Support Assembly Components

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. maintains an extensive inventory of components required for pipe hanger and
support assemblies. Most of these are industry standards which have been used by piping designers for many
years. One of the value-added services we provide is assembly and tagging of units before shipping so field crews
can install them with minimal effort. Since we work with these materials daily, it is easier for us to do assemblies and
verify components and dimensions than it is for a field crew, for whom installing pipe supports is only one of many
tasks to be performed in a given work day.

Many assemblies are attached to the pipe with clamps. Our inventories include all types of clamps made from
carbon steel with galvanized and black finishes. We can fabricate clamps from alloy steels for high-temperature
applications in which standard clamps are not adequate. When ordering clamps, please add an “A” to the figure
number of any items to be fabricated from alloy material. We have included a chart to help in the specification of
special clamps for high-temperatures and heavy loads.

To compensate for pipe movement, a designer may choose from a variety of clevis hangers, roller hangers, and
adjustable bands to support the pipe. These are linked to the supporting structure with rods and other hardware
components. Beam attachments and other accessories are attached to the supporting structure to complete the
assembly. All of these components must be strong enough to support the loads in the environment where they are
installed. Galvanized components are often used to resist corrosion.

Saddle coverings are used with insulated pipes in order to provide protection to the insulation at points of support.
Roller stands, elbow supports, and other items can be supplied in adjustable models which allow field crews to make
easy installations.

Hold-downs are special clamping supports used on pipes which are subject to vibrations and stresses, such as those
near compressors. The hold-downs dampen these forces by transferring them to the supporting structure and thus
protect the piping system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pipe Saddles & 30″ Galvanized Riser Clamp

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