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supporting of small bore SS pipes

supporting of small bore SS pipes

(OP)
Dear friends,

Do we need using wear pads for locating un-insulated 1 1/2" and 2" S.S pipes on a piperack or bracket?
I think galvanic corrosion will damage pipe and support if we don't use wear pad. However welding of wear pad to 1 1/2" and 2" pipes is difficult. what do you use for this kind of pipes?

RE: supporting of small bore SS pipes

Clamp-on shoe.

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RE: supporting of small bore SS pipes

(OP)
Clamp-shoe does not use for this kind of pipes. Clamp-shoe uses for supporting of Galvanized or nonmetalic pipes.

RE: supporting of small bore SS pipes

Well then...

Why?

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RE: supporting of small bore SS pipes

BradSmith ... Your response appears to be arrogant, and misguided.

Clamp-on shoes are indeed very commonly used for small bore stainless steel pipes.

Alternatively there are various plastic composite block type supports available on the market.

RE: supporting of small bore SS pipes

C2it,
Agree with you. Clamp-on shoes are used on SS pipes. It is common practice to isolate the shoe from the pipe using Tico (or similar) thin strips to prevent galvanic corrosion. And as you say if the pipes are very small plastic composite blocks can be used.

RE: supporting of small bore SS pipes

DSB123,

Cheers.

I do alot of work in the Norwegian sector and the preference there these days, is to make small shoes and clamps from stainless. Quite frequently frames are also statinless.

Ker-ching !!

RE: supporting of small bore SS pipes

(OP)
Thanks friends for your responses.
But using wear pad and bearing plates are common than clamp-shoe supports. do u agree with me?

RE: supporting of small bore SS pipes

BradSmith,

No I don't agree with you. Wear pads need welding to pipe, underhand welding if fitted in situ, which welders don't like.

Clamped supports have many benefits and provided they are not generally used for line-stops or guides, no disadvantages.

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