Wherever high-pressure systems are involved, it is incredibly important to properly inspect all equipment and components of an operation. Although we, at Flextech Industries, engineer heavy-duty expansion joints that are optimized to withstand the pressure and type of materials being transported, we also know that joints can still fail when not properly used or checked on regularly. For this reason, it is important to have a good expansion joint inspection checklist for any industry.
Before beginning to use a piping system that implements expansion joints, it is essential to check that each joint has been installed properly and is ready to handle pressurized materials. Although inspection standards will vary within different industries, there are a few rudimentary steps that should be taken before using any system that implements expansion joints. Some of the components that should be inspected on each expansion joint include:
Once the systems have been started and expansion joints have been in use, it is important to regularly check in on each joint. Items to look for during an expansion joint check-up include but are not limited to:
If you would like to learn more about how an expansion joint inspection checklist can benefit you, or if you are interested in any of our services or products, contact Flextech Industries at the location nearest you or fill out a contact form on our website.