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Piping Support Selector is a utility that designs (sizes) a cantilever pipe support beam based on pipe span distance and pipelines resting on the support. Piping Support Selector is designed to be used by draftsman, designers, engineers, and construction personnel.

This app simplifies pipe support beam sizing by removing the complexities of the beam calculation process. The user is only required to know the size and quantity of pipelines resting on the support and the pipe span distance to the next support. Forget loads, moment, shear, etc. The calculator's input is pipe and the output is designed beam(s).

How many times have you been in the field and needed to quickly add a pipe support? Lets be honest, you probably ended up guessing the size of that steel member? Quit guessing if that pipe support will support the load - OR NOT! When you guess a pipe support, you risk over sizing the beam ($$$), OR WORSE, selecting a beam that is undersized to support the load (oops). Have you been in the field and had to extend (lengthen) an existing beam to carry two additional pipes? Input the existing pipe and additional pipe and Piping Support Selector will let you know if your modified beam will support the load OR NOT!

Piping Support Selector sizes the beam based on exactly the piping that will rest on the beam. The calculator selects a list of suitable beams (AISC members only - W shape, C shape, L shape, and Pipe ) based on both uniform and point loads - checking shear, moment, stress, and deflection. Pipe Support Selector also provides supporting calculations (units are in imperial), so you can supply them to the engineer in charge or verify them yourself.

Special thanks to Nick Loiacono. This app would not have happened without his extremely valuable assistance and guidance with the structural beam calculations.

What's New

Version 2.0.1

Miscellaneous revisions and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Like the description said ...


... No more guessing. I'm a designer and I've had a few charts which were limited in usefulness. I sat down with a engineer and we looked at the recommendations for a few test cases. The app works. Looking forward to using this app for both speed and accuracy.

Engineer on hand


No more waiting for engineering availability. Sizing members yourself and moving on with your design. Doesn't get much better than that.


Jean-Paul Lanaux
2.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017


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