How to Choose the Right Expansion Joint

Category: Expansion Joints

There are many different types of expansion joints available, and the type that will be needed for any system will depend on a wide variety of factors. If you are engineering any kind of piping or ventilation system, it is important to know how to choose the right expansion joint that will work for your specific situation. At Flextech Industries, we strive to help our clients come up with customized solutions to ensure the stability of their systems, and we can help you to find the best possible expansion joint solution.

Choosing the Right Expansion Joint

There various options within each type of expansion joint for various pressure loads, types of materials, and sizes of systems. Before you can break down the specific details about the system you need, it is important to establish the general type of expansion joint that should be used. Some of the criteria that can be used to figure out which expansion joints to choose to suit your needs include:

Purpose of the Joint

Not all expansion joints are designed to handle the same types of pressure or flexing. Some expansion joints are designed to move with system vibrations or shifts in piping and ventilation, while others are meant to deal with fluctuations in system pressure. It is important to know what you need an expansion joint for before deciding on the type to use.

Types of Materials Being Transferred

One of the most important things to consider when picking an expansion joint is the type of materials that will be travelling through it. Not all expansion joints are appropriate for either gasses or liquids, and certain types of gases and liquids have specific requirements for the materials that can be used to contain them.

Pressure and Temperature

Some types of expansion joints are better equipped to deal with high pressures and temperatures. Many types of joints will malfunction or the seals will break when dealing with the temperatures and pressures that are common in systems such as incinerators or pumps.

If you need any further help in choosing the right type of expansion joint for your engineering systems, or if you would like to discuss any of our products and services, feel free to reach out to the team at Flextech Industries and we would be happy to help you find what you are looking for.