Expansion Joints for a Steel Plant Gas Cleaning & Recovery Facility in Russia
Iron and steel industry in the Russian Federation ranks among the world's largest. Continuous growth in the region means Russian producers are keen to upgrade their equipment and invest in new plants so they can meet future demand.
On this occasion we have supplied a large number of Single Untied and Universal Untied Expansion Joints for a Steel Plant Gas Cleaning & Recovery facility in Russia with the following main features:
- Sizes: from DN900 to DN1800
- Fluid: BOF Gas
- Bellows Material: SS316Ti
Single Unrestrained: These expansion joints are made of one single bellows element with end connections. Regardless of accessories, such as liners and covers, this model absorbs all of the movements in any one length of piping, but it is mainly used to absorb axial movements.
Universal Unrestrained: Also known as the universal un-tied expansion joint this model is made up of two bellows joined by a central pipe. Although it can be used to absorb any combination of the three basic movements it is mainly used to absorb large lateral movements.
The amount of lateral deflection that can be accepted is a function of the degree of angulation each bellows can absorb and the distance between the bellows or length of the central pipe.
Untied Expansion Joints do not restrain pressure thrust so adequate anchors and guides must be provided and they can be used only in a piping system that incorporate correctly designed anchors and pipe alignment guides.