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Fabric Joint vs. Metallic Joint

Fabric Expansion Joint Hinged Metal Expansion Joint
Reasons to choose a fabric pipe expansion joint Reasons to choose a metal pipe expansion joint
    • Good for high-temperature applications
    • High movement capabilities
    • No size restraints
    • Less expensive to design and fabricate
    • Generally low cost with quick delivery on larger sizes
    • Easy to repair and preset
    • Accommodates torsional movement
    • Maintenance Free
    • Non-Combustible
    • Withstand a large range of temperatures from high temperature to cryogenic
    • Can be used for high-pressure services
    • Used for a variety of process conditions including air, steam, liquid, cryogenic, etc.
    • Does not allow leakage of gases or liquids
    • Two-ply testable bellows