CPA is supplying 500 cryogenic pipe supports (or ‘cold shoes’) to a natural gas liquefaction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal being developed in the USA. The project will have a production capacity of 20 million metric tons per annum (Mtpa).

The cold shoes will support pipe sizes ranging from 4” to 36”. The cold shoes incorporate between 1 and 3 layers of high density polyurethane foam (HD PUF) which acts as an effective cryogenic insulating and load bearing medium. The HD PUF layers are stepped in order to prevent cold transfer and also to match up to the pipe line insulation.

The cold shoes are painted in-house as per the client’s specification. The 5th photo shows the steel cradles hanging in our paint spray booth.

In the final photo, the cold shoe is assembled around a pipe spool in order to check fit up to the pipe as part of the inspection and quality assurance process.

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