What is saddle in piping?
A pipe saddle is any pipe support that cradles a pipe and transfers the pipe’s load weight onto a supporting base. In process piping systems, a pipe saddle has two distinct features: A saddle that supports the pipe. An integral base that helps you transfer the load weight from your pipe.
What is a saddle type fitting?
The two most common are types of fittings for making these splices are called insert fittings or saddle tees. These types of tees clamp over the pipe and have two screws or nuts and bolts that hold the fitting securely onto the pipe.
What is a saddle Weld?
The saddle cut is created to produce a T-shaped joint to join the branch pipe to the main pipe. Once the saddle has been cut and properly fit, the field weld can be executed. Back at the shop, pipefitters mathematically lay out the saddle on the pipe or use a paper template, a method of trial and error.
What does a saddle valve look like?
A saddle valve kind of looks like a horse saddle and fits over the water pipe similar to the way a saddle fits on a horse. The saddle valve is clamped on to a water pipe. Also known as a refrigerator water shut-off valve, most saddle valves are self-piercing.
Why are saddle valves bad?
They are prone to leak over time, the rubber seal will eventually deteriorate and they clog up as calcium deposits build up at the small opening. Once they start to leak there is no easy fix. The right fix is to cut them out and replace them with a permanent valve.
What does a saddle look like?
A typical saddle includes a base frame or “tree”; a seat for the rider; skirts, panels, and flaps that protect the horse from the rider’s legs and vice versa; a girth that fits around the stomach of the horse and keeps the saddle stable; and stirrups for the rider’s feet.
What is a pipe saddle made of?
Saddles are formed from either A516-70 or A633 grade E modified plate and provide structural reinforcement for pipes in need of strengthening. Saddles are not designed to be pressure-retaining, and have a vent hole to prevent entrapment of gas.
What are the different types of service saddles?
Bronze service saddle with single bronze strap. Bronze service saddle with single stainless steel strap. Bronze service saddle with dual bronze straps. Bronze service saddle with dual stainless steel straps. All stainless steel service saddle. All stainless steel service saddle. All stainless steel service saddle. Fabricated steel service saddle.
How do you use a saddle tap on a stainless steel pipe?
Fittings with stainless steel collar have a reinforcement on the female threads to prevent the threads from cracking. Saddle-tap tee adapters allow you to create additional outlets and connections in metal or plastic pipe. To install, shut down your line and drill a hole in the pipe where you want to create a connection.
What are the different types of ductile iron service saddle?
Ductile iron service saddle with dual u-bolts. Ductile iron service saddle with single stainless strap. Ductile iron service saddle with dual stainless steel straps. Nylon coated ductile iron service saddle with single u-bolt. Nylon coated ductile iron service saddle with dual u-bolts.