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Pipe systems support & advice

Pipe Solutions Ltd's growing success is due not only to the wide range of products we offer, but because we provide an unrivalled level of technical advice, service, and support to our customers. Based in Harrogate and Rochester, we are able to provide a nationwide service to our clients, and have the knowledge to solve problems.

Check out our helpful guidance below, and if you're experiencing other issues, please feel free to get in touch.

Pipe stress analysis
using CAESAR II® software

As well as empirical calculation, Pipe Solutions Ltd is able to offer computer aided design using CAESAR II® Pipe Stress Analysis. This allows our engineers to model systems, evaluate potential responses, and see areas where stresses may occur. It also allows us to work to international standards.

CAESAR II® provides exceptionally accurate analysis, and is a valuable tool our engineers use. 

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Dealing with thermal expansion,
contraction and other forces

Thermal pipe expansion and contraction, due to changes in media temperature, are a significant problem that must not be overlooked by the pipe system designer and installer. If a pipe is subjected to thermal expansion, without necessary consideration, the potential result will be failed anchors, a buckled pipe or even damage to plant.

Pipe Solutions Ltd will always advise if the expansion can be accommodated using the inherent flexibility of the pipe. However if natural flexibility is insufficient, we will advise the client on the application and location of expansion bellows, guides, anchors and skids.

We can review drawings, marking these up with pertinent comments, and supply supporting calculations, before returning a technically sound submission for further discussion with the engineer.

Pipework in a lower area

Vibration isolation
and noise problems

Vibration energy, if not managed effectively, can travel throughout the pipework system, including sensitive occupied areas, and be radiated as unwanted sound or noise.

Some solutions may not warrant vibration isolators, however if a natural solution is insufficient, we are able to perform the calculations to show isolation efficiencies that can be reached, and how the plant and pipework could be distributed over the isolators.

We can work to high acoustic specifications, meeting the given noise Chetham Music School criteria levels, as those we achieved at the new BBC Media City, Salford and The Chetham Music School, Manchester.

We can determine the optimum load to be carried at each support point as we did for plant rooms at National Wembley Stadium in London.

Complex pipe network
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System de-aeration, dirt removal & water treatment

Air and dirt (sludge) occur after the system is operational, causing circulation problems, inefficient heat transfer, corrosion and system noise. Pipe Solutions Ltd offers various tools to avoid these problems by the efficient removal on a continuous basis.

We also offer a range of both manual and automatic devices to facilitate the safe introduction of water treatment chemicals into heating and cooling systems.

We will advise not only on product selection, but also on their positioning within the system to ensure maximum performance.

Make Pipe Solutions Ltd your first choice for
pipe systems support

Whether based in Harrogate, Rochester or elsewhere in the UK and Ireland, we have the solution. Call us now on 01423 878888.

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