Screen Guides for a Cooling Tower at a Chemical Plant

March 21, 2022

These screen guides were custom fabricated for a cooling tower at a chemical plant in Texas. These anchor bars are used to secure the screen guides to the concrete. These screen guides are 10″ in width and are 42″ in length. All components were completely fabricated from A36 carbon steel with a galvanized finish. Standard quality control inspections were performed before shipment.

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Many plants, such as power, petroleum refineries, metal processing, and other industrial facilities are designed to use open recirculating systems utilizing cooling towers for heat transfer from condensers and other heat exchangers through a process called “latent heat of vaporization.”

Industrial process cooling towersWithin these cooling towers, screen guides are used in a gravity-flow distribution system where supply water flows or cascades down over successive offset levels of horizontal screens or splash bars into a basin. These guides provide a means by which screens or splash bars are supported from a concrete structure. The screens are intended to lower the temperature of water by causing the water to spread over large areas to promote maximum exposure to airflow as it cascades from the top of the tower into the lower basin. One side of the guide provides a “slot” by which screens or other types of “surfaces” can be installed. The other side of the guides are fitted with bent “strip anchor bars” similar to those used for embed plates. As a manufacturer of embed plates, we also supply these for mining facilities, semiconductor plants, wastewater treatment plants, or any construction site where there is steel attached to a concrete panel or slab.

PT&P REF. ORIGINAL POST 04102017

Custom Embed Plates for Gold Mine in Cajamarca, Peru

December 7, 2021

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Piping Technology & Products, Inc., designed and manufactured 150 custom embed plate pieces for Latin America’s largest gold producer. This gold mine is located between 3,500 and 4,100 meters above sea level in a northwestern province of Peru. The gold district is a 10 x 4 km zone of altered rocks with a belt of Tertiary volcanic that extends through Peru. Currently, precious metal is mined in three open quarries and according to rough estimates, the investments in the development of the gold mine amounted to about 150 million US dollars.

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Nightview from Active Gold Mine Processing Site

This project involved the production of 150, 93″ x 27″ x 1″ embed plates which required the use of 80,000 pounds of steel and anchors. The custom-designed, carbon steel, embed plates provided stability for the feed openings of four mineshafts reclaim tunnels and were scheduled to be put to use immediately. Our manufacturing process for these embed plates entails the use of a Nelson® stud welding machine to weld the studs to carbon steel plates. The carbon steel plates can be shaped to meet the rectangular mineshaft dimensions, then the studs are welded in place. Concrete is then poured around the outside of the embed plate shaft and the studs anchor the plates in place after the concrete sets. These assemblies can then be hot-dipped galvanized to protect against corrosion.

So, whether gold, silver, coal, precious gemstones, rock salt, gravel, oil shale, or some other valuable minerals are being mined, stable mineshafts are an important part of the mining process. PT&P has also manufactured embed plates suitable for large-scale projects for use in the foundations of the chemical, refinery, wastewater treatment, and power plants.

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Collecting Water Containing Extracted Gold
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Land Restoration Area after Gold Mine Operation

Piping Technology & Products and our subsidiaries have served many different mines in the United States, Africa, Europe, and South America. PT&P has extensive experience with key piping issues on mining projects such as wastewater treatment and abrasive media (slurry). In addition to the embed plates shown here, we have also supplied these products:

  • Metallic, Fabric & Rubber Expansion Joints
  • Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports
  • Variable & Constant Springs
  • Pipe Shoes & Hold-Down Clamps
  • Slide Bearing Plates
  • Field Services

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PT&P REF. ORIGINAL POST 03012001

157 Embed Plates Designed for a Construction Company in Texas

June 10, 2019

157 Embed Plates Designed for a Construction Company in Texas

Type: Embed Plates
Size: ¾” x 14” x 18” | Nelson Studs: ¾” x 7”
Material: HDG Carbon Steel
Testing: Visual & Q.C. Tests

PT&P designed and manufactured 157 embed plates for a construction company in Texas. Embeds are essentially anchor bars used to secure steel to the concrete. The plate is ¾” x 14” x 18”, and the Nelson studs are ¾” x 7”. All components are fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. Visual and Q.C. tests were performed prior to shipment. This job was a 15-day turnaround in order to meet the customers’ construction schedule.

Two 240" x 12" x 1/2" Embed Plates for a Concrete Reinforcement Application

December 5, 2003

Two 240" x 12" x 1/2" Embed Plates for a Concrete Reinforcement Application
Two 240" x 12" x 1/2" Embed Plates for a Concrete Reinforcement Application

Two 240" x 12" x 1/2" Embed Plates for a Concrete Reinforcement Application
Two 240" x 12" x 1/2" Embed Plates for a Concrete Reinforcement Application

PT&P designed and manufactured two 240″ x 12″ x 1/2″ Embed Plates with 3/4″ diameter weld-stud projections to be used in a concrete reinforcement application.  All components are fabricated out of carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. The plates were shaped to form a 45″ x 90″ frame prior to shipment. The frames were braced with 2″ x 2″ x 1/4″ angles to ensure the frame maintained its structural shape prior to installation.

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Specially Fabricated Embed Plates

September 4, 2000
Specially Fabricated Embed Plates
Specially Fabricated Embed Plates

The picture above is that of embed plates before they are sent to the galvanizers. Piping Technology & Products, Inc. can meet most any fabrication requirement required in any industry, i.e. refineries, chemical plants, power plants, etc.

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Galvanized Anchor Bolts

February 2, 2000
Galvanized Anchor Bolts
Galvanized Anchor Bolts

The picture above is of Type-3 galvanized anchor bolts, a standard product in our line of stock anchor bolts. However, Piping Technology & Products can also fabricate customized anchor bolts to meet your materials, diameter and shape specifications for any industry, i.e. refineries, chemical plants, power plants, etc. We specialize in quick turn-around projects and are available on a 24×7 basis to meet your support requirements.

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Galvanized Embed Plates

June 4, 1994
Galvanized Embed Plates
Galvanized Embed Plates

Pictured above denotes “Galvanized Embed Plates” with anchors to be set in concrete.

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