Struts are linear articulated supports characterized by their high rigidity that restrict the movement of pipe in their axis direction.
As with hydraulic shock arrestors, they can be installed in any position with relation to the pipe depending on the direction of the movement that they are designed to restrict. They connect to the adjacent structure by the use of special beam attachments (“rear bracket”), and they connect to the supported pipe with dynamic clamps (option 1) or with highly rigid plate clamps (option 3). They can also be used for supporting equipment or to connect with trunnions or welded shoes by the use of a rear bracket on the supporting end (option 2).
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Step 1: Enter basic data
- First of all, select ‘Strut‘ on ‘Type of Support’ combo box.
- Define ‘Single/Double Type’ configuration (if double, select how you will enter loads on ‘Load Calculations’ field, by support or spring)
- Enter ‘Operational Load (Hot Load)’ value.
- Enter ‘Vertical Movement (+/-)’ value. Positive or negative values are allowed.
To be completed.