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LOAD AND DEFLECTION OBSERVATION OF PIPE SUPPORTS AT AMBIENT AND OPERATIONAL TEMPERATURE

March 19, 2020

Rilco pipe supports are designed to withstand the process application load as well as the additional load caused by the process pipe temperature. The supports are installed with the initial preload on the bolts, which increases with rising temperature.
This experiment was performed to witness the actual forces exerted by the Belleville washers, as well as the deflection, both at ambient process operational temperature.

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