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U.S. Bellows Fabricates Expansion Joints for Power Plant in China

September 4th, 1998 Comments off

U.S. Bellows, Inc., a subsidiary of PT&P, has recently supplied four 72-inch expansion joints required for the piping system of a power plant being built in Zhuhai, China. These large expansion joints will carry the exhaust from the plant’s boiler feed pump turbines.

72" Dia. Universal Expansion Joint

72" Dia. Universal Expansion Joint

This critical piping application often requires pressure-balanced expansion joints, but in this case a unique combination of a universal joint in one plane (left side of photo) and a hinged joint (right side of photo) was used.

5’ x 22’ Thick-Wall Tied Universal Expansion Joint

January 4th, 1994 Comments off
5’ x 22’ Thick-wall Tied Universal Expansion Joint

5’ x 22’ Thick-wall Tied Universal Expansion Joint

Piping Technology & Products, Inc. engineered, designed and built this 5’ x 22’ stainless steel, thick wall, tied, universal expansion joint for a major producer of agricultural chemicals in Louisiana. A special in-house CAD program was utilized in the design effort for these expansion bellows to meet the process parameters. Also, special guides and anchors were provided to facilitate proper operation of this critical unit within the system.


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