These fabric expansion joints were custom designed for offshore oil extraction and natural gas project. They are 105″ dia. x 24″ O.A.L. 309 stainless steel was used for the duct, 310 for the liners, 316 for the covers, 321 for the studs, 309 for the flanges. The fabric belt was a three-layer belt with an inner layer of glass cloth, a layer of Kaowool, and an outside layer of reinforced PTFE. The expansion joints were designed for 1 psig at a temperature of 1100°F. They are designed for 4″ axial compression, a 1″ extension, and a 0.5″ lateral offset. All welds were 100% dye-penetrant examined prior to shipment.
October 20, 2012