Standard parts of Pipe Supports

A device which provides for the attachment of a threaded rod to a bolted or pinned connection. Clevises are some of the most frequently used linking elements in industry. These parts can be found everywhere where simple movements are required, e.g. linear pulling, pushing or even axle offset compensation. In addition to standard clevises made of steel, there are also clevises made of stainless steel.

A turnbuckle, stretching screw or bottlescrew is a device for adjusting the tension or length of ropes, cables, tie rods, and other tensioning systems. It normally consists of two threaded eyelets, one screwed into each end of a small metal loop, one with a left-hand thread and the other with a right-hand thread. The tension can be adjusted by rotating the loop, which causes both eyelets to be screwed in or out simultaneously, without twisting the eyelets or attached cables.

Adjustable Pipe Support
This support type is used for support of piping from below without welding to the pipe and consists of a steel saddle, nipple, and pipe reducer, and it connects to a threaded pipe standard.

Extension Pipe or Riser Clamp
A Riser clamp is a device used for suspension of vertcal stationary lines without the use of hanger rods and by mechanical building trades to support vertical runs of piping at each floor level. The devices are placed around the pipe and integral fasteners are then tightened to clamp them onto the pipe. The friction between the pipe and riser transfers the weight of the pipe through the riser to the building structure. Risers are generally located at floor penetrations, particularly for continuous floor slabs such as concrete.

Round Bend U-Bolt
A U-shaped rod with threaded ends used as a support or guide.
U-bolts come in all sizes and shapes, but, there are many common features. In the manufacture of millions of these items, there is a common nomenclature that appears throughout the industry for many of the dimensional characteristics.

Double Bolt Pipe Clamp
A pipe attachment for suspension of horizontal stationary lines. Recommended for the suspension of pipe requiring up to NPS 4 of insulation and where flexibility of the clamp may be necessary.

Adjustable steel Band Hanger
A pipe attachment for suspension of horizontal stationary lines and providing a means for vertical adjustment. Function: For fire sprinkler and other general light weight piping purposes.

Welded attachment
A structural attachment welded to the bottom of structural steel members and used as a means for connecting hanger rods etc..

Plate Lug
A structural attachment which provides a means of connecting rodtype hangers to structural steel members via a pin or bolt through the hole of the lug.

Pipe Clamp
A pipe attachment for suspension of horizontal stationary insulated lines. One of the most common clamps in the petro and chemical industry.

Note: On this page are the most common standard pipe supports specified, but there are many more standards available. MSS SP-58 for instance has more then 50 standard Support Types.