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Fabric Expansion Joints Custom Designed for an Exhaust Duct at a Gas Turbine in Saudi, Arabia

June 29, 2020

Usbellows fabric expansion joint 155931

Type: Fabric Expansion Joint
Size: 70″ W x 126″ L x 17.5″ Face-to-Face
Material: PTFE Fabric Belt | Stainless Steel Framework
Design Operating Temp: -20°F to 600°F | Operating Pressure +/- 100″ Water Column
Movement +/- 1″ Axial Compression & Lateral Offset Combined
Testing: Dye Penetrant Examined | Anchor Install Test& Q.C. Inspection

U.S Bellows custom-designed a rectangular fabric expansion joint with rounded corners for an exhaust duct application at a gas turbine in Saudi, Arabia. The unit is 70″ W x 126″ L x 17.5″ face-to-face; the fabric belt is PTFE and the framework is stainless steel. The expansion joint is designed for an operating temperature range from -20°F to 600°F, an operating pressure of +/- 100″ water column, and a movement of +/- 1″ axial compression and lateral offset combined. A 100% dye-penetrate exam and anchor install test were performed before shipment.

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Fabric Expansion Joint Designed for a High-Temperature Duct Application

March 17, 2020

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Type: Fabric Expansion Joints
Size: 67″ Long x 67″ Wide x 14″ Tall
Material: 3-Layer Fabric Belt with Kaowool Insulation
304 Stainless Steel Angle Flanges
Design Operating Temp: 2012°F at +/- 100″ Water Column
1″ of Lateral Deflection
Testing: 100% Dye Penetrant Testing & Q.C. Inspection

U.S. Bellows custom designed this fabric expansion joint for a high-temperature duct application in Nebraska. The dimensions for the expansion joint are 67” long, 67” wide, and 14” tall. It has a 3 layer fabric belt with kaowool insulation pillow, 304 stainless steel angle flanges, and 6” internal module of kaowool insulation. The unit is designed for an operating temperature up to 2012°F at +/- 100” water column and 1” of lateral deflection. The expansion joint was 100% dye-penetrant 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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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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Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint for a Heat Recovery System at a Cement Plant

March 13, 2017

Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint for a Heat Recovery System at a Cement Plant

 Type:  Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint
 Size:  197″ in length, 118″ in width, and 18″ face-to-face
 Material:  PTFE Fabric Belt and Carbon Steel Frame
 Design:  -20°-400°F at +/- 60″ Water Column and 1″ of Axial Compression and Lateral Offset
 Testing:  100% Dye-Penetrant

U.S. Bellows designed fabricated this rectangular fabric expansion joint for a heat recovery system at a cement plant in Indiana. The unit was fabricated with high temperature PTFE fabric belt and carbon steel frame. The dimensions are 197″ in length, 118″ in width, and 18″ face-to-face. The expansion joint is designed for an operating temperature of -20°-400°F at +/- 60″ water column and 1″ of axial compression and lateral offset. A 100% dye-penetrant exam was performed on all welds prior to shipment.

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Custom Designed Fabric Expansion Joint for a Gas and Water Vapor Application

December 5, 2016

Custom Designed Fabric Expansion Joint for a Gas and Water Vapor Application

 Type:  Fabric Expansion Joint
 Size:  83″ diameter / 20″ face-to-face
 Material:  PTFE Fabric Belt / 304 Stainless Steel
 Design:  500°-1500°F at +/-2″ water column & 1 1/2″-6 1/2″ axial compression
 Testing:  100% Dye-Penetrant

U.S. Bellows custom engineered this fabric expansion joint for a gas and water vapor application at a rotating dryer facility. It is fabricated from a 3-layer PTFE belt with a 304 stainless steel frame and 2205 duplex framing. The unit is 83″ in diameter and 20″ face-to-face. The expansion joint is designed for an operating temperature ranging from 500°-1500°F at a +/- 2″ water column pressure and 1 1/2″-6 1/2″ of axial compression. A 100% dye-penetrant examination was conducted on the unit prior to shipment.

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Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint for a Ventilation Air Filter System at a Gas Turbine Facility

October 17, 2016

Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint for a Ventilation Air Filter System at a Gas Turbine Facility

 Type:  Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint
 Size:  153″ long x 55″ wide x 21″ face-to-face
 Material:  PTFE fiber glass reinforced / A572 Gr.50 high strength steel frame & liner
 Design:  -20°F to +200°F at +/- 100″ water column
 Testing:  100% Dye-Penetrant

U.S. Bellows designed this rectangular fabric expansion joint for a ventilation air filter system at a gas turbine facility. The dimensions for the expansion joint are 153″ long x 55″ wide x 21″ face-to-face. The fabric belt is made from PTFE fiber glass reinforced, while the frame and liner are fabricated from A572 Gr.50 high strength steel. The expansion joint is designed for -20°F to +200°F at +/- 100″ water column. A dye penetrant examination on the welds was preformed prior to shipment.

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Fabric Expansion Joint Designed for a Natural Gas Application in a Gas Turbine

October 3, 2016

Fabric Expansion Joint Designed for a Natural Gas Application in a Gas Turbine

Type: Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint
Size: 136″ x 45″ x 12″
Material: PTFE Fiberglass Reinforced Fabric Belt / 304 Stainless Steel
Design -20°F to 650°F at a +/- 100″ water column
Testing: 100% Dye-Penetrant

 

U.S. Bellows fabricated this rectangular fabric expansion joint for a natural gas application at a gas turbine facility. The fabric belt is made from PTFE fiberglass reinforced and the frame and liner from 304 stainless steel. The unit is 136″ long x 45″ wide x 12″ face-to-face. It is designed for an operating temperature ranging from -20°F to 650°F with a pressure of +/- 100″ water column. A dye penetrant examination was performed on all welds prior to shipment.

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153″ Fabric Expansion Joint for a Gas Turbine Facility

August 17, 2015

153" Fabric Expansion Joint for a Gas Turbine Facility
U.S. Bellows designed this fabric expansion joint for a gas turbine application. The dimensions for the expansion joint are 153” x 55” x 21”. The fabric belt is made from reinforced neoprene, while the frame and liner are fabricated from A572 Gr.50 carbon steel. The expansion joint is designed for -20°F/+200°F at +/- 100″ water column. A 100% dye-penetrant examination on the welds was preformed prior to shipment.

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44″ Dia. Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Chemical Plant

April 4, 2015

44" Dia. Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Chemical Plant
These fabric expansion joints were fabricated from stainless steel pipe and flanges with a three layer fabric belt protected by an insulation pillow. Each joint is 44″ ID x 40″ face-to-face and designed for 3 PSIG at 845°F. The expansion joints are designed for a lateral movement of 1/2″ and an angular rotation of 1.5°. Stainless steel covers were included to protect the fabric expansion element from possible outside damage.

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20′ Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint Custom Designed for a Plant in Louisiana

June 29, 2013

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U.S. Bellows designed a 20″ x 13″ rectangular fabric expansion joint for a plant in Louisiana. This unit was custom designed to improve the current design by eliminating the need for insulation. The fabric belt consists of five layers and the frame is fabricated from 321 stainless steel. The expansion joint is designed for 1-7/8″ lateral movement at 1350°F and ± 10 psig and was 100% dye-penetrant tested prior to shipment.

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Fabric Expansion Joints Custom Designed for an Offshore Oil Extraction and Natural Gas Project

October 20, 2012

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These fabric expansion joints were custom designed for offshore oil extraction and natural gas project. They are 105″ dia. x 24″ O.A.L. 309 stainless steel was used for the duct, 310 for the liners, 316 for the covers, 321 for the studs, 309 for the flanges. The fabric belt was a three-layer belt with an inner layer of glass cloth, a layer of Kaowool, and an outside layer of reinforced PTFE. The expansion joints were designed for 1 psig at a temperature of 1100°F. They are designed for 4″ axial compression, a 1″ extension, and a 0.5″ lateral offset. All welds were 100% dye-penetrant examined prior to shipment.

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81″ Long Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint for an Offshore Oil Extraction and Natural Gas Project

February 21, 2012

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A total of three rectangular fabric expansion joints and six round fabric expansion joints were custom designed for an offshore oil extraction and natural gas project. The rectangular joints are 56″ x 81″ I.D. x 25″ O.A.L. and the round joints are 105″ dia. x 24″ O.A.L. 309 stainless steel was used for the duct, 310 for the liners, 316 for the covers, 321 for the studs, 309 for the flanges. The fabric belt was a three layer belt with an inner layer of glass cloth, a layer of Kaowool and an outside layer of reinforced PTFE. The expansion joints were designed for 1 psig at a temperature of 1100°F. The rectangular joints were designed for 2″ axial compression, a 1″ extension, and a 1″ lateral offset. The round joints were designed for 4″ axial compression, a 1″ extension, and a 0.5″ lateral offset. All welds were 100% dye-penetrant examined prior to shipment.

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Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joint For High Air Circulation Flow

January 9, 2012

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This rectangular fabric expansion joint is designed for high air circulation flow for an air cooling loop duct in a power plant. It measures 81″ L x 18″ W x 16″ face-to-face, and is fabricated with stainless steel angle, frame ends and internal liner. The fabric belt material is reinforced silicone fabric cloth, which can withstand temperatures up to 550°F. This expansion joint is rated for axial movement of +/- 1″ with a 1/2″ lateral offset. A 100% dye-penetrant test on all welds was conducted prior to a quality assurance inspection prior to shipment.

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High Temperature Fabric Expansion Joint Designed for an Exhaust Duct

November 28, 2011

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This rectangular fabric expansion joint will be used in an exhaust duct in a power plant. It measures 136″ L x 54″ W x 12″ face-to-face and is fabricated with stainless steel angle, frame ends, and internal liner. The fabric belt material is PTFE coated glass cloth, which is low friction and high in tear/crease resistance and tensile strength. This expansion joint is rated for an axial movement of 1-1/2″ with a lateral offset of 1/2″ and maximum temperatures up to 600°F. A quality inspection was administered, including a 100% dye-penetrant test prior to shipment.

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42″ Diameter Neoprene Fabric Expansion Joint for a Generator Cooling Fan in a Power Plant

September 12, 2011

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This neoprene fabric expansion joint is 42″ I.D. by 7-3/4″ face-to-face and is designed for a generator cooling fan in a power plant. The angle frame ends are fabricated from carbon steel, and the neoprene fabric belt is fastened to the angle flanges by two stainless steel clamps. The expansion joint absorbs vibration between the air supply duct and the cooling fan. A 100% dye-penetrant exam was performed on the welds of the angle iron flanges prior to shipping to the customer ahead of schedule.

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78″ Fabric Expansion Joint and Duct Work Assembly with a 90° Elbow for a Sulphuric Acid Plant

April 11, 2011

78" Fabric Expansion Joint and Duct Work Assembly with 90° Elbow for a Sulphuric Acid Plant

U.S. Bellows designed and fabricated a 78″ fabric expansion joint and duct work assembly with a 90° elbow for a sulphuric acid plant in Louisiana. A stress analysis was performed to determine thermal movements and spring supports, loads and travel.

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The ducts are fabricated from carbon steel and are 30″ long. The expansion joint is designed for 750°F at 5 PSIG with 2.5″ lateral deflection (cold preset) and 2″ axial compression. Cradle supports and a “big ton” spring support were also fabricated for this project.

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Air Duct Fabric Expansion Joint for a Power Plant

December 1, 2009

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This air duct fabric expansion joint has a unique design that allows for lateral movement of 2″ in any direction. It will be used in an air duct system as a transition piece between the air blower and the air duct. This expansion joint is fabricated with Alpha 827 fabric cloth and A36 carbon steel flanges and has a design temperature of 300&def;F at .1 PSIG. The top flange measures 68-5/8″ L x 57-5/8″ W, and the bottom flange measures 53-5/8″ L x 64-5/8″ W.

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