These externally pressurized expansion joints are 16″ in diameter and 60-1/4″ face-to-face. The bellows are fabricated from 304 stainless steel, and the rest of the expansion joint is fabricated from carbon steel. They are custom-designed for 8″ axial movement and 150 psig at 176°F, with a spring rate of 2,152 lb./in. Each expansion joint was hydro-tested, radiographic tested, and dye penetrant tested prior to shipment.
October 10, 2011