F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Petrochemical Plant in Canada

May 18, 2020

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Petrochemical Plant in Canada

Type: F-Type Variable Spring Support Assemblies
Size: Heights up to 12-3/4”
Spring Casing Diameters from 6-5/8” to 8-5/8”
Base plates from 9″x 9″ to 13-1/4” x 13-1/4″
Design: Operating Temp.: -49°F to 122°F
Operating Loads from 697 lb. to 6093 lb.
Movements of 0.04″ to 0.2”
Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Carbon Steel
Testing: Load & Travel Test |  Q.C. Inspection

Piping Technology and Products, Inc. recently designed and manufactured F-Type variable spring supports with internal load columns for a petrochemical plant in Canada. The variables are fabricated from carbon steel that is able to accommodate low temperatures (A516-GR. 70N). The operating temperature ranges from -49°F to 122°F while supporting operating loads from 697 lb. to 6093 lb. and movements of 0.04″ to 0.2”. They are designed to accommodate installed heights up to 12-3/4”, with spring casing diameters from 6-5/8” to 8-5/8”, along with base plates from 9″x 9″ to 13-1/4” x 13-1/4″ for installing either by bolting or welding in the field. Load and travel tests, along with visual Q.C. inspections were performed before shipment.

Variable Springs for a Propane Dehydrogenation Unit in Texas

November 5, 2018

Variable Spring Supports for a Propane Dehydrogenation Unit in Texas

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Size: Accommodate Elevation Difference up to 11′-5″
Material: Carbon Steel | Hot-dipped Galvanized
Design: 20,000 lb. Load | 4,700 lb./in. Spring Rate

PT&P designed and manufactured over 50 variable spring supports for a propane dehydrogenation unit in Texas. The spring cans, rods, welded beam attachments, turnbuckles and clevises are fabricated from hot-dipped galvanized carbon steel. The variables can accommodate an elevation difference up to 11’-5” from the bottom of the steel to the connection of the pipe. They were designed for an operating load of 20,000 lb., a spring rate of 4,700 lb./in. and 0.007” upward movement. Standard load testing was conducted prior to shipping.

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace in Trinidad

February 21, 2017

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace in Trinidad

Type: F-Type Variable Spring Supports (Furnace Springs)
Material: Carbon Steel | Red Oxide Primer
Design: Movement: 1/2 “| Load: 398 lb. | Spring Rate: 84 lb./in.
Testing: Standard Spring Rate & Calibration Tests

PT&P designed and manufactured these F-Type variable spring supports for use in a furnace at a facility in Trinidad. We manufactured these furnace springs for an operating load of 398 lb., a movement up to 1/2″, and a springs rate of 84 lb./in. They are fabricated from carbon steel with a red oxide primer coating to protect against corrosion. Customer specifications required a modified, installed height, while maintaining the spring rate, operating load and install load. In order to accomplish this, PT&P designed, manufactured and attached, to each spring, a pedestal to accomplish the increased installed height.

Variable Spring Hangers Designed for an Ammonia Plant

January 9, 2017

Variable Spring Hangers Designed for an Ammonia Plant

Type: B-Type Variable Spring Hanger
Size: PTP-2 Standard Variable Spring
Material: Hot-dipped Galvanized Carbon Steel
Design: 0.955″ Downward Movement | Cold Load: 12,183 lb. | Hot Load: 14,723 lb.
Testing: Hydro-load Test: 15,750 lb.

PT&P designed and fabricated variable spring hangers for an Ammonia Plant in Louisiana. This B-Type PTP-2 variable hanger is fabricated from carbon steel and hot-dipped galvanized to protect against corrosion. The variable is designed for 0.955″ of downward movement and an installed load of 12,183 and an operating load of 14,723 lb. This variable included a 1″ forged steel clevis and the assembly was tested at a hydro-load of 15,750 lb.

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in Oklahoma

September 26, 2016

Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in Oklahoma

Type: Variable Spring Supports
Design: 1,765 lb. Load | +/- 5% Spring Rate
Material: Carbon Steel with Red Oxide Primer
Testing: Standard Spring Rate & Calibration Tests

PT&P custom designed variable spring supports for a furnace application at a Nitrogen Facility in Oklahoma. The furnace springs are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with a red-oxide primer to help prevent corrosion. The spring supports are designed to support loads up to 1,765 lb. With a spring rate calibrated to be within +/- 5% of the theoretical value.

Variable Spring Supports Product Video

August 10, 2016

300 Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application at a Methanol Processing Facility

April 25, 2016

300 Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application at a Methanol Processing Facility

PT&P designed and fabricated 300 variable spring supports for use in a furnace within a methanol processing facility in Mexico. We manufactured the ”housing” of these variable springs using seamless pipe (in order to prevent the springs’ coils from rubbing against the ”weld seam” of a standard pipe) so that the exact spring rate (+/- 5%) can be calculated without discrepancies or variations. The reason that an accurate spring rate is important is because furnace springs function as a ”scale” in order to determine the weight of the radiant coils within the unit. These springs are coated with red oxide primer to protect against corrosion. We manufactured these furnace spring assemblies for an operating load of 1,036 lb. and a movement up to 8 1/2″. Each spring is traceable to test data and tagged with its’ unique spring rate along with other standard information use for identification.

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November 12, 2015

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Engineered Spring Supports

Learn how the theoretical applications of spring supports are put into use in the real world. We will start with a review of the working principles of both variable and constant springs. See how brand new spring looks at delivery, and review installation guidelines. Learn the key points to review through the total installation process and subsequently when the springs are in operation. See how to determine if springs need adjustments, re-calibration, refurbishment or replacement. View in field examples, shutdown and isolation procedures. See the selection process required when there are significant changes to the operating condition.

The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has over 16 years experience as a pipe support designer and manages PT&P’s engineer training development program. He also inspects existing supports, consults on site remediation projects and oversees installation on a regular basis.

Custom Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in an Ammonia Plant

October 19, 2015

Custom Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in an Ammonia Plant

Custom Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Furnace Application in an Ammonia Plant.

PT&P custom designed variable spring supports and hangers for a furnace application in an ammonia plant. The furnace springs are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with a red-oxide primer to help prevent corrosion. The spring supports are designed to support loads ranging from 400 lb. to 12,500 lb. Over 150 spring coils underwent calibration test prior to fabrication and insertion into the variable support housing to ensure variance of less than 5%.

C-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

August 24, 2015

C-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Power Plant

PT&P designed C-Type variable spring support assemblies for a power plant in Louisiana. They are designed for operating loads ranging from 1,319 to 2,800 lb. with an upwards travel ranging from 0.11" to 0.34". The variables were fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish and standard load and travel testing was completed prior to shipment

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Chemical Processing Plant

May 23, 2015

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Chemical Processing

PT&P manufactured F-type variable spring supports for a chemical processing plant in Texas. The variables are designed with an internal guide and for a movement of 0.09″. They are designed for a 5,350 lb. cold load and 5,450 lb. hot load. Because these springs had to be capable of withstanding a hydro-test in excess of 33,000 lb. (which substantially exceeded the standard maximum hydro-test of 18,000 lb.), special collars were used in conjunction with the standard travel stops. These collars are designed to absorb the large hydro load by relying on the high strength characteristics of the load flange and housing components of the assembly while essentially bypassing the threaded internal components.

G-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Coker Replacement Project

April 12, 2015

G-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Coker Replacement Project

PT&P fabricated PTP-6 G-type variable spring supports for a coker replacement project in Kansas. The variables are comprised of two standard spring housing joined together with an intermediate bridge assembly. The bridge assembly is customized to match existing site conditions which allows for use in applications with limited space or interferences. They are 50″ in length, designed for an operating load of 15,000 lb. and fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. All variable assemblies underwent standard load and spring testing prior to shipment.

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for an LNG Facility

February 8, 2015

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for an LNG Facility

PT&P manufactured F-type variable spring supports for an LNG facility in Colorado. The variables installed heights range from 10-5/8″ to 21-1/16″. The F-Type pipe hanger assembly is used to support the pipe from below and are typically mounted to concrete pads via anchor bolts or welded to structural steel. The various springs shown are designed for operating conditions ranging from loads of 633 lb. to 6510 lb. As with all of our variable supports, these were quality checked with a 100% spring coil deflection test and a load cell calibration to set the assembly at the prescribed installed load.

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed with Stainless Steel Slide Plates and Permanent Travel Stops

November 8, 2014

F-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed with Stainless Steel Slide Plates and Permanent Travel Stops

PT&P custom designed F-type variable spring supports for an oil refinery in Saudi Arabia. These assemblies range in height from 14-1/4″ to 39-3/8″ and include stainless steel slide plates and upper permanent travel stops. Some of the variables include an additional pipe extension to meet the installation height requirement. The variables are fabricated from carbon steel and painted with a special paint to resist corrosion. All variable assemblies underwent a standard variable spring test prior to shipment.

G-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Chemical Plant

September 20, 2014

G-Type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Chemical Plant

PT&P designed G-Type variable spring supports for a chemical plant in Texas. The variables are comprised of two standard spring housing joined together with an intermediate bridge assembly. The bridge assembly is customized to match existing site conditions which allows for use in applications with limited space or interferences. The variables are fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. The assemblies were designed for a total operating load of 23,522 lb. with a downward design travel of 3/8″. Each assembly underwent a standard load test prior to shipment.

F-type Variable Spring Supports Designed for a Petroleum Facility

May 16, 2014

F-type Variable Spring Supports For Petroleum Facility

PT&P designs thirty F-type variables spring supports for a petroleum facility in Canada. The springs are fabricated from carbon steel and with a hot-dipped galvanized finish. The assemblies are internally guided and have a 3,455 lb. operating load. A standard travel test was conducted on the variables prior to shipment.

112 Custom Variable Springs Designed for a Furnace Application in Venezuela

December 15, 2013

112 Custom Variable Springs Designed for a Furnace Application in Venezuela

112 custom variable springs designed for a furnace application for an oil refinery in Venezuela. The furnace cans are designed from carbon steel and painted with red oxide primer to prevent corrosion when exposed to high temperatures. The sizes of these figures PTP-6 and PTP-8 range in length from 25″- 39″, with a total travel of 0.1″- 1.821″ and loads varying from 430 – 681 lb. A load test to confirm the spring rate was conducted on each assembly prior to shipment.

Variable Spring & Graphite Slide Plate Assemblies Custom Designed for Gasoline Production in Dubai

September 21, 2013

Variable Spring & Graphite Slide Plate Assemblies Custom Designed for Gasoline Production in Dubai
In eight weeks, PT&P provided a gasoline production plant in Dubai with two custom designed variable assemblies. Each assembly includes load columns, four variable spring cans, four channels, 12 plates, nine graphite slide plates and a custom designed frame. The frame allows the variable springs to work in unison to support large pipe trunnions. The top plates measure 45″ in width and 25″ in height. The variables are designed for an operating temperature of 750°F and an operating load of 3,150 lb. The assemblies are capable of 1/8″ upward movement and 1/6″ downward movement. A load test was conducted prior to shipment.




112 Variable Spring Supports for a Furnace Application

September 9, 2013

112 Variable Spring Supports for a Furnace Application

PT&P designed and fabricated 112 variable spring supports for a furnace application at an oil refinery in California. The spring cans are fabricated from carbon steel, vary from 36″ to 54″ in height and designed to operate at 400°F. The furnace cans are designed for operating loads ranging from 180 lb. to 1,400 lb. and movements from 1″ to 5″. The customer specified a custom paint system of two part iron oxide blue finish for the cans to comply with refinery conditions. Load tests were performed on the assemblies prior to shipment to determine the operating load and variability.

C-Type Variable Spring Support Assemblies Designed for an Oil Sands Mine

April 21, 2013

C-Type Variable Spring Support Assemblies Designed for an Oil Sands Mine

PTP-2 160 C-Type variable spring support assemblies were designed and fabricated for an oil sands mine in Canada. The variables are 8″-12″ diameter, 16″ to 32-1/2″ overall length, and designed for an operating load of 5590 lb. with an upwards travel of 0.787″. The variables were fabricated from carbon steel with a hot-dipped galvanized finish and standard load and travel testing was completed prior to shipment.

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