Constant Spring Supports Custom Designed for a Power Plant in Egypt

April 18, 2023

Constant Spring Supports Custom Designed for a Main Stream System at a Power Plant in Egypt

Type: Constant Springs & Alloy Clamp Assemblies
Size: 48″ H x 57″ L x 24″ W | 36″ dia. Clamp
Materials: Carbon Steel with HDG Finish | Alloy
Design: 1070°F | 7-1/2″ Total Travel | 24,712 lb. Load
Testing: Load and Travel Test

PT&P custom-designed and manufactured constant spring supports for a mainstream system at a power plant in Egypt. The constants include alloy clamps designed for a 900 mm (approximately 36″ dia.) pipe. They are 48″ H x 57″ L x 24″ W with 7-1/2″ total travel from the cold position. We also supplied alloy clamps designed for an operating temperature of 1070°F. The constants are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and include a hot-dip galvanized protective coating. They are designed for an operating load of 24,712 lb. The constants have been modified to accommodate a specialized spring coil and modified casing in order to fit the existing space or envelope. Standard travel and load tests were performed prior to shipping.

Constants can be used with rollers, travelers, or slide plates to accommodate lateral or axial movement in the pipeline system in plants such as solar, geothermal, soybean crushing, ethanol, and other green energy facilities. Our company and its subsidiaries work with over 90% of the leading green energy providers in the world.

Our Field Service team, along with our pipe support engineers and designers, can also conduct inspections of existing supports, provide consultation on-site remediation, and oversee installation on both a short-term and long-term basis catering to facilities worldwide. So whether a “grassroots project” or an existing plant that has been in service for years, we offer cost-effective products and services.

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Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace in Trinidad

April 11, 2023

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace in Trinidad

Type: F-Type Variable Spring Supports (Furnace Springs)
Material: Carbon Steel | Red Oxide Primer
Design: Movement: 1/2 “| Load: 398 lb. | Spring Rate: 84 lb./in.
Testing: Standard Spring Rate & Calibration Tests

PT&P designed and manufactured these F-Type variable spring supports for use in a furnace at a facility in Trinidad. We manufactured these furnace springs for an operating load of 398 lb., a movement up to 1/2″, and a spring rate of 84 lb./in. Customer specifications required a modified “installed height” while maintaining the spring rate, operating load and installation load. In order to accomplish this, PT&P designed, manufactured, and attached, to each spring, a “pedestal” to accomplish the increased installed height. They are fabricated from carbon steel with a red oxide primer coating (instead of a hot dipped galvanized) to protect against corrosion. Our standard hot-dipped galvanizing is not suitable for high temperatures because the zinc used in the galvanizing process can melt and cause damage to surrounding pipes and equipment. We also offer several other coatings for high-temperature applications.

We offer a wide range of modifications to our standard variable springs, from stainless steel units used in Food Processing plants and facilities which operate at Sub-Zero temperatures to units designed for use in high-temperature applications often found in refineries, fertilizer, and chemical plants. Some applications include hydrogen reboilers and radiant coils in gas vent heater systems. Our team of sales, engineering, and manufacturing offers a unique source of experience and knowledge unmatched in our industry.

In a Furnace application, both variable and/or constant spring hangers are utilized to support piping and equipment. In the past year, we have provided constant furnace springs for some of the largest refineries in the Americas. We replaced a 25-year incumbent design with a smaller envelope at a lower cost than any other offering in the market with our newly designed nano-constant. The project requirements were stringent in terms of load deviation requirements of 3% of all catalyst tube springs. We provided over 350 furnace springs in less than six months’ time from our manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas. To expedite the manufacture and shipment of springs, we built a new test machine in order to conduct tests more quickly, as every unit is tested before being shipped to the job site.

If you need assistance or are interested in scheduling a virtual or in-person training specifically on pipe supports and expansion joints for furnace applications, reach out as we are always available 24×7 via our emergency service or just send an email to info@pipingtech.com.

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Compact Spring Supports Designed for an Oil Refinery in Minnesota

April 4, 2023

Compact Spring Supports Designed for an Oil Refinery in Minnesota

These compact spring supports were custom designed for an oil refinery in Minnesota. Typically, compact spring supports are used to support large loads but small movements relieving process equipment nozzles from overloading. In this case, the springs are designed to support loads of 5,605 lb., 4,747 lb. and 1,250 lb. and movements of 0.133” and 0.029” upward and 0.199″ downward, respectfully.

Compact spring supports utilize engineered Belleville (disc spring) washers. Since these spring supports contain disc springs, both the support housings and the springs contained in the housings are made from 304 stainless steel. Corrosion resistance is significantly increased by using this combination. Glass coatings can also be applied to both the housing and springs to make the support system virtually impervious. Each assembly underwent load testing prior to shipment.

PT&P REF. ORIGINAL POST 04122016

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Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Large Refinery Project in Texas

March 28, 2023

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Large Refinery Project in Texas

PT&P manufactured 266 variable spring supports for a refinery in Texas. The variable spring hangers include chained travel stops for ease of disengagement and reinsertion during plant shutdowns. Variable springs (a type of Compression spring) are used in a wide range of applications (including various Low Carbon Capital projects, CO2 removal units, and Infrastructure improvements) to support the piping system. The variables are fabricated from carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized to protect against corrosion. The PTP-2 variables were designed for loads up to 13,850 lb. and movements up to 0.1875” upwards. The PTP-4 variables were designed for a maximum load of 15,050 lb. and movements up to 0.8125” upwards. Each spring hanger underwent standard load testing and QC tests. PT&P also provided constant supports for loads that remain uniform throughout the deflection cycle and sway struts for controlling vibration and shock loading while restraining movement due to thermal expansion for this order.

PT&P REF. ORIGINAL POST 04202021

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Custom High-Temperature Insulated Pipe Supports with Rollers for a Vaporizer

March 21, 2023

Custom High-Temperature Insulated Pipe Supports with Rollers for a Vaporizer

Pipe Shields, Inc., a division of PT&P custom-designed insulated pipe supports with rollers for high-temperature pipelines for a Vaporizer located in Malaysia. The “hot shoes” are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and include FireTemp 28 PCF & 18 PCF. The supports are 79” OD x 18” long x 87” high and designed with Hilman rollers for supporting the pipe from below while allowing it to move axially with minimum friction. Quality control inspections were performed before shipping.

PT&P REF. ORIGINAL POST 10072020

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Constant Assemblies Custom-Designed for Hot Service at a Leading Plastic Manufacturing Plant in North Carolina

February 28, 2023

Constant Assemblies Custom-Designed for Hot Service at a Leading Plastic Manufacturing Plant in North Carolina

Type: Custom-Designed Constant Spring Supports
Size: PTP-100 B-Type | 16” x 24” x 30”
Material: A36 Carbon Steel | Hot-dipped Galvanized| Epoxy Coating
Design: Load Range: 2,280 lb. to 7,143 lb. | 2″ Total Travel
Testing: Q.C. Inspection | Load and Travel Tests

PT&P custom-designed Constant Spring Support with travel stop adjustment rods for a manufacturing company. We “re-created” the design of constants sold years ago by our now sister company, Fronek Anchor/Darling. The constants needed to fit the “envelope” or space of the original constants sold to this client for an application in an existing plant. The constants were fabricated from A36 carbon steel, hot-dipped galvanized, and painted with an epoxy coating. The assemblies are designed for an operating load ranging from 2,280 lb. to 7,143 lb. with 2″ of total travel. Standard load and travel test and Q.C. inspections were completed prior to shipment to North Carolina.

We have a great deal of experience manufacturing constant spring supports similar to that of existing constants if needed to fit existing space limitations. We can also refurbish constants manufactured by competitors if the units are repairable. So whether the constants are for large duct systems in power and refining plants or focused around renewable, carbon-neutral plants, we can assist our clients to find a cost-effective solution.

PT&P REF. ORIGINAL POST 08042020

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PT&P’s Smart Maintenance Solutions

February 24, 2023

Field Service
and
Smart Maintenance Solutions

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  • 40+ Years of Manufacturing & Field Services
  • 3 Million Pipe Supports Installed Globally Today
  • 1000+ Audits Done for Pipe Supports & Expansion Joints
  • World’s 1st Use of Sensors/A.I. to Pipe Supports
  • 50+ Pipe Support & Expansion Joint Design & Stress Engineers

PT&P In Action

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PT&P In Action

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Field Services was called out to consult on how to properly support a high temperature line with extreme movement at a coal refinery.

Clamp on pipe shoe was replaced 60 feet off the ground on a critical line at a LNG plant in Florida.

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A Texas chemical plant sent us their old expansion joint to be replaced with a new one reusing the existing flanges for ease of installation. 

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A local refinery asked for our help to size and replace another manufacturer’s failed spring hanger for a PTP equivalent in under 24 hours.

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An Oklahoma Coal Power Plant contracted Field Services to install a few 54,000 lb capacity Constant Spring hangers 250 feet up on the unit where a crane could only get so close.

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A proactive pipe support inspection was done before a major turnaround in Illinois, which saved them from a few major issues.

After a hurricane in Southern Louisiana, a few of our snubbers were inspected for fluid leaks and visible damage, all passed.

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This Field Engineer collected information from a coal dust covered tag so that he could replace it with a PTP equivalent.

What We Do

Services

  • Audit
  • Installation / Repair
  • Isometrics and Database
  • Troubleshooting
  • Stress Analysis & FEA
  • Turnaround Planning
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Testing**

Products Supported

  • Snubbers
  • Variables
  • Constants
  • Expansion Joints
  • Hot & Cold Shoes
  • Sway Braces
  • *All Brands Supported

**Burst Testing, Helium Testing, Cycle Testing, Load Testing, Snubber Testing, Hydro-Static Testing, Bellows Fatigue Testing, Bellows Leak Test, Pneumatic Testing, Spring-rate Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Radiography Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid-Penetrant Inspection, Positive Material Identification (PMI)

Expertise & Service

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  • 24×7 Globally
  • Field Team with Over 150 Years of Experience
  • Access to 50+ Design Engineers
  • 500+ Production Experts
  • Grade A Safety Record
  • Knowledge Base of 1000+ Audits
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Who We Serve

  • All Major Petro-Chemical
  • Power Generation
  • Industrial Food Production
  • Semiconductor
  • Automotive
  • Military & Defense
  • Shipping

PT&P has serviced customers in 41 countries

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Unparalleled Value

  • On-Site Support for less than $75/day with Our Smart Maintenance Plan
  • More than 30% of Critical Pipe Support Issues Missed by Generalist Engineers/Inspectors
  • Over 80% of Unplanned Outage due to Pipe Supports Failure Resolved within 48 hours
  • Over 20,000 Client Maintenance & Engineering Personnel Trained
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Bronzphite® Slide Plate Assemblies Designed for an Oil Refinery in Canada

February 21, 2023

Bronzphite® Slide Plate Assemblies Designed for an Oil Refinery in Canada

Type: Bronzphite® Slide Plate Assemblies
Size: 1/2” x 4” x 4” | 1/2” x 7-1/2” x 7-1/2”.
Design: 1100°F Operating Temperature | 5000 PSI Load
Material: HDG Carbon Steel | Bronzphite®
Testing: Visual & Dimensional Tests

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. manufactured Bronzphite® slide plate assemblies for an oil refinery in Canada. The Bronzphite® is used as the lower slide plate bearing surface and measures 1/2″ x 4″ x 4″, and the carbon steel backing plates are 1/2″ x 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″. The upper slide plate material is polished stainless steel. Bronzphite consists of a bronze plate that utilizes graphite inserts. Bronze is used because of its hardness and load-carrying abilities. The graphite “crumbles” when the load or weight of the equipment is placed on top of the slide plate assembly. This produces a thin film of graphite which acts as an oil-free lubricant between the lower bronze slide plate and upper stainless steel slide plate. The graphite greatly reduces friction between the two surfaces. The assembly is designed for an operating temperature of up to 1100°F, with an operating load of up to 5,000 PSI. Standard visual and dimensional tests were performed prior to a two-week delivery.

Piping Technology & Products and its subsidiaries are poised and ready to meet your project needs in their entirety. We design and build slide plates and an extensive range of additional products. We offer the largest and most comprehensive offering of products and services globally with US-based manufacturing for all your piping system considerations. Our foundation is based in oil, gas, power, and petrochemical; however, we work with mining, automotive, life sciences, data center, semiconductors, packaging, wood processing, and lumber plants serving over 50% of the S&P 100. We have been able to consistently match customer need dates to our production capabilities by utilizing our local engineering and manufacturing teams and our 24/7 2-shift operations and leveraging our 47-year history of experience and industry know-how. Bronzphite® slide plate assemblies

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Variable Springs with Clevis Hangers for an Ethylene Cracker Plant

January 31, 2023

B-Type Variable Spring Supports with Clevis Hangers for an Ethylene Cracker Plant in Texas

Type: Variable Spring Supports with Clevis Hangers
Material: A36 Carbon Steel | 304 Stainless Steel
Design: 800°F | 619 lb. Ld. | 0.5″ Up Travel
Testing: Load and Travel Tests

Piping Technology & Products designed these B-Type variable spring supports with clevis hangers for an ethylene cracker plant in Texas. Interestingly enough, we recently supplied over 50,000 supports to one of the largest ethane cracker polymer plants in the US, which was completed last year. In addition to variables, we supplied slide bearing plates, hot and cold insulated shoes/supports, snubbers/sway braces/sway struts, pipe hanger hardware, expansion joints metal bellows, rectangular & circular spacers, davit arms, welded pipe shoes, rod hanger assembly, and wear Pads

On this client order, the variable spring supports, threaded rods, and hex nuts were fabricated from A36 carbon steel, and the clevis hangers from 304 stainless steel. The assemblies are 83-1/8″ in length, and the spring size is 6-80-B. They are designed for an operating temperature of 800°F, an operating load of 619 lb, and 0.5″ of movement. Standard load and travel tests were performed prior to shipment.

PT&P REF. ORIGINAL POST 06052018

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B Type & C Type Constants for an Oil Refinery in Louisiana

January 3, 2023

B Type & C Type Constants for an Oil Refinery in Louisiana

Type: B-Type & C-Type Constant Spring Supports
Size: 12″ x 18″ x 20″ to 12″ x 12″ x 32″
Material: A36 Carbon Steel | Hot-dipped Galvanized
Design: Operating Load Range: 475 lb. to 1,250 lb.
Movement of 2-1/4″ to 5″
Testing: Q.C. Inspection | Load and Travel Tests

PT&P fabricated multiple B-Type and C-Type constant spring supports for an oil refinery in Louisiana. The constants are fabricated from A36 carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized. The dimensions range from 12” x 18” x 20” to 12” x 12” x 32”. The operating load range is 475 lb. to 1,250 lb. with movement of 2-1/4” to 5”. Standard load testing was completed to ensure quality and performance.

PT&P REF. ORIGINAL POST 05042020

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