Re: [PipingDesign] Sloped headers

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Date: Tue Jan 15 2008 - 04:26:00 EST

Ravi - As Richard & Mandar have replied to this thread I just wanted to add a little extra - 1st - you refer to shoes / saddles - is this an alloy line? what size is the header & what are the materials / design temps? Normally - as stated in other replies - shoes are used in pipe racks for supporting piping, a vertical "trunion" does not lend itself easily to expansion, guides, & anchors (directional or fixed), Also in case of fabrication errors (it happens) a shoe is easily removed to shorten, or shimmed as required.vs. a trunion is a major headache to remove. 1 last comment - a trunion creates a natural internal corrosion point which requires a weep hole & covers a portion of the pipe which will in the future be subject to periodic wall thickness testing. I vote for shoes.

Bruce R. Raymond
Senior Design Supervisor

ravi patel <>
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[PipingDesign] Sloped headers

In the current project of a petrochemical plant, one of the senior designers had run a sloped header 120 m long on trunions of varying height. he had issued the drawing 2 months ago.

Now we have a senior checker in company, who was going through the model review.
he wants it to revise the header and run it on shoes/saddle.

I just wanted to know whether anything was wrong with using trunions. Is it fundamentally wrong to run sloped headers on trunions??



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