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Full-Encirclement Reinforcing Saddles

Full-Encirclement Reinforcing Saddles are used to provide reinforcement for branch outlets in accordance with ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8 and other applicable design codes. Although Full-Encirclement Reinforcing Saddles are designed to fully encircle the run pipe, they are not designed to be pressure retaining. In order to avoid gas entrapment during welding and to prevent pressure containment, should a leak develop underneath the saddle, Full-Encirclement Reinforcing Saddles are provided with a vent hole.

WeldFit can supply Full-Encirclement Reinforcing Saddles with full size or reduced branch outlets. WeldFit stocks Full-Encirclement Saddles in a variety of sizes and configurations manufactured using A234 Grade WPB material. We also have the in-house capability to supply stainless or high-yield stress saddles in any size or configuration required.

WeldFit can supply Full-Encirclement Reinforcing Saddles in any of the five configurations commonly used in the industry:

saddle1


Part 1 - Single piece construction, split into two equal halves through the run and the branch

 

saddle 2


Part 2 - Single piece construction, split longitudinally through the run perpendicular to the branch

 

saddle 3


Part 3 - Two piece construction, composed of a run cylinder welded to a partial saddle, split into two equal halves through the run and the branch

 

saddle 4


Part 4 - Two piece construction, composed of a run cylinder welded to a partial saddle, split longitudinally through the run perpendicular to the branch

 

saddle 5


Part 5 - Single piece construction, cut into three sections by splitting through the branch and through the run perpendicular to the branch

 

Key Features:

  • Available for full size or reduced branch outlets down to 2"
  • Many sizes and styles available for immediate shipment
  • Satisfy the requirements of ASME B31.3, B31.4, B31.8 and other applicable design codes
  • Standard saddles manufactured using A234 Grade WPB
  • Stainless or high-yield stress material saddles can be manufactured in-house to meet customer requirements
  • Part 1 through Part 5 Full-Encirclement Reinforcing Saddle styles available
  • Manufactured in compliance with WeldFit’s ISO 9001:2008 certified quality program

Ordering Information:

  • Run pipe size
  • Outlet pipe size
  • Material required
  • Style of Full-Encirclement Reinforcing Saddle required

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