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Title: Pipe support for use in a nuclear system

Abstract

A pipe support for high temperature, thin-walled vertical piping runs used in a nuclear system. A cylindrical pipe transition member, having the same inside diameter as the thin-walled piping, replaces a portion of the piping where support is desired. The outside diameter of the pipe transition member varies axially along its vertical dimension. For a section of the axial length adjacent the upper and lower terminations of the pipe transition member, the outside diameter is the same as the outside diameter of the thin-walled piping to which it is affixed. Intermediate of the termination sections, the outside diameter increases from the top of the member to the bottom. Adjacent the lower termination section, the diameter abruptly becomes the same as the piping. Thus, the cylindrical transition member is formed to have a generally triangular shaped cross-section along the axial dimension. Load-bearing insulation is installed next to the periphery of the member and is kept in place by an outer ring clamp. The outer ring clamp is connected to pipe hangers, which provide the desired support for the vertical thin-walled piping runs.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Greensburg, PA
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862914
Patent Number(s):
4046169
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16L - PIPES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
E(11-1)-2395
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pipe; support; nuclear; temperature; thin-walled; vertical; piping; runs; cylindrical; transition; inside; diameter; replaces; portion; desired; outside; varies; axially; dimension; section; axial; length; adjacent; upper; terminations; affixed; intermediate; termination; sections; increases; top; bottom; abruptly; formed; triangular; shaped; cross-section; load-bearing; insulation; installed; periphery; kept; outer; clamp; connected; hangers; provide; pipe support; axial length; outside diameter; inside diameter; piping runs; thin-walled piping; vertical dimension; shaped cross-section; triangular shape; /138/248/376/976/

Citation Formats

Pollono, Louis P, and Mello, Raymond M. Pipe support for use in a nuclear system. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Pollono, Louis P, & Mello, Raymond M. Pipe support for use in a nuclear system. United States.
Pollono, Louis P, and Mello, Raymond M. Sat . "Pipe support for use in a nuclear system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862914.
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title = {Pipe support for use in a nuclear system},
author = {Pollono, Louis P and Mello, Raymond M},
abstractNote = {A pipe support for high temperature, thin-walled vertical piping runs used in a nuclear system. A cylindrical pipe transition member, having the same inside diameter as the thin-walled piping, replaces a portion of the piping where support is desired. The outside diameter of the pipe transition member varies axially along its vertical dimension. For a section of the axial length adjacent the upper and lower terminations of the pipe transition member, the outside diameter is the same as the outside diameter of the thin-walled piping to which it is affixed. Intermediate of the termination sections, the outside diameter increases from the top of the member to the bottom. Adjacent the lower termination section, the diameter abruptly becomes the same as the piping. Thus, the cylindrical transition member is formed to have a generally triangular shaped cross-section along the axial dimension. Load-bearing insulation is installed next to the periphery of the member and is kept in place by an outer ring clamp. The outer ring clamp is connected to pipe hangers, which provide the desired support for the vertical thin-walled piping runs.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

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