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How do you install an expansion joint?
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The necessary steps for installing all expansion joints shall be pre-planned. The installers shall be made aware of these steps as well as the installation instructions furnished by the manufacturer. The most critical phases of the expansion... Read More
Why are roller hangers used on pipes?
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Roller hangers are used for the suspension of pipe from a single rod where horizontal movement may occur because of expansion or contraction. Read More
How does a toroidal expansion joint work?
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A toroidal convolution consists of a circular tube (or totus) wrapped around weld ends or pipe ends having a gap at the I.D. to permit axial stroke. A toroidal expansion joint may consist of one convolution, or multiple convolutions. This joint is... Read More
Where do we use expansion joints in piping?
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Using expansion joints on piping depends upon the configuration of the piping where you will place the expansion joint to absorb thermal expansion or contraction. Read More
How many expansion joints should be used in a pipe?
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The number of expansion joints used on a pipe depends on the length of the pipe, the pressure, the temperature, and the size. Upon knowing these design conditions, we can inform you of the number of expansion joints the pipeline requires. Read More
How do you service test an expansion joint?
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Expansion joints are maintenance free. They can only be tested if the expansion joint is supplied with 2-ply testable bellows using vacuum or air pressure testing. Read More
 
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