Applicability of Expansion Joints in Chemical Plants
High Pressure Expansion Joints
These High-Pressure Expansion Joints were designed, manufactured and tested for a Chemical Plant in the United States and installed in the air separation unit.
- Installed In: a Chemical Plant
- Location: United States
The design of these Belman manufactured High Pressure Expansion Joints ensured the client received a technically and commercially sound Expansion Joint solution. The High Pressure Expansion Joints were manufactured as Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints with a ring reinforcement. A key factor in the design of this project was that the spring rates had to be kept at an extremely low level, which would normally entail the use of thin-walled bellows.
However, the design pressure called for bellows with a higher wall thickness. Thin-walled bellows as required by the spring rate limits would be unable to withstand the design pressure. This being the case, Belman proposed High Pressure Expansion Joints with ring reinforcement. The advantage of ring reinforcement is that it gives additional stability to the High Pressure Expansion Joints.
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With this solution of special High Pressure Expansion Joints the client benefits from two design principles; Pressure Balanced Expansion Joint design and Ring Reinforcement. Pressure Balanced design principles ensure a solution which does not transfer the internal pressure thrust onto the fix points or the surrounding equipment or structures. Further, the complexity and size of fix points are reduced while at the same time less space is required for structures that carry fix points. The second major benefit comes from the ring reinforced design supporting multi-layer bellows with ring reinforcement. This delivers the optimal combination of both pressure integrity and service life in high pressure installations or in designs such as this when thin-walled bellows are requested due to low spring rate requirements.
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