Elbow pressure balanced expansion joints
Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints or Corner Relief Expansion Joints are the types of Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints, which are used where pressure thrust forces on equipment or piping is unacceptable and the direction of the pipe system also changes. In order to understand the primary advantage of an Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints, it is important to understand how ordinary Expansion Joints inﬂuence the pipe system, in which it is installed.
When a pipe system with an ordinary Axial Expansion Joint installed is pressurised, the pressure reaction force as well as the force needed to move the pipe Expansion Joint is transmitted to the pipe system. The pressure thrust force can be considerable, generating high demands and stresses on the guides and fix points used for supporting/ﬁxing the pipe system.
By installing Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints, the pressure thrust force is balanced internally within the Expansion Joint and only the spring rate force, which is needed to move the Pipe Expansion Joint is transmitted to the pipe system.
This reduces the load acting on the guides/fix points, which further reduces the need for supporting structures. This enables the use of lighter guides that can deliver significant savings, especially where structural and foundation work is impractical. This feature makes Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints the preferred choice for pipe systems, where pressure thrust loads acting on ﬂanges and/or connected equipment such as turbines is avoided.
Design range and scope of supply within Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints
Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints are available in all sizes and materials.
Up to 150 barg or more if required
-165°C to +1000°C
Austenitic stainless steels, High alloys, Duplex, Titanium, Hastelloy,
Incoloy, Inconel, Alloy 59
EN 13445, EN 13480, EN 14917
ASME VIII, div.I, ASME B31.3
ASME B31.1, EJMA, AD 2000
and others on request
Radiographic examination (X-ray), Helium leak testing, Pressure test, Air test, Dye penetrant test, Magnetic particle examination and many more
ELBOW PRESSURE BALANCED
PRESSURE BALANCED CORNER EXPANSION JOINTS
Pressure Balanced Corner Expansion Joints with ring reinforcement for high pressure (145 barg, tested at 200 barg).
This Elbow Pressure Balanced Corner Expansion Joint is installed in the off-gas pipeline in a Northern European Chemical plant.
ELBOW PRESSURE BALANCED
This Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joint is made completely from Hastelloy as it is installed in a demanding environment at the chemical reactor.
Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints are used in pipelines with a change of direction. Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints are used with low pressure turbines, with condensers and also with pumps and other equipment, that may be susceptible to pressure loads.
HOW DOES THE
ELBOW PRESSURE BALANCED
This animation is showcasing how movements are absorbed by the Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints
What are the advantages of using Elbow Pressure Balanced Expansion Joints?
- Reduce / eliminate costs for ﬁx points
- Balance the system
- Reduce piping costs
- Reduce external loads on connected equipment.
QUALITY & TESTS
Belman is known for high quality products and therefore our quality control is a fundamental part of our business. All processes during production designed by the Belman quality engineers, is strictly follow and implement according our procedures and instructions and carefully inspected by Belman quality inspectors. All checks and inspections are done according to the strict prevailing Belman quality control procedures which is part of the Belman ISO 9001 quality management system approved by DNV.
ITP & Test
Inspection test Plan generated by the quality management system makes sure that each step of manufacturing has the appropriate inspection points such as Hold and Witness points.
Based on manufacturing code, project specification, application, media, and eventual ship classification rules Belman performs a large variety of quality tests including destructive, non-destructive testing and proof testing. All tests can be witnessed by the 3rd part based on the customer and classification requirements.
- Destructive test: such as life cycle test and burst test to validate the design, i.e., vessels and offshore platforms
- Non-destructive test such as Visual testing, dye penetrant test, Radiography examination, Magnetic testing, ultrasonic testing, hardness testing and PMI for all applications
- Proof tests: leak test with air, leak test with helium and former gas, hydrostatic pressure test for all application
ELBOW PRESSURE BALANCED EXPANSION JOINTS
WE HAVE ENGINEERED
EXPANSION JOINTS SINCE 1994
This enable us to find you the optimum solution to your piping system.