A single pipe that runs at a relatively higher elevation, usually calls for a ‘trestle’ support. For taller heights, with the pipe required to be supported at one particular elevation, a trestle is more economical when compared with a pipe-rack.

A pipe trestle is essentially a lattice cantilever column with adequate radii of gyration about the 2 orthogonal axes. Design of a pipe trestle is usually governed by transverse loads from wind, eathquake, pipe friction and/or pipe anchors.