January 22, 2021

Product design for extreme environments. MACOGA awarded a contract for +1315 °C [2400 °F] Extreme Temperature Expansion Joints for a Nylon 6.6 Plant in the Far East

Product design for extreme environments.  MACOGA awarded a contract for +1315 °C [2400 °F] Extreme Temperature Expansion Joints for a Nylon 6.6 Plant in the Far East
Product design for extreme environments.  MACOGA awarded a contract for +1315 °C [2400 °F] Extreme Temperature Expansion Joints for a Nylon 6.6 Plant in the Far East
Product design for extreme environments.  MACOGA awarded a contract for +1315 °C [2400 °F] Extreme Temperature Expansion Joints for a Nylon 6.6 Plant in the Far East

We are specialized in the design and manufacture of engineered Expansion Joints for high tech industries. Our Expansion Joints are used in harsh environments where extreme temperatures, highly corrosive conditions and severe movements are experienced.

Overcoming thermal challenges

This time we have been awarded an order for the engineering, design, manufacturing, testing and shipping of several Expansion Joints for temperatures of +1315 ºC [2400 ºF].

The client located in the Far East is a world leader manufacturer of adiponitrile.  Adiponitrile is a chemical used chiefly in the manufacture of Hexamethylene Diamine, which is used widely to prepare Nylon.

As a versatile thermoplastic, nylon 6,6 can be melted and shaped to serve many applications, from heat-resistant auto parts to consumer electronics and kitchen appliances. But nylon 6,6 pellets can also be melted and extruded as continuous fibers. Due to their high strength and flexibility, these fibers can be used for everything from pantyhose to tough automotive air bags and durable sportswear. 

Main mechanical design and constructive parameters of these Expansion Joints are: 

Design Codes

  • ASME B31.3 Ed. 2018
  • ASME VIII Div.1 Ed. 2019
  • EJMA 10th Edition Ed. 2015

 Universal Untied Refractory Lined MFD DN-2600 (102")

  • Overall connecting length: 1500 mm (59,06”)
  • Bellows in Alloy 625 Gr.1 SB443 N06625 Gr1 LCF
  • Refractory lining 340 mm (13.39”) thickness
  • Special customized anchors, bi-material
  • Internal fabrics in high-grade designed to work at more than 1430 degrees Celsius (2606 F)
  • Medium Temperature: +1315 °C [2400 °F]
  • Design conditions: -0,3 psig (0,02 barg) at 2400 °F (1316 °C)
  • Pneumatic test pressure: 4,35 psig (0,30 barg)

Universal Untied Refractory Lined MFD DN-3048 (120")

  • Overall connecting length: 1524 mm (60,03”)
  • Bellows in Alloy 625 Gr.1 SB443 N06625 Gr1 LCF
  • Refractory lining 150 mm (5.91)
  • Special customized anchors in high nickel alloy grade
  • Internal fabrics in high-grade designed to work at more than 1230 degrees Celsius (2246 F)
  • Medium Temperature: +982 °C [1800 °F]
  • Design conditions: -0,37 psig (0,02 barg) at 1800 °F (982 °C)
  • Pneumatic test pressure: 4,35 psig (0,30 barg)

MACOGA has significant experience in designing and developing Expansion Joints for the most extreme environments where design, robustness and reliability are the key factor.