What is a pipe guide?

How does one mount a pipe to the floor?

February 10, 2011

There are numerous ways to mount a pipe to the floor including using u-bolts, hold-down pipe clamps, or pipe shoes. The most applicable of these options depends upon the use of the support whether it be as a load carrying member, guide or anchor.


Hold-Down Pipe Clamp

What is the importance of a pipe guide?

November 2, 2010

A pipe guide is used to permit pipe movement in a predetermined direction while restraining movement in other directions.

Cylinder Pipe Guides
Cylinder Pipe Guides

What are pipe straps?

Pipe straps are curved structures generally used to either guide or anchor a pipe and are usually attached to the surrounding structural steel components.

Straps for a Chemical Plant in Texas
Pipe Straps for a Chemical Plant

What are the different types of pipe supports in refineries?

Pipe supports can be classifiedaccording to both their level of engagement (active or passive) and function(load-bearing, guiding, or anchoring).

We designate support configurationswhose primary capabilities are always engaged as active, whereas passivesupport configurations simply follow the movement of the pipe during normaloperation. However, disturbances such as severe weather, impact, abnormalvibration or seismic events, will activate these otherwise passive supports,which then function as active anchoring devices.

Pipe support functions include loadbearing, guiding, or anchoring. A load bearing support will uphold the weightof the pipe while allowing possible movement in all three dimensions. A guidewill uphold the weight of the pipe while restricting movement in up to twodimensions. An anchor will completely restrict pipe movement in all threedimensions while bearing the weight, side, and thrust loads.

Hydraulic Snubber Assemblies - Passive Supports
Hydraulic Snubber Assemblies – Passive Supports

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