Stress Less® Pipe Guides and Valve Supports

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We applied our decades of engineering experience to develop the first pipe support system especially designed to eliminate stress transfer to pipe due to thermal expansion or seismic events. Other pipe clamps and supports allow the installer to apply large forces (squeeze) against the pipe. Stress is a leading cause of premature piping leaks and failures; the Stress Less Pipe Guides and Valve Supports take away this concern.

Stress Less Pipe Guides are recommended for all thermoplastics: PP, PE, PVC, CPVC, ABS, and PVDF pressure, waste and double-contained piping systems, including those in stringent high purity facilities and corrosive environments. Stress Less Valve Supports work with GF valves that have integrated mounting inserts.

Finally, just for plastic pipe.


Product Overview

Technical Data:

Size Range:

  • d20 - d225 mm Metric pipe
  • 1/2" - 8" IPS pipe
  • d16 - 63 mm Metric GF valves (with mounting inserts)
  • 3/8" - 2" IPS GF valves (with mounting inserts)

Materials:

  • Pipe support inserts - UV-resistant HDPE
  • Pipe support brackets - trivalent gold chromium-coated galvanized steel
  • Valve supports - PP / glass filled PP
  • Hardware - stainless steel

Fields of Application:

  • All thermoplastic piping systems: PP, PE, PVC, CPVC, ABS, and PVDF
  • Thermoplastic piping and valves subject to thermal expansion / contraction
  • Thermoplastic piping in seismic zones

Advantages:

  • Due to designed gap between pipe and the pipe guide, Stress Less provides stress-free support for the life of the piping system
        ○ Thermal expansion and contraction
        ○ Seismic events
  • By design, installer can't overtighten support against the pipe and impart stress
  • Valves move with pipe expansion, while properly supported
  • Brackets and hardware suitable for clean room and corrosive environments

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