RADCOFLEX Metal Expansion Joints – Fabricated to Absorb Movements in and Forces Exerted on Pipelines
Metal expansion joints to absorb movement within the pipelines.
RADCOFLEX offers a comprehensive
range of metal expansion joints to accommodate almost every pipework movement
including those resulting from temperature changes, ground subsidence, pipework
alignment, vibration and seismic movements.
A metal expansion joint consists
of metal bellows elements fitted with flanges or pipe weld ends for ease of
installation into a pipeline.
They can be fabricated to
accommodate axial, lateral or angular movements. Control devices, known as
hardware, such as tie rods, external gimbal rings, hinge plates and pins can be
attached to help control the direction and amount of movement experienced by
the expansion joint.
Metal expansion joints can be manufactured
in circular or rectangular shape form and used as an alternative to rubber and
fabric expansion joints, and can be fabricated from various alloys depending on
their intended application.
Metal expansion joints are particularly
effective in environments involving elevated pressures, temperatures, corrosive
media and atmospheres. They can be used with virtually any conveyant including
water, air, gas, oil, chemicals, and fuels.
RADCOFLEX metal expansion joints are
engineered and made in Australia, and manufactured to the standards set out by
the Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association Inc. (EJMA).
RADCOFLEX metal expansion joints can be custom
made to any specifications, but it is strongly recommended that customers seek
the advice of a qualified pipework engineer to aid in the selection of the
right expansion joint.