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11′ Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Gas Turbine Exhaust

February 14th, 2014 Comments off

11' Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Gas Turbine Exhaust

U.S. Bellows, Inc. fabricated four fabric expansion joints for a gas turbine exhaust. They are 136″ L x 54″ W 12″ face-to-face. The frame and liner are fabricated from stainless steel and the fabric belt is 1-ply PTFE. The expansion joints are designed for 400°F at +/- 100″ water column. A dye penetrant examination was preformed prior to shipment.

U.S. Bellows 101: The Basics of Expansion Joints Webinar

February 6th, 2014 Comments off

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U.S. Bellows, Inc., a division of PT&P, has more than 50 years of experience designing and manufacturing expansion joints, along with replacement and repair services.


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78″ Dia. Single Expansion Joints Designed for an Internal Reactor

February 2nd, 2014 Comments off

78" Dia. Single Expansion Joints Designed for an Internal Reactor

These single expansion joints are custom designed for an internal reactor in a propylene process unit. They are fabricated with Incoloy 800H bellows and A-240 type 304H stainless steel weld ends. The expansion joints range in diameter from 59-7/15″ to 78-8/8″ and are 41-5/16″ long. They were designed for a lateral movement of 0.25″, axial movement of 2.64″ and 15 psig at 1231°F. PMI, x-ray and dye penetration tests were performed prior to shipment.


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