In the early 70’s, when the use of FRP piping was rapidly expanding in process industries, premature failures nearly killed the fledgling market. Frank Britt, a dedicated engineer with broad experience in stress analysis, assisted a major resin producer in the development of design procedures that virtually eliminated failures and increased service life. These same design procedures were applied to tanks, ducting, and hoods with equal success. For over two decades Britt Engineering has continued to use and teach the same procedures with documented success.
Frank Britt developed FRP pipe support standards almost 20 years ago and continues to manufacture supports that have proven to eliminate failures in FRP piping systems. Many improvements have been incorporated into the latest designs to provide extended corrosion resistance, ease of installation and reduced cost. Since pipe outside diameters are nonstandard for FRP, Britt insures that fit up is matched to the pipe fabricators tolerance. Our design and manufacturing techniques insure that the support provides the best possible fit while maintaining the support profile over the design load range.
Tanks, Hoods, Pipes
Britt can assist you with obtaining several competitive quotes for your project. Since we do not represent any manufacturer, we can be sure to acquire the most competitive pricing for your equipment according to your specifications. We save you the time and hassle of researching suppliers. If you need a specification, Britt can assist you with pricing for tanks, pipe, duct, hoods and scrubbers.
Not all supports are equal. Over the years Britt has seen many “look alike” supports in the field. The competition can build adequate supports, but their lack of experience and quality is evident in these photos. Proper fit-up to the pipe is a requirement for proper installation. If this condition is not met, there will be an increased probability of system failure.
Britt can provide quality products to meet your process requirements. A single source supplier, we can provide all your fabrication needs, including Precision Metalworking (Plate, Piping, Supports and Auxiliary Steel), Thermal Machining (Flame & Plasma Cutting), Carbon Steel and Alloy Welding, and application of Specialized Coating Systems.
Britt manufactures the Omega Arm, a 100% composite, UV-resistant arm for dead-end and tangent applications. The Omega Arm uses one standard gain plate and standard bolting; no special washers or load plates needed. It comes in Standard and Heavy Duty models, in standard lengths from 62″ to 144″. Bracing is not required, and the Omega Arm comes pre-drilled or can be field drilled. With no rot, insect, or woodpecker problems, the Omega Arm is the last line hanging arm you’ll buy.
- ASTM, ASME Mechanical Properties
- Ultrasonic – FRP and Steel
- Special testing for design verification