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Fabricated Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joints

April 17, 2008



This fabric expansion joints‘ frame and liner are fabricated from 304 stainless steel. The three-layer fabric belt consists of an inner layer of silica cloth, a middle layer of mineral wool, and an outer layer of PTFE/coated fiberglass. The dye-penetrant examination was performed on all welds of the expansion joint’s frame prior to shipping.

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44″ Fabric Expansion Joints for a Petrochemical Plant in Malaysia

April 9, 2008

U.S. Bellows, Inc. designed and fabricated 44″ fabric expansion joints for a petrochemical plant in Malaysia. The expansion joints measure 44″ ID x 40″ face to face and are fabricated from stainless steel pipe and flanges and a three layer fabric belt protected by an insulation pillow. The design conditions were 3 PSIG at 845°F. The expansion joints are designed for a lateral movement of 1/2″ and an angular rotation of 1.5°. Stainless steel covers were included to protect the fabric expansion element from possible outside damage.

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