Our hydraulic shock absorbers are used to protect pipelines and plant components against unforeseen displacement resulting from shocks. Shocks can be caused by external or internal forces such as water hammer or an earthquake.
Dynamic pipe clamps
In the sphere of dynamic supports, the design of pipe clamps is often not carried out with sufficient care. In spite of impeccable main support units (shock absorbers, rigid struts and energy absorbers), the functioning of the whole construction can be adversely affected by faulty pipe clamps.
Pipe whip restraints
One speciality in the area of dynamic pipe supports is the pipe whip restraint. Alongside the energy absorber type 32, which provides the optimum solution to this problem, a U-bolt design for specially large loads has proven to be highly successful.
Pipe whip restraints are exclusively used in the nuclear industry. They dampen and absorb the kinetic energy of bursting pipes in emergency cases. For this purpose, the elongation capacity of the encompassing U-bolts is used, as they are designed to absorb the expected dynamic loads.