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Contact Us for a Field Survey Today There are seven types of variable spring hangers, designated by the letters A-G. These are shown in Figure 1, below. The primary difference between the types is in the manner in which they are supported, and thus the details of installation will be different for each type. More information on the individual types may be found in our pipe supports catalog or on our Web Site, www.pipingtech.com.During assembly the coils of the variable springs are pre-compressed to the cold load position and travel stops are installed. The travel stops are painted red, and are held in place with stainless steel shipping bands, as shown in Figure 2. While these are in place, loads applied to the unit, such as hydro-testing loads, will not be transferred to the spring coil. Thus, hydro testing must be done with the stops in place. These stops must be removed during installation while the cold load is on the spring. They are removed by cutting the shipping bands shown in the figure. See a video on how to remove travel stops.

.Figure 1: Types of Variable Spring Hangers Note: All load readings are taken from the bottom of the indicator. This is a pressure plate lug which protrudes out from the slots in the can.

Attach a pipe clamp or other hardware to the bottom end of rod.Install the pipe on the supports. Use a lock nut to secure the rod. On Types A.Turn the load column counter clockwise until the upper travel stop loosens enough that it can be removed by hand.Perform hydro testing if it is required. Securely weld or bolt the bottom of spring to the structure.Perform hydro testing if needed. Use a lock nut to secure the rod. and turning the column as a jack screw. Types B and C are provided with one or two lugs.Place the load flange on the load column and turn the load column counter clockwise until the load flange is against the pipe. To remove these travel stops. Securely connect the top attachment to a point on the structure directly above the pipe the spring is to support. and G. Use a lock nut to secure the rod. After removing the upper travel stops turn the load column or turnbuckle counter clockwise to bring load indicator back to the cold load mark.Figure 2: Travel Stops for Variable Spring Hangers Variable Types A. 1. Connect the other end of the rods to the structural support. C. To remove travel stops. 1. 2.Cut the shipping bands off and remove the lower travel stops. 2. Type G Spring (Double) Back to Top The Type G spring consists of two regular springs which support a beam between them. this will normally be done by turning the turnbuckle. B.Perform hydro testing if it is required. pass the hanger rod assembly through load column and attach it with a washer and hex nut to hold hanger rod in position. On Types D and F.Cut the shipping bands off and remove the lower travel stops. respectively. After removing the upper travel stops turn load column counter clockwise to bring load indicator back to the cold load mark. Make sure the spring cans are suspended with the rod assembly above the spring.The upper travel stops must be removed now.Cut the shipping bands off and remove the lower travel stops. the pipe then rests on the beam. 2.The upper travel stops must be removed now.Cut the shipping bands off and remove lower travel stops. Adjustment Back to Top After reasonable period of operation. usually on a pair of channels. Securely attach spring casing base plate to the supporting structure by bolting or welding the base plate to the structure. 2.Perform hydro testing if it is required. Variable Types D and E Back to Top These rest on the supporting structural member. turn load column or turnbuckle clockwise until travel stops become loose enough. This may be done by inserting a bar into holes in the load column. Type A is supplied with a threaded bushing for a threaded rod which in turn is connected to the structural support.Attach the clamp on the rod assembly to support the pipe. the adjustment involves turning . After removing the upper travel stops turn load column counter clockwise to bring the load indicator back to the cold load mark. To remove travel stops. turn the load column or turnbuckle clockwise until travel stops become loose enough to remove by hand. 1. E. the hanger should be readjusted to the hot load position.For Type D. B. which is typically welded or bolted to the floor or other structural member.Attach the clamp to the pipe. 1. These are then attached to the structural support. C Back to Top Each of these is provided with an attachment that connects the top of the spring can to an overhead structural member. After removing the upper travel stop turn load column counter clockwise to bring load indicator back to the cold load mark. Type D has a rod which passes through the hanger.The upper travel stops must be removed now. turn load column or turnbuckle clockwise until travel stops become loose enough to be removed by hand. If it is not. the load indicator should be at "H" on the nameplate. Connect the rod assembly to the load columns. permitting adjustment from the top. Type F Spring (Base TYPE) Back to Top In Type F springs the pipe rests on the support. The pipe is then suspended below the spring can using a rod assembly.

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