There are two types of piping system loadings, overhead (Type 1) and vertical (Type 2) as described below. All Aickinstrut pipe straps and clamps show the recommended loading for both types of loading.
Type 1 Design Load
The design load shown represents pipes supported below the strut. The design loads shown are based on a minimum ultimate failure safety factor of 3:1
Type 2 Design Load
The design loading shown can be achieved with the addition of a vertical stop lock assembly (Part #200-4219) installed directly beneath the pipe clamp. The adjacent illustration shows how the vertical stop lock assembly provides additional support for pipe and how it can be used to achieve full Type 2 design loads. Design loads are based on a minimum clamp slip safety factor or 3:1. It is recommended that stop lock assemblies be used for all vertical pipe support applications.
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