Piping Support Failure

Supports FEM analysis

New spring type supports

LocationItaly
ApplicationPolypropylene
Compressor TypeScrew compressor
ServicePolypropylene plant
Power50 kW
Disch. Pressure30 bara

Challenge

Frequent piping support failure

  • Inadequate type and position of supports
  • Piping weight applied on compressor flange
  • Wood layer between steel supports

Solution

  • FEM analysis to find better supports design
  • New “spring type” supports
  • New anti-friction damping layer between steel supports

Result

Support failure issue completely resolved