Pipe Hangers and Conduit Hangers Information Pipe hangers and pipe supports are used to support hanging pipe.  They include clevis hangers, beam clamps, pipe clamps, brackets and pipe straps. Types Common hanger types include band hangers, clevis hangers, j-hangers, roller hangers, split ring hangers, spring hangers and u-hangers.  A band hanger is a type of pipe hanger that supports the pipe on a continuous strap of metal whose ends are joined at the top by a supporting rod. This...
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We asked our users for their input on Pipe Hangers and Conduit Hangers. Here are the results of 77 users familiar with Pipe Hangers and Conduit Hangers.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing pipe hanger and pipe support design?
9 answers
Answers:
LISEGA's free LICAD Software has speeded the process of design and the selection of the components in the load chain to the point where it is rapidly being incorporated into the EPC's process.
~Marketing/Sales, Newport, TN
More advanced design software offers lighter, stronger, less expensive solutions. Newly approved materials allow for more exotic applications, for example, high temperature installations.
~Stephanie V, Nuclear Sales Engineer, Kodak, TN
Software tools that helps you determine the correct size/choice of type.
~Johan K, Project Manager, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Modularity and flexibility are the key to pipe hangers.
~Engineering, Consulting, Chandigarh, India
Different stress analysis software.
~Bibhas D, Detail egg. 3D modeling of plant., Mumbai, India
Modular steel piping supports
~Howard Pham, Marketing/Sales, Vietnam, Vietnam
AutoCAD Piping support Tech
~Sejati Sembiring, Engineer, Batam, Indonesia
Liners
~Pravin P, Marketing/Sales, Houston, TX
HDPE
~KITHSIRI S, Project Manager, Gampaha, Sri Lanka

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative pipe hangers and pipe supports?
11 answers
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Without a doubt LISEGA has the most innovative hangers and supports. Most other manufacturers have simply copied the old Grinnell designs dating back to the 1920's. LISEGA has a patented constant hanger that truly remains constant throughout its travel range, and the vast range of load adjustability at the site allows it to be adapted to future site changes without having to be replaced. In addition, they have many unique clamp designs that are both stronger and lighter than competitive designs.
~Marketing/Sales, Newport, TN
I design custom hangers for large diameter pipes, and have copyrighted my own designs for smaller diameter.
~Engineering, Consulting, Chandigarh, India
LISEGA, the world's largest pipe support manufacturer.
~Stephanie V, Nuclear Sales Engineer, Kodak, TN
Pipingtechnology US
~Engineering, Process/Production, Kuala Lumpur., Malaysia
Myrex Industries
~Pravin P, Marketing/Sales, Houston, TX
Gas companies
~David M, Field superintendent, Canton, OH
Agaki, Globle
~KITHSIRI S, Project Manager, Gampaha, Sri Lanka
PT&P company
~Sejati Sembiring, Engineer, Batam, Indonesia
Weicco India
~Engineering, Design, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bernecker
~Howard Pham, Marketing/Sales, Vietnam, Vietnam
Mupro
~Johan K, Project Manager, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

Applications and UseTop

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that pipe hangers and pipe supports have been used for.
9 answers
Answers:
Special shock absorbers for the Golden Gate Bridge repair project. Architectural features that provide strength with mConnect threaded rod components.
~Stephanie V, Nuclear Sales Engineer, Kodak, TN
Rail tracks are held in position with restraint like supports allowing some vertical and lateral movement as train rolls over them.
~Bibhas D, Detail egg. 3D modeling of plant., Mumbai, India
The most unique application I have seen is one used in lieu of a cherry picker to remove engines from cars.
~Marketing/Sales, Newport, TN
Making a construction for shelves at home in a food cabinet.
~Johan K, Project Manager, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Used them for FRL and FMS in CA pipes.
~Engineering, Consulting, Chandigarh, India
Handy made products
~Howard Pham, Marketing/Sales, Vietnam, Vietnam
Fire piping line
~Sejati Sembiring, Engineer, Batam, Indonesia
GI sheet bands.
~KITHSIRI S, Project Manager, Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Only rare cases
~Engineering, Other, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of pipe hangers and pipe supports?
5 answers
Answers:
In cooling applications in a freezer cell hanging pipes under a hanger. The moisture in the air condensates on the hanger and drips through the isolation. The condensate causes strong corrosion on the metal pipes. In these applications it is better (a must) to place the pipes on a support avoiding condensate dripping in the isolation.
~Johan K, Project Manager, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Due to wrong selection and implementation of hangers and supports pipes get out of supports laterally. Also shoes get out of supports and restrict return of pipes when pipe contracts. This can result in load on pipe and puncturing/rupturing of pipe and based on size and service can result in a disaster.
~Bibhas D, Detail egg. 3D modeling of plant., Mumbai, India
Forgetting to unblock springs after hydrostatic testing has caused problems with localized pipe stresses. Improper installation has caused major damage to piping and insulation.
~Stephanie V, Nuclear Sales Engineer, Kodak, TN
Yes , by selecting without standards and short cut .
~Sejati Sembiring, Engineer, Batam, Indonesia
Pipe shrinkages
~Howard Pham, Marketing/Sales, Vietnam, Vietnam

Q:
What pipe hangers and pipe supports have you used?
24 answers
Answers:
LISEGA snubbers, struts, constant springs, variable springs, static supports, clamps, straps, whip restraints, u-bolts, guides, box frames, weldments, threaded rods and connecting components
~Stephanie V, Nuclear Sales Engineer, Kodak, TN
Spring hanger ,hannger supports clamped without spring, resting supports, guide and anchor supports according to line pressureand span .
~Engineering, Other, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Grinnel, Sarathi. Constant load and varing load both. Supports types Guide and restraints, Anchors, resting and hanging.
~Bibhas D, Detail egg. 3D modeling of plant., Mumbai, India
Steel clevis, ADJ Steel band, Steel turnbuckle, Steel double bolt, Ubolt, ADJ roller, pipe roll, many other
~Edwin Reyes, Engineering Consultant, Maracibo, Venezuela
We are dealing with variable spring hanger, Constant spring hanger, Rigid hangers, Snubbers etc.
~Engineering, Design, Gurgaon, India
Clevis hangers,u-strap ,rubber inserts type, split clamp hangers wall bracket type hangers
~Engineering, Design, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Anvil (Grinnell) Lisega Bergen-Paterson Carpenter-Paterson Marovato Fronek
~Engineering, Design, New York, NY
Adjustable Pipe Supports,Pipe Clamps,Pipe Saddles,Pipe Shields,Pipe Racks
~Pravin P, Marketing/Sales, Houston, TX
Clevis,trapeeze,gripple,strut,almost any kind used in mechanical work
~Project Management, Waveland, MS
No matter the ones that in compliance with the codes I'm using
~Engineering, Consulting, Guadalupe, El Alto, Costa Rica
Spring type support, pipe shoe , pipe hanger , dummy support ,
~Sejati Sembiring, Engineer, Batam, Indonesia
Most of all types on ships and on refrigerated stores ashore
~Sarwat A, Engineering Consultant, Alexandria, Egypt
Steel Pipe Hangers for Compressed Air and Fuel Pipes
~Engineering, Consulting, Chandigarh, India
Dummy legs spring cans guides and anchors
~Mike K, Engineer, Bay City, TX
All types pertaining to industrial HVAC.
~Other, Mountainside, NJ
Mupro, Flamco, Isolperfect
~Johan K, Project Manager, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Constant and variable
~Engineering, Process/Production, Kuala Lumpur., Malaysia
On study progress
~Howard Pham, Marketing/Sales, Vietnam, Vietnam
Only LISEGA
~Marketing/Sales, Newport, TN
E z lines
~David M, Field superintendent, Canton, OH
Constant
~Engineering, Design, Lima, Peru
TAYLOR
~Marketing/Sales, PRINCE ALBERT, Canada
Globle
~KITHSIRI S, Project Manager, Gampaha, Sri Lanka
Weico
~Project Management, Doha, Qatar

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for these products?
9 answers
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Like sealed bearings if "sealed spring boxes" type hangers. Observation is that springs need maintenance against rusting, and they get stuck in a position and the hanger just does not work.
~Bibhas D, Detail egg. 3D modeling of plant., Mumbai, India
Reliability, life of plant quality, easy installation, easy maintenance, lightweight
~Stephanie V, Nuclear Sales Engineer, Kodak, TN
Maybe something that shows the spring needs to changed.
~Engineering, Process/Production, Kuala Lumpur., Malaysia
Oil and gas transmission transportation applications
~Pravin P, Marketing/Sales, Houston, TX
My profession is only installation as per design
~Engineering, Other, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Quick installation and sleekness of design.
~Engineering, Consulting, Chandigarh, India
Easy and connected to AutoCAD system.
~Sejati Sembiring, Engineer, Batam, Indonesia
Flexible and cost saving
~Howard Pham, Marketing/Sales, Vietnam, Vietnam
Low cost
~KITHSIRI S, Project Manager, Gampaha, Sri Lanka

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using pipe hangers and pipe supports?
6 answers
Answers:
Don't use all-thread hangers. They tend to fall off over the years. Use dummy legs resting on structural steel. Seal weld pipe shoes to prevent crevice corrosion that you get when you skip weld. Don't clamp on pipe shoes or hangers because it sets up crevice corrosion.
~Mike K, Engineer, Bay City, TX
Try to understand functioning of hangers for proper selection of them. Keep in mind maintaining them is equally important after installing, and importance of restraint and guide and anchor type of support supplementing hangers.
~Bibhas D, Detail egg. 3D modeling of plant., Mumbai, India
Price is important, but do not forget about the long term costs associated with product reliability, maintenance, installation, and the ability of the pipe support vendor to provide the support you need, when you need it.
~Stephanie V, Nuclear Sales Engineer, Kodak, TN
Compatible software implementation, PDS and PDMS, labeled items, Load and temperature capacity, flexible installation, Bolt and clamped without welding, coating, save time and cost for longer lasting.
~Howard Pham, Marketing/Sales, Vietnam, Vietnam
Choose at forehand some sizes that will do the job. Avoid using all the sizes available in the documentation. You will be killed by that.
~Johan K, Project Manager, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Must select suitable interval.
~KITHSIRI S, Project Manager, Gampaha, Sri Lanka

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of pipe hangers and pipe supports?
4 answers
Answers:
Some hangers are factory set with some pins which need to be removed before putting hanger into service. If not removed, the hanger just does not work.
~Bibhas D, Detail egg. 3D modeling of plant., Mumbai, India
Talk to your vendors about appropriate selection methods. Some vendors provide complimentary selection software as a reference tool.
~Stephanie V, Nuclear Sales Engineer, Kodak, TN
Standardize on as little variety of parts as possible.
~Johan K, Project Manager, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Use the free LICAD software from LISEGA.
~Marketing/Sales, Newport, TN


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