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20″ Tied Universal Expansion Joint

February 11, 2019

20" Diameter Tied Universal Expansion Joint

20" Diameter Tied Universal Expansion Joint

Expansion Joint Crated for Export

This tied universal expansion joint is fabricated from carbon steel pipe, tie rods and covers, and 304 stainless steel bellows and liners. The overall length of the expansion joint is 72″. The application of this expansion joint is to provide for large lateral movement in a propane dehydrogeneration plant. The expansion joint welds were 100% dye-penetrant examined and hydro-tested prior to shipment

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Tied Universal Expansion Joint for a Sulphur Line at a Chemical Plant in Canada

May 16, 2016

Tied Universal Expansion Joint for a Sulphur Line at a Chemical Plant in Canada

U.S. Bellows custom designed this tied universal expansion joint with floating flanges for a sulphur line application at a chemical facility in British Columbia, Canada. The expansion joint is 48″ in diameter and 72-1/2″ in length. The bellows is fabricated from 304 wetted stainless steel and the flanges and hardware from carbon steel. It is designed for an operating pressure of 10 pisg at 600°F with 1.8″ of axial compression. The unit was 100% dye- penetrant and pressure tested prior to shipment.

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Custon Designed Tied Universal Expansion Joints

November 16, 2015

Custon Designed Tied Universal Expansion Joints
These tied universal expansion joints were custom designed by U.S. Bellows for a pipeline in Connecticut. All components of the expansion joints were fabricated from 316 stainless steel. The job was comprised of units that were 12″ or 16″ in diameter and 60″ in OAL. They are designed for an operating pressure of 10-125 psig at 450°F and a lateral movement of +/- 1″. All of the expansion joints were 100% dye-penetrant tested and hydro-tested at 150 and 175 psig prior to shipment.

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8″ Dia. Tied Universal Expansion Joint Designed for a Pipeline in Colorado

May 15, 2015

8" Dia. Tied Universal Expansion Joint Designed for a Pipeline in Colorado
U.S. Bellows designed 8″ diameter tied universal expansion joints for a pipeline in Colorado. The bellows are fabricated from 321 stainless steel and the flanges, pipe, and tie rods are carbon steel. They are designed for a lateral movement of 5″ at 400°F and 200 psig. The lateral force to deflect the units 5″ is 116 lb. The expansion joints are rated for a 7,000 cycle life and were 100% dye-penetrant tested and hydro-tested prior to shipment.

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Tied Universal Expansion Joints Designed for a Vapor Line Used for Rail Car Loading

January 19, 2014

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U.S. Bellows, Inc. custom designed and fabricated tied universal expansion joints for a vapor line used for rail car loading at the Houston ship channel. The expansion joints are 12″ dia. x 40″ O.A.L. The bellows are fabricated from 304 stainless steel and the flanges and limit rods are carbon steel. They are designed for 100°F at 1 psig and capable of 5″ axial movement. Each unit was 100% dye penetrant tested and soap and air tested prior to shipment.

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Tied Universal Expansion Joint with Control Rods for an Oil Recovery Project

August 20, 2012

Tied Universal EJ with Control Rods for an Oil Recovery Project
This tied universal expansion joint with control rods was designed for an oil recovery plant in Canada. It is 48″ in diameter and 68″ in overall length. This expansion joint was designed for 1″ compression, 4″ lateral and 15 psig at 150°F. The pipe was fabricated from A-36 carbon steel material and the bellows were fabricated from 316L stainless steel. A dye penetrant exam, air and soap test, along with a vacuum test was conducted prior to shipping.

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Tied Universal Expansion Joint for Service in an Acid Regeneration Plant

May 7, 2012

Universal Tied Expansion Joint, 48" Dia. and 141" OAL, for Service in an Acid Regeneration Plant

tied universal expansion joint was custom designed for service in an acid regeneration plant in Louisiana. It is 48″ in diameter, 141″ in overall length and designed for 1″ axial movement, 2-1/2″ lateral movement and .33° angular rotation. The expansion joint is fabricated with 310 stainless steel bellows, and 301 SS liner, duct, flanges, transition duct and covers. It was designed for 10 psig at 1150°F, and was dye penetrant examined, hydro-tested at 15 psig, and the bellows and pipe longitudinal weld seams were 100% x-rayed.

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48″ Tied Universal Expansion Joint with Two-ply Bellows

March 7, 2011

48" Tied Universal Expansion Joint with Two-ply Bellows for an Oil Refinery in Louisiana

This tied universal expansion joint will be installed in an oil refinery in Louisiana. The assembly is 48″ in diameter and 150″ long. The bellows are fabricated from two plies of Inconel 625 LCF with stainless steel mesh between the plies and the weld ends and all hardware are A 516 GR 70 carbon steel. The design temperature is 500°F at 38 PSIG with 5″ lateral movement. The bellows were 100% x-rayed and hydro-tested to 76 PSIG. A pneumatic test between the plies at 15 PSIG was performed prior to shipping.

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66″ Diameter Tied Universal Expansion Joint for Pipe Carrying Sulfur Dioxide of Temperatures up to 1022°F

November 22, 2010

66" Diameter Tied Universal Expansion Joint for Pipe Carrying Sulfur Dioxide of Temperatures up to 1022ºF

This tied universal expansion joint is designed to carry hot gas up to temperatures of 1022°F and pressure up to 5 PSIG. It has a 66″ inside diameter and is 126″ in overall length. The design movements are 3″ lateral and 4.5″ axial compression. The bellows material is Inconel® 825 with 316 L SS flow liners, carbon steel weld ends and limit rods. The bellows and pipe longitudinal weld seams were 100% water clear x-rayed and dye-penetrant tested prior to a 5 PSIG air test. All exterier surface of carbon steel pipes are high heat aluminum painted

 

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36″ Tied Universal Expansion Joint

March 19, 2008

36" Tied Universal Expansion Joint for a Petrochemical Plant

U.S. Bellows Inc. designed and fabricated a 36″ tied universal expansion joint for a petrochemical plant in Kuwait. The expansion joint measures 36″ in diameter x 318″ from center of elbow to face of flange. It is fabricated from 316H stainless steel with Iconel® 800 bellows. The design pressure of the expansion joint is 65 PSIG, and the design temperature is 1076°F. It is designed for axial compression within the tie rods and lateral movement of 3.02″. Hydro-testing was performed at 98 PSIG to assure the integrity of the tie rods and also to assure quality. The pictures show the expansion joint leaving the shop on its way to the customer. The stainless steel flange faces are protected with 3/4″ plywood during delivery.
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Tied Universal Expansion Joints for an Engineering and Construction Company

August 16, 2006

Universal Expansion Joints for an Engineering and Construction Company

Universal Expansion Joints for an Engineering and Construction Company

These pictures display one of many tied universal expansion joints in a large order of expansion joints designed by U.S. Bellows, Inc. for a local engineering and construction company. These expansion joints weigh 1,600 lb. each and are 10″ in diameter. They are designed for 611 PSIG and temperatures up to 180°F. These expansion joints are fabricated from 321 carbon steel pipe, tie rods and 300 lb. RF weld neck flanges. The bellows longitudinal seams were 100% x-rayed and the complete assembly was hydro-tested to 917 PSIG to ensure a quality product and performance. The units were shipped with the mating flanges bolted to the end of the assembly.

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3,212 lb. Tied Universal Joint for an Oil Piping System Application

May 14, 2004

3,212 lb. Tied Universal Joint for an Oil Piping System Application in Nevada

U.S. Bellows, Inc. custom designed and manufactured a 5″ nominal diameter and 60″ long universal expansion joint for an oil piping system application in Nevada. This expansion joint consists of high strength Inconel® 625LCF bellows and A105 flanges. The expansion joint is designed for 1400 PSIG and 120°F per B 31.3 and the latest revision of EJMA standards. It is also designed to allow 4 1/2″ of lateral movement during operation. A 100% dye-penetrant and hydro-test at 2100 PSIG were preformed prior to shipment to ensure quality.

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