U-bolts, U-bolts, U-bolts!
CPA is supplying 6,000 insulated U-bolts to an offshore grid connection system in Europe which connects directly to offshore wind turbines.
The insulating/isolating material is a synthetic rubber which strong, resilient, and achieves an extremely high performance in the reduction of noise and vibration in pipework. It also has an outstanding resistance to a wide range of chemicals (including acids, alkalis, fats, oils, greases and solvents). Furthermore, it has advantageous physical properties including tear and abrasion resistance, ozone and weathering.
In these video, the u-bolts are being wrapped and packed in preparation for shipment.
CPA is supplying over 2,000 cryogenic supports (or ‘cold shoes’) to an LNG receiving terminal in Taiwan. The cold shoes were designed and manufactured to support a wide range of pipe sizes from 1.5” to 48”.
The cold shoes are painted in-house as per the client’s specification.
Here the cold shoes are laid out for inspection prior to packing and shipping.
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.
Results in robust product with strong and reliable performance.
Over 300 base-mounted Constant Effort Spring Supports are laid out for inspection prior to packing and shipping.
These constant supports are being supplied to another large process furnace.
All constant supports are delivered to site locked at the specified loading and in the required travel position to accommodate the specified movements. Once the weight of the pipework matches the operating loading, the supports are unlocked by removing the universal locking rods (which are then stowed on the side of the spring can during operation). The locking rods enable the supports to be re-locked in any travel position.