Lateral Expansion Joints

Lateral expansion joints are manufactured by using Stainless Steel as an expansion joint material to form flexible expansion bellows.

Lateral expansion joints are also called as Tied lateral expansion joints. These expansion joints are pipe expansion joints that hold mainly lateral actions - laterally along a segment of pipe. They are implemented with two or more tie rods or swivel tensions that restrict axial movements of the bellows.

Lateral compensation is likewise associated with a redirection of flow by 90° within single-plane or multi-plane piping systems. Usually, lateral flexible expansion joints are installed in existing right-angle redirections in the system. The movement of a lateral expansion joint always consists of the desired lateral movement and a slight unavoidable axial movement that comes from the expansion joint itself. Lateral expansion joints that are flexible joints that are movable in all planes simultaneously absorb expansion from two pipe sections in different directions.

The lateral expansion joint absorbs transverse and lateral movements. It consists of one or two metal bellows with an intermediate pipe and connectors on both sides and a hinged anchoring of these connectors for lateral movement in a single plane or for lateral movement in all planes. Normally, the anchoring consists of round anchors on spherical bearings. The measurement of the lateral movement develops with the twisting angle of both metal bellows and with the diameter of the middle pipe.

Pliant Bellows designs high-quality metal bellows and manufactures tied lateral expansion joints according to client requirement.


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