Sway Struts Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant in Texas

What is the difference between a snubber, sway brace and sway strut?

January 25, 2013

A snubber is a shockabsorber, it stops all movement caused by a sudden transient (emergency) loadin a pipe system.A sway brace is ashock arrestor, it dampens the load and reduces the overall movement.A sway strut stopsall movement and transfers it into the pipe structure.

Large Sway Brace

Large Sway Brace

114" Diameter, 3-Piece Pipe Clamp and Sway Strut Assembly

July 18, 2011

114" Diameter 3-Piece Pipe Clamp

The 114″ diameter, 3-piece pipe clamp is fabricated from A36 carbon steel and the pins are stainless steel. The sway strut is also fabricated from carbon steel and measures 24′-8″ long. This assembly can support loads up to 27,200 lb. and will be used in an oil refinery in Louisianna.

Sway Strut Assembly

 

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What are piping struts?

February 1, 2011

Piping struts,also referred to as sway struts, are devices used to restrain movement of piping in one direction while providing for movement due to thermal expansion or contraction in another direction.

Sway Strut Assemblies with Custom Designed 3-Bolt Pipe Clamps
Sway Struts with 3-Bolt Pipe Clamps

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
 

240" Sway Strut for a Local Refinery

September 19, 2007
240" Sway Strut for a Local Refinery
240" Sway Strut for a Local Refinery

This sway strut is fabricated from carbon steel and measures 240″ from pin to pin. The pipe is 6″ in diameter and has a load capability of 15,000 lbs. The components were completed with a hot-dipped galvanize finish and the pipe was coated with a shop primer. The function of a sway strut is to restrain movement of piping in one direction while providing for movement due to thermal expansion or contraction in another direction.

This particular sway strut will support a 30″ process line in a refinery. This type of support is necessary, because the current line has only a few I-beams for support. Additionally, the I-beams that support the line are very high off the ground and not capable of handling the large forces acting on the line. Due to the loads acting upon the pipe and length of the required strut, a heavy schedule pipe and heavier duty strut ends were necessary.

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Two 15’-0” long Carbon Steel Sway Struts for a Cycle Unit Project

September 5, 2003
Two 15’-0” long Carbon Steel Sway Struts for a Cycle Unit Project
Two 15’-0” long Carbon Steel Sway Struts for a Cycle Unit Project

Sweco Fab recently designed and manufactured two carbon steel sway struts with 2” adjustment capabilities for a cycle unit project. The sway strut is constructed of an 8” diameter pipe, 130 ¼” long, assembled with rod ends and brackets for an overall assembly length of 15’-0”. The 2” adjustment capability is accompanied by a load capacity up to 128 KIPS. Sway struts are used to restrain movement of piping in one direction while providing movement from thermal expansion or contraction in another direction.

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Sway Struts for a Construction Company

January 31, 2003
Sway Struts for a Construction Company
Sway Struts for a Construction Company

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. recently designed and manufactured Sway Struts, PT&P Fig. 2110, with clamps for a construction company in Indiana.

The overall length of the support assemblies range from 24” to 60” and have loads ranging from 3,500 to 11,630 lbs.  The strut assemblies are made of carbon steel and are used to restrain movement of piping in one direction while providing for movement due to thermal expansion or contraction in another direction.

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Sway Struts for a 250 MW Power Plant

February 26, 1993
Sway Struts for a 250 MW Power Plant
Sway Struts for a 250 MW Power Plant

The picture seen above is a mechanical snubber attached to a rod with a pipe clamp. Below the snubber is a rigid sway strut for 36” pipe and four smaller sway struts. The snubber will dampen sudden shocks and vibrations in the piping system. These show the variety of built by Piping Technology & Products, Inc. for a 250 megawatt power plant.

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