Improved pipe support design for the process industry to reduce mechanical loads on pumps
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Vidareutveckling av rörstöd för processindustrin för att reducera mekaniska krafter på pumpar (Swedish)
This master thesis has been written to develop a new pipe support for pipe systems in the process industry. The purpose was to relieve pumps or other sensitive equipment from elevated forces or moments that may cause failure. The elevated forces or moments occur due to the weight of the piping, the weight of the medium and expansion due to elevated temperatures. The support is mainly designed to be implemented in a 90 degree bend but they can also be implemented in straight pipes with small adjustments of the attachment between the support and the pipe. Six different complete concepts were developed and put through different elimination matrices and evaluated against a requirement specification. The final design was calculated to withstand the forces and moments from a worst case scenario. The concept is in need of further development and testing before it can be implemented in projects. It is necessary to investigate if the clamps can withstand the working load in the new design. The concept should also be tested possibly by a prototype.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 66 p.
Pipe support, process industry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44338OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-44338DiVA: diva2:945793
Subject / course
Engineering: Mechanical Engineering, spec. in Materials Engineering (300 ECTS credits)
2016-06-08, 21A342, Karlstad, 20:01 (Swedish)
de Vin, Leo, Professor
Bergström, Jens, Professor