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Metal Attachment Styles for Fabric Expansion Joint Designs

January 30th, 2012 Comments off

Are there fabric expansion joints in your future? Are you looking to design or purchase a fabric expansion joint or just curious about the assortment of available frames? View different types of metal attachment styles for fabric expansion joint designs.

Metal Attachment Frames without Baffles (Liners)


Metal Attachment Frames with Baffles (Liners)


Metal Attachment Frames with Baffles and Insulation Pillows


Double Arched PTFE-lined Rubber Expansion Joints for a Polysilicon Plant

January 23rd, 2012 Comments off

Double Arched PTFE-lined Rubber Expansion Joints for a Polysilicon Plant

These expansion joints have PTFE-lined rubber convolutions with Inconel® 625 liners and stainless steel covers. They measure 10″ I.D. x 5-1/4″ OAL. The expansion joints are designed for 46 psig and temperatures up to 210°F, with 1/2″ axial compression.

Cut-Away View of a Custom Fabric Expansion Joint

January 16th, 2012 Comments off

We recently added new diagrams to the U.S. Bellows website. Check out all of the different components that make up a custom fabric expansion joint versus a standard expansion joint.

Diagram of High Temperature, 3-Layer Expansion Joint

Diagram of Standard Fabric Expansion Joint

Accommodating Expansion in Your Fossil Fired Power Plant

January 12th, 2012 Comments off
We have been continuously adding new Fabric Expansion Joint content to our website. From fabric expansion joint design styles to diagrams and applications, we are creating more and more content in order to answer any technical questions that you may have.

Our most recent addition, the Fabric Expansion Joint Application page, shows you where an expansion joint would be applied within a Fossil Fired Power Plant.

Check out where they fit in between the air heater, scrubber, fans, and more! 

Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint For High Air Circulation Flow

January 9th, 2012 Comments off

Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint For High Air Circulation Flow

This rectangular fabric expansion joint is designed for high air circulation flow for an air cooling loop duct in a power plant. It measures 81″ L x 18″ W x 16″ face-to-face, and is fabricated with stainless steel angle, frame ends and internal liner. The fabric belt material is reinforced silicone fabric cloth, which can withstand temperatures up to 550°F. This expansion joint is rated for axial movement of +/- 1″ with a 1/2″ lateral offset. A dye penetrant test on all welds was conducted prior to a quality assurance inspection prior to shipment.

Happy New Years from the U.S. Bellows Team

January 3rd, 2012 Comments off

We're excited to serve your expansion joint nees in 2012!

Happy New Years from the U.S. Bellows Team

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