Basics Notes on Pipe Supports - Download PDF

Pipe Supports
  • A Pipe Support is a device designed to carry the weight of the pipe, any in line equipment and the material in the pipe over a defined span.
  • Pipe supports used in high or low temperature applications may contain insulation materials.
  • The overall design configuration of a pipe support assembly is dependent on the loading and operating conditions.

Pipe Supports Applications
  • Absorb System Weight
  • Reduce - Longitudinal Pipe Stress, Pipe Sag, End Point reaction Loads.
  • Control, Limit, Redirect thermal Movement - Reduce thermal stress, Reduce the loads on equipment connections.
  • Absorb Imposed Loads - Wind, Earthquake, Water Hammer, Flow Induced- Vibrations.

Types of Pipe Supports ?
  • The Primary Pipe Supports systems are those supports that are a part of the infrastructure and fall under the prime responsibility of the structural department. Ex- Pipe Sleepers, Pipe Racks.
  • The Secondary Pipe Supports systems are more a part of the piping systems and as such fall under the prime responsibility of the piping department. Ex- Anchors, Guides, Shoes.

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