Technology inevitably grows with time. Technology transcends borders and reaches ever-expanding horizons. With rapid advancement, human nature tends to have us focus on the flashy and the bold. With all your smartphones and all your laptops, the quality of life has no doubt soared for the past decades or so. Look across the line and you find something equally as important, yet devoid of any fame or appreciation. After the wheel, the pipe was perhaps the most revolutionary development in the history of mankind. Now imagine two separate scenarios. In scenario A, you have two workers manually transporting gallons of water across a distance. In scenario B, you have two workers sitting with their feet in the air, while a piping system suspended with a strong pipe support system, transports the water for them. Wouldn’t it be fair to say that piping has also increased their quality of life, just as much as smartphones or laptops have? The beauty of pipes is that they can be used to transport almost anything that can fit them. Gases, liquids, and solids infused with liquids? Pipes checks all the boxes. Think of all the things you could send through pipes. I think I’ve made my point clear enough.
Pipes are taken for granted, but they shouldn’t be. Pipes take away the unnecessary and bring us the necessary. Imagine a world without a sewerage system. Now compare that with how pipes help with sewerage, and case in point; you’ll never take pipes for granted again. Pipes perform four crucial functions. These include supporting a specified load, absorbing shock, guiding material, and anchoring. My question to you is, where does a good pipe support system fit into this? A reasonable assumption would be that piping without a high-quality pipe support system would be useless. Not only does the good support system suspend the pipes, it also supports the contents of the pipes. By shifting the load in the pipes to the surrounding support system, the pipes themselves shed their load. There is no rest for a pipe support system. Extreme temperatures, extreme loads, and long usage hours make sure pipes and support systems are tested to their limits. Pipe support systems are essential to the success of any project, given that the support system complements the quality of the pipes or exceeds it.
A good pipe support system has the following features:
- It absorbs vibrations with the rubber lining and leads to a decrease in noise pollution.
- To prevent the disengagement of pipes from their resting area, and to prevent further complications such as breakage.
- To reduce the load on the pipes themselves by transferring it to the support system.
- To make sure leakages do not occur.
- To make sure the pipe stays in place for the long foreseeable future, a Hot Dip Galvanizing feature available to prevent rusting and weakening due to extreme conditions.
- To allow for variation through expansion and contraction of the piping system to a certain degree.
To conclude, I think we should all be glad that pipes exist. They do the hard work for us, yet they still go unnoticed. Remember to check on your pipes, and make sure the pipe support system keeps them fully functional and pumping