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How to Prevent Metal-to-Metal Contact in Piping Systems

Metal has a dangerous reputation. Most people see its sturdy structure and assume it’s nearly invincible. Unfortunately, metal-to-metal contact can severely corrode metal piping systems, which can turn into ruined pipes, destruction, and even ...

5 Qualities Customers Want in a Pipe Support Vendor

You’ve pinpointed your pipe support needs, and you’re ready to start shopping. On to the bidding process. The hard part’s over, right? 

Not necessarily.

If you want to have a good customer experience, there are some key qualities to pay attention...

Composite Pipe Supports vs. Metallic Pipe Supports: What's the Difference?

When it comes to pipe supports, materials matter. They can be the difference between a longer-lasting system and on-site disasters. But when your vendor starts pitching you on a new product’s features, it’s easy to forget about a pipe support’s...

Cost vs. Value: What to Consider When Choosing a Pipe Support Vendor

What’s valuable to you? Family? Pizza? A cold beer and a little peace and quiet? Whatever it is, its price probably isn’t the only thing making it valuable.

And the same goes for picking out a pipe support vendor. If you want to have a valuable...

5 Things Every Pipe Restraint Should Do

Your piping system has a relentless enemy: movement. Moving pipes cause corrosion, wearing, and costly breaks. Luckily, pipe restraints can redirect movement and significantly boost the life span of your whole piping system.

However, it can be...

Pipe Supports: Extending the Life of a Pipe

Pipes across North America are falling apart at scary rates. According to a Utah State University study, pipe breaks were up 27 percent between 2012-2018. But there is a way to stop pipe ruptures and extend the life of pipes.

Introducing the...

4 Facts on Dissimilar Metal Corrosion

If you’re a builder, you probably already know the dangers of combining dissimilar metals. It can lead to corrosion, failed fittings, and completely destroyed piping systems. But it isn’t always easy to understand dissimilar metal corrosion’s...

Standard U-Bolts vs. ProTek U-Bolts

You’re ready to start your next project, and you need a simple, but efficient, pipe restraint. You’re in the right place. U-bolts help keep piping in line and corrosion free. However, you still have an important decision ahead—do you go with a ...

U-Bolt 101: The Simple Facts

U-bolts may seem simple. After all, they’re just a bent piece of steel, right? Don’t let their simplicity fool you, U-bolts can be the difference between solid structures and on-site disasters.

3 Rules for Installing Steel Pipe Clamps More Successfully

Let’s face it: Sometimes piping just doesn’t fit in well with its surroundings. Sometimes it needs to be distanced from a wall or ceiling. Maybe you need it lifted off a corrosive beam or floor. After all, exposure to microbes, water, or the...