Pipes can expand and contract for two reasons:
- Due to the difference in temperature between the pipe and its environment.
- Due to the difference in temperature between the environment and fluid carried in the pipe.
In both these cases pipes should not be fixed to brackets, but instead should have the freedom to move longitudinally.
Use sliders to allow the expansion of the pipe without stressing the channel system or the pipe ring. Use fixed points combined with expansion compensators to make sure there’s an equal distribution of the movements of the pipe and to absorb additional forces that are generated.