Anchorage Group Pipe Supports
Pipe cradles are a very cost-effective support structures for pipelines where there is minimal lateral movement and the mass of the pipe and its contents can hold itself in position. As the pipe cradle does not have a clamp or guide assembly to rigidly hold the pipeline in the desired location, pipe cradles can accommodate a reasonable degree of longitudinal expansion and contraction of the pipe itself. Pipe cradles also provide a level of flexibility to function in areas of seismic instability.
Australian pipe supports and pipe saddles specialists, Anchorage™ Group, have released a comprehensive range of pipe cradles that provide a cost-effective means of supporting pipelines from 200mm diameter through to 1.5 metres. Anchorage™ Group Pipe Cradles are supplied with a standard baseplate for welding to a fabricated support; however custom cradles can be fabricated on request. Alternatively a slotted or punched baseplate can be provided for bolting the cradle to a concrete plinth or steel support structure.
Anchorage™ Group Pipe Cradles are designed and manufactured in Australia from mild steel and supplied with a durable hot dip galvanised finish, as standard. Steel pipe cradles can be wet-sprayed or powder-coated from a vast range of colours to complement site aesthetics and meet architectural requirements. As a full service pipe support and pipe cradle manufacture, Anchorage™ Group also produce stainless steel pipe cradles for maximum corrosion resistance in harsh environments.
The attached photo shows Anchorage HDPC-315 Pipe Cradle complete with bolt holes for supporting HDPE Pipe 315mmOD.