These clamshell pipe spools were fabricated by U.S. Bellows for a section of the duct for a gas turbine installation. The units were constructed from ASTM A.240 type 321 stainless steel. The flanges had a 32 RMS machined faces for bolting up the flanges without gaskets. The spools were designed to be removed in four sections so that the spool could be removed and the turbine pulled back for maintenance. They are 85.5″ in diameter and 21.5″ in overall length. The units were designed for an operating temperature ranging from -40°F to 950°F.
April 4, 2016