In-Place Measurement of Pipe Hangers and Piping Loads
Without interrupting your operation, we can measure spring support and rigid rod loads to ensure your pipes, headers, and equipment are being supported as designed.
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Piping design is performed to ensure that pipe stresses and displacements operate with adequate safety margins. To accomplish this, the spring supports, rigid rod supports, slides, etc. must operate as modeled and as expected. Over time, changes can occur and stresses, displacements, and damage can lead to leakage, pump or equipment damage, or failure. Measurement of the pipe support loads should be a regular part of your piping maintenance.
RLM is part of a “best in class” ASME B31.1 Covered Piping System (CPS) Assessment Program.
On-Line Testing and Adjustments
Stress Engineering Services has the methods and tooling to measure piping loads and spring hanger loads under plant operating conditions. Without disconnecting supports, our system will determine the loads. These results can be used to validate and verify system performance with piping models. The hydraulic tooling can be used to load, adjust, and monitor field adjustments made to the hanger system. This allows the correct load to be applied at the hot or cold travel position.
Associated System Testing
Our tooling is also used to weigh and adjust boiler headers and components that directly influence piping loads and movement. These problems are frequently associated with symptoms of more severe piping problems. An integral part of our capability is a close working relationship with our clients and their technical staffs. We have the unique capabilities to perform in-service load determination and testing of spring hangers and other support systems. Such testing can also detect non-functional support members that show no outward sign of distress or failure. If needed, we compliment that with our piping design engineers to calculate as found stress and creep stress life, ensure safe operation, and determine optimum reinspection intervals.
Our comprehensive pipe support service offers the following advantages:
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