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PIPELINE ANCHOR POINTS

These are points in a pipe-work system where the pipe is firmly fixed to a support. They protect weaker sections of the system by limiting the movement of the pipeline due to weather conditions - i.e. wind, additional weight of materials in the pipe, and vibration. They can also be used to direct any thermal expansion forces into sections of pipe designed to absorb these forces as in the expansion loops or bends discussed below.

Figure : 5, shows two examples of anchor points used on a pipeline.

Figure: 5



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