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Pipe Loop or Expansion Joint?

October 16th, 2010

We recently posted a new article on the advantages of using an expansion joint versus a pipe loop:

An expansion joint and a pipe loop are two methods employed to safely absorb thermal expansion or contraction in piping systems due to thermal temperature changes.

Piping System with Expansion Joints

Piping System with Expansion Joints

When design conditions exist, where an expansion joint or a pipe loop can be utilized, the major advantages of using an expansion joint are as follows:

  1. Space is inadequate for a pipe loop with sufficient flexibility.
  2. A minimum pressure drop throughout the pipe line is required and the absence of flow turbulence from the elbows and piping is required by process flow conditions.
  3. The fluid is abrasive and flows at a very high velocity.

Check out the rest of the article¬† “Advantages of an Expansion Joint” versus a “Pipe Loop” at our site!

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