About Pipe Hangers

Pipe hangers, also known as pipe supports or pipe clamps, are devices used to support and secure pipes in various industrial, commercial, and residential applications. They play a critical role in maintaining the stability and integrity of the pipe system. The primary purpose of pipe hangers is to prevent sagging, movement, or vibration of pipes, ensuring they stay in place and don't damage surrounding structures.

Types of Pipe Hangers:

  1. Clevis Hangers: These hangers consist of a U-shaped clevis attached to a threaded rod or bolt. The pipe is suspended from the clevis by a loop or pipe clamp.

  2. Split Ring Hangers: Split ring hangers have a split design that allows them to be opened and placed around the pipe. They typically have two mounting holes and are ideal for quick installation.

  3. Riser Clamps: Riser clamps are used to support vertical pipes or risers. They are mounted to the wall or floor and provide additional stability to the pipe.

  4. Swivel Ring Hangers: Swivel ring hangers allow the pipe to move in any direction, which is useful in situations where thermal expansion and contraction occur.

  5. Pipe Roller Supports: Pipe rollers are used to support pipes where axial movement due to expansion and contraction is expected. The rollers allow the pipe to move freely in the axial direction.

  6. Pipe Clamps: These are simple U-shaped clamps that hold the pipe in place and are available in various materials, such as metal or plastic.

Materials and Construction:

Pipe hangers can be made from different materials, depending on the application, environment, and pipe material:

  • Metal: Common materials include stainless steel, carbon steel, galvanized steel, and copper-plated steel. Metal pipe hangers are suitable for heavy-duty applications and high-temperature environments.

  • Plastic: Plastic pipe hangers are lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and commonly used for supporting plastic pipes.

  • Rubber: Rubber-lined hangers are used to minimize vibration and noise transmission.


Proper installation of pipe hangers is crucial for the effective functioning of the pipe system. The spacing and location of the hangers depend on factors like pipe size, material, weight, temperature, and the support structure. Following manufacturer guidelines and building codes is essential to ensure a safe and reliable pipe system.