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Expansion Joints

Solve Piping System Issues with Engineered Designs

When implementing and maintaining pipe systems, it’s critical to utilize premium pipe expansion joints to protect and add efficiency to your system. Flexible pipe joins, pipe connectors, expansion bellows and more all help deal with pipe system issues including stress from thermal expansion and contraction, pressure spikes, pump cavitation, misalignment, and more while also saving space versus loops or bends.

Beacon Gasket and Seals offers a host of elastomeric, PTFE, and metal pipe expansion joints and flexible connectors. To select the proper type of expansion joint, however, the following must be considered. Remember, you can contact our sales team at any time to tap into their experience in navigating the part selection process.

Required Spec Information

  • Pipe Size
  • Pumped Medium
  • Temperature Range
  • Pressure/Vacuum Range
  • Movements Needed
  • Flange Bolt Hole Drilling
  • Need For Retaining Rings
  • Need For Control Units
  • Need for Special Construction
  • Installed Face-To-Face Dimensions
  • Degree of Pipe Misalignmen

Environmental Exposure Factors

  • Weathering
  • Sunlight
  • Liquids
  • Gasses
  • Vapors
  • Oil
  • Open Flame
  • Chemicals
  • Miscellaneous

Spool Type Expansion Joints

Single Arch Type

Single Arch Type

Multiple Arch Type

Multiple Arch Type

Concentric Reducer Type

Concentric Reducer Type

Eccentric Reducer Type

Eccentric Reducer Type

Offset Type

Offset Type

Sleeve Type

Sleeve Type

Expansion Joint Examples

Below are examples of other more specialized types of pipe expansion joints and details for each. You can always find data sheets, downloads, and more information about our entire product offerings in our Resources section.

PTFE Expansion Joints

PTFE Expansion Joints

  • Controlled wall thickness
  • Extra long flex life at high temperatures
  • PTFE has a wide service range
  • Temperatures served range from -100°F to 450°F
  • Resistant to water, steam, most chemicals & gasses
  • Restriction bolts preset to prevent over-extension

Metal Pump Connectors

  • Flexible metal core
  • Outer wire braid for strength
  • Flat face flanges standard, either fixed or rotating
  • Optional ends such as raised face or male nipples
  • Optional Teflon® lining

Flue Duct Expansion Joints

Typical applications served by these joints include fans, scrubbers, precipitators, filter baghouses, stack connections, and breeching duct systems.

Metal Bellows Expansion Joints

Metal Bellows Expansion Joints

These pipe expansion joints are ideal at serving applications including diesel engine exhaust, turbine piping, main feed pump suction, condensation pump suction, and saturated and superheated steam.