FABRIC EXPANSION JOINTS
Fabric expansion joints are manufactured from several layers of specially selected fabric and insulation materials. These fabrics are usually laminated with special elastomers or fluoropolymers to enhance their resistance against chemicals and various environments. Insulation layer provides excellent resistance against very high temperatures.
These joints are ideal for low pressures and large diameters. They are extremely flexible and they have very low reaction forces to the piping system. They are highly customizable and this gives many options to the piping designers.
Other advantages they offer are: good noise and vibration elimination properties, working temperatures up to 850ºC, very high flexibility at short spaces.
Fabric expansion joints are typically used in power plants, gas turbines, cement industries, chemical industries, steel and iron plants, process plants.
Inner sleeves can also be utilised to prevent abrasion of the layers and/or keep the insulation layer in place.