Rubber Expansion Joint
Rubber expansion joints help with stress, thermal growth, movement, vibration, or pressure in a pipe system. Therefore, picking the right rubber expansion joint can be helpful. Rubber joints can be made from many different types of rubber material. Also, they are very flexible. In addition, they are suitable for sound, thermal energy, and shock.
Also, rubber joints can be called nonmetallic expansion joints. Additionally, elastomer joints are widely used to relieve movement stresses, reduce noise, isolate vibration, and compensate for misalignment. In addition, nonmetallic expansion joints can help with problems like shock, noise, corrosion, and abrasion.
Furthermore, rubber expansion joints are used more often on pumps than metal expansion joints. Dannenbaum LLC has different types of rubber joints.
Also, a rubber joint can have different components. Mainly is the body of the rubber joint, which is bellow. Secondly is the end connection. Then is the sleeve. Last are the limit rods.
Additionally, we supply different types of rubber expansion joints and other products. For instance, we supply check valves, PTFE pipe expansion joints, ducting expansion joints, braided flexible metal connectors, and pipe penetration seals.
Rubber Pipe Expansion Joints
An elastomer or rubber-manufactured pipe expansion joint is the most flexible connector for a pipe expansion joint application. Due to their flexible makeup, they can provide stress relief in a pipe system. This is due to thermal and mechanical vibration or movement. Moreover, they provide a leak-proof protective barrier. Also, they are used regularly in air conditioning, venting and cooling systems, petrochemical, and industrial applications.
Non Metallic Joints
A rubber joint and a fabric joint are nonmetallic joints. Also, they are made from a flexible connector fabricated of natural or synthetic elastomers, fluoroplastics, and fabrics. Furthermore, if necessary, metallic reinforcements absorb movements in a piping system while containing pressure and a medium running through it.
Nonmetallic joints are great for lateral movements. They produce thrust forces when pressurized. Nonmetallic expansion joints significantly reduce undesirable transmission in piping systems.
In addition, the elastomeric composition of the joint acts as a dampener. Therefore, it absorbs the most significant percentage of perceptible noise and vibration. However, rubber joints, in most cases, are easy to install. In addition, we supply most types of nonmetallic joints. For example, we supply check valves, PTFE, ducting, rubber spool-type, etc…
Increased Burst Strength
The significant advantage of rubber expansion joints, which many companies choose, is increased burst strength. Unlike regular joints made with touch, immovable material, rubber joints can adjust slightly to different situations. This means they are much more likely to withstand higher pressure situations, reducing the chance of bursting in the event of temperature changes or an increased inflow.
You can install rubber expansion joints rather than deal with loose flanges, gaskets, or packing. Because their composition and rubber make them more universal in their sizing, these joints are straightforward to install and easy to remove if required.
Absorb Noise, Vibration, and Shock
This is essential for small-scale projects close to the public and large-scale operations where noise can become a safety issue. In addition, because rubber expansion joints are made to absorb vibration and adapt to changing environments, these joints can also reduce noise. The result is a joint that can make pipes and pipelines quieter and more stable by simply changing the joints.
Reduced Deformation in Pressure
High-pressure piping can be subject to intense deformation when left with solid joints made from metal. The reasoning is simple: since metal cannot move or expand to accommodate significant changes in pressure, it will simply crack, break, or bend when presented with significant changes. Rubber expansion joints, by contrast, can adapt to pressure, leading to reduced instances of warping or deformation.
A Great Choice for Most Situations
While some joints are better suited for different situations, especially regarding suction or discharge, rubber expansion joints are equally effective. So no matter how things are moving, these joints can help.
More and more companies use rubber expansion joints for their pipefitting projects every day. Not only do high-quality versions of these joints offer better, more versatile fits for pipes of all shapes and sizes, but they also are easy to maintain and can adapt to numerous situations. If you need joint fittings that won’t fall apart in volatile environments, you may benefit from rubber expansion joints by Dannenbaum LLC.
Dannenbaum LLC has a wide range of high-quality construction parts for projects big and small. Our selection of products perfectly combines the latest technology and affordable pricing, from industrial strainers and electric cables to rubber expansion joints. No matter your project, Dannenbaum LLC is here to help.
Maintaining Rubber Expansion Joints
Although the size, specification, and installation of the compensator are correct and do not require maintenance, regular inspections are strongly recommended. Inspection can find leakage, corrosion, bubbles, and cracks in the rubber expansion joint. There is no guarantee that wear and tear will damage, but early detection of potential problems will significantly reduce the overall cost of the equipment at risk. If installed and maintained correctly, the expansion joint is expected to last 7 to 10 years, but the specifications will vary depending on the application.
However, this requires strict adherence to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Joints are an effective solution for controlling movement, vibration, and periodic movement related to temperature changes. Available in various sizes, styles, materials, and specifications, our rubber expansion joints can meet the most demanding application requirements.