Metal Hose & Expansion Joints | A piping system can be affected by thermal expansion, equipment movement, or vibration. An expansion joint is the best solution when flexibility for such movement can’t be built into the piping system. An Hyspan steam Expansion joints is a device that allows movement in a pipe system while keeping pressure and the medium within it contained. They are an integral part of many piping systems and ducting systems. They are typically divided into three general categories:
- Metal Rubber and Fabric.
- Stress or Pipe Movement
- Reduce System Noise
- Isolate Mechanical Vibration
- Compensation for Offset or Alignment Issues
- Electrolytic Action or Eliminate Electrolysis
- Protect against Surge Forces or Start-Ups
Metal Expansion Joints
For piping systems that handle liquids, or systems operating at pressures much higher than atmospheric, metal expansion joints can be used. These products can be used internally or externally, as well as pressure-balanced bellows expansion joint. There are many configurations available: single and dual bellows, tied universals, and hinges and gimbals. For full vacuum or low-pressure service, rectangular expansion joints can be purchased. Metal bellows pump connectors, and flexible metal hose connectors are also available.
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Rubber Expansion Joints
Proco Products, Inc.We are a world leader in the production and design of expansion joints for piping and ducting systems. We provided the best range of rubber and molded PFA extension joints, fabric fan connectors, and low torque sealing gaskets for the piping industry.
Fabric Expansion Joints
High-temperature gas applications often require fabric expansion joints to reduce maintenance intervals, minimize leaking and reduce fugitive pollutants. Fabric expansion joints are typically made of an elastomer like Neoprene or EPDM, silicone, or fluoroelastomer. They can be reinforced with fibers or fabric made out of polyamide, aramid, or glass. For high-temperature applications, multilayer expansion joints are more complicated.
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