What is free stroke for a sway brace?

How does a rigid strut take compressive load?

March 23, 2011

Because the strut assembly consists of basically two rods joined by a structural steel member, once the strut’s overall length is established, it will not change during operation. Consequently, loads applied in either direction will be counter-balanced by the strut.

240 Inch Sway Strut for a Local Refinery
240″ Sway Strut for a Local Refinery

What is a sway brace?

February 1, 2011

A sway brace is a device that is recommended for controlling vibration, absorbing shock loadings, guiding or restraining the movement of pipe resulting from thermal expansion, and bracing a pipe line against sway. They contain springs that provide a restraint force in both a tension and compression mode.

Custom Sway Braces with Ball Joints for a Refinery
Sway Braces with Ball Joints

 

What are sway suppressors?

November 3, 2010

Either sway braces or sway struts can be used to suppress swinging of the pipeline. Note that sway braces permit pipe deflection while sway struts are rigid supports meant to prevent all movement.

Custom Sway Braces with Ball Joints for a Refinery
Custom Sway Braces with Ball Joints

Large Custom Sway Struts Designed for a Liquid Filters Manufacturer
Large Custom Sway Struts
 
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