GarCo Manufacturing Co., Inc.

A Material Solutions Company

Pipe Guides, Slides & Anchors

The use of ‘PS Series’ pipe slides along with the ‘PG Series’ pipe guides assures that the critical ‘bottom of pipe’ (BOP) to ‘top of steel’ (TOS) dimension stays constant throughout the system.

PG Series: Insulated Pipe Guides
The Value Engineered Products’ line of insulated pipe guides is engineered to provide a superior method for pipe alignment and controlled travel. Insulation efficiency is achieved from the use of a unique and rugged Xonotlite insulation insert. This insert eliminates areas of heat loss or gain, impossible to control with direct attachment systems. The rugged nature and high compressive strength of this insert material allows the elimination of intermediary pipe supports resulting in fewer mechanical components to purchase and install. The ‘PG’ series of pipe guides incorporates a logical system of hardware design where pipe size and insulation thickness dictate the construction of the unit. PG Series insulated pipe guides are far superior to pipe rollers and may be seismic rated.

  • PG Plus series insulated pipe guides allow additional axial travel.
  • Units for severe loads and/or greater travel are available by design.
Operating temperatures: +20°F to +1700°F
Pipe sizes: 2 inches to 20 inches
Insulation thickness: 1 inch to 4 inches
Axial travel: +/- 2 inches (PG Series) or +/- 4-1/2 inches (PG Plus Series)
Lateral travel: +/- 1/8 inch

PS Series: Insulated Pipe Slides
Value Engineered Products’ line of insulated pipe slides provides a superior method of supporting pipes while allowing unrestricted axial and lateral pipe movement. Use of a 360° insulation insert of Xonotlite calcium silicate eliminates areas of heat loss or gain allowed by direct attachment systems. The rugged nature and high compressive strength of this insert material supports pipes to their maximum allowable spans, eliminating the need for intermediary supports. The ‘virgin’ PTFE slide pad provides an extremely low coefficient of friction and is available in a variety of sizes which can allow up to seven inches of lateral travel.

  • Specify PS-Plus Series pipe slides for systems requiring greater axial and/or lateral pipe movement.
Operating temperatures: +20°F to +1700°F
Pipe sizes: 1/2 inch to 20 inches
Insulation thickness: 1 inch to 4 inches
Lateral travel: up to 7 inches of total lateral travel (PS Plus Series)

PA Series: Insulated Pipe Anchors
VEP rounds out its product line with its PA series of Insulated Pipe Anchors. Because system configurations vary, Value Engineered Products requires specific temperature ranges, pipe spans, and system applications before making an anchor recommendation. ‘Light Duty’ Pre-Insulated Anchors are appropriate where ‘friction anchors’ are called for, whereas, Heavy Duty Pre-Insulated Anchors are engineered units and can only be quoted once the required system parameters are provided.