Standard Cryogenic Pipe Supports
Standard Cryogenic Pipe Supports include Guided, Anchor, and Sliding Types
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Standard Cold Shoe Pipe Supports
Cold Shoe Pipe Supports have a fairly standard lineup of base types:
- Resting Type: Where the shoe has no need for restraints because there will be no axial or lateral movements or loads such that shoe need only rest on top of a structural member such as a beam or concrete.
- Anchor Type: Where there is movement or loads on the pipe in either rotational, lateral or axial directions, the cold shoe must be secured (anchored) to a structural member
- Guided Type: Where there is movement in the pipe (usually Axial) that must be accommodated so guides are placed on the sides of the shoe to allow it.
- Sliding Type: When the cold shoe base must be allowed to move in some direction while atop its structural member support, then low-friction slide bearing elements are attached to the bottom of the cold shoe base and/or to the supporting structural member
Regardless of type all share a common collection of shoe base types:
Split-T Cold Shoe Base
U-Type Cold Shoe Base
Double-T Cold Shoe Base
Sliding Type Cold Shoe Base
Resting Type Cold Shoes
Any cryogenic cold shoe base can be a resting type. It merely has to sit on top of the existing structure without any other assistance.
Resting Type Cold Shoe Base 1
Resting Type Cold Shoe Base 2
Resting Type Cold Shoe Base 4
Anchor Type Cold Shoes
Anchor type cold shoes are any cold shoe that is secured to a structural member in order to restrain the support from moving in a particular direction. As with the resting type cold shoe, any cryogenic cold shoe base can be an anchor type. It merely has to be restrained of movement by attaching the shoe to a structural member by way of welding or fasteners, or the addition of guide stops.
Anchor Type Cold Shoe with Guide Stops Frontal View
Anchor Type Cold Shoe with Guide Stops Side View
Anchor Type Cold Shoe with Guide Stops Iso View
Guided Type Cold Shoes
Guided Type cold shoes are ones where, most often, axial movement must be accommodated or also to prevent lateral motion of the pipe. As with the resting and anchor types cold shoes, any cryogenic cold shoe base can be a guided type. It merely has to be restrained of lateral movement by attaching, most often, a cut piece of angle to the structural member on either side of the shoe base.
Guided Pipe Shoe Frontal View
Guided Pipe Shoe Side View
Guided Pipe Shoe Iso View
Sliding Cold Shoes
Any cryogenic cold shoe base can be a sliding type cold shoe. In these cases a low-friction slide bearing is attached to the bottom of the shoe base and a complimentary one attached to the structural member. Slide bearings are typically PTFE, graphite, or polished stainless steel.