Pipe Loop or Expansion Joint?
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.
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:
- Space is inadequate for a pipe loop with sufficient flexibility.
- 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.
- 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!