Pipe support heat transfer

Pipemill: for the design, analysis and layout of piping components

The program applies principles outlined in ASTM C 680-04 to estimate heat transfer from a pipe support shoe, enabling an assessment of local temperature at the base plate.

Heat transfer methods considered

  • conduction, and
  • convection.

Types of pipe support covered

The pipe support may be:

  • a simple tee type
  • a double axial plate, or including a web stiffener.


Temperature gradient against shoe height is produced in two forms:

  • numerical
  • graphical.

Analysis support

The help file contains typical thermodynamic data for common pipe support materials.

Pipe support heat transfer graph


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