Manufacturing

Manufacturing Overview

Rilco Manufacturing

Facilities

Our production shops total approximately 120,000 square feet of manufacturing space and with the present plans for expansion we will be doubling our facilities to over 400,000 square feet.  We have divided each of our current facilities into functional areas:

  1. Insulation Shop
  2. Steel Fabrication Shop
  3. Variable/Constant Spring Shop
  4. Assembly Floor

Production Capabilities

Pre-Insulated Pipe Support Designs & Insulations:

Insulation Options Designs
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • Calcium Silicate (high and low density)
  • Pyrogel® X-TE
  • Cryogel® Z
  • Foamglas®
  • Armaflex
  • Mineral Wool
  • Permali
  • High/Low Temperature Composite
  • Shoes for pipe diameters up to 82 inches (for larger sizes contact sales@rilco.com)
  • Resting, guided, and axial stop support designs
  • Support construction of stainless steel, low and intermediate alloy, and carbon steels

Fabricated Pipe Supports Equipment

  • Press Brake (2)
    • 16 ft and 700 ton capacity
  • Plate Roll
    • ¼ inch thick, 4 feet wide
    • ½ inch thick, 5 feet wide
    • 1 ½ inch thick, 4 feet wide
  • Plate Shears (1) – ½ inch thick, 10 feet wide
  • Saw (4) – 24 x 24 inch capacity
  • Iron Worker (2) – 100 ton capacity
  • Plasma / Oxy Fuel Burner (3) – 12 x 40 feet
  • Waterjet (1)

Variable Springs, Constant Springs, Rigid Hangers, and RCR constants

  • Variable and Constant Springs are manufactured to the equivalent of Grinnell’s functionality and dimensionality
  • Standard and Special-Order pipe clamps can be manufactured up to 82 inches in diameter
  • CNC Lathe
  • CNC Mill (2)

Slide Plate Options

  • Teflon
  • Stainless Steel
  • Graphite
  • UHMW

Quality

We are firmly committed to achieving excellence in both product quality and customer service.  Our Quality Assurance Program details the stringent procedures and inspection guidelines we adhere to in order to comply with all applicable codes/standards (this includes additional requirements stipulated by our clients).  This program ensures that all Rilco products are manufactured, inspected, and tested in accordance with specifications governing contract documents, codes, and standards.

Rilco’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001.

Industrial Standards Rilco Complies with

  • ANSI / ASME B31.1
  • ANSI / ASME B31.3
  • ASTM C585
  • ASTM E96
  • ASTM CI77-85
  • ASTM D1621
  • Manufacturer Standardization Society SP-58 / SP-69 / SP-89
  • ASME Section IX
  • CSA Standard W47.1
  • CSA Standard W47.2
  • CSA Standard W186
  • AWS D1.1
  • AWS D1.6
  • ISPM
  • CWB

Supplier Relations

We conduct extensive research when deciding on our material suppliers.  We strive to ensure that we order the best valued materials that meet the pipe support industry standards, as well as our clients’ specifications.

Packing & Shipping

Prior to packaging & shipping each unit is approved by our Quality Assurance Personnel.  Each completed product is transferred to a pallet or crate depending on the proper protection for transportation.  All products are affixed with a 4” x 4” bar-coded label made of polyester and attached with maximum strength adhesive in order to withstand extreme outdoor conditions in the field.

Each bar-code is embedded with data that facilitates the receiving process after delivery.  The data includes:

  • Client Name
  • Purchase Order Number
  • Client Item Number
  • Client Mark Number in Barcode (Internationally recognized code 128, ASCII characters)
  • Unit’s Brief Description
  • Rilco Order Number
  • Rilco Contact Information

Once all appropriate packaging preparations have been made the Rilco shipping department will contact the client’s authorized shipper and arrange for pickup.