You’ve probably heard about “Feng Shui” before. If not, in very general terms, it’s the ancient science and philosophy that applies to the design of our homes and work spaces. Feng Shui focuses on the organization and “flow” of energy in a space, and is said to promote well-being and prosperity and, overall, to create a healthy environment of positivity. According to the TravelChinaGuide.com website, “Architectural Feng Shui is the soul of China’s ancient architectural theories. It enjoys a high status in China’s architecture history… Feng Shui stresses symmetry in architecture. Many ancient Chinese constructions are bilaterally symmetrical…Curves are also preferred during construction process,” symbolizing vitality in Feng Shui.
While you may be familiar with Feng Shui concepts now, it’s highly unlikely you’ve ever thought about how Feng Shui concepts can be applied to industrial piping, right? Well, maybe it’s time to consider how pipe hangers, pipe rollers and roller supports can help you keep things organized, neat and uniform on the ceilings, walls and roofs of industrial buildings – to help keep business operations “flowing” in a Feng Shui, positive sort of way?
In the book Feng Shui for Architecture by Simona F. Mainini, the author says that while she was studying architecture and visiting Hong Kong she discovered that, in China, “apparently no custom home, no corporate building, no commercial investment was even planned without first consulting one of these [Feng Shui] experts.” So, why not take a concept that’s been so effective for building design in China for so many years and apply it to our industrial/work environments here, in North America, in 2015?
How to apply Feng Shui concepts to our industrial buildings and facilities:
Pipe hangers, pipe rollers and roller supports are pipe supports that can help industrial building design stay uniform, symmetrical or curved, while keeping facility operations neat and clean. At Caylor Industrial Sales, we offer all types of pipe hangers, pipe rollers and roller supports. Back in the day, there were a limited number of ways you could hang and support stainless steel piping (and, honestly, these limitations were so NOT “Feng Shui” J). Today, we have more options: We offer pipe hangers, pipe rollers and roller supports all manufactured in Type 304 or Type 316 stainless steel, which feature chemical-resistance, durability and design possibilities.
Pipes and piping support are often afterthoughts in industrial building design and architecture, but it shouldn’t be – and doesn’t have to be – this way. In any type of building or industrial facility where you have pipes running throughout the industrial space, pipe hangers, pipe rollers and roller supports can be used to keep the piping supported and the overall building design neat and clean — in a Feng-Shui way! If you’d like more information about the pipe hangers, pipe rollers and roller supports we offer, please visit our website.