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Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Textile Sheets, Polymer and Fiber Plant

February 4, 2019

Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Textile Sheets, Polymer and Fiber Plant

 Type:  Fabric Expansion Joint
 Size:  36″ L | 24-1/2″ W | 24-1/2″ L
 Material:  1-Ply ReinForced Silicone Fabric | Carbon Steel
 Design:  300°F @ 3 psig | 6″ Lateral Movement
 Testing:  100% Dye-Penetrant

U.S. Bellows designed fabric expansion joint for a textile sheets, polymer, and fiber plant in Virginia. The dimensions for the expansion joints are 36″ long, 24-1/2″ wide, and 24-1/2″ long. These fabric expansion joints are fabricated of carbon steel flanges with 1-ply reinforced silicone fabric. The expansion joints are designed for 300°F with an operating pressure of 3 psig, and movement of 6” lateral. A dye penetrant examination on the welds was performed prior to shipment.

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Fabric Expansion Joints for a Carbon Gas Application at an Oil and Gas Facility

July 31, 2017

Fabric Expansion Joints for a Carbon Gas application at an Oil and Gas Facility

 Type:  Fabric Expansion Joint
 Size:  20″ Diameter & 18″ Length
 Material:  1-Ply PTFE Fabric Belt/Carbon Steel Framework
 Design:  -20°F/+600°F with a +/- 20″ Water Column, and +/- 1″ of Axial Compression & Lateral Offset
 Testing:  100% Dye-Penetrant

U.S Bellows fabricated these fabric expansion joints for a carbon gas application at an oil and gas facility in Louisiana. These units are 20″ in diameter and 18″ in length. The 1-ply fabric belt is made from PTFE and the framework is carbon steel. They are designed for an operating temperature of -20°F/+600°F with a +/- 20″ water column, and +/- 1″ of axial compression and lateral offset. The welds of the units were dye penetrant tested prior to shipment.

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Neoprene and Fabric Expansion Joints for an Exhaust Duct Application in Hungary

July 3, 2017

Neoprene and Fabric Expansion Joints for a an Exhaust Duct Application in Hungary

 Type:  Neoprene & Fabric Expansion Joints
 Size:  59″ Dia./7″ face-to-face & 136″ x 54″ x 12″.
 Material:  Fabric Reinforced Neoprene/Carbon Steel & PTFE Fabric Belt/304 Stainless Steel
 Design:  -20°F-600°F with +/- 100″ water column, 1/2″ of Axial & Lateral
 Testing:  100% Dye-Penetrant

These neoprene and fabric expansion joints were designed by U.S. Bellows for an exhaust duct application at a gas turbine facility in Hungary. The rounds are 59″ in diameter and 7″ face-to-face, and the rectangular is 136″ x 54″ x 12″. The rounds are fabricated from A572 Gr50 carbon steel with fabric reinforced neoprene belts and the rectangular has a PTFE fabric belt with 304 stainless steel framework. They are designed for an operating temperature from -20°F-600°F with +/- 100″ water column and 1/2″ of axial compression and lateral deflection. A dye-penetrant examination was conducted on the unit prior to shipment.

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Universal Hinged Fabric Expansion Joints for a Chemical Plant in Delaware

February 29, 2016

Hinged Fabric Expansion Joints for a Chemical Plant in Delaware
U.S. Bellows designed these hinged universal fabric expansion joints for a chemical plant in Delaware. The expansion joints are 84″ in diameter and 60″ OAL. The fabric belt is made with PTFE while the rest of the components are from carbon steel. The expansion joints are designed for an operating temperature of 650°F at 1 psig and 1/2″ of angular movement. The units were 100% dye-penetrate examined was performed prior to shipment.

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Neoprene Expansion Joints Designed for a Generator Fan in a Gas Turbine Facility

February 1, 2016

Neoprene Expansion Joints Designed for a Generator Fan in a Gas Turbine Facility

U.S. Bellows designed these EPDM neoprene fabric expansion joints for a generator fan application at a gas turbine facility. The expansion joints are 54″ in diameter and 15″ OAL. Each unit was fabricated has an EPDM fabric belt, stainless steel band clamps, and carbon steel angle flanged ends. The expansion joints are designed for -20°F/+200°F at +/- 100″ water column. A 100% dye penetrant examination on all carbon steel welds was conducted on all units prior to shipment.

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Fabric Expansion Joint Custom Designed for an Exhaust Application in a Gas Turbine Facility

November 2, 2013

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This 153″ x 55″ x 21″ fabric expansion joint was custom designed for an exhaust application in a gas turbine facility overseas. It is fabricated from carbon steel with a painted frame and liner. The fabric belt is reinforced neoprene, and it’s designed for +/- 100″ water column with a temperature of -20°F to 600°F. A 100% dye-penetrant examination and paint thickness test was conducted on the assembly before being shipped.

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Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for an Exhaust Duct in a Gas Turbine Facility

September 16, 2013

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These fabric expansion joints were custom designed for an exhaust duct in a gas turbine facility in Europe. The 81″ x 18″ x 16″ face to face expansion joints have an integral stainless steel frame and liner with a reinforced red silicone fabric belt. The assemblies were manufactured for a 400°F operating temperature at +/-100 inches of water column pressure. The expansion joints were 100% dye-penetrant tested before being shipped to the customer.

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Neoprene Fabric Expansion Joints for a Ventilation Fan Intake Duct

May 21, 2012

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Neoprene fabric expansion joints were custom-designed for a ventilation fan intake duct in a power plant. They are 42″ in diameter and are 65″ in overall length. They were designed for 1/4″ axial movement, 1/8″ lateral deflection, and a 100″ water column at 200°F. The expansion joints are fabricated with a neoprene reinforced belt with stainless steel clamps, carbon steel spool pipe, and angle flange end. Each joint was 100% dye-penetrant examined prior to shipping.

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Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Lignite Coal Processing & Gasification Plant

April 23, 2012
Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Lignite Coal Processing & Gasification Plant
Fabric Expansion Joints Designed for a Lignite Coal Processing & Gasification Plant  

A total of thirty-six fabric expansion joints were custom-designed for a lignite coal processing and gasification plant in Mississippi. They are 12″ diameter, 14″ overall length and designed for 1/4″ axial movement and .8quot; lateral movement. The expansion joints are fabricated with carbon steel flange ends, stainless steel clamps, and a PTFE coated fabric belt. They are designed for hot air circulation flow at 600°F and a pressure of 30″ water column.

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U.S. Bellows, Inc. Designed and Fabricated 10′ Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joints for a Flue Gas Application in an Oil Refinery

April 27, 2010

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These fabric expansion joints are fabricated from a high temperature and corrosion resistant composite belt with A588A Corten steel duct, flanges, and covers. They are 10′ square and 24″ face to face. All welds were 100% dye-penetrant, and a soap and air test was performed prior to shipping. The expansion joints will be used for a flue gas application in an oil refinery in Texas.

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128″ x 229″ Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joints

July 11, 2007

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The fabric expansion joints shown above are fabricated with a three layer fabric belt. The three layers consist of an inner layer of silica cloth, a middle layer of mineral wool and an outer layer of PTFE/coated fiber glass. The frame includes an insulation blanket of mineral wool and stainless steel wire mesh. The frame and liner are fabricated from 3/8″ thick 304 stainless steel and each expansion joint’s frame and liner welds were dye-penetrant tested before shipping.

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Design:

  • Pressure: 1 PSIG
  • Temperature: 1010°F

Design Movements:

  • 2″ Axial Displacement
  • 3/4″ Lateral Displacement
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36″ x 10″ Face-to-Face Fabric Expansion Joints

April 18, 2007

36" x 10" Face to Face Fabric Expansion Joints
This 36″ diameter fabric expansion joint with a three layer fabric belt includes 150 lb. flat face flanges with carbon steel backing bars and liner. The fabric belt consists of silical fabric, fiberglass fabric and mineral wool insulation. The photos below show the process of stitching the fabric belt on the first layer.

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Inlet Details

  • Design Temp. = 203°F
  • Design Pressure = 3 PSIG
  • Flow Medium = Air
  • 1 1/2″ Lateral & ± 2 3/4″ Axial
Outlet Details

  • Design Temp. = 392°F
  • Design Pressure= 3 PSIG
  • Flow Medium = Air
  • 1 1/2″ Lateral & ± 2 3/4″ Axial
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Two Fabric Expansion Joints for an Oil Refinery in Saudi Arabia

March 1, 2006

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Expjt 81186bThese are 24″ diameter fabric expansion joints with an overall face to face dimension of 12″. Each expansion joint weighs 300 lb. Installed in the inlet and exhaust piping of a hot air blower, they can withstand temperatures of up to 850°F. These expansion joints were fabricated in three layers that consisted of aluminized fiberglass, ceramic fiber, and silica treated fabrics. The flanges were fabricated from carbon steel with special hex nuts welded to the inside of the bolt holes. The stud bolts are in place to assure correct alignment of the bolts to the flange bolt holes. Visual inspection and trial fitting of the stud bolts were performed to assure quality and performance.

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3 Fabric Expansion Joints for a Power Company in Texas

November 9, 2005

3 Fabric Expansion Joints for a Power Company in Texas
These fabric expansion joints are made of stainless steel liner, flanged ends, backing bars, and PTFE impregnated fiberglass. They weigh between 370 lbs – 380 lbs and measure 81.15″ long, 18.44″ wide, and 16″ high. They are used in high temperature air ducts to allow for expansion. Its thermal growth consists of +/- 1/8 X-Y-Z directions. It is capable of withstanding 400°F at +/- 0.8 PSIG at a maximum flow of 130,650 ACFM. Standard testing was performed for quality assurance.

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48 Multi-Layer High Temperature Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joints for a Gas Plant in Texas

July 15, 2005

48 Multi-Layer High Temperature Rectangular Fabric Expansion Joints for a Gas Plant in Baytown, Texas
The rectangular fabric expansion joints consisted of two carbon and stainless steel frames separated by a high-temperature Silica fabric. The frames measured 13” × 37” × 6”, 14½” × 20½” × 6” and 17¼” × 17¼” × 4” and weighed 90, 115, and 170 lb. Each expansion joint was designed for a 15” Water Column (W.C.) with a temperature of 750°F and allowed for movement ranging from ±½” to ±1” in both the axial and lateral directions.

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