TEXTILE GASKETS REF: TEXPLUS-HT
Textile expansion joints are flexible fittings designed to absorb movements caused by thermal expansion occurring in hot piping systems or pipelines with gaseous media; they can also absorb misalignment. They are manufactured from a wide variety of non-metallic materials, including synthetic elastomers, fabrics, insulating materials and fluoroplastics, depending on designs.
The textile expansion joints, reference TEXPLUS-HT, are manufactured by Flexilatina of Colombia with a belt type design, with a box of refractory material, thus preventing the internal temperature of the fluid from directly reaching the external fabric of the expansion joint, preventing premature failures and leakage of gases to the outside. This design is indicated to install in pipes or ducts, they can be with flanged ends or beveled ends for welding.
Maximum temperature: 0 to 1200°C *** Maximum pressure: 5 psi ***.
*** Temperature and pressure are inversely proportional, the higher the working temperature the lower the operating pressure and vice versa.
- Always use guide pipe for gases with velocities greater than10m/s (30 ft/sec), in dust and particulate laden gas streams and for abrasion protection.
- – Axial. Compression or extension.
- – Lateral. Horizontal or vertical deflection.
- – Angular movement.
- – Torsion.
- – Custom designs for vibration; fans, mills and conveyors.
- – Air.
- – Combustion gases.
- – Abrasive gases.
A. External fabric layer:
Manufacturer: Korema-Germany. References: Korema 2274, Korema 3202, Korema 4202, Korema 6202.
Manufacturer: Saint Gobain-France. References: Flueflex 850, Flueflex 1000, Darlyn 1100, CT 1600.
B. Reinforcing plate: ASTM A 36, ASTM A 240 TP 304 and ASTM A 240 TP 316, among the most common.
C. Fasteners: Bolt, washer and nut in carbon steel or stainless steel.
D. Metal structure: ASTM A 36, ASTM A 240 TP 304 and ASTM A 240 TP 316 among the most common.
E. Thermal insulation: HT3101 glass fiber, HT4101 ceramic fiber, among the most commonly used for the manufacture of expansion joints.
- – Transmits very low reaction forces.
- – Isolates vibrations and resonance.
- – A single joint can absorb movements in several directions.
- – Noise reduction.
- – Easy installation.
Indicated in industries and processes such as:
- – Power generation.
- – Waste incineration.
- – Marine, onshore and offshore.
- – Bio-mass plants.
- – Cement plants.
- – Cogeneration plants.
- – Fossil fuel plants.
- – Nuclear power plants.
- – Pulp and paper plants.
- – Gas turbine plants.
- – Primary metals processing.
- – Chemical and petrochemical.
- – Pollution abatement systems.
- – Steam / heat / dust recovery.