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Expension Loops 89 ty 7 bn ko Le fy L a j= 2H+W 100 cr 50: 20 40. oa 30-4 5 10-5 2-42 342 1 en E we : 19] S 238 ge x48 ae a8 é42 wo 5 545 200-4] 2 a—|* 300] & 3 2 E 7 7 ‘—1000 FIGURE 5.12 Nomograph to determine loop size. where Sq = 20,000 psi + E=29% 10° psi expansion to be absorbed by the loop, inches nominal diameter, inches (Note that Eq. 1.3 uses outside diameter) L = Distance between guides, ft L, = Distance between anchors, ft Lz = Bend length required to absorb expansion, ft Example 1. Find the size of the loop to absorb expansion in 200 ft of 12 in. carbon steel pipe at 40°F. Assume height to width ratio. ‘Total expansion = 200(0.027) = 5.4 in.