Case story


Bulk carrier

The Netherlands


The Expansion Joint is to replace a broken Expansion Joint installed on the Main Engine Exhaust Manifold downstream inlet to Scrubber Unit onboard a bulk carrier.


Reducing the waiting time for the ship
Right now, this Expansion Joint is on its way to Rotterdam. A bulk carrier in urgent need for this replacement Expansion Joint, approached the harbor on the day of the inquiry and is now waiting for this Expansion Joint. The Expansion Joint is to replace a broken Expansion Joint installed on the Main Engine Exhaust Manifold downstream inlet to Scrubber Unit.

Belman received the urgent inquiry Friday and the experienced Belman team quickly quoted 3 options for the client, which made the decision very easy and fast for the client. Belman was able to proceed to manufacture with help from some dedicated production staff that worked during the weekend to help the client.

The client said in his urgent inquiry, that he knew this was a long shot, but he wanted to know if Belman at any chance was able to produce a replacement Expansion Joint for him to be delivered on-site in the Netherlands within a few days? The answer from Belman was clear, of course! This is what Belman does – goes above and beyond to help clients in urgent need – and furthermore we ensure on-time delivery as per exact agreement.


The Scrubber Expansion Joint
The Expansion Joint is a typical design for a scrubber system. The material sometimes varies depending on where in the system the Expansion Joint is placed and depending on the media composition and the surroundings as well as the client requests.


Belman fast track services
Belman is known for on-time delivery and short delivery time, but also known for our flexibility and ability to help clients in need. Belman have helped clients in urgent need many times before. This service you can read more about here: Fast track service


Gaskets, nuts and bolts
To ease the installation of the new unit, Belman together with the Expansion Joint supplied Gaskets, nuts and bolts. This eased the ordering procedure for the client – one stop shopping for Expansion Joint and accessories. As well eased installation, as the client was sure all item fit each other. Belman therefore aside extremely fast delivery also made the installation easy and also a durable solution.


The expansion joints for scrubber systems have the following design parameters:
Dimension: DN 1250 • Length: 400 mm • Design temperature: 450°C • Design pressure: 0,05 barG • AX: +50/-70 mm • LA: +/-5 mm • Bellows, pipe ends and middle pipe: 1.4404 (AISI 316L) • Design code: EJMA


  • Extremely short delivery time
  • Guaranteed on-time delivery
  • High quality
  • Reduced waiting time
  • Specialists finding the fastest and best solution for the client
  • Expertly assisted by manufacturer experienced with Scrubber Expansion Joints

TECHNICAL information

  • Technical information on Scrubber Expansion Joints is available in the
    Scrubber Expansion Joint Catalogue
  • References and case stories of designs made by Belman
    can be seen in the
    Scrubber Expansion Joint Catalogue


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In some situations, austenitic steels and 254 SMO is not resistant to the media in Scrubber system. In those cases, Alloy 59 is the solution.


To absorb multiplane movements in the Scrubber system onboard a cruise ship, Universal Scrubber Bellows in 254 SMO were supplied.


Expansion Joints for exhaust gas cleaning (Scrubbers) for a passenger ship. Expansion Joints for Scrubbers are often made from 254 SMO.