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In-line Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints Designed for a 58″ Pipeline at a Chemical Plant

January 21, 2019

In-line Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints Designed for a 58" Pipeline at a Chemical Plant

Type:  In-line Pressure Balanced Expansion Joint
Size:  38″ F-F | 58-1/2 Diameter
Material:  304 Stainless Steel | Carbon Steel
Design:  725°F @ 14.22 psig | 1-1/2″ Axial Compression | 422 lb./in. Spring Rate
Testing:  100% X-Rayed | Dye-penetrant | Air/leak tested

U.S. Bellows custom designed these in-line pressure balanced expansion joints for a chemical plant in Texas. They are 38″ face-to-face and 58-1/2″ diameter. The bellows are fabricated from 304 stainless steel with carbon steel tie rods and flange plates. They are designed for a 725°F at 14.22 psig, with a spring rate of 422 lb./in. and 1.5″ of axial compression. The expansion joints were 100% dye-penetrant examined and air leak tested prior to shipment.

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Single Expansion Joint Designed for a Refinery in Korea

December 31, 2018

Single Expansion Joint Designed for a Refinery in Korea

Type: Single Flanged Expansion Joint
Size: 18-1/2″ Long | 8″ Diameter
Material: 304 Stainless Steel | CS
Design 338°F @ 51 psig | 1-3/4″ Axial Movement | 225 lb. Spring Rate
Testing: 100% Dye Penetrant | Hydro-tested | X-Rayed

U.S. Bellows manufactured this single expansion joints for a refinery in Korea. The bellows were fabricated from 304 stainless steel and the frame from carbon steel. The expansion joint is 8″ diameter and 18-½” long. It is designed for an operating temperature of 338°F at 51 psig, with an axial movement of 1¾”, and a spring rate of 225 lb./in. The bellows were 100% X-rayed, dye-penetrant examined, and hydro-tested prior to shipment.

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30″ Dia. Expansion Joints Designed for an Oil and Gas Facility

December 3, 2018
30" Dia. Expansion Joints Designed for an Oil and Gas Facility
Type: Single Expansion Joints
Size: 24″ F-F | 30″ Diameter
Design: 304 Stainless Steel | Carbon Steel
Material: 800°F @ 275 psig | 1″ Axial Compression
Testing: Hydro-tested

These single expansion joints were custom engineered for an oil and gas facility in Texas. The bellows, liner, and cover are fabricated from 304 stainless steel, while the flanges and tie rod assemblies from carbon steel. The units are 30″ in diameter, 24″ face-to-face and include control rods. They are designed for an operating temperature of 800°F at 275 psig and 1″ of axial compression. All expansion joints were hydro-tested prior to shipment.

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27″ Dia. Universal Expansion Joints Designed for a Pipeline in Florida

November 12, 2018


27” Dia. Universal Expansion Joints Designed for a Pipeline in Florida

Type: Universal Expansion Joints
Size: 60″ Height | 26.75″ Diameter
Design: 304 Stainless Steel
Material: 1000°F @ 11 psig
2″ Axial Compression & Lateral Deflection
Testing: Pneumatic Tested @ 12 psig

U.S. Bellows designed universal expansion joints for a pipeline application in Florida. The units are 60″ tall and have a 26.75″ inside diameter. The bellows, cover, liner and weld-ends are fabricated from 304 stainless steel. They are designed for an operating temperature of 1000°F at 11 psig, with 2″ of axial compression and lateral deflection. The units were pneumatic tested at 12 psig prior to shipment

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36″ Dia. Externally Pressurized Expansion Joints Designed for a Power Plant in Venezuela

October 29, 2018

36” Dia. Externally Pressurized Expansion Joints Designed for a Power Plant in Venezuela

Type: Externally Pressurized Expansion Joints
Size: 36″ I.D. | 56″ OAL | 10″ Face-to-Face
Design: Hastelloy C-276 Bellows | A36 CS Flanges & Spool
Material: 60 PSIG at 572°F | 9.75″ Axial Compression
Testing: 100% Dye-Penetrant | Hydro-Tested

U.S. Bellows custom designed externally pressurized expansion joints for a power plant in Venezuela. The units are 56″ in overall length and have a 36″ inside diameter. The bellows are fabricated from Hastelloy C-276 and the flanges and spool are A36 carbon steel. The units are designed for an operating pressure of 60 psig at 572°F and 9.75″ of axial compression. The expansion joints were 100% dye-penetrant tested and hydro-tested prior to shipment.

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Thick-Wall Flanged and Flued Head Expansion Joints Designed for Boiler and Furnace Replacement

October 15, 2018

Thick-Wall Flanged and Flued Head Expansion Joints Designed for Boiler and Furnace Replacement

Type: Thick-Wall Flanged & Flued Head Expansion Joints
Size: 52-7/8″ I.D. | 83-5/8″ I.D. | 10″ Face-to-Face
Design: ASTM A 516-70 Carbon Steel
Material: 250″ Water Column
Testing: 100% Dye-Penetrant | Soap & Air Leak | Hydro-Tested

U.S. Bellows custom designed thick-wall flanged and flued head expansion joints for a boiler and furnace replacement at a chemical plant in Kentucky. The units were completely fabricated from ASTM A 516-70 carbon steel. The smaller unit’s inside diameter is 52-7/8″ and the larger unit is 83-5/8″. Both units are 10″ face-to-face. They are designed for an operating pressure of 250″ water column. The expansion joints were 100% dye-penetrant tested, soap & air leak tested, and hydro-tested prior shipment.

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11 Foot Long Universal Gimbal Expansion Joints Designed for an Oil Refinery in Canada

October 1, 2018

11 Foot Long Universal Gimbal Expansion Joints Designed for an Oil Refinery in Canada

Type:  Universal Gimbal Expansion Joint
Size:  102″ – 133″ L | 41.5″ W | 41.75″ H | 32″ diameter
Material:  Carbon Steel | 304 Stainless Steel
Design:   100°F @ 285 psig | 102 lb/in/degree Rotational
Spring Rate | 15.4″ Lateral Deflection
Testing:   Hydrotested @ 428 PSIG

U.S. Bellows custom designed these universal gimbal expansion joints for an oil refinery in Canada. The bellows and liners are fabricated from 304 stainless steel, and the remainder of the components are fabricated from carbon steel. The units are 102″ and 133″ long respectively, and both are 41.5″ wide, 41.75″ tall, with 32″ OD. They are designed for an operating temperature of 100°F at 285 psig, with a 102 lb/in/degree rotational spring rate and 15.4″ of lateral deflection. The expansion joints were 100% dye-penetrant tested and hydro-tested at 428 psig prior to shipment.

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Rectangular Metallic Expansion Joints Designed for an Exhaust Duct

September 16, 2018

Rectangular Metallic Expansion Joints Designed for an Exhaust Duct

Type: Rectangular Metallic Expansion Joint
Size: 16.5″ x 14.75″ x 12″ F-F
Design: 304 Stainless Steel
Material: Operating Temp: 800°F @ +/- 20″ WC
1″ Axial Compression | 0.25″ Angular Rotation
Testing: 100% Dye-penetrant tested | Soap & Air Tested

U.S. Bellows custom designed these rectangular metallic expansion joints for an exhaust duct application in Wisconsin. They are 16.5″ x 14.75″ and 12″ face-to-face. The units are completely fabricated from 304 stainless steel. They are designed for an operating temperature of 800°F at a +/- 20″ water column, with 1″ of axial compression and 0.25 degrees of angular rotation. The expansion joints were 100% dye-penetrant tested and soap & air tested prior to shipment.

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Universal Expansion Joints Designed for a Tank Farm

September 3, 2018

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Type: Universal Expansion Joint
Size: 24″ Dia. x 48″ F-F | 20″ Dai. x 50″ F-F
Material:  Carbon Steel | 316 Stainless Steel
Design: Operating Temperature: 180°F
Pressure: 264 PSIG
Movement: 2.75″ Lateral Deflection
Testing: 100% Dye-penetrant tested, X-rayed, Hydro-tested

These universal expansion joints were designed by U.S. Bellows for a tank farm application in Saudi Arabia. 16 of the units were 24″ dia. x 48″ face-to-face and 8 of the units were 20″ dia. x 50″ face-to-face. The bellows were fabricated from 316 stainless steel with the rest of the components from carbon steel. They are designed for an operating pressure of 264 psig at 180°F with 2.75″ of lateral deflection. The units were 100% dye-penetrant tested, x-rayed and hydro-tested prior to shipment.

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Refurbishment on a 72 Year Old Hinged Expansion Joint

August 13, 2018

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Type: Single Hinged Expansion Joint
Size: 26-3/4″ length x 42-1/2″ diameter
Material: CS | 304 SS | Inconel 625 LCF | Kaowool
Design Operating Temperature: 1,100°F
Pressure: 100 PSIG
Movement: 3° of Angular Rotation
Testing: Hydrotest at 100 PSIG

U.S. Bellows, Inc. refurbished a 72 year old single hinged expansion joint for a refinery in Louisiana. The expansion joint is 42-1/2″ in diameter and 25-3/4″ in length. The bellows are fabricated from Inconel 625 LCF, the liners are 304H stainless steel, the body is carbon steel and the insulation is Kaowool. The unit is designed for an operating pressure of 100 psig at 1,100°F and 3° angular rotation. A hydro test at 100 psig was conducted prior to shipping the unit after one week.

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11 Foot Diameter Hinged Expansion Joints Designed for Vacuum Service in an Air-Cooled Condenser Unit in New York

July 30, 2018

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Type: Single Hinged Expansion Joints
Size: 64″ length x 127″ diameter
Material: Carbon Steel and 304 Stainless Steel
Design Operating Temperature Range: -10°F to 121°F
Pressure: 15 PSIG
Movement: 0.6° of Angular Rotation
Testing: 100% Dye Penetrant Test | Vaccum tested at 28.5″ of Mercury | 100% X-Rayed.

U.S. Bellows custom designed Single Hinged Expansion Joints for vacuum service in high-velocity steam and condensate duct for an air-cooled condenser unit in New York. The bellows are fabricated from a 304 stainless steel. The weld-ends and hardware are fabricated from carbon steel. The units are 127″ in diameter and 64″ overall length. They are designed for an operating pressure at full vacuum to 15 psi at -10 to 121°F and 0.6° of angular rotation. The units were vacuum tested at 28.5″ of mercury, 100% dye-penetrant examined, and the bellows longitudinal seams were 100% X-rayed.

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24 Foot Long Universal Expansion Joint Custom Designed for a Steam Turbine

July 16, 2018

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Type: Rectangular metallic Universal Expansion Joint
Size: 291.75″ long x 62″ wide x 76″ high
Design:  Operating Temperature Range: 850°F
Pressure: 1.5 PSIG
Movement: 1.5″ Axial Compression
Material:  A36 Carbon Steel and 304 Stainless Steel
Testing: 100% Dye Penetrant Test and Pneumatic Test

U.S. Bellows custom designed this universal rectangular expansion joint for a steam turbine facility in Alaska. The bellows and liner were fabricated from 304 stainless steel and the weld ends from A36 carbon steel. The unit is 62″ wide, 291.75″ in length, and 76″ in height. It is designed for an operating temperature up to 850°F at 1.5 psig and 1.5″ of axial compression. The expansion joint was 100% dye-penetrant tested and pneumatic tested prior to shipment.

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Fabric Expansion Joint for an Inlet Duct Application at a Gas Turbine Facility

June 25, 2018

Fabric Expansion Joint for an Inlet Volute Duct Application at a Gas Turbine Facility

 Type:  Fabric Expansion Joint
 Size:  143″ long x 61″ wide x 12″ face-to-face
 Material:  PTFE Fiberglass Reinforced Fabric Belt & 304 Stainless Steel
 Design:  -20°F to 600°F , +/- 100″ water column, 0.5″ Axial & 1″ Lateral
 Testing:  Dye-Penetrant

U.S. Bellows fabricated this rectangular fabric expansion joint for an inlet duct application at a gas turbine facility. The unit is 143″ long x 61″ wide x 12″ face-to-face. The fabric belt is made from PTFE fiberglass reinforced and the frame and liner from 304 stainless steel. It is designed for an operating temperature ranging from -20°F to 600°F with a pressure of +/- 100″ water column, with 0.5″ of axial compression and 1″ of lateral deflection. A dye-penetrant examination was performed on all the structural frame welds prior to shipment.

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Rectangular Rubber Expansion Joints for Centrifuge Suction and Discharge of Paraxylene Application at a Chemical Plant

May 21, 2018

Rectangular Rubber Expansion Joints for Centrifuge Suction and Discharge of Paraxylene Application at a Chemical Plant

Type: Rubber Expansion Joint
Size: 59.5″ x 20.25″ x 14″ FTF | 29.875″ x 22.75″ x 14″ FTF
Design: Viton Rubber | 304 Stainless Steel | Carbon Steel
Material: 250°F, 5 psig, & 0.25″ Axial & Lateral
Testing: Hydro-tested at 5 psig

These rectangular Viton rubber expansion joints were custom designed for a suction and centrifuge discharge of paraxylene application at a chemical plant in India. The units are 59.5″ x 20.25″ x 14″ face-to-face and 29.875″ x 22.75″ x 14″ face-to-face. The belt material is made from Viton rubber with 304 stainless steel liner and carbon steel retaining bars. They are designed for an operating temperature up to 250°F at 5 psig, with 0.25″ of axial compression and lateral deflection. The units were hydro-tested to 5 psig prior to shipment.

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Custom Designed Single Expansion Joints for a Pipeline in China

May 7, 2018

Custom Designed Single Expansion Joints for a Pipeline in China

Type: Single Flanged Expansion Joint
Size: 41 3/8″ Length | 56.3″-76.75″ Diameter
Material: Incoloy 800 | 304H Stainless Steel
Design 1231°F | 15 psig | 2.624″ Axial & 0.25″ Lateral
Testing: Radiographic | Dye-penetrant | Hydro-tested at 23 psig

U.S. Bellows custom designed these single expansion joints for a pipeline in China. All units are 41 3/8″ length and vary in diameter from 56.3″-76.75″. The bellows were fabricated from Incoloy 800 and the weld ends from 304H stainless steel. They are designed for an operating pressure of 15 psig at 1231°F with 2.624″ axial compression and 0.25″ lateral deflection. The bellows and weld ends were 100% radiographic tested, 100% dye-penetrant tested, and hydro-tested at 23 psig prior to shipment

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153″ Neoprene Expansion Joint for an Air Re-circulation/Ventilation Application at a Gas Turbine Facility in Hungary

April 9, 2018

153" Neoprene Expansion Joint for an Air Recirculation/Ventilation Application at a Gas Turbine Facility in Hungary

Type: Neoprene Expansion Joint
Size: 153″ x 55″ x 21″
Design: EPDM Reinforced Fabric Cloth | Carbon Steel
Material: 200°F, +/- 100″ WC, & 1″ Axial
Testing: Hydro-tested

This EPDM neoprene expansion joint was designed for an air recirculation/ventilation application at a gas turbine facility in Hungary by U.S. Bellows. The unit is 153″ in length x 55″ width x 21″ face-to-face. The fabric belt is made from EPDM reinforced fabric cloth and the framework from A572 Gr. 50 carbon steel. It is designed for an operating temperature up to 200°F with a +/- 100″ water column and 1″ of axial compression and lateral deflection. The expansion joint was hydro-tested prior to shipment.

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Custom In-line Pressure Balanced Expansion Joint for an Oil Refinery in India

March 19, 2018

Custom In-line Pressure Balanced Expansion Joint for an Oil Refinery in India

Type: In-line Pressure Balanced Expansion Joint
Size: 16″ Dia. & 59″ OAL
Design: 304 Stainless Steel | Carbon Steel
Material: 248°F at 86 psig & 2.5″ Axial
Testing: Hydro-tested & 100% Dye-Penetrant

U.S. Bellows custom designed this in-line pressure balanced expansion joint for an oil refinery in India. The unit is 16″ in diameter and 59″ overall length. The bellows were fabricated from 304 stainless steel and the remaining parts from carbon steel. It is designed for an operating temperature of 248°F at 86 psig with 2.5″ of axial compression. The expansion joint was 100% dye-penetrant tested and hydro-tested prior to shipment.

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Universal Expansion Joints Designed for a Fuel Tank Farm

March 5, 2018

Universal Expansion Joints Designed for Fuel Tank Farm in Saudi Arabia

Type: Universal Expansion Joint
Size: 8″ x 16″ FTF | 24″ OAL
Design: 316 Stainless Steel | Carbon Steel
Material: 185°F at 264 psig & 2.75″ Lateral
Testing: Hydro-tested at 395 psig & 100% Dye-Penetrant

These universal expansion joints were designed for fuel tank farm in Saudi Arabia. The units are 8″ x 16″ face-to-face and 24″ OAL. The bellows were fabricated from 316 stainless steel and the rest of the unit from carbon steel, with a custom 3-layer paint coat. They are designed for an operating temperature of 185°F at 264 psig and 2.75″ of lateral deflection. The expansion joints were 100% dye-penetrant tested and hydro-tested at 395 psig prior to shipments.

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Custom Designed Externally Pressurized Expansion Joints for a Flare Header Application at a Mississippi Refinery

February 19, 2018

Custom Designed Externally Pressurized Expansion Joints for a Flare Header Application in Mississippi

Type: Externally Pressurized Expansion Joint
Size: 133 11/16″ and 120.5″ Long | Both Have 42″ Pipe Dia.
Design: Inconel 625 | Carbon Steel
Material: 450°F at 108 psig & 31″ and 25″ Axial Compression
Testing: Hydro-tested at 167, PMI, 100% X-Ray, and Dye-Penetrant

U.S. Bellows custom designed these externally pressurized expansion joints for a flare header application at a refinery in Mississippi. One unit measures 133 11/16″ long and the other measures 120.5″ long and both have a 42″ pipe diameter. The bellows were fabricated from Inconel 625 with carbon steel pipe per A671-CC-60 CL.22, and 2-coat paint system. They are designed for an operating pressure of 108 psig at 450°F with the 31″ and 25″ of axial compression. All alloy material was PMI inspected. The units were hydro tested at 167 psig, 100% dye-penetrant tested, and the bellows and pipe weld seams were 100% X-ray tested prior to shipment.

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Custom Designed Rectangular Expansion Joints for a Chemical Plant in Texas

February 5, 2018

Custom Designed Rectangular Expansion Joints for a Chemical Plant in Texas

Type: Rectangular Expansion Joint
Size: 91″ x 130″ x 24″
Design: 304 Stainless Steel
Material: 482°F at 14.2 psig & 1″ Axial Compression
Testing: Soap & Air and 100% Dye-Penetrant

These rectangular expansion joints was custom designed by U.S. Bellows for a chemical plant in Texas. It has dimensions of 91″ x 130″ x 24″. It was completely fabricated from 304 stainless steel. The units are designed for an operating temperature of 482°F with an operating pressure of 14.2 psig and 1″ of axial compression. The expansion joints were soap & air tested and 100% dye penetrant tested prior to shipment.

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