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Reasons to choose a fabric expansion joint:
- Good for high temperature applications
- High movement capabilities
- No size restraints
- Less expensive to design and fabricate
- See more reasons in our catalog
Reasons to choose a metal expansion joint
This neoprene fabric expansion joint is 42″ I.D. by 7-3/4″ face-to-face and is designed for a generator cooling fan in a power plant. The angle frame ends are fabricated from carbon steel, and the neoprene fabric belt is fastened to the angle flanges by two stainless steel clamps. The expansion joint absorbs vibration between the air supply duct and the cooling fan. A dye penetrant exam was performed on the welds of the angle iron flanges prior to shipping to the customer ahead of schedule.
We perform dye penetrant testing on all bellows longitudinal seam welds before and after forming the bellows. The test is performed to insure there are no weld defects such as surface cracking or weld discontinuities. The weld surface is thoroughly cleaned and a red penetrant dye is applied to the surface of the weld and allowed to soak for a period of time. The dye is then removed and a white powder is sprayed on the weld surface that performs a blotting action. An indication of the dye with a white background characterizes the weld surface discontinuities of the bellows longitudinal seam weld. This testing before and after the bellows forming process ensures a sound quality bellows seam weld.
Procedure for Dye Penetrant Testing
Examples of Dye Penetrant Testing