U.S. Bellows provided the total engineering, design and fabrication package for this project that included: expansion joints, elbows, duct work, saddle supports, F-type variable spring supports, slide plates and pipe anchors.
A total of twelve, 119" dia. double slotted hinged expansion joints, thirty-six, 72" dia. elbows and twelve, 119" dia., 55" long header ducts were fabricated for a power plant in Mississippi. The expansion joint assemblies were designed for .5° angular movement, 3/8" lateral, 1-1/2" axial compression. The design conditions were 5 psig at 300°F. The duct work was fabricated from A-36 carbon steel material and the bellows were fabricated from 304 stainless steel. A dye penetrant exam, soap and air test and spot x-ray on all duct seam welds was performed prior to shipping.