When calculating your pipe thickness, you want to take a few parameters into consideration:
At Piping Technology & Products, the term pre-insulated used in the context of pipe supports, refers to the feature of pipe shoes which allows a segment of the insulation to be incorporated into the support. This means that the insulation will be installed into position at the time of the support installation and remain in tact throughout the duration of the pipe support's lifespan.
Pre-Insulated Cryogenic Pipe Support
The most common method for supporting vertical piping would be to first weld shear lugs into position, and then utilize a riser clamp which straddles the pipe. The load is then transferred by the riser clamp’s load bolts through hanger rod connections to our supporting structure.
22″ Diameter Riser Clamps
Pipe supports can be classifiedaccording to both their level of engagement (active or passive) and function(load-bearing, guiding, or anchoring).
We designate support configurationswhose primary capabilities are always engaged as active, whereas passivesupport configurations simply follow the movement of the pipe during normaloperation. However, disturbances such as severe weather, impact, abnormalvibration or seismic events, will activate these otherwise passive supports,which then function as active anchoring devices.
Pipe support functions include loadbearing, guiding, or anchoring. A load bearing support will uphold the weightof the pipe while allowing possible movement in all three dimensions. A guidewill uphold the weight of the pipe while restricting movement in up to twodimensions. An anchor will completely restrict pipe movement in all threedimensions while bearing the weight, side, and thrust loads.
Hydraulic Snubber Assemblies – Passive Supports