Low Friction Slide Plates
TRI-SLIDE™ LOW FRICTION SLIDE PLATES
The TRI-SLIDE™ low friction slide bearings and pipe supports are a family of pipe slide plate assemblies and pipe shoes and saddles offering a wide range of designs and attachment configurations from which to select.
Low Friction PTFE and Steel Slide Plate Pair
For non-insulated piping systems, AAA Technology offers slide plate designs from the standard T-bar shoe to several reinforced shoe designs for welding to the pipe. For piping systems where welding to the pipe is not permitted, we offer several designs of u-bolt-on and clamped shoes. Several designs for welded and bolted guide units and line stops are also available. Variations of these designs, excluding the designs calling for welding to the pipe, are also offered for low temperature and cryogenic applications.
TRI-SLIDE™ low friction slide plate pipe supports incorporate two mating bearing surfaces between the pipe and the support structure thereby permitting piping movements parallel to the bearing surfaces while offering relatively low resistance to movements. TRI-SLIDE™ units may be ordered with your choice of the following bearing surfaces: industrial quality glass-filled PTFE bonded to steel plates, high quality graphite slide plates bonded and mechanically attached to steel plates, graphite impregnated bronze bearing plates mechanically attached to steel plates and Meehanite bearings mechanically attached to steel plates. AAA Technology offers low friction slide bearings for service temperatures of –300 °F (-184 °C) to 1,600 °F (871 °C).