Universal Expansion Joints

This expansion joint contains two bellows elements separated by a center pipe section or spool. This type of arrangement provides a design that can accommodate large amounts of lateral deflection. The amount of lateral deflection is dependent on the amount of angulation each element can absorb and the distance between the bellows. The Universal Expansion Joint can also accept axial and angular movements in addition to the lateral. This expansion joint does not have restraint hardware to resist pressure thrust, and must be treated similar to the Single Expansion Joint and properly anchored and supported. The Universal Expansion Joint design should also consider the thermal movement of the center pipe section.

Universal Expansion Bellows
Universal Expansion Bellows
Universal Expansion Bellows
Universal Expansion Bellows
Universal Expansion Bellows
Universal Expansion Bellows
Universal Expansion Bellows
Universal Expansion Bellows
Universal Expansion Bellows


Line Diagram

Universal Expansion Bellows Line Diagram