Belman Expansion Joints are work out solutions for movements mainly caused by thermal flucturations in pipe systems, vibrations, help to reduce pressure thrust forces in pressurized systems and equipment as well as reduce energy consumption by operation of pipe systems.
Fabric Expansion Joints are extremely flexible and can be made from a variety of special woven fabrics coated or laminated with selected elastomers or fluoropolymers. Fabric Expansion Joints are used to insulate, to avoid mechanical loads and to protect against abrasion. They offer advantages for the pipe work designer as they can absorb movements simultaneously in several directions. Further, they have almost no reactive forces and require little space. Fabric Expansion Joints are easy to customise to suit existing operating conditions and are easy to transport and install. In comparison to Metallic Expansion Joints, Fabric Expansion Joints offers almost unlimited flexibility, giving the pipe work designer more options.
Fabric Expansion Joints are installed in systems operating with low pressure and dry media.