Aboveground sliding support assembly for a pipeline Patent #: 4128219
ApplicationNo. 06/594423 filed on 03/28/1984
US Classes:248/62, Pipe rings or clamps138/106, With external support structure138/149, With intermediate insulation layer138/157, Sectional248/55Antifriction element
ExaminersPrimary: Schultz, William H.
Assistant: Ramirez, Ramon O.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF16L 59/12 (20060101)
F16L 59/135 (20060101)
AbstractAn insulating pipe support apparatus including a pipe support and a means for distributing load on the pipe support. The pipe support includes a frame having a plurality of insulating inserts on its interior and at least one insert being a load-bearing insert. The load-distributing means includes a base generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the support and straps surrounding each load-bearing insert on the exterior of the frame and the straps being connected to the base, so that the load borne by the load-bearing insert is transferred to the base via the straps and distributed throughout the base.