U.S. Bellows, Inc. custom designed eighty-one universal expansion joints for an oil refinery in California. The bellows are fabricated from 304 stainless steel, and the pipe and flanges are carbon steel. The units range from 1″ to 8″ in diameter and are designed for a spring rate of 20 lb./in. The expansion joints are designed for 140°F at 25 psig and are capable of 1″ axial compression. Each unit was hydro-tested prior to shipment.
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Listen to in-depth explanations on how to choose the type of expansion joint that will best suit your system. Learn about the bellows movements throughout the piping system due to thermal changes of mechanical motion. Increase your understanding of the different types of expansion joints and value-added services offered by U.S. Bellows.
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Expansion Joint Application and Design
Our Expansion Joint course was developed for the following disciplines…
- Piping system designers that may decide to use expansion joints
- Expansion joint designers use the information provided by piping system designers to determine the best design to meet the requirements.
- Designers that use modern software systems to evaluate different options
- Engineers / Managers: field, maintenance, process, operations, construction, surveyors
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