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  1. Securing Stability: Exploring the Vital Role of Tube Hangers in Industrial Systems

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    Tube hangers or clamps are devices that support and secure tubes or pipes in industrial systems like power plants, refineries, and chemical plants. Their impact on system reliability, safety, and performance is paramount, as they prevent excessive vibration and stress on tubes. This reduces the risk of component failure or leaks and ensures the pipes are correctly and adequately positioned.

    This article will delve into the operating principles of tube hangers. It will also highlight the different types and specific applications across industries.

    Working Principles of Tube Hangers

    The fundamental workings of the hangers revolve around their ability to secure tubes in place, preventing excessive vibrations, stress, and movement. They are often made of materials with sufficient strength and corrosion resistance, which ensure long-lasting function even in harsh conditions. Depending on the use, these materials may include stainless steel, galvanized steel, or high-strength alloys.

    Furthermore, these hangers serve as a dependable support network, neatly distributing the weight of the pipes and the stresses during operation. This uniform distribution of forces helps prevent excessive strain and potential tube deformations. One example where this is applicable is in the turbulent fluid flow in a power plants heat exchanger.

    Types of Tube Hangers and Their Applications

    Tube hangers come in various types, each designed to address specific requirements and challenges in different industrial applications. Understanding the following types is crucial for ensuring optimal support and performance of tubes in various systems:

    Adjustable Hangers

    Adjustable hangers enable exact alignment and support by fine-tuning the position of the tubes. This adjustability is especially useful when dealing with thermal expansion and contraction, as it ensures that the pipes expand and compress without becoming misaligned. They are also appropriate for installations with periodic adjustments or maintenance.

    Examples of adjustable hangers applications include the following:

    • Power generation (e.g., boiler tubesand heat exchangers)
    • Petrochemical industry (e.g., pipe transportation)
    • HVAC systems (e.g., refrigerant and coolant tubes)
    • Chemical plants (e.g., fluid transport)
    • Manufacturing processes (e.g., fluid and gas handling)

    Clamping Hangers

    Clamping hangers use a unique mechanism to securely keep the tubes in place. This system consists of brackets, clips, or clamps that securely hold the pipes, preventing them from moving or shifting. They are particularly beneficial in installations with limited space or difficult mounting situations.

    The following are the most common industrial applications of clamping tube hangers:

    • Construction and infrastructure projects (e.g., electrical conduit pipes and HVAC ductwork)
    • Plumbing and water supply systems (e.g., drainage and sewer pipes)
    • Food and beverage processing (e.g., transfer lines and sanitary pipes)
    • Pharmaceutical manufacturing (e.g., drug processing pipelines)
    • Automotive industries (e.g., vehicle fuel lines)

    Rigid Hangers

    Rigid hangers provide solid tube support, which keeps the tube in a consistent position throughout. Once mounted, the pipes are secured, eliminating the possibility of movement or vibration. They are also built to withstand constant-state conditions. This makes them well-suited for applications where minimal movement is expected or desired.

    Here are five common applications of these hangers:

    • Power generation (e., steam lines)
    • Oil and gas industry (e.g., pipeline transportation)
    • Petrochemical refineries (e.g., chemical process pipes)
    • HVAC systems (e.g., ductwork and ventilation pipes)
    • Water and wastewater treatment plants (e., fluid conveyance)

    Spring-Loaded Hangers

    The springs in these tube hangers operate as shock absorbers, absorbing vibration energy and preventing it from spreading to other system components. They also efficiently insulate tubes from mechanical stress generated by dynamic loads like pressure spikes or abrupt changes in flow rates.

    The following are the industrial applications of spring-loaded hangers:

    • Petrochemical refineries (e.g., process piping and cooling water tubes)
    • Power generation plants (e.g., boiler tubes and steam lines)
    • Chemical processing facilities (e.g., reactor and catalyst tubes)
    • Oil and gas pipelines (e.g., transmission pipelines)
    • HVAC systems (e.g., ductwork)

    Caylor Industrial Sales: Your Partner for Your Piping and Tubing Hardware Needs

    At Caylor Industrial Sales, our mission is to be your one-stop destination for all your hardware and industrial supply needs! We recognize the value of convenience and efficiency when obtaining critical components for your projects. That’s why we have curated a selection of hangers and related products, ensuring you can find everything under one roof.

    Contact us today or request a quote now!

  2. Unlocking the Flow: A Comprehensive Look at Industrial Valves and Their Importance

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    Industrial valves are mechanical devices used to control the flow of fluids within a system or process. They manipulate a movable element — such as a disc, ball, plug, or gate — which obstructs or permits the flow. Moreover, they are essential in various industries, including oil and gas, chemical processing, power generation, water treatment, and manufacturing.

    This article will delve into the basic principles of industrial valves, encompassing their operational mechanisms, types, and applications.

    How Industrial Valves Work

    Most standard valves employ a movable component to obstruct or enable fluid passage. Adjusting this component’s position allows the valve to be open and facilitate flow or close to impede it. For example, a sliding gate moves perpendicular to the flow path in a gate valve to either fully open or completely close the system.

    Standard valves can be operated either manually or automatically. Manual valves are controlled using hand-operated mechanisms, such as handles or levers. Meanwhile, automatic valves utilize actuators that respond to signals received from control systems. These actuators can be powered by electric sources, pneumatic, or hydraulic, enabling them to deliver efficient control over the position of the valve.

    Types of Industrial Valves and Their Applications

    The valves come in various types, each designed to cater to specific applications and operating conditions. Here are some of the most popular types and their respective applications:

    Gate Valves

    Gate valves provide a reliable on/off control mechanism and achieve a tight shut-off. Their design consists of a sliding gate that moves perpendicular to the path within the body. When the gate is lowered into position, it blocks the fluid flow and ensures a complete shut-off. They find extensive application in industries such as oil and gas, where they are employed in pipelines, refineries, and petrochemical plants.

    Globe Valves

    Globe valves excel in applications requiring precise throttling and flow control. They have a globe-shaped configuration with a movable plug or disc regulating flow. On the other hand, flow control is achieved by adjusting the plug’s position, allowing for precise management of the system pressure. In power plants, these valves control the flow of steam or other media in turbine systems, boilers, and heat exchangers.

    Ball Valves

    Ball valves provide efficient shut-off capabilities by rotating a spherical closure element containing a hole or bore in its center. This sphere is connected to the valve stem and can be rotated to control the fluid flow. Since they are resistant to high pressures and can handle various fluids, they are applicable in water distribution systems.

    Butterfly Valves

    Also called wafer valves, butterfly valves are a popular choice in industries requiring efficient flow regulation. They consist of a butterfly-shaped disc that rotates within the valve body. Their lightweight design reduces the stress on the piping system, resulting in lower installation and maintenance costs. In addition, they require less space compared to other types.

    Pressure Relief Valves

    Pressure relief valves are critical in protecting equipment, systems, and personnel from potentially hazardous overpressure situations. They automatically open and relieve excess pressure when it surpasses a predetermined set point. This prevents equipment damage, structural integrity issues, and other safety hazards. They are also often used in power or chemical processing plants.

    Choose Caylor Industrial Sales for High-Quality Industrial Valves

    Since 1980, Caylor Industrial Sales has been a reputable business that delivers high-quality valve solutions! We have maintained our closely-held structure, allowing for a personal touch and strong commitment to customer service. Our mission is to cater to all your individual hardware and industrial supply needs, ensuring that you find everything under one roof.

    Contact us today for more information! You can also request a quote now.

  3. Benefits of pipe insulation

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    Anyone who lives in a cold climate knows the benefits of insulation in attics and walls. What many people might not know about is that pipe and blanket insulation is a beneficial addition to protect and improve piping and valve systems.

    Adding a layer of insulation to piping and valve assemblies prevents the detrimental problems that can occur if water freezes within the pipes. The insulation keeps the water from turning to ice, expanding, and  bursting the pipe, itself, which leads to costly damage. Although this is the most common reason for using pipe and blanket insulation, there are plenty of reasons to use these products on pipe and valve systems.

    Condensation ControlP

    Condensation on the pipe surface can lead to corrosion or rust, a very damaging problem. In humid and wet environments, pipe insulation can act as a barrier preventing the condensation from forming on the piping and reacting with the metal.

    Energy Savings

    When the temperature differential between the pipe (and the pipe’s contents) and the ambient air is significant, the heat loss and gain from the piping can be considerable. In cold spaces, hot water in the piping system will lose heat and in hot air, cold water in the pipe heats up. Adding a layer of insulation will minimize the heat loss, gain cycle and prevent wasting energy to make up for lost or gained energy.


    In industrial applications piping can be operating at extremely low or high temperatures. There is potential danger in touching the piping if it is too hot or too cold. Insulation protects workers against burns from inadvertently coming in contact with the piping. Insulation brings a piping and valve system into a safe range for workers.

    Noise Control

    Noise has a sneaky way of traveling through pipework. In commercial buildings, apartment complexes, and industrial settings, insulating the piping and valves is a valid method to reduce noise. It acts as an acoustic decoupler by preventing noise transfer when pipes pass through a fixed structure such as a floor or wall and lowers the noise of the materials moving through the systems.

    Thermal and Acoustic Blanket Insulation from Caylor is the ideal product to keep piping and valves at their optimal levels of performance while preventing devastating pipe bursts. With an average reduction of 93% of thermal loss over bare meatal and average sound reduction of 6 dBa, the addition of insulation is the ideal solution to extreme temperatures.

    For additional information on maintaining a piping system in extreme temperatures, please contact us or visit our website.

  4. U.S. construction industry is booming – and 76 percent of contractors in georgia expect the construction market to continue to grow this year

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    Crane and construction siteRecent news reports about the U.S. construction industry all comment about the growth of the industry in 2014. Numbers are up, and contractors are saying they’re optimistic about the future. The upward, positive trend is expected to continue happening across the country, and close to home here in Georgia, in the months ahead. In fact, according to a survey and forecast from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 76 percent of the Georgia contractors who participated in the survey say they expect the construction market to grow again in 2015.

    While the construction industry is booming, jobs in the industry are being added, and they are becoming harder to fill. Hiring increases are happening across the country. Contractors in Georgia say they’ll be hiring more people this year, and they’re reporting that there’s a shortage of skilled workers. Of the Georgia contractors surveyed, 88 percent say they expect to employ more people and add to their businesses’ headcounts this year. When asked about the workforce challenges they’re facing, almost half (48%) of the Georgia contractors responded, “I am having a hard time filling both professional and craft worker positions.”

    Speaking about the state of the construction industry in one report, AGC CEO Stephen E. Sandherr said, if industry expectations pan out this year, employment in the construction industry could expand faster than it has since 2005. Contractors have a lot to look forward to: The report states, “For the first time since the AGC began the survey in 2009, a majority of contractors are optimistic about the coming year, with 60 percent saying they expect the market will grow. Another 21 percent said they expect the market to grow in 2016.”

    Here in Georgia and across the country, everyone is optimistic about the current state of the construction industry, and we’re looking forward to continuing growth in the months and years ahead.

  5. Caylor industrial weaves safety into work culture

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    Numbers tell a grim story.

    The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has come forth with information that sheds light on the dismal condition of safety at work in the United States. 13 people die on their jobs every day. These instances are steadily increasing. And 100% of these deaths are preventable.

    Generally, a single employee succumbs to injuries or mishap. But the incident impacts the collective. Most fatalities occur in industries like construction, maintenance and engineering where balance, hand-eye coordination, and vigilance are the need of the hour. Any sort of distraction is a recipe for disaster and precipitates more accidents.

    June is National Safety Month:

    It is important for businesses to really understand the essence of the National Safety Month. It shouldn’t be observed as a token gesture to placate employees. Companies need to embed safety and safety best practices in work culture so that slips, falls, cuts, tears, explosions and deaths don’t happen because of negligence. A secure workforce is a productive workforce – one that is capable of hitting deadlines, innovating and focusing on quality.

    As the number of preventable accidents decreases, employee morale peaks. And a marked absence of lawsuits and compensation demands also adds to the profit, bottom-line.

    Businesses must:

    • Understand the risks posed to their employees based on their unique industry
    • Devise a slew of measures to mitigate them
    • Instruct workers to put these measures into practice – every day
    • Track improvements and tweak or reinforce concepts as needed

    Handbook of Everyday Safety:

    Caylor serves many industries including maintenance, engineering, construction and general contracting. Most of them have high fatality at work numbers.

    As an expert in safety, commonly going 365+ days without an accident, we are here to spread some effective precautions to avert accidents:

    • If pipes collapse, they can cause a lot of damage. It is essential to secure tubing in place with pipe and tube hangers.
    • Falls from heights and scaffoldings claim the most lives. Employees should wear well-inspected body harnesses at all points of time and only work on platforms that are at least 10 feet away from power lines and well secured with quality braces, brackets, trusses and screw legs.
    • Ladders in use shouldn’t be damaged or distorted in any way and stairs need to be hemmed by handrails.
    • Chemical exposure is yet another hazard. Awareness is the best solution and employees need to recognize signs of volatility in the substances they use every day.
    • Heavy machinery can prove to be lethal if not handled right. Only highly trained operators should be allowed access to the machines and employees must maintain eye contact with the operator at all times when maneuvering around them.

    Caylor believes in enforcing safety measures in our own factories and warehouses and provides top of the line components that ensure safety of customers in challenging industries.

    If you want to learn more about Caylor Industrial Sales’ catalog, please call 706-226-3198.

    Follow Caylor on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn to stay abreast of its endeavors over the National Safety Month.


  6. Recent construction growth recap

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    Here at Caylor Industrial Sales, Inc., we’ve been in business for almost 37 years, supplying a wide range of valves, fittings, and pipe and tube hangers. Our services consist of custom machined parts, pipe hangers, pipe rollers, and roller supports styles. We also provide structural steel and metal alloys. So whether you’re an electrician, plumber, carpenter, roving truck-based maintenance technician, HVAC technician, locksmith, energy engineer, industrial equipment maintenance engineer, contractor, or work in general maintenance or GMP maintenance, Caylor has what you need to get the job done.

    The latest construction updates are showing a growth in the majority of construction sectors. According to the Dodge Outlook Report, there will be steady, moderate growth in single family housing, commercial building, institutional building, and public works. Gains of up to 8% are expected in residential and non-residential building, with a 5% growth overall.

    As your business prepares for an increasing job load, don’t forget that here at Caylor, we can help with all your industrial hardware needs. Whether you need products or solutions, we have the right answers for you. Our team of professionals can help with all of your general construction needs. We have delivered premium products to the marketplace for decades, and our customer service is the best in the business.

    We offer solutions to help you eliminate waste, become more productive, and increase your bottom line. We believe in staying up to date on all the latest products and technology, and get you the information you need to get your projects done successfully.

    To find out the latest on what’s going on in the general construction industry, we invite you to stay in touch with us. You can read our blog, follow us on Twitter, connect with us on LinkedIn, or like us on Facebook. If you need answers for a specific job, feel free to contact us at any time. We’re here to help you succeed and look forward to watching continued growth within our sector and the field.


  7. Steel contributes to earth day as a part of a circular economy

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    For nearly half a century now, the world has celebrated Earth Day as a day – or, for some, an entire week – of activities, demonstrations, and seminars focusing on the environmental issues faced by the world. What once was a local celebration in a handful of cities has become a global observance. While it is a great reminder that we need to pay attention to our impact on the environment, at Caylor, we know that environmental mindfulness must be a year-round effort.

    Steel and the Circular Economy

    One of the major materials that we use here, and that is a permanent fixture in the circular economy, is steel. It also happens to be one of the most ecologically responsible materials. In a circular economy, society reduces the burden on nature by keeping resources in use for as long as possible.

    Steel is perfect for this, as steel is a permanent material. Once it is created, the weight can be reduced, and steel components can be reused, remanufactured, and recycled into new products. This promotes conservation of the raw materials, innovation, efficiency, and emissions reductions. It helps to create jobs, and also encourages the development of durable products.

    The evolution of steel over the last few years has helped to produce high-strength steels. In the last three decades alone, improvement in the process has allowed for a weight reduction of up to 40% in some steels, which is responsible for a decrease in emissions and energy use to create, transport, and utilize. Even for regular steel, the amount of energy required to produce a tone has decreased dramatically, reducing the consumption by 60% per ton.

    The production is highly efficient as well – roughly 97.3% of material used in the steelmaking process is utilized. Not only is the steel created, the by-products of the process are used in asphalt, fertilizers, plastics, paints, and more. Even the gasses produced during the process can be used for heating or electricity.

    Green Initiatives at Caylor Industrial

    At Caylor, we have played a big part in supplying parts to industries that strive to decrease our material and energy usage. We enjoy working with companies that are involved in green initiatives such as wastewater treatment and carpet recycling projects. Many of the industries we serve have major pushes for green projects, not to mention internal efforts to reduce consumption and increase reuse.

    Here at Caylor Industrial, we always consider our larger impact in our sales and internal processes, with the aim of having the least impact as possible on the environment. Our structural steel and metal alloy products come from responsible producers who see steel as part of a circular economy and try to incorporate environmentally-sound processes in their production.

    Make sure to follow us here on our blog, and connect with us through LinkedIn and Twitter to make sure you stay up to date with what is going on at Caylor. Keep an eye out for further information regarding our environmental stewardship, as well as other news and programs. Comment or questions? Contact us today!


  8. Ensuring safety is a responsibility in all industries

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    We can’t say enough about safety. From employers to employees, safety is an issue that must always be a part of every project, every day. We all know that accidents can accidentally happen but they will happen less often if the proper equipment is used and proper safety procedures are followed.Safety-3.2017-300x232According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatal work injuries increased from 4,821 in 2014 to 4,836 in 2015. This total was the highest since 5,214 fatal injuries were reported in 2008. The construction industry saw a 2% rise in 2015, again the highest since 2008. Construction occupations recording their highest numbers of fatalities in years include laborers, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters.

    As a full-service industrial supplier, our expertise spans all industries and equipment. We know about safety and best practices that should be instituted for each situation to keep people and places safe. Caylor carefully minds ANSI guidelines, OSHA laws and regulations, and NFPA codes and standards.

    Because we understand the requirements of safety, our products are compliant with the most up-to-date industrial safety standards. Our high-quality components support all levels of safety—from the smallest safety issue (such as a leaky valve) to the largest (steam fittings). We serve the industrial marketplace and support electricians, plumbers, carpenters, roving truck-based maintenance technicians, HVAC specialists, general maintenance personnel, industrial equipment engineers, and construction professionals.

    Following proper safety standards and using safety compliant products are a surefire way to complete a project without incident. Trusting your supplies from a qualified supplier like Caylor ensures you are starting in the safest way possible.

    The experts here at Caylor are ready to help you make safe and smart decisions, no matter the type of project.

    And remember–you can always get more information on our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts!


  9. The importance of mechanical & industrial contractors in the us economy 2017

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    Construction will always be the backbone of the US economy. Over 2016 investments in both residential and industrial construction projects have increased. As reshoring strikes a chord with manufacturers and the country is slowly released from the grip of the recession, both mechanical and industrial contractors will play a more important role than ever before in helping the market grow.

    Who are Mechanical Contractors & How Do They Contribute to the Economy?


    According to the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, mechanical contracting companies are responsible for installation, alteration, and repair of plumbing, piping, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems in buildings and structures. A mechanical contractor is licensed and skilled to handle anything involving mechanical parts.

    The fact that we owe modern amenities like regulated temperatures, clean breathing air, sanitary surroundings and effective drainage to mechanical contractors is something that most people are aware of. But these workers also save millions of dollars every year by performing their jobs well and ensuring that the units which define our modern life and productivity function optimally.

    HVAC systems that aren’t installed or repaired properly lose their efficiency. They consume more energy to maintain a given output and increasing the demand for electricity. It may seem like a trivial issue when considered in the context of one residence. But imagine the same happening for thousands of homes and large industrial sites and the implications become clear.

    The US loses billions of gallons of potable water every year because of poor sanitary systems and infrastructure. Money is squandered when defective drains allow moisture to seep through and adversely impact roofs and foundations of structures making collapses more likely.

    A lot rests on the shoulders of mechanical contractors who apply their knowledge to enhance the longevity and proper utilization of valuable economic assets.

    Who are Industrial Contractors & Where do They Figure?

    Industrial contractors oversee key tasks within the industrial sector. They manage workers, guide mechanical contractors, supervise construction and demolition and budget projects.

    They are not only responsible for keeping construction assignments on time and within estimated costs, they also determine the success of mechanical contractors to some extent. Since the selection, priming and support of these individuals are the domain of industrial contractors, their preparation and know-how is always reflected in the performance of their mechanical counterparts.

    2017 will continue to see a spike in residential and commercial construction endeavors. The new government is aiming for a bullish market and the pay-offs will trickle down to positively influence purchase power. Both mechanical and industrial contractors will need to leverage their skills to support and perpetuate the business boom.

    Caylor Industrial Sales Inc. is a full-service industrial supplier of valves, fittings, and pipe & tube hangers. We work in close collaboration with contractors throughout the industry.

    Stay up to date with the latest in-field updates by following our blogTwitter, and LinkedIn accounts.

  10. Caylor industrial is already paving the way through 2017

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    Being a full-scale industrial supplier of critical parts across all industries like valves, fittings, pipe and tube hangers, our team works day in and day out because business never sleeps.

    Shining as a leader in the field for over 35 years, Caylor Industrial Sales has not only met the need to adapt and upgrade according to market trends but has also held tight to our heritage of being a family run operation without compromising values.

    What Caylor Will be Focusing on in 2017?

    Here at Caylor we have built a formidable reputation on continuous improvement of performance, honing of existing skills, and remaining competitive by offering the latest components industry wide. We aren’t satisfied unless our work is precise with a fast turnaround to our clients every single time.

    In 2017, apart from continuing to forge stronger ties with buyers through steady supply of the stock parts on its roster, Caylor will also strategically focus on the assets of custom machining and distribution of carbon steel, stainless steel, steel, brass & bronze.

    Metal machining to create durable, corrosion resistant tailored parts is a service that is set to be in high demand through 2018. Breakthroughs in aviation and telemedicine – including the ability to manipulate robotic arms to carry our remotely guided surgeries are radically revising what companies want and demand of machined parts. Not only do the pieces need to be accurately crafted, but they must also be light and possess high weight to strength ratio to help parts bear use in extenuating circumstances. We have offer both conventional and CNC capabilities and constantly strive to keep up with current market trends, providing well machined, high longevity units to reliably perform JIT and 24*7 delivery of consignments all year round.

    In short, Caylor is poised to be a cognizant partner to businesses in engineering, maintenance, and construction and will continue to study the trends on the horizon to help customers get ahead of competition through the use of uniquely tailored, perfect fit parts.

    You can stay apprised of custom machining updates and news by following Caylor on Twitter & LinkedIn.

    From the Caylor Industrial team, we hope you all have a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year – we look forward to working with you on your 2017 needs!