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What happens if a fabric expansion joint is exposed to sudden pressure fluctuations, such being located near ID fans and dampers?
|This may result in the belt fluttering. The fabric will
fatigue over time resulting in tears. Using stiffer fabric materal, installing
a liner and increasing the standoff are steps to take avoid flutter.
Fabric Expansion Joint Belt
What type of EJ do I use so that I don’t need to design for the pressure thrust force?
Added on Fri, May 9, 2014
When are center supports required on expansion joints?
Added on Thu, Nov 3, 2011
Does fatigue failure of an expansion joint include the natural vibration of the structure and the natural frequency of the piping system during operation?
Added on Sat, Dec 10, 2011
The axial load is transferred through expansion joint itself and the limit rod is for safety? Is my understanding is correct?
Added on Thu, May 15, 2014
What anti-corrosion coatings are used on expansion joints?
Added on Mon, Jun 18, 2012