Stainless steel expansion joints are used extensively in a wide range of industrial application including power generation, process plants, chemical and petrochemical installations, engine exhaust systems, steam and thermal fluid distribution pipework, chimneys and flues and building services pipework.
Buckley Industrial supplies all types of restrained and unrestrained joints from simple single-bellows units to hinged, tied and pressure-balanced arrangements.
We can offer expansion joints in sizes from 40mm to 6000mm with various pressure ratings. The different components of the expansion joint are available in a range of materials including stainless steels and high-nickel alloys. They are available with flanges, welding ends and special fittings as required to exactly suit customer requirements.
Pertinent design codes are applied during the design process, the bellows are designed using the EJMA (Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association) standard or EN 13445 with the general requirements of associated piping and vessel codes such as ASME / API / BS 5500 taken into account as appropriate.
Enquiries and orders for our metallic expansion joints are dealt with on a project basis to ensure that optimum solutions for individual applications are achieved; most units we supply are designed and manufactured as bespoke items.
We are able to offer a service to replace existing units by designing and manufacturing suitable expansion joints which will replace existing parts without the need to modify the system to accommodate them. When units are required for plant breakdowns we can usually deliver replacements on a short lead time.
Our expansion joints are supported by documentation including 3,1 material certificates and pressure test certification.
All hose assemblies supplied by Buckley Industrial comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive (EC/97/23)