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STANDARD

PRACTICE
SP-69
1996
Edition

PIPE HANGERS AND SUPPORTS -
SELECTION AND APPLICATION

Developed and Approved
by the
Manufacturers Standardization Society
of the
Valve and Fittings Industry, Inc.
127 Park Street, N.E.
Vienna, Virginia 22180
(703) 2814613

Originally Approved July 1966

COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings
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or public law. sale. This standard shall remain silent on the applicability of those other standards of prior or subsequent dates of issue even though provisions of concern may not have changed. the MSS HangerCommitteehasdeveloped guidelines for pipe supports contractural relationships and on hanger terminologyas covered in MSS SP-77 and MSS-90 respectively. Copyright @. the user. U S . with permission of the publisher. design.’ Reproduction prohibited under copyright convention unless written permission is granted by the ManufacturersStandardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry. manufacture. fabrication and installation.A. theManufacturers Standardization Society.The existence of an MSS Standard Practice doesnot in itself preclude the manufacturer.S. 1983 by Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Industry. Any part of this standard may be quoted. Mandatory conformance is established only by reference ina code. as applicable. It is based on the best practicecurrent at this timeand on the collective experienceof the industry. Credit Eines should read ‘Extractedfrom MSS SP-69. 1996. that direct pageby pagecomparison should be made of this document. MSSSP-58 and MSS SP-89. In addition. relating to hanger materials. FOREWORD This standard was developedby a cooperative effortof representatives of the pipe hanger manufacturers. specification. salescontract. 1 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . There are two companion standards. Printed in U. or use of products\not conformingto the Standard Practice. Inc. Inc. This document has been substantively revised from the previous 1991 edition. See Annex A. customary units in thisSP are the standard. MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 A Standard Practice is intended as a basis for common practice by the manufacturer. Other standards documents referredto herein are identified by the date of issue that was applicable to this standard at the date of issue of this standard. and the general public. It is suggested that if the user is interested in knowing what changes have been made. the metric units are for reference only.

.....MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL PIPE HANGER AND SUPPORT SPACING .................................................................... 12 TABLE 1... OBJECTIVE .... FIBERGLASSREINFORCEDPIPE(FRP) .......................7 3............ 11 18........ 7 9.......... 1 5..... 8 4.............. 9 1o...............................-TYPE CHART .... 3 2.... SCOPE ......................................... CLASSIFICATION OF PIPING SYSTEMS ....... ..MINIMUM ROD DIAMETER FOR SINGLE RIGID ROD HANGERS .......................................... MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 ~ ~ CONTENTS SECTION PAGE 1............................................ GLASSPIPING .... MULTIPLE SUPPORTS ... ................................................................... 10 I2....... SPRING SUPPORT SELECTION ..... ANCHORS........... 1 2............ 11 19...... HANGERANDSUPPORTSELECTIONS ...............................................................2 7........... SELECTION OF HANGERS AND SUPPORTS FOR PIPE MOVEMENT ............... 2 6..... MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS . 10 FIGURE 1................... DIMENSIONALREQUIREMENTS ....... HANGER AND SUPPORT SPACING ...... ATTACHMENTS MADE BY WELDING OR BOLTING ........................... ..............................11 15....... FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS ......................GUIDESANDRESTRAINTS ...................................................... 9 5 ............................................ 11 16............................. 11 14............................................ PLASTICPIPING .......................................................................TYPE 40 PROTECTION SHIELDS FOR INSULATED PIPE ANDTUBING ........................ 9 11........ 2 8.10 I3........................................................................................................ 1 4........................... .............. DUCTILE IRON PIPING .................................................................................... PIPE ATTACHMENTS FOR INSULATED LINES ... RISERSUPPORTS ........ 1 3.. C A S T I R O NS O I L P I P I N G 11 17....................................................................................... GENERALREQUIREMENTS ....................... 5 II COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services ......

MSS SP-69 76 W 5770640 0500805 827 MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 . selection and application of trolling the movement of piping systems. e) NFPA 13 f) National and LocalBuildingCodes 2. Over 750" F (399OC) be selected to withstand all static and specified dynamicconditions of loading to which the piping and associated equipment may be subjected. The support- ing systems shall provide for. wheresuch b) ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Codes information is not otherwise provided. such as: 2. GENERALREQUIREMENTS during engineering design and writing of job specifi- cations covering the hanging. A.5 To serve asacompaniondocumenttoMSS g) All Other ApplicableCodes SP-89whichprovidesrecommendations for fabrica- tion and installation of pipe hangers and supports. CLASSIFICATION OF PIPINGSYSTEMS may be called for in the specifications. systems according to the operating (service) temperatures of the piping contents as follows: 4.2 Ambient Systems 1. supporting andcon.1 Where applicable. 33°F (1°C) to 59°F (15°C) 2.2 To serve as a guide to proven industry practice 4.3 To provide the erector with information on types of hanger and support components to be used a) ANSI/ ASME B31 Codes for Pressure Piping for specific application and installations. and control.1 Hot Systems cent piping and equipmentbeforeselecting the type of support to be used at each hanger point. 120" F (49°C) to 450" F (232°C) A-2. pipe hangers and supportsmay be requiredto conform to Codes and Standards. the free or For the purpose of pipehangerand support selection. SCOPE 3. B. -40°F (-40°C) and below (Cryogenic tion for selection and application. 2. 1 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . for Pipe Hanger Components for Automatic design and manufacture of standard types of pipe Sprinkler Systems hanger components.3 A careful study shall be made of the piping lay- out in relation to the surrounding structure and adja- 3. 4.I.1 This standard presents the recommended prac. c) UL 203 Standard for Pipe Hanger Equipment for Fire Protection Service 2. 3. -19°F (-28°C) to 32°F (0°C) C-3. 4. OBJECTIVE C-2.3 Cold Systems ' C-I.2 The selection of pipe hangers andsupports shall be based upon the overall design concept of the pipingsystems andany special requirementswhich 3. 60°F (16OC) to 119°F (48°C) tice for the selection and application of pipe hangers and supports for all service temperatures. intended movement of the piping including its move- this document establishes an identification of piping ment in relation to that of connected equipment.anchorsand restraints shall A-3. C-4.1 To serve as a pipe hanger and support specifica.SELECTION AND APPLICATION PIPE HANGERS AND SUPPORTS 1. -39°F (-39°C) to -20°F (-29°C) 2. 45 1" F (233OC) to 750°F (399°C) 4. supports. by being referenced Range) in whole or in part.4 Hangers.4 To serve as a companion document to MSS d)FactoryMutual FM1951 ApprovalStandard SP-58 which provides recommendations for material.

the c) For steels of known physical properties.7 Allowable stress levels listed in MSS SP-58 shall be used in the design of hanger assemblies with 5.bases.2 Dimensional tolerances shall be in accordance 16.1Theselection of hangers andsupports shall be selected from Table 1within the system classification. brackets or structural periods. Considerationfor fit permissible. SELECTION OF HANGERS AND SUPPORTS by the architect-engineer. determined by physical test.000 PSI (1 1OMPa). an increase to 80%ofyield strength. 4.5 When pipe hanger load and movement calcula. DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS permitted for short time overloading conditions during operation.during hydrostatic testing. Types of occasional loads are: 5. is tolerance piping and tubing. cross members may be used.5 and 4. made to provide the piping system with the degree of control that its operating characteristics require. is permissible. should be given by the user for large diameter andJ or perties. or. Manufacturers’ catalog increase to 80%of minimum yield strength. Fabrication andErection ing equipment. the larger pipe and tubing shall be capable of vertical following must be considered: hanger component adjustment under load.3 Materials subject to corrosion or electrolysis the following exceptions: shall be protected as specifiedby the engineering design and such protection shall be applied in accord- a) The load capacities for threaded hanger rods ance with the requirements of MSS SP-58. and no harmfulloading on connect- Specification for theDesign. at hangers provide a nominal clearance over standard roomtemperature. they shall bedesigned for the specific 7. d) Loading Due to Expansion Joint Reaction Forces 4. an outside diameter of insulation. if specified.9Whereadditionalstructural framing members are required. c) Wind. c) ThermalLoads including hydrostatic test loads.2 The material in contact withthepipeshall be e) WaterHammerLoads compatible withthepiping material so that neither shall have a deteriorating action on the other. piping. they must be clearly defined inthe design specification.6. No increase in hangers may be used for suspended lines. 4.1 I Building structure shall be adequatefor sup- b) HydrostaticLoads porting pipe hanger loads as generated in 4. 4. with Section 4 of MSS SP-89. MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 4. For piping allowable stress is permitted for hydrostatic test supported from below. a) Deadweight Loads 4.12 Installed hangers or hanger components shall be used only for their purpose. For steels of unknown physical pro.6 When occasional pipe hanger load calculations for rigging and erection purposes.as out of tolerance piping and tubing. 2 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . shall conform to Table 3 of MSS SP-58.2Where negligiblemovement of pipeoccurs at loads they are to supportin accordance with the AISC hanger locations. d) Loading combinationconsiderations and allow- able stress levels to be applied shall be established 7. Snow or Ice Loads d) Turbine Trip-out Loads 5.8 Hanger and support components shall be 7. rod of Structural Steelfor Buildings. FOR PIPE MOVEMENT 4. MATERlAL REQUIREMENTS a) Safety Valve Thrust Loads 5. They shall not be used 4.10 Hangersfor the suspension of size 2% and tions are required by the design specification.1 Hangers andsupports shall besized to fitthe outside diameter of pipe. provided that the maximum allowable stress does not exceed 6. 6. or structure would result. tubing.1 The materials of all pipe hanging andsupport- b)Seismic Loads ing elements shall be in accordance with MSS SP-58. are required. b) A 20% increase in allowablestressmaybe 6.

43 44.45.37.7.4 AMBIENT COVERED 24.46 59 40 36. IO 3.38 A.45.37.5.46 41.46 59 NONE 36. 11. 11. SYSTEM HORLZONTAL PIPE ATTACHMENTS TEMP.26 6. See Table 2) To find recommended hangeror support components.3 Wl400R W1400R W1400R ALLOY39 WI400R ALLOY 39 ALLOY 39 ALLOY 39 ALLoY39 ALLOY 35 OVER NOTE 3 750 (399) BARE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE 3 NONE NONE NOTE 2. IO 2.46 59 39.4 40 36.45.46 NOTES2.9.9.5.46 NOTE3 NONE 36. 3.43 59 39. 2.43 44.26 NONE 1.4 NONE NONE NONE NOTE 3 750 (399) HOT COVERED NONE NONE I ALLOY 41.7.5. Locate the system temperature and insulation condition in the two columns at lefi.9. IO 3. Numbers in boxes refer to those types shown in Figure 1.38 C-2 NOTE I W/ 40 W/ 40 W/40 W/ 40 W/40 NOTE4 NOTE4 NOTE 3 -19 (-28) ta BARE NONE NONE 3.37.7.37.40 36.9.7.7.10 3.ll. 10 NONE 41.38 c-I NOTE 1 W/ 40 W/ 40 W/ 40 W/ 40 W/ 40 W/ 40 W/ 40 NOTE4 NOTE4 NOTE 3 33 (1) 10 BARE 24.4 41.43 44.9.4 44.46 59 NONE 41.37.45. which corresponds to figure I of MSS-SP58.9. HANGER & SUPPORT SELECTIONS (For Spring Hangers.9.45.40 36.43 44.43 40 36.37.26 6.45. IO 3. STEELCLIPS MALLEABLE INSULATION STEEL CASTIRON STEEL CASTIRON STEEL STEEL OR STEEL STEELWELDEI RANGE [RON RINGS BANDS HANGING CLAMPS SUPPORTMG TRAPEZES AlTACHMENT CASTIRON PROTE DEG.4 41. 1.37.45.43 36.38 1. 10 3.9.43 44.37.4 41.6 9 96 m 5770640 0500807 b T T MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 TABLE 1.5.7.7.3.38 B NOTE I W/ 39 OR 40 W1390R40 WI390R40 W1390R40 W/ 39 OR 40 35 60 (16) NOTE 3 to BARE 24.38 C-3 Br C4 NOTE 1 W/ 40 W/40 W/40 W/40 W/ 40 NOTE4 NOTE4 NOTES 2& 3 BELOW -19(-28) NONE NONE BARE NOTES263 NONE NOTES263 NONE NOTES263 NONE NOTES283 3 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services .3.43 44.38 A-2 NOTE I W/ 39 W139 OR 40 WI39OR40 WI39OR40 WI39OR40 Wl390R40 35 451 (233) NOTe 3 to BARE NONE NONE NONE NONE 3.45.10 32 (0) COLD NONE NONE COVERED 1.38 A-3 NOTE I W/ 40 2.46 41. Read across the column headings for the type of component tobe used.45.46 59 40 36.43 59 39.38 59(15) COLD NONE COVERED NONE 1.45. 12 1. 7.37. MSS S P .5.38 450 (232) HOT COVERED 24 NONE I 3 41 44.46 41.10 NONE NOTES3B4 44.4 44.45.38 I 19 (48) COLD COVERED 26 NONE 1.26 6.37.12 1.4 41. 40 36. F(C) ROLLS ROLLS SADDLES 6 STANCHIONS SHIELDS A B C D E F G H I 1 HOT COVERED 24 NONE I.46 NOTE3 NONE 36. 5. I2 1.37.9.5.3 44.7.5.5.I NOTE I W/ 39 W/ 39 OR 40 WI39OR40 WI39OR40 W1390R40 WI39OR40 35 120 (49) NOTE 3 ID BARE 24.

57.58 120 (49) 8 NOTE 3 13.32 33.58 33 (1) a NOTE 3 NOTE 3 13.30 NOTE3 .21.58 451 (233) NONE NOTE 3 13.29.29. 32. 15 16.30 NOTE 3 to 32 (0) COLD c3 B c4 18 20.27 22.23 28.25. 5 .17 14 19.57.29. 4 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . For shields used withrollers or subject to point loading.23 31.27 22. embedded plates.21.27 22. RANGE iTEEL RISE CLAMPS TEEL RISE CLAMPS WELDED LITACHMENT t STEEL OR MALLEABLE IRON TURN SWING CLEVISES INSERTS STEEL AND/OR MALLEABLE IRON CCLAMPS BEAM WELDED BRACKETS DEG.15 16.30 NOTE 3 to 450 (232 HOT A-2 42 IS 20. HANGER & SUPPORT SELECTIONS(Continued) (For Spring Hangers.17 14 19.I 42 18 20.32.34 NOTE 3 NOTE 5 28.21.(See section 10) 2. ~~ ISS SP-69 96 = 5770640 0500808 53b MSS STANDARD PRACTICE 5p-69 TABLE 1.29.57.57. 32. I5 16. The selection of type and materialshall be made by the Design Engineer.34 -19 (-28) NOTES: 1.33.30 NOTE 3 to 750 (399) HOT A-2 ALLOY 42 ALLOY 20.25.34 IO 59 (IS) COLD c2 42 18 20.See Table 2) T f SYSTEM VERTICAL PIPE ATTACHMENTS HANGER ROD FIXTURES BUILDING STRUCTURE ATTACHMENTS TEMP.17 14 NOTE 5 19.25.30 NOTE 3 to 750 (399) 4MBIENT B 42 18 20.see Table 5.23 Il.27 22.27 U.30 NOTE 3 Il.34 NOTE 3 n0te5 20.57.29.30 NOTE 3 to 119 (48) COLD c-l 42 18 20. FCC) 2 BOLT 4 BOLT STEEL BUCKLES EYES CLAMPS TTACHMENl .25.29. anchor bolts and concrete fasteners may be used as specified by theDesign Engineer. I5 16.58 451 (233) NONE NOTE 3 13 17 14 qOT?33&5 NONE 31.21.HOT K L M N O P Q R 5 T U A.33.25.34 NOTE 3 28. 3.27 22.25. $1.29. Continuousinserts.25.32. I5 16.27 22.33. 17 14 19.23 28.33.58 -19 (-28) 8 NOTE 3 13. Hangers on insulated systems shall incorporate protection saddles or shields or shall be clampedor welded to the pipe and project through the insulation to provide external attachment.34 NOTE 3 NOTE 5 28.21. I7 14 NOTE 5 19. 4.17 14 NONE 31.21.33.21. I5 16.58 8 NOTE 3 13. The design shallbe in accordance withMSS SP-58 or as specified by the Design Engineer.57.34 NOTE 3 NOTE 5 28.33.32.32.23 )1.5a &low tOTEs 2 B IOTES 2 B 2 NOTES 2 & 3 13.57.

. .: .10 TYPE. S W M L RING BAND WELDED BEAM ATTACHMENT STEEL BEAM CLAMP o STEEL PIPE CLAMP HANGER MAUEABLE IRON SOCKET WlTH OR WlTHOvT BOLT WlMNUT TYPE-4 TYPE .. .13 TYPE. .' .... TYPE.. CARBON OR ALLOY STEEL o THREE BOLT PIPE CLAMP ADJUSTABLE BAND HANGER SWIVEL TURNBUCKLE CENTERBEAMCLAMP SIDE BEAM CLAMP TYPE-3 TYPE-9 TYPE 15 ..I6 TYPE-P TYPE 28 - 77 \r.I 9 WE-25 EXTENSION PIPE OR SIDE BEAMOR CHANNEL YOKE TYPE PIPE CLAMP RISER CLAMP CLAMP PIPE CUP TYPE . v L " W UNKED STEEL CLAMP - J HANGER SPLIT PIPE RING WITH OR WITHOUT TURNBUCKLE STEEL WELDLESS EYENUT c .. HANGER TYPE 7 .. : ! .- .? :/ .-i.CLAMP WITHEYENLIT TYPE-5 TYPE. ... I ..14 TYPE-20 3 e-? ... TYPE-23 TYPE 29 - -'.. I .11 TYPE 17 . TYPE CHART 5 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services ... U BOLT - M P E 24 - W I EXTENSION PIECE TYPE" FIGURE 1.8 STEELCLMS W E -28 TYPE-2 lWE.. MSS SP-bS Sb = 5770b400500809 472 MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 ADJUSTABLE STEELCLEVlS ADJUSTABLE STEELBAND TOP BEAMCCLAMP TOP BEAM CLAMP HANGER STEEL TURNBUCKLE AS SHOWN OR lNMR7ED MPE 1. . ADJ./ r.i ADJUSTABLE SWIVEL PIPE RING SPLIT RING OR SOLID EXTENSION SPLIT PIPE STEEL OR MAUEABLE MWEABLE BEAM CLAMP RING N P E TYPE-6 CLAMPHINGEDOR - TYPE 12 TWO BOLTCONCRETEINSERT M P E 18 . .. TYPE-21 TYPE-27 Ø l-l y i.

_.6 7 96 m 5770640 0500810 174 MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SPd9 L LIGHT WELDED STEEL BRACKET TYPE 31 - Q ." ' . PROTECTION SHIELD ADJUSTABLE PIPE ROLL AND VARIABLE SPRING SIDE BEAM BRACKET - TYPE 34 N P E 40 . LC:... - TYPE 51 n .' .r--.-" -. TRAPEZE HANGER TRAPEZE HANGER TYPE 35 TYPE-53 - M P E 59 PIPE SADDLE SUPPORT CARBON ORALLOY STEEL c2 CONSTANT HORIZONTAL RISER CLAMP SUPPORT HANGER TYPE-36 N P E 42 . TYPE CHART 6 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . í PIPE SLIDE8 SLIDE PLATE SINGLE PIPE ROLL SPRING RESTRAINT CONTROL DEVICE . .:: PIPE STANCHION SADDLE TYPE * 37 .. SPRING CUSHION ROLL - W E 49 VERTICAL CONSTANT SUPPORT HANGER TYPE-55 '>. TYPE 47 .-<"> MEDIUM WELDED STEEL BRACKET ADJUSTABLE PIPE SADDLE - TYPE 32 SUPPORT TYPE-38 PIPE ROLLC O M P L m TYPE -44 SPRING SWAY BRACE NPE-50 . \.---.: _. MSS S P . N P E 41 . SPRING CUSHION N P E .\ I .. . . . BASE TYPE -46 BASE SUPPORT HORlZONTALTRAMLER TYPE-58 TYPE-52 ~. TYPE 45 ..48 NPE-54 FIGURE 1. ADJUSTABLE ROLLER HANGER WITH ORWtlWOuT SWIVEL TYPE-43 . i\ L._ /' ri HEAVY WELDED STEEL BRACKFT STEEL PIPE COVERING PIPE ROLL ANDPIATE VARIABLE SPRING HANGER TYPE-33 PROTECTIVE SADDLE TYPE 39 .

accordance with MSS SP-58 and Pipe Fabrication tionsare shown in Table 2. slides.55 54. For piping supported from below. SS.. rollers.8 12. ATTACHMENTSMADE BY WELDING OR occurs at the hanger location. Support selection for typical load varia.s3Ls 54.1 400 665 45. punching or burning of holes in the building structural steel without prior approval by the TABLE 2.55 114 6. hanger components vertical movement does not exceed '/s inch (6. I INCH SIS. Where horizontal and where formal load and movement calculations piping displacement exceeds 1 inch.56 54.4.1 125 CONnANT SUPPORT HANGERS 5/8 15.49. 53s I .4. a traveling device in Subsection 7.55 54.4 40 4. AND 53. vertical angles greater than 4 degrees 7.3mm) I 25% 6~ 1 48.55.7 112 14. IH INCH ( 6.Reading Moving Up shall be within 6% of spcfifd I d . 3 INCH (76. RES'ECTIVELY.NUMBERSINCOLUMNS ARE TYPENUMBERSFROM FEURE. poured inplace anchor bolts or inserts are preferredwhen- everpossible.55 5 I Ls. VERTICAL EXPANSION I I I I ALLOWABLE VARMFLITY DEVIATION 1 HANGER I DOUBLE ROD HANCER 1 I BASE SUTTORT 8.55 Inch (mm) Inch Pound (Nm) !i OVER 3 INCH 54.4. Reading Moving Down and Min. In special cases. be accommodated by a Variable Spring Hanger. There shall be no drilling.6 60 6. 52. 7 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . 7.55. calculations shall be made for the proper selection of spring hangers. AND U. a resilient support must BOLTING be used. If the vertical angle of the other resilient support requirements except as noted hanger rodis greater than 4 degrees. approved concrete NOTE(I) NOTE (2) AND NOTE(3) fasteners may be used.53.2 Welding or bolting or attachments to the build- from riser expansion to horizontal runs shall be given ing structural steel shall be in accordance with the consideration when applying spring hangers. Fabrication and Erection of Structural Steel for Buildings. shall be selected to allow for swing.S 51s. Note: Caution should be taken not to overtighten the SHORT SPRING AND LDNC SPRING MODELSARE IOWTlFlEDAs set screw. Vertical movement and load transfer 8.2 75.55 Thread size Torque MAX.3 Where there is horizontal movement at a 7.3 Constant Support Hangers shall beused on may be used provided the resulting horizontal force pipingsystemswhere the deviation in supporting and vertical deflection are considered in the piping force must be limited to 6 percent and which cannot and supportdesign.5lSS.4 Recommended applied torque for setscrewsin C-clamps (Types 19 and 23) is listed below: MAX.2mm) 5435 54. Selection of resilient supports shall be based on permissible load variation and effects on adjacent 8.: I 48. or roller carriages should be used. SPRING SUPPORT SELECTION design engineers.3 For attachment to concrete structure.8 28.Whennecessary. I.1 Spring Cushion Hangers maybeusedwhere suspended type hanger location. should be provided for horizontal movement.2 Variable Spring Hangers shall beused for all or a percentage thereof. AISC Specification for the Design.3.0 22.56 s4. (3) . it is common are not required.5 NOTE(I) VARIABLESPRINGHANGERS 31 8 9.3 mm). Y : o ' 314 7/ 8 19.55 (76. - MSS SP-69 9b m 5770640 0500811 020 = MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 7.1 All attachments welded to the pipe shall bein equipment. Standard ES-26.4mm) 54.4.VARIABLESPRING TYPES 51.2 (2) . MAX. i&STANDARDSPRING. 53s S2s (25. 52S 52s 8.2mm) 54.4 Where significant vertical movement of the pipe 8. S. practice to offset the pipe attachment or structural attachment by the amountof anticipated displacement 7.2 250 DEVIATIONFROM' Max Rudu Mo Dom -Min Rudi Yo ' SPECIFIED LOAD = Max Rudi: h l a m ~ t ~Mm n Red: U : U Wax. Load and movement Institute.

ALSO AT CHANGE OF DIRECTION AND BRANCH CONNECTIONS. M I N OF ONE (I) HANGER PER PIPE SECTION CLOSE TO JOINT ON THE BARREL. SEE SECTION 17. 20 ft (6. SEE SECTION 18. FOLLOW MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATIONS. FOLLOW PIPE MANUFACTURER'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MATERIAL AND SERVICE CONDITION. SEE SECTION 14.Om) MAX SPACING. INSTALLED ON ANSI B31 PROJECTS. SEE SECTION 19. MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 FOLLOW PIPE MANUFACTURERS RECOMMENDATIONSFOR MATERIAL AND SERVICE CONDITION.lm) MAX SPACING. THAT ARE SUBJECTED TO LOADINGS OTHER THAN WEIGHT OF PIPE AND CONTENTS.4m) MAX SPACING. THE SPAN SHOULD BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM SPACING FOR WATER SERVICE STEEL PIPE. FOR PIPE SIZES SIX (6) INCHES (ISOmm) AND UNDER. MIN OF ONE (1) HANGER PER PIPE SECTION CLOSE TO THE JOINT BEHIND THE BELL AND AT CHANGE OF DIRECTION AND BRANCH CONNECTIONS. 8 ft (2. 10 ft (3. FOLLOW REQUIREMENTS OF THE NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIA- TION. A COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services .

6 I /2 3/8 9. etc. 7 3.4 18 I 25.6 318 3/8 9.6 mm). MSS S P .5 For pipingsystemsusingtype 40 protection shields for insulated piping.6 3/8 9.3 of MSS SP-58 are satisfied.8 24 1 114 31. 10.2 Spacingsless than showninTable 3 may be LINES required to conform withbuilding structure loading limitations and standard product load ratings. 9 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services .7 Il2 12. supports shall specify any required additional supports. DIA. MIN ROD DIAMETER COLUMNS(3) COLUMNS(3) 1.6 3/8 9.0 14 1 25. Minimum rod diameter shall be in.7 5 510 15. in mm in mm 114 3/8 9.8 1/2 12.6 2 1/2 112 12. are listed in Table 4.6 3/8 9.8 112 12.2 3/4 19. 9. 9.6 3/8 9. is anticipated.7 6 3/4 19.6 9 96 5770640 05008L3 9T3 MSS STANDARD PRACTICE 5p-69 9.6 314 3/8 9. HANGERANDSUPPORTSPACING 9. Under no circumstances shall hangers.2 3/4 19.7 4 5/8 15.6 2 3/8 9. (3) Columns noted refer to MSS SP69.6 3/8 9. 10. 2.7 1/2 12.6 I 1/4 3/8 9.1 Themaximum spacing of hangers andsupports shall be as shown in Table 3.) TABLE 4.6 3/8 9.7 3 112 1/2 12. 4.6 3/8 9.0 5/8 15. 8.4 2o I 1/4 31.8 provided Table I and paragraph 7.1 Theconnections to pipe attachments shall be outside the insulation so that movement of the line 9.8 8 3/4 22.6 3/8 9. 3/8 (9. or guidesbeapplied directly to horizontalpipe or tubing on vapor barriered lines.3 Minimum roddiametersfor rigidrodhangers shall not cause damage to the insulation.8 1 1/2 3/8 9.Table 3. 10' NOMINAL PIPE OR NOMINAL NOMINAL TUBING ROD ROD SIZE DIA. 6.2 Insulation protection shields shall beprovided 9.4 When periodic dismantling of a pipingsystem to protect the vapor barrier of insulation oncold for cleaning.7 1/2 12. the designengineer lines. 10.0 10 718 22. (2) Rods may be reduced one size for double rod hangers. see Table 5 for spacing.2 3/4 19.4 16 1 25.0 12 7/8 22.6 1 3/8 9. PIPE ATTACHMENTS FOR INSULATED 9.7 3 I/2 12. (See Table 5.

Spans marked * are the maximum allowable. using clamps or clips as required. Because of the temperature/com- pressive strength relationship of polyurethane foam. I I Ij2. RISER SUPPORTS not apply.0 8 .For compressive strengths other than 15 psi( IO3kPa). 1 1.O75 IO 3. sions shall be made to keep the lines in their relative 10 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . and adjacent piping.o60 IO 3.3 For cryogenicpipingsystems.0 8 24 610 14 .105 IO 3.048 IO 3.4 2 1/2 12 305 I8 . For insulation with compressive strengths greater than 15 psi (IO3kPa). When shields used be adjusted accordingly are with rollers.7 3 . porating rigid. support to beused shall be as required by the engi- neering design. the calculated load. 6 18 457 16 . PIPE SHIELD THICKNESS SHIELD LENGTH SPACING SIZE m rn mm gage in ft 112 . MSS SP-b7 76 5 7 7 0 6 4 0 0500814 8 3 T MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 TABLE 5. 314 12 305 18 . shall be designed for two times 11. 12. MULTIPLE SUPPORTS structure.1 The selection and location of riser supports operating temperature. the recommended shield designs shown in Table 5 do 12.3 112 I2 305 18 .1 2 . shall take into consideration the entire weight of the riser.2In the supporting of multiple pipe runs. only one support of the rigid type shall be used. shielddimensions maybe adjusted accordinelv.14 24 610 14 . The particular method of means of engagement between the pipeand the clamp.0 5 . Shields must be designed to accommodate loading conditions at both the installation and 12.8 I 1/4 12 305 18 . whenused for deadweight purposes.O48 5' 1.o60 IO 3. support should include means for maintaining vapor barrier integrity. TUBING LENGTH SHIELD THICKNESS SHIELD SPACING SIZE in mm in ft rn gage 114 .24 24 610 12 .2 I2 305 18 . hydrostatic test load con- ditions. line temperature and available supporting 11.shields incor. Protection shield gages listed are for use with band type hangers only.1 Horizontal banks of piping may be supported on a common base member without regard to the 12.0 NOTES: The listed spans and shield lengths are based on insulation with a compressive strength of 15 psi (IO3kPa). span may be increased proportionately up to the maximum allowable aslisted in Table 3.3 Rigidriser clamps (Type 42). 10.O48 '9 2.O75 IO 3.3 112 12 305 18 .0 16 . I I 112 12 305 18 .048 IO 3.5 I 12 305 18 .060 IO 3.increase shield thickness and length.I 114 12 305 18 . high density polyurethane foam inserts Lines subject to thermal expansionshall be free to roll or other load bearing insulation should be used.O48 7' 2. shield thickness shall and shield lengths shall be increased to keep rolling point of contact within the middle one-thirdof the shield length.O48 8' 2.0 5 .0 4 12 305 16 .6 18 457 16 .o60 IO 3. TYPE 40 PROTECTION SHIELDS FOR INSULATED PIPE AND TUBING NOM.0 4 12 305 16 .0 NOM. provi. For point loading. The axially or slide.048 1' 2. lateral positions.O48 9' 2.048 6* 1. On a riser subject to expansion.2 Riser clamps (Type 42) shall have a positive pipe centerline elevation.

Supports for vertical in service. supporting means that may changes shall be brought to the attention of the be required due to soil conditions or settlement of design engineer for consideration and approval. rods and/or thrust blocking shall be 17.2 For buriedlines. or cushions in a manner to distribute the load over the If the system is other than a standard water sprinkler largest possible area. CAST IRON SOIL PIPING specific lateral loads. shall be specifiedby the design engineer. other positive restraining means such as clamps. such 15. 14.D.3 For pressure piping with joints not having a restraining design. 14. FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS 17.1 Hangers shall be provided with pads or 13.1 Rigidplastic piping shall normally be sup- NFPA-12-Carbon Dioxide Systems ported by the same type of hangers usedwithsteel NFPA-13"lnstallation of Sprinkler Systems pipe. The system of deviceswhich may be necessary to control any un. The hangers shall fit loosely around the determined by the design engineer.1 Anchors. 13. PLASTIC PIPING NFPA-1 1-Foam Extinguishing Systems 18.2 In pressure applications. NFPA-14-Standpipe and Hose Systems NFPA-15-Water Spray Systems 18. as determined after the piping is number ofrigid anchor points. piping and all anchors shall be as recommended by the pipe manufacturer. shock cushions on the bearing surfaces to prevent scratch- suppressors and seismic control devices shall be as ing the pipe. type and number of corrective area. ~~ I S S SP-69 9b 5770b40 0500835 7 7 6 H MSS SP-69 STANDARD PRACTICE 13. GLASS PIPING used to rnaintain'the integrity of the joints. guides and restraints shall be located 15. eliminating or adding anchors. guides and restraints shall be de- signed for imposed loadings as determined by the design engineer. system. Requirements shall be as set forth in Section 15 except for spacing as noted in Table 3. the applicable NFPA Standard shall also be The system of hangers shall be designed with the least consulted. hangers shall be pro- NFPA-16"Foam Water Systems vided with pads or cushions on the bearing surfaces to NFPA-17"Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems prevent scratching the pipe. Should the for the O. in general. are coveredin NFPA-13. DUCTILE IRON PIPING 13.4 The necessity for. The hangers shall fit loosely around the pipe yet contact it through the pads 14. Point loading shallbe avoided.1 Hangers and supports for fire protection At least two hangers shall be used for each 10-foot systems shall conform to the following standards (3.2 Hangers shall be placed approximately one foot (305mm) from each side of fittings or couplings. of the pipe to be supported. are not a part of this standard. need or the desirability of relocating. terminal points. 17. Point loading shall be avoided. published by the National Fire Protection Association in the National Fire Codes for fixed extinguishing equipment: 18.0m) section. 13.2 Hangers. the guide shall be designed for 20% of the dead weight load as a minimum. GUIDES AND RESTRAINTS 15. guides or restraints arise.1 The size of hanger components shall be suitable by the specifications and/or drawings. pipe yet contact it through the pads or cushions in a manner to distribute the load over the largest possible 13. ANCHORS. Supports for 11 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services .2 Anchors. practical number of rigid anchor points.and the location of.5 The location. hangers shall be designedwith the least practical foreseen vibrations. For guided systems in the absence of 16.

19. operating at temperatures high enough to materially lowerits strength. O.2 Support spacing shall bebased on the manu- 18. 19.19.D. facturer’s recommendations for the service conditions.1 Thesize of hanger shall be suitable forthe 18.4 Flexible plastic tubing or rigid plastic pipe facturer’s recommendations for the service condition.3 Support spacing shall bebased on the rnanu.3 FRP shouldnotbepointloaded and all shields and hangers in contact with the pipe shall be free of burrs. PISS SP-6996 m 5 7 7 0 6 4 00 5 0 0 8 1 66 0 2 D MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 verticalpipingandall anchors shall be as recom. shall be supportedcontinuously. 12 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . of the pipe to be supported. 19. FIBERGLASSREINFORCEDPIPE(FRP) mended by the pipe manufacturer.

5-1992 Refrigeration Piping B31.Materials.9-1988 Building ServicesPiping Code ASME-1992 Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code FM - FM1951-1975 for Automatic Sprinkler Systems Approval Standard for Pipe Hanger Components MSS - SP-58-1993 Pipe Hangers and Supports. ANSIIASME. Liquid Petroleum Gas.8-1992 Gas Transmission and Distribution PipingSystems B3 1. ASME.1-1992 Power Piping B3 1. Design and Manufacture SP-89-1991 Pipe Hangers and Supports. Anhydrous Ammonia.4-1992 Liquid Transportation Systems for Hydrocarbons. 9th Edition ANSI. AISC 7 AISC-1991 Manual of Steel Construction. ASMEIANSI B31. MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 ANNEX A Referenced Standards and Applicable Dates This Annex is an integral part of this standard practice which is placed after the main text for convenience. and Alcohols B3 1.3-1993 Chemical Plant and PetroleumRefinery Piping B3 1.Fabrication and Installation Practices NFPA NFPA 11-1994 Low Expansion Foam NFPA 12-1993 Carbon Dioxide Extinguishing Systems NFPA 13-1994 Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 14-1993 Installation of Standpipe andHose Systems NFPA 15-1990 Water SprayFixed Systems for Fire Protection NFPA 16-1995 Installation of Deluge Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems NFPA 17-1994 Dry Chamical Extinguishing Systems - PFI ES-26-1993 Welded Load-Bearing Attachments to Pressure Retaining Piping Materials UL UL203-1992 Pipe Hanger Equipmentfor Fire Protection Service 13 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services .

Phone: (708) 272-8800 14 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services . N. PA 15238. Inc.Phone: (703) 281-6613 NFPA National Fire Protection Association Battery March Park. NY 10017. New York. Phone: (412) 2744722 UL Underwriters Laboratories 333 Pfingsten Road. VA 22180. Northbrook. Vienna. Michigan Avenue.E. Phone: (617) 7624300 MSS Manufacturers Standardization Societyof the Valve and Fittings Industry. MSS SP-69 76 5770640 0500818 485 MSS STANDARD PRACTICE SP-69 Publications of the following organizations appear in the above list: AISC American Institute of Steel Construction. New York. MA 02269.. Norwood. Phone: (212) 354-3300 ASME The American Society of Mechanical Engineers 345 East 47th Street. IL 6061 1. Quincy. MA 02062. Phone: (617) 770-3000 PFI Fabrication Pipe Institute 1326 Freeport Road. 400 N. NY 10036. IL60062. 127 Park Street. Phone: (212) 705-7500 FM Research Mutual Factory 1151 Boston-Providence Turnpike. Pittsburgh. Inc. Chicago.Phone: (708) 670-2400 ANSI American National StandardsInstitute 11 West 42nd Street.

In order to malntaln a dngk source of authoritative Infonnatlon. Flanges. Class 125. MANUFACTURERS STANDARDIZATION SOCIETY OF THE VALVE AND FllTlNGSINDUSTRY. andFittings SP-99-1994 Instrument Valves sp-loo-1988 Qualification Requirementsfor Elastomer Diaphragmsfor Nuclear Service Diaphragm Type Valves SP-101-1989 Part-Turn Valve Actuator Attachment .Visual andTactile Method. 127 PARK STREET.9-1992 Spot Facingfor Bronze.Socket Welding. I S S SP-h9 96 5770b40 0500819 311 = LIST OF MSS STANDARD PRACTICES NUMBER SP.1993 Diaphragm Type Valves SP-89-1991 Pipe Hangers andSupports . Flanges. Design andManufacture SP-60-1991 Connecting Flange Joint Between Tapping Sleeves and Tapping Valves SP-61-1992 Pressure Testing of Steel Valves SP-65-1994 High Pressure ChemicalIndustry Flanges and Threaded Stubsfor Use with Lens Gaskets SP-67-1995 Butterfly Valves s p a . Flangeless. Globe. Threaded and Socket Welding. andFittings and Othe? Piping Components . Flanged and Threaded Ends SP-72-1992 Ball Valves with Flanged or Butt-welding Ends for General Service SP-73-1991 Brazing Joints for Wrought and CastCopper Alloy Solder Joint Pressure Fittings SP-75-1993 Specifications for High Test Wrought Butt Welding Fittings SP-77-1995 Guidelines for Pipe Support Contractual Relationships SP-78-1987 (R 1992) Cast Iron Plug Valves. the MSS withdram I t a Standard Practker In such cases. Socket-Welding and Threaded SP-85-1994 Cast Iron Globe &Angle Valves.Flanged. A brge number of former MSS Pr&icea b v e been approvedby the ANSI or ANSI Standards. VIRGINIA VIENNA. three-dimensional Cast Surface Comparator.Flange and Driving Component Dimensions and Performance Characteristic: SP-103-1995 Wrought Copper and CopperAlloy Insert Fittings for Polybutylene Systems SP-104-1995 Wrought Copper SolderJoint Pressure Fittings SP-105-1996 Instrument Valves for Code Applications SP-106-1990 (R 1996) Cast CopperAlloy Flanges and Flanged Fittings. 150 dnd300 SP-107-1991 Transition Union Fittings for Joining Metal and PlasticProducts SP-108-1996 Resilient-Seated CastIron-Eccentric Plug Valves SP-109-1991 Welded Fabricated Copper SolderJoint Pressure Fittings SP-110-1996 Ball Valves Threaded. published by others.Ultrasonic Examination Method SP-95-1986 (R 1991) Swage(d) Nipples and Bull Plugs SP-96-1996 Guidelines on Terminology for Valves and Fittings SP-97-1995 Integrally Reinforced Forged Branch Outlet Fittings . Flanges. P h avalbble upon request. which is a necessarypart of the Standard. Flanges. Hydrants.Indlcabs year standard reaflirmed without substantive change. Class 150 and 1000 SP-115-1995 Excess Flow Valves for Natural Gas Service SP-116-1996 Service Line Valves and Fittings for Drinking Water Systems SP-117-1996 Bellows Seals for Globe and Gate Valves SP-118-1996 Compact Steel Globe & Check Valves . Grooved and Flared Ends SP-111-1996 Gray-Iron and Ductile-Iron Tapping Sleeves SP-112-1993 Quality Standard for Evaluation of Cast Surface Finishes . Socket-Welding.and Fittings and Other Piping Components - Magnetic Particle Examination Method SP-54-1995 Quality Standard for Steel Castingsfor Valves. Flangesand Fittings and Other Piping Components . Flanges andUnions SP-42-1990 (R 1995) Class 150 Corrosion Resistant Gate. SP-113-1994 Connecting Joint between Tapping Machines andTapping Valves SP-114-1995 Corrosion Resistant PipeFittings. Fittings. Globe. Flanges. SolderJoint. Flanged and Threaded Ends SP-71-1990 Cast Iron Swing Check Valves. Angle and Check Valves with Flanged andButt Weld Ends SP-43-1991 (R 1996) Wrought Stainless Steel Butt-welding Fittings SP-44-1996 Steel Pipeline Flanges SP-45-1992 Bypass andDrain Connections SP-51-1991 (R 1995) Class 150 LW Corrosion Resistant Cast Flangesand Flanged Fittings SP-53-1995 Quality Standard for Steel Castings andForgings for Valves. andFittings and Other Piping Components . This SP must be sold with a 10-surface. FlangedKnife Gate Valves SP-82-1992 Valve PressureTesting Methods SP-83-1995 Class 3000 Steel PipeUnions. Fittings and Actuators SP-87-1991 (R 1996) Factory-Made Butt-welding Fittings for Class I Nuclear Piping Applications s p a . Flanged and Threaded Ends SP-86-1987 (R 1992) Guidelines for Metric Data in Standards for Valves.Materials.Flange andDriving Component Dimensions and PerformanceCharacteristics SP-102-1989 Multi-Turn Valve Actuator Attachment .Selection andApplication SP-70-1990 Cast Iron Gate Valves. INC. Flanged and Threaded Ends SP-79-1992 Socket-Welding Reducer Inserts SP-80-1987 Bronze Gate. N. Bonnetless.Angle and CheckValves SP-81-1995 Stainless Steel. Threadedand Buttwelding Ends sP-98-19% Protective Coatings for the Interior of Valves.Fabrication and Installation Practices SP-90-1986 (R 1991) Guidelines on Terminology for Pipe Hangers andSupports SP-91-1992 (R 1996) Guidelines for Manual Operation of Valves SP-92-1987 (R 1992) MSS Valve UserGuide SP-93-1987 (R 1992) Quality Standard for Steel Castings andForgings for Valves. 22180 COPYRIGHT Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Valve and Fittings Licensed by Information Handling Services .and Fittings and Other Piping Components - Liquid Penetrant ExaminationMethod SP-94-1992 Quality Standard for Ferritic and Martensitic Steel Castingsfor Valves.Visual Methoc" for Evaluation of Surface Irrecrularities SP-58-1993 Pipe Hangers andSupports .6-1996 Standard Finishesfor Contact Faces of Pipe Flanges and Connecting-End Flanges of Valves and Fittings SP. Additional comparators may be sold separately.E. Threaded&Welding Ends (Chemical & Petroleum Refinery Service) R-Year . Iron and Steel Flanges SP-25-1993 Standard Marking System for Valves.1988 High Pressure-Offset Seat Butterfly Valves SP-69-1996 Pipe Hangers andSupports .Radiographic Examination Method SP-55-1996 Quality Standard for Steel Castings for Valves.