What are reasons why the PTFE or Graphite pads peel off the backing plates?

When do you provide sliding bearings for steel beams?

June 22, 2011

Slide bearings are provided to decrease excessive friction forces that would be generated with direct steel to steel contact.


Structural Steel Components with PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plates

How is PTFE used below the pipe saddle?

June 16, 2011

The PTFE is generally used as a slide plate either affixed to the supporting steel or the bottom of the pipe saddle. This PTFE component acts to provide a low coefficient of friction between the saddle and the supporting steel.

Stainless Steel Slide Plates Affixed to Bottom of Pipe Saddle
Stainless Steel Slide Plates Affixed to Bottom of Pipe Saddle

What is a slide plate?

November 3, 2010

A slide plate is a component that can be fabricated from a variety of materials including PTFE, 25% glass filled, graphite, Bronzphite®, Marinite®, and stainless steel. The purpose of slide plates is to produce a low-coefficient of friction between a stationary support element and the moving pipe support component to reduce the forces generated as a result of pipe deflections during operation.

PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plates Bonded to Stainless Steel Backing Plates
Graphite Slide Plates

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