Pipe Support Engineering & Design - June

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This presentation will cover pipe support design, 3D modeling, Finite Element Analysis, special stress and thermal cases, along with the unique cases that brought on new pipe support designs. Increase your understanding of the value-added services that are offered by PT&P, and rest assured that your Engineering and Design needs can be covered by our 24x7 web-based emergency services, providing field service, and quick-turn around time when you need it most. We look forward to having you join us for this complimentary presentation on Engineering and Design of Pipe Supports.

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Pipe Support Engineering & Design - June

  1. 1. PIPING TECHNOLOGY & PRODUCTS, INC. Pipe Support Engineering & Design Webinar Attention Attendees : to listen to the audio portion, check that your speakers or headset are on and turned up OR dial the number and use the access code listed in your confirmation email. Attention P.E.’s : this Webinar is worth 1 PDH credit for TX P.E.’s (send request to [email_address] )
  2. 2. Presenter Jerry Godina Lead Pipe Support Designer
  3. 3. PT&P Subsidiaries Fronek Anchor Darling Ent., Inc. ASME Nuclear Qualified Pipe Shields, Inc. ISO 9001-2008 Certified Sweco Fab, Inc . ASME U-Stamp R-Stamp PIPING TECHNOLOGY & PRODUCTS, INC. Member of MSS, SPED, APFA, U.S. Bellows, Inc. Member of EJMA
  4. 4. Certifications <ul><li>ASME U-Stamp </li></ul><ul><li>ASME R-Stamp </li></ul><ul><li>ASME NS Certified </li></ul><ul><li>EJMA Member </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 9001:2000 Certified </li></ul><ul><li>Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by City of Houston </li></ul><ul><li>Houston Minority Business Council (HMBC) </li></ul>
  5. 5. PT&P People <ul><li>Over 700 Employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sales, Engineering, Office Administration, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Marketing, Accounting, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources include 75 Engineers & Designers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Ph.D.’s </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Manufacturing Facility <ul><li>Houston, Texas, USA </li></ul><ul><li>450,000 square feet covered shop space </li></ul><ul><li>35 acre property </li></ul><ul><li>Located near Port of Houston for convenient shipping around the world </li></ul>
  7. 7. Engineering & Design Technical Capabilities <ul><li>Engineering and Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Piping, Pipe Support and Structural Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D Modeling Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pipe Stress Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Caesar II </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STAAD II </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finite Element Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special Stress/Thermal Problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pro/E for 3-D Part Design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ANSYS for Mesh Generation + Analysis + Results Analysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Testing </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Engineering & Manufacturing Overall Work Process Flow Model Quote Sweco Fab U.S. Bellows PT&P Anchor/Darling Pipe Shields Engineering Manufacturing Detail Planning Cut Fab Painting & Galvanizing Assembly Layout & Assembly Pack & Ship
  9. 9. Engineering & Design Engineering Work Process – Pipe Support Quote Engineering Manufacturing Isometric Drawings Empirical Calculations and STAAD Analysis Load & Displacement Tables In-House Developed Software PT&P U.S. Bellows Sweco Fab Pipe Shields Anchor/Darling 3D Modeling, Stress Analysis and FEA Field Testing AutoCAD Drawing and Electronic Data Interchange
  10. 10. Engineering & Design STAAD Analysis
  11. 11. Engineering & Design Technical Capabilities – 3D Modeling 3D Models Designed and Generated for Electronic Interference Check Variable Springs Pipe Clamp Guides Constant Springs
  12. 12. Engineering & Design Technical Capabilities – EDI <ul><li>Tags, Quantities </li></ul><ul><li>Priced Packing Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Drawings (Electronic Transmittal) </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling/Shipping Updates </li></ul>EDI - Electronic Data Interchange
  13. 13. Engineering & Design Detail Drawing – Pipe Support
  14. 14. Early Design of the Variable Spring Engineering & Design Case Studies – New Spring Hanger “Bolted Design” Solution : New “bolted design” made it possible to finish all welding prior to galvanizing Case : How to increase the life span of a spring support
  15. 15. Engineering & Design Case Studies: Corrosion Prevention Hot Dip Galvanizing Combination of the Three Four Methods of Corrosion Prevention Painting Zinc Coatings
  16. 16. Engineering & Design Case Studies – “Mini” Big Ton Springs Solution : Use a multiple spring coil arrangement with smaller, shorter coils used in parallel. Case : A standard variable spring using a single coil could not be used due to height restrictions. 2 Coils 4 Coils
  17. 17. <ul><li>Big Ton T Upthrust Constants </li></ul><ul><li>Load: 75,000 lb. </li></ul><ul><li>Total Travel: 5&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 16.5&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Big Ton D Upthrust Constants </li></ul><ul><li>Load: 50,022 lb. </li></ul><ul><li>Total Travel: 4 &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Height: 26&quot; </li></ul>Engineering & Design Case Studies – Big Ton Upthrust Constants Solutions : 1. Immediate research and design 2. Retrofit of new PT&P product Case : A customer needed a support for a vessel, but had very limited space available Constants Installed at Petrochemical Plant
  18. 18. Engineering & Design Technical Capabilities – Clamp Calculator Manual Clamp Calculations <ul><li>3-Bolt Pipe Clamp </li></ul><ul><li>Load: 20,000 lb. </li></ul><ul><li>Pipe Size: 20&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Operating Temp: 650 °F </li></ul>
  19. 19. Engineering & Design Technical Capabilities – Clamp Calculator Example <ul><li>3-Bolt Pipe Clamp </li></ul><ul><li>Load: 20,000 lb. </li></ul><ul><li>Pipe Size: 20&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Operating Temp: 650 °F </li></ul>
  20. 20. Engineering & Design Technical Capabilities – FEA Finite Element Analysis ProEngineer, PT/Modeler, Cosmos/M, ANSYS, etc.
  21. 21. Engineering & Design Technical Capabilities – FEA Finite Element Analysis of 27' x 16' x 21 ' Structural Frame Frame in Preparation for Fit-up FEA of Lifting Lug Base in Fabrication Process Structure Base in Painting Phase
  22. 22. Engineering & Design Case Studies – Transition Piece FEA (continued) Case : To determine the need for stiffeners in highest stress area
  23. 23. Engineering & Design Case Studies – Transition Piece FEA (continued) Case : To determine the need for stiffeners in highest stress area (continued) Figure 1 Illustration of Pressures and Displacements Internal Pressure = 18.7 PSI Figure 2 Stress Plot #1 Internal Pressure = 18.7 PSI Figure 3 Stress Plot #2 Internal Pressure = 18.7 PSI Figure 4 Displacement Plot #1 Internal Pressure = 18.7 PSI
  24. 24. Engineering & Design Case Studies – Transition Piece FEA (continued) Case : To determine the need for stiffeners in highest stress area (continued) Figure 5 Illustration of Pressures and Displacements External Pressure = 15 PSI Figure 6 Stress Plot #1 External Pressure = 15 PSI Figure 7 Stress Plot #2 External Pressure = 15 PSI Figure 8 Displacement Plot #2 External Pressure = 15 PSI Solution : Finite Element Analysis determined that stiffeners are unnecessary and yield a savings of $30,000
  25. 25. <ul><li>Case : It was necessary to increase the lifespan of an expansion joint for a coal-fired power plant </li></ul><ul><li>Solution : Designed a self-cleaning slip-type expansion joint </li></ul>Slip-Type Expansion Joint Engineering & Design Case Studies – Expansion Joint Pressure Test
  26. 26. <ul><li>Case : Improper caulking compound selected for the application </li></ul>5800 Test Facility 5800C Engineering & Design Case Studies – Selection of Caulking Compound Solution : Tested original compound (5800) and the suggested compound (5800C) to determine the temperature at which each compound began to melt.
  27. 27. Engineering & Design Case Studies – Amount of Ice Formation on Un-Insulated Pipe Case : To determine the amount of ice formation on an un-insulated pipe operating at cryogenic temperatures. Perspective View of the Test Facility
  28. 28. Engineering & Design Case Studies – Amount of Ice Formation on Un-Insulated Pipe (continued) After filling the pipe with liquid Nitrogen, the pipe’s surface temperature started to fall exponentially with time. It took almost 20 hours to reach a steady state with small variations following a trend similar to that of the ambient temperature variations during day and night.
  29. 29. <ul><li>Case : Limited use of graphite and temperature limits of PTFE, 25% Glass Filled for use in merchant plants </li></ul><ul><li> Solution : Development of stainless steel encased Marinite to reduce heat gradient & withstand transients </li></ul>Graphite was not strong enough to withstand water hammer in this application The Marinite insulator assembly allows the use of PTFE, 25% glass filled, as the sliding surface for lines with high operating temperatures and high dynamic loading Not bonded PTFE, 25% glass filled material was not protected from high temperatures Engineering & Design Case Studies – Slide Plates
  30. 30. Engineering & Design Case Studies – Pipe Shoes vs. Spring Supports Case : The type of supports used on this line were not effective and needed service often Solution : Changed to a combination of hanging supports and clamp-on shoes
  31. 31. <ul><li>Case : Over 116 hot shoes for various sizes of large bore high energy steam lines failed twice causing the Energy Center to completely shut down. </li></ul>Engineering & Design Case Studies – New Patent for High Temperature Supports
  32. 32. Engineering & Design Case Studies – New Patent for High Temperature Supports (continued) Solution : PT&P designed special clamp shoes that would dissipate heat and preserve the integrity of the PTFE, 25% glass filled slide plates from thermal damage. - The line temperatures ranged from 650°F to 1100°F. - PT&P performed full EPC services and manufactured all of the supports for this project. - Finite Element Analysis was also performed. Finite Element Analysis
  33. 33. Engineering & Design Case Studies – New Patent for High Temperature Supports (continued) Restoration of insulation after installation of new shoes Steam lines after installation of PT&P’s newly designed shoes
  34. 34. Cold Shoe Testing Constant Testing Value-added Services Various Product Testing Marinite Slide Plate Testing Spring Load Testing Anchor Shoe Testing
  35. 35. Value-added Services On-site Field Services <ul><li>On-site installation guidance </li></ul><ul><li>On-site inspection/maintenance of pipe supports </li></ul><ul><li>On-site snubber inspection </li></ul><ul><li>A system of stock standard Items </li></ul><ul><li>“ On-call” engineering team </li></ul><ul><li>Available 24x7 </li></ul>PT&P’s “On-call” engineering team guarantees a response time of 30 minutes
  36. 36. Inventory & Stocking Capacity <ul><li>> 30,000 spring coils </li></ul><ul><li>> 1 million Lb. of standard items </li></ul><ul><li>Full year supply of beam, angle, plates, rods…etc. </li></ul>At Piping Technology & Products, we stock:
  37. 37. www.pipingtech.com Fatigue Testing Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints FEA: Plate Thickness and Pipe Stress Inspection and Maintenance of Supports Value-added Services Technical Information
  38. 38. Value-added Services Weekly Newsletter <ul><li>Product of the Week: - Featured Products with Pictures and Project Details </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar Registration: - Details on Upcoming Webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Access to PT&P’s: - Online Quote System - Emergency Service - Online Catalogs - Downloadable Software </li></ul>E-NEWS
  39. 39. Thank You for Joining PT&P’s Engineering & Design Webinar Please send any additional questions or inquiries to [email_address] Useful Links: <ul><li>Online Quote: www.pipingtech.com/quote </li></ul><ul><li>Online Catalog: www.pipingtech.com/catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Webinars: www.pipingtech.com/ webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.pipesupportsblog.com </li></ul>

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