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24 Foot Long Universal Expansion Joint Custom Designed for a Steam Turbine

July 16, 2018


Type: Rectangular metallic Universal Expansion Joint
Size: 291.75″ long x 62″ wide x 76″ high
Design:  Operating Temperature Range: 850°F
Pressure: 1.5 PSIG
Movement: 1.5″ Axial Compression
Material:  A36 Carbon Steel and 304 Stainless Steel
Testing: 100% Dye Penetrant Test and Pneumatic Test

U.S. Bellows custom designed this universal rectangular expansion joint for a steam turbine facility in Alaska. The bellows and liner were fabricated from 304 stainless steel and the weld ends from A36 carbon steel. The unit is 62″ wide, 291.75″ in length, and 76″ in height. It is designed for an operating temperature up to 850°F at 1.5 psig and 1.5″ of axial compression. The expansion joint was 100% dye-penetrant tested and pneumatic tested prior to shipment.