Saddle coverings are used with insulated pipes in order to provide protection to the insulation at points of support. Roller stands, elbow supports, and other items can be supplied in adjustable models which allow field crews to make easy installations.
PT&P designed adjustable pipe saddle supports fabricated from A240 Gr 304 stainless steel, for a Booster Pump Station Rehabilitation Project in Florida. The pipe saddles are stanchion type supports designed for 10″ and 16″ pipe sizes, and can be vertically adjusted +/- 3″ by turning the middle section of the seamless pipe.
For saddle supports that do not require welding, the installation process would involve locating the saddle support in the correct position, utilizing the adjustable component (usually a threaded member) to accommodate height requirements and finally ensuring that the saddle component is completely in contact with the outer pipe wall.
Saddle Supports with Stainless Steel Slide Plates
Resting supports for piping could refer to a variety of supports that's main purpose is to support the pipe weight and is generally used where little or no pipe movement is anticipated.
Polyurethane Pipe Saddle Resting Support
A trapeze hanger is a support assembly consisting of parallel vertical rods which are suspended from a structure and connected at their lower ends by a horizontal member from which the pipe is supported. It is used for the suspension of pipe from two rods where longitudinal movement due to expansion or contraction may occur.
Pipe Saddles to be used in a Trapeze Hanger Assembly
Piping Technology and Products, Inc. designed and manufactured over fifty saddle supports for a utility company in Glent, Kentucky. These structural supports were built for 48, 26 and 14 field pipes. Their dimensions range from 50 to 75″ in height and 24 to 36 in width. The structural supports were manufactured from A-36 structural steel and were coated with a custom paint as per customer request.
PT&P fabricated various sized saddle supports used to support water mains for the city of Houston. The pipe saddles, ranging from 30”-72” in length and 12” in width are made to cover 1/3 of the pipe’s circumference. They are made of A-304 stainless steel with a neoprene backing.
These saddles are used to provide a sliding surface between metal water mains and concrete base supports at fault crossings. The neoprene backing helps to dissipate any shock loads and provides an anti-skid surface at the fault crossing locations.