is manufactured primarily from recycled glass and used in the design of insulated pipe supports. Later, polyurethane was developed to provide greater load carrying capabilities. Read the full article on the:

History of Insulated Supports

Permali&Reg; Insulated Pipe Anchors
Permali® Insulated Pipe Anchors

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Cryogenic Supports with Permali® Insulation for an LNG Plant in Abu Dhabi

December 6, 2010
Cryogenic Supports With Permali&Reg; Insulation For An Lng Plant In Abu Dhabi
Cryogenic Supports with Permali® Insulation

Over 30 cryogenic supports fabricated from a combination of carblon steel, permali® block and stainless steel were manufactured for an LNG plant in Abu Dhabi. The shoes measures 18″ x 14″ x 12″ and are designed for 10″ of thermal movement and temperatures as low as -167°C. The cold shoes are coated with a custom paint job and went through standard testing prior to shipment.

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Snubbers: A General Overview

December 3, 2010

We recently posted a new Snubber article on our website.  It provides a technical look into both hydraulic and mechanical snubbers – how they are used in a piping system and how they function.  Most importantly, the article tells you the difference between various types of snubbers which is helpful in choosing the appropriate snubber for your piping system needs.

Snubbers: A General Overview

14 1/2&Quot; Diameter 225,000 Lb. Load Hydraulic Snubber
14 1/2" diameter 225,000 lb. load Hydraulic Snubber

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Constant Spring Supports vs. Variable Spring Supports

Ever wonder what makes a constant spring support different from a variable spring support? How does each one function? How do they support loads and allow for movement in a pipeline? Check out our new spring support article that provides all the answers to these questions and more.

F-Type Variable Springs With Slide Plates
F-Type Variable Springs with Slide Plates
Upthrust 200-U Type Constants For An Oil Refinery
Upthrust 200-U Type Constants for an Oil Refinery



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Big Ton Spring Support Designed for a Maximum Load of 93,000 lb. for a Chemical Plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

November 29, 2010

Big Ton Spring Support Designed For A Maximum Load Of 93,000 Lb. For A Chemical Plant In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

This big ton spring support measures 40″ length x 36″ width x 43″ height. It is composed of a carbon steel frame, neoprene coated spring steel coils, and has a hot-dipped galvanize finish. It also includes a guided load table to ensure stability when supporting the maximum load of 93,000 lb. Standard load and travel tests were performed prior to shipping.

Do you see a need for big tons springs in your piping system? Get pricing today!

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Structural Supports for Vessels in an Oil Refinery in Texas

November 22, 2010

Structural Supports For Vessels In An Oil Refinery In Texas

20 vessel supports ranging in length from 30″ to 84″ were manufactured for an oil refinery in Texas. The structural supports will be attached to existing vessels to assist in supporting the nearby pipes and piping system. The supports were fabricated from carbon steel and coated with a hot-dipped galvanize finish to prevent corrosion.

Need to replace or add extra support to your piping system? Let us price it today!


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200 E-Type Constant Spring and 3-bolt Pipe Clamp Assembly for a Power Plant in South Carolina

November 15, 2010

200 E-Type Constant Spring And 3-Bolt Pipe Clamp Assembly

This 200 E-Type horizontal constant spring support is fabricated from carbon steel with a
hot-dipped galvanize finish. It is designed for a 54,020 lb. load with a total travel of 15.5″. The 3-bolt pipe clamp is designed for a 26″ diameter pipe and is coated with a red oxide primer. Each pipe hanger assembly went through standard load and travel testing prior to shipping. PT&P will design and fabricate any size constant spring support in addition to the sizes listed in our catalog.

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Ask us! – New FAQ Section on our Site

November 6, 2010
We recently introduced a new Pipe Support Frequently Asked Questions section on our website. This new database of questions provides the answers to a lot of common questions regarding variable springs, constants, snubbers, pig launchers, and more! The list of questions is continually expanding, so check back often for more valuable pipe support information.

Pipe Support Frequently Asked Questions
New FAQ Section on Pipingtech.com!

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