What is a fabric expansion joint and how does one work?
Fabric expansion joints perform a function of compensating for duct misalignment and duct thermal growth typical in power plants and other ducting systems. Fabric expansion joints are found wherever there is a need to convey hot media in low pressure applications such as "in flowing air" and .. Read more
The Basics of Fabric Expansion Joints
Fabric expansion joints perform a function of compensating for duct misalignment and duct thermal growth typical in power plants and other ducting systems. Proper design of these joints starts with asking the right questions about the application, providing the correct answers, and applying design rules to arrive at the appropriate solution.
The guiding principle for fabric joint design is to protect the fabric belt element so that it can absorb movement while retaining the media. The longevity of the belt life can be diminished by many factors. These factors include excessive temperature, harsh .. Read more
Key terms to know when working with Fabric Expansion Joints
Review our glossary and learn the basic key terms involving fabric expansion joints; such as cold shell, hot shell, inboard flange, heat seal splice, and more.
Movement involved when working with fabric expansion joints
Learn about the various fabric expansion joint movement and view charts showing the relation between belt width and movement extensions.