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Anti-Vibration Wedge Clamps

Clamps with superior vibration, installation and corrosion control

Wood’s line of anti-vibration wedge clamps offers superior pipe height adjustability at installation, excellent vibration control, can accommodate thermal growth and provide ease of corrosion inspection over the life of your facility.

Each model provides unique features to balance different requirements for your piping system designs.

Contact Wood’s anti-vibration products team for information on how to apply these products to your piping system today.

1 Anti-vibration wedge clamps
WCL-1 Anti-vibration wedge clamp
WCL-1 Anti-Vibration Wedge Clamp
WCL-1 Anti-vibration wedge clamp

Applications:

  • Hold-down clamps for piping in vibration service
  • Variable height adjustment
  • Easier inspections for piping corrosion
  • Sizes from NPS 8” (DN 200) to NPS 42” (DN 1050)

Standard features:

  • More bolt stretch than conventional pipe clamps, which reduces chance of vibration loosening
  • Captive wedges and jigsaw shaped mounting plate remain under the pipe and will not slide off the support
  • Customized finishes available: electroplated in nickel, zinc, or cadmium for sour gas, corrosive environments or offshore exposure
  • Can be lined using PTFE to allow axial pipe movement due to thermal expansion
  • Hardware and installation instructions included
  • Carbon steel construction
WCL-1-T Low friction
WCL-1-T Low Friction Anti-Vibration Wedge Clamp
WCL-1-T Anti-vibration wedge clamp for low-friction applications

Applications:

  • Hold-down clamps for piping in vibration with thermal growth requirements
  • Where axial piping movement is required
  • No metal-to-metal contact between pipe and clamp
  • Easier piping corrosion inspections
  • Variable height adjustment
  • Sizes from NPS 8” (DN 200) to NPS 42” (DN 1050)

Standard features:

  • More bolt stretch than conventional pipe clamps, which reduces chance of vibration loosening
  • Low-friction PTFE lining clamp and wedge supports ensuring no metal-to-metal contact with pipe
  • Allows axial pipe movement due to thermal expansion
  • Captive wedges and jigsaw-shaped mounting plate remain under the pipe and will not slide off the support
  • Customized finishes available: electroplated in nickel, zinc, or cadmium for sour gas, corrosive environments or offshore exposure
  • Hardware and installation instructions included
  • Carbon steel construction
2 DamperX™ anti-vibration wedge clamps
WDCL-1-HT DamperX
WDCL-1-HT DamperX Wedge Clamp
WDCL-1-HT DamperX™ wedge clamp

Applications:

  • Hold-down clamps with damping for superior resonant vibration control with DamperX™
  • Variable height adjustment
  • No metal-to-metal contact between pipe and clamp
  • Easier inspections for piping corrosion
  • Sizes from NPS 8” (DN 200) to NPS 24” (DN 500)
  • Temperatures from 15°F to 400°F (-9°C to 204°C)

Standard features:

  • Same features as the standard anti-vibration wedge clamp, but with additional resonant vibration damping due to liner and wear pad made of viscoelastic material (DamperX™ Black)
  • Reduces vibration 40% to 90% compared to regular clamps
  • Captive wedges and jigsaw-shaped mounting plate remain under the pipe and will not slide off the support
  • Vibration locking washers to further prevent vibratory loosening
WDCL-1-HT-T Low friction
WDCL-1-HT-T DamperX Low Friction Wedge Clamp
WDCL-1-HT-T DamperX™ wedge clamp for low-friction applications

Applications:

  • Hold-down clamps for superior resonant vibration control with DamperX™
  • Where axial piping movement is required
  • Variable height adjustment
  • No metal-to-metal contact between pipe and clamp
  • Easier inspections for piping corrosion
  • Sizes from NPS 8” (DN 200) to NPS 24” (DN 500)
  • Temperatures from 15°F to 400°F (-9°C to 204°C)

Standard features:

  • Same features as the Standard Anti-Vibration Wedge Clamp, but with additional resonant vibration damping due to liner and wear pad made of viscoelastic material (Dampion™ Black)
  • Reduces vibration 40% to 90% compared to regular clamps
  • Low-friction PTFE lining clamp and wedge supports ensuring no metal-to-metal contact with pipe
  • Allows axial pipe movement due to thermal expansion
  • Captive wedges, jigsaw-shaped wear pad remain under the pipe and will not slide off the support
  • Vibration locking washers to further prevent vibratory loosening
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Contact Wood’s anti-vibration products team for more information, detailed drawings, pricing and application support.

4 Related information and services

Webinar: Pipe stress and vibration modeling techniques

Article: Hydrocarbon Engineering (August 2016) (PDF)

Anti-vibration clamps for general purposes

DamperX clamps

PIPE STRESS ANALYSIS

Pipe Support Stiffness (2014 GMRC research overview)

A RECOMMENDED APPROACH TO PIPING FLEXIBILITY STUDIES TO AVOID COMPRESSOR SYSTEM INTEGRITY RISK, GMRC 2011 (PDF)

IMPROVED THERMAL PIPING ANALYSIS FOR RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR PIPING SYSTEMS, GMC PAPER 2012 (PDF)


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