Point of Contact Pipe Lifters

Point of Contact Pipe Lifters

Corrosion at pipe support contact points create a major challenge in many terminals, refineries and petrochemical plants. Much of the piping that was installed over time was laid directly on the beam. Over time, rust accumulates where the pipe touches the beam, regardless of how good the surface preparation was. At one refinery in the […]

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EZE Turn Portable Valve Actuator

EZE Turn Portable Valve Actuator

We’ve got your back! SMP brings you the safest and easiest way to turn difficult multi-turn valves in your facility. With the EZE Turn portable valve actuator, operations personnel can fully open or close long-winded valves in less time and with considerably less effort than turning by hand. Simply hook up the included air filter […]

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Big Flanges, Big Solutions

Big Flanges, Big Solutions

Big Problem In general, the larger the set of flanges, the more difficult they are to spread. As an example, 24” 1500 Series flanges are 8” thick. Factor in the wall thickness of the piping along with a short pipe run into a header, and you’ll have some serious rigidity to deal with. When it […]

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Big Flanges, Big Solutions

In general, the larger the set of flanges, the more difficult they are to spread. As an example, 24” 1500 Series flanges are 8” thick. Factor in the wall thickness of the piping, along with a short pipe run into a header, and you have some serious rigidity to deal with. When it comes to […]

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Flange Maintenance Solutions

Flange Maintenance Solutions

Spreading flanges, as well as aligning the bolt holes on flanges can be fraught with challenges. Whether you are in a refinery, petrochemical plant, midstream operation, water-wastewater plant, offshore production platform, or anywhere flanges are found, no two sets of companion flanges are the same.   Flanges can be different diameters and different series depending […]

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Lifting Pipe off a Beam

There are several reasons for lifting pipe off of a beam in a pipe rack, with corrosion prevention being the most common. Right where the pipe touches the beam, water can hide and create corrosion, so many refineries and chemical plants install I-Rods for the pipe to sit on to mitigate corrosion. Before installing the […]

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