This is Expert’s Guide to Pipe Support Design according to MSS SP-58-2009. It’s a popular reference standard for engineers and consultants.
This Standard Practice presents the recommended practice for the selection and application of pipe hangers and supports for all service temperatures.
To enable the user to specify a minimum level of acceptance for pipe hanger design and performance.
Expert’s Guide to Pipe Support Design – Standard Development
Development of this MSS Standard Practice was under the consensus of the MSS Technical Committee 403 and the MSS Coordinating Committee. The content of this Standard Practice is the result of the efforts of competent and concerned volunteers to provide an effective, clear, and non-exclusive specification that will benefit the industry as a whole. The creators intend this MSS Standard Practice as a basis for common practice by the manufacturer, the user, and the general public. The existence of an MSS Standard Practice does not in itself preclude the manufacture, sale, or use of products not conforming to the Standard Practice. Establishment of Mandatory conformance is only by reference in a code, specification, sales contract, or public law, as applicable.
In this Standard Practice all notes, annexes, tables, and figures are construed to be essential to the
understanding of the message of the standard. So, they are considered part of the text unless noted as
“supplemental”. They call all appendices appearing in this document as “supplemental”. Hence, Supplemental” information does not include mandatory requirements.
This Standard Practice is coming from a cooperative effort of representatives of the pipe hanger
manufacturers. It is based on the best practice current at this time and on the collective experience of the
industry. There is a companion Standard Practice, MSS SP-127, which relates to the design, selection, and
application of bracing for piping systems subject to seismic – wind – dynamic loading.