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U.S. Bellows Fabricates Expansion Joints for Power Plant in China

September 4, 1998

U.S. Bellows, Inc., a subsidiary of PT&P, has recently supplied four 72-inch expansion joints required for the piping system of a power plant being built in Zhuhai, China. These large expansion joints will carry the exhaust from the plant’s boiler feed pump turbines.

72" Dia. Universal Expansion Joint

72″ Dia. Universal Expansion Joint

This critical piping application often requires pressure-balanced expansion joints, but in this case a unique combination of a universal joint in one plane (left side of photo) and a hinged joint (right side of photo) was used.