U.S. Bellows, Inc. custom designed and fabricated a 315 lb. 78 x 39 multi-layer fabric expansion joint for a power company in Texas. This fabric expansion joint will be mounted inside a turbine enclosure and allows for a 15,000 cfm air flow through the enclosure. It is designed for 27 1/2 W.C. and 930°F with 0.27 axial and ± 0.12 lateral movements. The expansion joint is equipped with a stainless steel frame and a 6 thick insulated pillow which is enclosed in a stainless steel woven wire mesh.
March 26, 2004