U.S. Bellows, Inc. designed and fabricated this refractory lined universal expansion joint for an FFC unit in India. This is a 70″, outside diameter, tied refractory-lined universal expansion joint with two-ply Inconel® 625 LCF bellows, A516 weld ends and spool, and a 4″ thick refractory lining per UOP specifications. This joint was designed at 51 PSIG and 1400 degrees F. Bellows long seam welds were 100% x-rayed and 100% dye-penetrant before and after forming. It was also pneumatic tested at 57 PSIG. The refractory lining was dried out per UOP specifications.
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U.S. Bellows, Inc., the expansion joint division of Piping Technology & Products, Inc., specially designed and fabricated a 44-inch, O.D Universal, refractory lined expansion joint for a chemical plant in Venezuela.>The expansion joint was designed for 100 psig at 1,000° F and fabricated with 321 SS two-ply tested bellows, A-387 GR11 weld ends, 14 Ga. 304 SS, Hexmesh anchoring system and Resco 17 EMC refractory. The expansion joint was also designed and fabricated per B31.3 and EJMA Standards.
Shown above is a stainless steel, universal expansion joint fabricated by the Sweco Fab, division of Piping Technology & Products, Inc. This unit was refractory lined before being shipped to a refinery for installation in their piping system.