GF Piping Systems introduces a new pipe guide and valve-support system. The Stress Less pipe and valve support system maximizes service life of PP, PVDF, HDPE, PVC, CPVC and ABS industrial piping systems by providing proper support, GF notes. Using the new guide system, the pipe only comes in contact with a low-friction, molded HDPE insert that allows it to easily slide with minimal stress or wear during each thermal-expansion cycle. The pipe never touches any metal bracket, which could potentially cause wear on the piping because of sharp edges. The pipe-guide inserts are designed to have a 3mm gap around the OD of the pipe, which allows unrestricted movement of the pipe in the axial direction. It also lets engineers design for lower accelerations and forces caused by seismic or water-hammer events.
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