There are a number of typical pipe supports that can be installed to support dead weight loads, and restrain the pipe for thermal and dynamic loads. Pipe is rested on or secured to a support member usually of a standard structural shape like I-beam, wide flange beam, angle, channel etc.
Pipe supports and hangers are equipments which transfer the loads from the pipe or the structural attachment to the supporting structure or equipment. It include celvis hangers, rod hangers, spring hangers( it is also known as “ไม้แขวนเสื้อไม้แขวนเสื้อไม้แขวนเสื้อไม้แขวนเสื้อสปริง“ in the Thai language) , sway braces, turnbuckles, struts, anchors, saddles, rollers, brackets, and sliding supports.
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selection of the pipe supports
The design configuration of a pipe support is reliant according to the loading conditions and pipe support location and is only limited by the imagination of the engineer and designer, as thousands of different designs have been used for specific purposes. Also, cost-effective selection of pipe supports for different piping systems usually presents obstacles of different degrees.
Types of loads pipe supports can carry:
- Dead Weight
- Internal / External Pressure
- Secondary Loads
- Occasional Loads
In addition, Support places are dependent on many factors, such as pipe size, piping configuration, the location of heavy attachments such as valves and fittings, etc. The selected type of pipe support must be capable of accommodating movements.
However, it is suggested to select first the simpler or basic rigid pipe support type. Thus, it is better to use more simpler and economical types that satisfy the design requirements than more complex ones.