Compact Spring Supports Designed for a Heat Exchanger at a Large Oil Refinery

Compact Springs Designed for an Oil Refinery Expansion Project

March 6, 2017

Compact Springs Designed for an Oil Refinery Expansion Project

Type: Compact Spring Supports (Disc Springs)
Material: Carbon Steel | PTFE, 25% Glass-Filled
Design: Movement: 1/32″ to 1/4″ | Load: 12,000 lb.
Testing: Standard Spring Rate & Calibration Tests

These compact spring supports were custom designed for an oil refinery expansion project. They will be installed underneath a heat exchanger supporting a load up to 12,000 lb. The space available was limited to 3″ in height and the movements ranged from 1/32″ to 1/4″. These compact springs are fabricated from carbon steel and utilize engineered Belleville (disc spring) washers. 25% glass-filled (PTFE) slide plates are bonded to the top of the load flange and provide a low coefficient of friction.

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