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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.

Single Hinged Expansion Joints Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant

January 4th, 2014 Comments off

24 Single Hinged Expansion Joints Custom Designed for a Chemical Plant

Twenty-four single hinged expansion joint were custom designed for a chemical plant. Eight are 16″ dia., four are 12″ dia., twelve are 6″ dia., and they range in length from 14″ to 16″. The bellows are fabricated from 304 stainless steel and the rest is carbon steel. The 16″ dia. joints are designed for 2° Angular movement at 300°F and 150 psig. The 12″ dia. joints are designed for 1 deg. Angular movement at 300°F and 400 psig. The 6″ dia. joints are designed for 1° angular movement at 300°F and 650 psig. All expansion joints were dye penetrant examined and hydro-tested prior to shipment.

42″ Dia. Single Expansion Joint Refurbished for a Chemical Plant

December 7th, 2013 Comments off

42" Dia. Single Expansion Joint Refurbished for a Chemical Plant

This 42″ dia. x 13-3/4″ OAL single expansion joint was refurbished for a chemical plant. The bellows were replaced with 304 stainless steel and the flanges were sand blasted and painted. The expansion joint was designed for a spring rate of 4,253 lb./in., 5/8″ axial movement at 222°F and 50 psig. A dye penetrant examination and air soap and bubble test was conducted prior to shipping.

59″ Dia. Single Hinged Expansion Joint Refurbished in Two Weeks

June 3rd, 2013 Comments off

59" Dia. Single Hinged Expansion Joint Refurbished in Two Weeks

Within a two week deadline, U.S. Bellows refurbished a 59-1/4″ diameter single hinged expansion joint for a refinery in Louisiana. The expansion joint is 119-3/4″ in overall length and designed for .82″ angular rotation at 1380°F and 35 psig. The bellows are fabricated from Inconel 625 LCF, and the entire assembly is 304H stainless steel. Before shipment, the bellows were x-rayed and the assembly was 100% dye penetrant and air tested to 52 psig.

Single Expansion Joints Designed for Gas Service in Peru

April 27th, 2013 Comments off

Single Expansion Joints Designed for Gas Service in Peru

Single Expansion Joints Designed for Gas Service in Peru

These single expansion joints are 20″ in overall length and range in diameter from 3″ to 56″. They are composed of 321 stainless steel bellows, 316L flanges and angles, and include carbon steel covers. The expansion joints were designed for 194°F at 22 PSIG and were dye penetrant examined and soap and air tested prior to shipping to Peru.

Refractory Lined Expansion Joint Designed for a Clean Fuels Project

April 14th, 2013 Comments off

Refractory Line Expansion Joint Designed for a Clean Fuels Project

This refractory lined expansion joint is composed of 321 stainless steel bellows and A588-A Corten angle flanges. It is lined with a 4″ thick refractory lining and measures 7′-2″ x 4′-6″ x 134″ F-F. The expansion joint was dye penetrant tested and will be utilized in flue gas service associated with a clean fuels project at an oil refinery.

84″ & 14″ Dia. Single Expansion Joints Custom Designed for a Pipe Line in an Utility Plant

February 16th, 2013 Comments off

84" Dia. Single Expansion Joints Custom Designed for a Pipe Line in an Utility Plant

14" Dia. Single Expansion Joints Custom Designed for a Pipe Line in an Utility Plant

U.S. Bellows custom designed 14″ dia. and 84″ dia. single expansion joints for a pipe line in an utility plant in Colorado. The bellows are 304 stainless steel and carbon steel was used for the flanges and tie rods. The assemblies were designed for a spring rate of 2,530 lb/in., 1″ axial movement at 300°F and 37 psig. The assemblies were dye penetrant examined and air tested with a delivery of 12 weeks.

102″ Dia. Single Hinged Expansion Joint and Duct Work Assembly and Two 92″ Single Expansion Joints

February 4th, 2013 Comments off

102" Dia. Single Hinged Expansion Joint and Duct Work Assembly

Two 92" Single Expansion Joints

U.S. Bellows designed a 102″ dia. single hinged expansion joint and duct work assembly, along with two 92″ single expansion joints for a coal gasification facility in Mississippi. Both the assembly and expansion joints were fabricated from carbon steel with 304 stainless steel bellows, and designed for 3.6° angular movement at 825°F and 3 psig. The expansion joints were dye penetrant examined, 100% x-rayed and soap and air tested prior to shipment.

42″ Dia. Single Tied Expansion Joints Designed for a Solar Electric Generation Facility

November 26th, 2012 Comments off

42" Dia. Single Tied Expansion Joints Designed for a Solar Electric Generation Facility

These single tied expansion joints are 40″ and 42″ diameter, and were designed for a solar electric generation facility. The bellows and flow liner are 304 stainless steel. The stub ends are fabricated from carbon steel. The expansion joints were designed for a lateral movement of 1/2″, and 15 PSIG at 250°F. They were 100% dye penetrant examined and hydro-tested prior to shipping to California.

31″ I.D. Custom Turbine Expansion Joint

August 6th, 2012 Comments off

31" I.D. Custom Turbine Expansion Joint

A custom fabricated 31″ I.D. turbine expansion joint was designed and fabricated to be placed in service for a company in Texas. The expansion joint unit was reverse engineered, from the previous unit, with improvements to the current design. It is fabricated from 321 stainless steel with Inconel 625 bellows. The turbine expansion joint is 36″ long and is designed for 70 PSIG at 450 deg. F and axial travel of 4″. The expansion joint was 100% dye-penetrant examined and hydro-tested prior to being shipped to the customer.

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