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Guides, Stops & Anchors

Pipe guides are used to facilitate thermal pipe expansion so that axial movement is properly directed to expansion joints. Guides prevent bowing and buckling of pipe. Fabricated pipe guides are available in many configurations and ensure positive pipe alignment, protecting both the pipe and the expansion device from failure. Pipe guides are always recommended in applications involving pipe movement and can be used in all process piping systems. Guides that restrict movement in two directions are referred to as stops while anchors restrict movement in all 3 dimensions.

Common Applications

Oil & Gas Refining Systems
Steam & Water Systems
HVAC Commercial Systems
Cryogenic & LNG Systems
FAQs for Guides, Stops & Anchors
How do I prevent a pipe from buckling?
Pipe guides prevent bowing and buckling of pipe. Fabricated pipe guides ensure positive pipe alignment and are always recommended in applications involving pipe movement.
What's the difference between a stop and an anchor?
Stops and anchors are types of guides, with a main purpose of preventing bowing and buckling of piping. Stops restrict movement in two directions, whereas anchors restrict movement in all directions.
When should a guide be used?
Pipe guides are always recommended in applications involving pipe movement and can be used in all process piping systems.
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