Pipe hangers are used to hang up PVC and CPVC pipes for that are used for transporting liquids or steam or that are a part of an HVAC or plumbing system. If you're looking for supports to help hold PVC and CPVC pipes in place for your industrial system, then you will need to use pipe hangers properly. A few helpful tips that will help you with using pipe hangers for your system are listed here.
Choose the Right Materials
In addition to gathering the other materials that you need for your project, you will also need to purchase the right pipe hangers. They are made of different materials and come in different sizes. You may want to check out thermoplastic pipe hangers, since they are strong and durable and should last for a while. You will want to make sure that they are appropriately sized so that your pipes will fit on them and so that they will be large and strong enough to handle the load of your pipes.
Be Careful About Spacing
When hanging up pipe hangers, one thing that you will need to carefully plan is how far apart you are going to install these pipe hangers. If you install them too close together, then you may find that the pipe hangers get in the way of other components of the system or that you are spending more on pipe hangers than you intended. If there is too much spacing in-between your pipe hangers, though, your PVC and CPVC pipes might not be held as firmly and securely as they should be. Once weight is put on the pipes, the pipe hangers might fail, and the pipes might not stay in place like they are supposed to.
How far apart you space your pipe hangers depends on the type of project that you're working on and the weight of your pipes when they are in use. Overall, if you are in doubt, it is best to err on the side of caution and use more pipe hangers than you think you need rather than spacing them too far apart.
Ensure Installation Is Done Properly
Even if you choose the right pipe hangers and the right setup, you aren't going to be able to count on your pipe hangers if they aren't installed properly. Make sure that they are installed securely in place by a professional so that you can count on them later.