Series 9500 Copper Tube
Hyspan Series 9500 Alignment Guides are designed to be installed adjacent to
expansion joints and as intermediate guides in steel pipe and copper tube runs
to maintain the centerline of the pipe/tube. They are also used in pipe loop
systems to provide stability and motion direction control. These
state-of-the-art alignment guides are advanced, large-structure, low-mass
technology resulting in minimum weight while providing 3-Dimensional alignment
using the conservative Spider & Cylinder arrangement.
Pipe or copper tube systems that incorporate expansion joints, ball joints, or
loops to absorb expansion must include three additional major elements: main
and/or intermediate anchors, supports, and alignment guides. Main anchors are
required in systems that include unrestrained expansion joints to react pressure
thrust, the expansion joint spring or friction force, and the friction force of
the guides and supports. Intermediate anchors are required in systems where
pressure thrust is restrained, but the expansion joint or loop spring or
friction force, guide, and support friction forces must be reacted. Supports
must be designed to react the weight of the pipe/tube and media. Alignment
guides are required to maintain the pipe/tube centerline axis to expansion
joints and throughout the intermediate portion of the run to also prevent bowing
and resist buckling.
The alignment guides requirements for Hyspan products are given in the
Applications section of each product catalog. These requirements follow the
Standards of the Expansion Joint Manufactures Association, Inc. Expansion joints
that do not include internal guides require an alignment guide to be located 4
diameters from the face of the expansion joint, and an additional guide 14
diameters from the first guide. Expansion joints with internal guides require
only one alignment guide to be located 10-14 diameters from the expansion joint.
The maximum alignment guide spacing in the intermediate portion of the run is a function of the
pipe/tube properties (modulus of elasticity and moment of inertia), the design
pressure, and the expansion joint effective area and spring force. Refer to the
Applications section of Hyspan expansion joint catalogs for the individual
product guiding requirements.
Steel Pipe Alignment Guides
Hyspan manufactures and inventories standard alignment guides for nominal pipe
size (NPS) steel pipe from 3/4 through 14 with varying insulation
thickness. Construction is heavy gauge pressed steel with precision drilled
bolting. All surfaces are coated with protective black enamel paint. Hot dipped
galvanizing or all stainless steel construction are also available. In tight
spaces, rotated housings are available. The maximum operating temperature is 500°F.
All stainless steel construction is also available to provide greater corrosion
resistance, higher temperatures, or cryogenic systems.
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Copper Tube Alignment Guides
Hyspan manufactures and inventories standard alignment guides for standard size copper tube from
3/4 through 4 with varying insulation thickness. Construction is
heavy gauge pressed steel with precision drilled bolting. All surfaces are
coated with protective black enamel paint. The interface with the copper tube is
coated with a permanent heavy dielectric material. Hot dipped galvanizing is
available as an option. In tight spaces, rotated housings are available. The
maximum operating temperature is 400°F. All stainless steel construction is
also available to provide greater corrosion resistance.
9500 Pipe and Copper Tube Alignment Guide Options:
dipped galvanized structural components, -GV
304 stainless steel construction, -SS
housing and spider, -45
Product Selection (Part Number) & Ordering Instructions:
1) Select Steel Pipe or Copper Tube, then locate correct Table
2) Select the size
3) Select insulation clearance: a maximum value equal to or greater than the insulation thickness to be
4) Verify the Alignment Guide Expansion/Travel stated is equal or greater than the motion occurring at the guide
location. For additional expansion increase the last part number indicator as
5) For Hot dipped galvanized steel or stainless steel materials, select one of
these options below in the example.
6) Confirm the guide housing “A” spacing will fit into the system. If it does
not, select the “-45” degree housing and spider option and re-verify the