Where are bearing plates typically used?

What is the use of a slide plate?

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.

Slide Plates on Pipe Clamps for Low Coefficient of Friction
Slide Plates on Pipe Clamps for Low Coefficient of Friction

What is a PTFE bearing pad?

A PTFE bearing pad is a slide plate made up of PTFE, 25% glass filled, material that provides a low coefficient of friction for most combinations of temperature and load. For most applications, PTFE, 25% Glass Filled, is adequate when the temperature is less than 400 degrees F.

PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plates
PTFE, 25% Glass Filled Slide Plates
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