U.S. Bellows, Inc. recently designed and manufactured five tied universal expansion joints ranging in size from 30 to 48 for an oil and gas company in France. These expansion joints weigh between 2400 lb. and 3200 lb. and are fabricated from 304-321 SS bellows. They are designed for pressures ranging from 55 to 650 PSIG and 148°F to 300°F operating temperatures. To ensure quality, the joints were 100% X-Rayed, 100% dye-penetrant, and hydro-tested at 83 to 975 PSIG.
Upcoming Live Webinar
Fabric Expansion Joints Webinar by U.S. Bellows, Inc.
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
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Live Webinars are worth 1 PDH Credit for TX Professional Engineers
This presentation will briefly touch on the basics of fabric expansion joints; however, is mainly focused on the various designs, material details, and applications. Learn how fabric expansion joints are engineered and fabricated for various applications and the many factors that influence those designs. View the abundance of materials used, including Fluoroplastic and Fluoroelastomer, and their respective capabilities. Take a journey through a Fossil Fired Power Plant and see exactly where fabric expansion joints are required.
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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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